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October Diary
Tue 1st Sedgefield Tea Dance, Sedgefield Parish Hall 1-3pm, £2.50 including refreshments. Everyone welcome. For information, call Joyce 622601 or Ann 629070.
Wed 2nd Sedgefield Women’s Institute, Sedgefield Parish Hall, 7.15pm. Cyber Security with Katie Caine.
Sat 5th Drop in surgeries, Cllr John Robinson. Bradbury & Mordon Village Hall 9-945am, Sedgefield Library 10-11am.
Sun 6th Sedgefield Farmers’ Market, village green, 8.30am-12.30pm.
Mon 7th Sedgefield Local History Society, Ceddesfeld Hall, 7.45pm. Roman excavations in Sedgefield by David Mason.
Sedgefield Methodist Wives & Friends. Talk on India by Tamsin. Contact Margaret Dickerson 621093 or Jennifer Mason 620296.
Fri 4th Sedgefield and District U3A at Ceddesfeld Hall, 2pm.
Veterans Coffee morning, Sedgefield Parish Hall, 10am-12pm.
Tue 8th Ladies Club, Ceddesfeld Hall, Bingo Night.
Thu 10th Macmillan Coffee Day, Sedgefield Library, 10am-12pm and 2-4pm. Tea, coffee, cakes, biscuits and a tombola.
Fri 11th Quiz night, Sedgefield Cricket Club, 8.30pm. Quiz master Ray Lower
Country Market, Sedgefield Parish Hall, 10-11.30am. Cakes, crafts, plants, refreshments, everyone welcome.
Sat 12th Sedgefield Area Churches Coffee Morning, 10-11.30am at St. Edmund’s Church Welcome Room. Everyone is welcome.
Tue 15th Ferryhill, Sedgefield & District Flower Club, Sedgefield Parish Hall, 7.30pm. ’Flowers from the musicals’ with Pamela Alexander. Free for members, £5 non-members.
St. Edmund’s Church Coffee Morning. Sedgefield Parish Hall (main hall), 10am-12pm.
Sedgefield Tea Dance - details as Tue 1st.
Wed 16th Sedgefield Neighbourhood Watch Meeting, Sedgefield Social Club (upstairs room) from 7pm.
Thu 17th Sedgefield Memory Café, Sedgefield Fire Station, 10.30am-12pm. For dementia clients and their carers only.
Fri 18th Live Music Night, Sedgefield Cricket Club, 7.30pm. The Haley Sisters plus support. Admission £11, for tickets 621347.
Sedgefield Blues Club. Kyla Brox Band & The Rain Kings. Details at www.sedgefieldblues.com.
Sat 19th Film screening, "The War Room" (PG), Sedgefield Parish Hall, 7 pm (doors open 6.30 pm) followed by coffee, cake and chat. Free entry - tickets from Tickety Boo, local churches or on the door.
Mon 21st Sedgefield Family History Group, Sedgefield Methodist Hall, 7.15pm. The Horse Keepers Daughter with Jane Gulliford Lowes.
Tue 22nd Ladies Club Ceddesfeld Hall. Hannah’s Story & Book. Margaret Hedley
Mordon & District Ladies Circle, Mordon Village Hall, 7.30pm. “A Prickly Subject”.
Fri 25th Sedgefield in Bloom Coffee Morning, Sedgefield Parish Hall, 10-11.30am. Refreshments, cakes & scones, tombola and raffle.
Christmas Extravaganza at the Sage:
Friends of St Edmund’s are taking bookings Christmas may still be months away but the Friends of St Edmund’s are already organising what promises to be the highlight of their year’s social programme, a chance to see the massed voices of the highly-acclaimed Inspirations choir and the Royal Northern Sinfonia in a ‘Christmas Extravaganza’ at the Sage. The annual blockbuster concert on the afternoon of Sunday, December 15th, is a ‘not to be missed event’. The Friends are keen to secure tickets as soon as possible for a party from the Sedgefield area. Supporters of the Friends will be particularly welcome. Tickets are £19 and early application is vital so the Friends’ group can be seated together. Transport to the Sage will be left to individuals but lifts may be available for those without cars.
Further information from Brian Mutch on 01740 622302 or Alison Hodgson on 01740620912
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Sedgefield Drama Festival - the results are in!
Sedgefield Players From 10th - 14th of September, Sedgefield Players (right) hosted the 43rd annual Sedgefield Drama Festival - and what a fantastic week of theatre it was, with drama, comedy, murder, intrigue, titillation and a lot of laughs!

Teams from around the North East, including Durham, Saltburn, Richmond and Scarborough, performed 8 plays, with adjudicator Jan Palmer-Sayer noting that the standard was very high. Sedgefield audiences were treated to 4 original plays amongst the 8 competing. Saltburn 53 Youth Theatre won the Audience Award for their production of Sue Pierce’s original play ‘Maggots’. Sue also won Best Director and the production won the Youth Award, Most Effective Set, the Ensemble Award and Best Individual Female under 21 for Hannah Whiley.

The Best Individual Male Under 21 was won by Kieron O’Donnell, a member of SPYS (below) playing the role of Sam in Lucy Atkinson’s ’As it was’, another original play for which Lucy also won the New Writing Award. Sedgefield Players The adult Players did well in the acting categories with Rosemary Jones and Jacqui O’Meara winning the Cameo Award for their small, but incredibly comedic roles in Tom Guests’ ’The Twa Sisters’, which also came second in the Festival winning the Runner Up to the Best Production Award. Tom also won the Best Actor award for his role as ’The Man’ in the Sedgefield Players Production of ’The Spy’.

Best Actress went to Sue Wilding of Statement Drama Company for her role in ’Crab Cakes’ by Joan Lipkin, while the award for Endeavour went to Holmside Productions for bringing an almost forgotten play back to the stage.

But it was Richmond Amateur Dramatics Society who swept the board with their production of ’Being Rose’ by Richard James. The play won the Technical Award, Most Effective 30 seconds, the Costume Award, and Best Supporting Actor and Actress for Scott Fenney and Jennifer Roberts respectively. Director Katherine Talbot won the award for Originality for taking on a difficult and challenging play and developing it into something interesting and intriguing. The play won overall, the first time that RADS have done so.

Lastly, the adjudicator’s award can be given for anything that the adjudicator wishes to recognise, and this year it was won by Emily Legender of SPYS, both for her role as Ruby in ’As it was’ but also for her continued presence and exuberance during the festival. An excellent week of theatre all round. TG
Sedgefield Rock & Blues Club: 18th October
Sedgefield Blues Club Blues & soul are inextricably entwined in the voice of award-winning singer-songwriter, Kyla Brox. Her raw talent has seen her described as “the finest female blues singer of her generation”. Winner of the 2018 UK Blues Challenge, Kyla represented the UK in Memphis at the 2019 International Blues Challenge and was the European Blues Challenge Winner earlier this year.

So when we invite one of only three British singers privileged to be included in the 50 Women of the Blues Spotify playlist, we know we are in for a special night. Support is from the local band, The Rain Kings. For tickets, call Garry 07957 104434 or buy online at www.sedgefieldblues.com