Browsing: What’s on in Budleigh Salterton

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…

A two-year-long exhibition that shines the spotlight on the Lower Otter Restoration Project is set to open in Budleigh Salterton. The town’s Fairlynch Museum, in Fore Street, Budleigh, will host the exhibition, after it is opened by Lord Clinton on Thursday evening (April 14). The exhibition will cover the history of the project and provide a permanent record of the work carried out. The Lower Otter Restoration Project, with a finish date in 2023, is working to ‘adapt and enhance’ the downstream part of the River Otter, its estuary, and its immediate surroundings for future generations ‘in the face of…

Tickets are on sale and expected to go quickly for the first 2022 production by the Salterton Drama Club, based in Budleigh. Rehearsals are underway as the award-winning group gears up to bring Agatha Christie’s The Hollow to the stage in March. The Hollow opens on Monday, March 7 at 7.30pm, and runs nightly at The Salterton Playhouse, in Playhouse Lane, until Friday, March 11, with a final matinee performance on Saturday, March 12 at 2.30pm. Tickets are £12. The thriller is directed by drama club chairman Penny Hill with co-director Steve Clark, and promises to be ‘another excellent production’…

The team behind the Exmouth Pavilion Christmas Pantomime have confirmed TV Legend and all-round good fox, BASIL BRUSH, will join pantomime favourite Stuart Earp in this year’s production of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. Basil Brush will feature as The Magic Mirror, alongside Stuart Earp as Muddles, Harry Moore as Nurse Nellie, Kassie Malam as Snow White, Jessica Fay Long as The Wicked Queen and Exeter’s own Sam Emmerson as The Prince. We cannot wait to get back to Exmouth and bring fun and laughter to our amazing audiences, Basil Brush is a great addition to our show… Producer Kevin Brown says “It’s going to be…

Colour, light and music will come together on The Green in Budleigh Salterton this summer for a first-ever festival event. Budleigh Music Festival has announced Colourscape – an interactive, family-friendly, walk-through labyrinth of colour, light and music. The festival will be held in the town from July 9-17, promising a week-long programme of live music. Concerts will be limited in capacity this year. The organsiers said live performances are in a ‘more intimate setting than ever before’ with daily sittings at 5pm and 8pm. Jason Thornton, artistic director for the festival, said: “2021 is a really important and special time…

Parents with young children in Exeter and East Devon are invited to sign youngsters up for a free virtual bike ride for charity. Whizz Kids Toys, based in Exmouth, has launched the Little Wheels Lockdown Ride 2020 for children aged between two and six years old, mapping out four routes suitable for little legs. The aim of the event is to give East Devon youngsters who might be missing school and nursery a boost, while raising funds for nationwide charity Whizz-Kidz, who work to transform the lives of disabled children across the UK. The event is thought to be the…

Budleigh Salterton Library is giving away £100 to the winner of a short story writing competition as the service offers a virtual branch during lockdown. A competition for children has also been announced, where youngsters aged from three to 12 years old are invited to draw a picture, or write a story or poem, about an animal to win handmade toy book mice. A top prize of £100 can be won by writing the middle of a short story created by crime fiction writer, Graham Hurley, who lives in Exmouth. There is a runner-up prize of £50. Although closed because…

Coronavirus concerns for older fans and musicians has seen Exmouth Town Concert Band call off its first performance of 2020. The group had been due to stage its Spring Concert at St Peter’s Church in Budleigh Salterton on Wednesday, March 25. We know that many of our followers and indeed members are in the older age bracket and are therefore considered to be at greater risk from the current virus…However, it says the event has been postponed indefinitely due to the ‘uncertain climate in the UK’. A spokesperson for the band said it had followers ‘in the older age bracket’…

The Romans and the influence they had on Exeter is the topic of Fairlynch Museum’s next Coffee Time Talk at the Peter Hall, in Budleigh Salterton, on Wednesday, March 4, at 10.30am. The talk delves into the arrival of the Second Augustan Legion, the building of the fortress and bathhouse, to the eventual abandonment of the civilian city of Isca Dumnonoirum as Roman control in Britain ended. The event includes the discovery of the Seaton Down Hoard, who found it, what it was and why it was there. The talk is at the Peter Hall, The Lawn, Budleigh Salterton, and…

Donations of women’s clothes are being sought by Budleigh Salterton Library for a fundraising event being held on Thursday, March 5. The library is holding a nearly-new sale, from 6.30pm until 8.30pm, in aid of Libraries Unlimited, the charity that runs the site in Budleigh, and the others across Devon, excluding Plymouth. Jane Cordy, Budleigh library supervisor, said: “We’re looking for donations of ladies clothes and accessories which are in good, clean condition. “More details about the sale will follow but we would be grateful for as many clothes donations as possible, and as soon as possible.” ‘Yes’ to…

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