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Female only group set to launch memberships and lands partnership with luxury South West holiday company 

Six Degrees, a female-only networking organisation based in Exeter, has announced a partnership with locally based, independent holiday lettings company, Luxury Coastal and has also confirmed its long anticipated membership offering is launching soon on 12 May.

Six Degrees was formed in 2018 by Sarah Jepson – also the owner of boutique marketing agency Attention Marketing – and offers a range of inspiring in-person events as well as online content for its female-only community which has grown in excess of 350 across the South West.

“We have a fully subscribed membership...

Exeter College's Festival of Carols set to kick off Christmas

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Mon, 11/18/2019 - 12:17pm

Date: 5th December 2019

Location: Exeter Cathedral

Timings: Doors open 6.30pm, 7.30pm start

Admission: Free, donations to college charities welcomed

Exeter College’s annual Festival of Carols will be kicking off Christmas in the stunning setting of Exeter Cathedral, complete with performances from college students; all in the name of charity.

The evening starts with a candle lit procession through the nave followed by performances from Exeter College students, orchestra and choir. The event is free to attend but collection boxes will be available...

4 Tips for Creating Spectacular British Roasts

Authored by Sam Richards
Posted: Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:29am

A great roast is a wonderful thing and something that many of us will reminisce about long after the last lick of gravy has passed our lips. Learning how to master the roast is a great thing and here are some tips to help you do so.

1. Potatoes

Begin by preheating the oven to 220° C and place a large lump of duck fat on a try in the oven to begin rendering. This will take about ten minutes.

The potatoes will need to be peeled and partially boiled for about 8 minutes in a seasoned water.

Pour them into a colander to drain the water and then shake the...

Two adults and two children run through trees in the dark

Shaun the Sheep is on the run this Halloween at Haldon Forest Park

Join Haldon Forest Park this Halloween for a Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Run !

To celebrate Aardman’s new film A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, in cinemas 18 October, Shaun the Sheep welcomes all the family to enjoy this spooktacular 3km glow run on 30 October.

The route through the trees is lit up with fantastic colour and characters from the film are there to guide your way... but beware the Hazmats! Runners each receive a pair of Shaun the Sheep ears to decorate with UV paint to really make you glow before you venture into the forest.

Music and chat...

Festival Of The Dead Brings 'The Dark Carnival' To Life As It Arrives In Exeter On Spectacular 2019 Tour

Festival of the Dead brings 'The Dark Carnival' to life in Exeter

Authored by Paula_D
Posted: Sat, 09/14/2019 - 6:05am

Festival Of The Dead, the hugely popular 'deathly fiesta' lands at The Great Hall, University of Exeter on Friday 25th October for its 4th year touring, with brand new, mind-blowing production infusing carnival, circus, theatre and clubbing. New for 2019, Festival of the Dead presents 'The Dark Carnival' featuring a whole new cast of characters and otherworldly creations, acrobats, circus performers, magnificent carnival processions through the crowd, and much more, all set to a high octane soundtrack.

Only Festival Of The Dead can dazzle the crowds with the UK's largest touring...

Family carers to be celebrated in Exeter city artwork

Family carers to be celebrated in Exeter city artwork

Authored by Paula_D
Posted: Fri, 09/13/2019 - 12:23pm

Local artist Leo Jamelli has collaborated with the University of Exeter to create a piece of emotional public artwork to be displayed in City Centre.

The large-scale artwork, created to celebrate carers, will be shown between 8.00pm and Midnight on both 20th and 21st September. It will appear on the historic St Catherine's Almshouse, on the site of the iconic ruin in the Princesshay shopping precinct.

Funded by a University of Exeter Arts and Culture Fellowship, Leo's artwork is inspired by research currently being developed by Dr Catriona McKenzie and Dr Siobhan O'Dwyer as...

Six over 50s are following a Nordic walking leader up a hill

Over 50s invited to Love Later Life and get active in nature

Age UK Devon, Forestry England and Active Devon invite people aged over 50 to join a day of FREE taster activities at Haldon Forest Park, near Exeter. It is a well-known fact that being active in the natural environment can be beneficial to both physical and mental health. A walk or a jog through the woods will increase activity levels, improve overall fitness and boost wellbeing. It’s just as important to enjoy good health when you are aged 50 and over, which is why this ‘Loving Later Life’ event invites people to try new and alternative activities, or revisit an old hobby, to immerse...

Hotel du Vin ‘music in the lounge’ launch creates that ‘Friday feeling…’

Authored by Glen King PR
Posted: Mon, 07/29/2019 - 12:47pm

Exeter professionals and residents from Southernhay and Magdalen Road kick-started the weekend in style with an evening of great food, live music and social networking at a special event hosted by Hotel du Vin, to launch its new series of ‘Live music in the Lounge’.

The prosecco flowed and complimentary dishes from the hotel’s new summer menu were sampled on the terrace with guests enjoying the sunshine and listening to live music by Kate Ferguson of ‘Hot Ginger’, adding to the chilled atmosphere. Membership cards to the new loyalty scheme were handed out for 20% off food and drink...

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…

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:22am

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.

Starting and ending at the relaxed and family-friendly environment of the Double Locks , participants will walk alongside the canal returning to see a raft of glowing candles, each one...

Nurse and patient at the Kings House Day Hospice

Local fundraising group needs extra hands to help raise vital funds for end of life services in Crediton

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Thu, 06/13/2019 - 10:33am

We are a friendly, social group who raise money to support the Hospice services that are provided in Crediton and the surrounding communities.

We enjoy organising fun, local events in the town and are proud to say we raise thousands of pounds each year to help support the local nurses who care for people in our community in their homes when they have been given a terminal diagnosis and need expert end of life care.

We hold regular coffee mornings, a Ladies Pamper Evening and support those who open their gardens for us in the summer. Our next big event is on Friday 28th June...

Di and Sammi Rosser on the Twilight Walk

Hospiscare's Twilight Walk: Di & Sammi Rosser's Story

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Sat, 05/18/2019 - 11:20am

In 2016, Di & Sammi Rosser took part in the Twilight Walk simply because it sounded like a fun event and they felt that Hospiscare was a charity worth supporting. They could never have imagined two years later they would be walking in memory, having placed a photo of their much loved husband and dad Jeff on their memory star and displaying it, with so many others, within the special memory tent at The Maer, Exmouth.

“Behind our smiles and excitement about taking part in last year’s Twilight Walk is a terrible sadness and grief at the loss of a loving husband and dad to cancer...

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