Shell out for oyster festival

Kev Orkian
Kev Orkian

A POPULAR event is set to celebrate its 10th anniversary by raising money for a football-themed 

Hardwick Hall Hotel, in Sedgefield, will once against host an Oyster Festival, this year on September 20, from 11am to 6pm.

Highlights will include comic pianist Kev Orkian, soul diva Diane Shaw and Celtic folk-rock band, Wildcats of Kilkenny.

Over the last decade the event has raised more than £450,000 for a range of charities including the Foundation of Light, Marie Curie Cancer Care and the Brain and Spine Founda-

This year’s chosen charity is the Newcastle United Foundation, which uses the local passion for football to encourage learning and promote healthy life-

As well as s entertainment, festival guests can look forward to a three-course Fruits de Mer meal.

For further information, contact (01740) 620253 or email