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Tonight, Cleadon WI will meet in All Saints’ parish hall at 6.30pm. The group has had a full year celebrating the centenary of the movement in a variety of ways, but this month members are celebrating their own 86th birthday. They will enjoy entertainment from the singing group The Three Wise Men and some party fare.

Tomorrow the Stringing Bedes Project is holding a Heritage Evening in Whiteleas Community Centre at 7-30pm. The evening will feature illustrated presentations about the Venerable Bede and the Stringing Bede’s summer guided walks, some poetry reading by poet Jake Campbell, and other artistic and literary elements. The Stringing Bedes , a poetry and print Pilgrimage, is Heritage Lottery funded and is supported by Bede’s World, South Tyneside Council and the Sunderland Cultural partnership.

On Thursday, the Mothers’ Union of All Saints’ Church will meet at 2pm in the Chapter House.

Also on Thursday at 1.30pm, the Thursday Club will meet in the Old Schoolroom. This month, the speaker will be Gillian Patton, who will talk about Palestine.

On Saturday, there will be a coffee morning in All Saints’ parish hall from 10.30am to noon. There will be a bring-and-buy stall, a raffle and plenty of coffee or tea with scones and biscuits. The proceeds are in aid of the Church Mission Society.

On Monday, the Married Couples’ group of All Saints’ Church will meet at 7.30pm. Last month, the speaker, the Rev Vernon Cuthbert, talked about his hobby of solving puzzles, ranging from crosswords to jigsaws, which led them all to reflect on the areas of our lives which only make the bigger picture when connected. This month the speaker will be Peter Talbot.

From November 27 to 29, All Saints’ Church will be hosting this year’s Christmas Tree Festival. The preview evening on the Friday will have entertainment from Cleadon’s own Compass Acapella, while on Saturday, the fair will be opened at 10.30am by the Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside. There will be carols by the choir of Cleadon Church of England Academy. The grand draw will take place at 1pm. Morning coffee, lunches and afternoon teas will be available throughout the day. On Sunday, the church and other buildings will be open to welcome anyone who wants to see the trees from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, during which time there will be afternoon teas available.

On Monday, November 30, the Little Theatre in Saltwell View, Gateshead, is hosting a charity concert at 7.30pm, featuring Compass Acapella with Tyneside Ladies’ Acapella groups. The concert is in aid of FACT (Fighting All Cancers Together).

On Tuesday, December 1, at 7.30pm, the Customs House Big Band is paying a return visit to All Saints’ parish hall with a concert to welcome the beginning of the Christmas season.There will be interval refreshments, so it is essential to have a ticket, which are on sale from 5363346 at £5.

The Adele Forrester School of Dance holds classes for all ages in tap, stage and disco dancing on Saturdays from 12 noon in All Saints’ parish hall. There is also a toddlers’ class on Wednesdays in Cleadon Methodist Church hall from10.30am. For further information, ring 4261656.