What's On In Sidmouth This Week

WHAT’S ON IN SIDMOUTH FROM NOVEMBER 17 TO NOVEMBER 25 2017
The 'What’s On' is compiled each week by Sidmouth Town Council.  Last entries to be received on the Monday prior to the Friday publication.  Notices can be posted to Sidmouth Town Council, Woolcombe House, Woolcombe Lane, Sidmouth, EX10 9BB or sent by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by phone to 01395 512424.
Please note:  What’s On Events Listing Service is provided for clubs/organisations which are non-profit making and/or have charitable status.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17
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).
BUMPS AND BABES: Sidmouth Children’s Centre, Stowford Centre, Chambers Close. 10-11.30am. An informal, sociable group for expectant parents and babies until they are crawling. You can also get your baby weighed.
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.1.30pm to 4pm every Friday. New members very welcome. Enquiries: Ian 01395 512782.
SCRABBLE AFTERNOON: Abbeyfield Court, Station Road, Sidmouth. 2.30pm – 4.30pm.  The Abbeyfield Sidmouth Society.  Join us for a friendly game - £1 including tea.
SALCOMBE REGIS FOLK DANCE CLUB: St Peters Church Hall, Sidford. 7 to 9pm. Contact for more information: 01395 513131. New members welcome.
SUPER QUIZ NIGHT: Sidmouth Rugby Club. 7pm. Groups of 6. £7.50 per person including finger buffet – call 01395 516514 for tickets. Raffle and prizes. Organised by Sidmouth Conservatives.
‘CHILDREN IN NEED’ RUMMIKUB EVENING: Sidford Methodist Church. 7.30pm (free parking behind Spar). All welcome, bring your own Rummikub set,if you have one (not essential). More details from 01395 579856.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18
SIDBURY W.I CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING: Sidbury Village Hall. 10am. Various stalls including raffle, tombola, Christmas goods and cakes. £1 entrance includes tea or coffee and mince pie.
FLAPPERS’ FESTIVE CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LE. 10am-12noon. Cakes & Preserves, Gifts, Toys, good quality Books, Jigsaw puzzles, Bric-a-brac, and Raffle. £1.50 entrance includes coffee or tea with hot mince pie. Proceeds to Sidmouth Lions/Ladies community service and charity activities.
FRIENDS OF THE BYES COMMUNITY GROUP: meet on Saturday mornings. 10am - 12 midday. New volunteers welcome. Please call Kati on 07817 041239, email FOTByes@ gmail.com, website www.sidmouth-byes.org.uk .
DEVON & CORNWALL POLICE - CRIME & SAFETY ROADSHOW: All Saints Church Hall, Sidmouth. 11am-3pm. Come and meet your local police team and receive crime prevention and safety advice. Refreshments.
AUTUMN EXHIBITION: East Devon Art Academy, Old Fore St, Sidmouth EX10 8LS. 11am-5pm, Saturdays and Sundays during November. A varied mix of paintings, prints and glassware.
SWITCHING ON OF SIDMOUTH’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: the Market Square at 5.30pm. Switching on the Christmas lights this year will be Heidi Crook, Sidmouth’s Admiral Nurse. ‘Golden Ticket’ draw for Gliddons’ Toyshop £100 voucher. All welcome.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19
PRIMLEY CHURCH SERVICE:  Primley UR Church, Primley Road. 10.30am. Tea or coffee after the service. Preacher Rev Robert Jennings (from Glenorchy URC).
EAST DEVON PÉTANQUE CLUB: Thorn Park Golf Centre, Salcombe Regis. 11am every Sunday, and Wednesdays at 2.15pm. New players welcome. Visit www.eastdevonpetanque.btck.co.uk.
SHELTERBOX TEA DANCE: the Stowford Centre (opposite Waitrose). 2.30 to 5pm. 50/50 sequence and ballroom. £3 each (cafe open for refreshments). Further details: 01395 579856 or www.sidmouthdancing.org.uk.
