Your guide to What's On this weekend

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Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Friday, March 4, 2016 - 10:06pm

Your essential guide to what’s on in and around Exeter this weekend (4-6 March 2016).


Friday & Saturday, Northcott Theatre, Exeter
Emma is married to Robert. But for seven years, she’s been having an affair with Jerry, Robert’s best friend. Betrayal begins at the end of the affair, and pursues an enthralling journey to its very beginnings. As memory reels backwards towards the moment the affair started, the lies tangle into a web of deception. Is Emma betraying her husband? Is Jerry betraying his best friend? Or are they all betraying themselves.

Friday & Saturday, The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter
Award-winning theatre company, and associate artists at the Bike Shed Theatre, Write By Numbers return to Exeter with their play Regeneration, exploring urban regeneration, gentrification and how we might create the cities of the future. This multi-stranded epic story mixes real stories of regeneration with imagined ones in a playful and urgent production which is touring England in 2016.

Craig Campbell Don’t Look Down
Saturday, 8pm, Tiverton Community Arts Theatre,  Tiverton
This internationally acclaimed comedian is one of stand-up’s most charismatic and inventive performers with hilarious tales of globetrotting adventure never failing to impress (one expectant mother laughed so hard her waters broke!). Tickets £15.

Moonstone Theatre presents Carter Davis Secret Agent
Saturday, 7.30pm, Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth
Re-live radio's Golden Age & see two episodes of a classic thriller serial live. However will the radio stars be able to leave their personal hostilities at home? Tickets £10.


Field Music
Friday, 7.30pm, Exeter Phoenix
Field Music are a band from Sunderland, made up of brothers David and Peter Brewis. Celebrated as one of the few bands to transcend and outlast the short-lived NME generated post-punk revival of the noughties, they released their latest album Music For Drifters in April 2015. Tickets £13, over 14s.

Live Music
Friday, Various Venues, Exeter
John Gandy’s, Gandy Street: Carnaby Street, 9pm, free.
The Clifton Inn, Newtown: Shufflebones, 9pm, free.
The Sorry Head, Blackboy Road: The Perfect Strangers, 9pm, free.
ABBA: Arrival UK - The Hits Of Abba Show
Saturday, 7.45pm, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
Multi-award winning, high energy show featuring a vast catalogue of hits loved by generation after generation including: Mamma Mia, Waterloo, Dancing Queen and many more!

Chris Lorenzo
Saturday, 10pm, Exeter Phoenix
Producer, remixer, DJ and Rinse FM host, Birmingham UK’s Chris Lorenzo is in Exeter. 10pm-2am, Over 18s, tickets £13.50.

Greg Hancock and Jo Hooper in Concert
Saturday, 8pm, Hope Hall, Hope Road, Wonford, Exeter
Greg Hancock returned to the UK in 2012 after many years overseas and quickly established himself as a regular performer on the music scene in Exeter and the surrounding region. Jo Hooper is an alternative cellist, focussing on Folk (contemporary, progressive and traditional), Indie, Rock, Avant Garde/Experimental and Ambient genres. Greg and Jo are regular collaborators and have built up a passionate following in Devon. With support from Devon singer songwriter Ryn. Tickets £10, doors 7.30pm. More information available by alling 07508 169 049 or emailing

Live Music
Saturday, Various Venues, Exeter
The Bishop Blaize, Commercial Road: White Spirits, 9.15pm, free.
The Devon Yeoman, Beacon Heath: Java, 9pm, free.
The King’s Arms, Cowick Street: DeciBelle, 9.30pm, fee.
Venezia, Exeter Quay: Karl Zumar, 7.30pm, free.
Prospect Inn, Exeter Quay: Skool Daze, 9pm, free.
Cavern, Queen Street:  The Stone Angels, 8pm, £4.
The Sorry Head, Blackboy Road: Freshly Squeezed, 9pm, free.
The Bowling Green, Blackboy Road: The Embezzlers, 9.15pm, free.
Heart of Oak, Pinhoe: Kiss This! 9pm, free.

Alistair Brammer - A Mother’s Day Concert
Sunday, 2.30pm, Exmouth Pavilion
Local lad. West End leading man and now star of BBCs Casualty. Alistair Brammer returns to the Exmouth Pavilion, singing your favourite songs from the shows as well as hits by Michael Buble, Abba, Bon Jovi, and much more... Alistair will be joined by west end leading lady Nikki Butcher, Centre Stage and other special guests to make it a night of music and merriment that you will not forget!

