Browsing: What’s on in Honiton

Musical giant Billy Ocean, popular girl band B*Witched and rock band Reef are heading for East Devon when the Festival on the Hills returns to Honiton Showground, May 30 – June 1. Tickets for the event – now in its fourth year- are now on sale, with festival organisers promising an ‘unforgettable experience, blending top-tier musical talent with a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere’. Headlining this year’s festival are Billy Ocean, B*Witched, Reef, DJ Sash, plus Roman Kemp, Marvin Humes, with a DJ set, Hermes House Band, Tunde Baiyewu, of The Lighthouse Family, Nathan Carter, and Faith Louise. Local talent being showcased…

News in brief: A round-up from across East Devon and Exeter – including stories from Exmouth, Sidmouth, Honiton, Axminster, Seaton, Budleigh Salterton and Lympstone. East Devon and Exeter Exmouth, Honiton and Exeter have been named among the top ten worst places in Devon where your bicycle is at risk of being stolen. Crime data collated by an online cycling coaching business found Exeter posed a ‘significant risk’ for cyclists leaving their bikes in the city, because of a ‘high theft rate’. Exmouth was found to be a ‘moderate risk’ while Honiton came in seventh. Axminster, Ottery St Mary and Seaton…

Read a round-up of news from across East Devon – including stories from Exmouth, Sidmouth, Honiton, East Budleigh, Seaton and Woodbury. East Devon The district council has announced a three-year extension with its waste and recycling contractor, SUEZ. East Devon District Council said the extended contract would mean SUEZ ‘will work with the district to continue to put residents at the forefront of innovative recycling and waste services, with plans to introduce several electric recycling collection vehicles, continued initiatives to make it easier to recycle more, and provide residents with an excellent service’. The extension, until 2026, will mark a 20-year…

Street parties, big lunches, and community events – sparking road closures – are taking place in East Devon and Exeter over the weekend to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla. Devon County Council said more than 70 communities across Devon will be marking the Coronation of Their Majesties, and scores have applied for permission to close streets to hold parties, fun days and galas. In East Devon, Colyton is hosting a live screening of the Coronation on Saturday, May 6, at St Andrew’s Church, and a party in the park, starting at 6pm. Exeter Hindu Cultural Centre…

Television vet Peter Wright will take part in a virtual tour to celebrate the work of a state-of-the art donkey hospital in East Devon. The Donkey Sanctuary is inviting supporters to take a look inside its hospital, near Honiton, from the comfort of their sofa, with an hour-long live broadcast virtual tour, on Saturday, October 29. The Donkey Sanctuary ambassador, Peter Wright, best known for starring in the Channel 5 Yorkshire Vet series, will be in the studio on the day answering viewers’ questions. The Sanctuary from your Sofa donkey hospital broadcast can be watched online, through the charity’s website,…

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 host of yellow and blue teddies hidden in Honiton from the end of May are raising awareness of a friendship group for retired people. Honiton U3A (University of the Third Age) is marking National U3A Day on Wednesday, June 2, with a hunt the teddy competition, with prizes donated by local businesses. From Friday, May 28, until Friday, June 4, spot the knitted bears, in the blue and yellow colours of the U3A, in the windows of shops and businesses in the town centre. Entry forms for the Spot the Teddies competition are available from May 28 from the…

Free taster sessions to try your hand at bowling are being held during open days held in Honiton at the end of May. Honiton Bowling Club is offering pre-booked taster sessions for anyone aged 10-years-old and over, keen to try out a new sport. The organisers said the weekend sessions, available on Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30, from 10am until 2pm, will be Covid-19 secure. There will be refreshments available on the day. Anyone wishing to take part will need to wear trainers or flat shoes to be allowed onto the green. A spokeswoman for the club said:…

Honiton Charter Day will return in July and the town’s memory café is to benefit from funds raised at the event. Honiton Memory Café members were ‘absolutely delighted’ to be picked as charity of the year, benefiting from the 2021 family-friendly event. Terry Darrant, Charter Day organising committee chairman, said: “We hope everyone will support us, and the shops participating in our window dressing competition, to raise as much money as we can for them.” Heather Penwarden, Honiton Dementia Action Alliance chairman, said: “Memory Cafe members were absolutely delighted to be chosen as the Charter Day official charity for 2021.…

Cinema screenings return to the Beehive community centre in Honiton after a seven-month break because of coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Socially-distanced cinema screenings begin on Friday, October 30, at the Dowell Street venue, and run until Christmas. A spokeswoman for the events said: “We cannot wait to safely welcome our audiences back into the building to experience the sheer joy of escaping for a couple of hours and enjoying a film on the big screen in all its technicolour glory.” A half-term treat for families is being shown on Friday, October 30, at 3pm, with the screening of Cats & Dogs…

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