events

Exeter Corn Exchange announces spring programme

Exeter Corn Exchange has announced details of the new events programme for spring.

Highlights include the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, stars from TV’s Strictly Come Dancing, the Vienna Festival Ballet, comedian Jon Richardson, X Factor winner Joe McElderry and Ruby Wax.

The new season starts with a concert by Elkie Brooks, one of the most successful singers the UK has ever produced on Friday 24th January and that is followed on Tuesday 28th January with Britain’s Got Talent finalists Circus of Horrors with their new gruesome show London after Midnight.

The...

Support lads and dads charity day out

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Sat, 01/04/2014 - 1:49pm

Lads and dads are being called to take part in a rugby day out for Hospiscare in 2014.

The 10k Hospiscare Men’s Walk is a great way to spend a lads’ day out alongside friends and family members, with the male bonding continuing post-walk with a pint, pasty and three Six Nations rugby matches.

The third annual Men’s Walk will once again commence from the home of the Exeter Chiefs on Saturday March 15. The walk takes in spectacular views of the City as it goes through Ludwell Valley Park before heading back to the finish line at Sandy Park.

Hospiscare Event Fundraiser...

Your guide to What's On this week

THEATRE

Cinderella Exeter Corn Exchange Kickline Theatre present Cinderella, the ultimate dreams-come-true story. The show runs until 5 January and stars Daniel Page and Alicia Agneson. www.exeter.gov.uk/cinderella

The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr Benn Northcott Theatre, Exeter As if by magic, the shopkeeper appeared... Tall Stories present The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr Benn, full of catchy songs and astounding magic – for all ages... old friends of Mr Benn and new adventurers alike... The show runs until 4 January and tickets are £12 www.exeternorthcott.co.uk...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 12/08/2013 - 10:28pm

Don't make any plans for the weekend until you've checked out our guide to what's on in and around Exeter:

THEATRE

The Recruiting Officer Friday & Saturday, Northcott Theatre Kiss the prettiest wenches, and you are sure of 'listing the lustiest fellows. The dashing Captain Plume has arrived in Shrewsbury to enlist the local men into the King's army using every trick in the book. He's also got his eye on the heiress Sylvia – but will he and the other men realise that the women are doing some recruiting of their own? Heavens! 7.30pm daily, matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday....

Festive Fun and Christmas Shopping in Chagford

Event Date: 
10/12/2013 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: 
Chagford Square

Chagford will be bustling at a festive late-night shopping event on Tuesday 10th December 2013.

As always, the Dartmoor town will be a riot of colour with lights and over 50 decorated Christmas trees on all the shops. There will be entertainment in all the streets from 6pm, which will appeal to all age groups and shoppers. A hog roast, bands, hot chestnuts and Father Christmas for the children are just some of the fun and merriment on the night.

Each year, Chagford’s independent shops stage a Shopper’s Spectacular Evening. Thousands of present ideas for all ages...

Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park announces exciting expansion plans for 2014

Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park today announces substantial investment during 2014, which will see five new rides and a themed indoor area open.

Chris Down, Managing Director and one of the family owners of Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park said: “Thanks to our guest feedback we are excited to be able to bring some fantastic new rides and attractions to Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park. As a family run business, we are looking to continue investing in the Park to ensure that the guest and member experience is exceptional.

“We’ve had a successful summer seeing a...

Major music festival to be staged at Westpoint Exeter

A brand new eclectic music and arts festival, Musico, has just been announced.

The event will be an exciting addition to the ever-growing South West festival scene, which includes Chagstock and the infamous Glastonbury.

Musico will be held at Westpoint Exeter, one of the region's largest event venues, from18th - 20th July.

Westpoint’s Show Ground is to be filled with everything from live rock to vintage markets. This family-friendly event is more than just another music festival; it’s an all-round arts and music experience.

With a number of stages hosting...

Exeter Chiefs Haunting Heart of Devon

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 10/25/2013 - 11:42am

Exeter Chiefs are backing a push by the Heart of Devon Tourism Partnership to encourage people to get out and get ‘spooked’ this Hallowe'en.

England under 21 stars Lloyd Fairbrother and Jack Nowell and team-mate Luke Cowandickie transformed into spooks themselves, dressing up in fancy dress costumes, donning wigs and putting on make-up following training at Sandy Park on Wednesday (Oct 23).

Prop Lloyd Fairbrother, 21, became a slain warrior back from the dead, hooker Luke Cowandickie, 20, took on the alter ego of a scary clown, while full back Jack Nowell, 20, was...

Winding up for a busy winter at Knightshayes

If you go down to the gardens at Knightshayes this half term, you’ll be in for a big surprise.

With giant spiders, ghostly figures and busy gardeners, the National Trust team on the outskirts of Tiverton have lots on to see the summer out and the winter in.

Along with the popular annual trail around the gardens from 26 October to 3 November, there will also be craft activities and a face painter from 29 to 31 October. Both children and adults will have the chance to get their hands dirty in the formal garden, as the team attempt the mammoth task of planting over 10,000...

Police events in Exeter to crackdown on cycle theft

Cyclists have the chance to find out more about bike security at two police events in Exeter. Local officers are holding two bike marking events to encourage cyclists to mark, register and lock their bikes. They take place at:

  • Exeter Flowerpots Skatepark on Saturday 19 October 2013 between 2pm and 4pm.
  • Waitrose car park, Gladstone Road, Exeter on Thursday 24 October 2013 between 3pm and 5pm.

Officers will provide advice on how to mark, register and lock bikes to help prevent thefts. Cycle marking kits from www.bikeregister.com will be...

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