What's On In Sidmouth This WeekWHAT’S ON IN SIDMOUTH FROM NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 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, NOVEMBER 24
12 DONKEYS OF CHRISTMAS SPOTTER TRAIL: The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU. 9am-4pm
 (to 6th January 2018). 12 of The Donkey Sanctuary's adoption donkeys are so super excited for Christmas they have decorated the sanctuary in Sidmouth for all to enjoy. Find all the donkeys by following the magical trail and receive a prize. £2 per trail.
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.
SIDMOUTH PHOTOGRAPHIC CLUB MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION: Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth. 10am-4.30pm. Prints, cards and calendars for sale. Free entry. See www.sidmouthphotoclub.co.uk . Runs to Sunday 26 November.
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.
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.
CELEBRATION OF TREES: Cellar Bar, Kennaway House. 6-8pm. Sidmouth Civic Arboretum event. Lively mix of stalls, talks, songs, on every aspect of trees. Free entry. Enquiries: 01395 519275.
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, NOVEMBER 25
THE DONKEY SANCTUARY CHRISTMAS FAIR: 10am-4pm (also Nov 26). Kick-start your Christmas shopping or simply treat yourself to a range of beautifully handcrafted gifts, Christmas crafts and delicious edible treats. Santa and his reindeer (donkeys!) will also be visiting, so bring your little ones to meet them (£4 per child). £2 entry, under 12s free.
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 .
CHRISTMAS FAIR: Sidmouth College. 10am-3pm. Over 40 stalls with a variety of craft and Christmas products. Christmas raffle and games. Hot food and drinks on sale. Organised by Sidmouth College Association in aid of school funds.
AUTUMN EXHIBITION: East Devon Art Academy, Old Fore St, Sidmouth EX10 8LS. 11am-5pm (also Sunday). A varied mix of paintings, prints and glassware.
STIR UP SUNDAY (ON SATURDAY!) FUNDRAISING EVENT: All Saints Church Hall, Sidmouth. 12noon to 3pm. Stir a Christmas pudding, childrens’ entertainment, crafts, games, raffle. £1 per adult, 50p per child.
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 Rosemary on 01395 515965
NORMAN LOCKYER OBSERVATORY OPEN EVENING: Salcombe Hill. 7.15pm. Theme: Supernovae. 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..
ISCA ENSEMBLE WITH EMMANUEL BACH (VIOLIN): Sidmouth Parish Church. 7.30pm. Sibelius Violin Concerto and Brahms Academic Festival Overture, Symphony No4. Tickets £14 and £11 (students £5) from Paragon Books or on the door.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26
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.
AFTERNOON SERVICE: the Unitarian Church, Sidmouth (opposite the Post Office). 2.30pm. Service will be led by Francis Butler and will be on the theme "Seeking Joy". All welcome.
SIDMOUTH AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY OPEN DAY: The Guide Hut, Lawn Vista, Sidmouth. 2.30pm. Open day and rehearsal sessions of our annual pantomime ‘Jack & the Beanstalk’. New members welcome (acting, wardrobe, set design etc.)
JAZZ IN THE AFTERNOON: Kennaway House Cellar Bar, Coburg Road, Sidmouth. 3 to 5.30pm. Pete ‘s Reeds n Rhythm with Enrico Tomasso (trumpet) - £13.50 at the door. Licensed bar – light snacks available. Further information: 07899 925194. 
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27
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.
SIDMOUTH PATCHERS AND QUILTERS’ CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Sidmouth Masonic Hall, High Street, Sidmouth. 10.30am-1pm. Exhibition of members’ work plus sales, including wall hangings, bags, soft toys, tableware and Christmas decorations. Unusual and individual Christmas gifts. Admission £1 to include tea/coffee and biscuit. Some proceeds to local charities.
‘I.T AND COFFEE’: Sidmouth Library.11am-12noon. An informal social get together to help you with you tablet, phone or laptop.
MONDAY CLUB: The Kitchen at The Donkey Sanctuary. 11am. (Every Monday to 11 December). Experienced tour guide, Brian will tell a different tale each week of our work around the world and the adventures of many of the donkeys here in Sidmouth. No need to book.
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.
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, NOVEMBER 28
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.
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.
SIDMOUTH FLOWER ARRANGEMENT CLUB:  St Francis Church Hall, Woolbrook, Sidmouth. 2pm. Open meeting (all welcome). National demonstrator Lucy Ellis with ‘Snowballs & Sleighbells’. £10 (members £5).
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.
SIDMOUTH METHODIST WESLEY GUILD: the Methodist Church Hall, High Street. Open from 7pm. ‘Kenyan Safari’ with Christina Astil. Everyone is welcome to any or all of our meetings. Subscription £1 per week to include refreshments.
SIDMOUTH CARNIVAL BINGO: the Balfour, Woolbrook. 7pm for 7.30pm eyes down. Enquiries: 01395 744005.
SIDBURY/SIDFORD ROYAL BRITISH LEGION MEETING: Sidbury Parish Room. 7.30pm. All members welcome to attend.
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, NOVEMBER 29
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.
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, NOVEMBER 30
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: a musical afternoon with Joan Thorpe and Tony Blatchford. £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 Sara Bennett with ‘Jerome K Jerome – Three Men in a Boat’.
SID VALE FOLK SINGERS: Kingswood & Devoran Hotel. 7.30pm. For rehearsals – new members always welcome. Enquiries: 01395 513910.
SIDBURY INTO DRAMA – DOUBLE BILL: Sidbury Village Hall. 7.30pm. Two one act plays with a buffet supper during the interval. Tickets from Drews Sidbury - adults £10 (children £7.50) includes buffet. Runs to December 2.
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, DECEMBER 1
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.1.30pm 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.
SIDMOUTH LATE NIGHT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING: experience the festive magic of Sidmouth Late Night Shopping and shop until 8pm. Mulled wine, mince pies, hot chestnuts. Carols, Father Christmas on his sleigh (6.15pm), balloon magic etc.
SALCOMBE REGIS FOLK DANCE CLUB: St Peters Church Hall, Sidford. 7 to 9pm. Contact for more information: 01395 513131. New members welcome.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2
SID VALE CARNIVAL CLUB – COFFEE/BREAKFAST MORNING: Sidford Social Hall, Byes Lane. 9 to 11.30am. In aid of Carnival Club funds.
COFFEE MORNING: St. Francis Church Hall, Woolbrook. 10 to 11.45am. Home made cakes, cards, gifts, books, bric a brac, raffle. Large car park. Entrance £1 to include cup of coffee/tea & biscuit.
ST PETER’S CHURCH FLOWER FUND CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING: St Peter’s Church Hall, Sidford. 10-11.30am. Usual stalls, tombola and raffle. Entry £1 includes coffee and mincepies. All welcome.
FRIENDS OF SIDMOUTH PARISH CHURCH COFFEE MORNING: the Darlington Room, Abbeyfield Court. 10-11am. Everyone very welcome.
NORMAN LOCKYER OBSERVATORY OPEN EVENING: Salcombe Hill. 7.15pm. Theme: Comets. 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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