SeatonCarnival

Week full of carnival fun in Seaton

The first illuminated carnival in the East Devon circuit will be transforming the streets of Seaton on Saturday 31 August.

 

In existence for over 50 years, the traditional street procession through the town centre will follow a week of events, shows and activities.

 

The multitude of events during the week will include a classic car show, car treasure hunt, murder mystery, dog show, children’s golf, bingo and the crowning of the royal carnival party plus many other activities suitable for the whole family.

 

June Millman commented on behalf of the Carnival Committee: “We are very grateful to the traders of the town who have advertised in the programme or are helping with events during the week, and we know with this help, we are going to have a terrific week.”

 

The grand procession, on the final day of Carnival Week, on 31 August, will start on the Esplanade at 8pm. The procession route will go through Harbour Rd, Underfleet, Fore Street and Marine Place finishing up on the Esplanade.

 

As well as the spectacular illuminated floats there will be costumed walking entries, many of whom will also be illuminated with lights attached to their costumes. The parade will also be host to troupes of majorettes, smaller floats, street bands and local clubs and organisations.

 

This year the parade will be led by Seaton’s very own Samba Band who will entertain the crowds on the Esplanade after the procession has gone through.

 

Cllr Ken Beer, Mayor of Seaton Town Council commented: “Seaton Carnival Week is always a highlight for the summer in the town. The carnival committee have worked with the town’s retailers to plan a fantastic programme of events and activities for families to get involved with. The main procession at the end of the week is something that the residents of Seaton look forward to, kicking off the first illuminated procession in East Devon. We hope to see many of you in the town!”

 

Programmes with all the events and times will be available in many shops in the town, just look out for cards in the windows of the shops selling them for 50p each.

Seaton in Bloom 2019

Seaton in Bloom 2019

Calling all Gardeners and Growers!

Our annual Seaton in Bloom competition is coming up. There are seven different categories to choose from and entry is free. The winner of each category will be presented with a trophy to keep for a year and all other entrants receive a certificate. Download an entry form via the Town Council website or collect one from the office. We look forward to receiving your entries !

 

Road Closures This Weekend

Castle Hill and the west side of Fisherman’s Gap roundabout from the bottom of Sea Hill to the Esplanade, from 10.00 until 19.00, maintaining vehicular access down Sea Hill, Harbour Road and Esplanade.

Assistance will be given to businesses and residents who need to access their properties during those times, when safe to do so.

Seaton Hosts Great British Seaside Weekend

Family entertainment, live music and traditional seaside activities, as well as the 15th Velo Vintage Occasion and Ride, are part of the ‘Great British Seaside Weekend’ taking place in Seaton on Saturday 22nd June.

The day, hosted by Seaton Town Council, includes activities for all the family. From a fairground carousel, bouncy castle and circus skills entertainment to the classic Velo Vintage cycle ride through the town, Seaton residents and visitors will be treated to a fantastic day out.

Cllr Ken Beer, Mayor of Seaton Town Council says, “We are excited to be holding our very first Great British Seaside Weekend this June. The day is perfect for families with activities and entertainment across the town throughout the day as well as a festival market on Marine Place.”

From 10:30am there will be live music from jazz musician Philip Clouts in Windsor Gardens, Jessica Clare will be performing from 12:30pm and from 3pm the talented Liberty Sisters will be singing at Marine Place alongside entertainment including a bouncy castle and food stalls.

Other performances and entertainment throughout the day include street theatre artist Dan the Hat and Polly Loppitt with her fantastic circus skills. The Uplyme Morris dancers will also be around the town all day performing at various venues. On top of this, there will be family stalls in Windsor Gardens from 10am including hair braiding, cakes and bakes, a sweet stall, jewellery, and vintage ices plus classic games such as ‘Splat a Rat’ and ‘Tin Can Alley’.

Another part of the day is the the Velo Vintage, a genteel vintage cycle ride attracting over 100 amateur cyclists dressed in vintage clothing, sees cyclists riding decorated bicycles on a 9-mile leisurely route around the coastal town.

Seaton’s many cafés, pubs and eateries are also open for visitors to enjoy throughout the event in addition to overnight accommodation for those enjoying the whole weekend.

To find accommodation, the best places to eat and drink and other attractions in Seaton visit www.seatondevon.org.

ROAD CLOSURE DETAILS:

Castle Hill and the west side of Fisherman’s Gap roundabout from the bottom of Sea Hill to the Esplanade, from 10.00 until 19.00, maintaining vehicular access down Sea Hill, Harbour Road and Esplanade.

Assistance will be given to businesses and residents who need to access their properties during those times, when safe to do so.

Dog-Friendly Seaton

Are you looking forward to a summer exploring Devon’s coast? If you are bringing your four-legged friend in tow, not only can dogs play on the second beach zone all year round in Seaton, there are plenty of welcoming businesses that they can visit with you too.

