What's On In Sidmouth This Week

WHAT’S ON IN SIDMOUTH FROM FEBRUARY 23 TO MARCH 3 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.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23
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.
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.
KRECHE & CO (PARENTS & TODDLER CLUB): Primley Church Hall. 10am. £1 per family (01404 814246).
N.T SIDMOUTH CENTRE COFFEE MORNING AND TALK: All Saints Church Hall. 10.30 am. “The Edge of our World” by Sue & Ivan Godfrey. All welcome. £3 payable at the door.
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.
SALCOMBE REGIS FOLK DANCE CLUB: St Peters Church Hall, Sidford. 7 to 9pm.Contact for more information: 01395 513131. New members welcome.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24
ACRYLIC PAINTING WORKSHOPS: Sidmouth Arts Centre, Manor Road, Sidmouth EX10 8RP. 9.30am-4pm. Also Sunday. Contact Matthew Davison 07900 693164 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see wea.org.uk.
ST PETER’S CHURCH FLOWER FUND COFFEE MORNING: St Peter’s Church Hall, Sidford. 10-11.30am. Usual stalls and raffle. Entry £1 includes coffee and biscuits. All welcome.
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 BOWLING CLUB OPEN DAY: Coburg Terrace, Sidmouth EX10 8NH. 10.30am-1pm. Free bowling – bowls provided. All abilities welcome. Refreshments available. Enquiries: 07958 938031.
SIDMOUTH UKULELE BAND CONCERT & FULL AFTERNOON TEA: St Peter’s Church, Sidford. 3pm to 5pm. In aid of St Giles & St Peter’s Churches. Tickets £5 from Pam Ward (01395) 597691 or Gill Richardson (01395) 516846.
CONCERT: Sidmouth Parish Church. 7.30pm. Jazz Classics, and songs from Andrew Daldorph’s “On you, beloved eyes”. Chris Gradwell, Sax and Clarinet; Andrew Daldorph, keyboard, and Verity Stroud vocals and bass. Tickets £10 (under 16s £5) from Paragon Books or on the door.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25
SUNDAY WORSHIP AT ALL SAINTS' CHURCH, SIDMOUTH: a warm welcome at our 9.30am Service (contemporary worship and ideal for families) or our traditional Morning Worship at 11.15am.  Speaker: Rev David Caporn.
PRIMLEY CHURCH SERVICE:  Primley UR Church, Primley Road. 10.30am. Tea or coffee after the service. Preacher Rev Robin Laird.
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 taken by Miriam Brown on the theme of forgiveness. All welcome.
JAZZ IN THE AFTERNOON: Kennaway House Cellar Bar, Coburg Road, Sidmouth. 3 to 5.30pm. Pete Allen’s Hot Four with Andy Dickens (trumpet) - £13.50 at the door. Licensed bar – light snacks available. Further information: 07899 925194. 
BRAMDEAN SCHOOL: Sidholme Music Room, Sidmouth. 3.30pm. Chapel choir and instrumentalists in concert. Free entry - retiring collection for Restoration Fund.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26
FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT DISPLAY: Sidmouth Library. Runs from today to Sunday 11 March. For more details of all Sidmouth’s Fairtrade Fortnight events, see the Sidmouth Fair Trade Group Facebook page or call Wendy on 01395 512739.
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.
‘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.
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, FEBRUARY 27
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. 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. Tina Parkes with ‘Shades of Spring’.
SIDMOUTH PROMENADE HEALTH WALK: start point is the Triangle Shelter (opposite the bus terminus stops). 2pm. Free and friendly approximately 30min walk on flat ground followed by refreshments (at own cost). Enquiries: 01392 824752. No need to book.
SIDMOUTH TEA DANCES: All Saints Church Hall, All Saints Road. 2.30pm. Ballroom and sequence dancing. Admission £3 per head including tea or coffee & biscuit. All profits to Childrens Hospice Southwest. Further details: 01395 577122.
SIDMOUTH METHODIST WESLEY GUILD: the Methodist Church Hall, High Street. Open from 7pm. ‘A Queen Goes to War’ with Rupert Ballantyne. 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.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
PILATES CLASSES FOR EVERYONE: Unitarian Church All Saints Rd, Sidmouth EX10 8ER. 10am-11am. Enquiries to Rachel 07952 941531.
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.
LENT SERVICE AND LUNCH: Primley United Reformed Church. 11.45am-12.15pm followed by lunch. Donations to Christian Aid. Traidcraft stall.
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.
PILATES CLASSES FOR EVERYONE: Sidmouth College, Primley Road EX10 9LG. 6.30pm-7.30pm.
