BLACKHILL Art Group will hold its annual art exhibition and sale of paintings at Blackhill Community Centre, Derwent Street, Blackhill, Consett, from May 3 to 5, from 11am to 4pm each day. There will be a display of children’s art, a tombola, raffle, book stall and refreshments. Entry is free.

SHOPPERS’ SERVICE: St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Coxhoe, will hold a Shoppers’ Service on Saturday (May 3) from 10am to 10.30am. The speaker is Judith Winn, from Peterlee.

CRICKET SESSIONS: Durham City Cricket Club will hold an introduction to cricket sessions for boys and girls of all ages and abilities starting on Sunday, May 11. For more information, call club secretary Mark Davis on 07736-945-469.

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ANNUAL MEETING: Alington House Community Association will hold its annual general meeting in its Ritson Hall, North Bailey, Durham, on Wednesday, May 14, at 7pm. The guest speaker will be Anne Marron, of Durham University. All are welcome to attend.

ADULT SESSIONS: Beginners’ cricket courses for adults are held at Durham City Cricket Club, Green Lane, Durham, every Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm. The cost is £1 per person per session. For further details, call Bryan Stone on 07985-287-968.

DURHAM GIN: Newly established distillery Durham Gin, based in Langley Moor, near Durham, will hold a pop-up shop in the former Goldsmiths shop, in the Prince Bishops shopping centre, Durham, over the Bank Holiday weekend, each afternoon from 12.30pm to 5pm. There will be free samples and various products for sale.

HITS & HAIRDOS: Students from New College Durham will present Hits & Hairdos, featuring music from the 1970s, at the Gala Theatre, Durham, on Tuesday (April 29) at 7pm. Tickets, priced £5, can be booked by calling the box office on 03000-266-600 or online at

FLOWER CLUB: Durham Flower Club will meet at the community hall, Sherburn Village, on Thursday (May 1) at 2pm. Irene Parker will give a demonstration titled Spring in my Step. Visitors are welcome, entry costs £4. Annual membership costs £25. For more information, call 0191-383-0577.