Fulwell, Roker and Seaburn - Down Your Way

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Students from the WEA Literacy group at Fulwell made, with assistance from the Materialistics, a Jungle Book hanging. This is a continuation of the relationship between these two groups after the Shakespear 400 project, which they both worked on in conjunction with Sunderland Libraries.

Nissan 30 years on is the title of the exhibition at Monkwearmouth Station Museum until November 6. Photographer James Sebright and writer/audio artist Rachel Cochrane explore how Nissan has impacted on the lives of people in the region, to create a present day snapshot of the effect of 30 years of Nissan in the North East.

Fulwell Neighbourhood Watch and PACT meeting will take place on Thursday, July 28, at 6pm in the Mill View Club, Station Road. There is usually a police presence. Ward councilors attend when possible. All are welcome

Seaburn (Men’s) Probus Club meets in Roker Methodist Church, at the junction of Lonsdale Road and Roker Park Road, tomorrow at 10am. New members are welcome to see what the club has to offer.

Monkwearmouth Drama Group will be starting rehearsals for the pantomime Dick Whittington on July 25 at 7.30pm in St Andrew’s Church hall, Roker. There are lots of parts available for men, women, boys and girls. Under 16 years must be accompanied by a parent. If you are interested, let the group know before July 25. If you are going to be on holiday then still let them know and you can go along when you get back. Contact them on Facebook or email chairman.mdg@gmail.com

St Andrew’s Operatic Society presents Songs for a Summer Evening on Saturday, July 30, at 7.15pm in St Andrew’s Church, Roker. Tickets are £8, available from: Barbara Watson, 13 Apperley Avenue, High Shincliffe, Durham, tel: 0191 3866051; Smith’s Shoe Service, 17 Sea Road, Fulwell, tel: 0191 5483232; Joan Cook, 6 Nicholas Ave, Whitburn, tel: 0191 5293439; or Val Hughes in the parish office (9am to 1pm) on 0191 5160135 or a member of the society.

Redby Community Centre has vacancies on some mornings and evenings. Anyone wishing to start a group should contact 5484515 or call in and ask for Norma. The Summer Holiday Club will start on Monday, July 25 for children aged four to 11. The club will be on Monday to Thursday for four weeks. Ring 5484515 for further info or call and collect information forms.

Fulwell WI meets tonight in Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street, at 7.15pm. Speaker will be Bill Saunders with A Brief History of the Cooperative Movement. The table-top sale will be jam. All ladies are welcome.

Fulwell ward surgery will be held in Fulwell Library, Dene Lane, on Saturday from 10.30am to 11.30am. Ward Councillors Howe, or Francis will be in attendance.

Sunderland North Business Centre runs free play sessions for children aged eith to 10 in the Seaburn Centre on Fridays from 4pm to 5.30pm. There are also sessions for young people aged 11 to 19 on Wednesdays from 7pm to 9pm. Sessions for 11 to 19-year-olds are also held at Monkwearmouth Academy on Mondays and Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm.

A friendly Tea Dance is held in the Seaburn Centre on Thursdays from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.It includes modern and sequence dancing with Jean and Johnny.

During the Summer months Sunderland Volunteer Life Brigade Watch House Museum will be open every Sunday from noon to 4pm and admission is free. For further information, visit www.sunderlandvlb.com

neSlimmers meets in Chapman Street Community Centre (off Sea Rd) every Wednesday at 6pm. There is no joining fee, pay only as you attend. Find the group on Facebook @ North East Slimmers.