Shakespeare Cabaret will take place 400 years to the day after the death of Shakespeare and it falls on World Book Night, this Saturday. You can join Theatre Space North East for an entertaining, whistle-stop tour of highlights from the writings of Shakespeare, featuring monologues, duologues, sonnets, swordfights and lots more in Washington Town Centre Library. The event is free and takes place from 2.30pm-3.30pm. For tickets and further information, contact Washington Library on 0191 5613441.
North Biddick Bowls club is based in Penshaw Park, on the old road between Fatfield and Penshaw. It is a friendly, social bowls club where all the members are looking forward to the green opening today. The club will be open every day Monday to Saturday between noon and 2pm.The benefits bowls can give people are gentle exercise, fresh air and companionship. Casual bowlers and new club members are always sure of a warm welcome so no matter what your age or ability level you are welcome to go along.
The Rotary Club of Washington along with other North East Rotary Clubs, is repeating last year’s highly successful Dragon Boat Race, at Hetton Lyons Country Park Lake on Sunday, July 31, from 10am-4pm. Teams of 17 are needed to man the long boats and anyone aged over 12 can take part. Fancy dress of your choice is also encouraged. There will also be a beer tent, fairground rides and a BBQ. It is a great day for the whole family and proved a huge success last year with many charities benefiting. For further information, application and sponsorship forms, ring Keith on 07720046644.
Nine-year-old Daniel Mason, from Albany, is a pupil at George Washington Primary School and is currently undergoing 18 months of chemotherapy. He has a tumour which has caused him to lose the sight in one eye. Daniel, his mum Nina and dad Steve were invited by The Rotary Club of Washington to receive a cheque to help with the costs incurred due to his treatment.The cheque was presented by club president Mick Drake.Mum Nina has had to give up her job, to care for Daniel, who was a keen footballer and athlete. Ex-Sunderland footballer Julio Arca, now playing for South Shields FC, and a Washington resident, invited Daniel to be South Shields FC Mascot, for the day after hearing about his illness. Daniel was given VIP treatment and brought luck to South Shields FC won their match. The Black Bush management, Linda, Gary and David, organised a fundraising Easter event and presented the proceeds to Daniel at the Rotary meeting. Anyone moved by Daniel’s situation can donate at the “Just Giving” page or contact Gary at The Black Bush in the village of Washington, where the Rotary Club meets on Thursdays.