Entertainment & Reviews

What is the place of gambling in Australia

Australia is a country where gambling is fully legalised. Every year the inhabitants of the country spend more than 6 000 000 in casinos. It is about 500 USD per person. Gambling has become so popular in Australia that almost 80% of all adults in the country are involved in some form of the activity. This is one of the highest rates in the world. According to AlphaBeta, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the average weekly gambling expenditure of Australians increased by 300% compared to the pre-lockdown period.

Results of analytical studies show that the majority of Australian...

Beach bar returns to Princesshay for summer

Princesshay will see its pop-up Mojito Beach bar return this summer from 26th May to 29th August in Princesshay Square.

Complete with real sand, thatched umbrellas, cocktails and mocktails, palm trees, live music and table tennis, visitors to Princesshay will find a holiday atmosphere in the heart of Exeter this summer.

New for this year is the addition of a click and collect takeaway food service in partnership with participating restaurants within Princesshay including Coal Kitchen, Lucianos, Margoux, Meat 59, Nandos, Slim Chicken, Wagamama and YO! Sushi. Simply scan...

Richard Chappell Dance returns to Exeter Northcott with UPLIFT

This spring Richard Chappell Dance ’s UK tour continues with a new mixed bill, UPLIFT , a specially curated evening of transformative dance from some of the brightest young choreographers and performers from South West England and Wales, at Exeter Northcott on Friday 3 June.

The centre piece of the evening will be a moving extract from Richard Chappell Dance ’s seminal work, Silence Between Waves . Taking inspiration from Richard’s memories and experiences of growing up on the South Devon coast, Silence Between Waves looks at our connection to home, distance and otherness. This...

Angels and Saints: A piano recital by Stephen Beville

Now that classical music concerts have really begun again in earnest after the bad old days of lockdown, we are lucky that musicians are returning to perform in St. Margaret's Church in Topsham, and make use of its beautiful Yamaha grand piano again.

One such is Exeter pianist and composer Stephen Beville, who last played here in 2019. His new programme Angels and Saints contains one of his own compositions entitled Portrait of the Angel Raphael , plus music by Bach, Beethoven and Chopin. It concludes with Franz Liszt's, Deux Legendes, an interesting piece which celebrates both...

How to Select the Right Game for you in an Online Casino?

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Mon, 05/16/2022 - 6:26am

The pandemic helped online casinos to find a whole new user base. They were already massively popular, but the lockdowns truly brought these apps and sites many new customers.

The industry is still growing today and is expected to keep on that way. The online gambling sector is expected to be worth over $92 billion by 2023, according to Statista.

This points to online casinos and other forms of gaming still being able to attract new players. Perhaps individuals are more inclined to play online than they are to visit traditional casinos these days. Maybe it’s just because...

Extraordinary Bodies present Human at Exeter Northcott

Between 17-18 June, Exeter Northcott Theatre are hosting local inclusive performance company Extraordinary Bodies’ brand-new hybrid multimedia experience Human .

‘Human’ expresses the small moments of life that shape us. The stage is set with a trapeze, circus rope and a set of drums that the performers use to convey delightful stories of their lives alongside dance, original music and film. Music and binaural sound are played to the audience through silent disco headphones. All the performances are relaxed, BSL-interpreted, captioned and audio described.

Extraordinary...

Ibiza Orchestra Experience comes to Exeter

After the incredible excitement around the event coming to a number of cities around the UK, Ibiza Orchestra Experience will bring its unique entertainment to Exeter Castle on Friday 16th September 2022!

Friday 16th September will see the fantastic Ibiza Orchestra Experience feature a full live 26-piece orchestra and a soundtrack that will transport listeners through three decades of iconic White Isle classics. The orchestra night will also feature other warm up and closing acts to be announced SOON!

Tom Cullen, Marketing Manager for Ibiza Orchestra Experience said: “We’...

Big Screen Sports showing at Vue this Spring

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 05/02/2022 - 7:35am

VUE has announced its latest calendar of sporting events, featuring Europe’s top teams facing off in the UEFA finals.

From Tuesday 3 May, football fans can watch some of England’s biggest teams play for glory across two of world football’s biggest club competitions, as the UEFA Champions League and Europa League screen at Vue in partnership with BT Sport.

The scene has been set for a new European champion in both competitions, as last years Champions League winners and current Club World Cup champions, Chelsea, and last year’s Europa League winners, Sevilla, have been...

Social Gin Tasting at Local Holiday Home

Local spirits company offers unique blind tasting experiences

Authored by Azu Spirits
Posted: Mon, 04/25/2022 - 12:52pm

Devon-based Azu Spirits have launched an exciting new gin and whisky tasting experience across the South West, just in time for summer.

Azu is partnering with venues and holiday homes across the South West to offer premium tasting experiences to private parties, businesses, and events. The blind tasting showcases six distinct Scottish single malt whiskies or British gins. Azu also collaborates with local businesses to provide food pairings alongside the tasting experience, offering a unique opportunity to explore the depths of flavour.

Azu Spirits was launched in January...

Britain's Got Talent Semi Finalist comes to Exeter for free Comedy Show

A comedy magician who was the first to baffle world-famous magic duo Penn and Teller on their very own ITV show, hosted by Jonathan Ross, is coming to an Exeter church for a free show.

He was also on the last series of Britain’s Got Talent and reached the Semi Finals to critical acclaim from Simon Cowell and the other top judges. His videos have clocked up millions of views online. You can watch his Semi Finals performance here:

https://youtu.be/7f62F2z1jHM

Now, he’s bringing his unique brand of baffling trickery and rollercoaster ride of jokes to Exeter for one...

Exeter Northcott Theatre announces The Stories We Tell heritage day programme

Exeter Northcott Theatre has announced the programme for its The Stories We Tell heritage day, which runs at the venue on 1 May.

Visitors will be able to take part in family-friendly craft activities and see community-led film, exhibitions and live performances inspired by stories uncovered from the Northcott Theatre Archive.

Sophie McCormack, Heritage Manager at Exeter Northcott Theatre, said: “ Two new live performances will take audiences on a tour to backstage areas of the theatre, on a journey through its history, and a new film asks who theatre is for and what...

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