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PAINTING POSER: Young train enthusiasts are urged to name a painting at a tourist attraction. The Locomotion No 1 exhibit, by Durham artist Steven Fox, is based at Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum.

The competition is open to children under 12, and entries close on Sunday, December 23. The winner will receive an annual family museum pass.

Call 01325-460532.


ENERGY CLUB: A free physical activity scheme has been launched for North-East schoolchildren.

The Energy Club, for youngsters between four and 11-years-old, aims to add to the legacy of the London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

A taster session takes place in Corporation Road Primary School, in Darlington, on Friday, November 30 from 10.15am until 11.30am.


CIVIC SHOW: Soul Sister, inspired by the lives and music of Ike and Tina Turner, starts at Darlington Civic Theatre on Monday, November 19 and runs until Saturday, November 24.

Tickets cost from £18 to £31. Go to

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