Your guide to What's On this weekend

Mary Youlden
Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 11:33am

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


Salad Days
Friday & Saturday, Exeter Northcott
Starring Wendi Peters, Julian Slade and Dorothy Reynold’s timeless musical is an absolute romp of polite naughtiness and saucy encounters, that endeavours to put a smile on your face and a tap in your toes. With an energetic and peppy, Salad Days is a classic musical glittered with thoughts of community, love, and happiness that are still as necessary and vital today as they have ever been.

Sing-a-Long-a Dirty Dancing
Friday, Exmouth Pavilion
A brand new sing-along screening of the classic film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.
 It’s the Summer of 1963, it’s college boys versus dancing hunks, it’s one of the best loved movies of all time and, yes, there is a guy as great as your dad. Join Baby and Johnny in a fun-filled screening of the1987 dance classic film where YOU are the stars of the show. Our host, will lead a vocal warm up, show you how to use your free interactive prop bag and have you dancing really dirty…. Fancy dress not obligatory but highly recommended.  This film carries a 15 certificate and contains adult content.

An Evening of Top Stand-up Comedy
Saturday, Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth
Headlining is Fin Taylor fresh from sell out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Also featuring superb support from Tom Glover with tales from the West Country. Alf from Britain's Got Talent and Chortle student comedian of the year Riordan DJ. Show starts at 8pm.

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast ** SOLD OUT ** 
Sunday, Exeter Corn Exchange
Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she's a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see? Do you arrange the nights out? Are you in charge of passports on holiday? Then so are you!   You’ll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, the benefits of casserole, plus tips on how to talk to shop assistants and the correct way to eat a biscuit. Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy.


Dubioza Kolektiv
Friday, Exeter Phoenix
Once upon a time (2003) in a faraway land called Bosnia and Herzegovina, a group of friends decided to form a band. But this was no ordinary band, and they did not form under ordinary circumstances. True, along with local Balkan flavours, musical influences came from all over the world: ska, punk, reggae, electronic, hip-hop. Yet, there was no music industry, few concerts, no space for cultural or political expression among the new crop of plugged in youth. In fact, the entire region was reeling from deep moral and economic stagnation.

Voodoo Room: A Night of Hendrix, Clapton & Cream
Friday, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
Paying tribute to both Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton & Cream –
Voodoo Room are a stunning high energy “Power Trio” featuring some of the UK’s finest musicians, whose credits include: 
Steve Winwood, Massive Attack, Arthur Brown, Fish, Thunder, Lulu etc. Tickets £15.

Gentleman’s Dub Club
Saturday, Exeter Phoenix
After 10 years of solid touring, Gentleman’s Dub Club have taken a brief hiatus and are back with their biggest tour to date! Currently working on new music the band will be bringing their infamous high-energy shows back on the road. 7.30pm-11pm; after party in the bar 11pm-12.30am. Tickets £19.

Saturday, The Old Firehouse, New North Road, Exeter
AN evening of dub fuelled fun.

5,6,7,8 – The Steps Experience
Saturday, Exmouth Pavilion
The No.1 tribute show to the biggest pop band of the 90s, Steps. Performed by five incredibly talented performers, this show faithfully recreates the iconic Steps dance routines with slick vocals and all the hits including One For Sorrow, Tragedy, Chain Reaction and Summer Of Love as well as tracks from their latest album, Tears on the Dancefloor, this is one show to get audiences on their feet and dancing

Staircase Opera presents Myth Magic and Superstition
Sunday, 3pm, Rougemont Hotel, Queen Street, Exeter
Prepare to be spellbound by plotting Witches from Verdi's Macbeth and Masked Ball; Grieve as Orfeo leaves Eurydice in the Under world for ever; Thrill to meet Rubinstein's Demon Join Papageno in his adventurous search for Enlightenment - and a mate -  in Mozart’s  The Magic Flute, You’ll then be taken into the violent and superstition laden world of Spanish gypsies in Carmen - a whole opera in miniature.  Tickets £12 on the door or £10 in advance. Tickets and further information here


Fireworks Night at Exeter Golf & Country Club
Friday, Topsham Road, Exeter
A spectacular firework show to music themed ‘Through the Decades’ by Sonic Fireworks! As well as a huge fireworks display, there’s a family Halloween fancy dress disco, a ride for young children and trampoline, doughnuts, barbecue, hog roast, mulled wine and cocktail vans plus our bars open until late. A fabulous event for all the family. Doors open at 5.30pm for ticket holders only. Fireworks show at 7.30pm.

