Spacex presents first UK solo exhibition of John Court

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Sat, 10/20/2012 - 12:49am
From 10am to 6pm on 24th November, Spacex will be presenting the first UK performance in over 4 years by Finland-based, London-born artist John Court. Court's performances have captivated audiences worldwide at events such as Guangzhou Live Art Festival in China, ANTI Contemporary Art Festival in Finland (both 2010), the Venice Biennale (2005) and the Liverpool Biennial (2004). In this performance we will witness the artist bringing together other aspects of his interdisciplinary practice including sculpture and drawing. Court will empty and adapt the largest gallery at Spacex in anticipation...

British Astronomical Association ask for eyewitness account

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Fri, 10/19/2012 - 11:08am
People across Devon and Cornwall inundated police yesterday and today with calls saying they had experienced an earth tremor. However, enquiry to the British Geological Survey revealed that it was much more likely to be caused by a meteoroid entering the Earth's atmosphere from a meteor shower or passing space junk. Douglas Rice from the Tiverton & Mid-Devon Astronomy Society told The Exeter Daily, "It is very likely that it was a piece of space matter, possibly left over from a passing comet. If it was a loud bang, it would probably have been about the size of a small stone that has...

Exeter Santa Run announce changes for this year's event

Authored by Hilary at Ironbridge Runner Events
Posted: Fri, 10/19/2012 - 9:55am
Ironbridge Runner Events have announced that entries for the 2012 Santa Run are now open - and selling fast! The event takes place on Sunday 2nd December and this year there are some changes to the format. The event moves from the city centre to Exeter Quay, starting and finishing on the Piazza Terracina. Alongside the Fun Run which is suitable for all the family, is a competitive 5k. All participants wear a Santa Suit (which is included in the entry fee) so the sight of hundreds of Santas running alongside the River Exe should be quite a spectacle! Amongst the kind supporters of the event is...

Costume drama delight for Austen fans at the Northcott

Event Date: 
16/10/2012 - 7:30pm to 20/10/2012 - 10:30am
Exeter Northcott
Tim Luscombe's fast-paced adaptation of a true Jane Austen classic was presented to an appreciative packed house on Wednesday night by the touring Theatre Royal from Bury St Edmunds. But this was no ordinary performance, as friends of the Northcott as well as ardent Austen fans were offered a pre-show tantaliser of meeting the show’s Exeter-based designer Kit Surrey and the Northcott's Wardrobe Manager Beth de Tisi as they revealed the secrets of how the glamour of the 18th century Regency period was recreated for the stage. They delighted the audience by sharing the intriguing journey the...

Campaign aims to attract businesses to Devon

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Posted: Thu, 10/18/2012 - 12:48pm
A dedicated website has been launched to support a campaign to attract businesses to Devon. Devon Delivers is aiming to encourage companies to move to the county to be part of the next chapter of Devon’s economic success story. Following on from last year’s awareness raising campaign, Devon County Council has developed the new website for Devon Delivers, , designed to make relocation as straight-forward as possible. A relocation manager will also be on hand with advice, information and access to valuable business connections. Devon’s economy is the largest in the South...

Have fun, be safe – follow the fireworks code

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Posted: Thu, 10/18/2012 - 9:49am
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service are urging people to follow the ‘Fireworks Code’ this bonfire night. Whether you are organising a display for your friends, family or the general public the storage, handling and use of fireworks must be done with the utmost care. Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service want you to have a good time this year, but stay safe. By keeping to the firework code, you can be sure you are doing all you can to reduce your risk. Community Safety Manager Phil Martin is keen to ensure people find a local organised display. He said: “The majority of...

Debate on TB to take place next week in Parliament

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:35pm
News that parliament will be given chance to debate the government’s TB eradication programme and the inclusion of badger controls has been welcomed by the NFU. The debate, which has been triggered by a public e-petition asking for further discussions on the current government policy to eradicate bovine TB, will take place on Thursday 25th October 2012. NFU President Peter Kendall said that the parliamentary debate offers a fresh opportunity for the science to be fully explained and for any misinformation that exists to be corrected. “We understand this is a highly emotive issue and people...

Jo Pavey backs Devon's Olympic 2012 legacy

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Posted: Wed, 10/17/2012 - 5:01pm
Devon County Council has today (Wed 17 October, 2012) confirmed its commitment to making the most of this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games by pledging £310,000 to a 2012 Legacy plan for grassroots sport in the county. The announcement was made at a joint launch event with the County Sports Partnership, Active Devon, with whom the Council will be joining forces to implement the plan. East Devon Olympian and Team GB Athlete Jo Pavey said “It’s always good to see investment in grassroots sport and in this instance, utilising the excitement and focus of London 2012 to create a lasting legacy...

Unemployment on a downward trend in Devon

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Posted: Wed, 10/17/2012 - 3:48pm
The number of people claiming Job Seeker's Allowance (JSA) in Devon has fallen by 2.8% over the past month. The claimant count across the county has gone down by 263 claimants between August and September, falling from 9,273 to 9,010. This is the second consecutive month that the number of people claiming JSA has been lower than at the same time last year. Although this follows the national trend, the yearly fall of 5.7% in Devon demonstrates a faster reduction than the UK average of 1.6%. Youth unemployment has also fallen very slightly this month from 2,745 in August to 2,700 in September...

A Haunted History of Cricklepit Mill

Event Date: 
30/10/2012 - 5:00pm to 31/10/2012 - 5:00pm
Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Road, Exeter
With almost 800 years of history, Cricklepit Mill certainly has a few spooky stories to tell. Enjoy a Halloween-themed tour of the mill as your guide reveals the history of the mill throughout the ages, along with some ghostly goings-on and local superstitions, plus other spooktacular tales from the surrounding area. Don’t be scared - come along - you're in for a treat! 5pm-7pm both days Tours are free but booking is essential - please call 01392 279244. Email: