What's On In Sidmouth This Week

WHAT’S ON IN SIDMOUTH FROM SEPTEMBER 15 TO SEPTEMBER 23 2017
The 'What’s On' is compiled each week by Sidmouth Town Council.  Last entries to be received on the Monday prior to the Friday publication.  Notices can be posted to Sidmouth Town Council, Woolcombe House, Woolcombe Lane, Sidmouth, EX10 9BB or sent by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by phone to 01395 512424.
Please note:  What’s On Events Listing Service is provided for clubs/organisations which are non-profit making and/or have charitable status.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
KENNAWAY HOUSE PRODUCE & CRAFT MARKET: Cellar Bar, Kennaway House. 9am-3pm every Friday. Various produce and craft sellers with innovative products on sale – each week different stalls. Café.
SIDMOUTH’S FREE SUMMER HOPPER BUS SERVICE:  a hop on, hop off service running daily with a route across town from Peak Hill (Mutter's Moor car park) to Salcombe Hill (The Donkey Sanctuary). Further details 01395 516441 (full timetable available at Sidmouth Information Centre).
SIDMOUTH MUSEUM: Church Street, Sidmouth. 10am – 4pm.Open every day except Sunday (Mondays 1-4pm). From Jurassic Coast to arrival of the railways, via fishing village, Regency & Victorian times. Free admission.
KRECHE & CO (PARENTS & TODDLER CLUB): Primley Church Hall. 10am. £1 per family (01404 814246).
BUMPS AND BABES: Sidmouth Children’s Centre, Stowford Centre, Chambers Close. 10-11.30am. An informal, sociable group for expectant parents and babies until they are crawling. You can also get your baby weighed.
DEVON OPEN ART STUDIOS 2017: Thorn Park Golf Centre, Salcombe Regis. Victoria Goodman, oil painter 11am-5pm to 23 September. Also Sandy MacFadyen, Higher Weston Farm, Weston 11am-5pm to 17 Sept. Free guide from Sidmouth Information Centre and the Library or see www.devonartistnetwork.co.uk.
SIDMOUTH VOLUNTARY SERVICES LUNCH CLUB: Twyford House, Coburg Road. 12pm. 2 or 3 course freshly cooked lunch for the over 60s available Monday to Friday. Minibus transport available. Booking essential Tel 01395 515063.
SCRABBLE AFTERNOON: Abbeyfield Court, Station Road, Sidmouth. 2.30pm – 4.30pm.  The Abbeyfield Sidmouth Society.  Join us for a friendly game - £1 including tea.
SALCOMBE REGIS FOLK DANCE CLUB: St Peters Church Hall, Sidford. 7 to 9pm. Contact for more information: 01395 513131. New members welcome.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
FARMERS MARKET: Cellar Bar, Kennaway House, Sidmouth. 9.30am to 1pm. A range of fresh local produce from game meat to vegetables. Teas, coffees and cakes. Free entry.
ARTBEAT ART EXHIBITION & SALE: Kennaway House. 10am-5.30pm. To September 24. Zan Nye, various artists. Free entry.
FRIENDS OF THE BYES COMMUNITY GROUP: meet on Saturday mornings. 10am - 12 midday. Throughout September we invite the public to join us in wildflower seed collecting (weather permitting). New volunteers welcome. Please call Kati on 07817 041239, email FOTByes@ gmail.com, website www.sidmouth-byes.org.uk .
SIDMOUTH MUSEUM YOUNG VISITOR ‘DROP IN’ MORNING: Church Street, Sidmouth.10.30am-12.30pm. Activities include Fossil Rubbings, Origami, Collage and Storytelling. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
SIDMOUTH BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 2pm Beaufort Ebbw Vale.
SIDBURY FAIR WEEK – SKITTLES CHALLENGE: Red Lion Inn, Sidbury. 7.30pm. A fun evening for beginners and experienced players alike.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
SIDBURY FAIR WEEK – EQUESTRIAN PLEASURE RIDE: starting from Sidbury Manor. From 10am. Adults £15, children £10. Contact: 07989 436105.
PRIMLEY CHURCH SERVICE:  Primley UR Church, Primley Road. 10.30am. Tea or coffee after the service. Preacher Rev Peter Brain (from Glenorchy URC Exmouth).