Stoke Hill School Fireworks Display
Friday, Stoke Hill Junior School, Stoke Hill, Exeter EX4 7DP
Flickering bonfires and dazzling fireworks will light up the night across Exeter as Stoke Hill School celebrates Guy Fawkes Night. Gates open at 5.45pm display at 7pm.

Double Locks Bonfire and Fireworks Party
Saturday, Double Locks, Canal Banks, Exeter
Mulled wine and cider, barbecues and bars. Tickets £5 adult in advance, £6 on the gate, children £3. Gates open 5.30pm, fireworks after 7.30pm.

Topsham RFC Firework Display
Saturday, Bonfire Field, Exeter Road, Topsham
A professional firework display from Sonic Fireworks will take place shortly after at 7.30pm.  Gates open at 5pm and the club will be serving hot food and drinks. Live Band 'King Shambles' will be playing in the main hall from 8pm.

Exeter Saracens RFC Fireworks Night
Saturday, Exeter Saracens RFC, Exhibition Fields, Summer Lane, Exeter
Everyone welcome. Gates open at 5.30pm, display at 7pm. Licensed bar, live music from the Loose Cannons, food stalls and refreshments. Admission: £5 adult, £3 child, £15 family (4 people). Tickets from Exeter Information and Tickets in Dix's (01392 665885), Z Cars Taxi Office (South Street, Exeter), Pinhoe Garage, The Clubhouse (Sunday morning) or on the gate.

1st Pinhoe Scout Group Bonfire & Fireworks Display
Saturday, New Inn, Broadclyst
Gates open 6pm, bonfire lighting at 6.45pm, fireworks at 7.30pm. There will be barbecue, soft drinks, side shows and stalls. Tickets: £5 adult, £4 child, £12 family (2+2) from Broadclyst Post Office, The New Inn and Spar, Pinhoe – available until 5pm on 2 November. Admission on the gate: £5 per person, £15 family (2+2).

Alphington Scout Group Fireworks Display
Sunday, Scout HQ, Clapperbrook Lane, Alphington, Exeter
Alphington Scouts annual bonfire and Sonic Fireworks professional display.  Gates open 6pm, bonfire lit at 6.15pm, fireworks at 7.15pm.

Exeter Round Table fireworks
Monday, Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter
Exeter’s biggest and best fireworks display. As well as the “largest pyro-musical charity firework display in Devon” being put on by Sonic Fireworks, there will also a large fair with many thrilling rides, a range of food and drink stalls and ample free parking. Gates open at 5.30pm - be sure to plan to arrive in advance as they will be closed to all at 7.30pm. Full details:

Community Bonfire Night
Monday, The Cowick Barton, Cowick Lane, Exeter
Small bonfire and fireworks display, barbecue, bar, from 7pm. Free entry.

Fireworks Cruise
Monday, River Exe
Why not see the Bonfire Night celebrations from a different perspective whilst sailing the calm waters of the River Exe with an uninterrupted view of the shoreline. Marvel at the colours of all the displays that take place within the heated lower deck or wrapped up warm with a blanket on the upper deck.

Tiverton Rugby Club fireworks
Monday, Coronation Field, Bolham Road, Tiverton
Bar and gates open at 6pm with the bonfire starting at 7pm, followed by fireworks display at 7.30pm. Food available.

Tar Barrels
Monday, Ottery St Mary
Ottery St Mary is internationally renowned for its Tar Barrels, an old custom said to have originated in the 17th century and is held each year.

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