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Entertainment and events across East Devon

Birthday celebrations will be held in East Devon this month to mark the 30th anniversary of the Devon Air Ambulance (DAA). The lifesaving service is gearing up to hold a family-friendly anniversary event at Darts Farm, Clyst St George, in East Devon, on Saturday August 13, 10am until 4pm. All are welcome and there is no need to book. Visitors are invited to take tour of the helicopter, which will be operating from the site for the day, and speak to the pilot and operational crew. And there will be a chance to see close-up one of the charity’s Volvo…

A group in Exmouth supporting survivors of a stroke have extended a warm welcome to include the lonely, or those struggling to make friends. The Exmouth Stroke Survivors and Family Club meets weekly, 10.30am until 12.30pm, every Wednesday at the Bidmead Community Centre, Bidmead Close, Littleham. The group, which organises a host of fun activities, events, away days and club holidays for members, is inviting more people to come along and get involved. The club is also keen to hear from businesses and organisations in the East Devon area willing to donate raffle prizes, and volunteers to help with group…

Sidmouth is gearing up for its annual folk festival, from July 29 until August 5, where music will ring out from every corner of the town. The torchlit procession to bring the festival to a close begins at 10pm on Friday (August 5), followed by fireworks. The procession, along the seafront,  begins at Glen Road to the lifeboat station. It will take in the esplanade and go onto the beach, where the torches will be dipped into the sea – signaling the end of another folk festival. Organisers of the Sidmouth Folk Festival 2022 have announced the full line-up of…

The line-up for Sidmouth air show 2022 has been confirmed with the Red Arrows returning to the town on Friday, August 26. All eyes will be on the sky above Sidmouth from around 5.15pm when six-plane formation Team Raven makes their debut appearance at the town’s event, to wow crowds with Van’s RV-8 aerobatic mono-wing aircraft flying in formation and smaller groups. The aim of Team Raven’s display is to ‘present manoeuvres to the crowd at all times, with no gaps’. Event organiser Sidmouth Town Council announced the line-up this week, saying Team Raven will be followed by a historic…

Towns and villages across East Devon are gearing up to hold a host of celebrations, events and street parties in a bid to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Picnics and parties in the park, beacon lighting, live music and children’s entertainment are among the family fun for all ages planned as part of the four-day Jubilee bank holiday celebrations, starting on Thursday, June 2. Residents across East Devon can look forward to packed programmes of events in Exmouth, Sidmouth, Axminster, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton, Sidbury, Budleigh Salterton, Cranbrook, and the surrounding villages, joining in with the rest of the…

Global flavours are on the menu for the return of the monthly summer Seaton Eats Boutique street food markets, which began in May. Monthly dates have been announced for the Friday events being held in Jubilee Gardens, Seaton, with the next street food market being organised for June 3, from 4pm until 9pm, or sunset. Entry is free. Further markets are also planned for July 1, August 5 and September 2. New for 2022 is the launch of Seaton Eats Boutique pop-up pub, The Salty Arms. A spokesperson for the markets said: “Enjoy world cuisine made for you by local…

UK ‘queen of soul’ Mica Paris is the headline act to rock the first-ever Sidmouth International Jazz and Blues Festival coming to the town in June. The organisers have promised ‘the best’ Jazz, Blues, Roots, RnB, Soul, Funk, and Latin music across the festival weekend, Thursday, June 2 until Sunday, June 5, plus free live music at a host of fringe venues across the town. Headline afternoon and evening ticketed concerts will take place in Sidmouth Parish Church, in Church Street, while free live performances from local and regional talent will perform on their own outdoor stage. Headline act and…

Monthly dates have been announced for the return of the Sidmouth Eats Boutique street food markets, starting in May. Entry is free to the markets, which are being held on Kennaway House lawn on the second Friday of the summer months, from 4pm until 9pm, or sunset. The dates for the markets – which directly supports at least 10 local small businesses – are Friday, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12 and September 9. New for 2022 is the launch of Sidmouth Eats Boutique pop-up pub, The Salty Arms. A spokesperson for the markets said: “We’ll bring you…

A commando-style showdown coming to Exmouth beach at the end of April will feature 150 competitors pitted against each other in a host of gruelling challenges. The Commando Beach Assault, on Saturday, April 30, from 9am until 6pm, will feature a series of demanding Royal Marine-inspired fitness tests on and off Exmouth beach. The event, at Orcombe Point, will feature teams of five taking part in displays of physical and mental resolve, ending with an award ceremony, all in aid of Exmouth not-for-profit mental health and wellbeing organisation RV-ONE. The event has been organised by Royal Marines physical training instructor,…

The Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) has revealed a new East Devon venue for its summer Rainbow Run event. The colouful run – which for the last two years was held virtually because of the pandemic – has early-bird tickets on sale, with discounts of 10 per cent for those signing up before May 4 to take part. This year the CHSW Rainbow Run will be held at Escot Park, near Ottery – a move away from the 2019 event at Westpoint, near Exeter, where 1,000 people took part and raised thousands of pounds for the youngsters and their families…

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