SUPERGRASS SINGER: Tickets have gone on sale for a gig featuring Gaz Coombes, singer with Supergrass. He will perform at the Georgian Theatre, in Stockton, on Sunday, April 21 at 8pm. Tickets are now available from and priced at £13.75.

PUBLIC MEETING: The next monthly meeting of the Saltburn Animal Rescue Association will take place on Wednesday, January 2 from 7.30pm at the TocH premises on Albion Terrace, in Saltburn. New members are welcome.

CHRISTMAS MEMORIAL: More than 250 people attended a memorial Christmas Carol service at Middlesbrough’s All Saints Church this week. The service included candle lighting, Christmas readings and carol singing. The service was organised by Co-operative Funeral care homes to help local people remember loved ones during the festive season.

PORTFOLIO ADVICE: Cleveland College of Arts and Design will host a Portfolio Advice Day at mima, in Middlesbrough, on Wednesday, January 9. The event will offer expert advice and guidance from course tutors about university life and how to put together a strong portfolio.

BLUES BAND: Hartlepool’s The Sugar Bs have been announced as one of six acts to compete in the North East heat of the New Brunswick Battle of the Blues. They will battle it out at Redcar Blues Club on Friday, February 8. The winners of the final will be flown to Canada to perform at a blues festival in September 2013.