What's On In Sidmouth This Week

WHAT’S ON IN SIDMOUTH FROM AUGUST 11 TO SEPTEMBER 2 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, AUGUST 11
SIDMOUTH FOLK WEEK: final day today. Many events taking place throughout the town. Please see www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk for further details or visit the Sidmouth Information Centre. (Please note Sidmouth’s Free Summer Hopper Bus Service does not run today).
KENNAWAY HOUSE CAFE: Cellar Bar, Kennaway House. Final day. Reasonable prices. All welcome.
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.
FOLK FESTIVAL PHOTO EXHIBITION: Sidmouth Museum, Church Street. 10am-4pm. Display of photos from Festivals held over 35 years ago. Free admission. Final day.
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.
ROCKPOOL RAMBLE: Jacob’s Ladder, Sidmouth, EX10 8RZ. 2 to 4pm. Explore the mysterious world of Sidmouth’s rockpools with the Countryside rangers. Learn where to look and what to look out for.
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SIDMOUTH BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 2pm Clarence.
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.
SIDMOUTH FOLK WEEK – TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION & FIREWORKS: 10pm - torchlight procession along the sea front from Connaught Gardens via Peak Hill to the Lifeboat Station and onto the beach, followed by a firework display at the Ham end of the Esplanade.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12
SIDMOUTH’S FREE SUMMER HOPPER BUS SERVICE RESUMES:  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).
SOUTH WEST ASTRONOMY FAIR: Norman Lockyer Observatory, Salcombe Hill. 9.30am – 5pm. £8 adults, £4 children. Guest speakers, planetarium shows, trade stands, historic telescopes etc. Free parking. See www.normanlockyer.com .
JOINT ART EXHBITION: Kennaway House. 10am-4pm. Peter Goodhall and Bryan Dawkins.To August 20.
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 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 Beer Cup Semi Final.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13
THE DONKEY SANCTUARY SUMMER FAIR: 10am to 4pm. Activities for the whole family. Donkey meet and greets, trailer rides, Punch and Judy, fun stalls and games, go-karting, a climbing wall, archery, fire brigade demonstration, bouncy castles, face painting and glitter tattoos, free prize draw. Admission £1 (children under 12 free). Free parking.
CREATIVE COVERAGE DEVON ART SHOW: Kennaway House. 10am-4pm. To August 19. Featuring works by Joanna Commings ASWAc, Lynda Kettle RBSA, Lin Williams, Roger St Barbe, Susan Thomson, Marjorie Collins DY Hide and Nicola Axe. All available to purchase.
PRIMLEY CHURCH SERVICE:  Primley UR Church, Primley Road. 10.30am. Tea or coffee after the service. Preacher Rev Philip Wagstaff (from Crewkerne).
TINGLE SERVICE: St Giles’ Church, Sidbury. 11am. Theme: Peace. 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). New players welcome. Visit www.eastdevonpetanque.btck.co.uk.
AFTERNOON SERVICE: the Unitarian Church, Sidmouth (opposite the Post Office). 2.30pm. Joy Gleeson on the theme ‘Spirituality and Science’. All welcome.
SUNDAY SERVICE ON THE PROMENADE: by Bedford Steps. 5pm. Informal service of approximately 30 minutes including music, singing, Bible reading and speaking. All welcome. Organised by Christian Churches in Sidmouth.
SIDMOUTH TOWN BAND SUMMER CONCERT: Connaught Gardens. 8pm. Come and listen to one of the South West’s premier brass bands in beautiful garden surroundings, every Sunday evening weather permitting. Admission free.
MONDAY, AUGUST 14
SIDMOUTH REGATTA SHOP WINDOW COMPETITION: to enter simply fill in the name of the shop displaying the numbered disc on the entry form in the Regatta programme.  All participating shops will display a poster. Entries to be returned to Sidmouth Sailing Club by 6pm Saturday 26 August. Programmes available from Sidmouth Information Centre, Humbug, and the Sailing Club.
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.
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. 1030am to 12. Coffee, advice, information and support to anyone affected by MS. Contact 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.
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.
SIDMOUTH BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 2pm Over 50s Yellow v Pinces Gardens.
READING GROUP: Sidmouth Library. 3-4.30pm. Group for those with memory loss and their carers. Details: 01395 513171.
SIDMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING: Woolcombe House, Woolcombe Lane. 6.30pm.
