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Exeter Alum brings Critically Acclaimed Play, SKIN A CAT, to Exeter

Authored by Exeter Newsroom
Posted: Wed, 10/03/2018 - 7:57pm

Following an immensely successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 ("a witty, tender play” **** Financial Times), a previous sell-out, award-winning run at The Vault Festival 2016 and a highly successful run at The Bunker London 2016, Rive Productions are delighted to bring Isley Lynn’s SKIN A CAT to Exeter Phoenix on 5th & 6th October.

Every teenager thinks they’re the only one not having sex. But for Alana (Lydia Larson), it may well be true. Every time she gets close to doing it, something just seems to get in the way. Soon she can’t help wondering if it’s this tricky for...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 07/08/2018 - 1:00pm

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (6-8 July).

THEATRE

Grimm Tales in The Garden Friday & Saturday, Bycott Gardens, School Road, Silverton Silverton’s summer bliss is set to be shattered as dark fairy tales take centre stage in the Mid Devon village. Strange creatures, characters and much-loved names from the brothers Grimm will star in a series of stories performed outside by The Silverton Luvvies old and young. Using the backdrop of the village’s medieval church and performed in a magical garden, the 200-year-old German fairy tales...

Sidmouth Literary Festival 2018 opens this Friday

Authored by sidmouthlitfest1
Posted: Tue, 06/12/2018 - 7:34am

The fourth annual Sidmouth Literary Festival kicks off on Friday and with a raft of exciting and bestselling authors. Friday opens with two sold out events: An Audience with Nicholas Parsons , and veteran broadcaster Kate Adie in conversation with Rene Wyndham.

Amongst Saturday’s highlights, Festival patron Judi Spiers talks to TP Fielden aka Christopher Wilson. As a journalist, Christopher wrote the William Hickey column in the Mail for a number of years as well as biographies of Prince Charles and Camilla. Now under the pseudonym TP Fielden he has created a new chapter as a crime...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 04/25/2018 - 2:09pm

Your guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (27-29 April).

THEATRE

Katie Piper: What's in My Head Friday, Exeter Corn Exchange Katie embarks on her debut theatre tour to share what she has learnt and what helped her remain positive even through the toughest of times. She will discuss her own battles with anxiety and explain how she has overcome its crippling clutches. Katie is opening her own diaries, photo albums and personal memories in this most intimate and revealing talk about her life. This is her story, this is her life, this is her wisdom. This is ‘...

One relationship. Infinite possibilities.

Authored by CygnetTheatre
Posted: Fri, 03/16/2018 - 11:05am
Something special, this way comes…

"Imagine rolling the dice 6,000 times.” That’s the central conceit — and probably the most telling line — in Constellations, playwright Nick Payne’s two-character study in ‘what ifs.’ The show, which debuted in London in 2012, then moved to Broadway in 2015 where it starred Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson, compresses a lifetime of joy, anguish and alternate paths into a fleet, satisfying 80 minutes.

Nick Payne’s “Astonishingly fine new play” (The Independent 2012) is laced with humour, pathos and drama. Winner of Best Play 2012 Evening Standard...

Murder Mystery Dinner at the Cowick Barton Inn

Authored by Jeff Sleeman
Posted: Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:50am

An interactive dining experience in which you are invited to turn detective and help solve the crime. Includes a three course dinner, complimentary aperitif and a highly original and intriguing evening's entertainment.

Renowned crime fiction author Fred Herring is holding a book launch for his latest whodunit blockbuster 'Dead of Night'. It's only a story.... but could real life imitate fiction?

Come and find out on Friday 16th March at 7pm

A limited number of discounted tickets are available on the Eventbrite website https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cowick-barton-...

Your guide to What's On in and around Exeter this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:21pm

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (10-13 November).

THEATRE

Giulio Cesare Part I: The Death of Pompey Saturday, 4pm, Northcott Theatre, Exeter Giulio Cesare is Handel’s most celebrated opera: a thrilling story of passion and revenge set to one of the composer’s most beautiful scores. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. https://exeternorthcott.co.uk

An Evening with an Immigrant Saturday, Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter Littered with poems, stories and anecdotes, award-winning poet Inua Ellams tells his ridiculous, fantastic immigrant...

New gin celebrates Exeter’s Roman heritage

Authored by lyndseyterrell
Posted: Tue, 09/26/2017 - 6:02pm

Exeter's own premium handcrafted gin produced in small batches in a traditional copper still, recently launched at the beginning of august receiving fantastic reviews and great success.

This robust yet smooth gin celebrates Exeter's Roman heritage and occupation between circa AD55 and AD380, "ISCA Dumnoniorum' describing flowing water in reference to the River Exe. Using ancient botanicals favored by the Romans such as tarragon basil, cardamom & marigold combined with 11 other botanicals. The result is an outstanding gin experience.

Exeter Gin has a 44% abv and comes in...

Your guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 08/15/2017 - 5:29pm

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (18-20 August).

THEATRE

Sidmouth Play Festival Friday & Saturday, 8pm, Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth Relative Values by Noel Coward. Tickets: adults £17/£16, under 16s £8. Box office: 01395 514 413. www.manorpavilion.com

Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour ** SOLD OUT ** Saturday, Exeter Corn Exchange A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr's new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 05/04/2017 - 3:12pm

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (5-7 May)

THEATRE

La Strada Friday & Saturday, Exeter Northcott Theatre La Strada ‘The Road’, a metaphor for life, is a deeply impassioned tale of love and loss. We journey into the heart of the Italian countryside where Gelsomina, full of the innocent spirit of youth, is bought by Zampano, a travelling street performer, to join his ‘strong man’ act. When the mismatched pair stumble across a ragtag circus and a daredevil tight-rope walker, Gelsomina finds herself caught between the two men, not knowing...

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