Your guide to What's On this weekend

Mary Youlden
Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 2:00pm

Your guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (15-17 February):


The Duck

Friday, Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

The Duck believes that she is swimming through a world of people just like her, until the day she is diagnosed with autism. Now she needs to re-examine who she is and what that means. A powerful and beautiful glimpse into one autistic woman’s world.

The Selfish Giant

Sunday, 2.30pm, Exeter Phoenix

Grinter is a giant. She lives happily alone in her huge cold house, surrounded by her huge snowy gardens, enclosed by her high, frost-covered walls. She shuts out the world, because long ago, the world shut her out, and so she hides, safe and quiet in her peaceful, icy home. Outside the towering walls of her enormous garden, the world has been changing and there is very little green left. One day, the children – tired of playing on hard roads and grey rooftops – find a chink in the giant’s wall and climb through, changing the course of the children’s and Grinter’s lives forever. Powerful storytelling, captivating puppetry, beautiful design, enchanting music and a sprinkling of magic sums up this very special show.


Fairport Convention 2019

Friday, Exeter Corn Exchange

After more than fifty years on the road Fairport Convention’s passion for live performance has never wavered. This concert will showcase the band’s musical sophistication and instrumental virtuosity during a fascinating journey through their inspiring and extensive repertoire.

The Big Chris Barber Jazz Band

Friday, Exeter Northcott

Jazz Legend, Chris Barber, celebrates his 70th Anniversary as band-leader in 2019 with a Europe-wide concert tour.  With his 10-piece band, featuring a 7-strong front line, Chris plays a selection of his favourite music: from his roots in New Orleans style in Bourbon Street Parade to the early music of Duke Ellington and Sidney Bechet… before going back to When the Saints!

AMY - A Tribute to Amy Winehouse

Friday, Exmouth Pavilion

 ‘’AMY’’ was established by a group of musicians who are genuine fans of Amy and her music. Their love for Amy and her material shines through in their live performances. Fronted by the tremendously talented Stacey Lou, who not only brings the swagger of Amy, but the raw emotion and flawless vocals too. If you are a fan of Amy this is a show you will not want to miss. 

Back to the Old Skool 2

Saturday, 9pm, Exeter Phoenix

By popular demand Mark XTC joins none other than Liquid performing live including everyone’s favourite Sweet Harmony. They are joined by Davos who shot to fame with his piano anthems mash up on Youtube. Davos is now on over half a million streams. Then we have an exclusive Mark XTC B2B with Liquid who are joined in the main room by Kev ‘Smoothhound’ Walters and Nick The Kid who will be making his first appearance for Beatz & Bobz.

Strictly Nashville

Saturday, Exmouth Pavilion 

Celebrating the very best in music from America's 'Music City' this brand new show promises an exciting fusion of pure Country gold with 'New Country' blockbusters! 

Craft 4 Crafters 

Friday & Saturday, Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter

Craft 4 Crafters is the ideal place to buy thousands of crafting supplies, and get some great ideas and inspiration. With leading local and national exhibitors offering products for card making, papercrafts, stamping, scrapbooking, sewing, cross stitch, embroidery, beading, painting, patchwork, quilting, knitting, and many others. Open 10am-5pm, tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the day.  Click here for tickets. 

Roof Tour and Bellringing Chamber Visit

Saturday & Sunday, Exeter Cathedral 

This fascinating behind-the-scenes tour takes you into the roof void high above the Nave, into the south tower, through the spaces in the north tower and onto the roof to enjoy the best views of Exeter (and beyond). The tour with a very rare opportunity to spend time with members of the Cathedral Society of Bellringers who will be in action in the ringing chamber in the South Tower.

Lord Mayor's Charity Coffee Morning

Saturday, Exeter Guildhall, High Street, Exeter

Go along for some tea, coffee and lovely cakes. 10am-1pm. All proceeds go to SSAFA Devon. 


George Shaw: My Back to Nature

Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Queen Street

This series of new paintings and drawings was created by Turner Prize nominee George Shaw whilst in residence at the National Gallery as the Rootstein Hopkins Associate Artist. George had unrestricted access to explore the collection when the gallery was closed. Inspired by woodland scenes in the collection, these new works resonate with the artist’s experience of walking in the forest near his hometown as a teenager, with the feeling that ‘something out of the ordinary’ could happen at any time there, away from the supervision of adults. The exhibition runs until 8 April.


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