What's On in Sidmouth
'What’s On in Sidmouth' listings are compiled each week by Sidmouth Town Council. Last entries to be received on the Monday prior to the Friday Herald publication.
Please note: What’s On Events Listing Service is provided for clubs/organisations which are non-profit making and/or have charitable status.
Below a day by day list of events that are happening in Sidmouth this week
MONDAY, APRIL 24
TAI CHI & QIGONG CLASSES: Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth. Various classes from 9am to 8pm. Contact: 07813 318357.
STRETCH, TONE AND AEROBIC CLASS FOR OVER 60s: Twyford House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth. Mondays 9.30-10.30am. Fun and effective. Details 01395 519635.
STAY AND PLAY WITH HEALTH CLINIC: Sidmouth Children’s Centre, Stowford Centre, Chambers Close. 9.30am – 11am. Drop in group for parents/carers and their under 5s to stay and play together. Enjoy exploring, socialising and being creative with the activities on offer.
LADIES (OVER 50’S) KEEP FIT TO MUSIC: Sidbury Parish Room. 10.15 to 11.15am. Everybody welcome. Good for core stability, flexibility and posture. Enquiries: 01404 46443.
SIDMOUTH ORCHESTRAL CLUB: URC Hall, Primley Road, Sidmouth. 10.15am - 12.15pm every Monday (except Bank Holidays). Lighthearted classical orchestra, string players especially welcome. 01395 568053 for further information.
‘I.T AND COFFEE’: Sidmouth Library.11am-12noon. An informal social get together to help you with you tablet, phone or laptop.
ST FRANCIS’ TODDLER GROUP: St Francis Church Hall, Woolbrook. 1 - 3pm. Entry £1.
DUPLICATE BRIDGE Sidmouth Rugby Club, Heydons Lane EX10 8NJ.1.15 for 1.30 pm start – also Thursday. Visitors (£3) very welcome. No partner necessary as standby available. Contact: 01395 578097 or bridgewebs.com/sidmouth .
WHIST DRIVE: Sidford Social Hall. 2pm. Whist players needed – any ability. £2 in aid of Devon Air Ambulance. All welcome.
WRITING GROUP: Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth. 2-4pm. Small friendly writing group meets every Monday (except Bank Holidays). £5 to cover hire of room. Enquiries: 01395 515548.
READING GROUP: Sidmouth Library. 3-4.30pm. Group for those with memory loss and their carers. Details: 01395 513171.
SIDBURY SHORT MAT BOWLS CLUB: Sidbury Village Hall. 6.45-9.30pm. Also Thursday evening and afternoon 2-4.30pm. Equipment available - new members welcome. Enquiries: drop in or call 01395 512013.
WESTCOUNTRY KICKERS LINE DANCE CLASSES: St Francis Church Hall, Woolbrook Road, Sidmouth. 7.45 to 9.30pm. For further info: 01395 512569.
TABLE TENNIS: Sidford Social Hall, Byes Lane. 8-10pm. New club – all ages and levels of experience welcome. Contact: 01395 515249.
TUESDAY, APRIL 25
CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU: Sidmouth Library, Blackmore Drive, Sidmouth. 9.30am to 12.30pm. Drop in for free, independent & confidential advice.
COFFEE BREAK: Sidford Methodist Church.10am to 12 noon. Coffee or tea and biscuits 60p. Proceeds to Church Funds.
SID VALE PROBUS CLUB: the Blue Ball, Sidford. 10.30am. Talk by Paula Clarke on ‘Castle Drogo’ followed by an informal pub lunch with a friendly group of men. Details from Membership Sec. Roy Pengelly on 01395 513820.
FREE GUIDED WESTERN SIDMOUTH WALK: Sidmouth Museum, Church Street. 10.30am. Free guided stroll around the Western side of town, hearing about a Royal Death, King Chit and the Field by the Fort. No booking required.1.5-2hrs.
ST FRANCIS’ TODDLER GROUP: St Francis Church Hall, Woolbrook. 1 - 3pm. Entry £1.
RUBBER BRIDGE Sidmouth Rugby Club, Heydons Lane EX10 8NJ. 1.15 for 1.30 pm start – also Friday. Visitors (£3) very welcome. No partner necessary as standby available. Contact: 01395 578097 or bridgewebs.com/sidmouth.
SIDMOUTH FLOWER ARRANGEMENT CLUB: St. Francis Church Hall, Woolbrook. 2pm. Angela Hyland with ‘Elements, Exotics and Elegance’.
