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4 Great Books to Read in 2020

Keeping in good health isn’t just a matter of eating the right food, and sleeping enough, although that's a good start. Feeding your brain and your imagination is equally important. It’s not enough to get up early in the morning, have fruits for breakfast and stick to a healthy diet. If you spend hours on the internet, the truth of the matter is, you'll be drained of energy and motivation to do anything.

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Film fans can explore Hollywood icon Vivien Leigh’s South West links thanks to major new study

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 03/31/2020 - 3:29pm

She achieved global stardom thanks to iconic roles in Gone with the Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire. Now the public can explore how Vivien Leigh had strong links to the South West as well as Hollywood as part of a major new project.

University of Exeter researcher Dr Lisa Stead is working to trace Leigh’s legacy. The work will illuminate new, unseen histories of Leigh's life and career as one of the twentieth century's most iconic female stars and show her connections to Devon. This includes a new interactive website. 

Bring Out the Board Games! Fighting Boredom While on Lockdown

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 03/27/2020 - 8:03am

With the current Corona lockdown in most countries, you will find that bars, schools, and offices are closed. You are probably at home, bored, and looking for fun activities to either do alone or with the company of loved ones. Now that you are lazy and have nowhere to go, why not spice up your life with some board games that you can play in the comfort of your home. 

Here are a few suggestions that might suit your craving.

Best online games to play while social distancing

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Thu, 03/26/2020 - 8:35pm

With the novel coronavirus changing every day, and nearly affecting every corner of the world, social distancing continues to be one of the top recommendations for staying healthy and safe.

Reading offers serenity in hard times

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 03/24/2020 - 9:17pm

Despite devastating natural disasters or deadly viruses and often because of them, dedicated authors keep on writing and producing books for their readers' pleasure.

Former Exeter College student Fay Knowles (nee Johanson) has just released "Deadly Deceit In Paradise", Book Two in her Buchanan Mystery Romance Series (her sixth published book). The first in the series is "Dangerous Devotion" (formerly "Love at Sunset").

Is the Eurovision Song Contest finally gaining musical credibility?

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 03/19/2020 - 1:27pm

For many years, the Eurovision Song Contest has been treated as a running joke by viewers in the UK. It gained a reputation for featuring low-quality Euro-pop music and many people only tuned in to listen to Terry Wogan’s witty and sarcastic commentary - a tradition maintained by Graham Norton who took over in 2009.

The best celebration of music by a Landslide at Vue Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 03/17/2020 - 10:09pm

Fans of Fleetwood Mac and other musical heroes have the show of a lifetime in store at Vue Exeter.

Legendary drummer Mick Fleetwood enlisted an all-star cast at The London Palladium in honour of Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green on in February and the performance will be shown on the big screen at Vue in June.

What are the most popular casino games around the world?

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Sat, 03/14/2020 - 8:08am

It is fascinating to know that the trend of online gambling is popping out day by day from the last decade. The casino players can enjoy the games globally, and many of them are free. People also love to play the best slots bonus games to maximize their interest in sports. However, sometimes it doesn't seem a straightforward task to select the casino games.

Exeter Scout and Guide Gang Show ready to take Exeter by storm

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 03/11/2020 - 2:46pm

Exeter Scout and Guide Gang Show 2020 returns to the Barnfield Theatre this Easter, with a show full of singing, dancing and sketches. 

Bigger, brighter and louder than ever, the 36th Exeter Gang Show is packed full of popular songs, dance and laugh out loud sketches and has everything to keep audience members of any age entertained. 

The cast of almost 80 Cubs, Brownies, Scouts, Guides, Explorers, Rangers and their Leaders from across Exeter and the surrounding areas are swapping their hiking and camping kit for the bright lights, make-up, glitz and glamour of showbiz. 

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game - The Basics of Playing

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 03/10/2020 - 5:34pm

The evolution of games over the years has been quite fascinating. You have so many different options to choose from, and each offers quite an entertaining and unique experience. Video games alone offer a wild variety of catering to different tastes and preferences. It is card games, though, that have seen the most remarkable evolution with time. 

Fun for free in the digital age

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 03/10/2020 - 11:27am

Having recently taken stock of all our monthly subscriptions, we came to one unavoidable conclusion: we let our entertainment budget get away from us. It's a common mistake, and one we see all too often, in that many small subscription services add up to something big. Taking note of this, we decided on an experiment.