Enquiries to Rachel 07952 941531.
SIDMOUTH SOCIETY OF ARTISTS MEETING: Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth. 7pm. Artist demonstration by David Norman entitled ‘Venice Canal Scene’ in Watercolours. Visitors welcome. Entrance £2. Refreshments.
SIDMOUTH MODEL RAILWAY GROUP MEETING: Sidford Social Hall, Byes Lane, Sidford, EX10 9QX.
7-9.45pm. The group welcomes all model railway enthusiasts. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
‘SID & THE LOST TREASURE’: Sidbury Village Hall. 7.30-10pm. Pantomime. Tickets from Drews Butchers (Adults £7.50, Children £5). Runs to March 3.
THURSDAY, MARCH 1
SIDPLANTERS SIDMOUTH IN BLOOM GARDENING TEAM START WORK: meet at the Sensory Garden, Old Boat Park on the Ham. 9.30am -12.30pm. New volunteers welcome. Some tools provided. Wear gloves, bring secateurs and strong bucket. Mulching today. Teas/cake. Weather check by 9am 01395 578081, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
PARKINSONS U.K EXERCISE GROUPS: Stowford Community Centre, Chambers Close (nr Waitrose). Classes from 10am. Flexibility, fitness and fun. Contact: 01395 567762.
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.
SIDMOUTH VOLUNTARY SERVICES DAILY LUNCH CLUB: Twyford House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth.  Weekdays from 12noon. Come and enjoy a delicious home cooked meal in our warm and friendly dining room. 3 Courses - £6. 2 Courses - £5.25. Transport can be provided. Booking essential: 01395 515063.
“MEET THE TEA GROWER”: All Saints Church Hall, Sidmouth. 2pm. Presentation by a tea producer from Kenya, plus Fairtrade stalls and refreshments. Admission free. All welcome.
THURSDAY FELLOWSHIP: Sidmouth Methodist Church Hall, High St. 2.30pm. This week ‘Astronomy in Art’ with John Meacham. £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: forum outing to Blackbury Camp and Honey Farm Cream Tea.
SIDMOUTH LIVING WITH CANCER MONTHLY MEETING: Lymebourne Community Centre, Sidmouth. 7.30pm. New members most welcome.
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 515249.
FRIDAY, MARCH 2
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.
COFFEE MORNING: Trumps Court, Sidmouth. 10am – 12 noon. In aid of our local Brain Tumour Research.
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.
KRECHE & CO (PARENTS & TODDLER CLUB): Primley Church Hall. 10am. £1 per family (01404 814246).
RUBBER BRIDGE: Sidmouth Cricket Club.1.30pm to 4pm every Friday. New members very welcome. Enquiries: Ian 01395 512782.
WOMENS’ WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: All Saints Church, Sidmouth. 2.30pm. Join with other Christians everywhere in the same service, this year prepared by the women of Suriname in South America ‘All God’s creation is very good’. Refreshments after. All 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. 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. 
MUSICIANS FROM EXETER SCHOOL CONCERT: St Giles Church, Sidbury. 7.30pm. Director of Music, Peter Tamblyn. Tickets £7 on the door (including refreshments) Children under 11 free. Students £3.50. In aid of St Giles’ Fabric Fund.
SATURDAY, MARCH 3
SIDMOUTH DAFFODIL DAY: Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth. 10am-3pm. Organised by the Sidmouth Daffodil Society, featuring walks to sites and talks. Plant fair. Free entry. Further info: sidmouthdaffodilsociety.org.uk
FRIENDS OF SIDMOUTH PARISH CHURCH COFFEE MORNING: Sidmouth Parish Church. 10-11am. Everyone very welcome.
MURDER MYSTERY..THE WRECK OF THE MOONSTONE: Sid Vale Scout Centre, Salcombe Regis. 7 for 7.30pm to 11pm. Moonstone Theatre Company production. Tickets £20 (includes drink on arrival and buffet through the evening) from Paragon Books. Bar. Dress – smart casual. Proceeds to scouts and Gateway Homelessness Action Group.
SILENT AUCTION: Woodlands Hotel, Sidmouth. 7 for 7.30pm. Bid for: Microlight Flight, Rugby 7’s tickets, Go Cart Membership, Willow Family Portrait and many more. Tickets £5 include finger buffet and music from Pili-pala - Paragon Books and Woodlands Hotel 01395 513120 or 07957 316999. In aid of Arts & Health Trust supporting young people with anxiety and depression.
NORMAN LOCKYER OBSERVATORY OPEN EVENING: Salcombe Hill. 7.15pm. Theme: What is a 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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