Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (10-12 August):
The League of Gentlemen Live Again!
Friday, Exeter Northcott
The League of Gentlemen return to the stage for their first UK tour in over 12 years with their brand new live show. See BAFTA Award winning comedy legends Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson bring their dark and unhinged fictional village of Royston Vasey to theatres and arenas across the country. https://exeternorthcott.co.uk/
Saturday, Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth
Paul Taylor Mills presents Handbagged By Moira Buffini. Examining the relationship between Queen Elizabeth II and Margaret Thatcher this funny and insightful comedy received a run in London's West End in 2014. Both main characters are portrayed by older and younger versions of themselves in what critics have hailed as a fresh, exciting and intelligent piece of theatre. Performance starts at 8pm. http://www.manorpavilion.com
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! Join them as they take you on an all night nonstop pop journey, where all they ask is that you check your poker face at the door, shake it off, cut loose and don’t stop believing! It really is what Friday nights were invented for! 10pm-2am, £10 (£8), over 18s.
Dartmoor Folk Festival
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, South Zeal, near Okehampton
The 41st Dartmoor Folk Festival features a packed programme of events and activities suitable for all ages, including a hugely-successful dedicated children's festival which will run alongside the main event. There will be concerts, a ceilidh, craft displays, dances, a Dartmoor Fayre, music hall, pub sessions and music, song and dance workshops and competitions. Full details can be found at www.dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk .
Summer Jazz On The Quay
Sunday, Transit Shed, Exeter Quay
Join the free fun at the Transit Shed, just adjacent to Exeter's beautiful Custom House, 12.30pm-3.30pm.
Ba Ba Boom
Saturday, Exeter Phoenix
Highest Grade and Eyes Open Promotions present Ba Ba Boom, Exeter’s finest regular reggae dance sessions featuring Highest Grade Sound System playing the latest cuts in dancehall, conscious vibes and classic roots reggae. 9pm-2am, free before 10pm, £5 afters. Over 18s.
Big Screen in the Park
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Northernhay Gardens, Exeter
The city’s largest outdoor cinema event returns. Visitors to the annual event can expect al fresco films, bars, picnics and on-site entertainment. This is a unique opportunity to experience the magic of the movies on a huge 10m screen. Films: Black Panther (12A) on Friday; The Greatest Showman (PG) on Saturday and Blade Runner: The Final Cut (15) on Sunday. Gates and bars will open from 7pm with films starting around 9pm. Tickets £6 in advance, £7 on the gate. www.bigscreeninthepark.co.uk
Saturday, 10am, The Blackmore Theatre, Bicton Street, Exmouth
Join the Exmouth Players hold their monthly coffee morning where as well as cake and refreshments you’ll find books, cards, DVD’s and much more on sale. http://blackmoretheatre.co.uk/production/coffee-morning-13/
The Great British Gin Festival
Saturday, Exeter Corn Exchange
The UK's biggest gin festival tour is coming to Exeter. Prepare to have your taste buds tantalised by over 100 different gins from around the world! Two sessions, 1pm-5pm and 6pm-10pm. Full details here.
The Donkey Sanctuary Summer Fair
Sunday, The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth
Make a day at The Donkey Sanctuary the highlight of your summer! Bigger and better every year, the Summer Fair provides serious feel-good fun for all the family. 10am-4pm. https://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/events