Step out in spooky Exeter this Halloween!

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:31am

On Tuesday (31 October), Exeter’s Red Coat Guides will be running their annual Spooks & Broomsticks tour of the city.

Discover more about the most haunted parts of Exeter, with fascinating, spooky tales suitable for all the family.

Tours start from 6.15pm and will be running regularly until 7pm. They are completely free of charge with no need to book, just turn up at the Richard Hooker statue on Cathedral Green and join a tour. Fancy dress is very welcome!

Normally an annual tradition, these popular Halloween tours were unable to run in 2016 due to the...

The Shakespeare Authorship Debate and Historical Responsibility

Event Date: 
23/04/2015 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

There is much rhetoric flung about these days by supporters and denigrators of William Shakespeare. Did he write the plays and poems that bear his name – or were they the work of another Renaissance genius, such as Marlowe or Bacon? Or was it the Earl of Oxford? Or a whole committee of intellectuals?

Such is the range of possible authorships put forward that members of the public can be forgiven for being bewildered. Why is there so much doubt when the first folio of Shakespeare’s works clearly has his name on the cover?

But of all the questions that arise from the...

Honour for Cathedral stonemason

Chris Sampson, who is responsible for overseeing all the conservation and building work at Exeter Cathedral has been awarded the highest honour his profession boasts - that of the title ‘Master Mason’.

Just four or five craftsman a year are awarded this honour, which recognises their skills, knowledge and overall contributions to their craft.

Chris, who is the Clerk of Works for Exeter Cathedral but was previously head stonemason at Salisbury Cathedral for 16 years said: “It’s a great honour to be nominated for this, let alone get it. I’m thrilled. I hope that this might...

Workshop: Festive Felt Brooches

Event Date: 
11/12/2013 - 11:00am
Exeter Cathedral Education Centre

Festive Felt Brooches

Make your very own wet-felted flower brooch. Ideal as a gift for a loved one or as a special treat for yourself! Bring your under fives along and we’ll keep them entertained while you create!

Wednesday 11 December 11am-noon or Friday 13 December 11am-noon.


Booking is essential as places are limited. Call 01392 413174 for your spot now.

Details of Exeter's Remembrance Sunday Service announced

The Lord Mayor of Exeter, Cllr Rachel Lyons, together with the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon, Wing Commander Brian Wills-Pope MBE DL and other civic and military dignitaries with a connection to Exeter, will be commemorating Remembrance Sunday on 10 November with an open air service around the War Memorial in Northenhay Gardens.

The Standards as well as representatives from military, ex-service and civil associations will also be in attendance, and all members of the public are welcome to attend.

The service will start at 10.50am once the civic party has processed from the...