FOLLOWING last year’s successful Gypsy Jazz Day, with tutors Emma Fisk and James Birkett, of Hot Club du Nord, a weekend of playing and learning, takes place at the Barn at Easington, from Friday August 31 to Sunday September 2.

It will feature small group sessions and informal fireside jams in the barn setting, at Thorpe Lea East Farm, on the east Durham coast north of Easington.

The cost, including tuition, full catering and Saturday night gig with Hot Club du Nord, is £140, covering arrival from 5pm on the Friday to 4pm, on the Sunday.

Camping, caravan and pod accommodation details are available from, or by ringing 0191-527 3704.