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April Diary
Mon 1st Methodist Wives and Friends. Methodist Hall: 7.30pm. Flowers with Pauline.
Local History Society. Ceddesfeld Hall. 7.45pm. Annual General Meeting.
Tue 2nd Sedgefield Tea Dance. Sedgefield Parish Hall. All welcome. 1pm-3pm. £2.50, incl. refreshments. For information call Joyce 622601 or Ann 629070.
Wed 3rd Sedgefield WI. Sedgefield Parish Hall at 7.15pm. Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Sarah Natrass. Members’ Competition, ‘A Small Wooden Box’. Visitors Welcome (£3.50.)
Thu 4th Sedgefield Show Meeting. 8pm. Sedgefield Social Club. Grand National Draw.
Fri 5th Veterans Coffee Morning. Sedgefield Parish Hall, 10am-noon. i 2pm in the Parish Hall. Lee Brownson on “The Auckland Project so Far". Members free, visitors welcome; £3 at the door.
Sat 6th Drop in Surgeries. Cllr J Robinson. Bradbury & Mordon Village Hall from 9 –9.45am. Sedgefield Library 10-11am. Fishburn Community Centre, 11.15am-12 noon.
Sedgefield Bloom Dance. 7.30pm in The Parish Hall. Live music from duo ‘Two True’. Tickets £10, including pie & peas supper, from the council offices.
Sun 7th Sedgefield Farmers’ Market. On the village green from 8.30am. New Generation Church (United Service) Bethany Centre, Village Close, Newton Aycliffe. 10.30am. (DL5 4UD)
Tue 9th Ladies Club. Ceddesfeld Hall, 8pm. “Gardening” by Marjorie Goodchild.
Wed 10th Neighbourhood Watch Meeting. 7pm.Social Club upstairs room. Cyber Security Presentation by Cyber Crime Officer, Kate Cain. All welcome.
Fri 12th Sedgefield Country Market. Parish Hall 10am-11.30am. Home baked produce, Crafts, Jams, Cards, Plants, Refreshments. For info call 629441.
Sedgefield Blues Club. A night with Chris Big Wolf Band + Midnite Blue. Doors open 7pm. Tickets £15. Visit www.sedgefieldblues.com for further info.
Live Music Night at Sedgefield Cricket Club: Locals Night (Folk Festival Fund Raiser) 7.30pm. Performers - Pipe Dream, Broadband, Old Age Travellers, Trevor Bond, Trish McLean, Ray Thom, Auld Vagabonds and John Wrightson Band. Admission £10. Call 621347 for further details.
Sun 14th New Generation Church. 10.30am at The Parish Hall, Sedgefield.
Tue 16th Sedgefield Tea Dance. At Sedgefield Parish Hall. All welcome. 1-3pm. £2.50, incl. refreshments. For information call Joyce 622601 or Ann 629070.
Willowdene Care Home. Afternoon tea 3pm. For info tel: Angela on 771310
Sedgefield, Ferryhill & District Flower Club. Open Night: 7.30pm in Sedgefield Parish Hall. Demonstration “Watch with Mother” by Heather Curry. All Welcome. Tickets: Members £5. Non Members £8.
Thu 18th Sedgefield Memory Café.10.30am–12pm @ Sedgefield Fire Station. For Dementia Clients and Their Carers Only.
Fri 19th Good Friday Procession. 10am from St Edmund’s Church to St John Fisher’s then The Methodist Church. Music From New Generation Church creative team. Hot Cross buns and drinks to follow. Everyone welcome.
Sun 21st New Generation Church (Easter United Service) at Bethany Centre, Village Close, Newton Aycliffe. 10.30am. (DL54UD)
Tue 23rd Bradbury and Mordon Ladies Circle. 7.30pm in Mordon & Bradbury Village Hall. A talk by Felix Davies on “Pilgrimages".
Ladies Club. Ceddesfeld Hall, 8pm. Bingo.
Sun 28th New Generation Church. 10.30am. The Parish Hall, Sedgefield.
Mon 29th Wives and Friends. Methodist Hall. 7.30pm. George Hetherington – Music.
Sedgefield Local History Society: A day out to Castle Howard, one of the premier stately homes of England, on Tuesday May 14th leaving Sedgefield at 9am. The cost of £33 includes coach, entrance to the house and gardens and tea/coffee voucher. To book a place please contact: Suzanne Hopper 01429 882250 or Alison Hodgson 01740620912.
Ceddesfeld Acoustic Group: First Friday & last Wednesday of every month. All acoustic instruments welcome.
St John Fisher Church, Sedgefield
Holy Week - Monday 15th April - Ecumenical Stations - 7.00pm
- Good Friday - Procession of Witness (Churches Together) - 10.00am.
The following are joint Services at St Joseph's Church, Coxhoe
- Maundy Thursday - Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper and Watch - 7.00pm
- Good Friday - Liturgy of the Passion - 3.00pm
- Holy Saturday - Liturgy of Light, Vigil and 1st Mass of Easter - 6.00pm.
Sedgefield Area Churches Together Events
12th March, 19th March, 26th March, 2nd April, 9th April
Lent course, "Dare to see God now", Fishburn, 7pm - everyone is welcome, contact Ann Hewitt at a.hewitt229@gmail.com for details. Sedgefield Methodist Church Lent study, "Another Story Must Begin" (Material based on "Les Misérables"), 7.30 pm to 9 pm, Methodist church New Room - all are welcome to come along.
22nd March
Coffee morning in the Parish Hall, 10 am to 12 noon. Sedgefield Area Churches Together are hosting; pay the price you'd like for refreshments; profits will be donated to the FoodBank, and a collection bin will be available for donations of non-perishable foodstuffs.
13th April
Screening of "Risen", Parish Hall, doors open 6.45 pm, film starts 7 pm. Refreshments after. Tickets free, available from local churches and Tickety Boo. Organised by Sedgefield Area Churches Together.
Friday 19th April - Good Friday Procession, 10 am at St. Edmund's church, then proceeding to St. John Fisher and the Methodist Church, where there will also be music from the New Generation Church creative team. Hot cross buns and drinks follow. Everyone is very welcome.
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Arts and Entertainment Updates by Tom Guest
Email any reports/reviews to Tom Guest: sedgefieldartsandevents@outlook.com
Book Review by Tamzin Lafford
Sedgefield Arts & Entertainment News Article
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, by Jonas Jonasson

