Entertainment & Reviews

Exeter’s Maritime History in Pictures, Song and Stories!

In March this year two of Exeter’s best known heritage organisations will be collaborating to support a unique event at the Exeter Custom House. Exeter Red Coat Guides and Exeter Canal and Quay Trust will present, The Inland Haven, which will bring to life tales of Exeter’s harbour and its links to the sea.

Once Exeter’s economic powerhouse, much of the story of the city’s maritime past has been forgotten - but what a story it was! An amazing cast of ‘salty’ characters have had connections with Exeter. Famous captains and admirals; infamous mutineers and smugglers; the fabulously...

Exeter venue hosting several shows as part of The National Lottery’s Revive Live tour in January

Music Venue Trust (MVT), which represents hundreds of grassroots music venues, has announced The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour will return in January 2022 with tours by a diverse range of artists including KEG, The Wytches, Cultdreams, Ferris & Sylvester, The Kut, Good Karma Club, BLOCS, Strange Bones, Calva Louise and LibraLibra.

Of these, four dates will be taking place at Cavern in Exeter, which has been host to thousands of up and coming artists since it opened back in 1991. Of these artists, many went on to become huge names, such as Muse, Biffy Clyro, La Roux,...

Songs About Devon

Authored by Churchward
Posted: Mon, 12/06/2021 - 6:12pm

The Legendary Ten Seconds have recorded an English folk rock album called songs about Devon.

Songs About Devon release date 23rd October 2021. Here is a list of the songs which include two about Exeter

GATES OF EXETER – about the siege of Exeter in 1497

KING RICHARD'S VISIT – about the visit to Exeter of Richard III in 1483

CHRISTOPHER AND OLIVE – about a sailor from Devon at the battle of Jutland

TEIGNMOUTH WASSAIL- a song for Teignmouth

POSTCARDS OF TORQUAY – about the old Torquay postcard collection belonging to John Dike


7 Must watch kids movies to stream on Netflix in the UK right now

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thu, 12/02/2021 - 9:27pm

Netflix is home to some of the best kid movies. Everything from Pixar to DreamWorks, the content library for kids is massive. If you’ve got kids at home, looking for some entertainment and life lessons, then these 7 picks are a ‘must-watch for them.

Netflix UK is especially filled with kid-friendly features and if you’re looking to access it as a non-native, you can use a VPN as suggested by BestNetflixVPN . Your watchlist is about to get the Netflix UK has to offer, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the 7 must-watch kids movies to stream on Netflix UK.

Madagascar 3: Europe’s...

How gaming and online casinos have evolved

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Mon, 11/29/2021 - 6:27am

Gaming at online casinos was previously a casual hobby or a way to pass time for many people. Now it’s evolved to appeal to more players, and a lot of them have other reasons for gaming.

To make money

The appeal of gaming has always been at least partly about the chance to win money, but now more people use this to supplement their incomes. The range of bonuses available to players signing up to gaming sites gives them the opportunity to test out some of the casino games and slots to see which they prefer. Although there’s no guarantee of winning, some players develop...

Festive favourites return to the big screen at Vue Exeter this Christmas

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thu, 11/25/2021 - 12:21pm

CHRISTMAS classics and festive family favourites are heading back to the big screen this year at Vue, providing the perfect gift of the Big Screen Experience this December.

For those looking to enjoy a pinch of Christmas movie magic, Vue will be showing a number of select seasonal screenings across the month in the lead up to the 25th December and whether it’s some Christmas cheer for the children or Big Screen Entertainment for big kids, there’s something for everyone at Vue.

It’s once again the perfect time to spend quality time with Kevin McCallister as he tries to...

New professional orchestra led by Jacqueline Shave announces debut tour

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 11/23/2021 - 10:37pm

The Chamber Orchestra of the West led by Somerset’s own internationally renowned violinist Jacqueline Shave is set to bring world-class music to communities across the region.

Thanks to the success of a recent crowd-funding campaign supported by many local people in the South West, the newly formed orchestra announces their debut pilot programme.

Recognising a demand for high-quality orchestral music available for South West communities, eleven musicians, led by Luccombe-based Artistic Director Jacqueline Shave, have joined forces to form The Chamber Orchestra Of The...

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Book signing comes hand in hand with carol singing at Otter!

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Tue, 11/23/2021 - 7:25pm

A young singing sensation from Sidmouth will be at Otter Garden Centres in Ottery St Mary on November 27 to sign books he illustrated during illnesses and lockdowns.

James Mason-Carney will also be entertaining customers with renditions of popular songs and Christmas carols.

James hit the news last year when the children’s book that he illustrated was published to great acclaim. Written by his mum, Julie Claire-Carney, the book Tiggs and The Midnight Choir is based on James’s experiences as a chorister at Exeter Cathedral School.

It began when he was in recovery...

Cast announced for world premiere of new comedy, Sheila's Island

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 11/19/2021 - 10:31pm

The UK tour of Sheila’s Island will star Olivier Award winner Sara Crowe ( Private Lives , Aldwych Theatre; Calendar Girls the Musical , UK Tour and West End; Four Weddings and a Funeral ), Eastern Eye Award winner Rina Fatania ( Waking/Walking , Kiln Theatre; Dead Dog in a Suitcase , UK and International tour), Judy Flynn ( The Brittas Empire , BBC; Dinnerladies , BBC), and Abigail Thaw ( Endeavour , ITV).

The show will begin its tour at the Northcott Theatre in Exeter from the 22nd – 26th February 2022 .

Rooted in the everyday lives of four women finding themselves...

André Rieu, Cliff Richard and more at Vue this Christmas

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Fri, 11/19/2021 - 1:00pm

André Rieu, Cliff Richard and Sutton Foster take centre stage at the home of Big Screen Entertainment, as a selection of musicals, orchestras and concerts fill Vue with music in the coming weeks.

For those who were unable to attend the most fabulous big screen party of the year, another special encore screening of Sir Cliff Richard’s live Royal Albert Hall performance: Cliff Richard: The Great 80 Tour, will be screening at Vue on Tuesday 16 November and Wednesday 17 November. Fans who missed out have another chance to catch Sir Cliff’s most exciting tour yet as he plays a...

Drive-In Cinema returns to Exeter

Two nights of classic festive flicks coming to Exeter, 16-17th December

The Drive in Cinema, the UK’s leading car-based events company is bringing the very best Christmas classics to car-assisted British audiences this winter, including Elf, Love Actually and Home Alone.

Kicking-off in Aberdeen this month, the festive filmic feast will lift the curtain on 60 showings, across 12 cities - including Exeter on 16th and 17th December - entertaining 15,000 people in the lead up to Christmas from the comfort of their own cars.

Tickets for the UK tour are on sale from today and...