A FREE dawn chorus walk is taking place at the Tees Heritage Park off Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough this Sunday, May 5. The walk meets at the Preston Hall main entrance at 5am and has been organised to celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day. Booking is essential, contact amie.henry@groundwork.org.uk or call Groundwork North East on 07587 778449.

JAZZ: An internationally acclaimed pianist from America is playing at a North East town this weekend as part of a month-long arts festival. Pianist Jeff Barnhart will be joined by accomplished musician John Hallam in a classic jazz concert at the Dolphin Centre in Darlington on May 4. The show starts at 12.30pm until 3.30pm and tickets cost £8.50 at the door.