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March Diary
Fri 1st Veterans Coffee Morning: Sedgefield Parish Hall, 10am to noon.
U3A: 2pm in the Parish Hall. Gordon Henderson "Binchester Roman Fort - From the Beginning". Members free, visitors welcome; £3 at the door
Sat 2nd Drop in Surgeries: Cllr John Robinson. 9 - 9.45am Bradbury & Mordon Vil-lage Hall. 10 - 11am Sedgefield Library. 11.15 - 12pm Fishburn CC.
Sun 3rd Sedgefield Farmers’ Market: On the Village Green from 8.30am.
Mon 4th Wives and Friends: Methodist Hall: 7.30pm. Alex Clark: Cards & Gifts.
Local History Society: Ceddesfeld Hall. 7.45pm. A Talk by John Moreels; “Nostalgic Views of the North”
Tue 5th Sedgefield Tea Dance: @ Sedgefield Parish Hall. All welcome. 1pm to 3pm. £2.50, incl. refreshments. Info call Joyce 622601 or Ann 629070.
Wed 6th Sedgefield WI: 7.15pm at Sedgefield Parish Hall. Members’ Night: Fairtrade Fortnight Display. Members’ Competition – A Pretty Cup or Mug.
Thu 7th Sedgefield Show Meeting: 8pm in Sedgefield Social Club
Fri 8th Sedgefield Country Market: Parish Hall 10am to 11.30am. Home baked pro-duce, Crafts, Jams, Cards, Plants, Refreshments. For info call 629441.
Sedgefield Blues Club: Sari Schorr and Lewis Hamilton Band, doors 7pm. SOLD OUT.
Tue 12th Ladies Club: Ceddesfeld Hall, 8pm. Medieval Fayre Fundraiser.
Wed 13th Neighbourhood Watch Meeting: 7pm in the Social Club upstairs room.
Fri 15th Sedgefield In Bloom Coffee Morning: 10to 11.30am in The Parish Hall. Re-freshments, homemade cakes and scones, book stall, tombola, raffle.
Live Music Night at Sedgefield Cricket Club: 7.30 pm. Main guest: Real Time. Also featuring : Jack Burness, John Weighell and John Wrightson Band. Admis-sion £10. Tel 621347 for further details.
Sat 16th Friends of St Edmund’s Quiz: 7.30pm Ceddesfeld Hall. Tickets £9 per person.
Mon 18th Sedgefield Family History Group: Methodist Church Hall @ 7.15pm. A talk by Geraldine Straker on “Remaking Beamish”.
Methodist Wives and Friends: Methodist Church Hall @ 7.30pm. Project – Halo: Supporting Women in the North East.
Tue 19th Sedgefield Tea Dance: @ Sedgefield Parish Hall. All welcome. 1pm to 3pm. £2.50, incl. refreshments. Info call Joyce 622601 or Ann 629070.
Sedgefield, Ferryhill & District Flower Club: 7.30pm @ Sedgefield Parish Hall. Katie-Jane Hermes -“Blooming Lovely”. Non members-£5.
Thu 21st Sedgefield Memory Café: 10.30 – 12pm @ Sedgefield Fire Station. For Dementia Clients and their Carers Only.
Fri 22nd Sedgefield Area Churches Together Coffee Morning: Parish Hall, 10 am to 12 noon. Pay what you wish for refreshments; profits donated to the Food
Tue 26th Bradbury and Mordon Ladies Circle: 7.30pm @ Mordon & Bradbury Village Hall. A talk by one of The Friends of Hardwick Hall. - “A History of John Burdon” (Founder of Hardwick Hall).
Ladies Club: Ceddesfeld Hall, 8pm. Dr Alan Pearson. A talk on “Mountains and Plants of Northern Spain”.
Fri 29th Sedgefield WI Coffee Morning: @ Sedgefield Parish Hall. 10am until 11:30am. Cake stall and raffle. All Welcome.
Sedgefield Local History Society: A day out to Castle Howard, one of the premier stately homes of England, on Tuesday May 14th leaving Sedgefield at 9am. The cost of £33 includes coach, entrance to the house and gardens and tea/coffee voucher. To book a place please contact: Suzanne Hopper 01429 882250 or Alison Hodgson 01740620912.
Ceddesfeld Acoustic Group: First Friday & last Wednesday of every month. All acoustic instruments welcome. Friday March 1st - 8pm. Wednesday March 27th - 8pm
Sedgefield Area Churches Together Events
12th March, 19th March, 26th March, 2nd April, 9th April
Lent course, "Dare to see God now", Fishburn, 7pm - everyone is welcome, contact Ann Hewitt at a.hewitt229@gmail.com for details. Sedgefield Methodist Church Lent study, "Another Story Must Begin" (Material based on "Les Misérables"), 7.30 pm to 9 pm, Methodist church New Room - all are welcome to come along.
22nd March
Coffee morning in the Parish Hall, 10 am to 12 noon. Sedgefield Area Churches Together are hosting; pay the price you'd like for refreshments; profits will be donated to the FoodBank, and a collection bin will be available for donations of non-perishable foodstuffs.
13th April
Screening of "Risen", Parish Hall, doors open 6.45 pm, film starts 7 pm. Refreshments after. Tickets free, available from local churches and Tickety Boo. Organised by Sedgefield Area Churches Together.
Friday 19th April - Good Friday Procession, 10 am at St. Edmund's church, then proceeding to St. John Fisher and the Methodist Church, where there will also be music from the New Generation Church creative team. Hot cross buns and drinks follow. Everyone is very welcome.
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The Poster Wall

