DURHAM Cathedral organist James Lancelot will give a recital of Mendelssohn organ sonatas at Durham University’s Hatfield College chapel on Friday, February 7, at 1.10pm. Entry is free.

DIABETES MEETING: Diabetes UK’s Durham Voluntary Group will meet in the Diabetes centre at the University Hospital of North Durham, Durham City, on Tuesday, February 11, at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Rebecca Warden, business and performance support manager for acute and long term conditions for the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. There will be refreshments afterwards.

TOP SCORE: The Bishops’ Mill, a Wetherspoons pub on Walkergate, Durham City, has gained the top five-star rating for hygiene from Durham County Council inspectors. Manager Guy Stoker said he was delighted and hygiene standards were of paramount importance.

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CROSSGATE TALKS: The next meeting of Crossgate Community Partnership takes place at North Road Methodist Church, North Road, Durham, on Monday (February 3) at 7.45pm. The meeting will include a discussion on proposals to redevelop the County Hospital.

RAMBLING CLUB: Durham Rambling Club will do two circular walks around Wooler, Northumberland, on Sunday, February 9, of nine and 12 miles. Travel by coach with pick-ups around Durham costs £12 per person. New members are always welcome. For more information, call 07706-871-812 or 0191-373-3429.

ALPINE ALAN: Alan Pearson will give a talk on Alpines at the next meeting of Houghall Horticultural Society to be held in the conference hall of East Durham College’s Houghall campus, near Durham, on Tuesday, February 11, at 7.30pm. For more information, visit houghallhorticulturalsociety.org.uk

DANCE NIGHT: A social dance will be held at Durham Indoor Bowling Club, Pity Me, Durham, on Saturday, February 8, from 8pm to 11pm. Entry costs £2.50 at the door. All are welcome. For further details, call 0191-386-6921.