Exeter Cathedral was transformed into a rural scene on Tuesday evening when HRH the Countess of Wessex attended the first night performance of Tarka the Opera, a specially commissioned work for the Two Moors Festival.
The audience were treated to a cast of professional musicians and singers alongside the Dorchester Choral Society and school children from four Exeter schools in a two hour performance of the opera. The Countess (pictured above) who is patron of the Festival, arrived at the Royal Clarence Hotel on Cathedral Green where she met Festival organisers, sponsors and patrons...
Budding ghost hunters can get into the ‘spirit’ of Halloween this year by taking part in the ever popular Spooks and Broomsticks Tours.
Run by Exeter’s Red Coat Guides, these FREE guided walking tours take place on Thursday 29 October and depart from outside the Royal Clarence Hotel, Cathedral Yard, from 6.15pm, with the last tour departing at 7pm. The tours are suitable for all ages, and no booking is required.
People need to bring along a torch or lantern and dress up in a spooky outfit if they dare! Those attending...
Following previous successful Chorister Open Days, Exeter Cathedral Choir is hosting a similar opportunity for children on Saturday 28th November 2015.
This is open to boys and girls between the ages of seven and nine who enjoy singing. It is a great chance for young people to be encouraged and coached by professional musicians in an inspirational setting.
The children will have a great time with the current choristers, rehearsing and then singing with them in the Cathedral. In addition they will have a special opportunity to take part in the annual Christingle Service....
From 200 years away Jakob and Wilhelm, the Brothers Grimm, make a wish on a magic fish to know whether the tales they collected will still be known by children in the future. They magically find themselves in Exeter in 2015 rhyming children through Grimm’s Fairy Tales such as The Fisherman and His Wife. Children will have the opportunity to decorate their own magic paper wishing fish.
Performances at 10.30 and 13.00. £5 admission.
Please note: the morning performance is a more family orientated storytelling session,...
Come along to explore the fascinating and gruesome parts of history.Travel back in time to a different period of history every week with themed crafts, costumes, and horrible history facts!
This week our theme is EPIC EGYPTIANS. What made the Egyptians so epic? Come and find out! Find out about the gruesome process of mummification and make your own mummy. Plus have a go at making a cartouche and writing in hieroglyphs
Suitable for ages 6-12 (children can be left and collected at the end of the session).
With a passion for plants, and a keen interest in landscape and gardens, Caradoc Doy has been a professional horticulturist for almost 25 years. His talk will cover a brief history of the remarkable Veitch family nurseries, based in Exeter during the 19th and 20th centuries.
It will highlight some of the historical Veitch features still to be seen in Exeter today, as well as shedding light on some of the horticultural achievements still recognised by the gardening world to this day.