Football guests, comedians and river beasts

SUPPORTERS NIGHT: Liverpool legend Joey Jones and comedian Ian Sludge Lees will host a sportsman’s dinner at heritage Park in Bishop Auckland on Friday, September 13. The event has been organised by Bishop Auckland FC Supporters Club and tickets cost £15, including a pie and peas supper, from 07736-050739.

BEARDSLEY VISIT: Former Newcastle united and England star Peter Beardsley and top sports impersonator Kevin Connolly will appear at a sportsman’s dinner being held by Tow Law Football Club and Crook Golf Club on Friday, September 20. Tickets for the event being held at Crook Golf Club cost £20 including a pie and peas supper. Book tickets from Steve Moralee on 07547-105429.

COMEDY GALA: Comedian Mark Watson Will headline a night of comedy to celebrate the re-opening of The Witham Hall in Barnard castle, County Durham, on Sunday, September 6. The event which will also feature Romesh Ranganathan, Matt Richardson, Tom Deacon, Eric Lampaert, Foil Arms & Hog and Nat Luurtsema, will run from 8pm to 11pm. Tickets cost £20 in advance from comedy@funnywaytobe.com 01833-650930 or £22 on the door.

WATER FUN: Visitors to Killhope, the North of England Lead Mining Museum, in Weardale, County Durham, can discover what is living in the stream and reservoir at the museum on Thursday (August 29). A guide will lead a hunt for mini beasts in the river, wellies and a change of clothes required. The cost is £2 per child on top of normal admission, sessions will start at 11am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm, places need to be booked on arrival.

EXPLORER WORKSHOP: A workshop in becoming an explorer will be held at the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, County Durham, on Wednesday (Aug 28) from 10.30am to 3.30pm. Visitors can make a map and telescope inspired by Jeremiah Dixon. Children must be accompanied by an adult for whom normal admission prices apply.

YOUTH MUSIC: The third 3Festival will be held at Glenholme Park in Crook, County Durham, from noon to 5pm on Saturday, September 14. The event, which has been organised by West Durham Youth and Community Resource and the Three Towns Partnership, will be free and will feature local bands, games and activities.

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