GREEN space safety expert Jon Allbutt will give a workshop on health and safety in the environment at East Durham College’s Houghall campus, near Durham, on Thursday, February 13, at 11am. Mr Allbutt will give two 30-minute talks, followed by a question-and-answer session. Entry is free. To book a place, call Julie Carmichael on 0191-375-4716.

COCKRILL TALK: A talk about the life and career of Hartlepool-born artist Maurice Cockrill, who died last month, will be given at the DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery, Aykley Heads, Durham, on Saturday (January 18) 2pm. The speaker is artist and writer Arturo di Stefano. The talk marks the opening of a retrospective of Cockrill’s work, which runs until Sunday, March 30. For more information, call 03000-266-590.

ALEX HORNE: Comedian Alex Horne will take his tour Lies to the Gala Theatre, Durham, on Saturday (January 18). The show starts at 8pm. Tickets are £12 each. To contact the box office, call 03000-266-600 or go online to

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