What’s On

St Sidwell’s runs many groups and activities throughout the year and hosts many that are run by other community groups or service providers.

Have a browse through the current listings. Phone 01392 666222 or email bookings@stsidwells.org.uk to find out more or book a place at any of these events and workshops:

Regular Activities at St Sid's

St Sid’s Community Gardening Club. Every Friday from 12 to 5pm. (Not Winter Time).   Beginner or expert, come and help us look after our city centre fruit and veg garden. Learn to garden or share your skills with others. All welcome.

Waste Not Want Not: Pickles and Preserves. Come and help us make jams, chutneys and other products out of surplus fruit and veg that would otherwise have been thrown away. Produce donated by supermarkets, farms, allotments, etc. The 3rd Wednesday of every month– by the Autumn, with lots of surplus produce around, we’ll be running these every week, call for details.

Baking Club – Once a month. £2.50 contribution for ingredients, take whatever you bake home with you. We make something different every week. Beginners and experienced bakers – all welcome. Learn to bake or share your baking skills with others. Ask in the centre for more details.

Exeter Repair Café.  (usually the 3rd Saturday of every month) 10am to 1pm.  Don’t throw it out! Bring your mechanical, electrical, electronic items or items of clothing to be mended – FREE of CHARGE by the Repair Café Volunteers.  Electronic & Electrical professionals, expert Seamstresses & keen Volunteers willing to take on any job no matter how small.  Café open for teas, coffees and home made cakes.

Cooking and Eating

St Sidwell’s Cookery School for Adults

Bread Making Workshop for Beginners
Saturday 24th February 2018 from 10.30am. Costs £20 per person.

Bread Making Workshop, Improvers (must have made bread before),
Saturday 27th January 2018 from 10.30am. Costs £20 per person.

Places are limited so must be booked in advance.
Please call 01392 666222 or email bookings@stsidwells.org.uk


Sidwella Day Celebrations Wednesday August 2nd 11am-8pm Join us on August 2nd to celebrate Exeter’s patron saint, St Sidwella and to celebrate the end of our heritage project ‘Reviving Lost History and Building Community. More here.

Arts and Crafts

Patterns-posterPatterns: a thematic exploration in words, image, music and dance. October 21st at 7pm

Patterns, an exciting performance put together by a select creative team assembled by Studio 36, Exeter will take place at St Sidwell’s Community Centre on the evening of October 21st.

Those taking part are Veronica Gosling, artist and owner of Studio 36, Peter Farrie –-singer-songwriter, Clare Bryden – artist, singer& scientist, James Turner – poet,, Peter Nickol – composer and pianist, Ruth Molins – flautist and composer, Jeff Sleeman – actor and compere, Amerie Rose – founder of Encounter Theatre & Therapy, singer and dancer, Felix May – doctor and drummer, Louise Clark – radiographer, biomedical physicist, dancer and philosophical trainer and Mike Ludgrove – boatbuilder, sailor and writer. Photography will be provided by the St Sidwell’s team.

This exploration in words, image, music and dance starts at 7pm on Saturday October 21st at St Sidwell’s Community Centre, Sidwell Street, Exeter. Don’t miss it.

The entrance fee of £10 includes delicious food and drink from the St Sidwell’s kitchen. To book contact Studio 36 at 01392 256206 or email: gallery36exeter@gmail.com.


Activities by other organisations

Work Club

From Wednesday 17th January we are going to run our own work club.  You will be able to complete a job search and update your CV.  More details to follow.

Te-Ashi-Do Martial Arts
Monday’s from 6pm

Te-Ashi-Do Martial Arts is a friendly, family run Martial Arts academy which has been running for over 20 years.
We run freestyle Karate / Self defence classes at St. Sidwell’s Centre every Monday with separate children’s and adults classes.
We teach punch and kick techniques, locks, throws and grappling. Our emphasis is on practical self defence and effective technique.
Our classes are small and friendly, and beginners are always welcome!

Children 4-12 years Monday 6-7pm,
Adults Monday 7-8pm


Chief Instructor Mark Fry

01392 216113 / 07841 175016

Sing and Sign

Tuesday 9.45 – 12 noon
Wednesday 9.45 – 12 noon

Sing and Sign classes are the fun way to learn Baby Signing.  The classes are full of signs, songs, props, instruments and our magic ingredient of music!  We hold classes for pre 6 months, 6-14 months and 14+ months.  We love to see the babies enjoy early communication with their parents.  They then flourish in our small classes as they become confident with a wider vocabulary of signs, which soon develops into lovely, clear speech. The older toddlers enjoy a dance or two in class and we introduce colours, number and phonics.  Signing really helps alleviate frustration for both children and parents as well as being lots of run along the way!

For further information please contact Sarah Glover on 07788445223


Olive Tree English Classes

Free English Classes
For speakers of other languages

Sidwell Street, EX4 6NN

Wednesday 10-12 noon Lower Intermediate
Thursday 6:30-8 pm Upper Intermediate
Friday 10-12 noon Beginners
Friday 10-12 noon Advanced

For more information see the website.

Inky Fingers

Tuesday 9am – 12 noon

Devon Recovery Learning Community: Library

Wednesday 1pm – 3pm

Young At Heart Exeter

A club for anyone 40 years young or more.

Come along if you like music, games and quizzes, fascinating talks, bingo, or just meeting people and making new friends.
The club gives people the opportunity to have fun in a relaxed environment.

Fridays 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Entrance £1 per person includes refreshments.

Website: www.youngatheartexeter.org.uk

Hikmat Devon

Hikmat Devon is a user-led co-operative supporting black and ethnic minority (bme) communities across Devon, working to promote integration, reduce isolation, whilst improving health and well-being outcomes. We run a variety of activities including health focused activity groups, training, drop-in sessions and skills workshops.

To find out more contact:
Email: hikmatdevon@gmail.com
Tel: 01392 284263
Website: www.hikmatdevon.co.uk

Healthy Living Group

Monday 12 -1pm

SING Exeter Community Choir

Tuesday 7.15pm – 9pm

Wren Music

Thursday 5.45pm – 6.45pm

Exeter Healers

Friday 1pm-3pm

We are known as Exeter Healers and as the name suggests we offer healing in the lovely room known as the Old Chapel in St Sidwells Community Centre, every Friday between 1.00 and 3.00. We welcome everyone. Healing can help us all, no matter what the problem. Even if you don’t have any worries or problems please feel free to come and chat, find out about healing & maybe experience it for yourself.

Healing can be deeply relaxing, it works holistically and is complementary to other therapies.
All members of Exeter Healers have undertaken 2 years training, we abide by a code of conduct and are fully insured. We look forward to seeing you.

For more information please call Jackie on 07710 185216.