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November Diary
Fri 1st Sedgefield and District U3A at Parish Hall, 2pm. Fools Gold and the topic is Stories & Music. All welcome. Guests £3 at the door.
Veterans Coffee morning, Sedgefield Parish Hall, 10am-12pm.
Sat 2nd Drop in surgeries, Cllr John Robinson. Bradbury & Mordon Village Hall 9-945am, Sedgefield Library 10-11am.
Sun 3rd Sedgefield Farmers’ Market, village green, 8.30am-12.30pm.
Annual Memorial Service, St. Edmund’s Church at 6.30pm. To remember all those who have died. If you would like a loved one remembered in prayer, please email Rachel Stephenson at the Parish Office (officer@upperskerne.org.uk).
Mon 4th Sedgefield Local History Society, Ceddesfeld Hall, 7.45pm. Postcards on the Frist World War by George Nairn.
Sedgefield Methodist Wives & Friends. Kynren Update by Lee Brownson. Contact Margaret Dickerson 621093 or Jennifer Mason 620296.
Tue 5th Sedgefield Tea Dance, Sedgefield Parish Hall 1-3pm, £2.50 including refreshments. For information, call Joyce 622601 or Ann 629070.
Wed 6th Sedgefield Women’s Institute, Sedgefield Parish Hall, 7.15pm. The History of Handbags with Susan Howard.
Fri 8th Quiz night, Sedgefield Cricket Club, 8.30pm. Presented by John Bryant
Country Market, Sedgefield Parish Hall, 10-11.30am. Cakes, crafts, plants, refreshments, everyone welcome.
Mon 11th Service of Remembrance, hosted by Sedgefield Veterans at St. Luke’s War Memorial, Winterton, 10.30am. Everyone welcome.
Tue 12th Ladies Club, Ceddesfeld Hall, Jewellery Party with Marion Greenwell.
Wed 13th Sedgefield Neighbourhood Watch Meeting, Sedgefield Social Club (Upstairs Room) from 7pm.
Fri 15th Live Music Night, Sedgefield Cricket Club, 7.30pm. We Steal Flyers plus Trish McLean, John Weighell & John Wrightson Band. Admission £11, for tickets 621347.
Festive Coffee Morning, Sedgefield Women’s Institute, Sedgefield Parish Hall, 10am-11.30am. Hand made Christmas cards & crafts, tombola, raffle, home made cakes & books. All welcome.
Sat 16th Sedgefield in Bloom dance, Sedgefield Parish Hall. Tickets (£10 including pie and peas supper) available from council offices.
Mon 18th Sedgefield Family History Group, Sedgefield Methodist Hall, 7.15pm. Attics & Acres - The archive of the Graham Family of Norton Conyers with Maxine Willett.
Sedgefield Methodist Wives & Friends. Flowers with Pauline. Contact Margaret Dickerson 621093 or Jennifer Mason 620296.
Tue 19th Ferryhill, Sedgefield & District Flower Club, Sedgefield Parish Hall, 7.30pm. Open Night, Lynda Fraser, Fantastically Festive. Members £5, £8.50 non-members.
Sedgefield Tea Dance - details as Tue 5th.
Thu 21st Sedgefield Memory Café, Sedgefield Fire Station, 10.30am-12pm. For dementia clients and their carers only.
Fri 22nd Coffee Morning, Ferryhill, Sedgefield & District Flower Club, Sedgefield Parish Hall, 10am-12pm.
Tue 26th Ladies Club Ceddesfeld Hall. Sarah The Button Lady.
Mordon & District Ladies Circle, Mordon Village Hall, 7.30pm. Nostalgic views of the North.
Living in the Light Advent course (first of four sessions), Sedgefield Methodist Church (New Room) at 7pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Sedgefield Area Churches Together.
Fri 29th Sedgefield in Bloom Coffee Morning, Sedgefield Parish Hall, 10-11.30am. Refreshments, cakes & scones, tombola and raffle.
Sedgefield Blues Club (Parish Hall), final gig of the year and bound to be a sell out. The superb John P Taylor and Amercian Hall of Fame induced George Shovlin & The Radars. Tickets already nearly sold out. Tickets available from www.sedgefieldblues.com
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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Advent & Christmas Christian Celebrations 2019

