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Friends of Sunderland Museums (Fosums) will meet on Saturday from 2pm-4pm at Sunderland Museum, Burdon Road for an afternoon of Stories with Strings: a performance of narrative songs about the North East by the folk duo Fool’s Gold. Visitors are welcome, pay £1 at the door.

A 1950s summer fair will be held at the Donnison Heritage Centre on Saturday from noon-4pm. There will be cards and prints, jewellery, bric-a-brac, books, cakes, toys and plants stalls, tombola, raffle, races, children’s games, bottle tombola, face painting, photo booth, vintage tearoom, 1950s/60s fashion show, music and dance from the 1950s, thnaks to The Canny Bunch Performers, and crafts. Beamish Museum will also be there with a 1950s exhibit. Go along to enjoy this sizzling 1950s extravaganza, dress up in outfits of the era and take part in a fashion show – there will be a prize for the best dressed 1950s character a fun family day out, entrance is 50p and all are welcome. If you would like to book your own table-top the cost is £15, ring 0191 565 4835.

Councillor Michael Mordey will hold a Hendon, East End and part of Grangetown ward surgery on Friday in Hendon Library from 5pm-6pm.

Book an enjoyable afternoon tea for you and your friends (six or over) in Donnison School, which is a grade II listed building including award-winning Victorian garden – beautiful in the summer months. Ring 0191 565 4835 to book.

Can you play badminton? New players are welcome at the Raich Carter Centre on Wednesdays from 8pm-9.30pm. For more details, contact Carol on 0191 522 0909 or Susan on 0191 528 8031.

A Friendly Bridge Club would welcome new members – partners not needed. Club days are Mondays and Wednesdays from 1pm-4.30pm and members meet in the lounge of Beaumont Lodge, Toward Road. For further information, ring 0191 597 1941.

Hendon, East End and part of Grangetown ward surgery will be held on Thursday at Chance, 2 Rickaby Street, from 3pm-4pm. Councillor Barbara McClennan will be in attendance.

Hendon Karate Class meets in Cheers public house on Wednesdays and Fridays from 6pm-7pm. For further details, ring 07932724720.

Hendon Community Association , is based in Seafarers Way, Moor Terrace. Drop-in luncheon Club takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8.30am to 3.30pm and bingo on Mondays from 6.30pm to 9.30pm (over 18s). For further information, ring 0191 5655648.

An exhibition featuring Canaletto’s A Regatta on the Grand Canal, which is on loan from the National Gallery, is on display until September 13 at Sunderland Museum. Canaletto guided tours take place from 3.30pm–4.30pm (20 minute tours, start times vary) take place on Wednesdays, meet on the art gallery landing on level two.

Sunderland Antiquarian Society Archives at the Sunderland Antiquarian and Heritage Centre, 6 Douro Terrace, is open for research tomorrow from 10am to noon and Saturday from9.30am to noon.