EAST DEVON PÉTANQUE CLUB: Thorn Park Golf Centre, Salcombe Regis. 11am every Sunday, and Wednesdays at 2.15pm. New players welcome. Visit www.eastdevonpetanque.btck.co.uk.
SHELTERBOX TEA DANCE: the Stowford Centre (opposite Waitrose). 2.30 to 5pm. 50/50 sequence and ballroom. £3 each (cafe open for refreshments). Further details: 01395 579856 or www.sidmouthdancing.org.uk.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
TAI CHI & QIGONG CLASSES: Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth. Various classes from 9am to 8pm. Contact: 07813 318357.
STRETCH, TONE AND AEROBIC CLASS FOR OVER 60s: Twyford House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth. Mondays 9.30-10.30am. Fun and effective. Details 01395 519635.
STAY AND PLAY WITH HEALTH CLINIC: Sidmouth Children’s Centre, Stowford Centre, Chambers Close. 9.30am – 11am. Drop in group for parents/carers and their under 5s to stay and play together. Enjoy exploring, socialising and being creative with the activities on offer.
BABY SING AND SIGN GROUP: All Saints Church, Sidmouth. 9.45am: Sing and Sign 6+ months. 10.40am: 14+ months. Learn Baby Signing the fun way through music, props, songs and signs.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your space or enquire about a free taster session.
LADIES (OVER 50’S) KEEP FIT TO MUSIC: Sidbury Parish Room. 10.15 to 11.15am. Everybody welcome. Good for core stability, flexibility and posture. Enquiries: 01404 46443. 
SIDMOUTH ORCHESTRAL CLUB: URC Hall, Primley Road, Sidmouth. 10.15am - 12.15pm every Monday (except Bank Holidays). Lighthearted classical orchestra, string players especially welcome.  01395 568053 for further information.
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY (SIDMOUTH SUB-BRANCH): Belmont Hotel. 10.30am to 12 noon. Information, support and coffee for anyone affected by MS. Details from Heather Appleby 01395 576980.
‘I.T AND COFFEE’: Sidmouth Library.11am-12noon. An informal social get together to help you with you tablet, phone or laptop.
ST FRANCIS’ TODDLER GROUP: St Francis Church Hall, Woolbrook. 1 - 3pm. Entry £1.
DUPLICATE BRIDGE Sidmouth Rugby Club, Heydons Lane EX10 8NJ.1.15 for 1.30 pm start – also Thursday.  Visitors (£3) very welcome. No partner necessary as standby available. Contact: 01395 578097 or bridgewebs.com/sidmouth .
WHIST DRIVE: Sidford Social Hall. 2pm. Whist players needed – any ability. £2 in aid of Devon Air Ambulance. All welcome.
WRITING GROUP: Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth. 2-4pm. Small friendly writing group meets every Monday (except Bank Holidays). £5 to cover hire of room. Enquiries: 01395 515548.
SID VALE OVER 60’S CLUB: URC Hall, Primley. 2.30pm. A talk on ‘Red Coats – A History of Exeter’. Outing on September 28 to Weymouth – ring (01395) 577827. New members always welcome.
READING GROUP: Sidmouth Library. 3-4.30pm. Group for those with memory loss and their carers. Details: 01395 513171.
SIDBURY SHORT MAT BOWLS CLUB: Sidbury Village Hall. 6.45-9.30pm. Also Thursday evening and afternoon 2-4.30pm. Equipment available - new members welcome. Enquiries: drop in or call 01395 512013.
SIDMOUTH & HONITON STAMP CLUB:  Twyford House, Coburg Road. 7.30pm. Tony Cowlard (Plymouth & Mid-Devon) ‘GB Booklets’ or ‘Tour of the States of USA’.Visitors always welcome. Doors open 6.45pm.
WESTCOUNTRY KICKERS LINE DANCE CLASSES: St Francis Church Hall, Woolbrook Road, Sidmouth. 7.45 to 9.30pm. For further info:  01395 512569.
TABLE TENNIS: Sidford Social Hall, Byes Lane. 8-10pm. New club – all ages and levels of experience welcome. Contact: 01395 515249.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU: Sidmouth Library, Blackmore Drive, Sidmouth. 9.30am to 12.30pm. Drop in for free, independent & confidential advice.
