The 10 British cities with the top-rated cultural attractions for 2022

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 01/18/2022 - 1:56pm

What’s more enjoyable than being able to travel back in time whilst wandering through a fascinating museum, or being able to detach from the outside world whilst being captivated by a West End show? Cultural attractions give us some much-needed escapism, and we can definitely appreciate that now more than ever. Every city has its fair share of sights to see, but which cities offer the absolute best?

Holidu, the search engine for holiday rentals ( ), has compiled the Google Reviews for all cultural attractions in the British cities with more than 100,000...

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Five new books to read in lockdown

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Thu, 04/16/2020 - 9:09pm

With lockdown only set to continue, bolster yourself with a few good reads…

We've selected five of the best new books out right now including The Address Book by Deirdre Mask which uncovers what the humble address reveals about us in a multitude of ways – from how we perceive and make sense of our world, through to what constitutes a social legacy, and on to the very timely usefulness of the address in helping us deal with epidemics

To read the full list, click here...

Five new books to read in lockdown


Event Date: 
12/12/2018 - 7:00pm to 24/12/2018 - 8:15pm
St Nicholas Priory

A unique and immersive Christmas experience taking place throughout Exeter's oldest building. Join Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey through past, present and future in this theatrical reimagining of Charles Dickens' classic ghost story A Christmas Carol.

Following a sell-out run last year, Humbug! returns to St Nicholas Priory this December. Expect live music, video projections and plenty of festive cheer!

Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment!

Partner with Art Week Exeter to reach a new audience

Exeter’s businesses already know they’re onto something here in the heart of the West Country. Now the secret is out, with national reporting of the buzz, diversity and sheer quality of life that Exeter has to offer. With a young, diverse and rapidly expanding student population, rapid growth in high-value knowledge and tech businesses and the simple maths of young families moving from the pricey and crowded South East – over 3,000 in 2016 – there’s definitely something in the air.

Any city needs a cultural scene to thrive. And a feel-good factor is great for business. Since 2016,...

Dates announced for The Exeter Art Show

Authored by rachaelboard
Posted: Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:23am

“Delighted” YoungMinds confirmed as charity partner

The Maynard School is once again delighted to be hosting and organising the fantastically popular Exeter Art Show from Friday 20 – Sunday 22 April 2018 and all lovers of art are being urged to put the date in their diaries now to avoid disappointment!

With over 150 locally and nationally recognised exhibitors, including Royal Academicians (RAs), and free entry to the general public, this is one of the largest art exhibitions of its kind in the West Country. The Show always includes a vast choice of media and The Maynard...

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...

Spacex secures continued support from Arts Council England

After a period of major organisational change which has seen Spacex move from its old gallery space to deliver a new and ambitious public programme, the organisation is pleased to announce the receipt of a major grant from Arts Council England.

The Arts Council have awarded Spacex £66,000 from their Grants for the Arts programme. This will invest in a programme of activity and audience development over the next 12 months.

The programme includes a playful and participatory project by Birmingham-based artist duo, Juneau Projects to reveal the breadth and ambition of...

Cocktails and Culture launches

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 11/30/2016 - 4:03pm

Last week, local businesses and arts organisations gathered together to celebrate the launch of Cocktails and Culture at The Bike Shed Theatre.

Initiated by The Bike Shed Theatre, Cocktails and Culture is an event in which local businesses and arts organisations get together, learn more about each other’s plans and explore opportunities for partnership. Taking place every two months, each event is hosted by a different business which invites its contacts to meet in one of the city’s cultural spaces.

David Lockwood, Director of The Bike Shed Theatre said: ‘The way in which...

Souvenirs from Home - Football Clubs & Craft Industries

Event Date: 
17/09/2016 - 10:00am to 06/11/2016 - 5:30pm
The Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Souvenirs from Home brings together work produced in the three-year touring project ‘Home Ground’. An exhibition and workshops travelled to six towns across the UK whose football clubs have nicknames linked to their traditional craft industries: these are Sheffield United (The Blades), Crystal Palace (The Glaziers), Stoke City (The Potters), Luton Town (The Hatters), Macclesfield Town (The Silkmen) and Walsall (The Saddlers). Work on display is made by local communities and club supporters who worked alongside selected artists. Zoe Hillyard helped The Silkmen supporters design unique...

Exeter cultural venues celebrate new season

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 08/12/2016 - 11:46am

On 5th September, Exeter’s cultural venues will celebrate a new season of events taking place in the city.

The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter Cathedral, The Cygnet Theatre, Devon Libraries, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Exeter Phoenix and RAMM, will officially announce an exciting programme of events taking place between September and December at a launch party held at The Bike Shed Theatre.

This is the first time the city’s venues have collaborated on such an event and, to mark the occasion, they are opening the launch to the public. Anyone who wishes to find out about the range of...