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July Diary
Mon 1st Local History Society: Ceddesfeld Hall, 7.45pm. ‘Lewis Carroll’ by Chris Lloyd. Sew Easy: Parish Hall Boardroom from 6.30-9.30pm.
Wed 3rd Sew Easy: Parish Hall Boardroom from 10.30am-1.30pm.
Sedgefield WI. Sedgefield Parish Hall. 7.15pm. “Antiques” - Talk, Quiz & Valu-ations by David Elstob. No members competition.
Fri 5th Veterans Coffee Morning: Sedgefield Parish Hall, 10am to noon.
Sedgefield & District U3A. 2pm in the Parish Hall. AGM and Summer Picnic. Members Free, Visitors Welcome; £3 at door.
Sedgefield Lyric Singers: Summer Concert, "Bring Me Sunshine". 7.30pm @The Parish Hall. Tickets (£6 for adults, £5 for under 16’s) are available from choir members, Tickety Boo or by calling 01740 621196.
Sat 6th Drop in Surgeries. Cllr John Robinson. Bradbury & Mordon Village Hall 9–9.45am. Sedgefield Library 10-11am. Fishburn Community Centre. 11.15-12 Sedgefield Lyric Singers: Summer Concert, "Bring Me Sunshine". 7.30pm @The Parish Hall.
Sun 7th Sedgefield New Generation Church: 10.30am @ Bethany Centre, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 4UD.
Mon 8th Sew Easy: Parish Hall Boardroom from 6.30-9.30pm.
Wed 10th Sew Easy: Parish Hall Boardroom from 10.30am-1.30pm.
Fri 12th Sedgefield Country Market: Parish Hall 10.00-11.30am. Home baked pro-duce, Crafts, Jams, Cards, Plants and Refreshments.
Sun 14th Sedgefield New Generation Church: 10.30am @ Sedgefield Parish Hall.
Mon 15th Sew Easy: Parish Hall Boardroom from 6.30-9.30pm.
Tue 16th Sedgefield, Ferryhill & District Flower Club: 7.30pm in Sedgefield Parish Hall. Members Night. Members only. Free admission.
Wed 17th Sew Easy: Parish Hall Boardroom from 10.30am-1.30pm.
Thu 18th Sedgefield Show Meeting: 8pm @ Sedgefield Social Club. Everyone is wel-come. Why not come along and get involved.
Fri 19th St Edmund’s Church Coffee Morning: Parish Hall (Main Hall). 10am-noon.
Sedgefield Players Youth Section (SPYS): present “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory”. (Also on Saturday 20th). Contact 07957104434 or sedgefieldplayers@outlook.com for information and tickets. Tickets also available from Tickety Boo, The High Street, Sedgefield.
Sun 21st Sedgefield New Generation Church: 10.30am @ Sedgefield Parish Hall.
Mon 22nd Sew Easy: Parish Hall Boardroom from 6.30-9.30pm.
Wed 24th Sew Easy: Parish Hall Boardroom from 10.30am-1.30pm.
Fri 26th Sedgefield Youth Club Coffee Morning: Parish Hall 10am–1pm.
Sun 28th Sedgefield New Generation Church: 10.30am @ Sedgefield Parish Hall.
Mon 29th Sew Easy: Parish Hall Boardroom from 10.30am-1.30pm.
Wed 31st Sew Easy: Parish Hall Boardroom from 10.30am-1.30pm.
July and August in the Diary During the summer months, the number of entries in our diary begins to decrease. This extra space presents a great opportunity to promote your events and activities during the next couple of months. Email us at diary.sedgefieldnews@hotmail.com or text event details to 07572 502 904. Text messages will be forwarded straight away. PLEASE do not leave details on voicemail. The diary editor does not have access to the news phone. Already to look forward in September are Sedgefield Folk Festival and the start of Sedgefield Bookends, but do you have anything planned during July or August that we can publicise for you?
Railway Heritage Tour—25th September, 10am-3pm The Local History Society would like to invite you to join us on a trip into the past, to discover the people, places and events in our railway heritage. Step aboard a restored vintage bus and visit several local railway related places in the company of our entertaining and knowledgeable guide, The Time Traveller. The tour starts and finishes in Stockton Town Hall with a lunch- break at a suitable venue. Children must be accompanied by adults. Unfortunately, due to the age of the buses, we can’t accommodate wheelchairs. Contact Suzanne Hopper (01429 882250) or Alison Hodgson (01740620912) to book a place. The only cost is a £5 booking fee.
