What's On In Sidmouth This Week

WHAT’S ON IN SIDMOUTH FROM JANUARY 12 TO JANUARY 20 2018
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.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 11
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.
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.
THURSDAY FELLOWSHIP: Sidmouth Methodist Church Hall, High St. 2.30pm. This week: an afternoon with Paul Skinner. £1 weekly sub includes refreshments. Open to men & women.
SIDMOUTH MEN’S FORUM: All Saints Hall, All Saints Road. 3pm. Come & enjoy an afternoon in a friendly atmosphere. Guests welcome or call our Membership Secretary: 01395 579100. This week: Speaker John Lowe with ‘Arctic Cycle Challenge’.
SID VALE FOLK SINGERS: Kingswood & Devoran Hotel. 7.30pm. For rehearsals – new members always welcome. Enquiries: 01395 513910.
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, JANUARY 12
SIDMOUTH COMMUNITY MARKET: Sidmouth Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 9am-3pm every Friday. Various produce and craft sellers with innovative products on sale – each week different stalls.
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.
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.
RUBBER BRIDGE: Sidmouth Cricket Club.1.30pm to 4pm every Friday. New members very welcome. Enquiries: Ian 01395 512782.
THE DEVONSHIRE ASSOCIATION ‘WINTER LECTURES’: The Manor Pavilion Theatre, Manor Road. 2.30pm. A talk on ‘From Richmond House to Sidholme’ by the Curator of Sidmouth Museum, Dr Nigel Hyman. Guests and visitors always welcome.
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. Club resumes today. Contact for more information: 01395 513131. New members welcome.
SIDMOUTH CANASTA GROUP: Sidford Methodist Church. 7.30pm (free parking behind Spar). Group resumes today. New players always welcome. More details: 01395 579856. 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 13
SID VALE CARNIVAL CLUB – COFFEE/BREAKFAST MORNING: Sidford Social Hall, Byes Lane. 9 to 11.30am. In aid of Carnival Club funds.
FRIENDS OF THE BYES COMMUNITY GROUP: meet on Saturday mornings. 10am - 12 midday. New volunteers welcome. Please call Kati on 07817 041239, email FOTByes@ gmail.com, website www.sidmouth-byes.org.uk .
SIDMOUTH CONCERT SOCIETY: Sidmouth Parish Church. 3pm. Ella Rundle (cello) and Miha Kawashima (piano) with works by Beethoven, Faure, De Falla, Dvorak and Chopin. Tickets £16.50 (students £5) from Paragon Books or on the door.
MCSMITH’S FUND RAISING CONCERT FOR ANTI SLAVERY INTERNATIONAL: St. Teresa’s Hall, Connaught Road. 7pm. Also special guest Brent Nelson and a cappella group Songs for Freedom. Tickets £8 include hot dog. Licensed bar. Tickets from Paragon Books.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 14
PRIMLEY CHURCH SERVICE:  Primley UR Church, Primley Road. 10.30am. Tea or coffee after the service. Preacher Rev Robert Jennings (from Glenorchy URC, Exmouth).
TINGLE SERVICE: St Giles’ Church, Sidbury. 11am. Theme: the Wise Mens’ Story. An informal all age service for everyone. Coffee served after the service.
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.
AFTERNOON SERVICE: the Unitarian Church, Sidmouth (opposite the Post Office). 2.30pm Theme: ‘Reconciliation’ led by Gavin Lloyd. All welcome.
‘WINTER STORIES, SONGS AND SERENADES’: Sidholme Music Room, Sidmouth. 3.30pm. Storytellers Janet Dowling, Cathy Walters and Tony Sparkes, Soprano Val Howels and Pianist John McGregor. Free entry - retiring collection for Restoration Fund.
MONDAY, JANUARY 15
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 12noon. Coffee, support and information 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.
