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Your guide to What's On this weekend

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (20-22 July).

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Summer Showcase: Have I Made It Yet? Friday, Exeter Phoenix KT started her career in comedy as an online character comedian creating skits and sketches for social media platforms, gaining herself a huge online audience. After growing tired of competing with cat memes for views, she has recently taken to the stage as a live stand-up comedian gigging around London. Using her own curve balls and humiliations KT reveals the reality of her life after University as an unemployed twenty-...

Your Guide to What's On this weekend

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this Easter weekend (30 March – 2 April).

THEATRE

Little Shop of Horrors Sunday & Monday, Exeter Corn Exchange Stage by Stage returns with an epic production of the much-loved musical! Seymour is the know-nothing nerd who accidentally helps a man-eating plant to take over the world in this affectionate tribute to 1950s B-movies. Hilarious and heart-warming this musical from the writers of Disney's Beauty & The Beast and Aladdin, has one of the greatest rock'n roll scores of all time! With hits like 'Mean Green...

Stagecoach SW services suspended as heavy snowfall continues

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 03/01/2018 - 5:08pm

Buses have been cancelled as heavy snowfall continues to cause problems on roads across Devon.

A statement from Stagecoach South West said:

In consultation with Devon & Cornwall Police we can now confirm that as weather conditions have deteriorated we will not be operating the following services for the remainder of the day:

  • The South West Falcon, operating between Devon, Somerset and Bristol with exception as shown below
  • All services operating out of our Exeter depot
  • The majority of services operating out of our Torquay depot with
  • ...

Deaf Academy receives Ofsted praise for improvements

Following a monitoring visit from Ofsted inspectors on the 4 and 5 of July, staff at Exeter Deaf Academy have been given an end of term boost as the official report highlights a number of significant improvements in the education and care of Deaf young people at the Academy.

Her Majesty’s Inspectors have pointed to Executive Principal Arnet Donkin’s “no nonsense approach” and “high expectations” of himself and his staff as key factors in the progress made.

With much of last November’s inadequate Ofsted grading focusing on safeguarding concerns, Mr Donkin is particularly...

Terry Wogan shows importance of making a Will

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 05/10/2017 - 9:45pm

The recent publication of Sir Terry Wogan's will, amid reports that he left only £1m to his family despite estimates he was worth around £20m, indicates the importance of advanced planning, claims top 40 accountants and probate specialists Bishop Fleming.

The Irish-born radio broadcaster, Children in Need host and popular presenter of the Eurovision Song Contest died in January 2016 at the age of 77. But his will was only published in March 2017 after probate was granted at the district registry in Winchester, Hampshire.

The TV show host left an estate to his wife and three...

Mind the gap: mandatory gender pay gap reporting

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 04/11/2017 - 12:17pm

For the first time, the biggest employers in the South West will have to measure and then report on how they pay men and women. A local HR expert is advising all local businesses – large and small - to review the way they set their pay rates.

By Spring 2018, organisations that employ 250 or more people will be obliged to publish annual data on the gender pay gap within their workforce. Although the information does not need to be published until next year, the data reported will be based on a snapshot date from last week - 5 April 2017.

Mark Roby, an HR advisor from...

Pi Society Launch Party

Event Date: 
27/04/2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cookery School, Haven Road, Exeter

Come and join us, with our special guest in the celebratory launch of Pi Society!

Pi Society is a locally unique and ideal way to find your perfect match, offering a service to help you break through and fulfill your social and personal lives, combining a professional and discreet matchmaking service with local social networking events.

​Research shows that despite the boom in online dating sites, many people find that it is not for them and want a safer, more credible alternative. So many have been disillusioned after the first flurry of excitement has worn off. That is...

Enjoy Dartmoor this weekend

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 03/13/2017 - 10:49am

Dartmoor National Park Authority’s popular Enjoy Dartmoor magazine has been published ready for the new season. This full-colour FREE guide to the National Park is packed with useful information, interesting features, and plenty of ideas for having fun outdoors on Dartmoor - plus a pull-out map.

Highlights to look out for include: Donate for Dartmoor – An update on the Recreational Dartmoor, Natural Dartmoor and Historic Dartmoor projects which have been funded by our supporters’ donations, and information on how you can donate your time or money to support the National Park....

The Life and Times of Paul Robeson

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 02/04/2017 - 10:13pm

Joe Stead is the leading authority in Britain regarding Paul Robeson and he’s coming to three venues in Devon in February

  • Thursday February 23rd The Swan Inn, Lympstone
  • Friday February 24th Brixham Theatre, Town Hall, New Road, Brixham
  • Tuesday February 28th The Oddfellows Inn, 60 New North Road, Exeter

To present:

The Life and Times of Paul Robeson A Lecture with the voice and songs of Paul Robeson by Joe Stead – Britain’s leading authority on Paul Robeson. Born in 1898 in New Jersey, a time when segregation was legal in the...

Poppies with passion

If your man is the kind whose idea of buying flowers for Valentine’s resembles an embarrassed grab and run raid and whose legs start to tremble at the thought of choosing jewellery then why not give him a steer by pointing out this stunning collection from The Royal British Legion.

Combining both flowers and jewellery makes this collection perfect for Valentine’s. Designed exclusively for The Poppy Shop and featuring a stylish combination of hand set ruby red coloured glass stones and a filigree pattern in a heart shape, both the necklace and keyring are finished in a silver tone...

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