PIANO PARTY PIECES: Sidholme Music Room, Elysian Fields, Sidmouth. 3.30-4.30pm. 10 pianists from 12-84 play on the brand new Yamaha Grand piano. Retiring collection for Chandelier Fund.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20
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.
BABY SING AND SIGN GROUP: All Saints Church, Sidmouth. 9.45am: Sing and Sign 6+ months. 10.40am: 14+ months. Learn Baby Signing the fun way through music, props, songs and signs.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your space or enquire about a free taster session.
SIDMOUTH PHOTOGRAPHIC CLUB MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION: Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth. 10am-4.30pm. Prints, cards and calendars for sale. Free entry. See www.sidmouthphotoclub.co.uk . Runs to Sunday 26 November.
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.
MONDAY CLUB: The Kitchen at The Donkey Sanctuary. 11am. (Every Monday to 11 December). Experienced tour guide, Brian will tell a different tale each week of our work around the world and the adventures of many of the donkeys here in Sidmouth. No need to book.
SID VALE PROBUS CLUB: the Blue Ball, Sidford. 10.30am. Talk on “My Life” by Christine Wallach followed by an informal pub lunch with a friendly group of men. Details from Membership Sec. Roy Pengelly on 01395 513820.
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.
SID VALE OVER 60’S CLUB: URC Hall, Primley. 2.30pm. This week: a quiz. Monthly talks and outings – new members always welcome.
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.
SIDMOUTH & HONITON STAMP CLUB:  Twyford House, Coburg Road. 7.30pm. AGM and competition. Visitors always welcome. Doors open 6.45pm.
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, NOVEMBER 21
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.
SIDMOUTH WELSH SOCIETY: The Bedford Hotel, Esplanade (please note new venue).10.30am.  Are you Welsh or have Welsh connections?  Why not come and join us for a coffee? (01395) 514884 for further information.
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.
MANSTONE STAY & PLAY: Sidmouth Primary School (Manstone Avenue site). 1.30-3pm. New group for parents & carers of pre-school children and babies. Organised by Sidmouth Salvation Army.
SIDFORD SHORT MAT BOWLS CLUB: Sidford Social Hall. 2-4pm – also Wednesday. Equipment available. New members welcome - call in or contact 01395 579678.
SIDMOUTH PROM HEALTH WALK: meeting opposite Sidmouth Lifeboat Station. 2pm. Free and friendly approximately 30min walk on flat ground followed by refreshments (at own cost). Enquiries: 01392 824752. No need to book.
SIDMOUTH ST JOHN FELLOWSHIP MONTHLY MEETING: The Darlington Room, Abbeyfield, Station Rd, Sidmouth.  2.30pm. ‘Abraham Lincoln’ a presentation by Ian Margeson. Non-members £1.
CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE: Cellar Bar, Kennaway House. 3pm. The Science of Quality led by Dick Beardsall. Everyone welcome. Free entry but please buy a drink.
SIDMOUTH METHODIST WESLEY GUILD: the Methodist Church Hall, High Street. Open from 7pm. ‘The Jurassic Coast’ with Tony Burgess. Everyone is welcome to any or all of our meetings. Subscription £1 per week to include refreshments.
SEQUENCE DANCE CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS: Stowford Centre, Sidmouth. 8pm. £10 per couple. Enquiries: 01395 279563.
SIDMOUTH SOCIAL BADMINTON CLUB: Sidmouth College. 8-10pm. New members welcome Contact Mrs Poole 01395 514581.
SIDFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Sidford Social Hall, Byes Lane. 8pm. New members always welcome. Contact: 01395 514161.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22
ANNUAL GUILD COFFEE MORNING: the Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 10-11.30am.
MEDITATION CLASS: Beacon Medical Centre, Stowford, Sidmouth. Each Wednesday 10am. Guided 25 minute non-religious, mindfulness based relaxation. Check availability: 07813 318357 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
‘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.
