Entertainment & Reviews

The festival of facial hair returns to Torbay

 The World Beard and Moustache Championships was held in Antwerp, Belgium in May this year, but you don’t have to travel far to see some world-class face fuzz!

August 10 will see the return of South West Beard Club’s very own competition, at the Lucky 7 Club in Paignton, Devon.

Mary Youlden



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Exeter Little Theatre Co present 9 to 5 The Musical

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 06/05/2019 - 9:07am

Three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world! 

Clock off work and head on down to The Barnfield Theatre for a Dolly good time as Exeter Little Theatre Company (ELTC) present ‘9 to 5 The Musical’. 

Based on the 1980 hit movie, this vibrant and energetic musical follows co-workers Violet, Judy and Doralee in a hilarious story about friendship, with a good ole dose of revenge, as they look to get even with their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss. 

Georgina Weston snorkelling session. Credit Emma Reece.

Dive into the action at the National Trust’s Watersports Weekend in South Devon

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 06/05/2019 - 6:00am

This June, the National Trust is hosting ‘The Rock: Watersports Weekend’ at South Milton Sands. Set to be an action-packed family event, there will be taster sessions in paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkelling, yoga and more. South Milton Sands is a beautiful stretch of sand with a clear blue sea between Hope Cove and Bigbury in South Devon- the perfect place for getting on the water.

Why highrollers are choosing to play at live casinos

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 06/04/2019 - 9:47am

Popularly known as Casino Whales, high rollers are mostly professional casino players with deep pockets and the tendency to make large bets. You won’t find a high roller in a casino’s penny slots or trying a hand at the low-limit tables. These huge spenders can wager thousands of dollars per game or even on a single bet. The players bet huge amounts in the hope to win big and also receive royal treatment in the casinos they play.

Devon Art Society on Babbacombe Downs

Art at Babbacombe Rotary Fayre

Authored by PatHarrison
Posted: Sun, 06/02/2019 - 11:47am

On June 12 Devon Art Society will be participating in the annual Babbacombe Rotary Fayre. There will be numerous attractive paintings displayed on the railings on Babbacombe Downs. You will be able to admire classical themes such as floral, still-life, figurative and landscape as well as seascape subject matters and some abstracts too.
The Devon Art Society has a long tradition of exhibiting and selling high quality paintings at affordable prices. For many years DAS has helped the Rotary Club to raise money for charity.

Grab your other half and head out on an Exeter date night

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 05/30/2019 - 12:20pm

The evenings are getting longer and summer is finally upon us. It’s enough to make anyone want to get out and about of an evening, even those of us whose “Friday night is party night” days have been largely consigned to history. Being on the northern side of 40 doesn’t have to mean you can never get out and enjoy yourself, however, so why not get out there and enjoy a date night in Exeter this weekend?

In case you’ve been away from the scene for a little while, here are some ideas for a night out that will have you rolling back the years.

Head down the arcade

Greg Hancock, Em Marshall and Ben Morgan-Brown take it to The Bridge on June 1st

Three Devon songwriters take it to The Bridge

Authored by KTWhitehouse
Posted: Tue, 05/28/2019 - 1:27pm

Greg Hancock, Em Marshall and Ben Morgan-Brown are all Devon-based singer songwriters, each with a unique style and very different influences. And they've been friends for a while now. Greg and Ben first met doing open mics in and around the Exeter area.  Ben also used to work in a guitar shop which is where he met Em Marshall, as a customer. It was later that he found out that Em was the partner of Tim Jones who he now writes and performs with.

Harry Redknapp will be the star of the show in Exeter this June

King of the Jungle comes to the city

Authored by McQueenie Mulholland
Posted: Fri, 05/24/2019 - 10:10am

The King of the Jungle himself, Harry Redknapp, has announced that he will be coming to Exeter as part of his UK-wide tour.

Harry, whose football career spans over 50 years and is also famous for his time in the ‘I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here’ jungle, will be keeping the crowds entertained with his hilarious tales at Exeter University’s Great Hall on Saturday, 22 June.

The event is being staged by Exeter City FC’s City Sporting Club who say they are delighted to welcome one of the UK’s most popular characters to the city.

Popular Plymouth Based Theatre Company Return to Exeter

Authored by Beyond Face
Posted: Thu, 05/23/2019 - 9:25am

Following the success of Mixed Grill, Beyond Face return to Exeter making their Exeter Phoenix performance debut with 2000 Stories. This is a show about stories; the ones that have stayed with us, the ones we have forgotten and the ones we may have been forced to hear.

Visit The Donkey Sanctuary this May half term, for a week packed full of family fun.

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:21pm

The Donkey Sanctuary has a packed week of fun and activities this May half term, as it continues its Golden Anniversary celebrations.

The Spring Family Dog Show, held on Sunday 26 May, is bound to be popular with families and their canine pals alike. It promises to have something for everyone, including a whole host of activities for the family pooch.

Can Gambling Make You Financially Independent?

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Tue, 05/21/2019 - 6:15am

Do you think you could find a direct connection between the money you would normally wager on your gambling hobby and your gross income? Is there an ideal percentage that would be considered safe to gamble? Lots of people would argue that no one should gamble since the odds of winning against the house are so slim the effort is simply not worth it. However, there are also lots of folks who find gambling entertaining enough to be worth the risk of losing actual money on it. And some of them are wise enough to establish a link between their personal income and the gambling stakes.