Spring into action at Sedgley Community Centre

As Sedgley residents wave goodbye to winter and look forward to warmer, sunnier weather in 2013, there’s a packed programme of events lined up at the community centre to keep everyone entertained.

Many more events will be added as the year progresses – this is intended as an overview of confirmed events so far.

  • 16th February 2013 Coffee Morning followed by Fish and Chip Lunch
  •  20th April 2013 Coffee Morning
  •  18th May 2013 Spring Fair and Ploughman’s Lunch
  •  15th June 2013  Coffee Morning
  •  29th June 2013 Afternoon – Strawberry Fair
  •  20th July 2013 Coffee Morning
  •  17th August 2013 Annual Flower Show
  • 21st September 2013 Harvest Coffee and Ploughman’s Lunch
  • 19th October 2013 Coffee Morning
  • 16th November 2013 Victorian Christmas Fayre – Pork Sandwich Lunch
  • 7th December 2013 Afternoon – Christmas Concert

Sedgley Community Centre is situated in Ladies Walk, Sedgley. Call 01902 678490 for more information on any of the above events.


Reap the Rewards of Autumn at Sedgley Community Centre

With summer nearly over, Sedgley Community Centre has a packed programme of events this autumn guaranteed to warm up those dark nights and keep everyone entertained.

On Saturday, September 29, Ashmore Male Voice Choir will be hitting all the right notes and treating guests to an evening of all types of music and monologues. Tickets for this event, priced at £4, are available from Mary Lavender on 01902 885816 or on the door.

And, as autumn moves into winter, what better than an evening of music and dancing to keep the cold at bay? The Sedgley Live event on Saturday, October 27, will feature a performance from Old Enough To Know Better, who will be getting everyone up on their feet with a selection of songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Also performing are Be bewitched, (bothered and bewildered) and a Frank Sinatra Cabaret.  This event begins at 8pm and Sedgley residents will be able to dance their socks off until late in the evening. Tickets, priced at £3, are available from Lesley Whitehouse on 07971 739042 or on the door. Bring your own drinks and enjoy the fun!

As the festive season draws near, get into the Christmas spirit with a concert from St Andrews Singers on Saturday, December 1, which starts at 2pm. Tickets for this event cost £3 and include refreshments.

Sedgley Community Centre, based in Ladies Walk, is well known for hosting a series of events for local residents throughout the year, including the popular Flower and Vegetable Show, which celebrated its 18th year earlier this month. Other well-attended events include the Sedgley Live Arts and Crafts festival and the harvest festival.



Summer Events in Bloom at Sedgley Community Centre

Summer’s in bloom this weekend at Sedgley Community Centre, when green-fingered local residents will gather for this year’s Flower and Vegetable Show on Saturday, August 18.

The event, organised by Sedgley Gardening Club, continues to grow in popularity and is now in its 19th year. It’s an ideal opportunity for local growers to display their potting prowess and show off some of their bumper crops.

Members of the public are invited to come along to the Community Association Hall in Priory Lane and enjoy a packed programme of entertainment lined up for the day, including music from Wolverhampton Brass Band, plant stalls, cream teas, and a raffle and tombola with many prizes up for grabs.

The free event takes place from 12 noon and is sponsored by Dudley Building Society.

Harvest Festival Fun

Later on in the year, Sedgley residents can enjoy the best in local produce at the Community Centre’s Harvest Festival and Ploughman’s Lunch which takes place on September 15. During this event, a short thanksgiving will be held at 11.30am followed by an auction of produce.  The Ploughman’s lunch will commence at 12.30 pm.

Tickets, priced at £3, are available on the door or by calling Mrs Evelyn York on 01902 661682.
The concert by Ashmore Male Voice Choir on September 29 is sure to hit all the right notes this autumn  and begins at 7.30 pm.  Ticket price is £4 which includes tea/coffee.
On October 27, Sedgley residents can indulge in some spooky fun at the Community Centre’s Halloween Evening, where live band, Old Enough to Know Better, will be performing a selection of 60/70s and country music and a Sinatra cabaret will keep crowds entertained.  Guests and ghouls are invited to bring their own drinks for what promises to be a lively and hugely enjoyable evening of entertainment which will include
a charity raffle.
The evening starts at 8pm and tickets priced at £3 are available on the door or by calling Lesley Whitehouse on 07971 739042.



Spring into action at Sedgley Community Centre

Spring into action with a wide range of events taking place at Sedgley Community Centre this year

Sedgley Community Centre has a wide range of events planned this spring, with something on offer for people of all ages.

The centre, situated in Ladies Walk, is well-known for being at the heart of activities in the village. And, in keeping with this tradition, there is a packed programme of events lined up to help Sedgley residents celebrate spring in style.

First of all,  jump into action this Jubilee year with the Diamond Jubilee Tea Dance on Saturday, June 2, which runs from 2pm until 4pm. In keeping with his regal occasion, anyone participating is asked to wear red, white and blue. There is no charge for admission and refreshments will be provided.

Dancing in Sedgley’s streets

Dust off your dancing shoes for a disco on Saturday, June 23, when local DJ, Steve Welch, will be spinning a stack of classic tunes from the 60s and 70s. Admission is £5 and anyone coming is invited to bring their own drinks. This event will also feature a fundraising raffle.

Summer is well and truly in bloom on Saturday, August 18, when the village’s greatest greenfingered residents unveil a stunning selection of colours and scents for the Sedgley Flower Show.

Harvesting the best of Sedgley

And, on Saturday, September 15, reap the rewards of living in the Black Country with the centre’s harvest and ploughman’s lunch event.  Starting at midday, this will feature a guest speaker providing a fascinating insight into harvest time followed by a delicious traditional ploughman’s lunch.  All are welcome and refreshments will be provided.

Finally, get crafty on Friday 28 and Saturday, September 29 with the Sedgley Live event, which will feature a craft fayre showcasing the skills of the village’s many talented residents.

In the near future, Sedgleyscene will be working with Sedgley Community Centre to bring you a regularly updated list of events. In the meantime, call 01902 678 490 for bookings and further information on this popular local venue.

Donor drive comes to Sedgley

Giving blood is painless, quick and saves lives

It’s painless, takes less than an hour and saves lives, yet only four per cent of people in the UK do it.

But, this Friday, Sedgley residents can do something amazing and give blood as part of a nationwide donor drive by NHS .

Donating blood is easy – during the process, a tiny drop of blood is taken from the fingertip, allowing nurses to check haemoglobin levels and ensure that giving blood won’t make the donor anaemic.

If all is well, the donor then proceeds to give about 470ml of blood – an amount which is quickly replaced by the body.

Once someone has given blood, they are advised to have a short rest before being given some refreshments  – usually a drink and biscuits.

Sedgley Community Centre in Ladies Walk

The NHS Blood and Transplant service will be at the Community Centre in Ladies Walk from 1pm until 3.30pm and 4.30pm until 7pm.

Call 0300 123 23 23 to make an appointment or visit the Give Blood website for more information.