This book may have been written by a Swedish journalist turned novelist, but the humour resonates well with the British sense of the ridiculous. It’s zany and madcap!

How many books do you know that combine a self-effacing 100-year-old explosives expert, an elephant, a suitcase inadvertently stolen, two murders but no dead bodies, Albert Einstein’s dim, melancholic brother Herbert, a Russian gulag, cocktails on a beach in Bali and most of the major events in world politics in the twentieth century? To which said centenarian is purported to have contributed, thanks to an aversion to taking sides and a good-natured, un-calculating, trustful willingness to help anyone who asks him.

The old man escapes from his retirement home to avoid the birthday party imposed on him. The inept handling of the subsequent enquiry reminded me of Inspector Clouseau, as the senior citizen and a growing band of confederates swept up in the ingenuous conspiracy traverse Sweden, with the aforementioned elephant, largely unaware of the scale of their notoriety.

I enjoyed the style of writing and some of the devices used, for example, the repetition of the description of the young man whose suitcase it is, and the phlegmatic reporting of sensational events. The book has pace all the way through, leaving the 100-year-old placid opportunist on the brink of another key role in world history. It might require a particular sense of humour to enjoy this book, but perhaps such a sense of humour is not so rare.
If you think you may want to join Kynren this year, please see below for open calls at the Kynren site.
· Saturday 27th April 10:30am
· Monday 20th May 5:30pm
· Thursday 13th June 5.30pm
· Tuesday 2nd July 5pm
· Monday 12th August 2pm
· Thursday 26th September 5pm
No reservation or registration is needed; just arrive on site 10 minutes before the session. Wear comfortable shoes outdoor clothing. Approximate duration: 90 min. Parking available on site. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at volunteer@elevenarches.org
Saturday 27th April, 7pm in the Parish Hall, Sedgefield.
Only £12 per ticket including pie & peas (or veggie option as required). Bar available. Please come along for a night of dancing hosted by 1st Sedgefield Rangers to help raise money for four local girls who have been selected by Girl Guiding to travel to Sri Lanka, Canada and Bermuda!
Tickets from Marie - email marie.walker1992@gmail.com or from Jaiz Hairdressers

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.