Seaham Harbour Badge

“This is the badge, very kindly designed by Jack Temple for the all-weather U3A jackets.  Jack’s design displays a palette to represent the many artistic elements of U3A, while the book represents the literary elements of U3A, and the miner’s lamp represents the industrial and engineering elements of our region and our U3A. Jack spent a great deal of time on his excellent design and we are most grateful for his efforts”.


Edan and Art Block Programme 2019?


February 19th – March 30th

Photography and Print

An edan members’ exhibition to showcase photography and printing skills.

April 2nd – May 11th


A sequential display of the art work produced by members and invited guests who participated  in an exercise involving circulating work and producing a new piece inspired by the work received.

May 14th – June 22nd

Textile, paint and ceramic.

Showcasing edan’s textiles, paintings and ceramics work.

June 25th – August 3rd

Trees and Denes

Working in collaboration with East Durham Heritage Coast,  this multi-media exhibition by edan members and invited guests will focus upon trees and the unique characteristics of the denes (wooded valleys) of County Durham.

August 6th – 31st

Private Member Exhibition: Neida Pearson

Neida Pearson, a long time member of edan,  works finely patterned designs using gouache, pencil and water colour. She is hosting this exhibition to celebrate her birthday.

September 3rd- October 5th

edan groups, workshops and activities

Multi-media exhibition to showcase the educational and developmental activities of edan.  All work shown will have been produced as a result of the artists’ participation in edan’s groups, workshops and external activities. 

October  8th  – November 16th


We are all aware of the panic about our over-use of plastics and the pollution that plastic waste is creating. This exhibition would like acknowledge that problem whilst at the same time considering our dependence on plastic – its use as well as its abuse.

November 19th – December 21st

Christmas Exhibition

A multi-media selling exhibition of work by edan members



Clean Bean, Seaham:

Mining Art Group exhibition


Durham Visitor’s Centre:


Mining Art Group exhibition

Membership Subscriptions Due

Please bring your Membership Subscriptions along to the next monthly meeting (14th March).

Would you also please pass this message on to fellow members without a computer.

Thank you to all those members who have already paid.

Membership Fee:             £16.00

Associate Members Fee: £13.00


Your Chance to Vote


Members are asked to click on the link below and vote for Seaham beach to win an award.  We will also be posting this on Seaham Have Your Say for members of the public to vote.


The excellent regeneration of Seaham continues…

Since the removal of industrial waste along the coastline, the new housing developments such as Eastshore Village, opening of the Marina and water sports centre, the unveiling of the world famous “Tommy” sculpture, new play area and Town Hall and improved annual events, Seaham has become a beautiful tourist destination and wonderful place to live.

Help Seaham get even more on the on the tourist map by voting for it in the Countryfile Annual Awards by following the link below…

How it works

Reader nominations

Reader nominations were gathered from BBC Countryfile Magazine readers online and via a form in the print magazine.


A panel of six judges examined the nominations and whittled them down to a shortlist of five in each category. The judges assessed the quality of the nominations against a series of criteria. 

Readers vote online or via a postal form in the print magazine. Voting closes on Sunday 17th February at 11:59pm. 

The judges:

  • Charlotte Smith, BBC presenter of Countryfile and Farming Today
  • Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough, historian and TV and radio presenter
  • Mark Rowe, travel writer and environmental newswriter
  • Phoebe Smith, explorer and travel writer
  • Fergus Collins, editor of BBC Countryfile Magazine
  • Carys Matthews, BBC Countryfile Magazine online editor

Public voting

Readers vote online or via a postal form in the print magazine. 

Winners announced – March 201

Information from Seaham Town Council

Walks for 2019

Feb.1st.  Ryhope. Meet Seaham Hall Car Park. (Tonia’s)

Mar.1st. Finchale Abbey. Meet Rainton Gate.DH4 6SQ. 11am. Bring snack.

Apr.5th.  Seaton. Meet Seaton Lane Inn. 10am. (A. Smith.)

May.3rd. Easington. TBA.

June.7th Whitburn Circular. Meet Cornthwaite Park.SR6 8EE. Bring a snack.

July.5th. Durham. Meet Gala Theatre. 11am. (G. Fairweather.)

Sept.6th. Hurworth Reservoir. Meet Station Town/B1280 through Wingate. TS28 5EP. Bring a snack.

Oct.4th.Seaton. Meet Seaton Lane Inn. 10am. (A. Smith)

Nov.1st. Beamish. Meet Shepherd&Shepherdess.DH9 0RS. 11am.

Dec.6th. Hetton Bogs. Meet Springfield Terrace.DH5 0DA (Four Lane Ends)

Walks start at 10 30 unless stated otherwise.

Postcodes are as near to walks as I can get. Keep eyes open for the tribe.