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‘Britain's Got Talent’ star to open Dartmoor Folk Festival

A MAN who impressed three of the judges in Series 13 of the ITV talent show “Britain's Got Talent” - but failed to impress Simon Cowell so much that he became irritated and stormed off - will perform the official opening of the 42nd Dartmoor Folk Festival on Saturday, August 10.

Roger Butler, aka Chucklefoot, a traditional one man band and who is well-known across the folk scene, performed an original song in his audition on the television show.

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The Gin to My Tonic Festival comes to Exeter Corn Exchange

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:22pm

The Gin To My Tonic are delighted to be bringing their festival to the Exeter Corn Exchange this Summer on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th August.

The Gin To My Tonic is a brand based in Faringdon, Oxford that holds gin festivals across the country. 

Co-Founder Emira Shepherd said “We are delighted to be able to hold a Gin Festival for the people of Exeter and beyond. We are also delighted to showcase various gin brands that will be in attendance and showcasing their products.”

The Donkey Sanctuary stars on CBBC show

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:55am

Staff at the state-of-the-art veterinary hospital at the international animal welfare charity The Donkey Sanctuary will feature on the CBBC show ‘The Pets Factor’ this Friday 19 July. The show will be aired at 9.05am and repeated later in the day at 4.35pm.

James Greenwood, one of the show’s professional vets visited The Donkey Sanctuary in Devon earlier this year, where he rolled up his sleeves and donned his surgical gown and assisted veterinary staff in performing castrate operations on three colts named Ben, Moshi and Casey.

Bizarre new social experiment comes to Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 07/17/2019 - 9:12am

This summer The Murder Trial Live is set to sweep the nation.

While offering those who are lucky enough to secure tickets to partake in a national social experiment, its aim is to test the robustness of the UK’s judicial system. In a world first experiment, a live murder trial will take place over the course of the evening and you, as an attendee, will decide the outcome. On trial is Mr Frank Lane who is accused of murdering his wife Alison Lane on 25th March 2017, however, no body has been found.

Discover the people around you with Restless Theatre’s Network Tales at Exeter Fringe

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 07/16/2019 - 10:41pm

Let our Train Conductor (Derekk Ross) carry you away with Network Tales inspired by brief glimpses into the lives of his passengers. As the Conductor attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter Amy (Hetty Elliot), the stories begin to take on a life of their own in this heart-warming comedy about fathers and daughters.

Departing from Exeter Phoenix Studio on 2nd and 3rd August at 7pm, tickets priced £8 (£6.50 concessions) for Restless Theatre’s Network Tales service can be booked on the Exeter Fringe website at: https://exefringe.co.uk/

Homecoming concert to light up Exeter Fringe Festival

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:58pm

The inaugural Exeter Fringe Festival will be brought to a dynamic conclusion by an act described recently by BBC Radio 2 as “Two of the most extraordinary musicians, a phenomenal duo”.

On 4th August, East Devon born India Electric Company will headline at the 19th century built Barnfield Theatre bringing to end a diverse and exciting festival that will encompass over 100 performances across the city.

Devon weaver selected for international exhibition

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 07/16/2019 - 9:49am

The work of a local tapestry artist has been selected for a prestigious international exhibition in London and Nottingham.

Tapestry weaver Christine Sawyer from Exeter has had ‘Split Detail’ selected for Heallreaf 2019 where there are 40 exhibitors from all over the world. The exhibition runs from September 7 to 21 at Surface Gallery, Nottingham and then from October 15 to 26 at Espacio Gallery, London. 

Boyzlife play Exeter Lemon Grove

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 07/16/2019 - 9:36am

BOYZLIFE (Playing the Hits of Boyzone and Westlife) play Exeter Lemon Grove on Sunday 22nd September 2019!

Boyzlife brings together members of two of the biggest boybands in history, Boyzone and Westlife, to perform a whole host of their biggest chart hits.

Award-winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden arrives at The Donkey Sanctuary

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 07/15/2019 - 7:01am

The Donkey Sanctuary’s 50th anniversary celebrations continues as its multi-award-winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden has been re-built back at the charity’s international headquarters in Sidmouth, Devon. The garden will open to visitors from Monday 15 July and like the Sanctuary, will be free of charge for people to visit.

A theatrical performance for babies coming to the Exeter Fringe

Authored by jane arnold
Posted: Sat, 07/13/2019 - 9:43am

A sensory show for under 5's to whisk the whole family away on an adventure!

Exeter Fringe Festival to take place this summer bringing over 100 performances to the city

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Sat, 07/13/2019 - 1:16am

In July 2019, the inaugural Exeter Fringe Festival will take place with over 100 performances at Exeter Phoenix and Barnfield Theatre across 10 days from 26 July to 4 August. There are 6 performance spaces featuring a wide range of fringe theatre, family theatre, comedy, music and dance. The inaugural Exeter Fringe Festival has been organised by Elaine Faulkner and Alex Jackson.