Cleveland Branch Events Diary
Cleveland Branch Diary
Further details of our events may be obtained from our Secratary:
Dave Cook, on 01325 310114 or Email: email@example.com,
NGS = National Gardens Scheme TBC = To Be Confirmed
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NGS - The Forge, Ravensworth - Cleveland Branch
NGS Event - The Forge, Ravensworth DL11 7EU - Sun 3 Jul 2016 (1pm - 5:30pm)
The Blacksmith's Secret Garden - the garden is hidden from view behind The Forge House, Cottage and the working Blacksmith's Forge. It has small wildlife ponds with two natural stone features and a meadow. There are a number of unusual plants.
The Cleveland branch have played at this venue a number of times now. A fascination garden in a beautiful setting. Well worth a visit. The pipers will be playing from 2pm till 4pm.
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Cleveland Branch Meetings
Happy New Year to everyone. Our meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at Ceddesfeld Hall Community Centre, Rectory Row, Sedgefield. TS21 2AE, County Durham, which is behind the parish church.The main meeting starts at 8.00pm in the main hall. This is an excellent venue with great acoustics and has been the Cleveland Branch home for many years now. If you are in the area do come along and join our friendly group to play or listen to the wide variety of tunes. Everyone, in turn, gets the opportunity to choose the tunes to be played if they wish.
Author: Brian Fisher - Cleveland Branch
NGS - St Margaret’s Allotments, Durham DH1 4QG - Cleveland Branch
NGS Event - St Margaret’s Allotments, Durham DH1 4QG - Sun 17 Jul 2016 (2pm - 5pm)
5 acres of 82 allotments against the spectacular backdrop of Durham Cathedral. This site has been cultivated since the Middle Ages, and was saved from development 20yrs ago, allowing a number of enthusiastic gardeners to develop plots which display a great variety of fruit, vegetables and flowers.
This is a fascinating garden we played for the first time last year. We like this one. It's well worth a visit. The pipers will be playing from 2pm till 4pm.
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NGS - Ravensford Farm, Hamsterly DL13 3NH - Cleveland Branch
NGS Event - Ravensford Farm, Hamsterly DL13 3NH - Sun 24 Jul 2016 (2pm - 5pm)
This large garden, now 30 years old, surrounds an old farmhouse. It contains two ponds, an orchard and a small wood. Mid-July is possibly its peak for colour, but there is always floral interest and we grow many unusual (labelled) shrubs and trees. On NGS day we sell plants and jams from the garden, we serve home-made cakes for tea, and Northumbrian pipers provide the background music.
The Cleveland Branch have had a very long established association with this graden since the playing group started. We have played at this venue on very many occasions for both private and public events. It's an amazing garden and well worth a visit.
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Cleveland Branch Practice
The Cleveland Branch Playing Group meet every 4th Wednesday of the month for practice upstairs at Ceddesfeld Hall, Rectory Row, Sedgefield. TS21 2AE, County Durham at 7pm till about 9pm.
The playing group are a very active group with the aim of taking the Northumbrian Smallpipes and Northumbrian music out to the public. We usually have very busy year and have performed at many events such as festivals, National Garden scheme events, concerts, weddings, schools and fetes.
Pipers are very welcome to join us and play, though tunes and discussions are restricted to the playing group repertoire.
Wed Nov 13 - Cleveland Branch Meeting - Ceddesfeld Hall, Rectory Road, Sedgefield. 8pm. All welcome to join us and play or just listen to the pipes. Beginners Lessons upstairs 7-8pm.
Sat Nov 16 - NPS Main Branch Meeting - The Chantry, Morpeth from 2:30pm. The Cleveland Branch have been invited to lead the Society meeting at the Chantry. We look forward to this event.
Wed Nov 27 - Cleveland Branch Playing Group Practice - Ceddesfeld Hall, Rectory Road, Sedgefield. 7pm. All pipers welcome to come and join us though discussions and playing will be restricted to the playing group repetoire.
Fri Nov 29 - Switching on the Christmas tree lights - Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle. The Cleveland Branch Players have, once again, been invited to play at Bowes Museum to help the Friends of Bowes Museum to celebrate their switching on of the Christmas tree lights. Times and details to be confirmed.
Sun Dec 8 - Durham City Traditional Christmast Festival -This year The Cleveland Branch Playing Group will be playing at the official Durham City Christmas Festival instead of the Gates Centre.
- 1.30 to 2pm - Durham Market Place
- 2.30 to 3.15pm Durham Palace Green
We'll be playing in a marquee at both venues
Wed Dec 11 - Cleveland Branch Meeting, Ceddesfeld Hall, Rectory Road, Sedgefield. 8pm. - The Cleveland Branch has as part of our assets, seven assorted cups and shields which were competed for in the past at various festivals which no longer take place. Rather than leaving them to gather dust and be forgotten, for fun and entertainment only, we are organising as part of the usual Christmas Party 'Piping for Prizes' where the various cups and sheilds will awarded to any Cleveland Branch member willing to take part in this fun event. We will be having our usual meeting play-around and Christmas meal.
Visitors will be most welcome to join us to play or just listen to the pipes and music. For further information, contact the secretary (details above) and let him know so we can organise the food. They will be no beginners class before this meeting.
Wed Dec 25 - Christmas Day - Merry Christmas everyone. Obviously no playing group practice today. The playing group have a rest in December but we will be back bright eyed and bushy tailed in January.
One for next year! - Ravensford Farm, Hamsterly. 31 August 2014. Details to be confirmed.