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Monkwearmouth Local History Group will meet on Monday, February 1, at 2pm in the Fellowship Room at Roker Methodist Church, Roker Park Road, for a presentation of a photographic tour of old Monkwearmouth by Phil Curtis. Visitors are always welcome.

Roker Crafts meet from 1pm to 3pm in Roker Methodist Church hall. Each session is led by a member of the group. This week it is the AGM, planning meeting and show and tell. Ring 5495878 for details.

Sunderland Philatelic Society will meet in the hall of Roker Methodist Church, on the corner of Roker Park Road and Lonsdale Road, tomorrow at 7pm. It is a members’ night – show anything philatelic. For further information, call Fred Greener on 3852196.

Roker United Reformed Church Fellowship will meet today at 2pm for A Scottish Afternoon with Sheila Mitchinson.

St Andrew’s Operatic Society presents Princess Ida by Gilbert & Sullivan February 9 to 13 at 7.15pm in the Priestman Hall, Talbot Road, Roker. Tickets are £10 (Tuesday £8) from : Alan Spain, 3 Melbury Court, Fulwell, tel: 0191 5484621; Smith’s Shoe Services, 17 Sea Road, Fulwell, tel: 0191 5483232; Joan Cook, 6 Nicholas Avenue, Whitburn, tel: 0191 5293439 or the parish office, tel: 0191 5160135, Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm or any member of the society.

Monkwearmouth Drama Group will be holding a read-through for Oliver Twist on February 1 in the Priestman Hall, St Andrew’s Church, Roker, at 7.30pm. If you or anyone you know would be interested, go along. If you have any questions, message members on Facebook or e-mail chairman.mdg@gmail.com. No experience needed only energy and enthusiasm and you do not have to be a member. The performances will be on June 2, 3 and 4. Please note this is a play and not the musical.

An exhibition of Railway photographs taken by the late Ian S Carr on is on display at Monkwearmouth Station Museum.

St Andrew’s Snooker Club welcomes new members, over 18 years. The club is situated at the west end of Priestman hall up two flights of stairs. It is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6.45pm to 10pm, also Wednesday afternoons from noon to 4pm. For further details, ring Peter on 5482437 or Brian on 5292179.

A Fulwell ward surgery will be held in Fulwell Library, Dene Lane, on Saturday from 10.30am–11.30am when one of the ward councillors, Howe, or Francis will be in attendance. Councillor Beck will be there from 10am-11am.

neSlimmers classes take place in Chapman Street Community Centre every Wednesday at 6pm. There is no joining fee, pay only as you attend. For more information go on to Facebook @ North East Slimmers.

Balletbefit adult classes are held in Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street.on Sundays from 10.30am – 11.30am and Mondays from 7pm-8pm. Work to dance inspired shaping and exercise classes in a hugely enjoyable way. For more information,contact Helen Wilson at Helen.wilson@balletbefit.com

Sunderland Public Libraries offers a home delivery service providing books and audio items to customers who are unable to access a library themselves, either due to age, ill health, disability or long or short term mobility problems. If you know anyone who would benefit from this service, contact your nearest library or if you live in the Sunderland North area ring 0191 5618103

Wearside Photo Imaging is a small camera club of photographic enthusiasts, who meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month at Fulwell Community Association, Chapman Street, at 7pm. Activities are many and aimed at increasing knowledge in photography and image manipulation. New members are welcome.

If you are feeling lonely and would like a chat, go along to Audrey’s coffee morning held every Wednesday in the Blue Bell from 11am. You can also play a game of bingo. All welcome, phone Audrey on 0191 548 0855 for more details.

Spanish classes for primary children aged five to 11, are starting at Tesco Extra, Newcastle Road. Classes will be held every Monday during term-time from 4.30pm, starting on February 22. Book early to secure a place. For session times, bookings or enquiries email: info@lingo-kids.com or call Julia on 07454383249. French classes will also be available on Wednesday evenings at All Saints’ Parish Church, Sunderland Road, Cleadon. For more information visit www.lingo-kids.com.