Exeter gallops back into action

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 08/20/2019 - 9:19am

Exeter Racecourse gallops back into action on Thursday, October 10 with the return of jump racing which coincides with 250 years of racing on the Devon track. Unrivalled for its sense of camaraderie during the autumn and winter months, there’s nothing to beat racing on Haldon Hill, whether you’re new to the sport, attending on your own, or enjoying a day out with colleagues. 

Stagecoach South West are again sponsoring Sci-Fi Day in Paignton on Saturday 24 August.

Sci-Fi extravaganza returns for Torbay Children’s Week

Authored by Paula_D
Posted: Mon, 08/19/2019 - 9:03am

All things Sci-Fi will be celebrated on Saturday 24 August, as Sci-fi day returns to Paignton Green.

The day will showcase an impressive range of cars and costumes from popular films including Transformers, Batman, Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Disney Pixar’s Cars and many more.

Visitors can expect to come across Darth Vader, Star Wars Storm Troopers, Iron Man, RoboCop, Batman, Spiderman, Captain Jack Sparrow and chimps from Planet of the Apes, provided by look-alikes company UK Garrison.

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Final homes launch at award-winning Millbrook Village

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:29pm

Millbrook Village, the retirement village in Exeter, Devon has launched 23 new two and three bedroom homes at Sanderling House with prices starting from £405,000. The collection of  apartments marks the completion of the final phase of the community designed for active over 55s.

Off The Cuff : Open Improv Theatre Evening

Event Date: 
25/09/2019 - 8:00pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Join us for Exeter's only improv evening

Have a laugh and have a say! Our professor of whimsy, Robert Garnham will be asking you guys, the audience for ideas, a plot if you will for the nights performers.

The performers tbc

Reserve your free ticket here.

Word Command : Spoken Word Evening

Event Date: 
11/09/2019 - 8:00pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Our Bi-monthly spoken word evening Word Command has become one of the must perform at events in South West England.

Come spend the evening with us and those performing. The evening will serve up a mashing of poetry, storytelling comedy and more...

Steph Bradley
Ben Chadwick
Ross Bryant
Michelle Dilling
Harrula Ladd 
Martin Reeve 
T.S Idiot 
Shelly Szendar

More performers TBC

Reserve your free ticket here.

Down to the Wire : Singer Songwriter evening

Event Date: 
03/09/2019 - 8:00pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Our monthly singer songwriting evening is back after our summer break!

Join us for a great night of music from some of the areas singer songwriters. Down To The Wire is a chilled out evening of live music with five performances of all original music.

Come support Exeter's local music scene and join us for this monthly event.

Henry Bellairs
Charlie Louise
Hannah Ruby
Matt Palmer
National Pastime

Reserve you're free tickets here.

ABCs of Comedy : An introduction to stand-up comedy workshop

Event Date: 
09/10/2019 - 7:30pm to 20/11/2019 - 9:30pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Our 8 part comedy workshop, 'An introduction to stand-up comedy' will guide you through your first steps in the stand-up comedy world.

The workshop will help to develop and blend together the unique material, style and persona of each participant as they produce a short and tight set of stand-up comedy. Over the eight sessions you will explore a range of essential comedic performance skills and techniques and build confidence and self-awareness within the performance space.

SLAM! Spoken word workshop

Event Date: 
16/09/2019 - 7:30pm to 04/11/2019 - 9:30pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Our 8 part spoken word workshop will guide you through your first steps in the spoken word world to your first performance and beyond.

This workshop will facilitate the development of spoken word artists and poets within a performance setting. It explores a variety of performance styles and examines a range of skills and techniques to ensure that performers connect, engage and entertain. Although each session has its own theme, the evolving of sets, personas and performance styles will be ongoing throughout the workshop.

Sam Morgan Improvisation Studio

Event Date: 
22/09/2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Have you always wanted to Act? Or have you enjoyed acting and would like to tread the boards once more?
Are you looking to be more spontaneous?
Have more fun in your life? Meet new people? Act without a script? Say Yes and life?

Then this is for you!
We are holding an Acting/Improvisation sessions at St Thomas Library, so come along to this fun packed, challenging drop-in session.

No experience needed but the willingness to have fun.

Hyde & Seek

Event Date: 
08/08/2019 - 7:30pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

One performer. Seven characters. 500+ light and sound cues. No technician. In a long-abandoned theatre, a former stage-doorman, Albert, confesses the untold story of Dr Jekyll... and Mr Hyde. Electromagnets, projection and 18 domestic, colour-changing lightbulbs, all triggered invisibly by one performer employing a system that would make the average Victorian illusionist gawk. Fast-paced, intimate and lavishly visual storytelling: a vaudevillian ghost story expanding on the world of a gothic classic.