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Wiscombe Hill Climb. Picture: Matt Goldsmith

Visitors to Wiscombe Park are in for a truly spectacular weekend (July 30/31) of speed hill climbing with a capacity entry which will see the local stars take on the country’s leading drivers using the latest state-of-the-art hill climb technology.

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Bottom (Rob Leetham) and Peter Quince (Matt Ferriman) in A Midnight Summer's Dream.

An outdoor version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is to be staged in Exmouth later this week.

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Oklahoma! in rehearsal at London's Imperial College.

Imperial Productions is back in Budleigh Salterton this week with another production of a classic musical, Oklahoma!

Sunday, July 24, 2016
Flats and Sharps

Flats and Sharps are appearing this Wednesday (July 27) at Otterton Mill, near Budleigh Salterton.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Ian Dowell's new book

Ian Dowell’s informative books on Exmouth’s past – which raise money for charity and include an edition focusing on the town’s seafront (pictured) – will be on sale at the next Exmouth Craft Fair.

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Friday, July 22, 2016
A La Ronde. National Trust Images/Derrick E Witty.

PAUL STRANGE looks back at an Exmouth landmark, which is celebrating 25 years of being managed by the National Trust

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Thursday, July 21, 2016
Bicton Street Blues

There’s blues and more coming up at the Bicton Inn in Exmouth’s Bicton Street.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
The Phil Beer Band. Picture: Contributed

Phil Beer is set to take his band to The Beehive!

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Monday, July 18, 2016
Clive Aslet. Photo: Diana Bowerman.

After nearly 40 years working for Country Life magazine - 13 years as editor - award-winning journalist Clive Aslet has ventured into the world of novel writing.

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Monday, July 18, 2016
Elle, Tim and Steve and volunteers Jenny, Val, Miranda, Jan and Brian will provide visitors information about latest sightings, directions and general information about the Wetlands.

Hospiscare coffee is set to be served at Seaton Wetlands this autumn.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016
The girls in Net Result

Net Result – a locally written comedy by Gillian M Coley and Julie Salmon – is coming to Newton Poppleford.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016
Lets Talk April 2005

Ration book diet

Ration books

Remember rationing, drainpipe trousers, poodle skirts and rock ‘n’ roll?

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Sunday, July 17, 2016
The crowd waving union jack flags at Bicton Park.

Time is fast running out for anyone wishing to buy tickets for the Proms at Bicton Park.

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Saturday, July 16, 2016
Anando Mukerjee and Laure Meloy.

Time is running out to buy tickets for the Proms at Bicton Park.

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Saturday, July 16, 2016
Dave Martin's Jabbo Five jazz band

Ottery Help Scheme is holding its annual jazz evening on Sunday, July 17, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm, at the Tumbling Weir Hotel, Ottery St Mary.

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Saturday, July 16, 2016
Sidmouth Parish Church bell tower. Ref shs 18-16SH 3165. Picture: Simon Horn.

A selection of sacred songs from medieval times up to the present day will be showcased in Towards the Light - a concert in aid of Sidmouth Parish Church today (Saturday, July 16), taking place between 7pm and 10pm.

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Friday, July 15, 2016
Mark Laverty and Jessica Kent as Trevor and Susannah in Bedroom Farce.

Sidmouth’s summer rep season continues in hilarious style with Bedroom Farce, which is now on at the Manor Pavilion Theatre until July 20.

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Friday, July 15, 2016
Books

The Summer Reading Challenge is coming up at Sidmouth Library.

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Friday, July 15, 2016
Artwork by Neil Hampson

There’s still just time to catch local artist Neil Hampson’s fifth annual solo art exhibition.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016
La Nuova Musica. Photo: Ben Ealovega.

Budleigh Music Festival opened in spectacular style last week with a sparkling performance from early music ensemble La Nuova Musica with soprano Rebecca Bottone.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
A la Ronde

A five-day festival of literature is coming up at A la Ronde – the 16-sided 18th-century house just outside Exmouth – from Saturday, July 23, to Wednesday, July 27.

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Monday, July 11, 2016
Axminister Drama Club in rehearsals for their forthcoming production. Ref mha 28-16AW 2745. Picture: Alex Walton

Youngsters at Axminster Drama Club will be taking to the stage this week with their musical of biblical proportions.

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Monday, July 11, 2016
Mrs Ethelston's cross country club who have been training hard for the Mrs E's Big Wheeze 2km race at 9.15am on Sunday, July 17.

Mrs E’s Big Wheeze is set to take place this weekend.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016
© Pic by Guy Newman. Author Hilary Mantel in her home town of Budleigh Salterton, Devon. This picture is free to use in conjunction with Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival 2012. After September 2012 a picture fee will be required to publish this image, please contact pix@guynewman.co.uk / 07831379971 for further details.

The line-up for this year’s Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival has been confirmed.

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Saturday, July 9, 2016
The Winter's Tale. Picture: Dee Cote Photography.

Exeter’s Cygnet Theatre is presenting Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale in Ellenthorpe Garden, Underhill, Lympstone, on Saturday, July 16.

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Saturday, July 9, 2016
Shetland Bus memorial in Scalloway

The Lyme Regis U3A group will have the chance to hear Kathy McNally’s talk on what she calls ‘a 20th century Norse saga of courage, determination and seamanship.’

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Friday, July 8, 2016
The Blackmore Theatre. Ref exe 0275-12-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Exmouth Players is holding a coffee morning this Saturday (July 9) from 10am to noon at the Blackmore Theatre in Bicton Street.

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Friday, July 8, 2016
Exmouth's First and Last Inn has launched its own microbrewery at the back of the pub. The Checkstone Brewery produces four ales, varying in style and strength.

A new microbrewery is being launched this Saturday (July 9) at the First and Last Inn in Church Street.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016
Roger Bourgein and Steve Gazzard sign up visitors to the organ donor register. Picture: Alex Walton

National Transplant Awareness Day is this Saturday (July 9) at The Strand, from 10am to 5pm.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016
Erubus Ensemble

The final concert of Budleigh Salterton Music Festival is always something very special.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016
Lloyd George knew my father perfored by Exmouth Players.  Ref 20760021. Picture: Emma Crane - Exmouth Photo Services

Presented in a week when attention was focused on politics, Exmouth Players’ production of Lloyd George Knew My Father by William Douglas-Home proved topical.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Ian Hartnell and Ken Newton,organisers of the classic car day in Sidford, with 'Robbie The Rover' a 1947 P2 Sports Tourer. Ref shs 26-16TI 2840. Picture: Terry Ife

Rare vehicles from across the South West gathered at Sidford’s Blue Ball pub recently for a classic car day.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Just Misbehavin'

The Point Bar and Grill on Exmouth’s marina has confirmed several events.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016
A flower show exhibit

Sidmouth Flower Arrangement Club is presenting its biannual competitive show at All Saint’s Church Hall, 9.30am-4pm on Wednesday, July 6, and Thursday, July 7.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016
The Historic Vehicle Gathering at Powderham Castle, near Exeter, organised by the Crash Box and Classic Car Club,

Around 1,500 vehicles – ranging from steamers to classic motorbikes, cars and commercial vehicles – are expected at next weekend’s annual historic vehicle gathering at Powderham Castle, near Exeter.

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