The Hut People at the Manor House
Sari Schorr & Lewis Hamilton at Sedgefield Blues Club
Sedgefield Players Humble Boy
Ukulele Sing Along at Ceddesfeld Hall
Sedgefield Blues Club Gigs
Sedgefield Community Association Easter Picnic
Sedgefield Community Association St. George Dinner

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Arts & Events
Arts and Entertainment Updates by Tom Guest
Email any reports/reviews to Tom Guest: sedgefieldartsandevents@outlook.com
Sage Choir Concert at St. Edmunds Church
Sedgefield Arts & Entertainment News Article
Sage Gateshead Chamber Choir (above) is to present ‘an evening of beautiful and varied choral music’ at St Edmund’s Church, on Saturday March 30th, to raise money for repairs to the church roof and redecoration of the interior of the North Transept after raids by lead thieves.

‘The Call of the Heavens’ programme will feature pieces by Bach, Rutter, Parry and Haydn and some not so well-known names such as Eric Whitacre, Eriks Esenvalds and Harold Arden. The performance begins at 7pm. Tickets cost £10, including refreshments, and are available from church members or on the door.

“We are delighted that a choir with such a great reputation has agreed to help with our fund-raising campaign. Although we have enough money to repair the roof, we still need to redecorate the interior of the church where water leaked through and stained the walls”, said the Revd. Geoff Short, Team Rector of the Parish of the Upper Skerne, this week. Churchwarden Brian Mutch says that work on the roof will begin in the early Spring.
Players to Perform Charlotte Jones’ ‘Humble Boy’
On March the 14th to the 16th, the Sedgefield Players will present their production of Charlotte Jones’ play, ‘Humble Boy’. The story, loosely based on Shakespeare's ’Hamlet’ follows Felix Humble (Tom Guest) as he comes back to his family home for his fathers funeral.

His relationship with his mother Flora (Viv Jacobs) is strained at best and the pair struggle to come to terms with their loss and with each other. Confusions arise when Flora announces she will be marrying George Pye (Geoff Clifford-Brown) who happens to be the father of Felix’s ex-girlfriend Rosie (Sarah Legender).

Flora’s friend Mercy Lott (Jean Hewling) has her own secrets to share and mysterious gardener Jim (Terry West) seems to be holding something back. Comedy and touching moments abound in this heart warming and beautifully written comedy which will be directed by Sarah Atkinson. The play is set in Flora’s garden and the Players are creating a wonderful summer English Country garden in the middle of March. Tickets are available from the usual places. Make sure you get them soon so as not to miss out on this exciting and intricate production.

Review: Sedgefield Blues Club

A very welcome return to Sedgefield Blues Club after about 7 years for the hugely talented 24 Pesos. The band play a unique and enjoyable blend of Blues with Jazz and Funk that the audience enjoyed immensely. The band were without their bass player last night due to illness, but the keyboard player and drummer more than made up for any absence in the rhythm section.

Midnite Blue were due to be supporting the band but they were unable to make it last night, Auld Man's Baccie very kindly stepped in at short notice opened proceedings with a very fine set of "Old Timey Mojo Music (their words), or accoustic blues as we would generally describe it, their version of Whole Lotta Rosie is absolutely marvellous! Many thanks to all the volunteers at Sedgefield Blues Club.