 

Here is a list of all dog-friendly Seaton businesses:

 

Café / Restaurant / Pub

  • Coast Café Bar, The Esplanade – Sit outside on Coast Café Bars provided seating and they will provide your pooch with dog biscuits
  • Seaton Eats Boutique, Jubilee Gardens – outdoor street food market
  • Passiflora Wellbeing, Cross Street – plant-based café
  • Pebbles Coffee House, Marine Place
  • The Hat, Queen Street – micropub that welcomes well behaved dogs
  • The Malthouse Pub, Queen Street

 

Retailer

  • Brogan Buzec Lifestyle, Fore Street – home wear, women’s wear and accessories shop, which also stocks a gorgeous range of handmade dog harnesses, leads, collars and accessories
  • The Emporium, Fore Street – stockist of quality Devon produce and low-fat dog treats, the team will also provide fresh cold water for your dog alongside doggy doo bags in case of an emergency
  • So Sophie, The Grove – Interiors shop, Poppy the shop dog also loves to meet other four-legged visitors
  • Luxy Locks Aveda Salon, Fore Street – hair salon which welcomes client’s dogs, the team will also take them for a quick walk when your colour is developing
  • Paperchain, Beer Road – card shop
  • Seaton & District Hospital League of Friends, Fore Street – charity shop with dog treats on hand
  • Coastal Craft Collective, Marine Place – welcome dogs into their craft and gift shop, and are also happy for calm dogs who are comfortable in groups to attend workshops with their owners
  • Seaton Print & Design Ltd, Fore Street – commercial printer
  • Amber Home of Colour, Marine Place – interiors and gift shop with biscuits and water always on offer, alongside a lot of fuss from the owner
  • Itemdrop, Queen Street – game shop
  • British Red Cross charity shop, Fore Street – supply dog treats
  • WHSmith Local & Post Office – Harbour Road
  • Sound Bytes, Marine Place – music shop

 

Accommodation

  • Manor Farm Caravan Site, Seaton Down Hill

 

Attractions

  • Seaton Tramway & Cafe, Harbour Road

Itemdrop – Kill Team Tournament

Itemdrop, Seaton’s independent gaming store, is pleased to announce their first Kill Team tournament, part of their ongoing effort to create a social space for gamers in southeast Devon.

Kill Team is a quick-paced and exciting tabletop game that provides all the action, depth, and hobby opportunities of other tabletop wargames at only a fraction of the investment of time and money that those other games demand.

There’s still plenty of time for anyone who wants to get involved; if anyone has any questions about Kill Team or about the Tournament, or would like to try out a demonstration game of Kill Team at their convenience, they should contact killteam@itemdrop.co.uk. Those who register for the Tournament (see details below) will be eligible to win the grand prize, £100 worth of Games Workshop models chosen by the winner, or any of the secondary prizes. Those who would like to come but not register will be free to play demonstration games with their team or learn to paint a miniature they can take home (with prior signup).

Details:
Location: Eyre Court Hotel, 2 Queen Street, Seaton, Devon EX12 2NY
Date/Time: Saturday, June 15th, 2019, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Registration: Registration for the tournament closes June 14th
Cost: Attendance at the tournament is free, as is participation in demonstration games or painting tutorials. Registration to play in the tournament itself costs £10. To register, email killteam@itemdrop.co.uk. gamers in southeast Devon. Kill Team is a quick-paced and exciting tabletop game that provides all the action, depth, and hobby opportunities of other tabletop wargames at only a fraction of the investment of time and money that those other games demand. It’s great both for people who would like to try out wargaming for the first time and for veteran players looking for a match that can be resolved in under an hour and a team that can be built and painted in whatever spare time they have. There’s still plenty of time for anyone who wants to get involved; if anyone has any questions about Kill Team or about the Tournament, or would like to try out a demonstration game of Kill Team at their convenience, they should contact killteam@itemdrop.co.uk. Those who register for the Tournament (see details below) will be eligible to win our grand prize, £100 worth of Games Workshop models chosen by the winner, or any of our secondary prizes. Those who would like to come but not register will be free to play demonstration games with our team or learn to paint a miniature they can take home (with prior signup).

Details:
Location: Eyre Court Hotel, 2 Queen Street, Seaton, Devon EX12 2NY
Date/Time: Saturday, June 15th, 2019, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Registration: Registration for the tournament closes June 14th
Cost: Attendance at the tournament is free, as is participation in demonstration games or painting tutorials. Registration to play in the tournament itself costs £10. To register, email killteam@itemdrop.co.uk.

Seaton Cycle Fest Returns

Stunning coastal setting hosts fast-paced town centre races

Race Day: Sunday 7th July 2019

 

The successful Seaton Cycle Fest returns for its fourth year on Sunday 7th July. Seaton Cycle Fest is held in the beautiful Devon seaside town and includes fast and furious criterium races for all ages.

 

Race Day, on Sunday 7th July, sees some of the best riders from the region and beyond taking part in a series of fast-paced criterium races covering a 1.2km circuit following the long, flat seafront as well as a sharp ascent and tricky technical descent.  Race categories include youth, juniors, men and women, throughout the day. For the first time, this year will see the introduction of a veteran’s race for racers over 40 years old.

