What's On In Sidmouth This Week

WHAT’S ON IN SIDMOUTH FROM JULY 21 TO JULY 29 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, JULY 21
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).
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.
NEWTON POPPLEFORD ART SOCIETY SHOW: Kennaway House. 10am-4pm. Various artists. To July 30.
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). (Final meeting before school holidays).
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.
‘LAND, SEA AND AIR’ ART EXHIBITION: East Devon Art Academy, Old Fore Street, Sidmouth.11am to 5pm. Solo exhibition of the work of Neil Hampson. Open every day to July 23.
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.
SIDMOUTH BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 1.30pm Jubilee Trophy.
SIDMOUTH WRITERS: Twyford House, Coburg Road. 2 to 4pm. Friendly & supportive group. Bring notebook & pen. Entry £2.50 to cover room & teas. Come along or more information: 01395 519848. 
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, JULY 22
COFFEE MORNING: Sidbury Village Hall. 10am-12noon. In aid of Royal British Legion, Sidbury and Sidford Branch. Entry £1. Usual stalls. Donations of raffle prizes and cakes most welcome.
SIDMOUTH BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 10am & 12 noon Section 3 – Over 60s Singles.
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.
SIDCOMBERS BEACH CLEAN: Meet at West End of Promenade bus shelters. 1.30-3.30pm. Bring a large bucket. Plastic bags, litter pickers provided. Tea/cake served. Weather check 11.30am-12pm. Tel. Lynette 01395 578081 or email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
SUNDAY, JULY 23
SIDMOUTH BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 10am and 12 noon Section 3 Over 60s Singles.
PRIMLEY CHURCH SERVICE:  Primley UR Church, Primley Road. 10.30am. Tea or coffee after the service. Preacher Richard Gullock (from Lyme Regis).
EAST DEVON PÉTANQUE CLUB: Thorn Park Golf Centre, Salcombe Regis. 11am (every Sunday). New players welcome. Visit www.eastdevonpetanque.btck.co.uk.
TEA DANCE FOR STOWFORD CENTRE FUNDS: the Stowford Centre (opposite Waitrose). 2.30pm. Ballroom, Latin & sequence dancing to strict tempo music. £3. The centre's licensed cafe will be open for hot drinks and cake
JAZZ IN THE AFTERNOON: Kennaway House Cellar Bar, Coburg Road, Sidmouth. 3 to 5.30pm. Pete Allen Jazz Band - £14.50 at the door. Licensed bar – light snacks available. Further information: 07899 925194. 
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, JULY 24
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.
SIDHOLME MUSIC ROOM CHANDELIER VIEWING: Sidholme Hotel, Sidmouth. 10am-6pm. Dismantling of main chandelier and visit of Royal Warrant holder David Wilkinson. Free entry, refreshments and opportunity to sponsor crystal parts.
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.
SIDMOUTH BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 10.30am Grace Porter.
‘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.
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.
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.
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, JULY 25
‘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.
SIDHOLME MUSIC ROOM CHANDELIER VIEWING: Sidholme Hotel, Sidmouth. 10am-2pm. Dismantling of main chandelier and visit of Royal Warrant holder David Wilkinson. Free entry, refreshments and opportunity to sponsor crystal parts.
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. 10am Section 3 – 2 Wood Triples. 10.30am Mixed Umbrella.
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.
TEA DANCE FOR CHILDRENS’ HOSPICE S.W: All Saints Church Hall, Sidmouth EX10 8ES. 2.30pm. £3 inc tea,coffee & biscuit. Further details: 01395 579856 or 577122.
NEW 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, JULY 26
INTARSIA KNITTING: 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..
NATURAL HISTORY DAY: Sidmouth Museum, Church Street. 10.30am to 3.30pm. Event for young visitors – must be accompanied by adult. Leaf rubbing, paper flowers, caterpillar story 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.
COFFEE PLUS?: Sidmouth Methodist Hall, High St. 11am-12noon. Join us for free coffee, a chat and a short thought for the day.
SIDMOUTH BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 2pm Over 50s Blue v Seaton Blue, 2.30pm Over 60s B v Heavitree A, Over 60s C v Topsham D.
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 TOWN COUNCIL PLANNING MEETING: Woolcombe House, Woolcombe Lane. 6.30pm.
SIDBURY/SIDFORD ROYAL BRITISH LEGION MEETING: Sidbury Parish Room. 7.30pm. All members welcome
NIGHT WALK AT MUTTERS MOOR: Mutters Moor car park at the top of Peak Hill, Sidmouth, EX10 0NW. 9pm to 11pm. Explore this magical Heathland at night with the EDDC Countryside team and the Pebblebed Heath Rangers. Booking required, £5 per person. Visit heathweek.org for more details or follow facebook.com/heathweek
THURSDAY, JULY 27
SIDMOUTH BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 10am Section 3 – 2 Wood Triples.
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.
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.
LEFT HAND JAZZ: Sidholme Hotel, Sidmouth. 7.45-9pm. Blues, Boogie, Ragtime and Gospel with Greg Jardine – piano, Jim Newton - percussion and guest vocalists. Exit collection for Restoration Fund
SIDMOUTH BALLROOM DANCING CLUB: St. Francis Hall, Sidmouth. 8-10pm. Dancers of all abilities welcome (01395 579856). (nb no meetings in August).
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, JULY 28
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.
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 BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 2pm Over 50s Yellow v Shaldon.
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, JULY 29
SIDMOUTH CRICKET CLUB FIXTURE: The Fortfield, Sidmouth.12.30pm. Exeter Cricket Club (1st X1 Senior League).
SID VALE CARNIVAL CLUB JUMBLE SALE:  Sidford Social Hall, Sidford. 2pm.  In aid of funds.
SIDMOUTH BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 2pm Nominated Pairs League.
TRADITIONAL SUMMER BARN DANCE: All Saints Church Hall, Sidmouth. 7.30-10.45pm. Local ceilidh band Mischief & Mayhem, with caller Gill Spence. Tickets £5 on the door. Dancers of all abilities welcome. Please bring own refreshments.
 

    

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