Jay Blades joins forces with literacy charity to inspire adults to learn to read

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 01/25/2022 - 11:12pm

Repair Shop presenter Jay Blades is taking part in a new BBC documentary which will follow his journey as he faces up to the challenge of learning to read as an adult with charity Read Easy UK.

Jay concealed his inability to read until he was in his 30s, after he struggled to learn to read as a child. Jay is not alone - a quarter of all children in England leave primary school (1), like Blades, unable to read to the expected level. Nearly seven million adults in the UK have very poor literacy skills (2). Many are too ashamed or embarrassed to come forward and ask for help....

Visiting Exeter just got a lot more interesting

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 03/28/2017 - 5:16pm

Visit Exeter - a new brand for the city - is being launched today (29 March).

Exeter City Council’s tourism team will launch its new identity at the iconic Royal Albert Memorial Museum.

Formerly marketed as part of the Heart of Devon Tourism Partnership, a new brand has been developed for Exeter, celebrating the diversity of experiences on offer here, and helping Exeter on its journey as one of the South West’s best love cities. The launch will focus on eight fantastic experiences, celebrating not only the tradition and heritage the city is often best known for, but also...

Jurassic themed adventure golf course ready or action!

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 03/24/2017 - 8:42pm

East Devon District Council and LED are proud to announce that Seaton’s new Jurassic themed adventure golf course at Seafield Gardens, is now ready for play and will be opened officially at 10.30am on Friday 7 April, although people will be able to play on it from 1 April 2017.

Built on the site of the former putting green, the course’s eye-catching design features plenty of fun Jurassic themed course decorations and timber or stone obstacles, in the shape of stone fossils, dinosaur bones, dinosaur eggs, rocks/boulders and fossil style edging of the golfing areas.


Outdoor Explorer Club launches at Killerton

The National Trust is launching an Outdoor Explorer Club for kids at the Killerton estate near Exeter. The club is all about adventures and exploring – with no parents allowed.

The importance of outdoor experiences in childhood is part of the National Trust’s strategy to engage young people with nature as part of its Land, Outdoors and Nature programme. One of the goals the Trust has set itself is to re-connect children with nature, which benefits physical and mental wellbeing.

Rebuilding the connections between children and nature is also vital to ensuring we can continue...

New start for local folk choir

Authored by Sarah Owen
Posted: Sun, 09/20/2015 - 6:58am

An Exeter singing group is set for big changes from this September. Run by Devon music charity Wren Music under their Voices In Common banner, the Exeter Folk Choir VOICES IN COMMON is getting a new look, including a new venue, new songs, and is ready to welcome new members.

The new look choir will be based at the Exeter Community Centre, 17 St David's Hill, Exeter EX4 3RG. The group was the first folk choir that Wren Music formed a couple of decades ago and over its long history, the choir has travelled widely, made CDs, been on residential weekends and welcomed other choirs...

Craftsmanship Workshop: Stained Glass Mini-Hanger

Event Date: 
02/07/2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

Thursday 2nd July 2015, 10.00-16.00 (Pearson Education Centre)

Create mini-hanging stained glass crafts with Catherine Packham

£30 (plus £7 for materials on the day)

A day’s tuition and crafting including refreshments. Bring your own lunch or receive 10% off in the café. Booking Essential

Booking Information

Please telephone 01392 285983 (Monday-Friday 09.00-17.00) or book online

Adults play tennis for FREE

Event Date: 
13/06/2015 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Exwick Tennis Club, Exeter

Come and Join the fun this Saturday 13th June from 12 noon-2pm at Exwick Tennis Club, have a tour of our fantastic facilities meet the team and play some fun social tennis.

There will be refreshments available and all equipment if provided.

To book your FREE place complete online booking form here:

The Organs and Organists of Exeter Cathedral

Event Date: 
05/11/2014 - 1:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

There have been organs in the cathedral since at least 1284. Who built and maintained them, and who have the organists been? This talk will address these and many other questions and also include information newly discovered.

Lecture: Medieval Tombs - Meeting Places of the Living and the Dead

Event Date: 
31/10/2014 - 1:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

The border between the living and the dead could be very permeable in the Middle Ages, especially at this time of year.

Naomi Howell (University of Exeter) will explain how medieval beliefs about ghosts, bodies, and restless spirits are reflected in art, literature, and the tombs of Exeter Cathedral.

Tickets £3.

Please call 01392 413174 to book

French Evening Classes

Event Date: 
27/09/2018 - 6:00pm to 06/12/2018 - 8:00pm



• A course for those who wish to improve their conversation skills and already have some French. • Ten 1 hour sessions concentrating on conversation, with some grammar input. • Thursdays at 6.00 p.m. in Room 816 at Exmouth Community College. • September 27th to December 7th inclusive (EXCEPT: October 25th ) • £65 payable at the first session • Contact Gill Yates:


• Classes for those who may have followed a beginners’ course or who have a limited...