‘Consett in Focus’ - Documentary Photography Group - January 2023
‘Consett in Focus’ - Documentary Photography Group - January 2023

Consett Lights Switch on

​It was a great night in Middle Street on Thursday when the Derwent Valley Partnership – AAP put on an evening to get everyone prepared for Christmas. The Consett Salvation Army Band played traditional Christmas music whilst the girls of Khalysis put on some rather more modern entertainment. The evening was compared by Alex Winters from CBeebies who also presided over some reather daft activities and the strangest version of the Twelve Days of Christmas you’ve ever heard. Even Elsa and Anna from Frozen were there and were extremely popular with the kids. Many families endured the cold to have a really good night and it was great to see something else positive happening in the town. Many thanks must go to the Derwent Valley Partnership and the others who organised the event. – Photos by Chris Bruce & Steve Webb

Christ Church Xmas Tree Festival

We have documented a diverse range of Art and Culture over the year but as we move into December ‘Tradition and traditional events’ come to the fore. Some of these are old and familiar traditions and some are very new. Christ Church Consett, this weekend began a new tradition by holding their first Christmas Tree Festival and judging by the faces and comments of people who visited it, this event will become a long and popular tradition in the area. There was Live Music, refreshments, bauble crafts and a tree trail. Tree judging took place today at noon by Tommy Cannon and other cast members of Consett Empire Theatre’s Aladdin, in full costume. There was also music outside the Church thanks to The Biking Santas – Photos by George Ledger

Consett Brass Xmas Carols at St Ives Church

​St Ives Church, Leadgate hosted a Xmas carol concert with Consett Brass. Traditional carols were played some with a different twist to them, all enjoyed by the local people who attended. Hot drinks, mince pies and a festive get together was very much appreciated – Photos by Steve Webb

Xmas Concert at Durham Cathedral featuring Consett Salvation Army Band

A packed cathedral witnessed a celebration of Christmas. Consett Salvation Army Band provided music for the event which was thoroughly enjoyed by the congregation. Featuring both traditional and modern carols with readings that reflected the celebratory occasion Photos by George Ledger

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