ARTIST Linda Birch will lead a painting workshop at The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, County Durham, from 10am to 4pm on Friday March 14. Participants will choose a painting from the museum’s collection and then adapt the composition into another work using oils or acrylics. Tickets cost £35 or £30 for Friends of The Bowes Museum. Booking is essential on 01833-690606.

FOLK GIG: Ex-Lindisfarne vocalist Marty Craggs and his band The Happy Cats will perform at Bishop Auckland Town Hall in County Durham at 8pm on Wednesday March 19. The band combines Celtic and Geordie folk music with a touch of rock and roll. Tickets cost £8 or £6 for concessions. To book, contact 03000-269-524.