BIG SING: People are invited to come along and join in at Middlesbrough’s biggest Christmas Carol Big Sing on Thursday (December 13) in Centre Square at 6pm. You can sing along to performances of classic carols by Beverley School, Middlesbrough Town Hall Community Choir, Middlesbrough Town Hall Performing Arts School and Stagecoach. Musical accompaniment will be by Marske Brass Band. Song sheets and hot chocolate will be provided to all who attend.

BOOK SIGNING: Author Colin Farrington will be signing copies of his first novel In The Shadow of the Kestrel at Guisborough Bookshop, Chaloner Street, Guisborough, on Saturday (December 15) between 11am and 2pm.