Picnic at home to celebrate VE Day Anniversary

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 04/28/2020 - 11:06pm

People in Exeter are being encouraged to have a ‘picnic in their parlour’ on 8 May to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.

On Friday 8 March it will be 75 years since the Allied victory in Europe during the Second World War.

There were plans to mark the occasion with an event in the city centre but the Coronavirus outbreak changed this.

Now with people staying home and keeping safe as a result of COVID-19, Exeter City Council is instead encouraging everyone to ‘picnic in their parlour’ to celebrate a day that ended the conflict in Europe and ultimately lead...

Your New Year guide to What’s On

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 12/24/2016 - 4:06pm

Ring in 2017 our essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend:


Peter Pan Exeter Northcott Theatre Escape to Neverland this Christmas. Join Wendy, John and Michael as they soar into the night sky with Peter, to a magical land of mermaids and fairy dust, where children can fly and all sorts of exciting adventures happen every day. But beware – danger is just around the corner. Captain Hook and the pirates are looking for revenge and Peter Pan is top of their list! The show runs until 1 January. https://exeternorthcott.co.uk

Beauty and the...

The hills of Dartmoor National Park come alive with the sound of celebration

Authored by Marina Morgan
Posted: Tue, 07/05/2016 - 3:56pm

Campaigning organisation 38 Degrees celebrates Campaign for National Parks 80th Anniversary at Dartmoor National Park

On Saturday 30th July campaigning organisation 38 Degrees and the charity Campaign for National Parks are celebrating our nation’s most beautiful landscapes. They're hosting free organised walks and natural art workshops at every national park in England, Scotland and Wales. We’re delighted to announce that Dartmoor National Park will be part of the celebrations!

80 years ago a group of people came together to launch a campaign get these magnificent places...

Your guide to what's on New Year's Eve

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 12/26/2015 - 5:55pm

See the Old Year out in style with our essential guide to What's On in an around Exeter on New Year's Eve.

New Year's Eve School Disco The Prospect Inn, Exeter Quay Skool Daze will be starting their first set at 9.30pm and it's free entry as always. School uniform fancy dress optional! Further details here .

New Year’s Eve 60s Party with Carnaby Street Heat of Oak Pinhoe, Exeter Party the night away in sixties fancy dress (optional) – top prize for best dressed. Canaby Street will be playing from 8.30pm. http://heartofoakexeter.co.uk/

John Gandys, Gandy Street,...

Free music lessons in Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 03/14/2015 - 4:25pm

Musicroom Exeter is supporting national Learn To Play Day, with free music lessons at the store on Saturday 21st March.

The annual event, run by the Music for All charity aims to encourage everyone to ‘Learn To Play’ a musical instrument.

Musicroom Exeter will be holding a series of free digital, guitar and samba taster workshops on Saturday 21st March at its store at 154 Sidwell Street, Exeter, Devon.

Local guitar teacher Rupert Mcdonald from the ‘Exeter Guitar School’ will be offering the following lessons on the day of the event:

10.30am – 11.30am - 2...

Events celebrate former Exeter Chiefs star's career

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:59am

Former Exeter Chiefs hooker, Chris Whitehead has confirmed a series of events celebrating his career in professional rugby having been forced into retirement earlier this year due to a neck injury.

Having had his stint in the Chiefs’ front row cut brutally short, Chris looks to celebrate his achievements with the club over the next 12 months before hanging up his boots for good.

Chris made over 50 appearances in a Chiefs’ shirt during his time at Sandy Park and secured himself a place in the club’s hall of fame courtesy of some incredible performances, including his...

Church school celebrates after being declared an outstanding school

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:56am

An East Devon Church school is celebrating after being declared an outstanding school.

Otterton Church of England VA Primary School was upgraded from good to outstanding in the latest report by the National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools.

Headteacher Carron Saunders said: “We are delighted. There is a lovely ethos here, our children are spiritual, thoughtful and caring and we see that on a day to day basis. It’s good to see it recognised by an outside body.”

The report said: “The school is a welcoming and nurturing community in which all learners...

Bringing the Mexican Day of the Dead fiesta to Exeter

Authored by Hodguez
Posted: Fri, 10/11/2013 - 8:40pm

I have always had a fascination with Mexican culture, not least Dia de los Muertos , the Mexican Day of the Dead fiesta.

This festival and the Mexicans’ attitude to death, offers a very different perspective to our culture, which has become a very grey, ‘under the carpet’ affair, as opposed to the Mexican day of the Dead which is a colourful celebration of life and death, a remembrance of those lost.

I felt that it was something we truly lacked in our culture – death seems to be something we have difficulty addressing and coming to terms with – what this festival does is it...

The Grand Reopening of Sandy Park

Event Date: 
02/10/2014 - 7:00pm to 11:45pm
Sandy Park

EVENT UPDATE - As of 24/06 the Grand Reopening is a SELL OUT!

Be part of something special at Sandy Park!

England Rugby World Cup winner and British Lions star Will Greenwood heads a star-studded line-up for the Grand Reopening Dinner of Sandy Park on Thursday, October 2.

With Sandy Park currently undergoing a multi-million pound redevelopment, the award-winning Rugby & Event venue promises to be the crown jewel within the Westcountry when it comes to offering Premier Sport and Conferencing needs.

In what promises to be a night of fun-filled...

Devon’s libraries celebrate Hilary Mantel

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Tue, 10/23/2012 - 5:00pm
Devon author Hilary Mantel recently became the first British writer to win the Man Booker Prize for Fiction twice, after her novel Bring up the Bodies was named the best book of the year. To celebrate her success Devon County Council’s Library Service is ordering additional copies of her books, and offering free reservations on all her titles until Christmas. Devon’s full library catalogue can also be accessed online at www.devon.gov.uk/libraries . The website offers full search facilities to help people find and reserve books, films, music, audio books and more! You can even request which...