Washington - Down Your Way

Shanice Davison, with her grandparents Bill and Sheila, receiving a cheque from the President of the Rotary Club of Washington Keith Peacock.
Shanice Davison, with her grandparents Bill and Sheila, receiving a cheque from the President of the Rotary Club of Washington Keith Peacock.
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A partners and communities together (PACT)meeting for residents of the Barmston and Teal Farm areas will be held on Thursday at 6pm at Miss Tina’s Coffee Shop, Barmston Village Centre .

Arts Centre Washington is screening a film called The Room, which is the extraordinary story of a young man raised within the confines of a small shed. Tickets are £3 tomorrow at 1.30pm.

Members of the Rotary Club of Washington with Sharon Hodgson MP in London.

Members of the Rotary Club of Washington with Sharon Hodgson MP in London.

On Thursday at the Arts Centre, Washington Theatre Alibi presents Fish Eye, a dark comedy about nosiness gone wild. When someone steals Pam’s sideboard she becomes a one woman MI6 ramping up her spying from curtain twitching to hidden cameras in hand knitted novelties. What she finds is as she suspected her neighbours are a mix of thieves , perverts and terrorists. Suitable for ages 14-plus with tickets costing £8.50.

Saturday, a must for any music fan – Blackmores Blood, a tribute to one of the all time great guitar players, Ritchie Blackmore. This is an authentic portrayal of the genius , flamboyance and flair from the rock years of Deep Purple and Rainbow .

New Year’s Eve at the Arts Centre there will be a monster ceilidh bash .Tickets £17.50 include a buffet. Tickets are limited so booking is essential.

Shanice Davison, award-winning Washington Tumbler and 2020 Olympic hopeful, was the guest at The Rotary Club of Washington meeting recently. The club is one of her sponsors and she was invited back to give an update on her progress and achievements, since her last visit in 2014, when she was 14 years old. Shanice trains at Deerness, now Durham City Gym, and is part of the National Squad. After an interesting up date on all her achievements, Rotary President Keith Peacock presented her with a cheque to help with her expenses.

Washington and Sunderland West MP Sharon Hodgson, who is an Honorary member of The Rotary Club of Washington, met club Rotarians and their guests when they arrived on a prearranged visit to The Houses of Parliament. The group was given a grand tour, and members were delighted to be spectators to proceedings in the House. At midday they enjoyed lunch and mingling with other MPs. London shows were chosen to take full advantage of the three-day excursion.

Rickleton Karate Club classes will be starting in the Gethsemane Revival Centre (Rickleton Chapel), Vigo Lane, from December 6 and then every Tuesday from 5.15pm to 6.15pm. The first lesson will be free. For more information, contact Sharon on 07413630303 or just pop along.