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Entertainment and events across East Devon

The hunt is on to find imaginative local food sellers and stallholders to add to the vibe of Exmouth Festival in May. The four-day fun – the largest free festival in the South West and now in its 24th year – expects more than 40,000 visitors to the Imperial Recreation Ground site, with live music and entertainment. Applications are open from now until Friday, February 21, for stallholders and food sellers to submit an online form. An Exmouth Festival spokesperson said: “Along with our fantastic music and events programme, we want to keep our audience well-fed and happy with a…

Residents with Exmouth town centre concerns can now speak face-to-face with a councillor at monthly sessions starting in February. Exmouth town ward councillors launch the new sessions on Saturday, February 1, 12noon until 1.30pm, at Exmouth Town Football Club’s clubhouse, in Southern Road. The councillors’ surgery will be similar to those run by MPs, and will be held on the first weekend of each month. Exmouth Town Council said the sessions could be used to discuss local issues and concerns, plus give help and support, or guidance on other available assistance. Exmouth’s mayor Cllr Steve Gazzard called the move ‘a…

A Honiton supermarket is showing its support for Hospiscare’s coffee morning appeal by donating raffle prizes. Honiton Tesco has donated two £50 vouchers to Hospiscare for coffee morning-themed hampers up for grabs. Hospiscare’s community fundraising team will be at Honiton Tesco on Friday, February 14, Thursday, February 20 and the following day, February 21, from 8.30am until 11.30am, with help, advice and ‘bags of enthusiasm’ to support those organising coffee mornings for the charity. I have seen first-hand how the money raised from this event can support local people with terminal illnesses… March is Hospiscare’s official coffee morning month. Last…

A new location has been announced for the Ottery St Mary Food and Families Festival, enabling the whole event to be held at one location. The site of this year’s festival, on Saturday, May 30, starting at 10am, is just off Alfington Road, near Otter Nurseries, which will allow for more entertainment, and a bigger market. Having the festival in one enclosed and car-free space allows us to do many things… Organisers of the Food and Families Festival have begun recruiting for entertainers and are keen to hear from musicians, or other artists. Now gearing up for the eighth food…

The first trees will be planted in Ottery St Mary’s community orchard tomorrow, Saturday, January 11, and all are invited to go along. East Devon District Council (EDDC) has donated 10 trees and a strip of land at the Land of Cannan for the town’s community orchard. We really hope locals turn up and celebrate this precious gift and then keep in touch with Greener Ottery to suggest the next plants and flowers and help us maintain this vital space…Volunteers, the Greener Ottery group and EDDC Streetscene will be on site from 10am until 12noon, tree planting. All are welcome…

Firefighters in Honiton are to stage a fundraising car wash for Prostate Cancer UK. The event, taking place at the fire station on January 19, has been organised in support of a colleague and friend who was recently diagnosed with the cancer. All the money raised will be donated to the charity, which funds vital research into prostate cancer and supports those diagnosed with the condition. It also raises awareness about prostate cancer so more men can receive life-saving treatment. Firefighters from other stations across East Devon are also raising money for the cause. The car wash will run from…

The Bishop of Exeter, The Right Revd Robert Atwell, will be the special guest at the first Let’s Celebrate Together service of 2020 in Honiton. Fully accessible, the service is open to people of all abilities and the theme is The Wise Men. Tea will be served after the January 11 service in St Paul’s Church, High Street. The service will start at 3pm. Level access is available from a designated drop-off point. Future Let’s Celebrate Together Services are planned for March 7, May 2 and June 4. Bishop Robert is the 71st Bishop of Exeter Cathedral. He was installed…

The Tony award-winning Kinky Boots – The Musical is being screened at The Beehive in Honiton on Valentine’s Day. Filmed live at the Adelphi Theatre, London, the movie features songs from Grammy and Tony award-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper. Direction and choreography is by Jerry Mitchell. A glorious high-kicking romp’  – Evening Standard Inspired by true events and based on the film by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, this big-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common – or so they think. Charlie (Killian Donnelly) is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and…

Honiton Community Theatre Company’s 2020 pantomime is Dick Whittington. Considered one of the oldest and best-loved pantomimes of all time, it promises to be a fitting follow up to last year’s well-received panto Cinderella. The traditional storyline, by Gail Lowe, charts the adventures of Dick and his friends as they travel from London to Morocco in search of fame and fortune. Meet entertaining new characters along with favourites like Kitty, Sarah the Cook, King Rat and the Sultan. Alderman Fitzwarren and his motley crew are sailing for Morocco when King Rat manages to sink the ship on the shores of…

The Rotary Club of Exmouth Raleigh has organised two events later this year to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day. The events, in aid of the Royal British Legion (RBL) at Exmouth and Budleigh, and the towns’ Poppy Appeal, are being held over the May Bank Holiday, to coincide with three days  of international VE Day celebrations. Early booking is advised. On May 8, 2020, it will be 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe. A celebration VE concert is being held on Thursday May 7, starting at 7.30pm, at Exmouth…

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