 

Brandon Ellis, organiser of the Race Day says, “The Cycle Fest is back for its fourth year and will be even bigger and better for 2019. All the races will be judged by chip timing this year and we have added a race for riders over 40. The race continues to attract the cream of British Cycling. Past winners have included internationals Will Tidball and Lauren Dolan, local pro rider George Fowler, and last year our main race winner was Steve Lampier one of the most experienced professional riders on the UK circuit. We are also hoping to introduce a community event in conjunction with British Cycling, our sponsors and Seaton’s local cycling club Axe Valley Pedallers.”

 

Spectators can also enjoy family entertainment, food and delicious snacks and art and crafts in the Festival Village. Seaton’s many cafés, pubs and eateries are also open for visitors to enjoy throughout Cycle Fest in addition to overnight accommodation for those enjoying the whole weekend.

 

Seaton Cycle Fest is organised by Seaton Town Council in association with 1st Chard Wheelers and British Cycling.

Race entries can be made at: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/194639/Seaton-Cycle-Fest-Town-Centre-Races-Round-5-of-the-South-West-Circuit-Series

 

To find accommodation, the best places to eat and drink and other attractions in Seaton visit www.seatondevon.org.

Seaton Cycle Fest Returns

Stunning coastal setting hosts fast-paced town centre races

Race Day: Sunday 7th July 2019

 

The successful Seaton Cycle Fest returns for its fourth year on Sunday 7th July. Seaton Cycle Fest is held in the beautiful Devon seaside town and includes fast and furious criterium races for all ages.

 

Race Day, on Sunday 7th July, sees some of the best riders from the region and beyond taking part in a series of fast-paced criterium races covering a 1.2km circuit following the long, flat seafront as well as a sharp ascent and tricky technical descent.  Race categories include youth, juniors, men and women, throughout the day. For the first time, this year will see the introduction of a veteran’s race for racers over 40 years old.

 

Brandon Ellis, organiser of the Race Day says, “The Cycle Fest is back for its fourth year and will be even bigger and better for 2019. All the races will be judged by chip timing this year and we have added a race for riders over 40. The race continues to attract the cream of British Cycling. Past winners have included internationals Will Tidball and Lauren Dolan, local pro rider George Fowler, and last year our main race winner was Steve Lampier one of the most experienced professional riders on the UK circuit. We are also hoping to introduce a community event in conjunction with British Cycling, our sponsors and Seaton’s local cycling club Axe Valley Pedallers.”

 

Spectators can also enjoy family entertainment, food and delicious snacks and art and crafts in the Festival Village. Seaton’s many cafés, pubs and eateries are also open for visitors to enjoy throughout Cycle Fest in addition to overnight accommodation for those enjoying the whole weekend.

 

Seaton Cycle Fest is organised by Seaton Town Council in association with 1st Chard Wheelers and British Cycling.

Race entries can be made at: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/194639/Seaton-Cycle-Fest-Town-Centre-Races-Round-5-of-the-South-West-Circuit-Series

 

To find accommodation, the best places to eat and drink and other attractions in Seaton visit www.seatondevon.org.

Seaton Hosts Great British Seaside Weekend This June

Vintage entertainment, live music and traditional seaside activities, as well as the 15th Velo Vintage Occasion and Ride, are part of the ‘Great British Seaside Weekend’ taking place in Seaton on Saturday 22nd June.

The event is hosted by Seaton Town Council and includes the Velo Vintage – a genteel vintage cycle ride attracting over 100 amateur cyclists dressed in vintage clothing and riding decorated bicycles on a 9-mile leisurely route around the coastal town.

The day starts at 11am with the Grand Depart of the Vintage Cyclists from Seaton Jurassic followed by family entertainment, live music and an Artisan Market in the heart of Seaton’s cultural quarter in Windsor Gardens from 11am and more in Jubilee Gardens and Marine Place. The vintage ride will take in Seaton Wetlands and Windsor Gardens during the day, with stops for tea and cake along the route.

Cllr Ken Beer, Mayor of Seaton Town Council says, “We are extremely excited to be holding our very first Seaside Weekend this June. The whole day will be perfect for families with a hub of activities and entertainment across the town throughout the day as well as the Artisan Market in Windsor Gardens which is a great way for people to support local artists and makers.”

Alistair Cope, organiser of the Velo Vintage cycle ride says, “We encourage spectators along to meet the riders and see some of their amazing machines, including tricycles, tandems and penny farthings. It is such a great day, visitors can watch the Grand Depart at 11am and see cyclists stop in the town centre at around 2:15pm.”

From 3pm the talented Liberty Sisters will be singing at Marine Place alongside entertainment including a bouncy castle and food stalls and the Uplyme Morris dancers will be around the town all day performing at various venues.

Seaton’s many cafés, pubs and eateries are also open for visitors to enjoy throughout the event in addition to overnight accommodation for those enjoying the whole weekend.

To find accommodation, the best places to eat and drink and other attractions in Seaton visit www.seatondevon.org.

Art in the Gardens

Great Art at Studio prices direct from the artists.

Windsor Gardens in the Cultural Quarter, Cross Street, Seaton. EX12 2LH

Free entry – 10am to 3pm

May 25th – June 15th – July 27th – August 17th – September 21st