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Seaford Christmas Magic
Saturday 7th December 2019

Seaford Christmas Magic is organised by Seaford Town Council and the Seaford Christmas Magic Committee .

Seaford Town Council and the Christmas Magic Committee elves are busy at work bringing together plans for another magical Christmas experience here in Seaford for Saturday 7th December 2019, make sure to put the date in your diary!

Seaford Christmas Magic will be bringing the sounds and smells of Christmas with a full range of entertainment and attractions for the people of Seaford and the surrounding areas.

Be part of Seaford Christmas Magic 2019!

If you would like to be a sponsor of this major event please complete the form here >>>

If you hold a craft or gift stall or are a local charity or community group or would like to represent your local (Seaford & surround) business with a stall please complete the form here >>>

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Volunteer with Seaford Christmas Magic

The Seaford Christmas Magic Team are assembling a great variety of entertainment, ranging from Choirs and Carols and Christmas songs to dance to folk to funk to some amazing vocalists, Seaford Christmas Magic showcases some of the very best talent that Seaford has to offer, and they are all donating their performances to the day so please do support them.

There will be a main stage at the top of Broad Street and 'Tansley's Performance Stage' (sponsored by Tansley's) further down Broad Street as well as Seaford Christmas Magic Unplugged, an all day acoustic event in St Leonard's Church.

Seaford Christmas Magic always showcases local musicians, choirs, bands, dancers and singers. If you haven't taken part before and you would like to be seen and heard please email

The Main Stage - Seaford Christmas Magic

The Main Stage

The main stage will be at the top of Broad Street and will offer great entertainment all day drawn from the wealth of talent in Seaford and the surrounding areas. And at 5.30 come and watch the great Seaford Christmas Lights Switch On at the main stage!

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Seaford Community Drum Circle

A short interactive performance to open Christmas Magic with a bang! From members of The Seaford Community Drum Circle. The Seaford Drum started in 2014. Each class is a mixture of regulars and other friendly folk who drop-in for a fun two hours diving into rhythm. Every rhythm has a simple beat, or pulse, which anyone can play. Different patterns & flavors are layered on top to create exciting music inclusive of all levels. Percussion & hand drums provide a gateway into musical cultures from around the world & the art of music, which belongs to everyone. Drums, teas & snacks provided. No previous musical knowledge required. WWW.THESUSSEXDRUM.COM - Tuesdays 7-9pm - THE MERCREAD CENTRE BN25 1AB - 07863 159 742   

The Sussex Drum

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Rebecca Clay with Colin Hughes

Colin Hughes and Rebecca Anstey as a music duo and couple have been perform regularly together in recitals and with local choral societies. Colin trained at Trinity College of Music, London, where he studied Violin and Piano.  He has played in venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, The Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Glyndebourne. Whilst living in North London he held positions as Choirmaster and Organist at a number of churches. He rehearsed and conducted choral societies, as well as playing in orchestras and chamber groups, giving solo recitals and drumming for a rock band. Rebecca achieved a Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Vocal Performance and Opera at Birmingham Conservatoire and has received a distinction for a Licentiate of Trinity College London Diploma. Rebecca has performed with Grange Park Opera among other touring opera companies, playing roles such as Romeo from Bellini's 'I Capuleti e i Montecchi'. As a soloist, she has performed in many major works including Handel's 'Messiah', Bach's 'St John’s Passion', Mozart's 'Requiem', Haydn's 'Nelson Mass', Mendelssohn's 'Elijah', Rossini's 'Stabat Mater' and 'Petite Messe Solennelle', with a number of choral societies. They both lead busy musical lives, teaching, giving worshops, accompanying and conducting, as well as spending time raising a family and doing non-musical things!

Rebecca Kelly And Colin Hughes

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Seaford Choral Society

The society began in 1916 so it celebrated its centenary two years ago. It is a community choir of around 80 singers from Seaford and nearby. No audition is required for people to join in and sing with them. The society presents three concerts every year, including a mixture of pieces from ancient masses to Broadway. The society is always on the lookout for younger singers. They share a concert with primary school singers every Autumn. Spring concerts feature a major work, often supported by an orchestra and during Summer concerts they take the opportunity to try out an eclectic range of works. Money is raised during concerts to help to support local charities.

