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 email@example.com 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. 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. Starting Saturday March 18th (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, home made cakes, bacon sandwiches.
Cooking and Eating
St Sidwell’s Cookery School for Adults
Thu 14 Sep – Cooking with a Slow Cooker from 3pm
Sat 16 Sep – Bread Making for Beginners from 10.30am
Sat’s 7, 14 & 28 Oct – Pickles & Preserve Making from 11am
Sat 4 Nov – Bread Making Improvers from 10.30am – (must have made bread before)
Wed 15 Nov – Cook Christmas Dinner on a Budget from 3pm
Places are limited so must be booked in advance. Costs £3 per person
Please call 01392 666222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All attendees get to take a portion of food, a loaf of bread or a jar of jam or chutney with them.
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, 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: email@example.com.
Activities by other organisations
YMCA Exeter Community Job Clubs
We believe that every young person can have meaningful employment and our Community Job Clubs aim to equip them with the tools and confidence they need to find work.
We run a variety of Community Job Clubs a week and each one is a safe and compassionate environment where trained staff and volunteers provide hands on advice and guidance to job seekers.
Each club offers help for people in searching and applying for paid employment, training courses or volunteering positions.
Specialised practical courses also include:
- Ready for Work Training
- Budgeting and Money Management
- Preparation for Work
St Sidwell Centre
Monday 10am – 12pm (all ages)
Monday 1pm – 3pm (Specialist Workshops)
Wednesday 2.30pm – 4.30pm (all ages)
Newcourt Community Centre, Blakeslee Drive, EX2 7FN
Thursday 2:30pm – 4:30pm (all ages)
YMCA, St David’s Hill (YMCA residents only)
Tuesday 10am – 12.30pm
Thursday 10am – 12.30pm
(Closed Community Job Clubs are also available to ex-offenders and those on probation.)
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
ST SIDWELL’S CENTRE,
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.
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.
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.
Healthy Living Group
Monday 12 -1pm
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
7.30pm – 9.00pm
SING Exeter Community Choir
Tuesday 7.15pm – 9pm
Pilates for all
Course of 7 sessions begins from Wednesday 6th Sep 6-7pm
Do you want to Improve Mobility & Balance?
Gain Core Strength and Flexibility?
Tone up by learning to Engage your Deep Muscles?
Relax whilst getting Fit and having Fun?
Then Pilates is Right for you!
Book your course now! to get the discount price…
Please Bring a Mat or book one from Doris for £1
£5 First Tester Session! / course of 7 sessions £42 / drop in £8/
For more information visit
email: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07769687319 https://www.facebook.com/exetermatpilates/
Thursday 5.45pm – 6.45pm
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.