Step out in spooky Exeter this Halloween!

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:31am

On Tuesday (31 October), Exeter’s Red Coat Guides will be running their annual Spooks & Broomsticks tour of the city.

Discover more about the most haunted parts of Exeter, with fascinating, spooky tales suitable for all the family.

Tours start from 6.15pm and will be running regularly until 7pm. They are completely free of charge with no need to book, just turn up at the Richard Hooker statue on Cathedral Green and join a tour. Fancy dress is very welcome!

Normally an annual tradition, these popular Halloween tours were unable to run in 2016 due to the...

Fire at The Clarence

Event Date: 
31/10/2017 - 7:30pm to 11/11/2017 - 10:00pm
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

A new community play by Mark Carey

Cygnet Theatre with Wren Music are proud to celebrate the history of Exeter’s much loved Royal Clarence Hotel with a large-scale community production to coincide with the first anniversary of the fire. Mark Carey’s new play brings vivid life to the famous, infamous and little known characters who lived, worked, played and died at the Royal Clarence Hotel.

31 October 7.30pm

1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10 November 7.30pm

11 November 2pm and 7.30pm Tickets: £10 (£8 Child, £30 Family Ticket)

Christmas market manager praises another successful year

Authored by Jessica Mooney
Posted: Tue, 12/20/2016 - 10:48pm

Exeter’s Christmas market has exceeded expectations this year according to the market manager, as the event came to an end last Sunday.

New companies which set up a stall this year will be returning to the market next Christmas with bigger stalls after this year’s success.

The market’s Facebook page was at around 8,800 likes last year, this year the page is now at around 15,600 likes.

The market manager, Nick Rhodes, said the likes have almost doubled in one year.

“The Facebook page also received 90,000 views on the post that announced the opening date of...

Helping businesses affected by Exeter fire

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 11/06/2016 - 10:01am

Businesses situated within the cordon following the fire in Exeter city centre are being assisted by staff at the City Council.

Around 50 businesses attended a multi-agency meeting today to find out how best to move forward following the devastating events of last weekend.

Cllr Rosie Denham, Lead Councillor for Economy and Culture, said Council staff had been assisting businesses affected by the fire and the impact of the safety cordon since people were evacuated last weekend.

“First of all I would like to thank everyone working on this incident, from the emergency...

Show must go on: Guildhall saves the day

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:34pm

An opera performance threatened with cancellation because of the fire in the centre of Exeter will now go ahead thanks to staff at the Guildhall.

Staircase Opera’s performance of Menotti’s ‘The Medium’ was due to take place at the Devon and Exeter Institute tonight, Thursday and Friday. However the Institute, which is located on the Cathedral Green, is currently within the safety cordon brought about as a result of the fire at the Royal Clarence Hotel at the weekend.

Staff at the City Council heard about the group’s plight and stepped in to save the day, offering up the 700...

The Royal Clarence Fire: The Historical Loss & Survival

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 10/31/2016 - 11:48pm

Exeter City Council is hosting an event on Saturday following the most destructive fire in the recent history of Exeter.

'The Royal Clarence Fire: The Historical Loss and Survival' is an opportunity to learn what has been lost of historical significance but also to discuss what has been miraculously saved.

Dr Todd Gray will outline the destruction of the Royal Clarence itself.

Three leading building specialists of Exeter (John Allan, Richard Parker abd John Thorp) will then outline the significance of the surrounding buildings.

These form an island of...

Fire Service thanks residents and business owners

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 10/31/2016 - 12:26pm

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service have thanked residents and business owners of Exeter for their support during the major incident in the city centre.

Since the fire on Cathedral Yard started in the early hours of Friday morning, roads have been closed, cordons put in place and businesses closed to protect public safety.

Despite the inconvenience, the Service has been overwhelmed by messages of support, offers of assistance and complimentary food and drink to help sustain the large number of firefighters who have been working around the clock to bring the fire...

Smoke billows from Exeter hotel roof after major fire spreads

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 10/28/2016 - 11:27am

Firefighters are battling to save Exeter's historic Royal Clarence Hotel after fire spread to its roof.

Crews have been tackling a major blaze, which is believed to have started at an art gallery in Cathedral Close, since 5am today (28 October).

Police are in attendance to support Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service personnel while they continue work in relation to the fire at The Gallery on Exeter's Cathedral Green.

Road closures are in place at the junction of High Street and South Street, South Street and the Cathedral Green, on Queen Street at the...