A charity classic car show in Exmouth is expecting to attract over 200 cars when it opens the gate on Sunday 20th August, writes David Morgan.
The annual Exmouth Classic Vehicle Gathering is staged by the Devon Branch of the Morris Minor Owners Club (MMOC) and takes place on the Imperial Recreation Ground, next to Exmouth Rugby Club, between 10am and 4pm.
Come and join former MP, novelist and star of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing Ann Widdecombe on Thursday 21st September at 1.30pm at Reed Hall in Exeter.
Ann will be regaling the audience with tales about her life and career, including her time on Strictly and of course her 15 years as patron of the charity Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land which cares for donkeys in desperate need in Israel and Palestine. Ann will also be signing copies of her books and there will also be a raffle. All proceeds will go to Safe Haven (charity 1083468).
Devon Air Ambulance’s annual Motorcycle Ride Out is returning to the Den, Teignmouth, on Sunday 9th July 2017 with an afternoon of live entertainment from 1pm. This event is free for all to attend in support of Devon Air Ambulance (DAA).
DAA have a great line up of local bands including Littermouth, Five Finger Discount, Thick as Thieves and The Rock Section, with tech provided by Big Bear Recordings.
A SPECTACULAR riot of colour will transform Devon’s Bear Trail when it holds a fantastic family fundraising event next month to celebrate its first birthday.
The muddy obstacle course, which is based between Exeter and Cullompton, is holding the ‘Colour Bomb’ event on Sunday, July 23 - and it promises to be a party atmosphere, with music, a mini food market and, of course, the Colour Bomb itself.
And those who prefer to watch the fun are welcome for a donation to the trail’s charity of the year, Chicks children’s charity.
If art and crafts are your thing, then don’t miss the Scruff n’ Ken Arts n’ Crafts day on June 25th 2017. The event, held at America Hall in Exeter will be bursting with local talent for all enthusiasts to learn new skills, ask questions and purchase beautifully crafted gifts alongside other fabulous stalls.
Sarah Gregori, Events Manager and founder of Scruff n’ Ken said “the amount of wonderful crafts people and other stall holders that are asking to support us on this day is just fantastic. I just couldn’t imagine the event growing the way that it has.”
WALKERS of Eden Project’s Great Big Walk started their day’s journey at Addaction RISE in Exeter, sharing breakfast with volunteers, clients and staff at the drug and alcohol charity to hear how it supports the community.
The Great Big Walk started at Batley, where Jo Cox was MP, and five different teams headed off on a 21 day journey to Cornwall, London, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Along their route they are stopping at community projects and initiatives to spend time with and celebrate the people who go the extra mile to bring communities together.
THERE will be a celebratory feel when the 40th anniversary Dartmoor Folk Festival takes place in the foothills of Dartmoor at South Zeal, near Okehampton, from Friday to Sunday, August 11, 12 and 13.
It was 40 years ago that the festival was founded by the late Bob Cann, who lived in the parish of South Zeal. He had the dream of a folk event on his doorstep that would help to revive and preserve the music, song and dance traditions of Dartmoor.
One of the area’s most successful networking groups is helping its members prepare for the future at a special development session in June.
Spaces are still available at Exeter PA Network’s formal development event, which is focussing on ‘hardiness and resilience’ and takes place at the Deer Park Hotel, near Honiton, on Thursday, June 22.
It is the network’s second development event this year and always proves very popular with members. Kim Glover, founder of the network, which now has more than 500 members, said the evening promised to be very informative for attendees.