Seaford Choral Society

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Pop Up Singers

The Pop Up Singers are a group of Seaford people who were brought together a few years back by Christmas Magic when shopkeepers in Church Street asked Sally-Mae Joseph if we could provide some festive cheer in a part of town which felt a bit isolated from the jollity of Broad Street and High Street. We got a few friends together who love singing, kidnapped Chris Conil and his guitar, and enjoyed the performance so much that we decided to show off a bit more and now can be heard variously at venues ranging from old people’s care homes and fetes to Seaford Community Cinema and opening the Shoal seating.

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Megan Rose Mulpeter

Seaford singer songwriter Megan Rose makes a welcome return to Christmas Magic.

 

Megan-Rose MulpeterYou Tube

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Jamie Morgan with Virginia Thorn Music

Virginia Thorn is an Emmy Award Winning, classically trained, folk-soul performer and recording artist with a diverse musical palette. She lives locally in Seaford where she shares a music studio with her partner Jamie Morgan with whom she is appearing today. Jamie Morgan is an internationally touring performer, recording artist and event facilitator with a love of Blues and World Percussion/Music.

 

Jamie Morgan Guitar Jamie Morgan and Virginia Thorn

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SPRuNG

Sprung are an acoustic folk band based in Seaford playing an eclectic mix of alternative, world and folk music. The band members are Kalisaya Flynn, Katie Hall, Heather Sutton and Mark Sutton.

Sprung Seaford Folk Band

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Concensus Chorale

Concentus - the Choir with a heart. A friendly choir singing a diverse range of musical styles and genres. A warm welcome is guaranteed for both audience members and new singers. www.concentus-sings.com 07799116653

concentus

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Up The Tempo Dance School

Up the Tempo Dance school is a local dance school based in Seaford and Newhaven, who cater for all ages and abilities. We teach a range of dance styles, including disco/freestyle, street and rock and roll, teaching pupils aged 2 years old upwards. We actively promote a healthy lifestyle by holding weekly dance classes, offering dance examinations three times per year as well as attending regular dance competitions, all of which promote and support dance as a form of healthy living for all.

Up The Tempo Dance School

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Vocal Repertoire

Vocal Repertoire was started in order to create an environment where young people could get the opportunity to sing and perform. We encourage and nurture their progress from sometimes shy children into confident and inspiring artists. With a focus on learning the mechanics of the vocal chords and how to present themselves on stage, we are seeing some amazing progress among our members. We cover current songs as well as old classics performed in so many different guises.

Already this year we have played some amazing festivals with so many more already booked. This is such a rewarding group for not only our members but all behind the scenes.

Vocal Repertoire

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Mike Lynch

Mike Lynch been playing music at pubs and clubs in the local area and farther afield for almost 50 years, having done my first gig at Elm Court Youth Club Seaford in the late sixties an throughout my career I have performed in most of the pubs and clubs in Seaford. Playing an eclectic mix of music but mostly material from 50s, 60, 70, and 80s. Mike is relaunching his career after a sabbatical and Seaford Christmas Magic are very pleased to welcome him.

Mike Lynch Guitar and Vocals

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Julie Terry with Boogie Sound Machine

“Boogie Sound Machine” are a function bandpaying a great mix of party, ‘getting everyone dancing’ songs! Fronted by Seaford musician Julie Terry of ‘Julie's Art Of Noise’. This is a high energy set to move the day towards its festive conclusion and there will be Christmas songs too for you to sing along to!

Julie Terry with Boogie Sound Machine

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Archway and Christmas Lights Switch On

Archway Choirs have been running for almost ten years in the towns of Seaford and Eastbourne. With original arrangements created by musical Director, Jane Reeves, their numbers grow year on year. They will be performing a festive Americana influenced set at this years Christmas Magic. New members always welcome, no audition and no need to read music.

