Twelfth Night was performed in Barnes Park by Theatre Space NE. The classic comedy was much enjoyed by the spectators as they followed the scenes around the park. The performance was held on four nights from August 13 to 16.
Michael Miller scooped the Best In Show at Sunderland Budgerigars Society’s Annual Show. It was the North East National Budgerigar Soceity’s golden anniversary and the show was held at Grindon Youth Centr. It was a tremendous success with an almost 5% increase on the number of birds entered. About 580 birds were benched, giving a very colourful display for fanciers and other members of the public who attended. Competition for the prizes on offer was very keen, but inthe end all the major champion awards went to a very successful national father and son partnership. Richard and Michael Miller, from Wigton and Carlisle, who enjoyed something of a field day at this show for the second consecutive year. Happily, they did not take all the prizes on offer, the remainder being distributed among most of the 40 plus exhibitors who gave this show such good support. It is hoped that images of the show will be on view at the society’s next meeting on Wednesday, September 2, at 7.30pm in Deptford and Millfield Community Centre, Havelock Towers, 288 Hylton Road. All interested fanciers are welcome to attend.
An illustrated presentation by Linda King, of Victorian Customs In Old Sunderland, will be held in Ashbrooke Sports Pavilion tomorrow at 10.30am for Sunderland Mens Probus Club. This will be the start of the club’s autumn session. Refreshments will be available from 10am. New members are welcome.
Pallion Gospel Hall, Pallion Road, will hold a family service on the last Sunday of the month at 4pm, followed by tea.
Sunderland Ladies’ Probus Club will meet in St John’s Church, Ashbrooke, on Thursday, when Geoff Hughes will talk on Cragside-Upstairs Downstairs. Coffee will be s erved at 10am and the meetin g begins at 10.30am.
Arthritis Care Group Sunderland will meet on Wednesday, September 2, in The Education Centre, Sunderland Royal Hospital from 6pm-8pm. Specialist rheumatology nurse Louise West will be the speaker. Cecilia Coulson, Community Champions Project co-ordinator, will also give a talk at this meeting. For more information, ring Doreen on 0191 5201557.
Open Arms Coffee Mornings are a new monthly venture at St Nicholas Church, aimed to be a support network of care givers. An opportunity to enjoy an informal chat as well as spending time with people who share, understand and appreciate the difficulties of living with the pressure of life as a care giver. Take time out to relax and share the highs and lows, practical knowledge and advice. Join the Care Givers Coffee Mornings for just £1 to be held in The Aidan Room at Haver Hall, St Nicholas Church on the first Wednesday of the month from 10.30am-noon, starting on September 2.
On Friday from 2pm-3pm create an animal mask at Kayll Road Library. Entry is free.
Praise 4 is a new service of worship at the new time of 4pm. Praise 4 will be held on the last Sunday of the month at St Nicholas Church, starting on September 27. This new service aims to provide space to spend time in God’s presence through songs, hymns, prayer ministry and testimonies. Everyone is welcome from the very youngest to the young at heart.
Saint Gabriel’s Church coffee morning will be held on Saturday, September 12, from 10.30am-noon, and is in Aid of Shepherds Dene Retreat House. Coffee and scone is £1. There will also be a cake stall and raffle.All are welcome.
Ewesley Road W I will meet in The Enid Dagg Room of the church at 2.15pm on Wednesday, September 2. Maeve Nattress will be the speaker and the stall will be harvest.
Saint Mary Magdalene’s Church, Wilson Street, will be open on Saturday, September 12, from 10am-4pm as part of The Heritage Open Days There will be informal tours throughout the day.
Sunderland Cardiac Support Group monthly meeting takes place in The Education Centre of Sunderland Royal Hospital on Thursday, September 10, at 6.45pm. Guest speaker will be Phil Curtis with an illustrated talk on All Things Sunderland.
As part of The Heritage Open Days, St Mark’s Church, Millfield, will be open from 10am-4pm on Friday, September 11. This is a Victorian Grade ll listed church, designed by Sunderland architect Joseph Potts, and features wonderful stained glass windows and a TC Lewis pipe organ, which the organist will play during the day.
Ewesley Road Ladies’ Fellowship will meet on Wednesday, September 2, at 7.30pm. James Grieg will give a talk on The Leprosy Mission.