On Saturday 2nd December 2017 Christmas Magic returned to the town of Seaford, East Sussex!
Please tell us what you thought of the event.
The survey will be open until Wednesday 10th January 2018.
Thank you for your help and support in making this event a lovely festive community event.
Seaford Christmas Magic brought the sounds and smells of Christmas with a full range of entertainment and attractions for the people of Seaford and the surrounding areas. This year included two stages packed with live music, Santa’s grotto, reindeers, lantern parade, as well as the Ice Queen and Snow Princess!
Organised by Seaford Town Council and Seaford Christmas Magic Events Committee, the Town Centre was filled with festive stalls and happenings for everyone to enjoy. The event depends on sponsorship by local businesses and organisations in and around Seaford.
This year there were an even greater variety of stalls providing an array of produce, with charity and fundraising stalls, Christmas trees, catering, mulled wine and a variety of exclusive Christmas goodies; there wasl something for everyone!
If possible, we would really appreciate your feedback on Seaford Xmas Magic 2017 and ask if you could complete this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WVZXFJF. The survey will be open until Wednesday 10th January 2018. Thank you for your help and support in making this event a lovely festive community event. Iin the meantime if there is anything at all please just use the contact us form.
NB: All Acts gave their services free and we express our grateful thanks to all of them
Shannon Smith and Friends: Local singer with musical friends performing for your pleasure throughout the afternoon on the Buskers Stage outside Hurdis House in Broad Street.
Seaford Library Story Time
"Drop in to Seaford library for festive stories, a great choice of books to borrow and may be even a hot drink from our lovely café 'Chapters'. Our family story times will be on the hour from 11 until 4. Each session will last 15 minutes. Everyone is welcome, children under 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. We look forward to seeing you!"
Seaford Choral Society
Are celebrating their Centenary Season and last Saturday presented their Autumn Concert at St Leonard’s Church with Special Guest soloist: Dame Felicity Lott. The Society was established in 1917 and now has about 80 members. Our repertoire ranges from Mozart and Brahms to Rutter and Finzi. They give two performances a year, Spring and Winter, as well as an “Almost Instant” concert every Good Friday. They are always interested to hear from potential new members. Google Seaford Choral Society and send them an email.
Sam's 'Tribute 2 Sir Elton' – Elton John Tribute.
Sam is 19 years old and lives in Newhaven. He is believed to be the youngest performing Elton John Tribute act. This year his career is really taking off. He is performing regularly around Sussex at Pubs, Clubs, Private parties, Festivals, Tea Clubs, Care Homes, Corporate Events & Charity Events and has recently performed for Eastbourne’s Mayor & on several occasions even sung with Newhaven Mayor Steve Saunders.To learn more about Sam check out his website at www.samstribute2sirelton.co.uk
Concentus means ‘agreement’, ‘harmony’ or ‘unity’ and this defines the very spirit of the choir. They sing a little bit of everything from Faure’s Requiem and pieces from The Messiah to toe tapping medleys from Phantom and Queen. The choir meets for rehearsals at Upperton United Reformed Church in Eastbourne on Monday evenings. Everyone is very welcome, just visit concentus-sings.com to find out more. And Concentus are back with us in Seaford with “Concentus Sings Christmas” at St Leonard’s Parish Church, 4.00-6.30pm on Saturday 10th December. They will be performing a wide variety of seasonal music including spiritual, sacred, modern and popular songs and congregational carols to herald the start of the festive season.
SPRuNG! are a Seaford based Folk band with a contemporary feel, adding a touch of whimsey to their own original songs. They draw on the rich Sussex history to sing about the sea, smugglers and Mushroom Shoes! They love to please a crowd with some foot-tapping & singalong tunes. You can find SPRuNG! on SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/kali-3 and the line up includes Kalisaya Flynn, Katie Hall, Heather Sutton and Mark Sutton.
Seaford Musical Theatre
Seaford Musical Theatre have been performing since 1927 and are now based at The Barn Theatre. They perform three shows a year, a Pantomime in January, a Variety show in May and a well known Musical in September. They also have a successful younger group, Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors which stages two shows a year.
Seaford Musical Theatre is a registered charity. They receive no statutory funding and rely entire on the profits from their shows, hire fees, donations and other fund raising activities to allow them to continue offering quality entertainment to the Seaford Community.
New members are always welcome and there are many opportunities to perform on stage or help out behind the scenes. Find them at seafordmusicaltheatre.co.uk
Archway Chorus / Peoples Choir
The run up to the finale of Seaford Christmas Magic with once again be the Archway Choir under the direction of Jane Reeves. This year will be different as it will be the Seaford People's Choir featuring everyone! The public have had the chance to learn the songs in advance learning their parts with the choirplayer.uk App. Welcome to the magical Seaford Christmas Choir a unique and inspiring experience. There is more about the People's Choir Here >>>
Stix Drummers are the area's premier rhythmic drummers! Stix were founded in 2013 to perform at Bonfires, Charity Events, Parties, and more. They have grown from a small group to a troupe in excess of 80+ members who perform at many events every year. They are always seeking new adventures where they can share their powerful, rhythmic beats and entertain the public. Which is just what they will be doing here at Seaford Christmas Magic. You will recognise them by their Black & Purple Gothic Steampunk costumes and makeup, if you don't hear them coming that is!. Stix are a non-denominational, non-political and non-profit making group.
Ded Effnik are another great Seaford band made up of Gordon Allan, Tony Cowey and Jen Hallett. The band have been around as a Barn dance band for many years and have diversified in time to now include jazz, folk and pop into their repertoire. Fun, lively music for all tastes played by amazing, experienced musicians.
Over 60's Choir
The Seaford Over 60's Choir is the choral side of The Downs 60 + Club, an Active Social Club for People over 60. They meet Monday to Friday 10am - 12 and 2 - 4pm and Saturday 10 - 12 in the old flint building which is in the grounds of the Downs Leisure Centre at Sutton Corner. They offer a wide variety of activities which include: Snooker - Table Tennis - Art - Keep Fit - Exercise and Dance - Croquet - Choir - Rummikub - Scrabble - Phase 10 - Discussion Group - Craft and Chat plus the chance to enjoy a lunch with other members once a week. New members are welcome, just turn up and see what is on offer.
Up the Tempo dance school
Up the Tempo dance school is a Seaford and Newhaven based dance school, offering classes in a variety of styles, including disco/freestyle,street,contemporary and rock 'n' roll, to all children aged 2 years and upwards. We run weekly classes, preparing for dance competitions, local fayres and examinations as well as holding classes just for fun.
Harry is becoming an established local musician and as well as gigging can often be heard busking in Braod Street of a Saturday. You can check out some of Harry’s music and poetry on YouTube *Harry Kirzynowski*.
A truly magical day is in store. Street party, market and shopping experience with the whole community joining together to showcase the best of Seaford East Sussex.