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Did someone say Big Summer Blow Out? Introducing FEAST FEST 2019

Exeter is welcoming a new and exciting food event this summer! FEAST FEST (The Big Summer Blow Out) will be exploding on to the foodie scene this June – on the weekend of 15th and 16th and is being held in the grounds of the well-known Topsham Rugby Club.

This aptly named event is a charity fundraiser for Topsham Rugby Club who hope to raise enough money to provide their 500 + members with flood lighting to enable them to train at their clubs facilities all year round. 

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Open Farm Sunday at Darts Farm

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Mon, 04/22/2019 - 8:42am

On 9th June 2019, Darts Farm, along with hundreds of farms all over the country, will host LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2019.  It’s the farming industry’s annual open day and a fantastic chance for locals and visitors to the area to support British farming, learn about farming at first hand and see for themselves how their food is produced.

Welcoming The National Theatre & Royal Shakespeare Company To Exeter Phoenix

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 04/21/2019 - 10:13pm

This summer, Exeter Phoenix are delighted to be widening their activity to include events from the National Theatre Live and Royal Shakespeare Company Live. At two special introductory events, the venue will be broadcasting live performances of the National Theatre’s Small Island and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Measure For Measure into the city-centre cinema space, Studio 74. Tickets are £12, or £10 for concessions/students.

·      National Theatre Live: Small Island  – Thu 27 Jun, 7pm, £12 (£10)

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Organisers unveil latest event at Exeter Festival

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Sat, 04/20/2019 - 10:03am

Organisers have unveiled the latest event taking place at this summer’s Exeter Festival.

The Exeter Festival Funday in the Park is to feature a day of entertainment and activity for all the family in Northernhay Gardens.

Taking place on Sunday, 7 July, and sponsored by Princesshay, the focus will be on fun, dance, sport, leisure and activities.

The day kicks off with a screening of Mary Poppins Returns at 10am. People can buy tickets online and this will be the only ticketed event of the day.

Music legends line up for Exeter and Topsham

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:03am

Exeter Phoenix is the venue hosting three of the biggest and most influential acts of the past five decades.

On June 16, Nick Lowe "the man who helped shape punk rock" accompanied by Los Straitjackets, America's famed surf rock instrumentalists, will be making their first tour outside the States in over 10 years!

Reef to headline at Braunton music festival 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 - 9:15am

On The Road Music Festival have announced that well-loved rock band Reef will be headlining their festival this year. With classics such as Place your Hands and songs from their latest album Revelation this band are sure to get everyone in the Big Top up and dancing. 

On The Road Music Fest is a 3-day event held in Braunton at the end of August. It is a family friendly festival, where festival goers can enjoy great music, fabulous street food and a heart-warming community vibe. It’s one big party and just what you need to round off the summer. 

5 Activities that you should not miss in Exeter this Spring

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 - 6:26am

Spring has sprung which means it is time to get out of the house and enjoy some of the activities around the area. Here are five ideas that you should put onto your to-do-list.

Go for a hike on the Coast

Pricks: A play by Jade Byrn

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:23am

Darlington actress, Jade Byrne, heads off on a special UK tour this year as Pricks, a medical play (with a difference) about Type 1 Diabetes, takes in a dozen dates from Hexham to Exeter Phoenix (on 16 May) and a few in-between.

At 33-years-old Jade has been an actress for nine years (appearing in the likes of Inspector George Gently, Casualty and Mount Pleasant), and a Type 1 diabetic for the past 30 (just ask her stage companion, Dennis the Menace, he’s been there from the beginning).

Cruise your way to a relaxing summer getaway

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 04/17/2019 - 5:54pm

The smell of seawater has always been known to be one of the best things that people love, especially during the summertime. What is more tempting is the way you enjoy this refreshing smell. Many people believe that cruise ships have become one of the most trending summertime getaways. Getting away on a cruise is the ideal solution to free your mind and refresh. You have nothing to worry about. You do not have to worry about cooking, cleaning, or preparing anything. You will go away to a place where everything is being served and done for you.

Get on board!

Jon Hopkins + supporting DJs plays rare small gig - in Exeter !

Authored by Mihangelf
Posted: Tue, 04/16/2019 - 10:01pm

7RAYS is a new non-profit music promotions initiative whose mission is to provide a sustainable platform in the West Country for electronic music that may fall outside the remit of the usual electro-genre classifications, resonating particularly with the psychedelic state of mind.

Best last minute Easter Holidays

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 04/16/2019 - 2:20pm

The Easter break is a great time to travel and a cruise is one of the best ways to tick multiple cities and countries off of your list in one fell swoop! Maybe you’re after a scenic cruise along the western Mediterranean coast, wanting to sample the flavours of the Caribbean on a tropical cruise of the islands, or perhaps you’ve already got a prtty decent idea of where it is you’d like to travel, but just need a little bit more information on Easter cruises before you go.