Sedgefield Community Association-Reviews

2016 Reviews

Another very enjoyable evening of live music with a range of local talent on show. Special thanks must go to The Holkey Folkies for hosting the event and Richie Parry, for his humorous poems in between acts. Thanks to all of the performers who took part and provided such a varied range of music throughout the night.

A very pleasant evening of fun and friendship was had by all. The newly decorated main hall looked very smart, with the addition of new tables and chairs: very fitting for such a grand occasion. Following a drinks reception, a delicious meal of broth, meat and ale pie, lemon posset and cheese and biscuits was served. Local group Lirica entertained guests with their usual very high standard of singing and were very well received. This well attended event helped raise funds for this year's Mediaeval Fayre.

Thanks to Pat and all volunteers who helped with organisation.

A great way to spend Easter Monday afternoon for young children and families. This well attended event had children searching for eggs in the grounds of Ceddesfeld Hall as well as participating in competitions for the best decorated eggs and Easter bonnets. Special thanks must go to Sue Blakemore for judging and for John and Maxine Robinson for running the event.

In January, SCA held its 18th Traditional Burns Supper. Paul Cook ‘The Piper’, invited people to their seats. The Address to the Haggis was made by Bruce Cunningham and the Toast to the Immortal Memory by Maxine Robinson.
John Robinson made the Toast to the Lassies and Viv Jacobs replied on their behalf. It was an evening of tradition and friendship.
Over 60 local people attended and thanks especially to Elaine Swift (catering), Pat and to other members of the SCA for their continued work in organising this popular event which over the years has raised funds for various organisations and charities – and the SCA.

It was a great night of music, with the hall packed to capacity. Thanks to The Milliners for opening and closing the event and to all the other artists who took part.

Joan Edmundson and John Wrightson, Lirica, Rob Guest, Kristen Peacock, Anthony Rob with Heather and Deci, Nick Smalley, Nest, Ean Parsons, the Old Age Travellers, John Weighall and Tom Guest provided an excellent programme of entertainment throughout the night.

There was a wide selection of songs ranging from familiar popular tunes to some fantastic new numbers, sung in public for the first time. A real showcase of the considerable local talent we have in Sedgefield.

We hope to hold our next Open Mic in March, so keep checking the website!