Your guide to What's On this weekend

Mary Youlden
Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 9:56am

Your essential guide to what’s on in and around Exeter this weekend (3-5 August)


Sidmouth Summer Play Festival
Friday, 8pm, Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth
Examining the relationship between Queen Elizabeth II and Margaret Thatcher this funny and insightful comedy received a run in London's West End in 2014. Both main characters are portrayed by older and younger versions of themselves in what critics have hailed as a fresh, exciting and intelligent piece of theatre.


Sidmouth Folk Week
From Friday, Sidmouth,
Sidmouth Folk Week is a unique week-long seaside celebration of music, dance and song – a must in every festival goer’s annual diary. 3-10 August.

Crazy4Soul 2018
Saturday, Exeter Corn Exchange
After the resounding success of last years Exeter Alldayer Wayne Sibthorpe’s ‘CRAZY 4 SOUL’brings you another adrenaline packed day of the very best in Northern Soul & Motown music. The music will be played by some of the best DJs in the South West and UK including the legendary Chris King, Pep and Ginger Taylor of Wigan Casino and Kings Hall fame. Doors open 1pm.

Summer Jazz on the Quay
Sunday, Transit Shed, Quayside, Exeter
Pete Miller’s Magnolia Jazz Band. Join the free fun from 12.30pm - 3.30pm at the Transit Shed, just adjacent to Exeter's beautiful Custom House.  

Northern Soul on the Locks
Sunday, Double Locks Pub, Canal Banks, Exeter
Exeter Soul Festival Alldayer, noon-9pm. This is an after party follow-on for the alldayer on Saturday at Exeter Corn Exchange.  Tickets £12.50 on the door. Price includes entry to the Soul Festival Marquee at the Double Lock Exeter, and discount on the BBQ and water taxi from Exeter Quayside.


Enchanted Princess Party
Saturday, 11am, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
An interactive live show with your favourite characters – who will you meet this time? Meet the magical princesses and have your photo taken with your favourite characters! Fancy dress competition – go along dressed as your favourite prince or princess. 11am and 2pm in the Clifford Room. Tickets: children £7, adults £5. 

Exmouth Kite Festival
Saturday & Sunday, Imperial Road, Exmouth
A two day Kite festival where world class kite flyers come to show off their spectacular flying displays, kite fighting battles, and synchronised routines. Children are also welcome to bring along their own kites to fly along with the experts. There is also a children’s activity tent and other family friendly activities throughout the weekend.

PBFA Exeter Book Fair 
Sunday, 10.30am, Matthew's Hall, Topsham, Exeter
The Exeter Book Fair is now the only dedicated book fair in Devon. This is one of three events run by the PBFA at Matthews Hall offering a wide selection of antiquarian, rare and second-hand books and ephemera. Featuring 15 independent booksellers, there will be something to appeal to all tastes and interests! 10.30am-4pm. Everyone welcome. Tickets on the door are £1 but complimentary tickets can be dowloaded from:

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service HQ Open day
Sunday, 10am, Service HQ and Station 60, The Knowle, Clyst St George, Exeter 
A fun day for everyone with activities, stalls and refreshments. Lots to see and do. Open 10am-4pm.

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