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Exeter Pound launches next month

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:44am

On Tuesday 1 September the local currency for Exeter goes live as the Exeter Pound is launched in front of Exeter Cathedral between 10.30am and noon. At 11am the first Exeter Pound will be spent by the Lord Mayor of Exeter. There will be a community market set upLo in front of the cathedral with a selection of local traders who have stepped up to be the first of many to take the local currency and will run until 5pm. Exeter Pounds can be bought and spent on the spot. A programme of entertainment will run throughout the day, including local musicians. Speaking at the launch will be Ben...

Lunchtime Bite: Ancient Stoicism

Event Date: 
14/09/2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Monday 14th September 2015, 13.00-14.00

In ancient Greece and Rome, Stoic philosophers were famous for offering guidance which could help people to meet life’s emotional challenges.

Christopher Gill suggests that their advice can be valuable for us today and that there are striking parallels with some modern approaches in psychotherapy.

The talk is illustrated with selective readings from the ancient Stoics.

Ticket Information

£3 adults, £2 Cathedral Concession*, available online or from 01392 285983

http://www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/event/...

Two arrested after PCSO assaulted in Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 08/05/2015 - 11:16am

Two men have been arrested following reports of disorderly behaviour in Exeter.

Police officers were called to the Cathedral Green on Tuesday 4 August shortly before 7.15pm after a group were reportedly acting in a disorderly manner in a local restaurant.

When officers arrived to speak to the group, a man became aggressive and allegedly assaulted a male PCSO by pushing him to the floor.

Two men were arrested at the scene.

A 20-year-old man from Oxford was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a PCSO and taken to Heavitree Road police station.

Jack...

The Exeter Book: "Widsith"

Event Date: 
02/09/2015 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral (Library and Archives, Palace Gate)

Wednesday 2nd September 2015, 13.00-15.30 (Library and Archives, Palace Gate)

Your opportunity to experience the oldest book of English literature in existence – right here in Exeter!

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. Within its 246 pages are some 40 poems and nearly 100...

Lunchtime Bite: Exeter Cathedral Film Premiere

Event Date: 
01/09/2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Tuesday 1st September 2015, 13.00-14.00

Rob Edmonds from NRG Film Productions

NRG (Tilted Vision) are the film company who have been commissioned to make a film capturing the most important and interesting facts and anecdotes about Exeter Cathedral. It is hoped the film will inspire and excite visitors, predominantly school groups, before they tour the Cathedral itself.

Discover the process that the production company followed in the making of the film and be one of the first to see their work at this exclusive screening.

Ticket Information

£3 adults...

Summer 2015: Archaeology Explorers

Event Date: 
27/08/2015 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Thursday 27th August, 10.00-12.00 or 13.30-15.30

Come and be an archaeologist for the day! Archaeologists use all sorts of evidence to find out more about people in the past, including their poo! Can you sort which poo belongs to which time period? Get stuck into our fake poo to find all the clues you need to make your historical discovery.

Suitable for ages 6-14. Please book online or call 01392 285983

http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/95256

Summer 2015: Archaeology Explorers

Event Date: 
27/08/2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Thursday 27th August, 10.00-12.00 or 13.30-15.30

Come and be an archaeologist for the day! Archaeologists use all sorts of evidence to find out more about people in the past, including their poo! Can you sort which poo belongs to which time period? Get stuck into our fake poo to find all the clues you need to make your historical discovery.

Suitable for ages 6-14. Please book online or call 01392 285983

http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/95256

Summer 2015: Awesome Archaeology

Event Date: 
25/08/2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Tuesday 25th August, 10.00-12.00 or 13.30-15.30

Find out what an archaeologist does and get the chance to meet a real one! Become an archaeologist yourself and take part in our mini-digs. What can you find? How old do you think it is? Are you good at jigsaws? - help us to put back together a pot that was discovered in pieces. Finally, create your own dig to take home using artefacts and plaster.

Suitable for ages 6-12. Please book online or call 01392 285983

http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/95255

Summer 2015: Bounce Into Wednesday

Event Date: 
19/08/2015 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral (Chapter House)

Wednesday 19th August, 10.00-15.00 (Chapter House)

Come and bounce the day away in the Chapter House.

It’s a place for parents and carers to relax and have a cup of tea or coffee with friends while your little ones bounce away the day for free.

Refreshments will be available to purchase and we will have extra castle activities to try too at a small cost.

Particularly suitable for younger children and toddlers (upper age limit for the bouncy castle is 11 yrs) Your donation will help to ensure that these events can be offered again.

Ancient floor uncovered at Exeter Cathedral

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:46am

An ancient tiled floor described as the "finest medieval tile pavement surviving in Devon and Cornwall" has been revealed for the first time in decades.

The floor has been uncovered as part of planned renovation work to the Cathedral. It is in a room above a Chapel, which in the Middle Ages was used as the Exchequer and in the 20th century as the Song School for boy choristers.

The decorative tiled floor has intricate patterns and was laid in the late 13th century.

The nearest similar medieval floor is in Winchester Cathedral.

The Cathedral’s Archaeologist,...

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