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What's on in Sedgefield and the surrounding area.

Monthly Diary

SEDGEFIELD LIBRARY re-opens for new ‘PICK & COLLECT’ service! Sedgefield library is now open for returns and to collect ordered books on Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10am-4pm, and Saturdays 9.30am-12:30pm.

To use this service, go to the Durham County Council website (http://www.durham.gov.uk/libraries), use the 'find a library' option to find Sedgefield.

After submitting your library number & personal details, you can choose books from the Sedgefield shelves, then collect. If you are unsure of how to go about the process, call the library on 0300 026 9521 within the hours above. A member of staff, will explain and help choose books for you. There is also the option of a 'librarian's choice' selection, for both adults and children, if you are finding it difficult to choose.

The Summer Reading Challenge is also underway, so when getting the children's books these will be included within the collection bag. All operations within the library will be done with social distancing measures (and plenty of hand sanitiser).

COVID-19 Covid-19 has had a significant impact on events in the village. We suggest contacting the club, organisation individually. We will post any information that is sent to us.

Submit your events/updates or information to

Diary dates to diary.news@sedgefielddevelopmenttrust.co.uk
Arts & Events to sedgefieldartsandevents@outlook.com
Event Posters to sedgefieldweb@hotmail.co.uk

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Regular Events & Activities

Sedgefield Library

Check with the club for COVID-19 updates.
Usual Opening Hours:
Wednesdays: 9:30am-12:30pm
Thursdays: 10am-6pm
Fridays: 1pm-7pm
Saturdays: 9:30am-12:30pm

Thursdays 10:30-12:30: Basic computing, tailored to your needs.
Thursdays 2.15pm: ‘Boogie Beat’ Pre-school session. Booking reqd.
Craft Group: 1.30pm 2nd & 4th Friday
Book Circle: 2pm 3rd Friday. New members welcome. New Borrow Box Service. Download the app and gain access to audio e-books or audio books on computer, tablet or mobile phone. This is a free service to all our members. More information at the library. Summer Reading Challenge: Space Chase, limited spaces, please book

Tel: 03000 269521


The Hub

Sedgefield Community College
Closed due to COVID-19.
New Dance Generation: Monday U9s 5-5.45pm. Over 9s 5.45-6.30pm
Clubbercise:Tue 6.00pm
Zumba: Tue 6.30pm & Thurs 7pm
Blade Taekwondo: Sat 10.30am
Call 01740 617882 for all enquiries


Sedgefield Community Association

Ceddesfeld Hall is closed with immediate effect. In line with Government advice, relating to Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ceddesfeld Hall is closed from Tuesday 17th March, initially for two months. All SCA events up to mid July have been cancelled. Very best wishes to all members and patrons of Ceddesfeld Hall.


Sedgefield Social Club

Check with the club for COVID-19 updates. Usually Entertainment every Saturday. Telephone Number: 01740 620591


St John Fisher Catholic Church

Check with the contacts for COVID-19 updates. Wed & Fri mornings, 9.45am. Sunday 10.45am with Children’s Liturgy in term time. Adoration on Thursday at 7pm. Legion of Mary meeting Friday mornings after Mass. To contact The Parish Office, email parishsecretary1961@btconnect.com


New Generation Church

Check here for COVID-19 updates.


One Step Forward Bereavement Support Group

Check with the contacts for COVID-19 updates. One Step Forward is a group offering mutual support after bereavement. We meet every Thursday from 3pm to 5pm in The Welcome Room in St. Edmund’s Church. Further details from Panny Pighills: 01740 620909/07443 423113

Sedgefield Methodist Hall Non-Profit Playgroup

Check with the contacts for COVID-19 updates. Mon, Wed & Thurs 9.30am - 11.30am in term time. For children aged 2 to 4. Contact Barbara Smith 01740 620923 or Jane Jones 01740 620893.


Youth Club

Check with the contacts for COVID-19 updates. Monday Evenings in Term Time. Parish Hall. Juniors (50p) 6-7pm, Seniors (£1) 7-8:30pm. Table tennis, Xbox, Playstation, tuck shop and more. For info email natalie@Sedgefieldtowncouncil.gov.uk


Sedgefield Tea Dance

Check with the contacts for COVID-19 updates. For information, call Joyce 01740 622601 or Ann 01740 629070


Fishburn Art Group

Check with the contacts for COVID-19 updates. Fishburn Art Group is looking for new members. The group meets every Monday from 9.30am till noon. Anyone interested is welcome to visit to see what goes on and meet members. For further info call Julie Underwood on 07770 972 988 or email underlogs@talktalk.net


Sew Easy Sessions

Check with the contacts for COVID-19 updates. Mon 6.30-9pm & Wed 1-4pm. Venue: Parish Hall Boardroom

Arts & Entertainment

Email any reports/reviews to Geoff Millichap: sedgefieldartsandevents@outlook.com

Sedgefield Players’ First Virtual Drama Festival

Update by Tom Guest Normally at this time of year the Players gear up for their annual drama festival, but this year, for obvious reasons we have been unable to hold it. Not wanting to miss out on a chance to learn new skills we took the festival virtual and went online.

This year we, and 8 other groups from the region, are putting together short films to present on our Facebook and YouTube channels. There will be a live stream each evening and also some awards. Our two industry level adjudicators are Seb Shaw, actor in film and TV for many years, and Kelly Fairhurst, who has worked on Byker Grove & Hollyoaks and now is Course Leader for Film and TV at Stockton Riverside College. They will have the difficult task of judging the short films and presenting the awards.

We really hope that our audience can support this new way of working and hope to be able to perform before a live audience soon.


Update from Sedgefield Lyric Singers & Youth Choir

As you can see above, Sedgefield Lyric Singers have been having fun singing online, and until there is a further relaxation of the rules concerning large amateur choirs, Lyrics will resume their meetings in September electronically, with both musical and social activities planned. Perhaps you would like to join us for some online singing?

It’s a relaxing way to start your weekend and great for your well-being too. Contact us via our website: sedgefieldlyricsingers.weebly.com or follow us on Facebook.

BUT it’s better news for SLYC! Due to recent changes in government guidance, we are now able to look at returning to face to face rehearsals with Sedgefield Lyrics Youth Choir. We will be contacting current members very soon to discuss arrangements, so watch this space!

Sadly, all our autumn and winter performances have been cancelled, but June 19th, 25th & 26th can be pencilled into your diary as our concert dates for summer 2021!


A surprise viewing

The owners of The Manor House received a very nice surprise recently when they were given a copy of the limited-edition print by Tom Eccles of The Manor House set in a snowy Victorian and Dickensian winter scene. Commissioned by previous owners there had been a limited edition run of 200 copies.

The picture came to light by one of those coincidences that seem to be a matter of fate; electrical contractor Gary Muncaster of Bishop Middleham (Aaron Contract Electrical Ltd.) has been rewiring and improving the electrical installation at The Manor House in recent years, doing work that will make sure the building is fit for future generations. Like many people who encounter the majestic building he became hooked.

It transpired that the father of his son’s girlfriend worked in The Manor House as an accountant in the early 2000’s and had received a copy of the painting. Due to house moves the picture has recently been stored in a garage but with gentle persuasion Gary succeeded in securing the print for The Manor House.

Gary surprised Ean Parsons with the picture in August (see right). Ean will now ensure the provenance of the print and it will be included in his growing archive and hung to be viewed within the building.

Gary Muncaster and Ean Parsons with the limited-edition print
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