Exeter Cathedral receives a £4.3million grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Exeter Cathedral, one of Europe’s greatest medieval cathedrals, is celebrating today after being awarded a £4.3million grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for their 2020s Development Appeal.

The project will reimagine the space at Exeter Cathedral, particularly focusing on the East End of the Cathedral, the Pearson Building and a new Cloister. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, the new interpretation of the building will enhance the visitor experience and offer greater accessibility for visitors.

Half of this Grade I listed building will be...

Aled Jones and Tamara Konstantin arrive in Exeter on the Holy Buildings Tour

The Aled Jones Holy Buildings Tour arrives in Exeter on 10th March when the former choir boy will showcase the talent of the fast rising classical composer and pianist Tamara Konstantin.

The tour, which kicked off at St Mary’s Church in Nottingham on 23rd February, takes in some of the most stunning holy buildings in the UK, including Manchester Monastery, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Coventry Cathedral and Durham Cathedral, before ending at St Asaph Cathedral on 26th March.

Tamara, who has been enjoying huge success with her new album ‘Resilience’, is accompanied by her...

Aled Jones - 2022 UK Tour

Event Date: 
10/03/2022 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

Aled Jones MBE, one of the classical world’s vocal powerhouses, has announced a very special tour for February and March 2022, as he brings his unique concert of music and stories to cathedrals and churches around the UK.

Beginning at St Mary’s Church in Nottingham on 23rd February, the tour will take in some of the most stunning holy buildings in the UK, including Bristol Cathedral, Manchester Monestary, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Coventry Cathedral and Durham Cathedral, before ending at St Asaph Cathedral on 26th March.

The tour will see Aled perform tracks from his...

La La Choirs' Exeter Cathedral Concert

Event Date: 
10/12/2021 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

La La Choirs will be making a rousing return to Exeter Cathedral next month for a very special Christmas concert in aid of Children's Hospice South West (CHSW).

The sixth annual concert by the popular community choir will take place on Friday, December 10 and tickets are available to buy now.

The La La Choirs, which boasts more than 250 members and has choirs in Exeter, Exmouth, Ottery St Mary and Plymouth, were unable to perform at the cathedral last year due to COVID 19 but despite the pandemic, members have not missed a single practice session, getting together virtually...

Seth Lakeman announces Exeter Cathedral show

West Country folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman will be celebrating 15 years of ‘Freedom Fields’ with a special show at Exeter Cathedral on 3rd November 2021.

Nominated for the coveted Mercury Music Prize in 2005 for 'Kitty Jay’, the record catapulted Lakeman into the forefront of the new British folk movement. His follow up was the gold-selling ‘Freedom Fields’ which was released twice in 2006. Produced by his brother Sean Lakeman it came out on iScream and was then re-released by Relentless (EMI) where it went on to become Seth’s first of 6 UK Top 40...

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.

The plans involve the demolition of the 1980s Harlequins Centre, which although not an architecturally significant building, it is relatively respectful of the surrounding townscape in terms of scale, and...

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!

With detailed directions, maps, clues, and interesting snippets about the history of Exeter and the people that have shaped it, whether you’...

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. Come along and get your Christmas off to a magical start...

Exeter College's Record Breaking Festival of Carols

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.

Sarah Lakey, Senior Community & Events Fundraiser for Nightstop Devon said: "Nightstop provides same day emergency overnight accommodation for young homeless...

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. Congratulations go to Mount Kelly ​from Tavistock,​ who just edged it on the day and were named the winners. The...