Don't make any plans for the weekend until you've checked out our guide to what's on in and around Exeter:
All Our Yesterdays
Friday, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
All Our Yesterdays is one of the biggest shows of its kind in the UK, taking the audience on a breathtaking musical journey through the 40s, 50s, 60s, and finally into the some of the beautiful harmonies of the 1970s. Shows at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £14, £13 conc. www.barnfieldtheatre.org.uk
Friday & Saturday, Northcott Theatre, Exeter
One of the most popular G&S operas, dealing with the age old conundrum of love between social classes, HMS Pinafore has infectious tunes and a beautifully constructed libretto – a perfect match for Sasha Regan's inimitable style, fresh, fast, inventive and fun. Performances 7.30pm with a matinee on Saturday at 2.30pm.
Tickets: £11.50-£21.50. www.exeternorthcott.co.uk
SCRATCH: Confessions Of A Pop Elitist & O No!
Friday & Saturday, 7.30pm, Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter
A double bill of work in progress by Mary Pearson & Jamie Wood. Tickets £5. www.bikeshedtheatre.co.uk
Jenny Eclair: Eclarious
Saturday, 8.15pm, Tiverton Community Arts Theatre
Laugh until your stomach hurts with stand-up comic Jenny Éclair. Tickets £17. http://www.comedyhall.co.uk/
Eminent Comedy Club
Sunday, 8pm, The Tobacco House, Exeter
Eminent Comedy Club brings another night of laughs and Pro UK stand-up talent featuring the Elis James, Mike Wosniak and Paul F Taylor who will all be sure to have you in stitches! To take you through this comedy adventure will be resident MC Luke Honorary. Tickets: http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/97157
LUSH Party Band
Friday, 8.30pm, John Gandys, Gandy Street, Exeter
A night of Rock, Pop & Funk covers. From 8.30pm.
Saturday, 8pm, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
Enjoy an evening with this “Good Time” Rock’n’Soul band as they take you through some of the very best music of the era featuring the smooth soul vocals of Cleveland Jones. The band will also be joined by their guests: Mike Emery and Ray Hill in The Shadows Set featuring music of Cliff and The Shadows, Johnny Hunter will deliver his own twist on some vintage Rock’n’Roll. Singing sensation Amy Frost will amaze you with songs from Etta James, Bonnie Tyler, Tina Turner and many more. Tickets £12. www.barnfieldtheatre.org.uk
Concert in aid of Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Relief
Saturday, 7.30pm, Exeter City Football Club
Holly Morwenna, Charlotte Ward and Xplode play to raise money for Typhoon Relief. £3 on the door. Auction and Raffle and a great night out!
Mike James Rock Show: Horns Up!
Saturday, 8pm, The Globe, Newtown, Exeter
A new monthly event on a Saturday in Exeter - a DJ based club night covering all things Rock, Metal and Alternative. Doors: 8pm. £3 on the door (£2 Exeter Uni Metal Soc). www.mikejamesrockshow.com
LUSH Party Band
Saturday, 8.30pm, The Sorry Head, Blackboy Road, Exeter
A night of Rock, Pop & Funk covers. From 8.30pm.
Saturday, 8.30pm, The Exeter Daily Auditorium, Exeter Phoenix
Dub Mafia have become one of the most popular dance acts in the UK, Europe and beyond. The five piece band receive rave reviews wherever they play – from sweaty clubs to packed festivals. Tickets: £10 (£8). www.exeterphoenix.org.uk
The FB Pocket Orchestra
Sunday, 8pm, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
The FB Pocket Orchestra takes its listeners back to the hot jazz, blues, ragtime and popular dances of the 1920/30s & earlier. The Orchestra features a unique line-up of strings, brass, reeds, guitar, percussion and vocals drawing repertoire from blues, jazz, ragtime and dance music from the early 1900s. Arrangements are all written by band members especially to invoke the spirit of the period and stay resolutely in step with current trends. Tickets £9 (£8). www.barnfieldtheatre.org.uk
Sunday, 8pm, The Exeter Daily Auditorium, Exeter Phoenix
Hailing from the shores of Cornwall and Donegal, Winter Mountain blend melodic folk songs, heartfelt lyrics and two voices in a sound reminiscent of a time before digital recording, when the emphasis fell on the importance of live performance, the power of harmony and the essence of the song. Tickets: £8. www.exeterphoenix.org.uk
South West Quilt Festival
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Westpoint, Exeter
This is a fantastic opportunity for all quilting enthusiasts. The show features a large display of quilts from all over the world as well as Patchwork and Quilting suppliers stands. Quilting enthusiasts and personalities will be on hand to 'show you how'. Workshops are available, and can only be booked at the Show on a first come, first served basis. Open 10am-4.30pm. http://www.grosvenorshows.co.uk/
Spring at the Farm
Sunday, 11am, West Town Farm, ide
Tractor trailers rides, straw bale den, storywalks, camp fire, spring craft activiteis, barbecue, cafe and much more! 11am-4pm. Admission: £3.50 per child, £4.50 per adult, £12 for two adults and two children plus 50p parking. www.westtownfarm.co.uk
Sidmouth Madd Jam
Saturday, 11am, Sidmouth Esplanade
Sidmouth police are aiming to forge positive links with young people by setting up the town’s first Scooter and BMX Jam. The neighbourhood team has organised the event to provide vital youth activities and engage with young people about personal safety and antisocial behaviour. The event will take place from 11am to 4pm at The Ham on the eastern end of Sidmouth Esplanade.
