Your guide to What's On this weekend

Mary Youlden
Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 11:29am

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend:


Born to Win
Saturday, Exmouth Pavilion
BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s favourite Italian Giovanni Pernice is extremely happy to be back out on the road with his 60 date tour, in a show he says is “even bigger and even better!” The show  sees Luba Mushtuk return as his leading lady along with Dancing with Stars Ireland professionals Kai Widdrington, Giulia Dotta, Curtis Pritchard, and Emily Barker. They are joined by Stephen Vincent and Kylee Brown, who have both performed around the world in the phenomenal stage show  Burn the Floor. 

Twelfth Night
Saturday, Bickham House, Kenn
Kennford Productions presents Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Set in the beautiful gardens of Bickham House, this production themed around 'The Day of the Dead' is a great family event. Tickets £10 adult and £5 children from The Post Office Kennford or The Seven Stars Kennford or by reservation on 07483 03496.

Paulos Circus

Darts Farm, Topsham, Exeter

All new acts for 2018. From breath taking stunts, laugh out loud comedy to beautiful artistry, the Paulos family have created a show to give you and your family ever lasting memories. The UK's first, original all seat £7pp family friendly affordable circus in a heated big top. Box Office open on site daily from 11am (cash only). The circus is at Dart's Farm until 8 July. Full details:

Scratch That
Sunday, Exeter Phoenix
Scratch That! is a night for artists and companies to test out ideas or works in progress in front of a supportive and friendly audience. There will be a variety of new and exciting work each month, alongside an opportunity to give and receive feedback. This feedback will be an important part of making the future of the work a success!


Guilty Pleasures
Friday, Exeter Phoenix
Guilty Pleasures is a place where everyone is welcome. It’s irreverent, unapologetic and above all fun… Like prom but without the dodgy date, over priced dress and all those awkward memories! 10pm-2am.

Let’s Rock Exeter
Saturday, Powderham Castle
Let’s Rock Exeter! returns with a fabulous line-up of artists to bring you the very best of the 80s, and an action packed day of general 80s madness, there is plenty to do for everyone at this family friendly festival.

Wildwood Kin
Saturday, Exeter Phoenix
Wildwood Kin’s extraordinary Top 40 album Turning Tides mixes folk, hypnotic three-part harmonies, electric and acoustic instruments layered with inventive electronics and spectral atmospherics. Inspired by the likes of Fleet Foxes, Mumford & Sons and Fleetwood Mac, the Exeter-based trio have become one of Britain’s most exciting and intriguing new bands.


Cofton American Car show
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Cofton Holiday Park, Dawlish
The South West’s largest gathering of American classics, hot rods and muscle cars – including Mustangs, Cadillacs, Chevrolets, Pontiacs, Buicks, Jeeps and a host of other American vehicles – returns to Cofton for a weekend of competition, V8s, a mega-car cruise, music, food, fun and entertainment.  Click here for full details.  

Goren Festival 2018
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Goren Farm, Stockland, near Honiton
A family friendly festival featuring live music from talented musicians as well as many crafts and activities for children, all with a nature-based theme, the Goren Festival is specifically aimed at families with younger children and promotes wildlife and sustainability in a safe, natural environment. 
The Trench: The Missing of the Somme
From Saturday, Northernhay Gardens, Exeter
The Trench is a new art installation by Rob Heard, creator of the Shrouds of the Somme, to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War. (Until 8 July)

Velo Vintage Occasion & Ride 
Saturday, 9.30am, Seaton
Huzzah! It is time to cycle, take tea, converse and dress with style again! Short cycle rides will link some wonderful venues, where there will be time to enjoy the splendid locations, bicycles and of course the Velo Vintage riders. You don't need a vintage bicycle, but do make sure to dress with style.

Car Show
Sunday, The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth 
Get into gear for The Donkey Sanctuary’s Car Show. From Astons to Austins and Minis to Mercs, the show is a must for all motoring enthusiasts. The show promises an eclectic mixture of motors from all eras, bringing together a relaxed day of spectacular automobiles, car conversation and live music for families and petrolheads alike.  Open 10am-3pm. 

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