CHRISTMAS CONCERT: The Darlington Youth Brass Band will perform a charity Christmas concert at Grange Road Baptist Church, next to Sainsbury's, in Darlington, on Saturday, December 8. Proceeds from the concert will go to Marie Curie Cancer Care. Tickets are £5, available from the church conservatory, between 10am and noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, or at the door on the evening. The concert starts at 7.30pm and will include light refreshments. For more information, call Isobel Wilkinson on 01325-243263.

CAROL SINGERS: The Richardson Singers will present their annual Christmas concert with traditional and modern carols at St Andrew’s Church, in Haughton, Darlington, on Saturday, December 1, at 7.30pm. Entry is £5 on the door, children are admitted free with an adult. For more information call 01325-366673.