Barnard Castle School Chapel Choir's festive performance

BARNARD Castle School Chapel Choir will perform carols, readings and recitals at The Bowes Museum, in the town.

The event takes place on Friday, at 7.30pm.

Entry is £12 or £10 for Friends of The Bowes Museum.

Mulled wine and mince pies will be served afterwards.

SCHOOL FAIR: Barnard Castle School’s Christmas fair takes place on Sunday, from 10.30am to 3pm. TV antiques expert David Harper will open the event, which also includes a Santa’s grotto. Entry is free.

CRAFT FAIR: A craft fair takes place in the Methodist church hall, on Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, on Saturday, from 9.30am to 4pm. Entry is free.

FESTIVE EVENT: There will be a Christmas fair at The Witham, in Barnard Castle, on Saturday, from 11am to 3pm.

SEASONAL STORYTELLING: Lighthouse Theatre presents an evening of festive short stories, by Charles Dickens and Dylan Thomas, at The Witham, in Barnard Castle, on Tuesday, at 7.30pm. Entry is £6 or £4 for concessions. To book, call 01833-631107 or email

SUPPER DANCE: A supper dance, with Alan’s Band, takes place at Butterknowle village hall, on Saturday, from 8pm to 11.30pm. Tickets cost £6. Call 01388-718075 or 01388-718448.

BAND NIGHT: Etherley Methodist Church presents a Christmas concert with the Stanhope Silver Band, on Saturday. Supper will be served at 6pm. The music starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £7.50. To book, call 01388-526692 or 01388-602020.

HISTORY GROUP: The Gainford Local History Group meets in Gainford village hall, on Monday, at 7.15pm. Professor Tony Pollard will deliver an illustrated talk entitled The King in the Car Park. The talk starts at 7.30pm. Entry is £2, including refreshments.

ANNUAL PANTOMIME: The Team Players Theatre Company presents its tenth annual pantomime – The Wizard of Oz – at the Academy Theatre, in Gainford, next Saturday, at 2pm and 4pm. Tickets cost £7 for adults and £5 for children under 12. To book tickets, call 01325-730922 or 01325-733140.

CHRISTMAS EVENT: A Christmas market and coffee morning takes place at St Mary’s Church, in Gainford, on Saturday, at 10.30am. Entry is £1 including coffee and mince pies. There will also be live Christmas music.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: A Christmas concert is being held at Hutton Magna parish church, on Saturday, at 7pm. Supper, afterwards, costs £7. To book, call 01833-627281.

CRAFT SALE: Christmas crafts, made by groups who meet at the Carlbeck Centre, in Lunedale, will be on sale at the facility, on Saturday, from 10am to 4pm. Free entry.

FESTIVE GIG: The Middleton & Teesdale Silver Band presents a Christmas concert and pie and pea supper, in Middleton-in-Teesdale village hall, on Saturday, at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £6.50 and must be pre-booked. Call 01833-690080 or email

COFFEE AND CAROLS: There will be coffee and carols at Newbiggin Methodist chapel, on Tuesday, at 10.30am.


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