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Sunderland Antiquarian Society’s next meeting at St George’s United Reformed Church on the corner of Stockton Road/Belvedere Road is on 20th Oct at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7.15pm. Speaker – Trevor Thorne with talk about Sunderland in 1920s and 1930s. All are welcome. Car park at Gorse Road (free from 6pm) Civic Centre car park is also close by.

Foyle Street Writers meet weekly at Sunderland City Library, today 10am –noon. They share ideas and support fellow creative writers. New members welcome.

Anna Woodford Poetry Workshop at Sunderland City Library on Thurs 8th Oct 2pm – 3pm Anna Woodford lives in Newcastle upon Tyne. Her collection Birdhouse (salt 2010) was a winner of the International Crashaw Prize. Join Anna for a poetry workshop celebrating National Poetry Day.

Do you need advice on benefits and or debt? You can make an appointment in a range of community settings in Sunderland East with Shiney Advice and Resource Project (SHARP) Tel: 03001231961 or email advice@shineyadvice.org.uk website www.shineyadvice.org.uk.

Rhyme Time at Sunderland City Library tomorrow 10.00am – 10.30am. Join the library team for a fun, lively session of songs, rhymes and actions.

Friends of Sunderland Museums (FOSUMS) meet on Sat 10th Oct 2015 2.00pm – 4.00pm at Sunderland Museum, Burdon Road. The War Artists: World War One through the eyes of the War Artists. Speaker – Sharon Vincent. Visitors are welcome, pay £1 at the door.

I’m Jack: a novel based on the Yorkshire Ripper hoaxer who misled the police to believe the Ripper was from Sunderland written by Mark Blacklock at The Canny Space (formerly Sunderland Holy Trinity Church) on Sat 10th Oct 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Mark Blacklock grew up in Sunderland and has since lived in Sheffield, Oxford, Tokyo and London. His first novel, I’m Jack, was published by Granta in June 2015. In this session Mark will discuss his novel. It will be advisable to wear warm clothing. For more details tel: 07881106330.

A new Toddler Group has started on Tues mornings at Sunderland Minster 9.30am -11.30am. Refreshments are available for parents and children. All welcome

Hendon, East End and part of Grangetown Ward Surgery is held today in Hendon Library 4.00pm – 5.00pm Councillor Barbara McClennan will be in attendance.

Book an enjoyable afternoon tea for you and your friends (six or over) in the Donnison School which is a grade 11 listed building including the award winning Victorian garden beautiful in the Summer months. Tel 0191 565 4835 to book.

Friendly Bridge Club welcomes new members, partners not needed. Meets tomorrow and Mon 12th Oct at 1.00pm to 4.30pm in the lounge of Beaumont Lodge, Toward Road. Enquiries and further information tel: 5971941.

Hendon Karate Class at Cheers public house on tomorrow at 6pm -7pm for beginners and on Fri 9th Oct 6pm -7pm for further details tel: 07932724720.

Hendon Community Association now meets in their new premises in Seafarers Way, Moor Terrace, Hendon, SR1 2JH. Drop In luncheon Club on Tues & Thurs, open from 8.30am to 3.30pm. Also Bingo on Mon evenings 6.30 pm to 9.30pm (over 18s). For further information tel: 0191 5655648.

Sunderland Antiquarian Society Archives at the Sunderland Antiquarian and Heritage Centre, 6 Douro Terrace is open for research tomorrow from 10am-12noon and Sat 10th Oct 2015 at 10.00am-noon.