Village organises music festival

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A NEW music festival is coming to a village in south east Northumberland this June.

The first ever Seaton Sluice Festival of Music is taking place this summer, which will include workshops, a tea dance, Ceilidh, a Geordie music night and a selection of brass bands.

The event, organised by Coun Anita Romer, will take place at various locations throughout the village from Friday, June 3, to Sunday, June 5.

A ceilidh with 422 band will take place on the Friday night at Seaton Sluice first school, and tea dance on Friday afternoon at the community centre at 2pm.

The Geordie mUSIC night takes place at the community centre on Saturday night and will include the musical talents of Stewart Hardy, Johnnie Handle, Jim Mageean, George Welch and Benny Graham.

There iwill also be hymn singing at Seaton Seaton Delaval Hall on the Sunday evening, and Alistair Anderson is giving two concerts at the Church of Our Lady, by Seaton Delaval Hall, at lunch time on Sunday, June 5. The festival will also see a sea shanty competition taking place, with prizes of £350 and £100, and £75 in vouchers, for the under 16s, at the community centre on Saturday afternoon, entrance is £3 per person.

Events will take place across the three days at Seaton Sluice schools, the community centre, churches, Seaton Delaval Hall, and local pubs and clubs.

Tickets are available from the community centre or by calling Coun Romer on (0191) 237 5163.