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.

Exeter Choral Society

Exeter Choral Society - Haydn's The Seasons

Event Date: 
04/05/2019 - 7:30pm
United Reform Church, Southernhay East, Exeter, EX1 1QA

Haydn's last major choral work, the sequel to The Creation. The work takes you through the changing year but concentrates less on the weather and more on hunting, dancing, eating and drinking! Come and join us as we enjoy the rustic pleasures of a time when things were simpler and more straight forward.

Christmas with the Lord Mayor!

Event Date: 
15/12/2018 - 10:00am
Exeter Guildhall, High Street, Exeter

A coffee morning with a difference!

Meet santa, have some mince pies, cake, mulled wine and listen to the lovely Liberty Sisters! A truly fun event for all the family, all in aid of the Lord Mayor's Charity SSAFA Devon.



Open day in Exminster to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 11/07/2018 - 10:04pm

On Saturday 10th November Exminster Victory Hall is holding an open day to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

A free cream tea is being offered and there'll be an exhibition commemorating the lives of 39 men - and now one woman - whose names are on the Roll of Honour.

Sally Parfitt writes:

Last year when I was researching the 39 men named on Exminster War Memorial I found that there was an individual missing. Violet Irene Nellie Crago.

Half-term craft making days: Fearsome Feasts

Event Date: 
25/10/2018 - 10:30am to 26/10/2018 - 4:00pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF

This half term, join us at the Devon Guild Craft centre on 25th and 26th October for free family fun!.

Become a crafty cook at our free making days with activities for all ages, based on the current exhibition, 'Plate Up'. Have fun modelling faux food for a spooky banquet… it may look good enough to eat - but don’t dare try it! Materials provided, donations welcomed. Under 12’s supervised please.  Part of the Family Arts and Family Learning Festival.

10.30am-12.30 & 1.30-4pm both days.

FREE, drop-in. No need to book.


Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 09/03/2018 - 5:12pm

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (7-9 September)


Branscombe Harvest Fair 2018

Event Date: 
15/09/2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Branoc Hall (Branscombe Village Hall) & Playing Field

Come and join us in the beautiful seaside village of Branscombe for an afternoon of family fun at our 4th annual Harvest Fair!

Family dog show, craft & produce show, music & entertainment, morris dancing, punch & judy shows, traditional games, apple pressing, children's activities, WI Craft Tent, traditional craft demonstrations, a great variety of stalls, BBQ, cakes & cream teas, licensed bar… and hopefully some sunshine after last year's rain!

BHF is a fundraising event for community organisations and local charities.

The Donkey Sanctuary Summer Fair

Event Date: 
12/08/2018 - 10:00am
The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth EX10 0NU

Held at The Donkey Sanctuary’s beautiful site near Sidmouth, the Summer Fair on Sunday 12 August, is by far the sanctuary’s biggest event of the year.

Promising a fun day out for the whole family, the Summer Fair features a packed programme of events including live music, trailer rides, Punch and Judy, archery, go-karting, traditional family games and bouncy castles. Plus, the chance to meet the resident donkeys!

It’s a winner! Honiton Gate to Plate event receives Royal seal of approval

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 07/18/2018 - 4:38pm

Honiton’s first ever Gate to Plate event, celebrating East Devon’s finest food and craft producers, was pronounced a resounding success today (Wednesday 18 July) not only by the 6,000 visitors who attended, but also by HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, who flew in specially to meet around 60 of the district’s most innovative and creative traders.