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, AUGUST 15
‘SIDBASHERS’ HIMALAYAN BALSAM REMOVAL: 9.30am – 12.30pm. For site & details call Lynette 01395 578081, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU: Sidmouth Library, Blackmore Drive, Sidmouth. 9.30am to 12.30pm. Drop in for free, independent & confidential advice.
COFFEE BREAK: Sidford Methodist Church.10am to 12 noon. Coffee or tea and biscuits 60p. Proceeds to Church Funds.
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.
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 BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 10.30am. Centenary Triples Round 2, Mixed Umbrella.
PROBUS CLUB OF SIDMOUTH & DISTRICT: Bedford Hotel, Sidmouth. 12 noon for 2-course luncheon at 12.30pm. Followed by speaker Roy Lurvey on ‘Industrial Explosions’. New members always welcome to join this friendly group of retired professional and business men.  Details from Anthony Fensom on 01395 576825.
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.
ZUMBA CLASS: Stowford Rise Community Centre, Chambers Close, Sidmouth. 6.30pm. £5 - no need to book. Please arrive five minutes early for the first class. Wear comfy clothes and trainers. Enquiries: 07930 142478.
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.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16
EMBROIDERY STITCHES: Kennaway House, Sidmouth. 9.30am-1pm. Workshop with Tracy Chapman. £35 per session includes all tuition and materials. Contact: 07717 793437.
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.
RED ROCKS JAMBOREE: Sidmouth Museum, Church Street. 10.30am-3.30pm. All ages. Talks, displays, fossils, minerals, rocks. Afternoon walk with expert guide exploring Sidmouth’s geological past stretching back over 240 million years.
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.
NORMAN LOCKYER OBSERVATORY OPEN AFTERNOON: Salcombe Hill. 2.15pm. Famous telescopes, planetarium, meteorology. Enquiries: 01395 579941 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
SIDMOUTH BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 2.30pm. Over 60s A v Heavitree A, Over 60s B v Tiverton WE A, Over 60s D v Belmont C.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17
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.
TOUR OF ST GILES’ CHURCH, SIDBURY: 2.30pm. Guided tour of this ancient church including the Saxon Crypt. Teas served in Norman tower.
SID VALE FOLK SINGERS: Kingswood & Devoran Hotel. 7.30pm. For rehearsals – new members always welcome. Enquiries: 01395 513910.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18
SIDMOUTH REGATTA SHOP WINDOW COMPETITION: to enter simply fill in the name of the shop displaying the numbered disc on the entry form in the Regatta programme.  All participating shops will display a poster. Entries to be returned to Sidmouth Sailing Club by 6pm Saturday 26 August. Programmes available from Sidmouth Information Centre, Humbug, and the Sailing Club.
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).
CREATIVE COVERAGE DEVON ART SHOW: Kennaway House. 10am-4pm. To August 19. Featuring works by Joanna Commings ASWAc, Lynda Kettle RBSA, Lin Williams, Roger St Barbe, Susan Thomson, Marjorie Collins DY Hide and Nicola Axe. All available to purchase.
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.
JOINT ART EXHBITION: Kennaway House. 10am-4pm. Peter Goodhall and Bryan Dawkins.To August 20.
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.
PIANO RECITAL: Sidmouth Parish Church. 12.30pm. Joyce Clarke. Piano recital by Joyce Clarke, featuring pieces by Chopin, Debussy, Greig and Rachmaninov. Tickets £5 from Paragon Books, 38 High Street, or at the door.
SIDMOUTH BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 2pm Captain’s Day.
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.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
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 FOOD FESTIVAL: Kennaway House, Sidmouth. 10am to 4pm. Over 40 food stalls offering wonderful food and drink from local suppliers – food demonstrations, live music. Free entry.
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 CRICKET CLUB FIXTURE: The Fortfield, Sidmouth.12.30pm. Heathcoat Cricket Club (1st X1 Senior League).
SIDCOMBERS BEACH CLEAN: Meet at West End of Promenade bus shelters. Tel. Lynette 01395 578081 or email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. for timing. Bring a large bucket. Plastic bags, litter pickers provided. Tea/cake served.
SID VALLEY HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 89TH ANNUAL GARDENING & CRAFT SHOW: Sidford Sports Field, Byes Lane. 2pm. Entry to Marquee £2.50 (children under 16 free). Please support. Disabled access from 1.30pm.
SIDMOUTH BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 2pm Bradninch.
SIDMOUTH TOWN BAND – LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS: Connaught Gardens. 6pm - music starts 7.30pm. Bring picnics, tables, chairs, drinks and union flags. Tickets £7.50 from Pure Indulgence (1 Fore St, Sidmouth). Further details see www.sidmouthtownband.co.uk .
