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February Diary
Fri 1st: Veterans Coffee Morning: Sedgefield Parish Hall, 10am to noon.
U3A: 2pm in the Parish Hall. Alison Forbes "The Value of Music in Hospitals".
Members free, visitors welcome; £3 at the door.
Sat 2nd: Drop in Surgeries: Cllr John Robinson. 9 – 9.45am Bradbury & 12 pm
Mordon Village Hall; 10 – Sedgefield Library; 11.15 – Fishburn CC. 11am.
Sun 3rd: Sedgefield Farmers’ Market: On the Village Green from 8.30am.
New Generation Church: Bethany Centre, Village Close, Newton Aycliffe,
Mon 4th: Methodist Wives & Friends: Methodist Hall. 7.30pm. Talk ‘Blood Bikes.’
Local History Society: Ceddesfeld Hall. 7.45pm. “Putting Ladies on a Pedestal” by Martin Peagam
Tue 5th: Sedgefield T Dance: @ Sedgefield Parish Hall. All welcome. For info call Joyce 622601 or Ann 629070.
Wed 6th: Sedgefield WI: 7.15pm at Sedgefield Parish Hall. “Old Time Music Hall” with Julie Pendleton. Sedgefield WI’s 101st Birthday Cake and a glass of wine. Members’ Competition – A Fan.
Fri 8th: Sedgefield Country Market: Parish Hall 10am to 11.30am. Home baked produce, Crafts, Jams, Cards, Plants, Refreshments. For info call 629441.
Cricket Club Quiz: 8.30pm start.
Sun 10th: New Generation Church: Sedgefield Parish Hall @10.30am.
Tue 12th: Ladies Club: Ceddesfeld Hall, 8pm. Featuring Erland Rendell
Wed 13th: Sew Easy: Parish Hall Boardroom from 10.30am to 1.30pm.
Sedgefield Neighbourhood Watch Meeting: 7pm in the Social Club upstairs room.
Fri 15th: Sedgefield In Bloom Coffee Morning: 10am to 11.30am in The Parish Hall. Refreshments, book stall, tombola, raffle.
Methodist Wives and Friends: Methodist Hall 7.30pm. “India” by Tamzin.
Live Music Night at Sedgefield Cricket Club Main guest: Prelude. Also featuring: Los Capitanes, John Weighell and John Wrightson Band. Admission £10 (no buffet). Tel 621347 for further details.
Sun 17th: New Generation Church: Sedgefield Parish Hall @10.30am.
Mon 18th: Sew Easy: Parish Hall Boardroom from 6.30 to 9.30pm.
Sedgefield Family History Group: Methodist Church Hall @ 7.15pm. ‘A House with a History: The Elstobs of Foxton’ by Tim Brown
Tue 19th: Sedgefield T Dance: @ Sedgefield Parish Hall. All welcome. For info call Joyce 622601 or Ann 629070.
Sedgefield, Ferryhill & District Flower Club: 7.30pm @The Parish Hall. Val Guest: ‘Just Around the Corner’. Members –Free, Non Members- £5.
Wed 20th: Sew Easy: Parish Hall Boardroom from 10.30am to 1.30pm.
Thu 21st: Sedgefield Memory Café: 10.30 – 12pm @ Sedgefield Fire Station
Fri 22nd: St Edmund’s Church Coffee Morning: Sedgefield Parish. 10 to 11.30am
Sat 23rd: World Day of Prayer Coffee Morning: Sedgefield Methodist Church Hall 10
Sun 24th: New Generation Church: Sedgefield Parish Hall @10.30am.
Tue 26th: Bradbury and Mordon Ladies Circle: 7.30pm @ Mordon & Bradbury Village Hall. A talk on Journalism by Ron Eyley.
Ladies Club: Ceddesfeld Hall, 8pm. Katie Burkill on ‘Dream Catchers’.
Wed 27th: Sew Easy: Parish Hall Boardroom from 10.30am to 1.30pm.
The Mayor’s Civic Ball: This year’s Civic Ball will take place on Friday 1 March at Hardwick Hall. The event is raises money for Prostate Cancer UK and Diabetes UK as well as for other local groups. Reception will be followed by a 3 course meal and dancing to Mosaic. Tickets are £30pp. Further info including menu will be circulated as soon as possible.
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The Poster Wall

