Get Outdoors and Breathe in the Best of Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 04/27/2022 - 11:17am

The Naturally Healthy Campaign Encourages Everyone to Enjoy Nature This May

It isn’t a myth – spending time in nature is proven to help improve people’s health and wellbeing*.

To celebrate these amazing benefits, Active Devon and Devon County Council, on behalf of the Devon Local Nature Partnership, have launched their annual campaign, Naturally Healthy May. The campaign encourages people of all ages to step outdoors together, connect with nature and breathe in the best of Devon’s fresh air.

During the month, events and activities have been arranged across the...

Yoga on the Heath

Event Date: 
12/05/2022 - 1:00pm to 16/06/2022 - 1:00pm
Aylesbeare Common, Hawkerland Brake Barn, Exmouth Road

The RSPB in Devon are offering people a unique experience to practise yoga at a secret spot at RSPB Aylesbeare nature reserve. This special opportunity will allow participants to intimately connect with nature whilst focusing on their physical and mental wellbeing through the practise of yoga .

Event Title: Yoga on the Heath

Event Description: Join us for a special six-week outdoor yoga course at a beautiful, secret, and peaceful location on RSPB Aylesbeare nature reserve. Enjoy a walk and talk to the yoga site with the RSPB and discover the wild and wonderful things...

The Positive Birth Company are now in a relationship with High Street retailer

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/25/2022 - 6:02pm

Recently voted 'Parenting Brand Of The Year 2022' by Made For Mums, The Positive Birth Company are pleased to announce that from 22 April 2022 their bestselling products will be available to purchase on .

This new partnership marks a big milestone for The Positive Birth Company (PBC), as they put hypnobirthing at the forefront of retail with a trusted high street brand. PBC first started as a small, Devon-based, one-woman company, run by Siobhan Miller. The now global-reaching company has supported over 125,000 people through their digital courses. Through sales via...

Social Gin Tasting at Local Holiday Home

Local spirits company offers unique blind tasting experiences

Authored by Azu Spirits
Posted: Mon, 04/25/2022 - 12:52pm

Devon-based Azu Spirits have launched an exciting new gin and whisky tasting experience across the South West, just in time for summer.

Azu is partnering with venues and holiday homes across the South West to offer premium tasting experiences to private parties, businesses, and events. The blind tasting showcases six distinct Scottish single malt whiskies or British gins. Azu also collaborates with local businesses to provide food pairings alongside the tasting experience, offering a unique opportunity to explore the depths of flavour.

Azu Spirits was launched in January...

It’s time to Join The Club!

Almost 30 community and voluntary organisations in an East Devon town are joining in a one-day bonanza to win new supporters and volunteers.

The Join The Club event on Sunday May 8, organised by the Love Topsham group, will have stalls and taster sessions from organisations as varied as the town’s Sailing Club, Walking Rugby Group, Flower Society and a range of fitness groups.

It’s a free event for the clubs and visitors, and it’s based on Topsham’s Matthews Hall from 10am until 3pm on the day, while there are taster sessions and demos at other locations in the town....

The BIG FIX is back!

The BIG FIX, returns next month and it has one aim - to fix and breathe new life into as many broken things as possible.

The BIG FIX is an annual event led by Devon County Council, and returns after a two year break on Saturday May 14.

Skilled menders, fixers, tinkerers and tailors from all over the country will give their time and expertise for free to help fix items that might have otherwise been thrown away.

Anything from broken clocks, jewellery, clothing and textiles or gardening equipment to broken electronics can be brought for repair.


Roarsome family fun making its debut at Northernhay Gardens

Coming to Exeter next month, Dinosaurs in the Park is an interactive experience that promises to be a hit with dino fans of all ages.

The immersive dinosaur-themed event will be held at various locations across the UK during the year, but is making its debut at Northernhay Gardens from Thursday 26th May until Sunday 12th June.

Created by the organisers of successful attractions like “Dinosaur Encounters” mini golf, the Bristol Christmas Markets, and pop-up Mojito Beach Bars, Dinosaurs in the Park is a whole day of fun for all the family.

Featuring 35 life-sized...

Freemasons donating more than 20,000 Easter eggs to children across the UK

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 04/17/2022 - 9:56pm

Freemasons are donating 20,000 Easter eggs to thousands of children, care homes, hospitals and food banks across England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Freemasons have been rolling up their sleeves and distributing Easter eggs across the country once again this year. The donations are helping children and families in most UK cities. In addition to donations, Freemasons are also delivering the Easter eggs and have travelled to various charities in their cars and on motorbikes. Some members have even dressed up as bunny rabbits to bring a smile to the faces of children. In...

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2022  - jay storms up the charts and a glimmer of hope for greenfinch

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 04/14/2022 - 4:43pm

House sparrows held on the top spot, but the jay surprisingly flew nine places up the results from this year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

Big Garden Birdwatch is the world’s largest wildlife survey and gives RSPB scientists insights into how our garden birds are faring.

Now in its 43rd year, RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch is a chance for people of all ages to count the number of birds that visit their garden helping the RSPB get a snapshot of how they are doing. This year almost 700 thousand people across the UK took part, counting more than 11 million birds.


World-renowned choir set to return to Buckfast Abbey for April concert

On Saturday 23rd April, Buckfast Abbey, in South Devon, will host the world-renowned choir of Westminster Cathedral for a concert of choral and organ music for Eastertide. The highly anticipated performance, titled Surrexit Christus!, follows the success of the choir’s participation in the 2018 Festival of Sacred Music at Buckfast Abbey, which was a complete sell-out event.

Acclaimed as one of the world’s great choirs, and the only Catholic Cathedral choir in the world to sing daily Mass and Vespers, Westminster Cathedral Choir will perform a programme of ancient Gregorian chants...