Video PUBLISHED: 07:01 29 May 2019 | UPDATED: 07:10 29 May 2019 Clarissa Place The queue for tickets at the Manor Pavilion Theatre in Sidmouth for the Summer Play Festival. Ref shs 21 19TI 5509. Picture: Terry Ife Archant Theatre fans made sure they will have the perfect seat after queuing up for tickets to this year's play festival. Gillian and David Forward were first in the queue for the Summer Play Festival at the Manor Pavilion Theatre in Sidmouth. Ref shs 21 19TI 5504. Picture: Terry IfeThe Manor Pavilion will once again host 12 shows in as many weeks from producer Paul Taylor Mills, who came to Sidmouth last Thursday to launch this year's event. Tickets went on sale last Friday and brought a long line of people outside the theatre, resulting in a another year of record breaking sales. Gillian and David Forward were the first in the queue, bringing their own chairs to camp out outside the theatre doors, eagerly awaiting the box office to … [Read more...] about Record breaking start as Summer Play Festival 2019 launches
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PUBLISHED: 14:53 03 April 2019 | UPDATED: 14:53 03 April 2019 Philippa Davies Award winners from last year's festival, with adjudiactor Alan Hayes centre back row. Picture: Emma Crane Archant Local drama groups will be competing for a place in the England finals, at the amateur one-act play festival at the Blackmore Theatre Following the success of their production of The Vicar of Dibley, the Exmouth Players are now preparing to host the 40th Exmouth Amateur Festival of One Act Plays as part of The All England Theatre Festival 2019. This is a prestigious event. Winners or runners-up from the Exmouth Festival could progress all the way through to the English final and, ultimately, represent England in the British final. That would be quite an achievement for any local entrants who have elected to put themselves forward to go through to the regional quarter-finals. Anything is possible.The Exmouth Festival is one of three preliminary rounds taking place … [Read more...] about Exmouth hosts 40th Amateur Festival of One Act Plays
PUBLISHED: 07:00 14 February 2019 Philippa Davies Sidmouth folk festival. Ref shs 32 18TI 2018 9557. Picture: Terry Ife Archant Tickets on sale now for this year’s week of folk music and dance in August, and dozens of acts have been announced Sidmouth folk festival. Ref shs 32 18TI 2018 9557. Picture: Terry IfeThis year’s Sidmouth Folk Festival is just six months away, and dozens of acts have already been announced.The festival takes place from August 2 to August 9.Among the artists playing the Ham evening concerts are Richard Thompson, The Spooky Men’s Chorale and Steve Knightley’s 50 Shades of Sidmouth. The folk-rock band Merry Hell have been announced as Saturday night’s Bulverton headliners.There will be a diverse programme at the Manor Pavilion Theatre, including a solo Robb Johnson performance of his highly acclaimed Ordinary Giants show, a tribute to the much-missed Roy Bailey and the Exmouth Shanty Men, providing a … [Read more...] about What’s the line-up for Sidmouth Folk Festival 2019?
PUBLISHED: 17:00 26 January 2019 Philippa Davies Sidmouth Sea Fest. Ref shs 20 18TI 3128. Picture: Terry Ife Archant Anyone wanting to join the Sea Fest Community Choir can come to a first rehearsal in February, as preparations start for the festival in May Dave French making a tradional East Devon willow crab pot at the Sidmouth Sea Fest. Ref shs 20 18TI 3100. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth’s sixth annual Sea Fest – ‘a celebration of everything in, on or by the sea’ – takes place on Saturday, May 18 this year.It is a free coastal community one-day event at The Ham, for people of all ages to come together and celebrate all things maritime. It also contributes to Sidmouth’s aim to become single-use plastic free.This year there will also be a special focus is on the history of Sidmouth resident Stephen Reynolds, who died 100 years ago. He was an author, fisherman and social commentator. A plaque in his memory was unveiled at … [Read more...] about Choir rehearsal kick-starts preparations for this year’s Sidmouth Sea Fest
PUBLISHED: 17:01 25 January 2019 Beth Sharp Picture: Getty Images bee32 A swimming platform, funds for a town wish list and a young person’s mental health scheme are among the projects that will be funded by Sidmouth Town Council (STC) this year. Estates in East Devon paid £15 million of inheritance tax in a year. Picture: Getty ImagesThe authority has agreed to increase its precept – its share of the council tax bill – by four per cent. This means a typical Band D property will pay £72.36 to the town council in the next financial year, starting in April - an increase of £2.82 on 2018/2019. Councillor Paul Wright who is responsible for finance presented the proposed estimates at a meeting on Monday.Sidmouth councillors agree to the rise, which is just over the rate of inflation - 2.44 per cent. The total budget is up from £488,467 last year to £509,503 this year.As part of the budget STC agreed to contribute … [Read more...] about Tax rise will pay for plenty of projects, including swimming platform and Sidmouth wish list