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January 2020 Diary
Fri 3rd Veterans Coffee morning, Sedgefield Parish Hall, 10am-12pm.
Sedgefield and District U3A at Sedgefield Parish Hall, 2pm. Speaker, Peter Worrall on A brief history of time. All welcome. Guests £3 at the door, 01740 629574.
Sun 5th Sedgefield Farmers’ Market 8.30am-12.30pm
Mon 6th Sedgefield Methodist Wives & Friends. Carrier bag sale. Contact Margaret Dickerson 01740 621093 or Jennifer Mason 01740 620296.
Sedgefield Local History Society, Ceddesfeld Hall, 7.45pm. Saxon Jewellery by Alan Pierce. Contact Suzanne Hoper 01429 888250.
Tue 7th Sedgefield Tea Dance, Sedgefield Parish Hall 1-3pm, £2.50 including refreshments. For information, call Joyce 01740 622601 or Ann 01740 629070. Wed 8th Sedgefield Women’s Institute, Sedgefield Parish Hall, 7.15pm. “Pies, Poetry and Plonk”, competition - a new year resolution.
Sedgefield Neighbourhood Watch Meeting, Sedgefield Social Club (Upstairs Room) from 7pm.
Fri 10th Quiz night, Sedgefield Cricket Club at 8.30pm.
Sat 11th Dance for Dementia, Sedgefield Parish Hall from 8pm-11pm. The Mayor of Sedgefield, Leo McCormack, hosts an evening of dancing and entertainment. Tickets cost £10 each (including pie and peas supper) and are available from the council offices or from the Mayor.
Tue 14th Ladies Club, Ceddesfeld Hall, Quiz by Judith
Thu 16th Sedgefield Memory Café, Sedgefield Fire Station, 10.30am-12pm. For dementia clients and their carers only.
Fri 17th Live Music Night, Sedgefield Cricket Club, 7.30pm. Chris Bannister (music of John Denver), also featuring John Weighell and John Wrightson Band. Admission £11, for tickets 01740 621347.
Sat 18th Sedgefield in Bloom, Dancing to Sharon Cardno in the Sedgefield Parish Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets from council offices, £10 including pie & peas.
Mon 20th Sedgefield Methodist Wives & Friends. Poetry & Song with Jan Smith. Contact Margaret Dickerson 01740 621093 or Jennifer Mason 01740 620296.
Tue 21st Ferryhill, Sedgefield & District Flower Club, Sedgefield Parish Hall, 2pm. Annual General Meeting.
Sedgefield Tea Dance, Sedgefield Parish Hall 1-3pm, £2.50 including refreshments. For information, call Joyce 01740 622601 or Ann 01740 629070.
Fri 24th
sedgefield blues club

Tue 28th Mordon & District Ladies Circle, Mordon Village Hall, 7.30pm. Handicrafts with From Loft to Loved.
Coming Soon
Peace, wellbeing and mindfulness
On Sunday 2nd February at 6pm a reflective, meditative, Taizé-style ecumenical service will be held at St. John Fisher Church in Sedgefield. Organized by Sedgefield Area Churches Together.

Mayor’s Civic Ball
Friday 6th March 2020 at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield Drinks Reception: 7pm. 3 course meal 7.30pm.
Entertainment by International Singing Star Peter Grant, accompanied by Ivory Dan McCormack, supported by Watermelon Dance & Zumba Fitsteps Group, The Mayor’s Charity Band - 60’s rock & roll dance music. Carriages at Midnight.
Tickets £35 from Sedgefield Town Council Offices - 01740 621273
Raising funds for Butterwick Hospice & the Alzheimer's Society
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Festive songs for shoppers
Sunday 1st December dawned glorious: bright, crisp, but definitely frozen. With bobble hats a-plenty, Sedgefield Lyric Youth Choir (photo right) and Sedgefield Hardwick School Choir battled blinding sun and air so cold it took your breath away, to sing at December’s Farmers’ Market. It was a real treat for the customers!

With frozen feet, squinting faces and numbed fingers, the youngsters reminded us that there is more to Christmas than stocking up on sprouts - even lovely, locally grown sprouts on a stalk! Well done and thank you from the Market team.

If you are aged 8 to18 and love to sing, then come along and give us a go. SLYC meets on Friday evenings - details below. For further information, contact Rob Guest on 01740 621140 or Kristen Peacock via email: kristen.peacock@gmail.com
We needed a little CHRISTMAS!
Sedgefield Lyric Singers, SLYC and Lirica sang their socks off at their December concert - We Need A Little Christmas and the house was entertained by a wide repertoire of festive pieces including Rob’s arrangement of Babe Of Bethlehem; a beautiful mash up of The First Noel & Pachelbel’s Cannon and Rutter’s lyrical, Christmas Lullaby, to name but three.

The Lyric Singers (above) have a more balanced choir these days and gave their best performance for a long time, the vocal quality enhanced by a mix of younger and more mature voices. SLYC performed with smiling confidence and Lirica produced a spine-tingling blend, even with their new line up. Audience feedback was extremely positive and self-reflection over a pint at Ceddesfeld bar afterwards, concurred: this had indeed been the little piece of musical magic that we all so sorely needed.

Your three choirs will be back June 26th & 27th for their joint Summer concert, so save those dates now. Look out for us at the Mediaeval Fayre and other local events too. 2020 rehearsals begin Friday 10th January at Ceddesfeld Hall- 6:30pm SLYC, 7:30pm The Lyric Singers; new members most welcome. Join your choir and sing into Spring!
Events at The Manor House
We have a great programme of events to start the New Year
31st January – 2nd February is Independent venue Week
Friday 31st January:
The Alan Hull Songbook with Dave Hull-Denholm and Ian Thomson of Lindisfarne
1st February: The Bird Scarers
with Michael and Gary Chaplin – tales of life in the Durham Coalfield
2nd February: Songwriters Afternoon with Phil Caffrey, Hayley McKay & David Neil Crabtree
Tickets for all 3 events £10 each or for the whole weekend at £25.
Friday 21st February:
‘Call my Quaff’ wine tasting evening with Newcastle Wine School. Tickets £25. More details on www.manorhousesedgefield.co.uk/calendar All tickets available from The Manor House 01740 629 264 enquiries@manorhousesedgefield.co.uk or www.wegottickets.com (search Sedgefield).
Sedgefield Blues Club draws a new line!
Your contribution to live music also helps us to donate and support other local activities, and after ending the year on another sell out, we’ve been able to decide what to do with the extra money. So to draw a line under 2019, Sedgefield Blues Club have made a donation of £200 to Sedgefield Youth FC. The donation will be used to buy a lining machine which will enable the club to mark out the pitch for the Under 9s and U10s teams. By lining the pitch themselves, they will save the club hundreds of pounds over the coming years and will enable future SYFC teams to pay less each year on pitch fees, in turn helping the club to become more self-sufficient.

All the SYFC teams have had a magnificent season so far - long may it continue. Keep your eyes on the Sports section for updates.
Sedgefield Art Group
Our new 10 weekly sessions are due to start on Tuesday 14th January, from 6.30 till 8.30pm in the Methodist Church Hall. We are a small group of eleven people with a variety of skills who get a great deal of pleasure (and some pain!) from drawing and painting. The sessions are relaxed and informal with individual help, advice and encouragement from our tutor Derek Slater.

New members are most welcome. Experience is not a requirement, most of our members had never put pencil or brush to paper since their early school days. Should you be interested, please come along on January 14th.

If you would like a chat and some more information please call Derek English on 01740 622032.