Thursday, 3 September 2020

'Rise and Shine', Blues Brothers (the movie), Fisherman's Friends and the Gathering of the Flock at the Big Sheep Outdoor Arena this weekend.

Another eventful weekend ahead at the popular Big Sheep Outdoor Safe Socially Distanced Arena at Abbotsham, Bideford which includes some 'Entertainingly Different' Family Entertainment on Saturday morning.

Feeling a little Soul-ful, the North Devon Outdoor Cinema will remedy that with their showing of 'The Blues Brothers' on Friday. Baa-lladium presents a change of genre and key from Blues to Folk with 'Fisherman's Friends headlining the stage on Saturday. There will be a 'Gathering of the Flock' on Sunday, a safe social get-together for worship, prayer and inspiration organised by local Christians for people not yet able to meet for services in church buildings and venues. Scroll down for times and future event details
Friday 4th September North Devon Outdoor Cinema
The Blues Brothers
 
Doors Open at 7pm Film Starts 8:30pm Doors Close 11pm 
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Saturday 5th September - 'Rise and Shine' Family Entertainment Live
with 'Entertainingly Different' with Rob Pudner & Dexter Newman at 9.30am
Saturday 5th September Baa-lladium – 
Fisherman’s Friends, Jazzy + Support 5pm until 9:30pm.
The Palladium Club & The Big Sheep presents:
Sunday 6th September Gathering the Flock 4:30pm. 
A safe social get-together for worship, prayer and inspiration… open to all! This event has been organised by local Christians giving the opportunity for people in our area to come together in a safe way outdoors, whilst most are not yet meeting for services in church buildings and venues
What's On at the Big Sheep Outdoor Arena, Abbotsham, Bideford
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Open Air Theatre with The Plough Arts Centre
The Big Sheep are proud to be supporting The Plough Arts Centre with their 2020 Outdoor Theatre Sessions.
 not only but also
Jiggy on the Farm with Jiggy Wrigglers
Back by popular demand, Jiggy Wrigglers are taking to the stage on selected weekday afternoons to entertain young families and babies with their upbeat music and movement shows. Weekly shows throughout the summer - 2pm until 5pm 
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Rights of access reserved. 
Pre-booking is essential for each of the events.
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Follow the BIG Sheep flock on
The Big Sheep, Abbotsham, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 5AP - Tel: 01237 472366
Please read the Big Sheep Coronavirus customer guidelines before arriving on site in order to keep both you and their staff safe. They have also introduced a new Covid-19 Visitor Charter to enable you to do just that, so please take note of it and act responsibly when you come to visit.
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Local Music and Theatre Performances organised by
The Plough Arts Centre - The Palladium Club Bideford

Friday, 28 August 2020

BANKING ON SOME MORE MUSIC & FUN at The Big Sheep Outdoor Arena

Bank Holiday weekend of live music as the summer full of fun continues at The Big Sheep Outdoor Arena. Soul-cially Distanced Disco on Friday, the Sound of the 60s, Mark Chadwick, The  Leylines Duo and Clatters on Sunday and a Family Garden Party with Rave Kidz on Bank Holiday Monday. Scroll down for more events.
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  • Friday 28th August - Soul-cially Distanced Disco ™
  • Saturday 29th August - Sound of the 60’s Show The Beatones 
  • Sunday 30th August - Mark Chadwick, The Leylines Duo and Clatters 
  •  Bank Holiday Monday 31st August Rave Kidz Family Garden Party. An afternoon of the biggest child friendly dance music with games and prizes.  ANDY WHITBY, MC STORM, LITTLE MISS BLISS, BEN JAMMIN 3pm till 530pm
Bank Holiday weekend of live music as the summer full of fun continues at The Big Sheep Outdoor Arena.
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Open Air Theatre with The Plough Arts Centre
The Big Sheep are proud to be supporting The Plough Arts Centre with their 2020 Outdoor Theatre Sessions.
 not only but also
Jiggy on the Farm with Jiggy Wrigglers
Back by popular demand, Jiggy Wrigglers are taking to the stage on selected weekday afternoons to entertain young families and babies with their upbeat music and movement shows. Weekly shows throughout the summer - 2pm until 5pm 
👀👀👀
Rights of access reserved. 
Pre-booking is essential for each of the events.
 đŸ‘€đŸ‘€đŸ‘€
Follow the BIG Sheep flock on
The Big Sheep, Abbotsham, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 5AP - Tel: 01237 472366
Please read the Big Sheep Coronavirus customer guidelines before arriving on site in order to keep both you and their staff safe. They have also introduced a new Covid-19 Visitor Charter to enable you to do just that, so please take note of it and act responsibly when you come to visit.
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Local Music and Theatre Performances organised by
The Plough Arts Centre - The Palladium Club Bideford


Thursday, 27 August 2020

Appledore Shipping Forecast. Great news fairweather on its way for Appledore Shipyard.

Great news fairweather on its way for Appledore Shipyard. The yard recently purchased for £7m had a visit from the Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday 25th August. That Babcock sign on the door will soon be changing to Harland & Wolff...

350 vessels were built here before its closure on March 2019. The Appledore Yard was founded in 1855. The last vessel to be built at the yard was the LÉ George Bernard Shaw, an Irish Naval Service vessel. 
The photos below features the Appledore Yard on the Torridge Estuary, with its doors open, were taken on 29th April 2018. North Devon coast and countryside heritage come together, farming, fishing industry and shipbuilding. 
On the horizon you can see over to the Goldcoast across Bideford Bay and the Atlantic Ocean beyond.
Appledore Shipyard on the banks of the Torridge Estuary, North Devon Photo copyright Pat Adams North Devon Focus (All Rights Reserved)
Appledore Shipyard on the banks of the Torridge Estuary, North Devon Photo copyright Pat Adams North Devon Focus (All Rights Reserved)
 he quaint fishing village of Appledore across the Torridge Estuary, frigate alongside Appledore Shipyard. Photo copyright Pat Adams North Devon Focus (All Rights Reserved) The quaint fishing village of Appledore across the Torridge Estuary, frigate alongside Appledore Shipyard. Photo copyright Pat Adams North Devon Focus (All Rights Reserved)  
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READ ALL ABOUT IT 
  • Appledore Shipyard: ‘Delight’ as deal for site is reached North Devon Gazette  
  • The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson made a trip to Appledore Shipyard in North Devon following the announcement that the historic site is set to reopen. North Devon Live
  • Appledore Shipyard to reopen after £7m InfraStrata deal "Speaking during a visit to Appledore on Tuesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the shipyard had a "massive history but it's also got a great future" BBC News Devon

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Summer Circle of Fun at the Big Sheep Outdoor Arena. GARETH GATES & EAST 17 Saturday 22nd August

The summer fun continues at The Big Sheep Outdoor Arena. Starting off a weekend of live music on Friday 21st August will be Sound of the Sirens & 3 Daft Monkeys + More. Exciting anouncements this week included a very special event with GARETH GATES & EAST 17  taking the stage at the Oudoor Socially Distanced Arena on Saturday 22nd August. Scroll down for more events.
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Full Line Up
The Palladium Club & The Big Sheep presents.....
 Tap here for tickets
 Summer Circle of Fun at the Big Sheep Outdoor Socially Distanced Arena. GARETH GATES & EAST 17 - 22nd August
  • Friday 21st August - Sound of the Sirens & 3 Daft Monkeys + More Book Tickets Here
  • Friday 28th August - Soul-cially Distanced Disco ™ Book Tickets Here
  • Saturday 29th August - Sound of the 60’s Show The Beatones Book Tickets Here
  • Sunday 30th August - Mark Chadwick, The Leylines Duo and Clatters Book Tickets Here
  •  Bank Holiday Monday 31st August Rave Kidz Family Garden Party. An afternoon of the biggest child friendly dance music with games and prizes.  ANDY WHITBY, MC STORM, LITTLE MISS BLISS, BEN JAMMIN 3pm till 530pm
Open Air Theatre with The Plough Arts Centre
The Big Sheep are proud to be supporting The Plough Arts Centre with their 2020 Outdoor Theatre Sessions.
 not only but also
Jiggy on the Farm with Jiggy Wrigglers
Back by popular demand, Jiggy Wrigglers are taking to the stage on selected weekday afternoons to entertain young families and babies with their upbeat music and movement shows. Weekly shows throughout the summer - 2pm until 5pm 
👀👀👀
Rights of access reserved. 
Pre-booking is essential for each of the events.
 đŸ‘€đŸ‘€đŸ‘€
Follow the BIG Sheep flock on
The Big Sheep, Abbotsham, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 5AP - Tel: 01237 472366
Please read the Big Sheep Coronavirus customer guidelines before arriving on site in order to keep both you and their staff safe. They have also introduced a new Covid-19 Visitor Charter to enable you to do just that, so please take note of it and act responsibly when you come to visit.
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Local Music and Theatre Performances organised by
The Plough Arts Centre - The Palladium Club Bideford


