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What's on in Sedgefield and the surrounding area.

Event Updates/News

Sedgefield Library remains closed and the ‘Pick and Collect’ service has stopped for the time being due to the current lockdown. Fines will not be charged while this is in place, and all books that are currently out on loan will have their return date extended.

If you are a library member, you can borrow a huge range of e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines, e-newspapers and e-comics free of charge. All you need to access these is your library card and an internet.
For more information visit

Durham Youth Council Young People’s Awards
This year, Durham Youth Council have been asked to plan and host an awards event to recognise and celebrate the achievements of young people and those who support and advocate for young people.

The event is planned for the Easter Holidays, so the nomination processes have now started. Anyone can nominate a person or young person for the awards and there are several categories. The winners will receive an award and a gift box which will be posted to them after the event. Nominations close on 19th March. More details and to nominate, go to:
Ferryhill, Sedgefield & District Flower Club
The committee has decided to cancel ALL flower demonstrations up to May 2021. If restrictions allow, we hope to resume in June 2021 with a demonstration and our AGM. We will advertise as, when and if we can proceed with our programme.

Thanking our members for their patience, understanding and valuable support through these very difficult times. Stay safe everyone.
Sedgefield Area Churches Together
is running a discussion group for Lent, via Zoom.

Everyone is welcome to "Our Common Home: Caring for God’s Creation" at 7pm on Wednesdays 24th Feb & 3rd 10th, 17th & 24th March.
Please contact sedgefieldact@gmail.comfor the Zoom link and discussion materials.

As so many of us walk each day, you might like to pray for the people and businesses in the area as you stroll! Email for a map and suggestions for prayer. Instead of the usual Good Friday Procession we plan an online event sharing the hope embodied by Easter. Keep an eye on Round Up, Facebook and Twitter for details.

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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

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

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

Sew Easy Sessions

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

Arts & Entertainment

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New Panache Dance Fitness classes

There’s a brand new dance fitness class in town, featuring iconic music from the stage and screen, now brought to you online by Sedgefield resident Sharon Gooch who, in normal times, teaches Clubbercise at The Hub.

The classes are a lot of fun as Sharon brings her passion for enjoyable exercise to each session, to lift your mood and boost your mental, as well as your physical health.

Classes are held at 6pm on Thursdays and the 18th March class will be a charity class for both Red Nose Day and in support of local resident Liz Norman, who has challenged herself to run every day for 365 days to raise funds for Cancer Research following the loss of her uncle.

Bring back your dancing days, join the class that makes you feel like a cast member in a rehearsal, and learn routines that feature dance moves from the Jive, Charleston and Salsa to songs from hit musicals such as Mamma Mia and Grease!

For more details, look for Panache Sedgefield on Facebook, visit the website - or call Sharon Gooch on 07766 700892.

Sir Anthony Gormley’s Great Big Art Exhibition

Sir Anthony Gormley’s work has made a big impact on the North East landscape and now he is using his influence to harness the creativity of communities across the UK to create a large-scale national arts exhibition throughout March & April.

Inspired by the rainbow paintings we saw during the lockdown of March 2020, the ambitious project aims to encourage us to create our own masterpieces & exhibit them in the windows & gardens of our homes. Whether it be painting, sculpture or drawing, anything goes & we are all invited to participate & to take part in the biggest art exhibition in Britain.

Sir Anthony hopes that the initiative will help to foster hope & optimism while the catastrophic economic & social costs of lockdown are felt by millions of us, and that “every window sill or garden or balcony will suddenly become a gallery or a plinth...”.

The event is hosted by Colchester-based visual arts organization Firstsite. They are providing free activity packs to help the creative process. To receive a pack, visit

Beamish Museum Lectures

While Beamish open air museum is currently still closed, we can still attend the lively and educational sessions hosted remotely each Monday during March, and learn more about the history & culture of the North East.

The free afternoon sessions ran successfully during February, and covered topics including Victorian Schooling & pit village living.

This month will cover local topics of art & historical interest, such as the work of Norman Cornish (March 8th) & an examination of the life of Mary Ann Cotton (March 15th). Attendance is free of charge, and is hosted via Zoom. Visit the link below to register in advance:

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