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Da Vinci

Dr Stephen Bemrose is back presenting 6 weekly classes on Leonardo Da Vinci from the 28th September 2017 (finishing 2 Nov 17).  Prices and times to be confirmed.  Email for further details.

Meet the .......

.............. Author 

Norman Hartley



Thursday 14th September 2017
 Doors open 2:30pm for 3:00pm start


Author of the John Saxon thrillers. Giving a talk entitled “Spies, Lies and Fake News”.

Tickets are £8 including a Tea or Coffee and cake


Meet the.... Politician - Sir Vince Cable PC MP 

Friday 20th October 2017 ~ 7 for 7:30pm start

Vince has his first novel in time for the Christmas market!

Tickets are £12 including a glass of wine



Watch this space for further Meet the...... surprise guest!


SidMouth StoryNights

SidMouth StoryNights for GrownUps

Storyteller Graham Langley with musician Pam Bishop

tell 50 Shades of Graham

on Friday, 22nd September 2017.  

Doors open 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start, finishing at 10:00pm.


and on Friday 27th October 2017 Janet Dowling & Friends brings you:-

The Return of Fearsome Fairy Tales for Fearless Adults - The Fairies Fight Back!

Tickets cost £8 in advance at Paragon Books (Sidmouth High Street) or on the door

Not suitable for under 14's

For more details contact Janet Dowling

on 07834 194215 or

Art at Kennaway Gallery


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ARTWORK by established local artists will be on display in Kennaway Gallery for 2017 from the end of January and between solo/group exhibitions.

Gallery patron, Alan Cotton, helped launch this venture in April 2014 and Professional artist Peter Goodhall, recently appointed as a trustee of Kennaway House, now oversees the galleries which display a range of styles and subjects.

“I welcome everyone to the 2017 season of exhibitions. The galleries will be full of diverse and interesting paintings, sculptures and prints by a range of accomplished, experienced and talented artists some of who are exhibiting their work for the first time in Sidmouth.”

The galleries in Kennaway House which is a Grade II listed Georgian/Regency mansion create a wonderful setting to showcase this artwork. Various dates Between exhibitions a group of artists affectionately known as the ‘In-Betweeners’ display a wide range of styles and subjects in the Gallery.

Entry to the exhibition is always FREE and the continuous display of work, which is for sale, is open during the week, between 10am and 4pm. Exhibitions are open during the weekends, subject to other events taking place in the House.


Creative Coverage Devon Show


Creative coverage

August 13 to 19, 2017

 Featuring works by Joanna Commings ASWAc, Lynda Kettle RBSA, Lin Williams, Roger St. Barbe, Susan Thomson, Marjorie Collins DY Hide and Nicola Axe.  All available to purchase. 

For more information:

Tel: 01489 808621



Branscombe, Return of the Sun, acrylics, 88 x 58 cm, £425 by Joanna Commings




  Peter Goodhall &

             Bryan Dawkins 



Wave series by Peter Goodhall (c)                Marine Paintings & More 



   12 Aug 17 - 20 Aug 17  

  10am - 4:30pm

    Free Entry





Orange Sail by Bryan Dawkins                               


RC 8-17 Exhibition 2017





Future Exhibitors:

 12 Aug 17 - 19 Aug 17  Creative Coverage - various artists

12 Aug 17 - 20 Aug 17  Peter Goodhall & Bryan Dawkins - Joint Exhibition

21 Aug 17 - 25 Aug 17  Model Trains Display

25 Aug 17 - 31 Aug 17  Denise Thomas - Photography & Mixed Media

  1 Sep 17 - 11 Sep 17  Rob Crisp - Solo Exhibition

16 Sep 17 - 24 Sep 17  Artbeat - 12 local artists

25 Sep 17 -   2 Oct 17   Favell Beven-Arti - Solo Exhibition

25 Sep 17 -   2 Oct 17  George Hutchinson - Solo Exhibition

  3 Oct 17 -   9 Oct 17  'Paintings and Purpose' by Debi Main

12 Oct 17 - 16 Oct 17   Local School Art Exhibition

20 Oct 17 - 27 Oct 17   Colin Bentley - Solo Exhibition

20 Nov 17 - 26 Nov 17  Sidmouth Photography Club - various


Previous Exhibitions



Newton Poppleford Art Society

Summer Exhibition 

July 22nd - 30th, 2017

 Sale of orignal works by their members from 10am - 5pm including Sunday.  Raffle in support of Hospice Care and Kennaway House.  Admission £1



 July 6th - 19th, 2017

 Sale of orignal works by their members from 10am - 5pm including Sunday (closing at 4pm on the 19th).  Admission £1 under 18s free


Jacqueline Steel

  Jacqueline Steel - Solo Exhibition

  16th Jun – 23rd Jun 2017


  Jacqueline is entirely self-taught. Her work is characterized by deft use of texture, colour and light. She focuses on the beauty of the subject itself and is fascinated by atmosphere.



JS Lady sitting cross legged  Jan Shayler - Solo Exhibition

   Fri 26 May 17 - Sun 4 Jun 17

    Jan was born in Sidmouth and gained her UK Fine Art qualification while living in France.  Jan is known as an experimental artisit both in media and subject.



Kazumi Waygood - Solo Exhibition

16th & 17th Jun 2017

An exhibition of Japanese floral art, Ikebana, and a rare opportunity to see authentic Ikenobo Ikebana. Ikenobo is the oldest Ikebana school in Japan dating back to the 15th century.  Presented by local Ikenobo Ikebana teacher, Kazumi, and her students.


Peter Coates - Solo Exhibition

Fri 21 Apr 17 – Mon 1 May 17
Peter has been painting
professionally for 14 years. He works
mainly in oil and acrylic, influenced
by his training in graphic design and
the vibrant colours of the
Mediterranean and Provence where
he often visits.


Sheila Tweed & Friends

Sun 7 May 17 – Sun 14 May 17

This group of women are members

of various local art societies and look

forward to sharing their art with

visitors to the Gallery.


Robert Crisp 

is exhibiting his latest work 

From Friday 2nd September until Sunday 11th September 2016

In the Amyatt Room and the Hatton-Wood Room

Open daily from 10am to 5pm

Free Entry



Twelve local artists will be displaying their most recent work

From Saturday 17th September until Sunday 26th September 2016

In the Amyatt and Hatton-Wood Rooms

Opening daily from 10:00am to 5:30pm


Peter Goodhall

is exhibiting his latest work 

From Thursday 29th September until Sunday 9th October 2016

In the Amyatt and Hatton-Wood Rooms


Opening daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm


Donna Lawley-Hopton

is exhibiting her latest work -

15th until 22nd April 2016

In the Amyatt Room 

 Donna Lawley Hopton is a contemporary figurative painter, part time conservator and restorer of decorative fine art ceramics.   She received a BA Hons in Fine Art from Birmingham School of Art in 1987 and has participated in group and solo shows in the UK and New Zealand where she lived for six years.   She currently live in Lympstone near Exmouth Devon. 


 Creative Coverage Open Exhibition 2016

Friday 29th April until Friday 6th May

Featuring over 100 works of fine art by more than 20 selected professional artists and craftspeople all available to purchase, including Jenny Shaw-Browne's Polruan Boatyard (on posters). 

Meet the artists from 11:00am, on Saturday 30th April

For more information: email:



Telephone (01395) 515551 for more details.