Sunderland Antiquarian Society’s next meeting is at the Tom Cowie Business Suite at Thornhill School, please note the change of venue, there is ample parking available. Tuesday 20th September. Doors open at 7pm, talk begins at 7.30pm. Speaker – Flt Lt Dave Walmsley RAFVR (T). ‘RAF Usworth Squadron. NE Battle of Britain and Sunderland Air days’. Non-members are most welcome.
Ryhope Ladies that Lunch enjoyed an afternoon tea and talk at the Donnison School last week.
Toddler Group on Tuesday mornings at Sunderland Minster 9.30am -11.30am. Refreshments are available for parents and children. All are welcome.
Sunderland Pianoforte Society, which meets in the Sunderland Pottery Room at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Burdon Road, meets on Tuesday, 20th September, for their 444th Recital at 7.15pm. Jinah Shim began learning the piano at the age of five. At 14 she was the youngest finalist in the Glasgow International Piano Competition. She went on to study with Professor Malcolm Wilson at the Birmingham Conservatoire. In 2011, she won ‘Chandos Young Musician of the year’ and in 2015 Jinah won 1st prize at Christopher Duke Piano Competition. She is currently an artist for Making Music’s AYCA scheme. Notable past performances include Grieg’s Piano Concerto in Birmingham’s Symphony Hall. She has also given solo recitals around the UK including London’s Wigmore Hall anf Steinway Hall. Programme: Schubert: Sonata in A Major D664, Impromptus Op. 90 Nos. 2,3,4. Chopin: Fantasia in F minor Op. 49. Liszt: Ballade No. 2 in B minor. Debussy: L’isle Joyeuse. Full subscription (6 Recitals) £60, Individual Recitals £12.50 Accompanied children (16 & under) Free, F/T Students and those in receipt of unemployment benefit £6.
Friends of Sunderland Museum (FOSUMS) meet on Saturday, 17th September in Sunderland Museum, Burdon Road at 2.00pm. Speaker is Mike Ennis, on ’History of lighthouses, lifeboats and Trinity House. Visitors are welcome charge £2.
There are a few seats still available for The Donnison School trip to the 40s event at Pickering on Saturday, October 15th, cost £13 per head. For more details tel: 0191 565 4835.
Eden Cafe has re-opened inside Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, open Mon – Sat 10am–4.30pm and Sun 2pm – 4pm. Friends of Sunderland Museum will receive 10% discount on the production of their membership card.
Hendon Karate Class at Cheers public house on tomorrow at 6pm -7pm for beginners and on Friday, 16th September. For further details tel: 07932724720.
Book an enjoyable afternoon tea for you and your friends (six or over) for a celebration in the Donnison School, which is a grade II listed building. Cost is £7 per person and includes coffee or tea with scones, sandwiches and cakes also an illustrated talk. Tel 0191 565 4835 to book.
Snakes Alive! The fascinating world of snakes is an exhibition at Sunderland Museum. Please note that admission charges apply for this exhibition (children £2.50 adults £3.50).
Sunderland Antiquarian Society Archives at the Sunderland Antiquarian and Heritage Centre, 6 Douro Terrace is open for research on Wed 14th Sept from 9.30am-noon and Sat 17th Sept 2016 at 9.30am-noon.
Foyle Street Writers meet weekly at Sunderland City Library on Wednesday, 14th September, 10am-noon. They share ideas and support fellow creative writers. New members welcome.
Drop in sessions are held at the YMCA Centre at 2-3 Toward Road each Tuesday 2pm -4pm. They offer advice on the types of accommodation at the YMCA for 16-35-year-olds. Or you can ring 0191 5676160 for advice.
Hendon Community Association meet in their new premises in Seafarers Way, Moor Terrace, Hendon, SR1 2JH. Drop In luncheon club on Tuesday & Thursday, open from 8.30am to 3.30pm. Also bingo on Monday evenings 6.30pm to 9.30pm (over 18s).
For further information tel: 0191 5655648.
Sunderland Maritime Heritage Centre, 2 Church Street East, Sunderland SR1 2BB. Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am-4pm. Admission free, why not give them a visit. Hear about their future plans while having a free cup of tea or coffee, who knows you may end up being one of their volunteer workers. They thank you for your donations of artefacts which will enable them to authenticate their shipyard experiences for school visits. Has anyone got a pewter model of an SD14 (these were given to all Pickersgill workers) that you would like to loan or donate. Don’t forget to look in your attics and have a good clear out. 0191 5102540 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org