SCA-Open Mic
The Hut People at the Manor House
Sari Schorr & Lewis Hamilton at Sedgefield Blues Club
Sedgefield Players Humble Boy
Ukulele Sing Along at Ceddesfeld Hall
Sedgefield Blues Club Gigs
Sedgefield Community Association Easter Picnic
Sedgefield Community Association St. George Dinner

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Arts & Events
Arts and Entertainment Updates by Tom Guest
Email any reports/reviews to Tom Guest: sedgefieldartsandevents@outlook.com
Pantomime Success
Sedgefield Arts & Entertainment News Article
It’s been almost a month since the first showing of the Players Pantomime, and it feels odd to be writing about it in the February edition of the Sedgefield News, but I wanted to take a moment, firstly to share some of the wonderful photographs taken by John Finlayson, but secondly to thank you, the audiences, for getting behind our Community Panto and making it such a huge success. Over 6 shows, one which was specially performed for children in care from Stockton, the Players shared their magical and colourful production.

The lead role of Cinderella was portrayed by Kelsey White, with a jaw dropping moment where the Fairy Godmother (Rosemary Jones) waved her magic wand, Cinderella spun and suddenly was dressed in a beautiful dress, designed by Jeanne Ivseon, truly a stand out moment. The Prince was played by Sarah Legender, ably assisted by Lucy Atkinson and Hilary Yeoman as Dandini and Gerald the Herald respectively. Buttons was played fantastically by Kieron O’Donnell, whilst Tom Guest, Terry West and Viv Jacobs garnered many a boo as the Ugly Sisters and Step-mother.

Ian Thurgood played the Baron Hardup whilst Sarah Atkinson and Jaqui O’Meara shared the roles of Smash and Grab the bailiffs with Joshua Wilson and Cameron Andrews. Jessica Sadler and Alisha Quinn also shared the role of Fairy Godmothers assistant Cheryl with the cast being rounded out by Elizabeth Flanagan and Jean Hewling as the Angry Woman and Mrs. Curtain. The SPYS played villagers and dancers, choreographed by Gill Rowe, and really made the performance as good as it was. Set design by Walter Howell and lighting and sound design by Adam White and Richard Flanagan really helped the show come alive, with some of the best feedback we have ever received for a pantomime.
Next up the Players present their production of Charlotte Jones’ ’Humble Boy’ on March 14th—16th. Tickets available from www.sedgefieldplayers.co.uk and the production, directed by Sarah Atkinson is sure to be fantastic.
Gotta have faith at the Lobster Ball
North East fans of the late, great George Michael can relive his greatest solo and Wham! hits at an annual charity event. Organisers of the Lobster Ball, held at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, have announced that George Michael tribute, Rob Lamberti, will join the line-up at the popular fundraising event, which takes place on Friday 17 May. And Rob, who has performed as the singer for several decades, is popular not only for his vocal ability, but also his physical likeness to the singer.

He has made several TV appearances as the Wham! star, including ITV’s Stars in Their Eyes and more recently, BBC’s Even Better Than The Real Thing. Guests at the ball, which raises money for Daisy Chain to help families affected by autism, will also enjoy performances from headline act, The Bootleg Beatles, and vocalist, Diane Shaw.

Tickets for the event cost £145pp and includes a four course lobster surf and turf menu. John Adamson, managing director of Hardwick Hall Hotel, is delighted to have Rob join the lineup. “We are always on the lookout for top-class acts to entertain our diners at the ball and Rob Lamberti is a fantastic performer who we are thrilled to add to the event,” said John. “The Lobster Ball is known for attracting amazing performers and this year is certainly going to be no different”.
To book tickets, call 01740 620253 or email events@hardwickhallhotel.co.uk.

Review: Sedgefield Blues Club

A very welcome return to Sedgefield Blues Club after about 7 years for the hugely talented 24 Pesos. The band play a unique and enjoyable blend of Blues with Jazz and Funk that the audience enjoyed immensely. The band were without their bass player last night due to illness, but the keyboard player and drummer more than made up for any absence in the rhythm section.

Midnite Blue were due to be supporting the band but they were unable to make it last night, Auld Man's Baccie very kindly stepped in at short notice opened proceedings with a very fine set of "Old Timey Mojo Music (their words), or accoustic blues as we would generally describe it, their version of Whole Lotta Rosie is absolutely marvellous! Many thanks to all the volunteers at Sedgefield Blues Club.