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20
PRIMLEY CHURCH SERVICE:  Primley UR Church, Primley Road. 10.30am. Tea or coffee after the service. Preacher Geoff Powell (from Seaton).
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.
SIDMOUTH GIG CLUB REGATTA: from the Western (Clifton) end of the esplanade. Races start at 11am and continue throughout the afternoon. Refreshments available. Spectators welcome.
SIDMOUTH BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 2pm Victory Bowl Semi-final.
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.
SUNDAY SERVICE ON THE PROMENADE: by Bedford Steps. 5pm. Informal service of approximately 30 minutes including music, singing, Bible reading and speaking. All welcome. Organised by Christian Churches in Sidmouth.
SIDMOUTH TOWN BAND SUMMER CONCERT: Connaught Gardens. 8pm. Come and listen to one of the South West’s premier brass bands in beautiful garden surroundings, every Sunday evening weather permitting. Admission free.
MONDAY, AUGUST 21
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.
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.
 ‘I.T AND COFFEE’: Sidmouth Library.11am-12noon. An informal social get together to help you with you tablet, phone or laptop.
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.
SIDMOUTH BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 2pm Chardstock.
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. Judith Speer ‘Lighthouses’. 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, AUGUST 22
SIDMOUTH RAILWAY EXHIBITION: Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth. 10am-4pm. Sidmouth Museum marks the 50th Anniversary of the closure of Sidmouth Station with a Model Railway, Railway Memorabilia and Photographic Exhibition. Admission £3 (children £1.50). Runs to August 24 (open to 7pm Thursday).
‘SIDBASHERS’ HIMALAYAN BALSAM REMOVAL: 9.30am – 12.30pm. For site & details call Lynette 01395 578081, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU: Sidmouth Library, Blackmore Drive, Sidmouth. 9.30am to 12.30pm. Drop in for free, independent & confidential advice.
COFFEE BREAK: Sidford Methodist Church.10am to 12 noon. Coffee or tea and biscuits 60p. Proceeds to Church Funds.
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 BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 10.30am Mixed Umbrella.
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.
ZUMBA CLASS: Stowford Rise Community Centre, Chambers Close, Sidmouth. 6.30pm. £5 - no need to book. Please arrive five minutes early for the first class. Wear comfy clothes and trainers. Enquiries: 07930 142478.
SIDMOUTH CARNIVAL BINGO: Sidmouth Football Club, Manstone Avenue. 7pm for eyes down 7.30pm. Enquiries: 01395 744005.
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.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23
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.
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 BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 2.30pm Over 60s C v Wellington A.
SIDMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL PLANNING MEETING: Woolcombe House, Woolcombe Lane. 6.30pm.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24
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.
WOOLBROOK FLOWER & CRAFT SHOW 2017: (please note, due to extenuating circumstances this year’s show has been cancelled).
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 Captain’s Day.
TOUR OF ST GILES’ CHURCH, SIDBURY: 2.30pm. Guided tour of this ancient church including the Saxon Crypt. Teas served in Norman tower.
NORMAN LOCKYER OBSERVATORY OPEN EVENING: Salcombe Hill. 7.15pm. 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..
CHAMBER PHILHARMONIA COLOGNE CONCERT: Sidmouth Parish Church. 7.30pm. Vivaldi, Handel, Tchaikovsky, Paganini. Tickets £16 (seniors £14, students £12) from Sidmouth Information Centre.
SID VALE FOLK SINGERS: Kingswood & Devoran Hotel. 7.30pm. For rehearsals – new members always welcome. Enquiries: 01395 513910.
OTTERY ST. MARY SILVER BAND CONCERT:  Connaught Gardens. 7.45pm. Sit back and enjoy a summer’s evening performance of brass band music, seating provided. Free concert, weather permitting.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25
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.
PHOTOGRAPHY & MIXED MEDIA SHOW: Kennaway House. 10am-4pm. Denise Thomas.To August 31.
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.
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.
SIDMOUTH BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 2.30pm Over 60s A v Uffculme A.
