Lumière, adoption, a domestic abuse survey … and lots of things to do at half term. More about the following on my blog at:


• Programme published for Lumière 16-19 November – tickets running out quickly.

• Adoption information event, County Hall, 2-4pm, Friday 27 October.

• Lumière volunteers sought.

• Lock up your bikes!

• Please take the Neighbourhood Watch survey on domestic abuse.

• Latest roadworks in the Aycliffe area.


• Half term at Beamish.

• Killhope Museum – children 4-16 go free on Monday 23 October.

• Halloween crafts and monster fun at Newton Aycliffe Library, 2.30-3.30pm, Tuesday 24 October, £1 – T: 03000 269 519.

• Guided walk, Weardale in October (2 miles), start 10am, Tuesday 24 October, meeting at the lay-by in Westgate.

• Celebrate Science run by Durham University, 10am-4pm, 24-26 October.

• Wildlife Crafty Café (5-11s), Low Barns Nature Reserve, 1-3pm, Wednesday 25 October, £3.

• Story-teller. County Durham Folk Tales, Durham Cathedral, 2-2.30pm, Thursday 26 October.

• Celebrate our uniformed services superheroes at the Locomotion Museum Shildon, 10am -3pm, Saturday 28 October.

• Autumn Fair, St Clare’s Church, 10am-noon, Saturday 28 October.

• Monsters and demons (5-11s), Durham Oriental Museum, drop in 1-3pm, Saturday 28 October.

• Children’s Hallowe’en Party, ROF59, 5-9pm, Saturday 28 October, £15 – phone 01325 728222.

• Create your own Lambton Worm (5-11s), Palace Green Library, drop-in 1-3pm, 28-29 October.

• More Hallowe’en events in the Durham County News, page 25.