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Date night at Vue Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 02/07/2020 - 11:03am

Vue Exeter is encouraging couples to have a cosy date night this Valentine’s Day with a range of new and classic films as well as big screen theatre productions, giving lovebirds a range of great stories to get lost in. Following new research from Vue and University College London, it has been revealed that as viewers watch a film, their heart rates become more closely aligned, often beating in unison. Skin conductance tests also show that certain events in a film trigger an increase in emotional arousal levels. That’s one more reason to visit Vue this Valentine’s Day!

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PetRocks! Fundraiser for Exeter charity

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 02/05/2020 - 12:19pm

Exeter Cavern will play host to the first PetRocks! fundraiser gig to help people in the city who are homeless.

Organised by local businessman and guitarist Dan Pritchard, of Susannah and the Noise, the gig on Thursday February 20 at the Gandy Street venue will see proceeds go to local charity St Petrock’s, which is working to address the problems caused by homelessness in and around Exeter.

Susannah and the Noise will be joined by Lottie, Ghost Hands and Charlotte AP for the gig.

Comedian Matt Forde brings Brexit, Pursued By A Bear to Exeter

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 02/04/2020 - 8:52pm

Comedian Matt Forde’s show Brexit, Pursued By A Bear is heading on a national tour, visiting the Exeter Phoenix in April.

Following a completely sold-out and critically-acclaimed month long run including extra shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Matt Forde has added a run at the Soho Theatre from 20-25th January to his biggest nationwide tour to date with new stand-up show, Brexit, Pursued By A Bear. Matt will now play 39-dates nationwide, including 10 London shows at the Southbank Centre, Bloomsbury Theatre and Soho Theatre.

In Cinemas: Michael Ball & Alfie Boe 'Back Together' - One Weekend Only!

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 02/02/2020 - 12:21pm

The ultimate musical duo, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, are ‘Back Together’ and set to delight cinema audiences up and down the country with the final show of their UK tour from London’s O2 Arena. 

Presented by CinemaLive, leading producers and distributors of event cinema, Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together, will be shown in over 1,000 screens in cinemas across the UK and Ireland, including major multiplexes and many independent cinemas and arts centres for one weekend only on 28th & 29th March 2020.  

Polar exposure: the Women's Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition with Felicity Aston

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 01/30/2020 - 9:17pm

Facing sub-zero temperatures, a treacherous shifting landscape and the threat from predatory polar bears, polar scientist-turned explorer, Felicity Aston MBE, successfully led a team of novices from Europe and the Middle East in across the Arctic Ocean to the North Pole. Felicity talks about the challenges this involved in her upcoming talk at Exeter Phoenix on Wednesday 22nd April.

Tickets on sale for the 2020 Exeter Festival

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 01/30/2020 - 8:10am

Exeter Festival returns this summer – and organisers are promising another massive fun-filled weekend to remember.

The festival will return to Northernhay Gardens and other venues around the city, from Friday 3 July to Sunday 5 July.

Most of the action will take place in Northernhay Gardens, but there are plenty of other events planned across the city over the weekend, making it set to be an exciting three day fun-filled, jam packed summer extravaganza.

This year's events include:

BBC Radio 6 Music’s Homecoming Tour with Steve Lamacq comes to Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 01/29/2020 - 7:42pm

The 6 Music Homecoming Tour sees Steve Lamacq take his BBC Radio 6 Music show to five UK cities during Independent Venue Week 2020 (IVW) which returns for a seventh year, celebrating smaller and grassroots music venues. Steve will be welcoming Mercury Prize nominated Anna Calvi, Nadine Shah and Gruff Rhys, and Self Esteem and Frank Turner when - from Monday 27th to Friday 31st January, 4-7pm - he and his team take a tour bus to Newcastle, Sheffield, Cardiff, Exeter and Brixton. 

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Jon Hopkins, electronica maestro, returns to Exeter !

Authored by Mihangelf
Posted: Tue, 01/28/2020 - 10:31pm

7RAYS is a 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.

Cirque Berserk! is coming to Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 01/24/2020 - 11:10am

Presented by Zippos, Cirque Berserk! Britain’s biggest and boldest theatre-circus spectacular, Cirque Berserk! is coming to Exeter in March at the start of a new national tour.

Combining beautiful contemporary circus artistry with hair-raising, death-defying stunts, all designed specially for staging in a theatre, the show is guaranteed to thrill audiences from 5 to 95!

The top things to do in Exeter

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 01/22/2020 - 3:30pm

Would you consider Exeter a tourist destination? If you live here, perhaps not, but you should know the city well enough to know we’ve got some great sights and attractions to offer anyone heading into the area.