RAF AEROBATIC TEAM - RED ARROWS & BBMF DISPLAY: Sidmouth seafront. 5.50pm - display by the historic Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF), Lancaster and two Spitfires (15 to 20 minutes). Around 6.30pm, the Red Arrows for around 20 minutes.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26
SIDMOUTH REGATTA: All activities begin at Sidmouth Sailing Club. 10.30am – Sailing races. 1pm Three-legged race followed throughout the day by sailing & swimming races. Raft Race 6.30pm. Display by Exmouth Lifeboat 7.30pm, live music by ‘The Culprits’ 7.45pm and a Grand Firework Display 9.30pm. Entry forms available on the day from Sidmouth Sailing Club. Full programme available from Tourist Information Centre. Profits to the R.N.L.I.
SIDMOUTH LIONS CLUB – GREAT BOOK SALE: St Teresa’s Church Hall, Vicarage Road (at corner of Connaught Road), Sidmouth EX10 8TW. 9.30am-12noon. Hundreds of good quality books and cd’s/dvd’s to choose from at very reasonable prices, plus cakes stall and Coffees/Teas provided by Lions’ Ladies. Entrance fee (50p per person) includes a cup of coffee. All proceeds to Sidmouth Lions Club’s charity activities.
SIDMOUTH SOCIETY OF ARTISTS OPEN AIR EXHIBITION & SALE: Connaught Gardens, Sidmouth. 10am to 5pm. Free admission. In aid of Force and Kennaway House charities.
SIDMOUTH CRICKET CLUB FIXTURE: The Fortfield, Sidmouth.12.30pm. North Devon Cricket Club (1st X1 Senior League).
SIDMOUTH BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 2pm Oakley Basingstoke.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27
SIDMOUTH REGATTA: Sidmouth Sailing Club from 10am. Sailing races, Children's Drawing competition on the Esplanade, Children's fancy dress and a Family Treasure Hunt etc. (Full programme available from Sidmouth Information Centre).
PRIMLEY CHURCH SERVICE:  Primley UR Church, Primley Road. 10.30am. Tea or coffee after the service. Preacher Rev Jeff Armitstead.
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.
JAZZ IN THE AFTERNOON: Kennaway House Cellar Bar, Coburg Road, Sidmouth. 3 to 5.30pm. Pete’s Reeds n Rhythm with Sinead McCabe - £13.50 at the door. Licensed bar – light snacks available. Further information: 07899 925194. 
SUNDAY SERVICE ON THE PROMENADE: by Bedford Steps. 5pm. Informal service of approximately 30 minutes including music, singing, Bible reading and speaking. All welcome. Organised by Christian Churches in Sidmouth.
BLACK TIE CANDLELIT STREET PARTY: open air in Sidmouth Market Place and surrounding roads. 7.30-10.30pm. Live music. Tables of 6 £30 from Sidsoft, Church St. Organised by Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce in aid of community events and the Regatta Committee.
SIDMOUTH TOWN BAND SUMMER CONCERT: Connaught Gardens. 8pm. Come and listen to one of the South West’s premier brass bands in beautiful garden surroundings, every Sunday evening weather permitting. Admission free.
MONDAY, AUGUST 28
Bank holiday – no events notified
TUESDAY, AUGUST 29
‘SIDBASHERS’ HIMALAYAN BALSAM REMOVAL: 9.30am – 12.30pm. For site & details call Lynette 01395 578081, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Final session of the season.
CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU: Sidmouth Library, Blackmore Drive, Sidmouth. 9.30am to 12.30pm. Drop in for free, independent & confidential advice.
COFFEE BREAK: Sidford Methodist Church.10am to 12 noon. Coffee or tea and biscuits 60p. Proceeds to Church Funds.
SIDMOUTH BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 10.30am Mixed Umbrella. 2pm Madeira.
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.
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.
ZUMBA CLASS: Stowford Rise Community Centre, Chambers Close, Sidmouth. 6.30pm. £5 - no need to book. Please arrive five minutes early for the first class. Wear comfy clothes and trainers. Enquiries: 07930 142478.
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.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30
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..
DINOSAUR & FOSSIL DAY: Sidmouth Museum, Church Street. 10.30am-3.30pm. Event for young visitors – must be accompanied by adult. Dinosaur hunt, dinosaur footprints, Rex story, fossil rubbing etc. Free admission – donations welcome.
‘GENTLE MOVES’: Sidmouth Conservative Club, Radway. 10.30-11.30am. Seated exercise class. £4 per class includes tea or coffee. Enquiries: 07970 688809.
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.
NORMAN LOCKYER OBSERVATORY OPEN AFTERNOON: Salcombe Hill. 2.15pm. Famous telescopes, planetarium, meteorology. Enquiries: 01395 579941 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
SIDMOUTH BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 2.30pm Over 60s D v Wellington B.
 

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