In Death Divided
Sunday, 2pm, Higher Cemetery, St Mark’s Avenue, Exexter
The Friends of Higher Cemetery host a talk by Roger Thorne FSA. In Death Divided deals with the way that non-conformist burials were dealt with compared with those of the Church of England. Entry is £3 for adults (£1.50 for FoHC members) and £1 for accompanied children. For more information please click here. https://sites.google.com/site/friendsofhighercemetery/programme
EASTER HOLIDAY FUN
Easter Holiday Hunt
From Friday, The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth
Can you solve the riddles to help you locate the hidden eggs? Find all of the eggs and solve the clues to win a yummy chocolate prize! Pick up your entry form at the Visitors Centre. £3 per entry, no booking required. 9am-4pm.www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk
From Saturday, Killerton House, Broadclyst
Open throughout the Easter holidays there are lots of eggs events and other fun and games to be had at Killerton House. Follow the Easter egg trail around the garden and claim a yummy chocolate prize. Event entry is free with general admission to the park or house. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/killerton
Easter Quiz Trail
From Saturday, A La Ronde, Exmouth
Garden quiz trail running throughout the Easter holidays with a tasty treat for every entrant. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/alaronde
Easter at Knightshayes
From Saturday, Knightshayes Court, Tiverton
Keep your little imps busy this holiday by introducing them to the Victorian fascination with the world of Fairies (with the odd goblin thrown in!). Join in the trail and one of the magical activities - brewing potions and magicing up wands! Open 10am-5pm. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knightshayes
Easter Egg Hunt
From Saturday, Escot Park, Ottery St Mary
Escot’s Easter egg hunt takes place daily. Collect a clue sheet from the kiosk and see if you can find the eggs hidden around the park. A chocolate prize and certificate is awarded for every completed clue sheet. During Easter weekend there is a special golden Easter egg hunt. Cost £1 per clue sheet. Escot entry fee applies to non-members. www.escot-devon.co.uk
Intimate Worlds: Exploring Sexuality through the Wellcome Collection
RAMM, Queen Street, Exeter
Throughout history, cultures around the world have talked about sex, regulated sexual activity and produced cultural artefacts relating to sex, often revealing refreshingly or startlingly different attitudes towards sex. Between 1900 and his death in 1936, the billionaire pharmaceutical giant Sir Henry Wellcome amassed over a million objects from across the globe for his museum of medical history. A substantial proportion of these related to human sexuality. This is the first ever dedicated display of Wellcome s sexually related material. The exhibition opens on Saturday 5 April.
Artists Speak Volumes
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey
This is a new exhibition of ten artists whose work goes 'beyond the book' which runs from Saturday (5 April) until Sunday 8 June. The Guild's curator Saffron Wynne worked with independent artist Su Blackwell, whose delicate 3-D book sculptures have featured in the Guardian, to help select work for the exhibition. Open 10am-5.30pm, daily. www.crafts.org.uk
Soft Estate: Edward Chell
Spacex Gallery, Preston Street, Exeter
The exhibition ‘Soft Estate’, the title of which derives from the Highways Agency term used to describe the natural habitats that have evolved along motorways and trunk roads, looks at how green borders offer a refuge for wildlife and a modern form of wilderness in the midst of intense urbanisation and agrochemical farming. Artist and academic Edward Chell investigates these contemporary motorway landscapes, linking them to 18th century ideas of the picturesque to explore the interface between history, ecology, roads and travel through a series of new works. The gallery is open 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday. Admission is free and the exhibition runs until 3 May.
It’s in the frame at A La Ronde
A La Ronde, Exmouth
A-level photography students from Exmouth Community College are exhibiting thier work at A la Ronde, the National Trust property near Exmouth. This exhibition represents a diversity of students' photographic interests. A la Ronde is open daily from 1 March to 2 November and entry to the exhibition which runs in the stable until 9 April is free.