Entertainment & Reviews

Music legends line up for Exeter and Topsham

Exeter Phoenix is the venue hosting three of the biggest and most influential acts of the past five decades.

On June 16, Nick Lowe "the man who helped shape punk rock" accompanied by Los Straitjackets, America's famed surf rock instrumentalists, will be making their first tour outside the States in over 10 years!

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Reef to headline at Braunton music festival 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 - 9:15am

On The Road Music Festival have announced that well-loved rock band Reef will be headlining their festival this year. With classics such as Place your Hands and songs from their latest album Revelation this band are sure to get everyone in the Big Top up and dancing. 

On The Road Music Fest is a 3-day event held in Braunton at the end of August. It is a family friendly festival, where festival goers can enjoy great music, fabulous street food and a heart-warming community vibe. It’s one big party and just what you need to round off the summer. 

Pricks: A play by Jade Byrn

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:23am

Darlington actress, Jade Byrne, heads off on a special UK tour this year as Pricks, a medical play (with a difference) about Type 1 Diabetes, takes in a dozen dates from Hexham to Exeter Phoenix (on 16 May) and a few in-between.

At 33-years-old Jade has been an actress for nine years (appearing in the likes of Inspector George Gently, Casualty and Mount Pleasant), and a Type 1 diabetic for the past 30 (just ask her stage companion, Dennis the Menace, he’s been there from the beginning).

Cruise your way to a relaxing summer getaway

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 04/17/2019 - 5:54pm

The smell of seawater has always been known to be one of the best things that people love, especially during the summertime. What is more tempting is the way you enjoy this refreshing smell. Many people believe that cruise ships have become one of the most trending summertime getaways. Getting away on a cruise is the ideal solution to free your mind and refresh. You have nothing to worry about. You do not have to worry about cooking, cleaning, or preparing anything. You will go away to a place where everything is being served and done for you.

Get on board!

Jon Hopkins + supporting DJs plays rare small gig - in Exeter !

Authored by Mihangelf
Posted: Tue, 04/16/2019 - 10:01pm

7RAYS is a new non-profit music promotions initiative whose mission is to provide a sustainable platform in the West Country for electronic music that may fall outside the remit of the usual electro-genre classifications, resonating particularly with the psychedelic state of mind.

Best last minute Easter Holidays

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 04/16/2019 - 2:20pm

The Easter break is a great time to travel and a cruise is one of the best ways to tick multiple cities and countries off of your list in one fell swoop! Maybe you’re after a scenic cruise along the western Mediterranean coast, wanting to sample the flavours of the Caribbean on a tropical cruise of the islands, or perhaps you’ve already got a prtty decent idea of where it is you’d like to travel, but just need a little bit more information on Easter cruises before you go.

Cast announced for Rotterdam by Jon Brittain

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/15/2019 - 10:00pm

Casting has been announced for the exciting tour of Jon Brittain’s Olivier award-winning production Rotterdam, which will be playing at Exeter Northcott from 16th to 18thMay.

Trans non-binary actor Lucy Jane Parkinson (Multi award-winning Joan, international tour; Communion, Young Vic; DragKing Cabaret artiste ‘LoUis CYfer’) will star as Fiona/Adrian, playing opposite Bethan Cullinane (Salt, Theatre503/RADA Festival/The Rosemary Branch, King Lear, RSC; Othello, Globe Theatre) as Alice.

Devon author Ian James Krender brings his personal history as the grandson of a Jew to his dystopian Nazi thriller

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/15/2019 - 9:48pm

What’s past is present. Everything that has happened before has paved the way to the future we now know - but what if every major point in history could have had a different outcome?

Coinciding with the 80th anniversary of the start of WWII, South Devon author Ian Krender presents his vivid dystopian thriller debut, Region 6, where the Nazis discovered the atom bomb before the Americans and won the Second World War.

Devon church offers a new way to explore faith 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/15/2019 - 2:49pm

A church in Exeter is launching a new afternoon service and is inviting people of all ages and backgrounds to come and explore the Christian faith, perhaps for the first time.  

Rediscover Church in Northernhay Street, Exeter already has 2 morning services on a Sunday at 9.30am and 11.30am welcoming hundreds of people from all walks of life through its doors. They also stream live online to a local and international audience.

Image:  The Cabinet of Madame Fanny Du Thé

Edinburgh Fringe Hit ‘The Cabinet of Madame Fanny Du Thé’ comes to Exeter!

Authored by Riddlestick Theatre
Posted: Mon, 04/15/2019 - 12:20pm

After rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and sell-out shows in Bristol and Sheffield, Riddlestick Theatre bring their interactive musical comedy The Cabinet of Madame Fanny Du Thé to Exeter Phoenix for one night only on Sunday 28th April.

How we use our smart phones for entertainment

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Mon, 04/15/2019 - 6:27am

Smartphones are all around us, with the majority of all UK residents now owning a smartphone.

Once simply a device to make calls and texts from, the humble smartphone has become an all-in-one personal entertainment hub for people everywhere.

Smartphones can be used for so many useful things - online banking, emergency calls and Skype business conferences to name a few, but sometimes, you simply want apps that are going to entertain you.