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The next Lovell Lecture will be held on Monday from 1pm to 3pm at Donnison School, Church Walk. Speaker Jack Curtis will give a Comprehensive Review of the Harbour and Docks of Sunderland. Entrance is £2.50, members £2, which includes refreshments.

A football course will be held in Southmoor School, for boys and girls aged four to 12 on October 26 and 27, from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Cost £20. To book, ring or text Paul on 07736942638.

Writer and journalist Amanda Revell Walton, writing under the pen name Nancy Revell, was brought up in Sunderland and comes from a long line of shipbuilding families. Amanda will talk about her saga series The Shipyard Girls, published by Random House/Arrow, which follows the fortunes of the first female workers in the Sunderland Shipyards during the Second World War, at Sunderland City Library on Friday from 11am to noon.

The East End remembered – two films on the residents’ lives in The Garths and the East End, 1940 to 1995, will be shown at The Canny Space on Thursday from 2pm to 4pm and 6.30pm to 8.30pm

North East poets: image and inspiration – photographic portraits of North East poets taken by young people from Southmoor Academy will be on show at Sunderland Museum, Burdon Road, until November 1.

Rhyme Time is held in Sunderland City Library tomorrow 10am to 10.30am.

Sunderland Pianoforte Society will meet in the Sunderland Pottery Room at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Burdon Road, tonight at 7.15pm for a recital by Melbourne pianist and composer Stefan Cassomenos

Sunderland Maritime Heritage is open to the public every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free. It is also open on Saturdays especially for children interested in shipbuilding history. Go along to the visitor centre on Church Street East to see its extensive library and the large scale replica of HMS Venerable and work recreating a double capstan, the like of which has not been seen on Wearside for more than 200 years.

Sunderland Antiquarian Society’s next meeting will be held in St George’s United Reformed Church, on the corner of Stockton Road and Belvedere Road, tonight at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7.15pm. Speaker will be Trevor Thorne witha talk about ‘Sunderland in 1920s and 1930s.

Foyle Street Writers meet weekly in Sunderland City Library on Wenesdays from 10am to noon. New members are welcome.

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), Ring 03001231961 or email advice@shineyadvice.org.uk website www.shineyadvice.org.uk.

A Toddler Group meets on Tuesdays in Sunderland Minster from 9.30am to 11.30am. Refreshments are available. All are welcome.