Ibiza Orchestra Live comes to Exeter

Ibiza Orchestra Live comes to Exeter Castle on the Friday 3rd September for an epic performance.

Phats & Small will be performing live at Exeter Castle on Friday 3rd September as a warm up for our Ibiza Orchestra! Best known for their international hit "Turn Around", Phats & Small will be bringing you classic tunes straight from the White Isle. Following this, you will see Ibiza classics 2021, featuring a full 26-piece orchestra.

With only a couple months left until the event, ticket sales for this event are rocketing with over 1,000 tickets sold already....

Kieran Charles putting the finishing touches to his chocolate castle

Kieran's Castle

Super talented patisserie chef Kieran Charles set himself a challenge for Lockdown 3.0, creating the Disney Cinderella Castle out of chocolate. This stunning piece involved 17 kilos of 100% dark chocolate and took about 100 hours to make - completed just in time for Easter!

Kieran who’s 20 and from South Devon, trained at the Cordon Bleu school in london before landing a job as pastry demi-chef de partie at the Ritz in London. Before that, he studied at South Devon College and did his apprenticeship at Salcombe Harbour Hotel. During lockdown, he’s been back with his family near...

UK Rum Festivals are coming to Exeter!

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Posted: Tue, 07/18/2017 - 2:42pm

On the Saturday 29th July 2016 the UK Rum Festivals, now in their 5th year, are bringing their renowned Rum extravaganza to Exeter! We’re thrilled to announce that the Exeter Rum Festival will be taking place at Exeter Castle from 12noon until 7pm.

With it now being confirmable that there will be over 100 different Rums on offer, there’s something for Rum experts and novices alike to enjoy. With the opportunity to take your favourite Rum home on the day, not only will there be free samples of every Rum but there will also be a range of delicious Rum cocktails to suit everyone’s Rum...

Exeter leads the way as Vegans launch first nationwide festival

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Posted: Wed, 05/10/2017 - 9:39am

Exeter and East Devon will be playing a major role in a nationwide three-week Vegan Festival of Britain that begins later this month.

Restaurants, shops and cafes will be putting on special events or promotions to highlight the wide range of delicious animal-free products that are now available, from ice-cream and handmade chocolate to dairy-free pizzas and sushi. There will be a chance to attend a cookery demonstration, book for special one-off three-course meals, and sample vegan versions of everything from a good old-fashioned full English breakfast to a luxurious champagne and...

Secrets of Powderham Castle revealed in new exhibition

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Posted: Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:21am

Family secrets uncovered by the new Earl of Devon, Charlie Courtenay - including an ancestor so close to Henry V that the King had him buried in his Royal tomb in Westminster Abbey – are revealed in a new exhibition at Powderham castle. Details of the life of the Earl’s 15th Century ancestor, Richard Courtenay, a childhood friend of King Henry V and, as an adult, his closest adviser, are presented to visitors this season. On display in the Castle, which opened its doors to visitors this month, are medieval manuscripts from the Courtenay archives never before seen in public. The manuscripts...

Exciting new exhibitors at Exeter Food Festival 2017

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Posted: Thu, 03/30/2017 - 7:07am

Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink has announced new exhibitors for the 2017 festival as part of its Fresh at the Festival initiative. The scheme supports local independent start-ups and this year eight exciting new Fresh at the Festival exhibitors will feature alongside many festival favourites.

The initiative offers discounted stands and a one-day training and business support seminar to new exhibitors that have been in business for three years or less. Sponsor and Devon County Councillor, Andrew Leadbetter said: “We are continually looking to encourage and support...

Exeter takes centre stage for a sensational summer of music

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Posted: Wed, 02/01/2017 - 3:59pm

This summer is set to be an explosive year for music, with two fantastic events taking place at the home of the Earl and Countess of Devon, Powderham Castle.

Your ultimate weekend of music starts with the fantastic Olly Murs, with his much anticipated 24 hours tour set to wow 15,000 fans on July 29 2017. You can expect an explosive event with all of Olly’s best known tracks including ‘ You Don’t Know Love, Grow Up, Dance With Me Tonight, Troublemaker, Heart Skips A Beat and Dear Darlin’ to name just a few.

You can also enjoy the very best local food and drink at the event...

Bryan Adams announces Exeter show

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Posted: Mon, 11/28/2016 - 11:15am

The Canadian, multi-platinum recording artist, Bryan Adams has today (Monday 28th November 2016) announced he will perform in Exeter next year. Bryan Adams will perform outdoors at Powderham Castle, Exeter on Thursday 13th July 2017, as a continuation of his Get Up Tour. This is one of just a handful of outdoor shows the Canadian musician will perform in the UK next year. Bryan Adams said: “I’m delighted to be continuing my tour and heading to Exeter next summer. It will give me an opportunity to perform tracks from my latest album, Get Up, as well as some of my earlier classics. It’s...

Don’t miss the show-stopping WESC Foundation Annual Fashion Show - bigger and better than ever before…

Event Date: 
20/10/2016 - 7:00pm
Exeter Castle

Compered by Judi Spiers, WESC will host a fabulous evening of style and glamour brought to you by Sally Allen Fashion and models showcasing exclusive jewellery from independent Michael Spiers. Students from Exeter College will also be modelling their own designs.

Fantastic auction prizes with popular auctioneer, BBC Homes Under the Hammer, Graham Barton, plus the opportunity to bid for high-end luxury lots in a silent auction via the WESC website.

Devon artist gains international acclaim

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Posted: Tue, 08/16/2016 - 12:40pm

Nigel Mason, a 63-year-old artist from Ilfracombe, Devon, has been gaining international acclaim in the art world with a solo exhibition of his work just finished at MIVA Fine Art gallery in Sweden.

Featuring over 40 oil paintings and 10 charcoal sketches, the exhibition – which ran from 5th – 11th August – saw art collectors flock to the prestigious gallery in Stockholm, which celebrates 30 years in the fine art industry this year. With his first international solo show under his belt, Nigel’s star is firmly on the rise after just a year working as a professional artist. Nigel...