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Exeter Picturehouse returns to Double Locks for a weekend of movies in the moonlight

The summer’s not over just yet as the Picturehouse Outdoor cinema pitches up in the idyllic canal-side setting of the Double Locks pub for three nights of cinema under the stars.

From 30 Aug – 1 Sep Picturehouse outdoors returns for a weekend of singing, dancing and time travel, with the backdrop of some of Devon’s most beautiful countryside. Films will start around dusk, but arrive earlier to enjoy the evening sun with a refreshing beverage from the pub and something delicious from their kitchen.

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Stagecoach South West are again sponsoring Sci-Fi Day in Paignton on Saturday 24 August.

Sci-Fi extravaganza returns for Torbay Children’s Week

Authored by Paula_D
Posted: Mon, 08/19/2019 - 9:03am

All things Sci-Fi will be celebrated on Saturday 24 August, as Sci-fi day returns to Paignton Green.

The day will showcase an impressive range of cars and costumes from popular films including Transformers, Batman, Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Disney Pixar’s Cars and many more.

Visitors can expect to come across Darth Vader, Star Wars Storm Troopers, Iron Man, RoboCop, Batman, Spiderman, Captain Jack Sparrow and chimps from Planet of the Apes, provided by look-alikes company UK Garrison.

How the Internet has revolutionised the casino industry

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 08/19/2019 - 6:57am

Gambling has been in existence for centuries but with every passing decade, new developments and technologies come along to improve the experience. The styles and venues of gambling has changed considerably over the years and recent developments have meant that companies have had to make the shift from brick and mortar venues to online casinos, where users can find the best betting sites with ease. Here are just a few of the ways that the internet has changed the landscape of the casino industry. 

A few tips for blackjack beginners

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Fri, 08/16/2019 - 8:08am

The premise of blackjack has lured many people into thinking that the game is solely based on luck and the cards you're dealt. Whilst this is true to some extent, it's no coincidence that some players tend to do better than others when it comes to taking on the dealer.

Is it possible to play Lottery outside your nationality: All you need to know

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 08/15/2019 - 8:10am

Do you wonder the people allowed to play major lotteries with higher jackpots? Is it possible for people residing in other countries to play such lotteries like in the US and the UK lotteries? These are some of the questions that disturb most gamblers of whether there are alternatives to your national lotteries

The biggest progressive slots you can play today in the UK

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Thu, 08/15/2019 - 7:53am

When we talk about online slot games, there are a certain kind referred to as progressive jackpot slots that are capable of delivering mind blowing pay-outs!

Week full of carnival fun in Seaton

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 08/14/2019 - 8:30pm

The first illuminated carnival in the East Devon circuit will be transforming the streets of Seaton on Saturday 31August.

In existence for over 50 years, the traditional street procession through the town centre will follow a week of events, shows and activities. 

The multitude of events during the week will include a classic car show, car treasure hunt, murder mystery, dog show, children’s golf, bingo and the crowning of the royal carnival party plus many other activities suitable for the whole family. 

Band named after local landmark

Authored by Alison Smith
Posted: Sun, 08/11/2019 - 5:27pm

Local duo, Start Point, have a real sense of place, so much so that they have named themselves after the famous local landmark!  Both Andy Taylor and Nigel Smith grew up in Devon and still live here.  Their music is interesting and original, ranging from pop to rock and everything in-between.

Lost Voice Guy heads to Exeter

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Sat, 08/10/2019 - 10:17pm

Due to popular demand following a sell-out tour this spring, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) - the first comedian ever to win Britain’s Got Talent – will be taking his critically acclaimed show to disabled parking spaces at more than two dozen new venues this autumn includig Exeter Corn Exchange on 2nd October.

He may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say and his comedy will leave you speechless.

Free exhibition about the Dartmoor Search and Rescue teams

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 08/10/2019 - 12:30am

 A free exhibition at the Princetown Visitor Centre is throwing a spotlight on the 220 volunteers who selflessly give their time to staff the four teams that make up the Dartmoor Rescue Group (DRG).

The display explores half a century of the dramatic and sometimes harrowing search and rescue work of lost or injured people that the men and women undertake both on the moor and further afield.

The exhibition runs until 2 October and is open daily from 10am – 5pm.

DRG Chairman Alec Collyer CBE said: “What we do is for lovers of the moor by lovers of the moor.”

Come see, come try, come buy at Honiton Gate to Plate

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 08/07/2019 - 10:12am

Top programme of on-street cookery demonstrations, tips from food experts, live musical entertainment and around 50 fine food, drink and craft producers selling their wares

Honiton’s High Street will be buzzing on Saturday (10 August) as around 50 fine food, drink and craft producers will be joined by top chefs, food experts and talented entertainers for this year’s Gate to Plate.

A great programme of events are lined up throughout the day with live music on the entertainment stage and a cooking stage featuring chefs and food experts giving live demonstrations.