Browsing: What’s on in Sidmouth

Seasonal music and ‘light-hearted’ surprises are promised when the Sidmouth Town Band takes to the stage at the Manor Pavilion Theatre on Friday, December 3 and Saturday, December 4. The Sidmouth Town Band Christmas concerts will perform a ‘packed programme’ starting at 7.30pm, and 3pm, respectively. Tickets have been selling fast, organisers say, and can be bought at the theatre box office, or online. A Sidmouth Town Band spokesman said: “There’s no better combination to raise the spirits and help keep warm than Christmas and a brass band – and this year sees the return of the incredibly popular Sidmouth…

Excitement is building as lighting designers are at Connaught Gardens, in Sidmouth, gearing up to fit sparkle and illuminations ahead of a new family festive event. With days to go before the official opening of Connaught@Christmas, the team has been dressing the trees, shrubs, flower beds, walls and pillars with spotlights, light curtains, uplighters and tree illuminations. Some 550 lighting units, seven kilometers of cable, more than 860 metres of fairy light strings and thousands of LED lamps will be fitted, plus a projection ‘finale piece’, which organisers say will ‘add colour and texture on to the cliffs above Jacob’s…

For the first time ever, Connaught Gardens, in Sidmouth, will be lit up as a beautiful, illuminated trail to celebrate the start of the festive season. From Tuesday, December 7, until Sunday, December 12, the much-loved gardens high on the clifftops will be dressed with twinkling lights, spotlights, light curtains, tree lights and up-lights to create nine themed zones using architecture, trees, flora and flower beds. Making the most of the stunning coastal location, the final vista in the trail is a projection on to the cliffs and hillside above Jacob’s Ladder beach. Santa will be on hand to chat…

A community champion has been picked to switch on the Christmas lights in Sidmouth at a special event on Saturday, November 20. Di Fuller, of Sid Valley Help, will do the honours as part of festive festivities organised by the town council. Local duo Vine and Dandy will be providing music and entertainment from 4.30pm. She and Sid Valley Help have been invaluable throughout the most difficult of times and continues to work tirelessly for our community – Cllr Ian BarlowA ‘golden ticket’ draw for primary school children will take place at 5.15pm – with the winner netting a £100…

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…

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 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…

The Donkey Sanctuary at Sidmouth is gearing up to host East Devon’s Creative Cabin next month, with free hands-on activities and the chance to learn about bats and wildlife. The mobile creative space will be at the animal sanctuary on Monday, August 9 and Tuesday, August 10, offering ‘completely batty’ activities to learn more about the grey long-haired bat. Activities include making flying bat models, masks and wildflowers seed bombs, to attract bees into gardens at home. The Creative Cabin’s free drop-in activities run from 11am until 3pm and follow Covid-safe guidelines. Visitors can also join in the bat discovery…

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