DEREK Wall, international co-ordinator of the Green Party of England and Wales, will talk about austerity and global warming in room 140 of Durham University’s Elvet Riverside building, on New Elvet, Durham City, tomorrow (Saturday, February 16) from 4pm to 6pm. Mr Wall will take questions. All are welcome.

FAMILY FUN: Durham Cathedral will host a number of family events during the half-term school holiday. Visitors can make Candlemas lanterns on Monday and Tuesday (February 18-19) between 10am and 1pm. The cost is £1 per child. On Tuesday afternoon, children can build bird boxes to be used on the Cathedral-owned woodlands and riverbanks. The free session runs from 1pm to 3.30pm. To book, email: On Friday, free explorer backpacks, suitable for children aged four to 11, will be available all day to help children explore the Cathedral.

BIBLE FEAST: Durham University and The Big Bible Project are aiming to bring together Christians of all churches to study the Bible during Lent. This year’s study focuses on The Lion’s World, a book by former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams exploring CS Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. For more information, visit

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CHARITY GOLF: Durham City-based children’s charity Heel and Toe will hold its annual fundraising golf day at Slaley Hall, in rural Northumberland, on Friday, May 17. Entry of £40 includes a round of golf, refreshments on arrival and a two-course evening meal. Teams should include four people. For more information, email: