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Artist Information and Dates Performing

The Barefoot Bandit

25 May 2018 - 08:45 pm

Where Playing: Imperial Rec

The Barefoot Bandit are a highly energetic new wave reggae/dub band based in Devon UK. Their sound mixes catchy melodies and exciting rhythms with a combination of modern roots reggae with deep dark dub, as well as exploring psychedelic influences. Building a strong and loyal fan base over the last couple of years, TBB have played countless shows up and down the country including numerous festivals such as headline performances on small stages at Glastonbury Festival and Love Summer. The 4 piece have also made appearances at numerous UK festivals such as BoomTown Fair, One Love Festival, KAYA Festival to name a few plus main stage appearances at Glass Butter Beach, Wonderfields and Reggae Garden. The Band are rapidly developing a deserved reputation for their dynamic live show, guaranteeing a dance floor full of satisfied skankers.

Having reached #4 in the iTunes reggae charts with their first release, ‘Call Me A Liar’ EP and selling out the release show, the band endured a successful debut tour of Ireland. This was followed by a very busy festival season of 2017 and the release of their second EP, ‘Hard Life' which has received national airplay from the likes of David Rodigan MBE on BBC Radio One Extra. The Bandit has had the pleasure of supporting renowned artists such as Dreadzone, Katchafire, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Horace Panter & Lynval Golding (The Specials), Bad Manners, and more. The band are set for big things in 2018 including headline sets and numerous festivals and the release of several singles.

What people are saying about The Barefoot Bandit:

“New and fresh Brit Reggae” David Rodigan - BBC Radio 1xtra/BBC Radio 2

“I love these guys!“ Dennis Bovell - SOHO Radio/Matumbi

“Up there with the best Reggae/dub bands in the area. I'm a big fan of The Barefoot Bandit. Definitely one of our finest exports in terms of their success. Recognised by the most important people in their genre of music” James Santer – BBC Introducing

“Catching them for the first time last year when they played with Dreadzone again, I immediately became a fan. Not a song passed when the dance floor wasn’t packed. I could not highly recommend them enough for the energy and enthusiasm“ Molly Povey - Music Muso 

Big Top: Imperial Recreation Ground


25th May 2018

6:00 pm Elfic the Jester show


26th May 2018

11:30 – 1:00pm  Circus skills workshop

1:30 – 3:00pm Circus skills workshop

4:00pm Show Circus Berzercus family Show


27th May 2018

11:30 – 1:00pm  Circus skills workshop

1:30 – 3:00pm Circus skills workshop

4:00 pm Spangles the Clown show


28th May 2018

11:30- 1:00pm Circus skills workshop

1:30 – 3:00pm Circus skills workshop

4:00pm Ben Cornish Show

6:00pm Dan the Hat stunt show

Non Music Events

In and around Exmouth

The East Devon Districts Countryside Team will be at the Imperial Rec from  Sat 26th May to Monday 27th May.

Wildflower planting activity, Nature based quiz and crafts and info on Wild East Devon.

On the Sunday and Monday there will be two free Mud walks from 10.30am to 12.30pm, meeting opposite the toilets on the entry into Imperial rec. These will be free but places need to be booked in advance via

Exmouth Ceramic Group

Saturday 26 May to Monday 28 May 11am - 4pm Exmouth Ceramic Group Exhibition.

Come along to a free exhibition to see what members and students have created with the ornaments.

Saturday 26 May 11am - 3pm Hands of clay fun day

Come and throw a pot for £3 or get creative with a ball of clay £1.

Sunday 27 May and Monday 28 May morning and afternoon Exmouth Ceramic Workshops for children and adults

£5 per session Sunday morning- Children 11.30-12.30. Adults afternoon 2-3.30 Monday morning - adults 11.30-12.30. Children afternoon 2-3.30 For more info and to book contact Sarah Carter at

2-4 Meeting Street (behind Glenhorchy Church on Exeter Road)

Library Events Sat 26th May

Adult Talks

10am - 11am In the Footsteps of the Invisible Witch with Tracey Norman  

Step back in time with local author and playwright Tracey Norman as she reveals the secrets of an obscure Lyme Regis court case from 1687 and how it inspired her to write her acclaimed play WITCH.

Examine copies of the original court documents, learn about the social history of the time and chat with the author about the play and the various projects leading from it.

11am - 12pm John Constable by James Armstrong

12pm - 1pm Heartlands - a life through poetry by Jeni Braund

1pm - 2pm Return of the Mantra with Susie Williamson

An African fantasy adventure.

2pm - 3pm Death, Disease & Dissection, a horrible history of 19th century medicine by Suzie Grogan

Find out about surgery before anaesthetic, the horrors of body snatching for the dissecting rooms, and the dangers of peddling quack medicines. At the end of this talk you will be even more grateful for the NHS.

3pm - 4pm Requirements of Guilt. A book discussion by David Bazell

Children’s Workshop

(Children’s Room)

11am - 12pm Gobblefunk Workshop with Jenny Kane (Free)

12pm - 1pm Through Time To London with Brindy Wilcox

(Free suitable for 8 yrs+)

A book reading and then an interactive activity where the kids help plan a new time-travel adventure for Brandy & Brinkley and closing with time for a brief Q&A.

1pm - 2pm An exciting craft session based on the Felix Whiter books with Ollie Tooley

Making a secret agent ID card, that can be disguised as a Credit Card. (6-10-year olds)

2pm - 3pm Exploring Romans and Celts with Ollie Tooley.

A craft session for 10-year olds and above.

Adult Workshops

(Reference Room)

10am - 11am Working with the Royals by the professional photographer Richard Lappas

involving everything you need to know about photographing celebrities including the best positions on the day, passes, payment for passes kit timings and the ladders.

11am - 12pm How To Catch a Publisher with P.J. Reed (£5.00 per person)

This workshop is aimed at writers who want to get their work published through traditional and non-traditional publishing outlets. It reviews the different types of publishing on offer, how to approach publishers, and how to build your market. 

12pm - 1pm Research for Stage and Page  with Tracey Norman (£5.00 per person)

1pm - 2pm Life Writing for Beginners with Jenny Kane (£5.00 per person)

2pm - 3pm So I Want To Write fiction with J.E. Hall

A beginner’s guide to story writing. (£5.00 per person)

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