Browsing: What’s on in East Devon

Exmouth RNLI will stage a fireworks display on Friday, November 5, at the Imperial Recreation Ground. The lifesaving charity has announced the ‘bigger and better than ever’ spectacular will take place at 7.30pm. We are planning a great community event and all monies raised will go to Exmouth RNLI…Gates open at 5.30pm and last entry is at 7.15pm. Festivities will be ticketed and the maximum capacity is limited, organisers have warned. Louise Hockings-Thompson, co-ordinator of Exmouth RNLI’s events team said: “After a long period of difficult and frustrating times for all charities, we are very excited to at last be…

Axminster Drama Club is to next year stage a new play that focuses on the impact that a diagnosis of dementia can have on a family.  With rehearsals well under way and tickets selling well for the society’s production of Nativity! The Musical in December,  thoughts already turning to its next show. Set with a backdrop of the farming community, Because of Love is due to be staged at two venues over four nights chosen to tie in with National Dementia Week 2022. Dementia is a condition that affects many families and I wanted to highlight some of the challenges…

A huge music event organisers say is ‘expected to attract some of the UK’s hottest artists’ is coming to Exmouth next summer. ‘Live in Devon’ will take place at the Imperial Recreation Ground on three consecutive evenings on Friday, Saturday Sunday, September 2, 3 and 4, 2022. It is likely to attract more than 15,000 revellers over the course of the weekend and bring an economic boost to the town and East Devon. It will be a fantastic opportunity to see high-profile artists of international reputation staying and performing in East Devon… Headline artists will be announced ‘in the coming…

Tickets are selling fast for the Sidmouth Town Band’s autumn concert at the town’s Manor Pavilion on Saturday, October 16. The award-winning band returns with some old favourites and new music, after a short summer season performing at Connaught Gardens. Tickets are on sale at £7.50, available at the box office. A Sidmouth Town Band spokesman said: “The award-winning band returns to the theatre stage for a highly-anticipated full concert of favourites and new music aplenty. “With some new band members experiencing their first visit to the beautiful Manor Pavilion, the evening promises to be one of music, laughs and…

The line-up has been announced for the free-to-enter Ottery St Mary Food & Families Festival, taking place in the town on Saturday, September 11. Jazzi Curley from Devon Cookery School, The Pig at Combe’s Dan Gavrilidis, Michael Caines, Liam Finnegan, Ottery St Mary’s Samosa Lady Tina Chauhan-Challis, Good Game’s ‘Salami Steve’ and Chris Piper of Christopher Piper Wines, are among those billed to share their knowledge with cooking demonstrations on the day. Food festival organisers have pledged the greenest event yet, with no single-use plastic, and the sale of reusable cups. Entry to the festival on Saturday, September 1, is…

Sidmouth Air Show organisers have released further details of display running times and parking availability. The air show, on Friday, August 27, is set to soar over the town starting at around 5.30pm, and ending with the Royal Air Force aerobatic team, the Red Arrows. Parking is available at the district council car parks at the Ham, Roxborough, Mill Street and Manor Road, and plus additional space at Sidmouth Rugby Club. And a temporary boat ban has been actioned in an area of water of Sidmouth seafront while the air show takes place. A Sidmouth Town Council spokesman said: “The…

A grand fireworks display has been confirmed for Sidmouth seafront on Saturday, August 28 – the day after the town’s highly-anticipated airshow. The illuminations spectacular on The Esplanade has been confirmed by the town council and will take place at 9.30pm. With the firework display rounding out Saturday evening, this bank holiday is promising to be full of fun and spectacle in Sidmouth… It is being generously supported by David Rowland’s Funfair and will follow a week of fun leading up to the August bank holiday. The funfair will be on the Ham from Wednesday, August 25, until the Saturday.…

Sidmouth Folk Festival organisers have issued a heartfelt thank you to everyone who made this year’s event a ‘rip-roaring, sell-out success’.  The week-long feast of song, dance and family fun – which had an exclusively open-air and scaled-back schedule – hit the right note with revellers. We worked hard to produce what our loyal patrons said they wanted this year, setting out to be Covid secure and in the open air, making people feel safe… Festival director John Braithwaite said: “Hundreds of people came up to us personally during the week just to say thank you for putting on the festival on…

The popular Ottery St Mary Food and Families Festival is to return with a new date and location. Festivities will take place on Saturday, September 11, on a site in Alfington Road next to Otter Garden Centres. The event has previously fallen victim to a number of postponements due to the coronavirus pandemic. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the new festival site in just a few weeks’ time… A new location means the festival will be all in one place – with a ‘real carnival feel’ promised. One of the event’s organisers, Ruud Jansen Venneboer, said: “Everyone is…

A free cycling festival for all ages is coming to Cranbrook later this month, with goodie bags and e-bike taster sessions. The community fun at the Younghayes Centre, from 10am until 2pm, will includes activities such as free bike maintenance sessions, children’s balance bike trials and electric bike tasters. Further free e-bike ride sessions, for ages 16 and over, will be held on Sunday, August 22, September 5, and September 12, between 1pm and 4pm. A spokesperson for the event said: “It is an opportunity for you and your family to come along and make the most of the mixture…

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