Piano Recital: Saturday 21 October at 2.30pm at Ushaw College. Alex Chisholm-Loxley is a piano teacher, performer and choral singer. He is currently musical director of the newly formed Ushaw Choir, and assistant conductor of the Crook and Weardale Choral Society. Admission free, retiring collection.
Resurrection of hope: digging for a just peace in Israel and Palestine. Hexham Kairos in partnership with Peace and Justice in the Holy Land NE and Minsteracres have organised an event to mark the year of the three big anniversaries – 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, 50 years occupation of Palestinian territories and 10 years blockade of Gaza. Mary Grey, a Roman Catholic eco-feminist theologian and trustee of the Balfour project is the keynote speaker, with contributions from Mary Lucas, Charlotte Marshal, Brian Brown and Veronica Whitty. Friday 3-Saturday 4 November.