Entertainment & Reviews

Mary of Exeter, the hero pigeon who wouldn’t give up

A new animated film commemorating the bravery of a World War Two hero pigeon is being premiered in Exeter this November. 

'Mary of Exeter' has been created by young people in collaboration with Double Elephant Print Workshop, a leading local arts organisation. The project was made possible by National Lottery players through a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

It celebrates the largely forgotten tale of Mary, a brave bird who flew for the National Pigeon Service and was housed in the pigeon loft of boot maker Cecil Brewer on West Street in Exeter.

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Posted: Thu, 10/17/2019 - 10:31pm

Calling all dog lovers! A film festival featuring a cinematic celebration of dogs and their people is touring the UK for the first time ever this autumn.

A film festival celebrating the unbreakable bond between dogs and humans is coming to the UK for the first time ever, calling at Exeter Corn Exchange on 6 November.

The Top Dog Film Festival is a collection of canine-inspired short film. From the scruffiest street dogs to the most pampered pooches, and all of our four-legged friends in between, these stories are moving, uplifting and inspiring.

Exeter has a number of reality TV stars – How did they earn their fame?

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 10/17/2019 - 7:33am

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 ‘Spooktacular’ Half-Term Tricks and Treats at The Donkey Sanctuary

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 10/14/2019 - 8:37am

Have a scream this Halloween by exploring the Donkey Trick or Treat Trial and try your hand at Pumpkin Carving at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth.

When: Saturday 19 October - Sunday 3 November (9am – 5pm)

Where: The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0NU

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Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 10/08/2019 - 8:51pm

The Donkey Sanctuary’s Family Food Fair is back on 12 October, promising a day for foodies and families alike. The annual event celebrates some of the best food and drink the region has to offer, with a focus on inspiring children to get cooking.

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Russell Kane brings his 'The Fast And The Curious' Tour to Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 10/08/2019 - 3:07pm

The award-winning stand-up comic Russell Kane is back on the road this autumn with his smash-hit show ‘The Fast And The Curious’ and is bringing it to Devon for two nights this November!  

Following extraordinary public demand, Russell Kane has added a further run of dates to his brand new tour The Fast And The Curious, extending it through to autumn 2019. 

Russell is ready and raring to hit the road next year, travelling the UK from February – December, including one night at London’s Eventim Apollo on 26th October 2019. 

Devon author releases children's book to raise funds for protected bird species

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Posted: Tue, 10/08/2019 - 7:49am

Katharine Lowrie, author of ‘Running South America: With My Husband and Other Animals’ has released a brand-new children’s book highlighting the wonderful world of nature. Cyril’s Big Adventure details the real-life success of cirl buntings – a rare species of bird brought back from the brink through the combined effort of farmers and conservationists. 

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Posted: Mon, 10/07/2019 - 2:59pm

Former Exeter College graduate and author Fay Knowles (nee Johanson) started writing at age nine and now at seventy-five years old, she says she doesn’t plan on stopping any time soon! She has just released her fifth book, “Moonbeams from The Soul: A Collection of Fourteen Provocative Short Stories”, available on Amazon as an e-book and in paperback. From wild temptations to dangerous decisions, “Moonbeams from the Soul” is an eclectic assortment of thought-provoking short stories.

University of Exeter celebrates and reflects on Black History Month with series of talks, plays and exhibitions

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Posted: Sun, 10/06/2019 - 9:17pm

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