Your guide to What's On this weekend

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Posted Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 10:20pm

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (10-12 February)


Jimeoin: Renonsense Man
Friday, Exeter Corn Exchange, Exeter
An evening of brilliantly observed, ever-evolving and hilarious stand-up from the internationally acclaimed star of TV shows including 'Live at the Apollo', 'Royal Variety Performance', 'John Bishop Show', CH4's O2 Gala' and 'Sunday Night at the Palladium'. Don't miss Ireland's own "Witruvian Man" - live! Over 14s.

Fish Eye
Friday & Saturday, Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter
Confessions of a Super Snooper. Pam’s already got a low opinion of her neighbours. So when someone pinches her Elizabethan sideboard, it’s all-out war: she becomes a one-woman MI6, ramping up her operation from curtain twitching to spy cameras hidden in hand-knitted novelties. But what Pam unearths is what she already suspects – that everyone around her is a thief, a pervert or a terrorist… Join Pam as she lets you in on her covert operations.

Taking Flight
Friday, 7pm, Crediton Arts Centre
Red Dragonfly present an evening of new writing from first time playwrights from within the British East Asian, South Asian, and South East Asian communities around the UK. Introducing: 'Ketchup' by Sammy Wong, 'Hema Anjali' by Chandni Lakhani, and '100% of Nothing is Nothing' by Joan C. Guyll. Tickets £9, £7 conc.

The Brexit Club
Friday, 7.30pm, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
A Tale of intolerance, alienation and Findus Crispy Pancakes! It’s the 23rd June 2016 – the day of the Euro Referendum and just an ordinary lunchtime in the works canteen for cousins Len Silver, Melvyn Gould and their workmates, but beneath their love of haute cuisine and jovial banter there’s trouble brewing. Sid’s Vishnu’s lentil Dahl and Don Beattie’s bangers and mash are emblems of a nation divided! Tickets £8.

Old Herbaceous with Giles Shenton as ‘Herbert’
Saturday, 7.30pm, Cygnet Theatre, Exeter
Giles Shenton, as Old Herbaceous, keeps us engrossed, entertained, amused and emotionally engaged. Old Herbaceous is an acute and sometimes hilarious observation of relationships between the classes in a gentler, simpler age. Sprinkled with witticisms and epithets.  Giles Shenton truly lives the part and makes us feel it’s a private chat from a bygone and comforting age that leaves us with a feeling that, perhaps, all’s right with the world.


Boxed In
Saturday, 8pm, Move, Exeter Quay
The latest in the Devon festivals’ ‘Lemonfest Presents’ series brings the hotly tipped electronic act Boxed In to quayside venue MOVE Exeter on Saturday 11th February - for what is certain to be an energetic live show. Their latest album ‘MELT’ – released in September - has received rave reviews.

The Battle of the Somme
Saturday, 7.30pm, Exeter Cathedral
Exeter Symphony Orchestra present one of 100 performances across the UK of a showing of the 1916 film - The Battle of the Somme - with music specially commissioned by the Imperial War Museum and composed by Laura Rossi. A short introductory talk by a member of staff from the IWM will also explain the background to the making of the film and its impact. Tickets: £6-£16.

Joe Stilgoe: Songs on Film
Saturday, 8pm, Exmouth Pavilion
Songs on Film pays tribute to much-loved movies as self-confessed film buff Joe Stilgoe raids his own collection and adds his own original and stylish orchestrations to some of the most memorable moments in cinematic history.

Teignmouth Folk Concerts: Jez Lowe, & Stephan Nolan
Saturday, The Alice Cross Centre, Bitton Park Road, Teignmouth
A double nomination in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards – for best singer and best new song – was a timely reminder of Jez Lowe’s standing in the UK folk and acoustic music scene. Not only he is one of the busiest live performers in the country, but his songs are among the most widely sung by other performers.  Stephan Nolan is an up and coming singer originally from Dublin.


Topsham Community Market
Saturday, Matthews Hall, Topsham
A mix of food stalls, antiques, clothes, jewellery and craft stalls, 8.30am-1pm every Saturday.

Coffee Morning
Saturday, 10am, The Blackmore Theatre, Bicton Street, Exmouth
Join the Exmouth Players for tea, coffee and home-made cakes. There will be a raffle along with books, cards, DVDs and much more on sale. 10am-noon. All money raised goes towards theatre refurbishments.

Seaton Down Hoard Roman Roadshow
Saturday & Sunday, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Queen Street, Exeter
Buried in East Devon around AD350 and only discovered in 2013, the Seaton Down Hoard is made up of 22,888 coins and three iron ingots. It is the fourth largest hoard of Roman coins ever found. To celebrate its return, a Roman Roadshow is touring Devon.

LGBT History Festival 2017
Sunday, Exeter Phoenix
The City of Exeter is going to be an official hub for The National Festival of LGBT History, presented by Schools OUT UK. Exeter Phoenix is hosting the main Festival event, a one-day packed programme of fascinating talks from academics, historians, campaigners, authors, curators and many more.

Clash of Heroes – Live Pro Wrestling
Sunday, 6.30pm, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
Pro wrestling Pride presents: Clash of Heroes. Expect sixhuge bouts, tag team matches, championships on the line & much more featuring the very best from across the UK including all of your pro wrestling Pride favourites!  Tickets from Pro Wrestling Pride website.  


Queen Victoria in Paris: Watercolours from the Royal Collection
RAMM, Queen Street, Exeter
This exhibition shows forty four watercolours of Queen Victoria’s remarkable visit to Paris in 1855. The exhibition runs until 23 April.

Get Fresh Exhibition: New SouthWest Designer-Makers
From Saturday, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey
A biennial exhibition showing work by 15 new or emerging designer-makers from the South West. The exhibition celebrates the diversity of new makers whilst providing a debut platform for their craftwork. Free, open daily 10am-5.30pm, the exhibition runs until 5 March.

South West Academy Winter Exhibition
From Saturday, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Dowell Street, Honiton
Artists of the South West Academy bring together a new body of work focusing on paintings, photographs, prints and ceramics. The exhibiton runs until 25 February.

Commemorating the First World War: Comforts for Soldiers
RAMM, Queen Street, Exeter
Queen Mary led a drive on the home front to knit warm woollen garments, ‘comforts’ for those on active service. Surviving garments are rare, and this small display showcases objects from the museum’s collection. Patterns and advertisements are shown alongside a part knitted pair of socks, as well as examples made from the original instructions.  The exhibition runs until 17 May.

The Beauty of Light on Dartmoor
Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown
An exhibition by international award winning photographer and film maker Jonathan Scott. Jonathan has travelled the world and has had his work featured by the likes of National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, Google, the BBC, ITN and many more.  The exhibition is open until 5 March 2017.