ON STAGE: An open mic night is taking place at Butterknowle Village Hall on Sunday, April 27. Admission is free and a bar and refreshments are available. Cal 01388-710855 for further details.

MAY FESTIVAL: The Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, based at St Osmund's Church, Gainford, is holding a May Festival on Friday, May 9. Starting at 7.30pm, it will feature mass and an outdoor procession. The celebrant will be Fr Ian Grieves and the preacher will be Fr John Kenrick, parish priest at St Dominic's, Newcastle. Refreshments will be served in the parish house.

FUN AFTERNOON: Barrington Lodge Care Home, Bishop Auckland, is to host an afternoon of bingo, a raffle and refreshments on Tuesday, April 29. The fun starts at 1.30pm, admission is £2 and all are welcome.

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