Archway Choir

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Archway Choirs continue after the Christmas Lights switch on

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Seaford Community Cinema Christmas presentation of Disney's Mary Poppins Returns.

Seaford Community Cinema, BARN THEATRE Saxon Lane

Mary Poppins Returns at Seaford Community Cinema December 7th 2019
6pm to around 8.15pm - Click for details

Tansleys Performance Stage with Shannon V SmithTansleys Performance Stage with Shannon V Smith

Further down Broad Street towards the High Street end, Tansleys Printers are sponsoring the 'Tansleys Performance Stage' where Shannon Smith will be hosting an exciting and eclectic mix of vocalists, musicians, singer songwriters and other exciting and contemporary performances.

If you would like to be a part of Tansley's Invitation Stage please email Shannon Smith at   or text or call 07927 136267

Shannon Smith

Stix Drummers will be drumming aroound the Town

Stix Drummers

Throughout the day Stix Drummers will be drumming around the Town engaging and entertaining as they go.

Stix Drummers are Eastbourne's premier rhythmic drummers!
They were founded in 2013 to perform at Bonfires, Charity Events, Parties, and more and have grown from a small group to a troupe in excess of 80+ members who perform at many events every year.
Stix are always seeking new adventures where they can share their powerful, rhythmic beats and entertain the public. Whatever the size of event, every single person is engaged and feels totally involved. Whatever the event, Stix can turn it into a dynamic, vibrant and rewarding experience.
Stix Drummers are a non-denominational, non-political and non-profit making group.

Stix Drummers

Story time at the library
About our library

Story Time at the Library

Drop in to Seaford library for festive stories

Drop in to Seaford library for festive stories and a great choice of books to borrow. 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!

  • 1pm – 1.15pm,
  • 2pm – 2.15pm,
  • 3pm – 3.15pm
  • 4pm – 4.15pm
Seaford Christmas Magic unplugged at St Leonards ChurchSeaford Christmas Magic unplugged at St Leonards Church

St Leonards Church Seaford

St Leonards Church will be open 10am to 5pm with craft for children and free refreshments all day, along with an eclectic mix of seasonal readings every hour interspersed with acoustic music and song. It will be a delightful and relaxed buzz throughout the day and you are welcome to come & go as you please. If you would like to sing and or play i this wonderful acoustic space please email

St Leonards Church Seaford

Amongst the acts performing at St Leonards will be:

Virginia ThornVirginia Thorn is an Emmy Award Winning, classically trained, folk-soul performer and recording artist with a diverse musical palette. She lives locally in Seaford where she shares a music studio with her partner Jamie Morgan who is an internationally touring performer, recording artist and event facilitator. Virginia will also be singing on the main stage at 12.30pm with her partner Jamie Morgan.


The Downs 60+ Choir meets at 10.30 for an hour every Wednesday morning at the 60+ Club, which is situated in the grounds of Seaford Leisure Centre. They are directed from the piano by Nigel Goss a local musician who sometimes gives them challenging harmonies to master but mainly this choir sings for the pure enjoyment of coming together for the pleasure of making music . This year our Songbirds have been successful in securing a place to perform their ecletic mix of Christmas carols and songs in St Leonard's Church so please do come along and join us, we would love to see you.


Phil Lane at St Leonards Church Seaford 7th DecemberPhil Lane has been playing the accordion since he was about seven years old and has been improving every year since - he is now 75! Being self taught he has adapted his ability on the instrument to suit a whole range of music genres from Rhapsody in Blue to The Beatles, French, Spanish, Russian and more, plus he has a special love of Christmas tunes. He has written six Christmas songs with music and many melodies for the piano. Phil will feature a mixture of his piano music and melodies from his many accordians. You will be able to see and hear Phil again as he will be performing in various local pubs for fundraising carol nights during the Christmas season.


Seaford Community Cinema screens Paddington 2

A not-for-profit community cinema, run entirely by volunteers, bringing you the best of world, art house, contemporary and selected recent film releases. This years special Seaford Christmas presentation is Mary Poppins Returns.

