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Joe Marsh Sunderland Theatre Organ Preservation Society president.

Joe Marsh Sunderland Theatre Organ Preservation Society president.

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Sunderland Volunteer Life Brigade is hosting an art exhibition entitled Seasons, which is the work of Brigade member and local amateur artist Larry Hetherington. This is his second exhibition and will open on Saturday, August 27, and run until Monday, August 29, from noon to 4pm at the Brigade Watch House, Pier View, Roker. Admission is free.

Olympics Literacy, a free community workshop, will be held in Fulwell Library on Wednesday, August 24, from noon. Go along and design your own event, practice your reporter skills and take part in the spelling relay. Spaces are limited. To book ring 0191 561 5260 or call in.

Jack Rutherford, who double graded recently.

Jack Rutherford, who double graded recently.

Tracey Johnson, winner of ‘Britain’s Brightest Meeting’ now runs two Weight Watchers meetings at Roker United Reformed Church in Sidecliffe Road. Meetings are held at 6.30pm on both Tuesday and Wednesday. For more details, contact Tracey on 07716313146.

Nissan 30 Year On is the title of an exhibition at Monkwearmouth Station Museum. Photographer James Sebright and writer/audio artist Rachel Cochrane explore how Nissan has impacted on the lives of people in the region, to create a present-day snapshot of the effect of 30 years of Nissan in the North East.

Redby Community Centre has vacancies on some mornings and evenings. Anyone wishing to start a group, ring 5484515 or call in and ask for Norma.

Fulwell Methodist Church will hold its coffee morning on Saturday from 10am to 11am.

Seaburn (Men’s) Probus Club meets in Roker Methodist Church, at the junction of Lonsdale Road and Roker Park Road, tomorrow at 10am. New members would be very welcome.

Sunderland North Business Centre runs free play sessions for children aged eight to 10 at the Seaburn Centre on Fridays from 4pm to 5.30pm. Sessions are also held for young people aged 11 to 19 at the Seaburn Centre on Wednesdays from 7pm to 9pm. Other sessions for 11 to 19-year-olds are held at Monkwearmouth Academy on Mondays and Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm.

A Fulwell ward surgery will be held in Fulwell Library, Dene Lane, on Saturday from 10.30am to 11.30am. Ward Councillor Howe or Councillor Francis will be in attendance.

Join the friendly tea dance at the Seaburn Centre on Thursday from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. The session includes modern and sequence dancing with Jean and Johnny.

During the Summer months Sunderland Volunteer Life Brigade Watch House Museum will be open every Sunday from noon to 4pm. Admission is free. For further information see www.sunderlandvlb.com