Over 1,000 people find out "What's Behind the Big Red Wall"

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 07/18/2018 - 1:14pm

More than a thousand people attended a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see ‘What's Behind The Big Red Wall' at Exeter's Wyvern army barracks.

A series of open air summer night concerts saw BBC Radio Devon's David FitzGerald narrate three evenings of music and history documenting a century of the barracks over 100 years from 1918 to 2018 right in the heart of the city.

Award-winning folk and acoustic band Show of Hands headlined and were joined by the Salamanca Band and Bugles of The Rifles, ISCA school musicians and south Dartmoor choir The Lost Sound.

Come see, come try, come buy at Honiton Gate to Plate event

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 07/11/2018 - 1:04pm

Sixty of Devon’s finest food and craft producers will be lining the High Street of Honiton on Wednesday 18 July to showcase their wares at the first-ever Honiton Gate to Plate event.

The free-to-attend celebration of some of the county and district’s most outstanding businesses is a fantastic opportunity for people to come see, come try, come buy, as the traders will be bringing along samples of the highest quality local food and drink for people to taste.

Enchanted Princess Party

Event Date: 
04/08/2018 - 11:00am
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

An interactive live show with your favourite characters – who will you meet this time?

Meet the magical princesses and have your photo taken with your favourite characters!*


FANCY DRESS COMPETITION – Come along as your favourite prince or princess!

11am & 2pm in the Clifford Room

Tickets: children £7 / adults £5  (*additional charges apply for photographs)


Three generations take on Fizz Run in memory of big-hearted breast cancer patient

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:37pm

Places on the Hospiscare Twilight Walk, taking place on 7 July, are going fast, so walkers – and runners – are advised to sign up soon. For the first time, this year’s event includes a 5k fun run as well as the now-traditional 5 or 10 mile walking routes, to cater for women and girls of all ages and levels of fitness.

Celebrate 70 years of the NHS at NDDH family fun day

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 05/18/2018 - 9:33pm

The NHS is turning 70 this year, and to celebrate, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is holding a family fun day at North Devon District Hospital. The event will take place on Sunday 1 July 2018 from 10am-4pm.

The day will be packed full of activities, with plenty of fun for all ages, including tours of the hospital, demonstrations, an entertainment stage with live music and dancing, food and drink from local suppliers, and kids’ activities.

Picnic at the Park

Event Date: 
03/06/2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
River Dart Country Park

Our annual Picnic at the Park event is back on Sunday 3rd June!

Get ready for a whole host of fun activities lined up for all the family!

Free family event at The Donkey Sanctuary’s Paccombe Farm

Event Date: 
12/05/2018 - 10:00am
Paccombe Farm, Harcombe, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0PR

As part of International Donkey Week in May, visitors have the opportunity to visit and explore Paccombe Farm in Harcombe.

Girls display top class football skills at memorial tournament

Authored by McQueenie Mulholland
Posted: Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:00pm

More than 100 girls took part in a football tournament established in memory of former Exeter journalist and CITY Community Trust operations manager Catherine Fraser.

The event, which took place at Exeter University, saw 10 teams from schools across Devon play against each other in two competitions.

The teams were from The Maynard School (Exeter), Queen Elizabeth’s School (Crediton), St Luke’s College (Exeter), Newton Abbot College, Cranbrook Education Campus, Colyton Grammar School and Exmouth Community College.

Hospiscare’s Men’s Walk 2018 - the biggest and best yet!

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Tue, 03/13/2018 - 7:11pm

Hundreds of men will be putting their best foot forward for Hospiscare this month in the 2018 Men’s Walk. Tempted by the promise of live entertainment along the seven mile route with a free pasty and a pint while they watch the England v Ireland Six Nations rugby afterwards, walkers have made this a sell-out event again.

Zoos offer moments for seniors

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Tue, 03/13/2018 - 10:10am

March is over-60s month at two top Devon zoos. The charity attractions are holding special days for older people.

At Living Coasts, Torquay’s coastal zoo, the day of the week to make a note of is Wednesday. At Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, the special day is Thursday. Paignton Zoo and Living Coasts are both part of the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, the charity which also runs Newquay Zoo in Cornwall.