Browsing: What’s on in Sidmouth

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…

The Red Arrows, Spitfires, Lynx helicopters, an RAF Dakota, and biplane aerobatics have been confirmed to appear at this year’s Sidmouth Airshow. The air display, on Friday, August 27, will begin at 5.30pm with the Royal Navy’s solo wildcat helicopter display team, and Sidmouth is ‘lucky enough’ to be one of ‘a handful’ of events where they will appear in 2021. Returning to fly over the town after a two-year absence, is the Red Arrows display team, while performing in Sidmouth for the first time is Rich Goodwin with his ‘high energy muscle aerobatics’. Councillor Ian Barlow, Sidmouth Town Council…

A nature conservation group in Sidmouth is inviting people to help celebrate its first birthday by taking part in a week of free guided walks and talks. The Sid Valley Biodiversity Group was set up in June 2020 by a small band of enthusiasts who had been inspired by discussions at Sidmouth Science Festival. They recognised the rich diversity of wildlife in Sid Valley, but were concerned about how climate change and habitat loss is affecting the area’s natural environment. The idea for the group gathered strength during the first coronavirus lockdown when many people were taking regular walks, appreciating…

The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth has announced visitors have just days to wait until it reopens on Monday, May 17. The animal charity said it has a number of Covid measures in place to keep visitors, staff and donkeys ‘as safe as possible’, including hand sanitisation points and a social distancing one-way route around the centre of the site. John Crouch, visitor engagement manager at sanctuary, said the team ‘can’t wait’ to welcome back visitors. He said: “We have all been looking forward to this day for some time, welcoming back our loyal supporters and visitors. “The sanctuary always comes alive when it’s open, there is always such a nice…

The Red Arrows are set to return to the skies over Sidmouth in August as the town welcomes back its annual air show. The 2020 event was cancelled when the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing rules put a stop to large crowds congregating in public. Sidmouth Town Council today (Wednesday, May 10) announced the return of the family-friendly air show and, showstoppers the RAF aerobatic team, The Red Arrows. The event, with fly-pasts over the seafront and Esplanade, is planned for Friday, August 27, at 6pm. The Red Arrows, who last appeared over Sidmouth in 2019, will be joined by…

Organisers of The Sidmouth Folk Festival aim to put on a week of music, dance and family entertainment this summer. Billed as A Celebration of Sidmouth Folk Festival, the event from July 30 until August 6, will be an ‘authentic taste’ of the traditional event. The Sidmouth Folk Festival plans to return in full in 2022, the organisers said. John Braithwaite, festival director, said: “We are looking forward to this special celebration, as we thank everyone who helped the festival survive last year’s cancellation and to secure its future. “All this year’s festival activities will be run in line with existing Covid-19 guidance. “All relevant precautions…

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