ELF Cream Tea Morning

Event Date: 
05/06/2017 - 10:30am to 2:30pm
Exton Village Hall, Station Road, Exton, EX3 0PS

This June 5th, join people all over Devon, put the kettle on and join in the ELF CREAM TEA! Come along and find our more about ELF. Money raised through the ELF cream tea may go to our new ELF @ Home service engaging with volunteers to support patients in their homes. This will enable patients who are isolated by their condition to quite literally have a cup of tea with someone.

ELF Cream Tea Month

Event Date: 
01/06/2017 - 9:00am to 30/06/2017 - 4:00pm
Wherever You Want

This June, join Michael Caines MBE and people all over Devon, put the kettle on and join in the ELF CREAM TEA! You could host an event in your garden, a local café or even hire a village hall. Or why not hold a cream tea in your office – a great excuse to all get together, eat scones, have a chat and raise money for a great cause!

Your event can take place any time in June and of course, other cakes and drinks can be enjoyed. We will send you a FREE event pack with balloons, ideas and Michael Caines' best scone recipe.

Money raised through the ELF cream tea may go to our...

The Fore Street Flea Market Returns!

Event Date: 
21/05/2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Fore Street, Exeter, EX4

Sunday 21st May marks the 2017 return of the Fore Street Flea Market! Coinciding with Art Week Exeter, this community event is set to be the biggest so far with over 80 diverse stalls brought to you by the traders of the West Quarter and local residents. This is the perfect opportunity to spend the day soaking up the unique creative culture in this wonderful part of Exeter, at the only flea market of it’s kind in Devon.

The day market will be open from 12pm to 4pm, and many of the shops on Fore Street will also be opening their doors for Sunday trading. The first of four planned...

Tea Party celebrates Disability Arts

Authored by CEDA Exeter
Posted: Thu, 05/04/2017 - 11:06am

CEDA is celebrating artistic achievements with a tea party – and all the cups and saucers have been created as part of the Total Immersion arts project.

Ceramic artist Emily Parr has been working with CEDA members to create cups, saucers, plates and other ceramic objects as part of the two-year multi-media arts project funded by Arts Council England.

Working with more than ten artists over two years, Total Immersion is using sound, space and touch to create immersive sensory experiences for CEDA’s members and other disabled people.

Craig Bowden, CEDA’s Activity...

Community events for Dying Matters Awareness Week

Authored by Alizoun
Posted: Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:04am

Aly Dickinson End of Life Doula with Living Well Dying Well and Dr Max Mackay James GP and lead for Diealog are hosting Workshops for Dying Matters Awareness Week. .

Both Aly and Max work in their Communities to support people to have choice and control over their death so that a person can die in the place they choose, with the care they want, surrounded by the people they love. Max says ‘Death and Dying will happen to all of us –we should live as we would want to right until the very end’. Aly believes that dying has become over medicalised and removed from the person dying and...

Open Day and Ask the Funeral Director in conjunction with Dying Matters Week

Event Date: 
13/05/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
W H. Squires & Son, 29 Exwick Villas, Exwick Road, Exeter, EX4 2AS.

On Saturday 13th May 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., W H. Squires & Son (Exwick premises) will be having an open day and an opportunity to ‘Ask the Funeral Director’ any questions you may have – however strange you may think they are! This will be free entry but donations for Hospiscare will be welcomed for Cakes and refreshments.

This will be in conjunction with ‘Dying Matters’ week. Dying Matters is a coalition of over 32,000 people nationwide trying to get more people talking about death, dying and bereavement. As well as ‘Stanley’ our vintage hearse , different types of coffins on...

Work begins on new £2m Community Hub

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 05/02/2017 - 3:28pm

Construction is about to begin on a brand new Community Hub for Topsham, one of the area’s most important buildings of recent years - and the organisation behind it is seeking volunteers to help champion its work and plan how it will develop.

The new hub, being built on the site of the former ‘pre-fab’ Topsham library, aims to be the pride of the local community.

It will be the base for many of the services provided by the Estuary League of Friends, a long-standing and much-loved charity serving the town and communities stretching from Countess Wear to Exmouth.


Tesco Bags of Help funding available in Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 04/12/2017 - 5:29am

Community projects in Exeter could receive a cash injection thanks to Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch the monthly roll-out of its funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £4,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects. Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £28.5 million to more than 4000 projects up and down the UK and the supermarket is now calling on community groups in Exeter to put themselves forward for a grant. Three groups in each local area will be awarded grants every other month....

UK Premiere of Taiko Composition 'A Good Death' to take place in Exeter

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Fri, 03/31/2017 - 12:56pm

Jonathan Kirby, Artistic Director of performing arts company Kagemusha Taiko, has produced a new piece of music with three taiko (drum) compositions entitled: Dignity, Love, and Legacy.

The inspiration for ‘A Good Death’ came from an interview about end-of-life care which Jonathan heard on the radio.

“When the interviewee said that a good death involved dignity, love and legacy, I knew immediately that I had to compose something for taiko on that theme,” said Jonathan.

“Taiko seemed to me to be the perfect medium for expressing these ideas because of the way...

M&S to open new Exmouth foodhall

Authored by MandSSW
Posted: Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:28am

The new Marks & Spencer (M&S) Foodhall in Exmouth is set to open at 10am on Wednesday 29th March. Located on Royal Avenue, a stone’s throw from the railway station, the M&S Foodhall will feature a 24 seat Café, as well as the very best of M&S’s innovative and delicious food and drink products.

Opening just in time for Easter, the team at Exmouth will be delighting shoppers by handing out Easter eggs to the first 20 customers in store to celebrate opening day. Shoppers will also be able to discover the mouth-watering range of products for Easter from M&S’s Spring...