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Tamsin Waley-Cohen. Photo: Patrick Allen.

Budleigh Music Festival 2016 will get off to a scintillating start on Friday, July 8, with a performance by La Nuova Musica.

Sunday, June 26, 2016
Eduardo Niebla. Photo: Harry Dutton.

Spanish guitarist and composer Eduardo Niebla – described as ‘world-class’ by Time Out and hailed by The Guardian for his ‘exquisite’ guitar playing and lyrical, poignantly poetic style – is making a ‘welcome’ return to Otterton Mill, near Budleigh Salterton, in July.

Saturday, June 25, 2016
Raddon Hill Clog Morris at West Country Traditions Day. Photo: Paul Strange.

It’s all getting rather jolly down at The Bicton Inn on Bicton Street in Exmouth.

Friday, June 24, 2016
Devon Dub Fest

The Devon Dub Fest – a three-day family event celebrating the iconic Volkswagen – is coming soon.

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Friday, June 24, 2016
Ottery Pixies head down to the Square. Ref sho 1201-26-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Hoards of pesky peak-capped youngsters are set to take Ottery St Mary by storm as part of the Pixie Day celebrations tomorrow (Saturday, June 25).

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Thursday, June 23, 2016
Jeanne Marley, daughter of Reg Varney, at the Fairlynch Museum's Reg Varney exhibition in Budleigh.

The daughter of On The Buses actor Reg Varney has spoken of her gratitude to the people of Budleigh for the way in which her father’s centenary is being celebrated in the town.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The Simmertones

The Simmertones – the South West ska and reggae band – are playing a free show at 2pm at the Exmouth Pavilion on Saturday, June 25.

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Monday, June 20, 2016
Anando Mukerjee and Laure Meloy.

A musical evening is being held at Bicton Gardens near Budleigh Salterton in July, to raise money for two local charities – Hospiscare and Dream-A-Way.

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Sunday, June 19, 2016
Martin James Bartlett. Photo: Alan Peebles.

This year the Budleigh Music Festival welcomes not one, but two previous winners of the BBC’s Prestigious Young Musician Competition.

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Sunday, June 19, 2016
The Sun, Sea & Books festival had a £630 boost from the Keith Owen Fund

Sidmouth’s literary connections have been collated in a new booklet launched at the Sun, Sea & Books festival last week.

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Saturday, June 18, 2016
Emco

On the face of it, taking on the Broadway version of Pirates of Penzance might be regarded as a mite over-ambitious for an amateur company, but last week’s first night at the Exmouth Pavilion proved that Exmouth Musical Theatre Company (EMCo) was more than equal to the task.

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Friday, June 17, 2016
Lady Sheila Boothroyd (Pat Cowey) with the butler, Robertson (Tony Christopher) in the Exmouth Players' production of Lloyd George Knew My Father. Photo: Keturah Weber.

The cast of the Exmouth Players’ forthcoming production, Lloyd George Knew My Father – a black comedy written by William Douglas-Home – are being put through their paces by director Nick Lawrence.

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Friday, June 17, 2016
Sidmouth Literary Festival poetry competition winners. Mark Chapman of Paragon Books with 3rd placed Jasmijn Parker-Venneboer, 2nd placed Connor Ghazghazi and Chris Woodruff chairman of the Keith Owen Fund. Ref shs Poetry comp 1. Photo: Colin Bowerman

Winners of the first Sun, Sea & Books poetry competition, were presented with book tokens at a special event at Sidmouth Library recently, writes Di Bowerman.

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Friday, June 17, 2016
Rock For Refugees

Charity concert showcases some of the best home-grown talent

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Thursday, June 16, 2016
The Reeds 'n' Rhythm are ready for their show at Kennaway House.

Jazz and music lovers have been promised a memorable night with The Reeds ‘n’ Rhythm at Sidmouth’s Kennaway House.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016
Harry the Piano

The fourth Branscombe Festival takes place between Friday, July 29, and Sunday, July 31.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016
Out of the Box

You can catch the Sondheim musical Side By Side at 7.30pm tomorrow (Friday, June 17) at Exmouth’s Blackmore Theatre.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016
And Finally... Phil Collins. Photo: Jason Sheldon

One of the UK’s finest Phil Collins and Genesis tribute shows is coming to the Exmouth Pavilion on Saturday, July 2.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Kennaway House. Ref shs 16-16AW 2975. Picture: Alex Walton

Visitors can experience the art of Japanese flower arranging with a new two-day exhibition.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Paulos Circus

Paulos Circus is coming to Topsham in July.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
John Somers has written and directed Supporting Sally which invites the audience to engage with the characters.

Audience members will be pulled into the action in a new touring production tackling the impact of memory loss.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Youngsters at Axminster Drama Club are well into their rehearsals for a musical of biblical proportions.

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Monday, June 13, 2016
Exmouth Town Concert Band. Pictures: Jackson Hammond

The Exmouth Town Concert Band’s summer season is just starting.

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Monday, June 13, 2016
Anando Mukerjee and Laure Meloy.

An evening of musical entertainment is being held at Bicton Gardens in Budleigh Salterton this July, to raise money for two charities - Hospiscare and Dream A Way.

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Monday, June 13, 2016
Alistair Brammer. Photo: Darren Bell Photography.

Alistair Brammer – the West End theatre, film and TV star – is heading home in early July to give two special performances at Exmouth’s Blackmore Theatre.

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Monday, June 13, 2016
Sean Hughes

There’s a fantastic night of comedy coming up at the Exmouth Pavilion at 8pm on Friday, June 24.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016
Hollywood and the Kings

Beverly Hills comes to Devon on July 1.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Dalwood singing group, The Kroft Originals will host the fifth annual Music Day in the centre of this beautiful East Devon Village, on Saturday, July 2.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Writer and director John Somers.

A form of theatre which enables the audience to become involved in helping the main character will be staged in Payhembury.

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Friday, June 3, 2016
Ottery St Mary Food and Families Festival

Fun kicks off today (Friday) with fringe events to whet your appetites

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Thursday, June 2, 2016
Live music by local musician Poppy Freya at the fun day. Ref exe 3909-29-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Children’s events in the Manor Gardens during the day include Granny Eyeball’s Drama Workshop (11am) and Get Connected! - a thoughtful interactive session for under-fives and their grown-ups (2pm-4pm).

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Reg Varney as a young man at the accordion.

A century after Reg Varney’s birth, an East Devon seaside town is celebrating the life and achievement of one of Britain’s best-loved comic actors.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Maggie Reeday

The festival continues today with children’s events at the Exmouth Library (from 10am) and The Ego Parlour in the Manor Gardens from 11am, where ‘you can wallow in positive affirmation in the care of the parlour’s therapists’.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Hilary Mantel in Budleigh

Young people from across Devon are being given the opportunity to get creative, thanks to the Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Exmouth Town Concert Band. Pictures: Jackson Hammond

In the second part of this year’s festival, events shift to the town’s Manor Gardens.

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