Iphigenia in Tauris by Gluck
Sunday, 7.30pm, United Reformed Church, Dawlish Road, Teignmouth
Red Earth Opera - Devon's own community opera company. Gluck's telling of the story of Iphigenia, daughter of Agamemnon on the island of the Scythians. Performed in English. Soloists include Laura Curry, Sebastian Charlesworth and Gavin Jarvis with the orchestra, chorus and dancers of Red Earth Opera.   Part of the Teignmouth Classical Music Festival.  Box Office: 01626 870107

Live Music
Sunday, various venues
The King’s Arms, Cowick Street, Exeter: Raspberry Fish, 4pm, free.
Old Firehouse, New North Road, Exeter: ExTunes Live, 9pm, free.
The Sorry Head, Blackboy Road: The Bail Jumpers, 7pm free.
The Famous Old Barrel, Exmouth: Elijah Wolf, 8.30pm, free.
The Bank, Exmouth: The Chicken Slacks, 3pm, free.
The Strand Inn, Exmouth: The Perfect Strangers, 4pm, free.
First & Last Inn Exmouth: New Heroes, 6.30pm, free.
Buccaneers Bar, Crediton:  The Great Crediton Jam Night, 7pm, free.


Broadhembury Spring Craft Fayre
Saturday, noon, Broadhembury Village Hall
Various stalls run by local suppliers and stallholders, gifts for Mother's Day and Easter.  Family treats and refreshments. Noon-3pm.  Free entry

Local History Tour
Saturday, 11am, RAMM, Queen Street, Exeter
Join a 60-minute tour of our Local History collection, which includes the Archaeology of Devon, from Roman and medieval times, through to Exeter in the Second World War.  £5.

Time Travellers' Club: Vulgar Victorians
Saturday, 10am, Exeter Cathedral
Find out what Victorian children did for fun! Have a go at creating an optical illusion and then make your own Victorian toy to take home. 10am-noon, £6 per session, book online or call 01392 285983.  Explore  the fascinating and gruesome parts of history Travel back in time to a different period of history every week with themed crafts, costumes, and horrible history facts!

Extreme Weather Festival
Saturday, 11am, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter
A day-long event exploring extreme weather in collaboration with the Met Office and Weather Art and Music (WAM) Throughout the day a series of talks, workshops, art and music under the title Extreme Weather and You will consider the role of weather in our lives and science behind it.  BBC presenter Dr Helen Czerski and Met Office Chief Scientist Professor Dame Julia Slingo are among the world-leading climate change experts speaking at a family-friendly festival. More information can be found here.  11am-9pm. 

Making Mother’s Day special
Saturday, 2pm, Younghayes Centre, Younghayes Road, Cranbrook
Make an original Mothers' Day gift with the Countryside ranger, a natural arts and crafts session  Details:

Mother's Day at Killerton
Sunday, 11am, Killerton, Broadclyst, near Exeter
Spend a relaxing day at Killerton with mum. You can take a stroll around the tranquil grounds and see the garden bursting into life.  Normal admission fees apply to Killerton and the restaurant. For full details visit

Mother's Day at Poltimore House
Sunday, noon, Politmore House, Poltimore, Exeter
Mother’s Day house and grounds open afternoon. Take  a stroll in the grounds or explore the historic Poltimore House.  Grounds open noon-4pm. Adults over 16 £1.50, free admission for mums today! Dogs on leads welcome.


Via Crucis Art Exhibition
Exeter Cathedral
Via Crucis is a touring exhibition, made up of 14 new images for the Stations of the Cross. The images are on paper and use mixed media, which includes charcoal, metal leaf, ink and pastel. They are the work of Caroline Waterlow, a multi-disciplinary artist based in the Westcountry.  Where the traditional Stations emphasise the suffering path of Jesus, these new images follow the gospel accounts of Christ's Passion.  The exhibition runs until 29 March.

Women and Peace – an Exhibition
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
An exhibition of inspiring art and photography to celebrate International Women’s Day (8th March). Created with support from Exeter Barnfield Theatre, Devon United Women, Centre for Human Rights and Social Equality and Exeter City Council. Free entry.

ShiftWorks by Seam Collective
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey
The Seam Collective - nine textile artists/designers are showcasing contemporary textile design by exploring their craft and creating nine individual shift dresses Take part by sending in a photograph of your favourite shift dress and make your mark by hand embroidering graffiti on our blank shift dress during the exhibition. Open daily, 10am-5.30pm.