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September Diary
Sun 1st Sedgefield Farmers’ Market on the village green, 8.30am-12.30pm.
Mon 2nd Sedgefield Local History Society at Ceddesfeld Hall, 8pm. Wooden Boats and Iron Men by David Hastings. Free, donations to RNLI.
Tue 3rd Sedgefield Tea Dance in Sedgefield Parish Hall 1pm-3pm, £2.50 including refreshments. Everyone is welcome. For information, call Joyce 01740 622601 or Ann 01740 629070.
Wed 4th Sedgefield Women’s Institute in Sedgefield Parish Hall, 7.15pm. The Role of Women in the DLI, talk and interaction with artefacts. Competition - an item of wartime memorabilia.
Fri 6th Sedgefield and District U3A at Ceddesfeld Hall, 2pm. Tracey Bowstead - Great North Air Ambulance. Visitors £3.
Mon 9th Farm Watch Meeting, 7pm at Hopper House Farm.
Sedgefield Methodist Wives & Friends. Bingo and cake.
Thu 12th COMMUNITY REFERENDUM for the SEDGEFIELD PLAN. Details in Sedgefield Extra & on p3 of this edition. NB Voting takes place in Sedgefield Methodist Church Hall.
Sedgefield Show Committee Meeting 8pm upstairs in Sedgefield Social Club
Sat 14th Sedgefield Rugby Club first team are playing at home.
Mon 16th Sedgefield Family History Group meet in the Methodist Church Hall, 7.15pm. Margaret Hedley’s talk is ‘Hannah’s Story’.
Tue 17th Sedgefield Tea Dance in Sedgefield Parish Hall 1pm-3pm, £2.50 including refreshments. Everyone is welcome. For information, call Joyce 01740 622601 or Ann 01740 629070.
Wed 18th Sedgefield Neighbourhood Watch Meeting in Sedgefield Social Club (upstairs room) from 7pm.
Thu 19th Sedgefield Memory Café, 10.30am-12pm at Sedgefield Fire Station. For dementia clients and their carers only.
Fri 20th Sedgefield Women’s Institute coffee morning and raffle in the Parish Hall 10am-11.30pm.
Sedgefield Blues Club. Paul Lamb (Blues Harmonica) & The King Snakes: plus How Askew Band. Details www.sedgefieldblues.com
Tue 24th Mordon & District Ladies Circle at Mordon Village Hall, 7.30pm. Harvest home with a bring and buy stall.
Sat 28th Children’s Workshop, ’Creating Characters and learning about illustration with author Holly Stirling at Sedgefield Library.

Family BBQ Charity Event
Saturday 7th September from 3pm at The Rectory, 2 Durham Road, Sedgefield. All welcome, adults bring own drinks. Tickets £3.50 adults, £3 children (includes drinks & food) Tickets available from: Alex 01740 623557, Julie 01740 622391, Anita 01740 621638
Sedgefield Cricket Club Beer Festival: 13th - 15th September
Friday night music is from the Newcastle acoustic trio, Los Capitanes. On Saturday we have Elvis impersonator, Anthony Grey and on Sunday, the ever popular 101. There’s an indoor real ale bar, with beer from local breweries, and a free bouncy castle all weekend.
The 14th Annual Sedgefield Folk Festival: Friday 6th - Sunday 8th September
For further information on all the events and activities taking place or for the purchase of tickets, please contact the Festival Office (tel. 621347) or visit the Festival website www.sedgefieldfolkfestival.co.uk. For details of festival events taking place in Ceddesfeld Hall, check out the SCA column.
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
Diary dates to diary.news@sedgefielddevelopmenttrust.co.uk
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Bishop Auckland Concert Series finale
Sedgefield Players Alexandra Lomeiko (violin) and Ana Gogava (piano) will perform together in the fifth and ultimate concert in the 2019 Bishop Auckland Music Society Concert Series on Friday 6th September at 7.30pm in Bishop Auckland Methodist Church.

A winner of multiple National awards in her home country of New Zealand, Alexandra Lomeiko moved to London to study at The Purcell School of Music in 2006 and, as a result, had her solo recital debut at Wigmore Hall in October 2009.

Alex is active as a chamber musician, performing regularly with Ensemble Mirage amongst others. She enjoys freelancing as a concertmaster and has led orchestras under many distinguished conductors.

Together with pianist, Ana Gogava, she visits to perform work by Greig, Bartok and Beethoven. This is a more than fitting finale to the BAMS 2019 concert season! Tickets £13.50 (£15 on the door) Available from Brotherton's Music or from Brian Varley (01388) 606075
Sedgefield Drama Festival: the final line up
Sedgefield Players The evenings of Tuesday 10th - Saturday 14th September see eight contrasting productions compete in the annual Sedgefield Drama Festival.

Adjudicated by Jan Palmer-Sayer, the Head of the Guild of Dramatic Adjudicators (GODA) on her first visit to Sedgefield, the festival opens with the Sedgefield Players Youth Section in their production of Lucy Atkinson’s ’As it was’.

This will be followed by the Sedgefield Players who present another original play, ’The Twa Sisters’ by Tom Guest. On Wednesday 11th, Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society present ’Being Rose’ by Richard James, followed by the Players again with Bertolt Brecht’s ’The SPY’, which you may remember featured as part of their June 2018 production of ’Fear and Misery of the Third Reich’. Thursday sees Saltburn 53 Youth Group perform the third original piece of the week, ‘Maggots’ by Sue Pierce, which will be followed by Holmside Productions, with ‘The Choice’ by Alan Monkhouse. The last night of the Festival includes two groups from Scarborough, firstly Statement Drama Company with ‘Crab Cakes’ by Joan Lipkin, then the final original piece, ’Forgive our foolish ways’ by Shari Gledhill from the group Bananadrama.

On Saturday Jan will give her final adjudication, followed by the presentation of awards. Tickets for the week are available from Tickety Boo or from the website www.sedgefieldplayers.co.uk and it would be wonderful to see lots of Sedgefield residents there, supporting local theatre. TG
Themeless Variations
Sedgefield Players
Above: two of the brightest young talents in the North East present Themeless Variations - an evening recital, on Saturday 21st September in St John Fisher Church, Sedgefield.

Ranging through the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern eras, a wonderful programme of flute, cello and piano duets will be performed by Megan Robinson and Tim Jasper. For tickets, call 07969 347379.