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Music legends line up for Exeter and Topsham

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!

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Stage by Stage Celebrates 25 Years in Style!

Authored by Stage by Stage
Posted: Sun, 04/14/2019 - 5:53pm

For 25 years Stage by Stage theatre arts school has been presenting large-scale shows at such city venues as the Barnfield Theatre, Exeter Corn Exchange and Exeter Northcott, as well as further afield across the county and even at the Edinburgh Festival.

One of Devon’s librarians has gone missing!

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 04/12/2019 - 12:48pm

This Easter, Libraries Unlimited invites young people to help in the search for a missing Devon librarian. 

Exeter, St Thomas and Topsham libraries are looking for people aged 12 and over (or younger, if accompanied by an adult) to help solve the mystery of The Lost Librarian, as part of a fun and interactive puzzle trail installed by Libraries Unlimited, thanks to funding from Arts Council England.

Westlife’s reunion on the big screen in Exeter for one night only!

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:22am

RECORD-BREAKING boyband Westlife are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their first No. 1 single with a reunion tour that is set to mark one of pop’s most sensational comebacks. 

The Twenty Tour was sold out in minutes, but for one memorable night it will also be shown in Vue as the performance is broadcast live from Dublin’s Croke Park stadium.

Fans can look forward to a two-hour show that brings a host of brand new music performed by Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian, alongside many of their most-loved hits.

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Volunteer and Rock Out at Retro festival for FREE

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 04/11/2019 - 10:45am

LOVE LIVE music? Love the 80s? Then why not volunteer at Let’s Rock retro festival this summer and enjoy the event for free?

By signing up to do a four-hour shift with festival charity partner, Child Bereavement UK, selling wristbands and raffle tickets on the day, you will be able to not only help a great cause, but also enjoy the festival free of charge. Let’s Rock Exeter will take place at Powderham Castle on June 29th and will include live performances from The Human League, Billy Ocean, Belinda Carlisle and many more.

Former BBC Reporter Kally Adderkin-Hall with Naga Munchetty at the Heropreneur Awards

Exeter's Former BBC Reporter Kally Adderkin-Hall catches up with Naga Munchetty at Heropreneur Awards

Authored by westechmedia
Posted: Wed, 04/10/2019 - 8:34pm

Former BBC Reporter Kally Adderkin-Hall met up with current BBC Presenter Naga Munchetty at the Heropreneur Awards.

Kally who is from Exeter was at the ceremony in her role as executive producer of the video production company KAH Productions, where as Naga was their hosting the awards.

Exeter School changing lives with its 18th annual concert for WaterAid

Authored by Exeter School
Posted: Wed, 04/10/2019 - 6:44pm

For the 18th year running and with support from South West Water and On Tap Water, the talented young musicians and singers from Exeter School will perform a special concert to raise funds for international charity WaterAid.  

All proceeds from the concert, which takes place at St Michael's Church, Heavitree, from 7:30pm on Wednesday 1 May, will go directly to WaterAid projects in countries like Zambia, helping some of the country's poorest communities gain access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

Queen’s Drive Space reopens for new season of fun!

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 04/10/2019 - 2:18pm

Queen’s Drive Space in Exmouth has reopened for a new season with a top line-up of entertainment and fun planned for all the family from now until September.

The outdoor space on the seafront, created by East Devon District Council, features a Jurassic-themed play park, scrumptious food and drink stalls and an events area for live performances and big screen films and live streamed shows from theatres across the UK.

Avengers fans assemble at Vue Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 04/09/2019 - 10:27pm

One of the most hotly-anticipated films of 2019 is almost here, and Vue Exeter is giving fans the chance to mark the release of Avengers: Endgame in a very special way.

The latest release in Marvel’s Avengers franchise, Endgame follows directly from the events in last year’s Avengers: Infinity War and those who wish to relive the events of Infinity War can enjoy a screening on the evening of Wednesday 24th April, before being able to be one of the very first to seeAvengers: Endgame when it is screened immediately afterwards at 12:01am on Thursday.

Local talent given opportunity to take centre stage at this year's Exeter Festival

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Mon, 04/08/2019 - 9:30am

Local bands and solo performers are being given the opportunity to take to the stage at this year’s all new Exeter Festival.

The call has gone out for local talent to appear at the Festival, which takes place during the first weekend of July.

Bands and solo performers are being asked to send in examples of their music to Festival organisers, who will then select the acts.

Easter Holiday fun at The Donkey Sanctuary

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 04/06/2019 - 11:01am

The Donkey Sanctuary has a packed programme of activities over the Easter holidays. Visitors can help celebrate the charity’s Golden Anniversary and take part in an Easter Egg hunt around the Sidmouth sanctuary. The Easter Holiday Hunt is the perfect way to explore the sanctuary and find out more about some of the most iconic donkeys that have been brought into the care of The Donkey Sanctuary over the years.