FRIENDS OF ST GILES CHRISTMAS TEA PARTY: Sidbury Village Hall. 2.30-4.30pm. £1.50 entrance includes tea or coffee and cake. Various stalls. In aid of church funds.
SIDMOUTH MODEL RAILWAY GROUP MEETING: Sidford Social Hall, Byes Lane, Sidford, EX10 9QX.
7-9.45pm. The group welcomes all model railway enthusiasts. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SIDMOUTH SOCIETY OF ARTISTS MEETING: Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth. 7pm. An artistic demonstration by Emma Carter entitled 'Expressive Seascape' in Acrylics. Visitors welcome. Entrance £2. Refreshments.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23
PARISH CHURCH MUMS & TODDLERS: Lower Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 10am. Parent & toddler or baby group. £1 per family.
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.
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.
THURSDAY FELLOWSHIP: Sidmouth Methodist Church Hall, High St. 2.30pm. This week: ‘Cathedrals and Abbeys of England’ with Sarah Obermuller-Bennett. £1 weekly sub includes refreshments. Open to men & women.
SIDMOUTH MEN’S FORUM: All Saints Hall, All Saints Road. 3pm. Come & enjoy an afternoon in a friendly atmosphere. Guests welcome or call our Membership Secretary: 01395 579100. This week: Speaker Martin Fisher with ‘Moguls, Mayhem & Movies’.
SID VALE FOLK SINGERS: Kingswood & Devoran Hotel. 7.30pm. For rehearsals – new members always welcome. Enquiries: 01395 513910.
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, NOVEMBER 24
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).
BUMPS AND BABES: Sidmouth Children’s Centre, Stowford Centre, Chambers Close. 10-11.30am. An informal, sociable group for expectant parents and babies until they are crawling. You can also get your baby weighed.
RUBBER BRIDGE: Sidmouth Cricket Club.1.30pm to 4pm every Friday. New members very welcome. Enquiries: Ian 01395 512782.
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.
CELEBRATION OF TREES: Cellar Bar, Kennaway House. 6-8pm. Sidmouth Civic Arboretum event. Lively mix of stalls, talks, songs, on every aspect of trees. Free entry. Enquiries: 01395 519275.
SALCOMBE REGIS FOLK DANCE CLUB: St Peters Church Hall, Sidford. 7 to 9pm. Contact for more information: 01395 513131. New members welcome.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25
CHRISTMAS FAIR: Sidmouth College. 10am-3pm. Over 25 stalls with a variety of craft and Christmas products. Christmas raffle and games. Hot food and drinks on sale. Organised by Sidmouth College Association in aid of school funds.
AUTUMN EXHIBITION: East Devon Art Academy, Old Fore St, Sidmouth EX10 8LS. 11am-5pm, Saturdays and Sundays during November. A varied mix of paintings, prints and glassware.
STIR UP SUNDAY (ON SATURDAY!) FUNDRAISING EVENT: All Saints Church, Sidmouth. 12noon to 3pm. Stir a Christmas pudding, childrens’ entertainment, crafts, games, raffle, jumble sale. £1 per adult, 50p per child.
SIDFORD W.I CRAFT AFTERNOON: Sidford Social Hall, Byes Lane. 2 to 4pm. Everyone is welcome and we have several Crafts for you to try out. £2.50 including tea and biscuits + a small cost for materials. Booking essential as limited places for some of the crafts. Call Rosemary on 01395 515965
NORMAN LOCKYER OBSERVATORY OPEN EVENING: Salcombe Hill. 7.15pm. Theme: Supernovae. Famous telescopes, planetarium, meteorology. Night sky viewing, only when dark and clear at night. Enquiries: 01395 579941 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
ISCA ENSEMBLE WITH EMMANUEL BACH (VIOLIN): Sidmouth Parish Church. 7.30pm. Sibelius Violin Concerto and Brahms Academic Festival Overture, Symphony No4. Tickets £14 and £11 (students £5) from Paragon Books or on the door.
 

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