SID VALE OVER 60’S CLUB: URC Hall, Primley. 2.30pm. A talk by Mr Mark Meglade on ‘Home Instead’. Monthly talks and outings – new members always welcome.
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.
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, JANUARY 16
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.
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.
MANSTONE STAY & PLAY: Sidmouth Primary School (Manstone Avenue site). 1.30-3pm. New group for parents & carers of pre-school children and babies. Organised by Sidmouth Salvation Army.
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. ‘Managing the Impacts of Rising Sea Levels' led by Hamish Hall, Director with WSP. Part of ICE 200. Everyone welcome. Free entry but please buy a drink.
SIDMOUTH ARBORETUM AGM: Cellar Bar, Kennaway House. 6pm. Bar open. After the meeting, Dame Julia Slingo, our Patron and retired Chief Scientist at the Met. Office will give a talk. All welcome.
SIDMOUTH METHODIST WESLEY GUILD: the Methodist Church Hall, High Street. Open from 7pm. ‘Borneo’ with Charlotte Hadfield. Everyone is welcome to any or all of our meetings. Subscription £1 per week to include refreshments.
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.
SID VALE FOLK: Sidholme Music Room, Sidmouth. 8-9pm. Leader Tess Bisson. Free entry - retiring collection for Restoration Fund.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17
SIDMOUTH & DISTRICT LANCASTRIAN ASSOCIATION COFFEE MORNING: the Victoria Hotel. 10 am. If you have a connection with Lancashire and would like to meet some fellow Lancastrians please book with Mrs Marjorie Page on 01404 234063.
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. £5 per class. Coffee and tea extra. Enquiries 07970 688 809.
COFFEE PLUS?: Sidmouth Methodist Hall, High St. 11am-12noon. Join us for free coffee, a chat and a short thought for the day.
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.
MUSIC IN JANUARY: Sidholme Music Room, Sidmouth. 8-9pm. A free New Year Concert with soloists and ensemble from Sidmouth Town Band, Val Howels and John McGregor. Free entry - retiring collection for Sidmouth Town Band.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 18
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.
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.
THURSDAY FELLOWSHIP: Sidmouth Methodist Church Hall, High St. 2.30pm. This week ’Hospiscare’. £1 weekly sub includes refreshments. Open to men & women.
SIDMOUTH MEN’S FORUM: All Saints Hall, All Saints Road. 3pm. Come & enjoy an afternoon in a friendly atmosphere. Guests welcome or call our Membership Secretary: 01395 579100. This week: Speaker Roger Horton with ‘Old Timber Frame Building’.
SID VALE FOLK SINGERS: Kingswood & Devoran Hotel. 7.30pm. For rehearsals – new members always welcome. Enquiries: 01395 513910.
SPOKEN WORD AT THE ANCHOR - BLACK VEN POETRY OPEN MIC: upstairs at the Anchor, Old Fore Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LP. Poets arrive at 7pm for 7.30pm start with slots allocated on the night. £3 or £2 for poets. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All welcome.
SIDMOUTH UKULELE STRUMMERS & SINGERS: Sidholme Music Room, Sidmouth. 8-9pm. Leader Nick Birt. Free entry - retiring collection for Restoration Fund.
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, JANUARY 19
SIDMOUTH COMMUNITY MARKET: Sidmouth Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 9am-3pm every Friday. Various produce and craft sellers with innovative products on sale – each week different stalls.
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.1.30pm to 4pm every Friday. New members very welcome. Enquiries: Ian 01395 512782.
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 CANASTA GROUP: Sidford Methodist Church. 7.30pm (free parking behind Spar). New players always welcome. More details: 01395 579856. 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 20
SID VALE CARNIVAL CLUB JUMBLE SALE:  Sidford Social Hall, Sidford. 2pm.  In aid of funds.
NORMAN LOCKYER OBSERVATORY OPEN EVENING: Salcombe Hill. 7.15pm. Theme: The Orion Constellation. 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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