Christmas at Killerton: The after-dark illuminated trail through festive gardens

Event Date: 
26/11/2021 - 4:30pm to 02/01/2022 - 10:00pm
Killerton House, Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3LE

The countdown to Christmas has started and National Trust’s Killerton in Exeter is getting ready to welcome a brand-new glittering illuminated Trail from 26 November 2021 to 2 January 2022.

Get your Christmas sparkle on and be surrounded by over a million twinkling lights, colourful trees and amazing illuminated installations, all choreographed to a soundtrack of much-loved seasonal musictransforming Killerton’s majestic gardens into a winter wonderland.

There will be burnished lantern trees filled with flickering flames, neon strings stretched between towering trees,...

Exeter Street Arts Festival 2020 to go ahead

Exciting announcement from local organisation MIDI with a call out to all!

Music in Devon Initiative (MIDI) is a non-profit community interest company, who exist to provide opportunities for musicians in Devon. They have successfully brought the city centre streets of Exeter to life each year for the last four years with the ever-popular Exeter Street Arts Festival! But then, COVID hit and all plans for their 5th birthday celebrations this year came to a halt…Until now!

An annual event held on the last bank holiday Saturday of August, this year the ESAF organisers are planning to...

Liven up January with Burns Night supper at Huntsham Court

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Thu, 01/10/2019 - 10:51am

Huntsham Court , near Tiverton, will play host to a Burns Night ceilidh on 24 January when the estate holds their celebration of the Scottish bard’s birth in aid of Hospiscare . What better way of livening up the depths of winter than with a Scottish hooley? Huntsham Court’s owners, Chris Badham and Damian Llambias, have generously made the venue available for the occasion, and the splendour of this Victorian-Gothic country house provides the perfect backdrop for what promises to be an evening of stirring spectacle. There will be Scottish music and dancing and a traditional Burns Night...

Over £1,000 prize money available for Sustainable Design Awards

Authored by Sancho's
Posted: Thu, 09/06/2018 - 11:44am

On September 22nd September, Exeter based ethical retailer Sancho’s and InExeter will be shining a spotlight on sustainable design by hosting Exeter’s first ever Slow Fashion Show at Exeter Cathedral. Slow fashion is the antidote to fast fashion that, as an industry, is having a highly negative impact on the world and the people in it. Sancho’s owner and Creative Director, Kalkidan Legesse, who started the sustainable brand with her partner in 2014, says “Having seen first-hand the devastating effects of fast fashion - be that low wages, mass dumping, social disruption or environmental...

One relationship. Infinite possibilities.

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...

Sidmouth Literary Festival announces bumper line up for 2017

THE amazing Christopher Biggins will launch the third Sun, Sea & Books literary festival in Sidmouth next month.

For the first time, the festival is spread over three days and different venues in the town, with Sidholme Hotel, Elysian Fields, hosting the launch roadshow from 10am until 2pm on Friday, June 23.

Christopher, who has appeared in many British TV classics, as well as being one of the Grand Dames of panto, will be interviewed by highly respected local broadcaster, Judi Spiers.

It is the second year Judi has been involved with the festival, and she will...

M&S Exeter celebrates Coeliac Awareness Week

Store hosts event to highlight gluten free products

UK Rum Festivals are coming to Exeter

Event Date: 
29/07/2017 - 11:30am
Exeter Castle, EX4 3PU.

UK Rum Festivals are fun and enriching, for both the general public and brands, showcasing the diversity of rum!

Don’t miss out on the Exeter Rum Festival taking place 29th July at Exeter Castle, EX4 3PU. The Festival will host seminars with master distillers, cocktail bars, rum tastings sessions (over 100 different rums!), live music and a street food fiesta.

Rum is frequently overlooked, branded as either white, gold, dark or spiced… but UK Rum Festivals recognize its true value and want the public to share their passion for the spirit.

"Rum is a fun spirit,...

Exeter Walk to beat blood cancer

Authored by eboffey
Posted: Tue, 08/16/2016 - 3:14pm

Exeter resident and blood cancer patient Jamie Lynde (pictured in the middle) is organising the third annual Exeter Walk for blood cancer charity Bloodwise.

The fundraising walk, which starts at the Exeter Quay and follows the Exe Estuary Trail, will take place on Saturday 24th September this year. The family friendly event, which offers a choice of 8.6 or 12 mile routes, is open to all and members of the public are invited to sign up.

Jamie was moved to organise this year’s walk after being inspired by the event in 2015. He was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML...

A Healthier, Cleaner World Fundraising Event

Event Date: 
16/06/2015 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Exeter City Football Club, St James's Park, Stadium Way, EX4 6PX, Exeter

Our Health and the Environment are arguably the two most important watchwords in the modern world, even more so for our children and the generations to come.

Terminal illness and disease in children is growing at an astonishing rate, the causes of which can be laid at the door of environmental pollution and poor health education.

This event brings together a group of guest speakers that shows us a way forward, while at the same time raising money for terminally ill, underprivileged & disabled children in the UK and overseas.

Talks range from Hydrogen Fuel Cell...