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101 returns


2 October Sedgefield based rock band 101 are playing at Sedgefield Cricket Club. Music from The Killers, Oasis, The Jam and many more. 8pm start.


Mordon & Bradbury Village Hall Association
3 October in Mordon Village Hall TS21 2EY, Afternoon tea and Art Exhibition from 2.30-4pm. All proceeds to Mordon Village Hall. All Welcome.
Sedgefield Baby & Toddler Group
Now based in the Methodist Church Hall sessions are held on alternating Mondays and Tuesdays. All sessions run from 9:30am - 11am.
Mondays - 4 Oct, 18 Oct, 1 Nov, 15 Nov, 29 Nov
Tuesdays - 12 Oct, 26 Oct, 9 Nov, 23 Nov
Reservations are no longer required to attend. If you are able to RSVP on our Facebook page "Sedgefield Baby & Toddler Group" then that will help us to plan. The cost will continue to be £3 per family.
Ferryhill, Sedgefield & District Flower Club
19 October in the Parish Hall, Sedgefield at 7.30pm, flower demonstration titled “Tales of the Unexpected” by Julia Loudon. All welcome. Entry fee £5. 16 November 2021 in the Parish Hall, Sedgefield at 7.30pm, flower demonstration, titled “Christmas time” by Jan Faulkner.

All welcome. Entry fee is £8. Please come along and join us as we relaunch the Flower Club.
Sedgefield Tea Dance
Sedgefield Tea Dance are sorry to announce the Dancing will not restart until January 2022 at the earliest. Best wishes to all the group.
Mayor’s Quiz
22 October at 7.30pm in Ceddesfeld Hall. Councillor Ann Carr, the Mayor, is raising money for YoungMinds a mental health charity supporting children, young people and their parents as well as local groups and organisations.
Tickets cost £6 each and include a pie and peas supper and are available from the council offices.
Sedgefield Veterans Coffee Morning
26 November at 10am in Sedgefield Parish Hall with the usual tea, homemade cakes and raffle. Everyone is welcome.
Halloween "Mas{k)erade" Dance
in Sedgefield Parish Hall Saturday 30th October 2021 from 7.30 -11pm
Line-dancing, Country & Rock'n'Roll dancing to Top Dollar.
Pies & Peas or Vegetarian option Bring your own Drinks! £10.00
All profits to a local Charity. Special Prize for Best Mask! Tickets limited to ensure a COVID safe environment, so please let us know in good time. Ring Gloria on 01740622447

Carols in the Car Park will be back again this year, on 5th December. All being well, Carols on the Green around the Christmas tree will make a glad return, on 17th December. Keep an eye out for more details nearer the time - we look forward to seeing you at these festive events.

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

Regular Events & Activities

Sedgefield Library

Check with the club for COVID-19 updates.
Usual Opening Hours:
Wednesdays: 9:30am-12:30pm
Thursdays: 9:30am-16:30pm
Fridays: 1:30pm-17:30pm
Saturdays: 9:30am-12:30pm

Browsing will be limited to 20 mins and only 4 visitors allowed at a time, so you may be asked to queue patiently outside. See www.durham.gov.uk/libraries for updates and information and to updated with any service changes. Also, the Facebook page CountyDurhamLibraries is absolutely full of interest. We recommend following them.


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

As Panny Pighills left the village some time ago, the first port of call for bereavement support is now Sue Archer.
You can contact Sue on 07779 093386 or 01740 239278 or go to our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/onestepforwardsedgefield Unfortunately we can only offer telephone support at the moment, but we hope to be back at St Edmund’s on Thursdays (15:00-17:00) before too long.

Arts & Entertainment

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

Durham Book Festival


Durham Book Festival has established itself as one of the region’s cultural highlights, with contributors such as Phillip Pullman, PD James, and Bill Bryson having appeared during festivals past. After a 2020 staging that was online only due to restrictions on public gatherings, live events will return this year alongside the online programme.

The mixed format sees online events commence from 9 October, which can then be caught-up online until 31 October. Online events are ticketed at £5 each per household or with an online pass available at £20 for those who wish to attend four or more.

Live talks begin on 14 October with the announcement of the Gordon Burn Prize winner for challenging conventions in writing, and continue until 17 October. Many will also be live-streamed.

This year, there are too many highlights to list, with more than 60 events online or at the Gala theatre. Look out for talks from North East writers like Mick Herron, who will speak about his upbringing and his long and successful career writing thrillers. His latest novel, Slough House, is currently being adapted for TV in a major production featuring Gary Oldman, Jonathan Pryce & Kristen Scott-Thomas.

David Almond, also from Newcastle, whose novel Skellig won the Carnegie medal in 1998, is showcasing his latest novel Bone Music this year.

The ever-popular Richard Osman returns after his first novel debuted last year. The success of The Thursday Murder Club exceeded all expectations and he will be promoting his follow up The Man Who Died Twice. He will be speaking about his favourite books and the works that inspired him. More details and tickets at durhambookfestival.com.


Fine Art in Co. Durham

From 1 October, the Bob Abley Art Gallery in Spennymoor hosts another exhibition of the work of Chris and Steve Rocks. Following their successful ‘Coming Home’ exhibition in June the award-winning Spennymoor twins return with ‘Autumn Exhibition’.

Entry is free and their work will hang alongside work for sale from other contemporary local artists and, this being Spennymoor, it will naturally feature some of Norman Cornish’s work as well. Still more affordable art is on display at The Art Block in Seaham. East Durham Artists Network is staging original affordable art from Tuesday to Saturday until 9 October.


Calendar of Teesdale

Many locals will already know the work of Teesdale photographer Andy Beck . This year he is releasing some of his images of the locality in a 2022 calendar.

Some proceeds from each sale will go to the Search and Mountain Rescue Team. andybeckimages.co.uk/teesdalecalendar- 2022/.


Live Music in October

Festival season continues apace in County Durham. Following Hardwick Live, The Gathering Sounds and Northern Kin festivals in recent weeks; the Kubix Festival is coming to Sunderland’s Herrington Park early in October. Again, some big names will be appearing, especially for those of us old enough to fondly remember the 80s and 90s. Fans of The Farm, Sleeper, Cast, New Order and The Levellers should clear their diaries for 2 October.

At the same venue, 8 October sees the resurrection of acts including NTrance, Vengaboys, and 2 Unlimited.

Tickets for both events are available at eventim.co.uk/artist/kubixfestival. On a rather smaller scale, but an equally good development: live music returns to The Old Cinema Launderette in Gilesgate Moor.

Certainly one of the quirkiest venues at which you will ever catch a band, the Old Cinema Launderette is exactly what it says on the tin. Once a 320 seat cinema, ‘The Crescent’, it closed in 1958 and currently operates as launderette and coffee shop by day and a musical venue by night.

For it’s small setting, it also attracts a very high calibre of artist, including nationally and internationally lauded performers including, in October, Bridie Jackson and Mark Morriss (those old enough to remember Sleeper and The Levellers will certainly remember The Bluetones’ great success during the 90s). The intimate surrounding offers a great opportunity to enjoy some of Mark Morriss’ many hit singles in a truly unique setting. Visit www.wegottickets.com/ oldcinemalaunderette for dates & times.


Return of Ferryhill Stage Society

There is exciting news for up and coming performers in September, with the return of Ferryhill Stage Society. Each Thursday from 9 September rehearsals will resume at Mainsforth Community Centre in Ferryhill where the focus will be on staging a pantomime of Sleeping Beauty. Visit facebook.com/Ferryhillstagesociety to learn more

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