Teachers giving a phonics lesson to Early Years Children

Live virtual open events for parents choosing a primary school demonstrate breadth of educational opportunities despite restrictions

The first of three virtual open events was streamed live by Devon’s Cornerstone Academy Trust on 1st December. Parents choosing a school for their children to attend from next September were able to see activity and hear from teachers at all the primary schools in the Trust, and two further events will take place on 10th and 16th December. These are happening despite the current restrictions, thanks to the use of the digital media for which the Trust has an international reputation, and all are being recorded so that those unable to attend live will be able to watch them later. The...

Hospiscare staff in running start positions

Team Hospiscare see first-hand impact of COVID-19 and step up to fundraising challenge

Authored by SofyR
Posted: Thu, 10/01/2020 - 3:04pm

A seven-strong team of hospice staff will be taking part in a brand new virtual event in October.

‘Team Hospiscare’, who all work for the local charity, will be completing a Marathon in a Month as part of the charity’s new virtual challenge event.

Since the national lockdown in March, Hospiscare’s fundraising efforts have been drastically impacted due to the closure of its charity shops and cancellation of events. The charity faces a loss of over £1 million this financial year.

The seven members of ‘Team Hospiscare’ have seen first-hand the impact COVID-19 has had...

Bridging the Gap, TEDx Youth @ Gandy Street

TEDx Youth @ Gandy Street

Event Date: 
21/11/2020 - 12:00pm
Virtual Event

Committed to showcasing ideas worth spreading within Exeter's student community, we are hosting Exeter's first ever TEDx Youth event this November. TEDx Youth Gandy Street is an independently organised youth conference arriving virtually in Exeter on November 21st, 2020. We are an event focused on spreading the innovative and pioneering ideas of young people throughout Exeter. Our goal is to ‘bridge the gap’ by creating a sustainable and collaborative future for generations to come.

Our event is an independently organised conference held on licence from TED. Organised and presented...

Axe Vale Lace Group Open Day

Lace Open Day

Event Date: 
16/05/2020 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Colyford Memorial Hall

Axe Vale Lace Group OPEN DAY with supplier Claire’s Lace in attendance to supply all your lace requirements. Everyone welcome to come along and watch members making lace, browse the members exhibition and ask questions between 11am and 4pm at Colyford Memorial Hall, EX24 6QA. Bring your lace pillow and join in or have a go on a practice pillow.

Save your broken possessions this Christmas for UK's largest-ever repair café

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 12/31/2019 - 11:42am

Devon’s residents are being urged to hang on to their broken possessions over the Christmas holidays so they can be fixed at what promises will be the largest repair café ever held.

The Big Fix 2020 will be held on Saturday February 15, and will see up to 109 repair cafes across the UK being held simultaneously.

The national event is being coordinated by Devon County Council and follows the success of The Big Fix last year when volunteers broke the record for the number of items repaired at a single repair café.

Both events are examples of Devon County Council’s...

Lisa Cresswell, TBGS Parents' Association & Organiser Keith Miller, Managing Director, Cavanna Homes Pete Lawrence, Headmaster, Torquay Boys' Grammar School

It's Back - The Torbay Art Show Announces New 2020 Dates

Authored by Paula_D
Posted: Fri, 12/20/2019 - 4:15pm

It's Back!


Announces New Event Dates

at Torquay Boys' Grammar School

Following the huge success of its inaugural event in 2018, the Torbay Art Show is proud to announce the dates for the next event: Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March 2020.

Continuing its commitment to the school, Cavanna Homes has again confirmed that it will be the main sponsor for this event. As a family business established in Torbay, the company recognises the importance of investing in the next generation.

Keith Miller, Managing Director, Cavanna...

Comedy at the Park

Event Date: 
07/02/2020 - 7:00pm to 10:30pm
Sandy Park, Exeter

The first Comedy at the Park of 2020 will be on Friday 7th February. The line-up is yet to be announced, however the Comedy Surgery are sure to come up with four brilliant comics. Tickets are available for £10, or £15 including hot food on the evening. Early bird tickets are available until Friday 20th December. To book, please visit https://tickethub.sandypark.co.uk/selection/event/date?productId=1013386...

Countess Wear Evening Cruise

Event Date: 
21/07/2020 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Stuart Line Cruises

Spend an incredible summer’s night relaxing and watching the sunset on the water on our Countess Wear Evening Cruise. There are only a few times a year when, on the highest of tides, we can sail the full navigable length of the river, up to Countess Wear. With plenty of time and tides for us to explore all the nooks and crannies along the way, this leisurely cruise makes for an idyllic way to spend a Summer’s evening. For more information visit the website https://www.stuartlinecruises.co.uk/countess-wear/

Photograph of Ricky Hatton

Boxing legend brings tales of his life to Exeter event

Former World Champion Boxer, Ricky Hatton, has announced that he will be coming to Exeter as part of his UK wide tour.

Ricky, whose boxing career spans over 20 years, and who now runs his own successful boxing promotions company, will be coming to Exeter University’s Great Hall on Wednesday, 22 November.

The event is being staged by Exeter City Football Club and is one of a number of sporting dinners the club is planning. The audience will enjoy a two-course meal and be entertained by Ricky, as well as have the opportunity to take part in a Q&A and an auction.


An Evening with Eddie Jones

Event Date: 
22/11/2019 - 7:15pm
Sandy Park, Exeter

With the Rugby World Cup underway the Crediton Bookshop is thrilled to announce that we'll be hosting an event with England Coach Eddie Jones for his new book Eddie Jones: My Life and Rugby publishing in November. This event will take place on Friday 22nd November at Sandy Park, home of the Exeter Chiefs, when Eddie will be giving the inside story on England's World Cup campaign and his long and illustrious career.

Tickets are available from the bookshop (01363 774740) at Sandford Orchards and online and are priced at £30 including signed copy of the book. All profits from this...