Hendon - Down Your Way

Left to right, Pauline, Robert, Brian, Chris and Isobel with young Isobel at the front in Donnison School garden.
Left to right, Pauline, Robert, Brian, Chris and Isobel with young Isobel at the front in Donnison School garden.
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The Heritage Open Days weekend was a great success for Donnison School, Church Walk in the East End. People enjoyed being shown round the Grade II listed building and garden.

Year of drawing is an exhibition featured from September 26 to December 13 in Sunderland Museum. It has been created in partnership with Sunderland University.

Katy and her nan enjoying a picnic they brought along with them.

Katy and her nan enjoying a picnic they brought along with them.

The next Lovell Lecture will be held on Monday, September 28, from 1pm to 3pm in Donnison School, Church Walk. Speaker Stuart Miller will talk Worms, Dragons and Assorted Virgins. The Lambton Worm and many other dragon stories are encountered in this quest to explain the origin of these lovable creatures. Entrance is £2.50, members £2.00, which includes refreshments.

Sunderland Pianoforte Society will meet in the Sunderland Pottery Room at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Burdon Road, tonight for a recital at 7.15pm. Riyad Nicolas, Syria’s leading young pianist (International Piano Magazine 2012) will include Bach: Prelude & Fugue, Beethoven: Sonata Op 110, Chopin: Etude Op.25No.11, Paganini-Liszt: Etude No.6, Scarlatti: Sonatas K.466 & K.455, Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit.

A new toddler group has started on Tuesdays at Sunderland Minster from 9.30am to 11.30am. Refreshments are available. All are welcome

Picture the Poet – high quality photographs of living poets are on loan from the National Portrait Gallery at Sunderland Museum until November 29.

Enjoy afternoon tea for you and your friends (six or over) in Donnison School, ring 0191 565 4835 to book.

New badminton players are welcome at the Raich Carter Centre on Wednesdays from 8pm to 9.30pm. For more details contact Carol on 5220909 or Susan on 5288031.

A friendly bridge club, which meets on Mondays and Wednesday from 1pm to 4.30pm in the lounge of Beaumont Lodge, Toward Road, is looking for more members. For further information, ring: 5971941.

Hendon Karate Club meets in Cheers public house on Wednesdays and Fridays from 6pm to 7pm. For further details, ring 07932724720.

Hendon Community Association, Seafarers Way, Moor Terrace, runs a drop-in luncheon club on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8.30am to 3.30pm. Bingo is held onMondays from 6.30 pm to 9.30pm (over 18s). For further information, ring 0191 5655648.

Sunderland Antiquarian Society Archives at the Sunderland Antiquarian and Heritage Centre, 6 Douro Terrace, are open for research tomorrow from 10am to noon and Saturday from 10am to noon.