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Everlasting honour for city's wartime defenders

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. Ambassador Rzegocki will unveil a plaque in the Cathedral’s St...

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.

The events on 15th November, ‘307 Squadron Day...

"Green|Blue" - the art of flood risk

Event Date: 
28/05/2017 - 12:00pm to 04/06/2017 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral Chapter House

“Green|Blue” is a series of black & white images of 'trees'. The work is derived from Environment Agency data on land at risk of flooding from rivers and the sea, separating out 21 river catchments around the South coast from the Sussex Ouse to the Bristol Avon.

The view from above has become normalised. Google Maps and OS Maps, city centre plans and ‘you are here’ stickers on the boards at local nature reserves, give the impression of omniscience and omnipotence. The very notion of ‘flood risk’ calls both our knowledge and power into question in the face of uncertainty and the...

Discover the Exeter Book

Event Date: 
07/06/2017 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Wednesday 7th June, 13.00-15.30

"The Father's Instruction"

Discover the oldest book of English literature in existence. Written in about 970AD, the Exeter Book is the oldest of only four surviving books of Anglo-Saxon literature anywhere in the world. Much admired for its beautiful writing and the quality of its verse, this unique book of poetry has been at Exeter Cathedral since Leofric, the first Bishop of Exeter, gave it to his church in around 1072.

Join us in the Cathedral Library & Archives to find out more about this very special book: how it was made,...

New appointment at Exeter Cathedral

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 05/06/2017 - 5:21pm

John Endacott, a senior partner at chartered accountants PKF Francis Clark, has been appointed as a member of the Chapter, the governing body of Exeter Cathedral. He will being great financial acumen and his professional experience will be invaluable to Chapter, as it grapples with financial challenges. John Endacott studied accountancy at Cardiff University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant 25 years ago. He has been a partner at the largest firm of accountants in the South West for nearly 20 years. The position is voluntary and is a way of serving the Church of England. John...

Organ Recital: Timothy Parsons

Event Date: 
31/08/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:45pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Organ Recital: Timothy Parsons Thursday 31st August at 19.00 Timothy Parsons (Exeter Cathedral) Programme to include Elgar’s Sonata in G and Duruflé’s Prélude, Adagio et Choral Varié sur le thème du “Veni Creator Spiritus” Ticket information Book your tickets now using our online box office or telephone (01392) 285983 Monday to Saturday. £8 adults, £5 students, FREE for children under 18. Drinks will be available to purchase before the recital begins. Book your tickets

http://www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/event/organ-recital/organ-recital-timothy-parsons.ashx

Organ Recital: Timothy Parsons

Event Date: 
31/08/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:45pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Organ Recital: Timothy Parsons Thursday 31st August at 19.00 Timothy Parsons (Exeter Cathedral) Programme to include Elgar’s Sonata in G and Duruflé’s Prélude, Adagio et Choral Varié sur le thème du “Veni Creator Spiritus” Ticket information Book your tickets now using our online box office or telephone (01392) 285983 Monday to Saturday. £8 adults, £5 students, FREE for children under 18. Drinks will be available to purchase before the recital begins. Book your tickets

http://www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/event/organ-recital/organ-recital-timothy-parsons.ashx

Organ Recital: Ed Jones

Event Date: 
10/08/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:45pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Organ Recital: Ed Jones Thursday 10th August at 19.00 Programme to include Peeters Suite Modale and Bach Prelude and Fugue in B minor BWV 544. Ticket information Book your tickets now using our online box office or telephone (01392) 285983 Monday to Saturday. £8 adults, £5 students, FREE for children under 18. Drinks will be available to purchase before the recital begins. Book your tickets

http://www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/event/organ-recital/organ-recital-ed-jones.ashx

BSO: Exotic Spice

Event Date: 
04/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

James Gaffigan

Alexandra Soumm

Once again, the BSO returns to Exeter Cathedral for an atmospheric season finale. Scheherazade consisted of “separate, unconnected episodes and pictures” as Rimsky-Korsakov himself put it, from The Arabian Nights: snapshots, in other words, of a world he never knew. It is a triumph of imagination over experience; a feast of sumptuous colours and brilliant instrumental effect by the man who literally wrote the book on orchestration. Much of this brilliance is achieved by continuously dotting the score with passages for solo instruments. The...

Exeter Christmas Market generates millions for the city

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 04/21/2017 - 9:35am

The results are in on an economic impact report recently commissioned by Market Place on the 2016 Exeter Christmas Market.

Once again the results clearly demonstrate the popularity and success of the market, designed and delivered by Market Place the UK’s leading specialist market operators.

With a footfall count of just under half a million (497,255) people, the Market has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2012.

What began as an ambitious plan by Market Place has developed into one of the leading seasonal attractions in the city of Exeter that...

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