Thursday, 13 August 2020

Weekend Highlights at the Big Sheep Outdoor Arena. Horrible Histories with Beans on Toast

The BIG Sheep continue to welcome 'ewe' back with open arms! Their fantastic new socially distanced open air show arena is proving to be a great success with events for the whole family, from toddlers dancing at Jiggy on the Farm, "theatre goers" enjoying performances organised by The Plough Arts Centre and "music lovers" soaking up the sounds of local bands organised by The Palladium Club Bideford. Here is what's happening this weekend.

OUTDOOR THEATRE... Friday 14th August
Horrible Histories present Barmy Britain Open Air Theatre from the West End with The Plough Arts Centre
Horrible Histories: We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So Horrible Histories is bringing them live to the stage! Can you beat battling Boudicca? Would you be shaken or stirred by Richard III? Will you lose your heart or head to horrible Henry VIII? Can Parliament survive gunpowder Guy? Would you stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin? Escape the clutches of Burke and Hare and move to the groove with party Queen Victoria!
It’s the horrible history of Britain with the nasty bits left in – to entertain the whole family this summer!

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LIVE MUSIC ...Saturday 15th August
Come and be a part of something special, the second installment of the social distanced gigs.
The BIG Sheep Family Attraction and The Palladium Club present London based Beans on Toast, backed with Samantics and Sam Tucker? 5pm until 10pm Watch Beans on Toast on YouTube - Tap here for tickets
 London based Beans on Toast, backed with Samantics and Sam Tucker? Saturday 15th August.
Tap here for more Summer Event details at the Big Sheep
Rights of access reserved. 
Pre-booking is essential for each of the events.
 đŸ‘€đŸ‘€đŸ‘€
Follow the BIG Sheep flock on
The Big Sheep, Abbotsham, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 5AP - Tel: 01237 472366
Please read the Big Sheep Coronavirus customer guidelines before arriving on site in order to keep both you and their staff safe. They have also introduced a new Covid-19 Visitor Charter to enable you to do just that, so please take note of it and act responsibly when you come to visit.
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Local Music and Theatre Performances organised by
The Plough Arts Centre - The Palladium Club Bideford

Saturday, 8 August 2020

Circle of Fun at the BIG Sheep Outdoor Stage & Socially Distanced Arena. Supporting local arts, theatre and music.

The BIG Sheep are pleased to be able to welcome 'ewe' back with open arms! Their fantastic open air show arena is ready to entertain the whole family, from toddlers dancing at Jiggy on the Farm, "theatre goers" enjoying performances organised by The Plough Arts Centre and "music lovers" soaking up the sounds of local bands organised by The Palladium Club Bideford.

From the picture below, you'll see the socially distanced circles clearly marked on the outdoor arena which guides you to where you can safely socialise whilst enjoying the entertainment.

Alcohol is served at all evening events. Their license only allows to serve to you, so please do not bring your own. Please bring your own food and snacks or limited snacks will be available to purchase. 

There's a new one-way system in place to help keep you safe as well as plenty of hand sanitising stations filled with our own sanitiser made here on site! They've got a brand new reception area where you'll have your temperature taken on arrival, plus we have screens at all our contact points to keep our staff safe.

Naturally there are some new guidelines to be aware of when you arrive on site, so please take a moment to read > Coronavirus Customer Guidelines and Covid Safe Charter. You will be expected to comply with this at all times.

Some of the steps taken in order to reopen include:
  • No-hands door pulls on all external doors
  • A new visitor charter
  • A new one-way system
  • New state of the art thermal imaging camera system to check temperatures
  • Hygiene screens at contact points Staff training to guard against Covid-19

BIG Sheep Outdoor Stage & Socially Distanced Arena
 BIG Sheep Outdoor Stage & Socially Distanced Arena
Rights of access reserved. 
Pre-booking is essential for each of the events.
 đŸ‘€đŸ‘€đŸ‘€
Follow the BIG Sheep flock on
The Big Sheep, Abbotsham, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 5AP - Tel: 01237 472366
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Local Music and Theatre Performances organised by
The Plough Arts Centre - The Palladium Club Bideford