SIDFORD SHORT MAT BOWLS CLUB: Sidford Social Hall. 2-4pm – also Wednesday. Equipment available. New members welcome - call in or contact 01395 579678.
SIDMOUTH TEA DANCES: All Saints Church Hall, All Saints Road. 2.30pm. Ballroom and sequence dancing. Admission £3 per head including tea or coffee & biscuit. All profits to Childrens Hospice Southwest. Further details: 01395 577122 or www.areyoudancing.com.
CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE: Cellar Bar, Kennaway House. 3pm. ‘Type 2 Diabetes and Lifestyle Factors’ – Nicky Jeffrey from the University of Exeter Medical School talks about her research. Everyone welcome. Free entry but please buy a drink.
SEQUENCE DANCE CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS: Stowford Centre, Sidmouth. 8pm. £10 per couple. Enquiries: 01395 279563.
SIDFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Sidford Social Hall, Byes Lane. 8pm. New members always welcome. Contact: 01395 514161.
SIDMOUTH SOCIAL BADMINTON CLUB: Sidmouth College. 8-10pm. New members welcome Contact Mrs Poole 01395 514581.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26
‘GENTLE MOVES’: Sidmouth Conservative Club, Radway. 10.30-11.30am. Seated exercise class. £4 per class includes tea or coffee. Enquiries: 07970 688809.
COFFEE PLUS?: Sidmouth Methodist Hall, High St. 11am-12noon. Join us for free coffee, a chat and a short thought for the day.
SID VALLEY MEMORY CAFE: Twyford House, Coburg Road. 2-3.45pm. Free entry. Friendly welcome to anyone with memory problems & their carers. Contact: 01395 577394.
FREE GUIDED GEOLOGY WALK: Sidmouth Museum, Church Street. 2pm. Along the Esplanade to learn about the Jurassic Coast, geology and formation. No booking required. 1.5-2hrs.
SID VALE ASSOCIATION AGM: Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth. 2.30pm (doors open 2 pm). Meeting followed by presentation on the new headquarters in Fore St. All welcome. Further details www.sidvaleassociation.org.uk.
CONCERT: Sidholme Music Room, Sidmouth. 7.30pm. Young musicians from Blundells School, Tiverton. Retiring collection for Restoration Fund.
THURSDAY, APRIL 27
SIDBURY ART GROUP: Sidbury Parish Room. 10am to 12 noon. Vacancies available – self help, friendly group. Near free car park. £2 per session or £12 for 10 weeks. Enquiries: 01395 597521.
PARISH CHURCH MUMS & TODDLERS: Lower Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 10am. Parent & toddler or baby group. £1 per family.
FREE GUIDED EASTERN SIDMOUTH WALK: Sidmouth Museum, Church Street. 10.30am. Discover the history of Blackmore Gardens and tunnels, the Poorhouse and Jail, Elysian Fields and a Hospital in a Cottage. No booking required. 1.5-2hrs.
COFFEE & CHAT: St Peter’s Church Hall, Sidford. 11.30am-12.30pm. Walk up the Byes and call for a coffee or drive (plenty of free parking space). All welcome - only £1 towards church funds.
DISCUSSION AFTERNOON: the Leigh-Browne Room, Unitarian Meeting Hall, May Terrace, Sidmouth. 2 to 3.30pm. Bring a question of come anyway. No charge. Tea & biscuits.
SIDMOUTH TWINNING CIRCLE AGM: Twyford House, Coburg Road. 2.30pm. Membership fees £5 per person. All welcome.
SIDMOUTH UKULELE STRUMMERS: Leigh Brown Room, Unitarian Church, Sidmouth. 7-9pm. £1.50. New members, including beginners, welcome. Join our Beginners workshop on Wednesday 17 May. Details from Brian 01404 44498.
SID VALE FOLK SINGERS: Kingswood & Devoran Hotel. 7.30pm. For rehearsals – new members always welcome. Enquiries: 01395 513910.
LADIES’ THURSDAY GROUP: Sidmouth Methodist Church Hall, High St. 7.30pm. This week ‘The Crealy Story’ with Valerie and Roy Downs.
SIDMOUTH BALLROOM DANCING CLUB: St. Francis Hall, Sidmouth. 8-10pm. Dancers of all abilities welcome (01395 579856).
