Social Diary

Frances and her family - from left to right Jake, Kerry, Frances, Carla and Dan

Candles on the Canal: Family, Live Music and a Time to Remember…

Candles on the Canal is a new event hosted by local charity Hospiscare. Its purpose is to bring hundreds of local people together for a relaxed and uplifting evening in memory of loved ones who have died, taking place on Saturday 21 September from 4:30pm. Everyone is welcome regardless of who they are remembering, how long ago their loved ones died or whether they were looked after by Hospiscare.




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App-assisted 60-minute walk launched in Exeter

Authored by jontyh1234
Posted: Thu, 03/29/2018 - 7:33am

A new activity is hitting the streets of Exeter this week with the launch of the Tramble App, a 60-minute walking challenge where you answer 10 questions based on what you see along the route. 

There are currently two of the Tramble walks in Exeter with more to follow in the summer. 

I went out and did the Exeter Cathedral and Quay Tramble and saw a few parts of hidden Exeter that I have always somehow missed before. There is the House that Moved and a famous literary connection I was dumbfounded by. 

Exeter & Heart of Devon Hotels & Restaurants Assoc raise over £1,500 for charity in one evening

Authored by Cameron Hodder
Posted: Sat, 03/10/2018 - 3:43pm

Members of the Exeter & Heart of Devon Hotels & Restaurants Association raised over £1,500.00 for Hospitality Action at this year’s annual dinner held at the Deer Park Country House Hotel on Monday 5th March. The funds have been allocated to local heroes taking part in Le Tour de Cuisine 2018, The Cotswold Cycle Challenge on Monday 4th June 2018.

Singles Social Group in Exeter

Authored by S.P.A. Singles Social Group
Posted: Tue, 01/16/2018 - 9:10am

Social Group for people who are single and 50ish+ 
Our primary goal is to operate a social club where members are able to have fun and make the most of the facilities and events around them in the local area. Although we are not a dating agency, some members do become couples and we welcome this.

S.P.A. Exeter has a policy of meeting and greeting new members at our weekly Tuesday bar night, at the Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road,Exeter EX24SQ. Our friendly members always help you to feel welcome and part of the group.

Mihangelf Promotions bring Banco de Gaia to South Devon

Authored by Mihangelf
Posted: Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:08am

Mihangelf Promotions is a relatively new music promotions enterprise in South Devon putting on live music. 

Thus far, there have been five events at the Unit 23 Live venue in Totnes, formerly South Devon Arts Centre, a short hop away on the train or up the A38. 

The enterprise is run by music lover Mike Fraser who lives local to Totnes. 

Genres of music focused on are psychedelic rock, psychedeliic/ambient/world dance and progressive rock, though don't be surprised at the occasional reggae or folk event.

Ladies Do Lympstone at Christmas

Authored by Jane Blanchard
Posted: Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:38pm

Ladies Do Lunch, Exeter’s premier dining club, celebrated Christmas with a superb champagne and canapé reception and a sumptuous lunch at Lympstone Manor near Exmouth. Celebrity chef Michael Caines (pictured above) took time out from the kitchen to say hello to the assembled members.  Founder and hostess Sally Sedgman reduced the room to uncontrollable laughter with her account of Chaos at Christmas, a hilarious guide to putting the festive season into perspective. 

Exeter Audi steps it up a gear to celebrate new state-of-the-art centre

Authored by Glen King PR
Posted: Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:47am

Over 200 guests helped to celebrate the official opening of the new £8.5m Marshall Exeter Audi terminal building, almost double the size of the former centre and with extensive customer parking.  The event helped to showcase the latest Audi Terminal concept and the glittering 15-car showroom. 

Exeter Chamber of Commerce celebrates 150th Anniversary

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 11/27/2017 - 6:21am

Exeter Chamber of Commerce celebrated their 150th Exeter Anniversary in style with 360 people attending the annual Exeter Business Dinner which took place on Friday 17th November at Sandy Park Conference Centre.

Charlie and AJ Courtenay, Earl and Countess of Devon, gave the main address of the evening, sharing their vision for Powderham Castle in the future, as well as an insight into the ancient family’s part in the city and region’s history.

Ladies Do Lunch at Deer Park

Authored by Jane Blanchard
Posted: Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:42am

Ladies Do Lunch, Exeter’s highly successful dining club, paid a visit to the recently refurbished Deer Park Hotel near Honiton where they enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the beautiful Italian garden, looking resplendent in the early Autumn sunshine. 

Then followed a tour of the kitchen garden from head gardener Ollie who passed on some tasty tips about growing vegetables and herbs. 

After a champagne reception, the ladies enjoyed a three course lunch in the hotel’s award-winning Loxton’s restaurant.

Denley's Essence of India Summer Showcase

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 08/12/2017 - 9:31am

Award-winning Topsham Restaurant, Denley’s Essence of India, hosted a Summer Showcase last week, for local businesses in Topsham and the local media to sample its latest dishes, as well as the kitchen’s specialities.

The restaurant, situated on the main road through the village, seats up to 40 people and has been recognised by the British Curry Awards for its fantastic cuisine from across the regions of India. With a selection of dishes and appetisers for all to enjoy and sample, the restaurant was packed with food lovers - it was a night to remember!

Showcasing the future of green energy in Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 07/24/2017 - 9:13am

A team of local experts made up of renewables company Beco Energy, Exeter City Council and protective film specialists, Packexe, have recently collaborated to produce a showcase for the future of green energy in Exeter.

The exciting project is part of a wider initiative to encourage business based on Marsh Barton and Sowton Industrial Estate to ‘go green’ and improve the local environment through renewable technologies.

The event was a roaring success, with tempting canapés supplied by Taste Catering and plenty of wine, speeches and laughs from everyone.