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Cleadon Village Drama Club presents We’ll Always Have Paris, a comedy by Jill Hyem, from today until Saturday, at 7.30pm in the Little Theatre in Boldon Lane. This is a feel good play involving laughter and tears, friendship and loyalty and the advantages and disadvantages of growing old. Tickets are £6, available from 4470493.

The Men’s Fellowship of All Saints’ Church will meet on Monday at 7.30pm in the Committee Room of the parish hall. New members and guests are welcome to go along.

Cleadon Village History Society will meet in the Old Schoolroom, next to the parish hall, at 7.15pm on Tuesday, October 27. Philip Curtis will talk about Sunderland Between the Wars. Visitors are welcome.

On Sunday, November 1, there will be a Christmas Extravaganza in All Saints’ parish hall from 1.30pm to 6.30pm. It has bee organised by the fashion designers UWE Raw Cotton, which sells to well known celebrities. There will be stalls selling leather goods, Christmas crafts, Christmas cookie mixes, fashion, restored solid wood furniture, jewellery and faux fur goods. Entry is free together with free tea or coffee.

Compass Acapella, the Cleadon based close harmony singing group, meets every Tuesday in Cleadon Village Primary Academy in Boldon Lane at 7.30pm. New male singers are always welcome, with or without experience; just a love of music and singing. The group will be singing in All Saints’ Church for the preview evening of the Christmas Tree Festival on Friday, November 27. It will also be singing with the Tyneside Ladies Acapella on November 30 at 7.30pm at the Little Theatre in Gateshead (Saltwell View). This is a charity concert in aid of FACT (Fighting All Cancers Together). Previously the choir has helped celebrate the 102nd anniversary of West Pelton Church, so its fame is spreading.

Soup and roll lunches are available every Tuesday in All Saints’ parish hall from 11.45am to 1.15pm. For £3 you can have a choice of homemade soups followed by tea or coffee with a selection of homemade cakes. In addition you can enjoy some friendly company and chat.

A Weight Watchers class takes place on Mondays from 6.30pm in Cleadon Village Primary Academy in Boldon Lane.

Ian Hudson has completed his 1,924-mile cycle ride from South Shields to Seville and is back home safe and sound. He has some wonderful memories of places he has passed through and he is extremely grateful to all who have, or still intend to, sponsor his ride in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. So far the appeal has reach £4,000 and anyone can contribute through