Your guide to What's On this weekend

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (12-14 January).


Magic and the Muse
Friday, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
An amazing Magic Lantern spectacle featuring unique hand-painted images with live music. Lanternists Jeremy and Carolyn Brooker, using an original nineteenth-century triple lantern, combine with multi-instrumentalists Richard Navarro, Nicholas Thurston and Miriam Gould to present a unique combination of music, performance and projection. The show includes specially created images, original historic material, and a rare sequence of ‘pose slides’ projected onto a live performer, once used by the parents of the film actor Peter Sellers. Tickets £14 (£12).

The Circus of Horrors – Voodoo
Saturday, Exeter Corn Exchange
Awoken by a Ouija board, a Voodoo curse causes devastation - while the city sleeps the night creatures rule the underworld with bizarre and amazing Circus acts from all over the world, some never before seen in the UK - all performed to devil driven Rock n Roll and interwoven with the darkest of magic - The biggest revolution of the Circus of Horrors for many years. 

From Sunday, Tedburn St Mary Village Hall
Oh yes you can! Come and see Cinderella – a traditional pantomime, performed by Tedburn Amateur Dramatic Society. The show runs until 20 January. Box office: 07815 445379.


The Story of the Beach Boys - A Tribute
Saturday, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter 
Delivering the songs that everyone knows and loves, from the finesse and sheer beauty of God Only Knows to the pulsating masterpiece Good Vibrations, The Beach Boyz Tribute Band deliver a live performance that reflects both their enthusiasm for their work and mastery of a genre of music that is generally accepted as being both complicated and difficult to perform live. Tickets £16 (£15)

Indie Club – Exepose Showcse
Saturday, Exeter Cavern, Queen Street, Exeter
Live bands followed by DJs playing the best in Indie sounds, 8pm-late.  Over 18s only.

Louise Jordan: No Petticoats Here
Saturday, Alice Cross Centre, Bitton Park Road, Teignmouth
Critically acclaimed composer, musician and singer Louise Jordan performs No Petticoats Here – a collection of original songs telling the stories of real-life inspirational women
from the First World War.


RSPB winter Avocet Cruises
Saturday & Sunday, Exe Estuary
RSPB bird watching cruise along the stunning Exe Estuaru. Cruises last between 1-1.5 hours and are renowned for the variety of birds you’ll get a close-up view of, including the stylish avocets. Throughout the cruise, expert commentary is provided by knowledgeable RSPB volunteers who will keep a close eye out and help you spot the various species of waders and wildfowl that either flock to the Exe to overwinter, or call the Exe their home. Click here for further information or to book. 

Exeter Wedding Fair: The Decidedly Different Winter Wedding Show
Saturday & Sunday, Exeter Castle
A two day wedding extravaganza bursting with unique inspiration from 60-plus expert wedding creatives, featuring hair and beauty boudoir, pop up drinks bar, entertainment, giveaways and lots more. 11am-4pm both days. £2 entry.


Dartmoor: A Wild and Wondorous Region
RAMM, Queen Street, Exeter
Dartmoor has inspired generations of artists. This exhibition traces the story of Dartmoor, once described as a ‘dreary mountainous tract’ and later as the epitome of the picturesque. The artists in the exhibition have depicted the moor using a wide range of media including oil paintings, watercolours, engravings and early photographs. Works from RAMM’s collections are displayed alongside loans from British museums and galleries as well as rarely seen works from private collections. The exhibition runs until 1 April.

South West Academy Exhibition
From Saturday, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Dowell Street, Honiton
An exhibition of work by members of the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts.   A new body of work will include paintings, sculpture, prints and ceramics. All of the work on display will be for sale. A catalogue to accompany the exhibition will be available at the gallery. The exhibition runs until 24 February. Open 10am-5pm, Tuesday to Saturday.