SIDFORD W.I COFFEE MORNING: Sidford Social Hall. 10am to 11.30am.  Entry £1 (includes Coffee or Tea and Biscuits).  Various stalls, Knit and Natter and raffle. All welcome.
COFFEE BREAK: Sidford Methodist Church.10am to 12 noon. Coffee or tea and biscuits 60p. Proceeds to Church Funds.
SID VALE PROBUS CLUB: the Blue Ball, Sidford. 10.30am. Talk by Vanessa Ascough on ‘Flight of the Vulture’ followed by an informal pub lunch with a friendly group of men. Details from Membership Sec. Roy Pengelly on 01395 513820.
SIDMOUTH BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 10.30am Mixed Umbrella. 2pm Feniton.
FREE GUIDED WESTERN SIDMOUTH WALK: Sidmouth Museum, Church Street. 10.30am. Free guided stroll around the Western side of town, hearing about a Royal Death, King Chit and the Field by the Fort. No booking required.1.5-2hrs.
SIDMOUTH WELSH SOCIETY: The Royal York and Faulkner Hotel, Esplanade.10.30am.  Are you Welsh or have Welsh connections?  Why not come and join us for a coffee.  Telephone 01395 514884 for further information.
RUBBER BRIDGE Sidmouth Rugby Club, Heydons Lane EX10 8NJ. 1.15 for 1.30 pm start – also Friday. Visitors (£3) very welcome. No partner necessary as standby available. Contact: 01395 578097 or bridgewebs.com/sidmouth.
SIDFORD SHORT MAT BOWLS CLUB: Sidford Social Hall. 2-4pm – also Wednesday. Equipment available. New members welcome - call in or contact 01395 579678.
CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE: Cellar Bar, Kennaway House. 3pm. Spanish Flu and SARS led by Prof Edward Guy, Head of National Toxoplasma Research Unit, Swansea University. Everyone welcome. Free entry but please buy a drink. www.sidmouthsciencefestival.org
SEQUENCE DANCE CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS: Stowford Centre, Sidmouth. 8pm. £10 per couple. Enquiries: 01395 279563.
SIDMOUTH SOCIAL BADMINTON CLUB: Sidmouth College. 8-10pm. New members welcome Contact Mrs Poole 01395 514581.
SIDFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Sidford Social Hall, Byes Lane. 8pm. New members always welcome. Contact: 01395 514161.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
MEDITATION CLASS: Beacon Medical Centre, Stowford, Sidmouth. Each Wednesday 10am. Guided 25 minute non-religious, mindfulness based relaxation. Check availability: 07813 318357 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
‘GENTLE MOVES’: Sidmouth Conservative Club, Radway. 10.30-11.30am. Seated exercise class. £4 per class includes tea or coffee. Enquiries: 07970 688809.
COFFEE PLUS?: Sidmouth Methodist Hall, High St. 11am-12noon. Join us for free coffee, a chat and a short thought for the day.
FREE GUIDED GEOLOGY WALK: Sidmouth Museum, Church Street. 2pm. Along the Esplanade to learn about the Jurassic Coast, geology and formation. No booking required. 1.5-2hrs.
SID VALLEY MEMORY CAFE: Twyford House, Coburg Road. 2-3.45pm. Free entry. Friendly welcome to anyone with memory problems & their carers. Contact: 01395 577394.
SIDMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL PLANNING MEETING: Woolcombe House, Woolcombe Lane. 6.30pm.
SIDMOUTH PHOTOGRAPHIC CLUB: All Saints’ Church Hall, Sidmouth. 7.30pm. Club details at www.sidmouthphotoclub.co.uk. All ages and abilities welcome.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
PARISH CHURCH MUMS & TODDLERS: Lower Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 10am. Parent & toddler or baby group. £1 per family.
SIDBURY ART GROUP: Sidbury Parish Room. 10am to 12 noon. Vacancies available – self help, friendly group. Near free car park. £2 per session or £12 for 10 weeks. Enquiries: 01395 597521.
FREE GUIDED EASTERN SIDMOUTH WALK: Sidmouth Museum, Church Street. 10.30am. Discover the history of Blackmore Gardens and tunnels, the Poorhouse and Jail, Elysian Fields and a Hospital in a Cottage. No booking required. 1.5-2hrs.
COFFEE & CHAT: St Peter’s Church Hall, Sidford. 11.30am-12.30pm. Walk up the Byes and call for a coffee or drive (plenty of free parking space). All welcome - only £1 towards church funds.