Everyone is welcome to join in!
6th November, 3rd, 10th and 17th December - “Living in the Light” ecumenical Advent reflections – 7:00pm, Methodist Church New Room
30th November - Snowman Parade – 3:30pm, St. Edmund’s, Sedgefield
5th December - Ecumenical Civic Carol Service – 7:00pm , St. Edmund’s, Sedgefield
8th December - Christingle service – 4:00pm, St. Mary Magdalene’s, Trimdon Village
15th December - “Heaven’s Got Talent”, New Generation Church Christmas Special – 6:30pm, Bethany Centre, Woodham Way, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 4UD
20th December - Carols on the Green with Fishburn Band, followed by mulled wine and mince pies at Ceddesfeld Hall – 6:30pm
Sunday 22nd December: Family Carol service – 10:00am, Methodist Church, Sedgefield
Christingle – 4:00pm, St. Edmund’s, Sedgefield
Carol service – 5 pm, New Generation Church, Bethany Centre, Woodham Way, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 4UD
Carol service – 6:30pm, St. Michael’s Bishop Middleham
Christmas Eve: Christingle – 4:00pm St. Catherine’s, Fishburn
Crib service – 4:00pm, St. Michael’s, Bishop Middleham
Eucharist – 6:00pm, St. Alban’s, Trimdon Grange
Carol Service – 6:00pm, St. Mary Magdalene's, Trimdon Village
Holy Mass – 6:00pm, St. Joseph’s, Coxhoe
Holy Mass – 8.00pm, St William's, Trimdon
Midnight Eucharist – 11:30pm, St. Edmund’s, Sedgefield
Midnight Eucharist – 11:30pm, St. Mary Magdalene's, Trimdon Village
Midnight Eucharist – 11:30pm, St. Michael’s, Bishop Middleham
Christmas Day: Christmas service – 10:00am, Methodist Church, Sedgefield
Christmas Day Eucharist – 10:00am , St. Edmund’s, Sedgefield
Holy Mass – 10.45am, St. John Fisher, Sedgefield

Fireworks and Ceddesfeld Hall
John P Taylor Band at Sedgefield Blues Club
George Shovlin and the Radars at Sedgefield Blues Club
Sedgefield Players Xmas Panto 2019

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Arts & Events
Arts and Entertainment Updates by Tom Guest Email any reports/reviews to Tom Guest: sedgefieldartsandevents@outlook.com

Sedgefield Book Festival a roaring success
The now annual Sedgefield Book Festival, ‘Bookends’ has once again been a roaring success. It opened with ‘Across the Pond’, an evening of music and poetry from local performers featuring songs and poems from American artists. Performers included the Holkey Folkies, the John Wrightson Band, Tom Guest and Kayleigh Laverick, Lirica, Norma Neal, Terry West and Jean Hewling, Trevor Bond and Whiskey and Wine. The variety of music performed was inspiring and a great way to open the festival.

What followed was a wonderful series of events, poetry readings, workshops and readings that have inspired local people to put pen to paper, pick up a book or attempt their own creative ways of developing their skills.

Thanks and praise must go to organisers Norma Neal and Sarah Guest who have worked tirelessly to put together this brilliant event. Pictures below are from Sarah Guest.
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Ferryhill Stage Society present Hairspray
From Wed 27th - Sat 30th November, Ferryhill Stage Society present the fantastic musical ‘Hairspray’ in Mainsforth Hall, Ferryhill.
The story of heroine Tracy Turnblad, battling for her right to perform on ‘The Corny Collins’ show, as well as fighting for the rights of the African American community, features fantastic song and dance performed by this wonderful local company.

Tickets from members of the group are £10/£7 or £25 for a family ticket (2+2). Get them while you can! This show is sure to be a smash hit!
It’s Panto Time! (Oh yes it is!)
Sedgefield Blues Club Players Panto is well into rehearsal now, and the tale of the eponymous ‘Mother Goose’ hosts a wealth of madcap characters, and fantastic songs and dances, performed by some of the usual suspects and a few new members to the group, as well as the fantastic Sedgefield Players Youth Section. Directed by Sarah Atkinson, this show is sure to be mir-quack-ulous!
Tickets are on sale now from the usual outlets. Get them soon - Panto tends to sell out quickly!
Sedgefield Rock & Blues Club: 29th November
Sedgefield Blues Club North Yorkshire based, award-winning singer/songwriter John P Taylor and his band come to Sedgefield for the first time after promoting their 2018 ‘CYPRESS ROAD’ album. John is also an established producer, his songs, well crafted and thought provoking, bring a mixture of diverse influences, topped off with a gritty soulful vocal. For tickets, call Garry 07957 104434 or buy online at www.sedgefieldblues.com