Entertainment & Reviews

Torquay Boys' Grammar School present Les Miserables

There’s only a few rehearsals left before the staging of the ever popular musical Les Misérables at Torquay Boys' Grammar School from 5-8 March, and it’s shaping up to be spine-tingling.

Once again, students from both the boys and girls schools have joined forces to make a huge and highly-talented cast to do this much-loved story justice.

Claire Small



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Spy Mission Treasure Hunt in Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:40pm

On 2nd March GPShunts, the UK’s premiere GPS Interactive Adventure Game is coming to Exeter!

Bring together your line up of super sleuths and put your skills to the test against Time, Terrain & Trivia in this thrilling city-based smartphone challenge. You will not be alone however as we are throwing the competition wide open to all challengers!  Your dream team will be competing directly against other rival teams to uncover the clues and score as many points as possible before the timer runs out…

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 02/13/2019 - 2:00pm

Your guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (15-17 February):


The Duck

Friday, Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

The Duck believes that she is swimming through a world of people just like her, until the day she is diagnosed with autism. Now she needs to re-examine who she is and what that means. A powerful and beautiful glimpse into one autistic woman’s world.  https://cygnettheatre.co.uk

The Selfish Giant

InExeter offers £8,000 funding pot to support community events 

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 02/13/2019 - 9:12am

Applications are now open for funding from Exeter’s business improvement district, InExeter, with £8,000 being allocated for the year commencing 1 April 2019.  

The funding round is open to community event and project groups, with a maximum allocation of £3,000 for each individual event or activity.

InExeter hopes to support community events and projects which bring people into the city and add to the cultural, music, arts or health and wellbeing scene.  

Help to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of The Donkey Sanctuary this February half term

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:03am

The Donkey Sanctuary offers a packed programme of seasonal fun this February half term. It’s the perfect opportunity to get the family outdoors, enjoy a host of activities and meet some of the friendly donkeys who are cared for at the sanctuary,

As part of the charity’s Golden Anniversary celebrations, the ‘Golden Carrot Hunt’ gives visitors a chance to follow clues around the Sidmouth sanctuary to find a treasure chest full of golden carrots. Each clue relates to a special achievement or interesting fact that have defined the charity over the past 50 years.

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 02/07/2019 - 3:34pm

Your guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (8-10 February):


Return to the Forbidden Planet 

Friday & Saturday, Queen Elizabeth's School Drama Hall, Western Road, Crediton

Billed as Shakespeare’s forgotten rock and roll masterpiece!  Shows at 7.30pm, matinee 2.30pm Saturday. Tickets £10, £7 students. Available from the School Libraries 01363 778365. 

The Life I Lead

Friday & Saturday, Exeter Northcott 

Flying carpets spotted over Silverton… as the exotic east arrives with Aladdin!

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 02/06/2019 - 7:19am

A TIMELESS tale of love set in exotic ancient China is coming to Silverton this February half-term as Aladdin swops the 55B bus to ride in on his magic carpet!

The Mid Devon village will be transformed into enchanting old Peking fit for a beautiful princess, a dastardly uncle, a clever genie and love-struck Aladdin in this family-favourite pantomime – the first to be staged in the village for almost 30 years!

Staged by the Silverton Luvvies, this modern take on a time-less classic promises laughs, love, intrigue and, er, two idiotic policemen!

Wonder Fields announces wonder-ful line-up for 2019 festival

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 02/06/2019 - 7:09am

Wonder Fields, the biggest and best party in Devon has announced the first wave of their jam-packed line-up of live music, with their fifth festival taking place from 12 – 14th July 2019 within the beautiful grounds of Great Fulford.

Organised by brother and sister Alice and Nick de Haan, whose childhood was spent in the Devonshire countryside, Wonder Fields is a magical mix of party vibes, family fun, hilarious escapades and outdoor activities.

Comedian Sean McLoughlin heads to Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 02/04/2019 - 9:48pm

Following a whirlwind year of high-profile tour support slots (Ricky Gervais, Bill Burr, Doug Stanhope), a 2018 Chortle Award nomination and an acclaimed, sell out Edinburgh Fringe run, Sean McLoughlin - ‘The best comedian you haven't heard of yet.’ (Time Out) - is taking Hail Mary, an hour of masterful stand up, around the UK on a national tour - arriving in Exeter on 16 April.

Two Short Nights Film Festival invites submissions

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 02/04/2019 - 2:49pm

Two Short Nights Film Festival is one of the biggest dates in the city’s creative diary.

Organised by Exeter Phoenix, the festival celebrates regional, national and international short films, and the people who make them.

Filmmakers and film lovers alike can enjoy selected screenings, workshops, talks and creative sessions with industry professionals.

2019 will be the festival’s 18th year of bringing world-class cinema to the South West, and take over Exeter Phoenix from 27th – 29th November.

New Film Society launches in Exeter

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Sun, 02/03/2019 - 5:44pm

This month, Vue Exeter is one of the first in the UK to launch The Film Society, offering members 50% off a specially curated programme of 12 quality films for a one-off fee of just £10.

The first handpicked title is multiple Oscar nominee Green Book, starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. Green Book is closely followed by The Aftermath starring Kiera Knightly and The Sisters Brothers featuring John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal and Riz Ahmed.