For health reasons, unfortunately a few artists are unable to join us:
Jo May (workshops and Intarsia) & Jo Freya : Narthen (789, 844) will be performing as a trio, and the planned Token Women ceilidh (484) will now be a Friends of Token Women extravaganza.
Bob Ellis: The Loose Knit Band sessions will be run by Martin Hughes, Jacqui Land, and Jannette Stewart.
The Well-Known Tunes at a Steady Pace workshops will be led by Jannette Stewart.
We’re looking into replacements for The Relative Beginners Melodeon workshops and the How to Learn Tunes by Ear workshop – see social media & the website for details
Morvran. This means the Cornish dance is cancelled, we’re looking into a replacement – see social media & the website for details.
We wish them all well and know you will be too.
116, 270, 382, 498, 592, 690, 794, 862: see opposite for the a full LNE lineup
The Ross Couper Band will now be at event 493. The Drystones will be with us next year instead.
205, 307, 409, 508, 609, 709, 809: Unfortunately, the Morning Yoga sessions at Bulverton have now been cancelled. We hope to get Yoga and Pilates back for the 70th Festival in 2024. There are public Yoga classes available in Sidmouth at the Ocean Wellness Hub, and we’re working on some standalone events for this year.
The following morning Dance workshops are now at Bulverton instead of Sidmouth C of E Primary School 203, 213, 301, 407, 420, 506, 519, 607, 619, 707, 720, 807 219 Indian Music for Beginners takes place at Sidmouth C of E Primary School Hall, not The Bulverton.
728 Forgotten Lands Song Workshop with Maddy Prior & Rose-Ellen Kemp is at the Methodist Church not The Bulverton.
240 MC is Louisa Davies-Foley
265 Pagoda Project replace Coracle
320, 423, 523, 622, 723, 822 The West Gallery workshops theme is Somerset and Wiltshire.
331 Chinewrde Morris are at York Steps. Chiltern Hundreds are at Bedford Steps.
352 Fi Fraser is the MC.
427 Poetry for All with Ilse Pedler. This session focuses on writing prompts.
493 Harp and a Monkey are no longer appearing, 458 will be their only Sidmouth festival appearance this year.
526 Poetry for All with Ilse Pedler. This session focuses on ballad writing.
564 Schottische Workshop. This workshop is dedicated to the memory of Bill Dobson, member of the IRT display team, who died in February this year.
583 is priced at £14(£7)
C620 Due to family illness Underneath the Bed Theatre can no longer join us, Trunks with Gacko replaces.
614 is An Introduction to Kora with Suntou Susso, at the Lower Methodist Church, not Steve Turner’s Concertina Song Accompaniment – which is 664
672 Talk. The timings should be 5.00 to 6.15, not 5.00 to 7.00.
677 Chiltern Hundreds are the evening dance spot for Morris Wednesday
728 Forgotten Lands Song Workshop: now takes place at The Methodist Church not The Bulverton.
750 Ron Taylor is not part of the workshop.
C807 (in Children’s Programme) is now Wednesday C620
844 MC is Jane Bird