SIDMOUTH BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 2pm Gentlemen v Ladies.
TOUR OF ST GILES’ CHURCH, SIDBURY: 2.30pm. Guided tour of this ancient church including the Saxon Crypt. Teas served in Norman tower. (Every Thursday to September 28).
SID VALE FOLK SINGERS: Kingswood & Devoran Hotel. 7.30pm. For rehearsals – new members always welcome. Enquiries: 01395 513910.
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MEETING: Twyford House, Coburg Road. 7.30pm. New members always most welcome. Enquiries: 01297 680297.
SPOKEN WORD AT THE ANCHOR - BLACK VEN POETRY OPEN MIC: upstairs at the Anchor, Old Fore Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LP. 7.30-10pm. £3, or £2 for poets. Poets arrive at 7pm for 7.30pm start with slots allocated on the night. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All welcome.
SIDMOUTH BALLROOM DANCING CLUB: St. Francis Hall, Sidmouth. 8-10pm. Dancers of all abilities welcome (01395 579856).
SIDFORD BADMINTON CLUB: Sidford Social Hall, Byes Lane. 8 to 10pm. New players (12yrs+) welcome – free introductory session. Come along or call 01395 514882.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
KENNAWAY HOUSE PRODUCE & CRAFT MARKET: Cellar Bar, Kennaway House. 9am-3pm every Friday. Various produce and craft sellers with innovative products on sale – each week different stalls. Café.
KRECHE & CO (PARENTS & TODDLER CLUB): Primley Church Hall. 10am. £1 per family (01404 814246).
BUMPS AND BABES: Sidmouth Children’s Centre, Stowford Centre, Chambers Close. 10-11.30am. An informal, sociable group for expectant parents and babies until they are crawling. You can also get your baby weighed.
RUBBER BRIDGE: Sidmouth Cricket Club.1.15pm to 4pm every Friday. New members very welcome. Enquiries: Phil Hibbert 01395 515456.
SIDMOUTH BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 1.30pm Lampeter (greys).
SCRABBLE AFTERNOON: Abbeyfield Court, Station Road, Sidmouth. 2.30pm – 4.30pm.  The Abbeyfield Sidmouth Society.  Join us for a friendly game - £1 including tea. Now every Friday.
SALCOMBE REGIS FOLK DANCE CLUB: St Peters Church Hall, Sidford. 7 to 9pm. Contact for more information: 01395 513131. New members welcome.
‘SIDMOUTH STORYNIGHT FOR GROWN-UPS’: Kennaway House, Sidmouth, EX10 8NG. 7.30pm. Storyteller Graham Langley with musician Pam Bishop tell ’50 Shades of Graham’. Not suitable for under 14s. Tickets £8 from Paragon Books or on the door.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
NEW STORYTELLING WORKSHOP: Twyford House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth EX10 8NF. 9.30am-4.30pm. Spoken Word of SidMouth present “ Vim, Verve and Passion“ for improvers and experienced storytellers with Graham Langley. Tickets in advance only (by 20th September) from Paragon Books. Details from Janet on 07834 194215.
COFFEE MORNING: St Peter’s Church Hall, Sidford. 10am. Usual stalls and raffle. Proceeds to Mothers Union overseas projects.
SIDMOUTH & EAST DEVON WALKING FESTIVAL: runs to September 29. 3 walks each day. To book 01395 516441 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 1.30pm Festival Launch Event at Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth EX10 8NG.
SIDMOUTH BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 2pm Closing Drive.
SIDFORD W.I CRAFT AFTERNOON: Sidford Social Hall, Byes Lane. 2 to 4pm. Everyone is welcome and we have several Crafts for you to try out. £2.50 including tea and biscuits + a small cost for materials. Booking essential as limited places for some of the crafts. Call Beryl on 01395 579725.
SIDMOUTH ILLUMINATED CARNIVAL 2017: around 30 to 40 floats leave Woolbrook around 7.15pm and process into town.
NORMAN LOCKYER OBSERVATORY OPEN EVENING: Salcombe Hill. 7.15pm. Theme: Cepheid Variable Stars. Famous telescopes, planetarium, meteorology. Night sky viewing, only when dark and clear at night. Enquiries: 01395 579941 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  

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