Your guide to What's On this weekend

Mary Youlden
Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 4:43pm

Your guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (2-4 June):


Death of a Salesman
Friday & Saturday, Exeter Northcott
Willy Loman is not as young as he once was, and boy is he feeling it. After half a lifetime on the road, this once successful travelling salesman is unable to keep up in a changing workplace; he’s on the brink of unemployment, and he and his wife have got bills to pay. When his drop out son Biff moves home again, Willy decides to give success one last shot. Can he prove to everyone he’s got what it takes?

What if the Plane Falls Out of the Sky?
Friday & Saturdaty, Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter
What if how I feel about the world and myself at 4am is the truth? What if the only reason the plane is able to stay in the sky is because I am thinking really encouraging thoughts about the wings? What if I take off all my clothes and my lover just politely turns away? What if I never stop itching? What if I get killed in an avalanche and most people are just slightly relieved that they now don’t have to read my novel? Join the residents of Fear Camp as they tackle their sense of impending doom with gleeful enthusiasm and complimentary in-flight drinks.

Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards – Try Hard
Sunday, Exeter Northcott
In Try Hard, Eddie talks through his incredible life-journey; from self-learning ski-jumping and being shunned by the sporting establishment, to the extensive surgery to rebuild his face and body following years of spectacular crashes on the snow as he set out to break world-records in stunt jumping (10 cars and six buses) and speed-skiing (106.8mph); from bankruptcy through trustees’ mismanagement, to gaining a Law degree, and even how he became a most unlikely pop-star in Finland, above all, what will shine through is the steely resilience of a fearless man determined to overcome huge sporting and life hurdles.


Woodburystock 2017
Friday & Saturday, Maltsters Arms, Woodbury
Two days of blues, roots, rock & folk in aid of Force Cancer Charity.

Isca Voices concert
Saturday, 7.30pm, Southernhay United Reformed Church, Exeter
Former girl choristers of Exeter Cathedral directed by Stephen Tanner, performing a miscellany of choral music, sacred folk and popular tunes in close harmony.

Worcester MVC
Saturday, 1pm, Exeter Cathedral
An informal concert with Worcester Male Voice Choir, 1pm-3pm.

The Respect Festival After Party
Sunday, 8pm, Exeter Phoenix
Follow up a day spent at the city’s annual celebration of diversity with a night of world music, bands and DJs. Free.


Crediton Parish Church Flower Festival
Saturday & Sunday, Crediton Parish Church
This year’s festival is titled ‘What’s the Point…’ and runs from 10.30am on Saturday until 5 pm on Thursday 8 June. Entrance and parking is free. Opening times are 10.30am-7pm on Saturday, Monday & Wednesday; 11am-6pm Sunday and 10.30am-5pm on Thursday. Refreshments, snacks and meals are available in the Boniface Centre. Free  tours of the Church Tower are available at 2pm each day of the Festival except Sunday. A Festival Concert will be given on the evening of Saturday at 7pm by members of the Holy Cross Choir. On Sunday 4th June there will be a Festival Songs of Praise at 6pm.

Paddle Out LOUD
Saturday, Exeter Quay
Paddle Out LOUD is a series of unforgettable fancy-dress charity paddle events that gives you and your friends the chance to paddle on a craft of your choice in some of the UK’s most stunning locations, all whilst raising money for surf therapy charity, the Wave Project.

Nature Talk
Saturday, 7pm, Poltimore House, Exeter
Talk by Caradoc Doy entitled 'Poltimore trees from around the World'. Caradoc is a gardening storyteller; his talk will appeal to the gardener and non-gardener alike, giving an insight into the social history of the time and revealing many interesting stories behind the plants and trees at Poltimore House. Come and receive your map of the grounds so you can trace the trees in the Poltimore grounds on the Nature Day on Sunday 4th June.

Dunchideock Church Fete 2017
Saturday, Dunchideock House, Dunchideock, Exeter
The popular bi-annual Fete takes place in the grounds of Dunchideock House. Enjoy a traditional village Fete where there is something for everyone including stalls, fun dog show, children’s fancy dress competition, rat spltting, tombola, skittles, Welly whanging, cream teas and lots more! 1.30pm-5pm.

Antique and Vintage Home Show
Saturday & Sunday, Westpoint Arena, Exeter
If antiques & vintage are your thing, then don't miss the Antique & Vintage Home Show at Westpoint Exeter. With up to 400 stands from all over the UK, offering an extensive range of antiques, collectables and vintage, the fair provides a great day out.

Meet the Maker Craft Market
Sunday, Transit Shed, Exeter Quay
Quality hand-made art, crafts and gifts by local makers. 10am-5pm.

Axe Vale Wildlife Day
Sunday, 11am, Seaton Wetlands, Colyford Road, Seaton
A day of wetlands wildlife fun! Explore Seaton Wetlands nature reserve and wildlife of the wider Axe Vale with the East Devon Countryside rangers and the Axe Vale and District Conservation Society.


"Green|Blue"  The Art of Flood Risk
Exeter Cathedral Chapter House
“Green|Blue” is a series of black & white images of 'trees'. The work is derived from Environment Agency data on land at risk of flooding from rivers and the sea, separating out 21 river catchments around the South coast from the Sussex Ouse to the Bristol Avon. Open noon-4pm until Sunday.

Sea Life: Glimpses of the Wonderful
RAMM, Queen Street Exeter
Catch a glimpse of the magic and mystery of the world under the sea. Dive in, and delight in the wonders of aquatic life. Through a playful mix of historic objects, film, illustrations, live creatures and contemporary craft, the exhibition combines science and art to inspire a greater appreciation of Devon’s glorious coastline for visitors of all ages. The exhibition runs until 17 September, open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm.

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