Study to assess whether Exeter needs new entertainment venue underway

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 03/31/2017 - 7:45am

Work to assess the need for a major new entertainment venue in the city is underway.

Exeter City Council has appointed external adviser Fourth Street to carry out a needs assessment for a new 1,000 seat minimum capacity venue.

Fourth Street will analyse current and future demand for different facilities, current provision and potential opportunities and funding.

It will then report back to councillors and the New Entertainment Venue Advisory Group, which was set up by the council to support the review.

Fourth Street have been appointed following a tendering...

The Spirit Whistle - Christmas ghost show announced for Tiverton’s Oak Room

Authored by Bleep Communications
Posted: Tue, 11/08/2016 - 1:05pm

Following last year's sell out production of ‘Exceptional Mysteries’, Iron Moon Arts return to the stage with ‘The Spirit Whistle' , a chilling ghost show for Christmas at Tiverton’s Oak Room from Wednesday 7th to Saturday 17th December 2016 at 8pm. Ghost puppetry, comedy, film and exceptional physical theatre skills will make The Spirit Whistle a thrilling experience for theatre-goers ages 10 and upwards. Full of surprise, fear and enchantment all played out in Tiverton's most exciting and haunted 17th century venue, The Oak Room. Inspired by M. R. James’ classic ghost story ‘Oh, Whistle...

Local mums launch pop up children's market in Exeter

Authored by CheekiMonkeys
Posted: Wed, 10/19/2016 - 5:38pm

Two local mums are launching a brand new pop up children’s market this month. The Cheeki Monkeys preloved sale will open it’s doors at the end of the month and, along with lots of bargains for mums and dads to browse, will also feature a ton of exciting entertainment for the kids. Taster sessions will be available from Rugby Tots, Pyjama Drama and Urban Flow to keep the little ones amused whilst the grown ups shop. The event will also include a bouncy castle, face painting, colouring contest and much more!

Rosanna and Sally are really proud to be organising the monthly event...

Cheeki Monkeys Pop up Market

Event Date: 
29/10/2016 - 2:00pm
Magdalen Court School, Exeter

Pop up market also includes an array of entertainment for the little ones including a bouncy castle, face painter, colouring competition, lucky dip and tons more!

Taster sessions from Rugbytots, Baby Sensory, Pyjama Drama and Urbanflow throughout!

Indoor venue: Magdalen Court School, Victoria Park Road, St Leonards, Exeter, EX2 4NU £1.50 for adults, free for kids

Stalls from just £10+VAT, reserves yours now at www.cheekimonkeys.co.uk/#!devon-exeter/c3b8 or Facebook: @CheekiMonkeysExeter

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 08/04/2016 - 9:59pm

Your essential guide to what’s on in and around Exeter this weekend (5-7 August).


Margo and Mr Whatsit Friday & Saturday, Exeter Phoenix Did you ever have an imaginary friend? A little piece of mischief only you could see? Someone that made you feel safe through new schools, new families, new homes? Sophia’s imaginary friend is called Mr Whatsit, and he’s always there with a new joke to tell and a new game to play – that is, until the day she unimagines him. Now there’s a new imaginary friend in town – the tea-drinking, lipstick-wearing, ever-confident Margo....

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 07/20/2016 - 9:28pm

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (22-24 July).


Othello Friday, 7.30pm, Exeter Phoenix Neglected for promotion in favour of the younger and less experienced Cassio, Iago seeks revenge. Follow Iago as he masterminds a desperate plot to get Cassio demoted, and turn Othello against her bisexual wife Desdemona. Recasting Othello as a female CEO, this production engages with topical themes of homosexuality, bisexuality and sexual prejudice. Tickets £11 (£9). http://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk

Wake Up & Deirdrealize Friday, 7....

Two new food and drink events for Exeter

Authored by Hubb Group
Posted: Mon, 07/18/2016 - 3:40pm

Building upon the success and popularity of the Exeter Street Food brand, the team from the Hubb Group are launching two brand new events in Exeter for late summer / autumn 2016!

Hubb Group are launching their Cockt-Ale Festiva l (Exeter's Piazza Terracina, Saturday 24th September 2016 11am – 8pm) and The Great Artisan Feast Festival on Saturday 15th October 2016, 10am - 8pm at Exeter's Southernhay Gardens.

Cockt-Ale Festival: Drinks & Entertainment Take Centre Stage at Exeter's Piazza Terracina (24 September 2016)

Celebrating distillers and brewers from the...

Nine Below Zero head for Exeter

Authored by Georgina Bolam
Posted: Thu, 06/09/2016 - 11:32am

Nine Below Zero tour with the classic line-up of all four original band members; Dennis Greaves (guitar/vocals), Mark Feltham (harmonica), Mickey ‘Stix’ Burkey (drums) and Brian Bethell (bass). Mickey played live with the band for the first time since the 80s in November 2012 at the 30th Anniversary gig in Islington and now rejoins the band on permanent basis. Since their genesis in the 1970s, Nine Below Zero have been known for providing unique and innovative music in the form of alt blues-rock, a breath of fresh air in a pop punk era. Speaking about the tour, front-man Dennis Greaves...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 04/29/2016 - 8:02am

Your essential guide to What’s On in an around Exeter this weekend (29 April - 1 May).


Jungle Book Friday & Saturday, Exeter Northcott Theatre Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale re-imagined with street-dance, circus and spoken word. Mowgli is finding her way in the urban jungle. With a beat-boxing bin man Baloo, graffiti artist Bagheera and a skateboarding Wolf crew, this heart-warming coming of age story will astonish and amaze. http://www.exeternorthcott.co.uk/

Puppetry of the Penis - The Vegas Show Friday, 7.30pm, Exeter Corn Exchange Two near naked men...

Dunsford Show and Horse Show 2016

Event Date: 
02/07/2016 - 12:00pm to 5:30pm
Just before Steps Bridge on the B3212 Exeter to Moretonhampstead Road

This years Dunsford Show is a great country family event.

Entertainment includes Dog and Duck herding, Somerset Red Arrows Majorettes, demonstrations from Dunsford Taekwando, and Dunsford Primary School with music from the Lympstone Training Band and Samba Roc.

The Horse Show begins at 9.30am with a variety of classes. Please visit the website or facebook page for details.

There will also be a Dog Show, terrier racing, Kyrton Archers, a variety of stalls, BBQ, beer tent, cream teas, bouncy castle,and a fantastic prize draw. £6 per family or £2.50 per adult and 50p...