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Exeter Uni students use poetry to revive lost memories

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Wed, 11/07/2012 - 11:13pm
Students from the University of Exeter’s English department are reading to older people in residential care homes, as part of a project that uses literature and poetry as a stimulus for senior citizens, including those with dementia and Alzheimer’s. The Care Homes Reading Project is in its second year of operation. This year eight care homes and 160 student volunteers have signed up to participate in a programme which uses reading aloud as a basis for creating intergenerational relationships. Strengthening links between young people and the ageing population in the community is key to...

49-hour radio show raises over £1,800

Authored by BayFM1064
Posted: Mon, 11/05/2012 - 11:50am

Local radio presenter Chris Tees has just completed broadcasting non-stop for 49 hours to raise funds towards the cost of launching a local community radio station.

Chris said “I planned to do 48 hrs, but forgot about the clocks going back that weekend when I booked the time off work but, I was determined to do the whole weekend. It was extremely hard especially watching the studio clock go back an hour Sunday morning”.

The challenge raised just over £900 with help from the other volunteers at the station who supported Chris throughout with food and coffee.

The...

Community Composting at Arena Park Exeter

Authored by MB
Posted: Thu, 10/25/2012 - 9:31am

102 properties at Arena Park in Exeter are benefiting from a successful community composting site.

To help address fly tipping of garden waste, advice was gained from Devon County Council and the Community Composting Network back in February 2012 following residents' request at an estate walkabout. Devon & Cornwall Housing provided two ‘scotty hot box compost bins’ to see if this would help alleviate the problem.

Several months on and the scheme has proved so successful that the volunteer residents who oversee the site applied to their local councillors for funding...

The Great Exeter Tea Cosy Competition comes to Exeter

Authored by thehubonthegreen
Posted: Fri, 10/19/2012 - 2:39pm

There is something exciting going on at The Hub on the Green and word is spreading. There is talk of tea cosies in school playgrounds, street corners and all over Twitter.

Liz Croft, who volunteers her time to run the knitting group at the hub, had a lovely idea to start a tea cosy competition and Joey Lee who runs The Hub on the Green challenged her to take it outside of the hub and make it something rather special. And she has.

So The Great Exeter Tea Cosy Competition now has a silver teapot trophy, an amazing array of prizes, an impressive judging panel and the goodwill...

Inaugural St Thomas Community Festival planned for 2013

Authored by Arabella Greatorex
Posted: Thu, 10/18/2012 - 12:54pm
The inaugural St Thomas Community Festival will take place in and around St Thomas Pleasure Grounds on Saturday 14th September 2013. The festival is the brainchild of the recently formed St Thomas Community Association (STCA) and is intended to be a celebration of the St Thomas area as a vibrant, diverse and exciting part of the city. The organisers hope that the event will build community cohesion, bringing together residents of all ages and backgrounds in a celebration of the variety of sporting, creative and musical talents that flourish in the area. Although the festival itself will be...

New social investment fund launches

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 04/08/2015 - 5:18pm

First Steps Enterprise Fund to make £300,000 available to communities in North West and South West of England

The Social Investment Business Foundation is delighted to be working with a pioneering corporate foundation to pilot a £300,000 social investment fund that will help entrepreneurial early stage charities and social enterprises access growth finance and inspire other corporate foundations to invest their endowments innovatively to create greater social impact.

Asda Foundation is working in partnership with the Social Investment Business Foundation to pilot a social...

Christmas focus for Social Media Cafe

Authored by Mandy Pearse
Posted: Sun, 11/23/2014 - 6:39pm

Using social media to drive Christmas sales will be the focus of the Teignmouth and Dawlish social media café on Tuesday 25 November.

The café will be held upstairs at The Riviera Café Bar in Teignmouth from 5-7.30pm.

On hand will be Mandy Pearse from Seashell Communications looking at how businesses can create festive related content and the team from Devon Hour will explain how their Twitter phenomenon can get the message out to thousands of Devon folk.

Curtis Goss from Pano 360 will explain why every trader needs to claim their Google Business listing, how to do...

Hub on the Green's November Cake & Craft Fair

Event Date: 
23/11/2013 - 10:30am to 4:00pm
Venue: 
The Hub on the Green, 8 Cathedral Close, Exeter EX1 1EZ

The Hub on the Green is in a beautiful medieval building on the Cathedral Green. Our next Craft & Cake Fair is on Saturday 26th November. Our fairs are family friendly with our pop-up cafe full of delicious homemade cakes (chocolate brandy cake and the brownies are firm favourites). We have Nina Fenner's handmade books stall and she will be running a making table too which is always popular. We have a variety of wonderful craft stalls, our haberdashery table, Sparkly Sonia’s fabulous face-painting, our Christmas raffle with fabulous prizes and, by popular demand, acupressure...

The Hub on the Green's Cake & Craft Fair (October)

Event Date: 
26/10/2013 - 10:30am to 4:00pm
Venue: 
The Hub on the Green, 8 Cathedral Close, Exeter EX1 1EZ

The Hub on the Green is in a beautiful medieval building on the Cathedral Green. Our next Craft & Cake Fair is on Saturday 26th October. Our fairs are family friendly with our pop-up cafe full of delicious homemade cakes (chocolate brandy cake and the brownies are firm favourites). We have Nina Fenner's handmade books stall and she will be running a making table too which is always popular. We have a variety of wonderful craft stalls, Sparkly Sonia’s fabulous face-painting, our haberdashery table, our raffle will be revealed with fabulous prizes and, by popular demand, acupressure...

All about Bread event at Newtown Community Hut

Event Date: 
19/02/2013 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Newtown Community Hut, Belmont Park, Exeter

Where does our bread come from? What’s in it? How hard is it to make?

Humans have been making some kind of bread for more than five thousand years - it’s central to our culture.

Think of the importance of bread in religious stories, or in the many expressions we use – "best thing since sliced bread"; "putting bread on the table"; and so on.

Originally just ground grains and water, then later leavened (risen) with yeast, bread has been a simple staple food throughout human history. But...

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