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Come along to the Ryhope Community Forum in the community centre on Wednesday, February 24, at 11am. This is your opportunity to meet representatives from local area response services, community police, local councillors and Gentoo, and raise any issues or concerns you may have within the local area. All are welcome.

The next Compton Organ Concert in Ryhope Community Centre will be this Sunday with Christian Cartwright at the console. Christian had an interest in electronic organs from a very early age. He was stimulated by a visit to the famous Blackpool Tower to hear the mighty Wurlitzer organ there. This in turn encouraged his enthusiasm for theatre organs. He developed a strong and individual playing style, and is a popular console performer up and down the country. He has also played in the USA too. Not only is he an accomplished player but has a keen interest in the intricate side of organ restoration. Together with his brother, he is presently restoring and renovating a “Christie” cinema organ. An exciting programme of music is in store which will satisfy all tastes. Doors open at 2pm with a prompt start at 2.30pm

St Benedicts Hospice has recently opened a great quality used furniture store in Ryhope Street South where you can grab bargains for the entire home. There are a wide range of furnishings available along with bric-a-brac and other homewares. Donations of good quality items and are welcome and collection can be arranged if necessary. For more information, telephone 0191 523 8565.

Silksworth IM Church Christian Endeavour group is presenting a DVD of the musical, Pharaoh to Freedom, which was performed in 1988 by the churches and Sunday Schools, on Monday, February 22, at 7.15pm. Everyone is invited to attend, particularly members who were involved in the production of this beautiful musical (original cast members, singers etc.), which for some will be a very nostalgic occasion. Further details , ring Liz Clark 0191 5210 849.

A knitting group is held on the second Saturday of every month in North Street Methodist Church, Silksworth, from 10am. If you enjoy knitting, crochet and friendship you are warmly invited to come along and make hats, scarves etc for children’s charities. The next meeting will be on March 12.