Ceddesfeld Acoustic Group: First Friday & last Wednesday of every month. All acoustic instruments welcome.
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14th Annual Sedgefield Folk Festival— 6-8th September
Once again we are approaching the time of our annual folk festival, held during the first full weekend in September. Tickets are selling fast for the three concerts held in the Parish Hall on the Friday and Saturday. We have as always a mixture of old favourites performing at the Festival and new guests appearing for the first time. Sedgefield News Article This year's line-up includes Jez Lowe, Bob Fox, The Salts, The Often Herd, Flossie Malavialle, John Wrightson Band, Shackleton Trio, Sunjay, We Steal Flyers, Whisky and Wine, Alterego and Marske Fishermen's Choir. There will also be a concert in Ceddesfeld Hall, the usual singarounds and workshops throughout the weekend and traditional music and song competitions. For further information or for the purchase of tickets, please contact the Festival Office (tel. 621347) or visit the Festival website www.sedgefieldfolkfestival.co.uk. Joan Edmundson
The Chocolate Factory comes to Sedgefield
Sedgefield Players
On 19th and 20th July the Sedgefield Players Youth Section (SPYS) will take to the stage with their summer production of Roald Dahl’s classic children's story, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, adapted for the stage by Richard George. Over 50 young people will perform (many of them playing the weird and wonderful Oompah-Loompah’s) over 2 nights with performances starting at 7.00.pm Roald Dahl’s classic tale follows Charlie (Charlie Lines) and his Grandpa Joe (Joshua Wilson), as they win the 5th and last Golden Ticket and head into Willy Wonka’s (Kieron O’Donnel) crazy factory full of dangers and delights. Four other children, Augustus Gloop (Naomi Law), Violet Beauregarde (Emily Legender), Veruca Salt (Kelsey White) and Mike Teavee (Alisha Quinn) aren’t quite so lucky as Charlie and all end up in somewhat sticky situations. The production directed by Sarah Atkinson and Tom Guest, with lighting and sound design by Adam White, costume design by Jeanne Iveson and set design by Walter Howell, is sure to delight and impress audiences. Tickets will sell quickly for the 2 performances so get your ‘Golden Ticket’ while you can from Tickety Boo, or www.sedgefieldplayers.co.uk
Bishop Auckland Concert Series
Sedgefield Players
Ben Goldscheider (horn) and Richard Uttley (piano) will be performing works by Beethoven, Strauss and Schubert, amongst many other composers, at the next concert in Bishop Auckland Music Society's 2019 concert series. The concert takes place on Friday, 19 July at 7.30pm in Bishop Auckland Methodist Church, (opposite the hospital). Since reaching the Final of the 2016 BBC Young Musician Competition where he performed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at London's Barbican Hall, Ben Goldscheider has made his concerto debuts at venues including the Berlin Philharmonie, and London's Royal Albert Hall. He has won various prestigious competitions and in 2012 was the youngest participant in the London Symphony Orchestra Brass Academy. Tickets: £13.50 in advance (£15 on the door) available from Brotherton's Music or Brian Varley (01388) 606075.
Look Back in Humour
Sedgefield Players
On the 14th & 15th June the Sedgefield Players presented their summer production of ‘ Look Back in Humour’, an evening of performance, sketches, songs and poems. The Parish Hall was packed over two nights, with cabaret style seating and a delicious Pie and Pea Supper supplied by Robinsons of Wingate. The first act was a performance of Cheryl Bartlett's comedy ‘Acting, it’s not Plumbing’ where Am Dram director Jilly runs a drama class in order to drum up new members for her local society. A wonderful cast of characters turn up and take part in a variety of games and exercises that encourage them all to join up. The second act included songs and sketches from Victoria Wood, Roy Castle, Katy Wix and more. Musical numbers included Marilyn Monroe and Shirley Bassey. Next up for the Players is the September Festival where we will be presenting two plays, ’The Spy’ from Bertolt Brecht’s ‘Fear and Misery of the Third Reich’, and a new version of the Northumbrian Folk Tale ‘Twa Sisters’ written by Tom Guest. Tickets will be available soon.