Victorian Society: Historic Exeter deserves better

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 02/09/2020 - 11:43am

An incongruously large development planned for Exeter would greatly overshadow the surrounding low-rise historic townscape

The Victorian Society has objected to proposed plans to build two blocks on the site of the Harlequins shopping centre within Exeter’s Central Conservation Area – which is characterised by predominantly low-rise 18th and 19th century buildings.

Curious About Exeter - quirky heritage walks for the Curious!

Event Date: 
10/01/2020 - 10:30am to 31/12/2020 - 4:00pm
Exeter City Centre, Starting from: Northenhay Gardens, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RY

Have fun discovering Exeter with two, quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.

Are you curious about Exeter? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Exeter a fascinating place to explore!

CLIC for Christmas 2019

Event Date: 
14/12/2019 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

This is our fifth annual CLIC for Christmas concert raising funds for CLIC Sargent. Once again, we will be hosting a celebration of Christmas in the beautiful Exeter Cathedral and will be joined by one of the winners of our Devon Schools Choir Competition, Exmouth Community College. In addition we are again thrilled to be welcoming the CLIC Sargent singers, a group of exceptionally talented young people who have all benefitted from the support of CLIC Sargent and will be sharing their stories with us as well as their beautiful music.

Exeter College's Record Breaking Festival of Carols

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 12/11/2018 - 3:47pm

Exeter College is celebrating a record breaking fundraising year - raising more than £1,400 for charity - at its annual Festival of Carols.

Each year the College raises money at the event for its charity of the year as chosen by the staff and students.  This year the college raised a record breaking £1,453.50 in aid of Nightstop Devon.  The service took place at a packed Exeter Cathedral on Wednesday 5th December.

Tavistock school triumphs in Devon Schools Choir Competition

Authored by badredruby
Posted: Thu, 10/11/2018 - 10:16am

CLIC for Christmas 2018 - final lineup revealed

On 4th October, the finalists from the Devon Schools Choir Competition, run by La La Choirs, took centre stage at Southernhay URC and competed for a chance to perform in Exeter Cathedral at the annual sell out concert, CLIC for Christmas. Three choirs had been shortlisted and the choirs at the final sang two songs each. Yet again, the standard was incredibly high, giving the judging panel a really hard time deciding between them.

Croydon Male Voice Choir

Event Date: 
07/07/2018 - 12:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

Croydon Male Voice Choir, known throughout the Home Counties for choral excellence, will be holding a concert at Exeter Cathedral on at 12 noon.

CMVC, singing under the baton of Musical Director Richard Hoyle, will be over 50 members strong and will sing an eclectic selection from the wide repertoire of music for which the choir is noted.

Founded in Croydon in South London more than 40 years ago it has grown from small beginnings to a well balanced choir of some 70 voices.

Charity Concert to take place at Exeter Cathedral

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Mon, 04/30/2018 - 7:13pm

Following year of intense planning, a very special event for Hospiscare is scheduled to take place in Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 26 May at 7.30pm.

La La Choirs raise £17,000 for CLIC Sargent

Authored by badredruby
Posted: Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:02am

On Friday 8th December 2017, La La Choirs held their third annual ‘CLIC for Christmas’ concert at Exeter Cathedral. Performing to another sold-out audience, they started the festive season off with a bang with a selection of Christmas favourites, old and new.

La La Choirs were joined on stage by the winning choir from their Devon Schools Choir Competition, Kingsley School from Bideford, as well as the CLIC Sargent singers, a group of young people who have all at some point been CLIC Sargent service users and have taken part in their music programme.

Everlasting honour for city's wartime defenders

Authored by exetercathedral
Posted: Wed, 11/01/2017 - 3:10pm

Members of the Polish ‘307’ nightfighter squadron which defended Exeter during the Second World War will be honoured with a plaque in Exeter Cathedral this month, as the city marks the 75th anniversary of the Exeter Blitz.

The events on 15th November are part of ‘307 Squadron Day’, recalling the same date in 1942 when the squadron presented the city of Exeter with the Polish flag as a sign of international cooperation. This year’s events will be attended by His Excellency Arkady Rzegocki, Polish Ambassador to Great Britain.

307 Squadron Day in Exeter

Authored by NEWTOWN
Posted: Mon, 10/23/2017 - 4:00pm

307 Squadron Project invite you to a number of important events taking place in Exeter on Wednesday 15th November (307 Squadron Day) to honour the Polish 307 Squadron.

307 Squadron, part of the RAF, were night-fighters who fought the Luftwaffe over the skies of Britain and prevented Exeter from being totally destroyed during the blitz on the city in 1942.

This year is the 75th anniversary of when the squadron presented the city of Exeter with the Polish flag on 15th November 1942 in a sign of international cooperation.