Your guide to What's On this weekend

Your guide to what’s on in and around Exeter this weekend (17-19 February).

THEATRE

The Curious Case of the Watchmaker's Daughter
Friday & Saturday, Silverton Millennium Hall
Silverton has a timely mystery to solve, a 150-year case involving clocks, treachery, bungling police and mad-cap inventions! The Victorian steampunk drama promises an alarming tale as Her Majesty’s finest investigators pit themselves against cunning criminals hell bent on deceit and fraud.  Silverton’s players, the Silverton Luvvies, have sharpened their senses in the countdown to the challenge of a new mystery. Tickets: £5 adults, £3 children, from Silverton Spar or on the door.  

Twelfth Night (or What You Will)
Friday, 7.30pm, Cygnet Theatre, Exeter
Christmas 1916.  While war wages on, those back at home in Illyria try to forget and seize the day, seeking distraction through frivolity, solace, and companionship. When refugee twins, Viola and Sebastian, are shipwrecked and separated, they shake up this grief-stricken community, resulting in mistaken identity, folly and love. Shakespeare’s most delightful yet melancholic comedy, this is a vibrant, intimate ensemble production enriched with music, passion and wit. Tickets £8.50. https://cygnettheatre.co.uk

Music Hall Tavern
Saturday, 8pm, Exmouth Pavilion
The UK's premier comedy family drag variety show is back with a brand new show for 2017.  Starring the sensational Paul Carroll as Mrs T the "Girls " from MHT and featuring the Showcase International Dancers. https://www.ledleisure.co.uk/exmouth-pavilion

Monmouth: The West Country Rebellion
Sunday, Exeter Phoenix
June 11th 1685. The Duke of Monmouth lands at Lyme Regis with 83 men to raise a Protestant army against James II, and begin what was to be England’s last rebellion against the Crown. Five weeks later and with a 3000-strong army swelled by dissenting men and women from Dorset, Monmouth prepared to fight the last ever pitched battle on English soil, and to take the first step towards modern democracy. Join the company after the show for a Q&A session about the history of the Monmouth Rebellion. www.exeterphoenix.org.uk

MUSIC

King King
Saturday, Exeter Phoenix
Having scored three radio hit singles on Planet Rock with the songs Crazy, Hurricane, and most recently, Rush Hour, King King received a nomination for Best New Band at the 2015 Classic Rock Awards. The band consists of Alan Nimmo (vocals, guitar), Lindsay Coulson (bass), Wayne Proctor (drums) and Bob Fridzema (keyboards). Today, King King are, without a shadow of a doubt, the UK’s hottest blues rock band. They are going from strength to strength. www.exeterphoenix.org.uk

Steve Knightley
Saturday, 8pm, Bow Village Hall
A solo appearance from the singer song-writing force behind Show Of Hands described by Peter Gabriel as one of the great English bands.  Doors open 7.30pm, tickets £17 available here

EVENTS

Craft 4 Crafters
Friday & Saturday, Westpoint, Exeter
Craft 4 Crafters is the ideal place to buy thousands of crafting supplies, and get some great ideas and inspiration. With leading local and national exhibitors offering products for Card Making, Papercrafts, Stamping, Scrapbooking, Sewing, Cross Stitch, Embroidery, Beading, Painting, Patchwork, Quilting, Knitting, and many others. 10am-5pm. Tickets £8 adult in advance (£9 on the day); £7 conc (£8 on the day).
http://www.craft4crafters.co.uk

Topsham Community Market
Saturday, Matthews Hall, Topsham
A mix of food stalls, antiques, clothes, jewellery and craft stalls, 8.30am-1pm every Saturday.

A Community-Involved Photographic Exhibition
Saturday, 4pm, Heavitree Pleasure Grounds, Exeter
A group of dedicated young people, the Macula Collective, have been out in all weathers, all through the winter capturing images of Heavitree Pleasure Grounds - IN THE DARK!  The results of this youth-focused work will be presnented in a pop-up Exhibition in Heavitree Park. The Exhibition will also include images from other memory and reminiscence work from other members of the Heavitree Community who were keen to share what the Park means to them. The Marquee Exhibition will be available to view from 4pm-7pm.  You’ll find the marquee at the Whipton Lane entrance to the Park, nearest the Tennis Courts.  PLUS music, the Parklife Heavitree pop up cafe and more!

Toy Train and Collectors Fair
Sunday, Westpoint, Exeter
Catering for all collectors, walk, browse and look for those elusive and hard to find models - the list is endless: Dinky, Corgi, Minichamps, Hornby Bassett Lowke, Meccano, dolls, Teddies and much more. Thousands of toys and models for sale from dealers all over the country. 10.30am-2.30pm. Admission: £4 adults, children under 15 free with accompanying adult. www.bulldogfairs.com

EXHIBITIONS

Queen Victoria in Paris: Watercolours from the Royal Collection
RAMM, Queen Street, Exeter
This exhibition shows forty four watercolours of Queen Victoria’s remarkable visit to Paris in 1855. The exhibition runs until 23 April.  http://rammuseum.org.uk

Get Fresh Exhibition: New SouthWest Designer-Makers
From Saturday, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey
A biennial exhibition showing work by 15 new or emerging designer-makers from the South West. The exhibition celebrates the diversity of new makers whilst providing a debut platform for their craftwork. Free, open daily 10am-5.30pm, the exhibition runs until 5 March. www.crafts.org.uk

South West Academy Winter Exhibition
From Saturday, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Dowell Street, Honiton
Artists of the South West Academy bring together a new body of work focusing on paintings, photographs, prints and ceramics. The exhibiton runs until 25 February.  www.thelmahulbert.com

Commemorating the First World War: Comforts for Soldiers
RAMM, Queen Street, Exeter
Queen Mary led a drive on the home front to knit warm woollen garments, ‘comforts’ for those on active service. Surviving garments are rare, and this small display showcases objects from the museum’s collection. Patterns and advertisements are shown alongside a part knitted pair of socks, as well as examples made from the original instructions.  The exhibition runs until 17 May. http://rammuseum.org.uk

The Beauty of Light on Dartmoor
Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown
An exhibition by international award winning photographer and film maker Jonathan Scott. Jonathan has travelled the world and has had his work featured by the likes of National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, Google, the BBC, ITN and many more.  The exhibition is open until 5 March 2017.