SIDFORD BADMINTON CLUB: Sidford Social Hall, Byes Lane. 8 to 10pm. New players (12yrs+) welcome – free introductory session. Come along or call 01395 514882.
FRIDAY, APRIL 28
KENNAWAY HOUSE PRODUCE & CRAFT MARKET: Cellar Bar, Kennaway House. 9am-3pm every Friday. Various produce and craft sellers with innovative products on sale – each week different stalls. Café.
KRECHE & CO (PARENTS & TODDLER CLUB): Primley Church Hall. 10am. £1 per family (01404 814246).
SIDMOUTH MUSEUM: Church Street, Sidmouth. 10am – 4pm.Open every day except Sunday (Mondays 1-4pm). From Jurassic Coast to arrival of the railways, via fishing village, Regency & Victorian times. Free admission.
SIDMOUTH VOLUNTARY SERVICES LUNCH CLUB: Twyford House, Coburg Road. 12pm. 2 or 3 course freshly cooked lunch for the over 60s available Monday to Friday. Minibus transport available. Booking essential Tel 01395 515063.
RUBBER BRIDGE: Sidmouth Cricket Club.1.15pm to 4pm every Friday. New members very welcome. Enquiries: Phil Hibbert 01395 515456.
SIDMOUTH BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 2pm. Honiton. See http://sidmouthbc.leaguerepublic.com/
SIDMOUTH WRITERS: Twyford House, Coburg Road. 2 to 4pm. Friendly & supportive group. Bring notebook & pen. Entry £2.50 to cover room & teas. Come along or more information: 01395 519848.
SCRABBLE AFTERNOON: Abbeyfield Court, Station Road, Sidmouth. 2.30pm – 4.30pm. The Abbeyfield Sidmouth Society. Join us for a friendly game - £1 including tea. Now every Friday.
SALCOMBE REGIS FOLK DANCE CLUB: St Peters Church Hall, Sidford. 7 to 9pm. Contact for more information: 01395 513131. New members welcome.
SIDMOUTH CANASTA GROUP: Sidford Methodist Church. 7.30pm (free parking behind Spar). New players always welcome. More details: 01395 579856.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29
FRIENDS OF THE BYES COMMUNITY GROUP: meet on Saturday mornings in the community orchard. 10am - 12 midday. New volunteers welcome. For more information phone Kati on 07817 041239 or 01395 578344 or email FOTByes@ gmail.com.
SIDFORD SOCIAL HALL COFFEE MORNING: Sidford Social Hall, Byes Lane. 10am to 12 noon. Usual stalls. In aid of Hall funds.
SIDMOUTH MUSEUM YOUNG VISITOR ‘DROP IN’ MORNING: Church Street, Sidmouth.10.30am-12.30pm. Activities include Fossil Rubbings, Origami, Collage and Storytelling. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
SID VALE ASSOCIATION BLUEBELL WALK: meet at Salcombe Regis War Memorial. 2pm. Wear sturdy shoes. Free.
SIDMOUTH BOWLING CLUB MATCH: Club Pavilion, Coburg Terrace EX10 8NH. 2.30pm. St Dunstans. See http://sidmouthbc.leaguerepublic.com/
SIDMOUTH CHORAL SOCIETY SPRING CONCERT: Sidmouth Parish Church. 7.30 p.m. Spring concert with Karl Jenkins’ ‘Stabat Mater’ and Mozart ‘Coronation Mass’. Tickets £10 from Paragon Books or on the door. Refreshments.
MURDER MYSTERY EVENING: Sidbury Village Hall. 7pm. Sidbury into Drama invites you to spot the murderer. Tickets £10 (including supper) from Drews Butchers, Sidbury (01395 597373).
SUNDAY, APRIL 30
PRIMLEY CHURCH SERVICE: Primley UR Church, Primley Road. 10.30am. Tea or coffee after the service. Preacher Rev Robin Laird.
EAST DEVON PÉTANQUE CLUB: Thorn Park Golf Centre, Salcombe Regis. 11am (every Sunday). New players welcome. Visit www.eastdevonpetanque.btck.co.uk.
AFTERNOON SERVICE: the Unitarian Church, Sidmouth (opposite the Post Office). 2.30pm. Minister: Terri Quaye. Theme: This Sacred Space. All welcome.
SID VALE FOLK CHOIR CONCERT: Sidholme Music Room, Sidmouth. 3.30pm. Leader Tess Bisson. Choir and instrumental items. Retiring collection for Restoration Fund.