Seaford Cinema's Seaford Christmas presentation is Paddington 2

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives. In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Written by Disney

Director: Rob Marshall
Writers: P.L. Travers (based upon the "Mary Poppins" stories by) (as PL Travers), David Magee (screen story by) | 3 more credits »
Stars: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw

Official Trailer

 

Date:
Saturday 07 December 2019
Time:
6:00 pm

Where:
Seaford Cinema, BARN THEATRE, Saxon Lane, SEAFORD

Seahaven FM Open Day at Seaford Christmas Magic Try your hand at being a radio presenter

At Seaford Christmas Magic on Saturday 7th December Seahaven FM will be open to all, so Pop along and find out more about your local radio station 'Seahaven FM' and to see how things work behind the scenes. There will be events and activities all day in the courtyard, next (and thanks to) the Office Bar.

Not only do you get an opportunity to meet the presenters of your favourite local radio station Seahaven FM, the station is offering you the chance to try your hand at being a radio presenter. Don’t worry, you won’t be on air, but you can have a go in the off-air studio. Think this is for you? The station can be found in Saxon Lane at the bottom of Broad Street they’re at the back of the Courtyard by the Office Bar, or just take a look! For more information, please visit - www.seahavenfm.radio

Seaheven FM's reporters will be moving around the event all day, recording and doing some live reporting, so be sure to say hello!

Travel and Parking

Seaford enjoys fantastic local transport links so you can enjoy the day without having to use a car.

Southern Rail By Train

Services from Lewes arrive into Seaford Town Centre every half an hour - Southern Rail plan your journey

Brighton and Hove Coaster number 12 By Bus

There are a variety of local bus links available to get you into Town Centre including
the 12, 12A, 12X, 13X, 92, N12 - www.buses.co.uk

Hyundai i30 By Car

If you are driving—please make the most of free car parking in one of the Pay and Display Car Parks FREE Parking:
The Pay and Display Car Parks are located at West Street, Richmond Road, East Street and Saxon Lane.
There is also limited duration free parking in the outer town areas and extensive free parking along the
seafront, three minutes walk from the event.

Road Closures
Road Closures

Road Closures from 5pm on Friday 6th December through Saturday 7th December 2019

To assist with set up and logistics we will be closing Broad Street and side streets on the evening of Friday 6th December 2019. Tell us now if you would like us to consider any special arrangements between 5pm on Friday 6th December and the event start time of 10am on Saturday 7tht December; as well as during the day.

To assist with set up and logistics we will be closing Broad Street and side streets on the

evening of Friday 6th December 2019. This will allow us to undertake much of the set up work

which proved difficult to manage on the morning last year and caused some disturbance in

many parts of the town.

Most important is that we are told now if you would like us to consider any special arrangements

between 5pm on Friday 6th December 2019 and the event start time of 10am on Saturday 7th

December; as well as during the day.

The roads being closed are listed below:

  • Broad Street All areas CLOSED from 5pm Friday 6th December 2019
  • Place Lane All areas CLOSED from 5pm Friday 6th December 2019
  • Sutton Road All areas CLOSED from 5pm Friday 6th December 2019
  • Croft Lane No ACCESS from 5pm Friday 6th December 2019
  • High Street All areas CLOSED from Friday 6th December 2019
  • Saxon Lane All areas CLOSED from Friday 6th December 2019
  • Church Street All areas CLOSED from Friday 6th December 2019

We want you to be involved with this year’s event, so please can you make sure you provide us

with an up to date email address where we can keep you up to speed with the event.

To get involved or if you need further information, please Contact Seaford Town Council.
Contact Seaford Town Council

Seaford Christmas Magic 2019 Road Closures

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Road Closures  Red areas CLOSED from 5pm Friday 6th December 2019

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.

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On Saturday 7th December 2019, Seaford Town Council and the Seaford Christmas Magic Committee bring you Seaford Christmas Magic, an ‘All-day Market and Family Entertainment’; this year the event runs from 10am to 6pm! The event is organised in order to celebrate the festive season in a really special way for Seaford, to involve the community with their town and to enjoy their local trade; it also aims to bring new visitors to Seaford allowing them to experience what the town has to offer.

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