Estuary town shows its community spirit on special weekend

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 08/20/2019 - 3:32pm

One of the area’s liveliest towns is set to show exactly why it’s such a great community in a special weekend next month.

Topsham, the estuary town on the edge of Exeter, is holding their first Join The Club! Long Weekend with events on September 5th, 7th and 8th.

Word Command : Spoken Word Evening

Event Date: 
11/09/2019 - 8:00pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Our Bi-monthly spoken word evening Word Command has become one of the must perform at events in South West England.

Come spend the evening with us and those performing. The evening will serve up a mashing of poetry, storytelling comedy and more...

Steph Bradley
Ben Chadwick
Ross Bryant
Michelle Dilling
Harrula Ladd 
Martin Reeve 
T.S Idiot 
Shelly Szendar

More performers TBC

Reserve your free ticket here.

River Cottage’s Steven Lamb to compere top class cookery demonstrations

Honiton's Gate to Plate event, celebrating East Devon’s finest food and craft producers, returns

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 07/24/2019 - 11:11am

Honiton’s Gate to Plate event is making a welcome return to the town on Saturday 10 August.

Featuring around 50 fine food, drink and craft producers, there will also be cookery demonstrations by some of the area's top chefs and food experts who will be presenting their work in an on-street show kitchen.

The free event will continue the town’s wonderful and long established market tradition, which dates back to the 13th Century when Honiton was granted a Royal Charter to hold a market.

Devon Art Society at St.Anne´s Babbacombe

Summer Exhibition - Devon Art Society

Event Date: 
27/07/2019 - 10:00am to 11/08/2019 - 6:00pm
St Annes Hall, Babbacombe Road, Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3SN

The Devon Art Society´s big summer exhibition is going to be held at St. Annes Hall, Babbacombe. There will be hundreds of paintings on display. The artists are showing new works covering classical themes such as floral, still-life, figurative and landscape as well as seascape subject matters and some abstracts too. The Devon Art Society of Torquay has a long tradition of exhibiting and selling high quality paintings since 1912 when some of the greatest artists of their times were among the founder members.

Kitley House to host a summer gathering of chefs & hospitality professsionals

On the menu at Kitley House - a summer gathering of chefs and hospitality pros

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Thu, 06/13/2019 - 5:14pm

Local chefs and hospitality professionals will come together with catering students from South Devon College and City College Plymouth on June 24th at Kitley House Hotel and Restaurant, near Yealmpton.

The special event, organised by The Chefs’ Forum, will see chefs and front-of-house staff from across the county rub shoulders with catering suppliers and aspiring college students. Billed as ‘A Chefs’ Summer BBQ’, the day will offer inspiring butchery demonstrations and a great networking opportunity for hospitality professionals from Devon and neighbouring counties.

Harry Redknapp will be the star of the show in Exeter this June

King of the Jungle comes to the city

Authored by McQueenie Mulholland
Posted: Fri, 05/24/2019 - 10:10am

The King of the Jungle himself, Harry Redknapp, has announced that he will be coming to Exeter as part of his UK-wide tour.

Harry, whose football career spans over 50 years and is also famous for his time in the ‘I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here’ jungle, will be keeping the crowds entertained with his hilarious tales at Exeter University’s Great Hall on Saturday, 22 June.

The event is being staged by Exeter City FC’s City Sporting Club who say they are delighted to welcome one of the UK’s most popular characters to the city.

Have your say about NHS waiting times at Exeter event

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 05/20/2019 - 8:37am

Patients can have their say on waiting for NHS treatment as part of new Exeter research which could influence health policy.

Members of the public are invited to take part in a workshop, held as part of a study examining how waiting for medical treatment is connected to people’s anxiety about their health, and how this time can be made more positive.

Forces/Services Charity Dress Up Rugby Fun Day

Event Date: 
08/06/2019 - 12:00pm to 11:30pm
Exeter Saracens RFC

We are holding a Forces/Services Charity Fun Day at Exeter Saracens RFC which is raising funds for two charities (Pawsome Pensions & Purple Poppy). Our theme is Dress Up Rugby and we have our senior team who will be playing against teams from the forces and services, all wearing a dress along with other side events such as a fun run, and tug of war contest. We have a military band coming and the Cold Stream Guards are bringing a climbing wall. Lots of stalls, bouncy castles and rugby rodeo.


Topsham welcomes longer days with Spring Forward Saturday

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 03/19/2019 - 1:30pm

The picturesque estuary town of Topsham, just four miles from Exeter, will be celebrating the end of winter with Spring Forward Saturdayon the 30th March. Just before the clocks go forward to welcome warmer days the town will be buzzing with a fair-like atmosphere, with the majority of shops, cafés and restaurants taking part, and live music around the town. 

The event is in its second year and is set to be a fabulous, vibrant day, full of offers from local businesses, Spring treats, children’s activities and foot-tapping sounds from talented local musicians. 

Prestigious event to be first of its kind in the South West

Authored by McQueenie Mulholland
Posted: Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:22pm

A prestigious interior design event, the first of its kind to be held in the south west, will take place this month.

Design Central south west will be held at Rockbeare Manor, just outside Exeter on March 26 and 27.

The grade I listed venue, which dates back to around 1760, will host the two-day, trade only event which aims to put some of the UK’s best suppliers in front of interior designers from the region.