Entertainment & Reviews

Gone Wild Festival and Bear Grylls give children free tickets for weekend of adventure

As living costs are rising all around us families are feeling the pinch. With airports in chaos, flights cancelled, fuel bills rising and petrol more expensive than ever many families are having to make the disappointing decision not to go on holiday again this Summer, having spent two years at home during the pandemic. It’s not all doom and gloom though! In reaction to the cost of living crisis, Devon’s Gone Wild Festival with Bear Grylls has decided to give a limited number of children free entry, so that they can experience new things and re-wild themselves with their families this...

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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.


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:


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...

Take a virtual tour of The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth before you visit 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 04/10/2022 - 8:58pm

A brand-new virtual online tour, that allows people to discover The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth before they visit, is now available on the charity’s website.

Featuring stunning 360-degree colour images and helpful informative panels, the virtual tour means people can discover the highlights of the sanctuary and plan their visit before they arrive.

The tour guides people around the most popular areas of the sanctuary, which is set in the heart of the East Devon countryside, in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The main attraction for most will be...

Bonuses and other online gaming aspects to check

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Wed, 04/06/2022 - 8:00am

If you are choosing an online gaming or bookmaker there is a certain criterion you have to check before playing. You want to get as much bang for your buck as possible and betting welcome offers, among other factors such as those offered at legalbet.uk , make for better play and greater profit

So what are the aspects you should look at before signing up to play?

Is the site legit?

First and foremost, you should check to ensure that the site is legit. Is it licensed and regulated and does it use state of the art established software for online games? You do not want to...

Cleveland Watkiss brings the Great Jamaican Songbook tour to Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/04/2022 - 10:41pm

One of the greatest male jazz singers, Cleveland Watkiss MBE, will be celebrating Jamaica’s long history of pioneering musical sounds in Exeter on 10th April.

March 2022 marked the launch of ‘The Great Jamaican Songbook’ album and tour, the new project by the multidisciplinary artist.

A truly inspirational figure in UK music and recent winner of the 2021 Ivors Composer Award For Innovation,Watkiss’ impact and legacy is felt strongly across an extremely broad spectrum of musical genres. In jazz, he is known as the co-founder of the hugely influential Jazz Warriors big...

Exeter composer releases cd and downloads of 4 original pieces

Authored by sbelshaw
Posted: Mon, 04/04/2022 - 6:01pm

"Simon Belshaw's Music Machine compositions (conceptually fascinating AND sonically beautiful)."

Simon Belshaw has released a four track cd and digital downloads of some Music Machine recordings. The four pieces are Music Machine 26, Music Machine 28, Music Machine 29 and Music Machine 34. They are performed by local musicians Julie Hill (violin and viola) and Hilary Boxer (‘cello) and were recorded in the autumn of last year. The pieces use a combination of traditional music scores, web based scores and technology. Similarly the recording process used both traditional studio...

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