Your guide to What's On this weekend

Mary Youlden
Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 3:10pm

Your essential guide to What’s on in and around Exeter this weekend (21-23 September)


Company Wayne McGregor – Autobiography
Friday, Exeter Northcott
For 25 years, British choreographer and director Wayne McGregor has made choreography that interrogates life through the experience of the body. Now McGregor turns his attention to the body as archive, with a dance portrait illuminated by the sequencing of his own genome.

Jane Austen’s Persuasion: A Musical Drama
Saturday, 7.30pm, The Palace Theatre, Paignton
Following performances at the Jane Austen Festival in Bath, Chamber Opera Tours brings its original musical adaptation to Devon in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Persuasion.  Tickets from £15, available online or call the Box Office on 01803 665800.  

Simon Evans - Genius
Saturday, Exeter Corn Exchange
Ever since he was a small boy, all Evans really wanted was to be recognised by the world as a man of genius. He has, until now, remained thwarted. The world seems increasingly indifferent to true genius of any kind, let alone Evans'. Endlessly distracted by the trivial, we allow the classical tools of grammar, logic and rhetoric to lie unregarded in the shed of consciousness, rusting to a picturesque hue that would actually look really great on Instagram. But which filter? Hmmm…

An Evening of Eric & Ern
Saturday, Exeter Northcott
This is a brilliant homage crammed full of renditions of those famous comedy sketches, that hits all the right notes! From Greig’s Piano concerto to Mr Memory, “Arsenal!” It’s a show full of Morecambe and Wise’s most loved routines, songs and sketches and of course a musical guest.


The Fab Beatles Night 
Friday, Exeter Golf & Country Club
One of the UK’s best Beatles tribute acts is performing live at Exeter Golf and Country Club. With a two-course dinner, followed by dancing to The Fab Beatles, it’s all set to be one of the best nights of the year.  Tickets: £35 per person.

The Phil Beer Band 2018
Sunday, Exeter Corn Exchange
The Phil Beer Band performs a unique blend of folk and roll trawled from Phil’s treasure trove of traditional tunes and American country rock.  The line up comprises Gareth Turner, Steve Crickett, Greg McDonald, Olivia Dunn and of course, Phil Beer and promises to deliver a lively cocktail of folk, rock, country and blues.

Buswell & Nyberg’s Spectacular Pop-Up Folk Orchestra
Sunday, Exeter Phoenix 
Shaun Buswell & Erik Nyberg bring their show to Exeter for the first time, to create a one-off concert with a pop-up orchestra made from locally-sourced, free-range musicians. Playing a mix of new music from Buswell & Nyberg, unique versions of some popular songs, renditions of classic movie/TV theme tunes, as well as performances from some very special guests, it’ll be a night to remember.


The Great Food and Drink Show
Saturday & Sunday, Westpoint Arena, Exeter
A weekend packed full of all things food and drink, from wine tasting to cooking demonstrations, cake decorating workshops as well as our very own Celebrity Ready, Steady Cook all under one roof.

The Slow Fashion Show
Saturday, 6.30pm, Exeter Cathedral
InExeter and Sancho's host a night celebrating slow fashion, highlighting Autumn/Winter lines from selected independent businesses.  The evening stars with a drinks reception where guests will be invited to browse stalls and presentations from the South West's sustainable business community. The Slow Fashion Show starst at 7pm.

Devon Open Studios
Various venues, Devon
Devon Open Studios is an exceptional chance for the public to enjoy art at its origin. A cornucopia of art will be on offer across Devon when resident artists and artisans open their studios to sell their individual artworks to the public this September. This free event features work by over 250 artists in over 150 venues across the county of Devon. The event runs until 23 September.

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