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School’s Out For Summer

by James Garrett • July 20, 2018

Make sure you make the most of family festival fun at this year’s Sidmouth FolkWeek, offering exciting musical journeys for all ages of young people – from tinies to young adults. At the popular Children’s Festival, based at welcoming and colourful Blackmore Gardens site, you can enjoy family-based fun throughout the week. A wonderful place […]


Getting To Know The Programme: Taking Part

by James Garrett • July 16, 2018

Do you want to get involved and take part yourself? There are more than 250 workshops to choose from for singers, instrumentalists, dancers, aspiring storytellers and writers. See all options on the Taking Part pages of programme 46-47. There’s always a range of options for beginners through to dab hands. For Beginners, there’s something for those […]


Full 2018 Programme Now Available To Download

by James Garrett • July 9, 2018

Counting down the weeks until the 64th Sidmouth FolkWeek? Well, now you can get planning in earnest as the 2018 programme is now available to download.  Download the Full 2018 Programme here. Head out into the garden, soak up the sunshine and get browsing! Find your own favourites from the 700+ events in the programme. Whatever […]


Daytime Concerts at The Ham – An Introduction

by James Garrett • July 2, 2018

So now it’s time to shine a spotlight on the wonderful daytime shows – lunchtime (12noon) and afternoon (3.15pm) each day at the main festival concert venue; The Ham Marquee. The shows feature a diverse selection of firm favourites and new discoveries, including afternoons with: Saturday 4th August Two of the UK scene’s finest songwriters […]


Award-winning Wickwar Wessex Brewery joins us for 2018.

by James Garrett • June 13, 2018

Wickwar Wessex Brewery is a traditional independent brewery nestled in the Cotswold’s in the tiny village called Wickwar. It now produces over 2 million pints of ale a year, alongside running an ever-expanding managed retail estate. The brewery supplies a selection of cask ales to approximately 400 free trade customers located the South West heartland. […]


Sidmouth Horse Trials are back!

by James Garrett • June 11, 2018

Sidmouth Horse Trials are back! An all-comers event for Hobby Horses, Unicorns, Goats, Morris animals and other Beasts of Disguise. Canter along to the Hub for a bit of horseplay. A splendid new trophy has been created and donated by Aardman Animations, home of Wallace & Gromit, Shaun The Sheep, Morph and more, to be […]


A Small, Quiet, English Town – Film Campaign Launched

by James Garrett • June 7, 2018

A campaign has been launched to raise funds to complete this Feature Documentary Film telling the fascinating story of the Sidmouth Folk Festival. The film will be ‘feature length’, approximately 90 –100 minutes in duration and the goal is to show it on the big screen as well as being available on DVD, BluRay and […]


31st JOHN GASSON JIG COMPETITION

by James Garrett • May 31, 2018

The John Gasson Jig Competition continues to promote excellent jig dancing. The interest being shown for the 31st competition is building and entry forms are released on 1st June 2018. They are available from traceyrose7@btinternet.com or www.johngassonjig.org.uk Entries are limited so don’t delay. There are categories for Solo and Double Jigs, Audience Appeal, Over 40 […]


Volunteering @ Sidmouth FolkWeek

by James Garrett • May 18, 2018

Nestled in stunning red-cliffs and green Sid Valley, Sidmouth comes alive during FolkWeek as the streets and venues burst with festive atmosphere and colour, and holidaymakers and festival goers join together in the friendliest music-based holiday of the summer. A memory-making experience rather than just a festival. Our brilliant team of volunteers are offered a […]


Taster Programme Live and Event Tickets Now On Sale

by James Garrett • May 9, 2018

With superb headliners and exceptional rising talent, festival goers are guaranteed to enjoy long-held favourites and to make exciting new musical discoveries throughout the festival. To see an overview of the variety and volume of events on offer throughout the week, the Taster Programme can now be downloaded here. Event tickets now available include Ham lunchtime, […]