TED's essential guide to what's on this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 07/26/2013 - 12:05pm

If you're stuck for something to do with the family this weekend we're sure you'll find something amongst our pick of what's happening in and around Exeter.


New Blood, Bare Bones Friday & Saturday, Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter In 1913, the Great Suffrage Pilgrimage mapped eight connecting routes across England and Wales, mobilising one of the largest political rallies in the campaign, Votes for Women. One hundred years later what do we feel about suffrage (the right to vote) in the Twenty-First Century? Does having the vote mean democracy and equality for all?...

TED's essential guide to what's on in and around Exeter this weekend

From open air theatre to dragon boat racing, there is no shortage of entertainment to suit all the family this weekend!


Dancing at Lughnasa Friday, 7pm, Poltimore House Bring a picnic and enjoy the grounds of this country house and let us transport you to Ballybeg, County Donegal for the harvest time in 1936. The Mundy sisters, trapped by poverty, escape the drudgery with banter and dancing to the Marconi wireless, hoping to find love and a continuing future together. A warm and compelling play by Brian Friel, one of the greatest modern Irish writers. £10 adults, £...

Roaring success at the 2013 City of Exeter regatta

Authored by Carby0
Posted: Thu, 07/18/2013 - 9:41am

Last Saturday (13 July) saw over 600 competitors converge on Exeter Quay for the annual City of Exeter rowing regatta. With over 150 events, the regatta ran from 10:30am to 6:30pm and was the biggest event for ten years. The day saw large crowds enjoying the Mediterranean weather and cheering on the competitors.

Paul Wilson Exeter Regatta Chairman said: "This year there were even more junior rowers and scullers, competing in some hotly contested races. Ensuring great competition for rowers as young as 12 means there continues to be a huge pool of talent reaching towards the...

TED's essential guide to what's happening in and around the city this weekend

Stuck for ideas to keep the family amused this weekend? Here are a few suggestions to help you make your mind up:

Some Like It Hotter Friday & Saturday, Northcott Theatre, Exeter Funny man Jack Lemmon and the incomparable Marilyn Monroe are reunited with Tony Curtis. But where exactly are they and what the hell is going on? This fast moving, fantasy comedy whisks the three screen icons back to their most beautiful, sexy and hilarious selves in a once-in-an-(after)-lifetime's opportunity to rub shoulders with the stars. Tickets £10.50-£20.50. Box Office: 01392 493493. www....

Exeter Racecourse experiences phenomenal growth

Exeter Racecourse has recorded its best ever results for conference and events bookings since it first significantly started to build this side of the business in 2005.

The period from 1 January until 30 June saw a 30 per cent increase in revenue compared to the same period in 2012 and the highest following the opening of its £2.2million extension, in 2009, which doubled the size of the facilities available.

From January until the end of June, the racecourse hosted 300 separate events, with an average of 500 visitors per week and just under 12,000 delegates in total....

Seaton Air Ambulance Week launches for its 4th consecutive year

Sunday 28 July sees the start of this year’s Seaton Air Ambulance Week.

The event goes on for eight days with a full and fun-packed programme to be enjoyed by locals and holiday-makers alike with proceeds going to Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

There will be something for all ages including live music on the Esplanade stage, competitions, a dog show, classic car shows, ride outs, children’s fancy dress and lots lots more for families to enjoy on Seaton Seafront and Town Centre.

“Seaton Air Ambulance Week has become a major and well established summer event on the Seaton...

Devon’s care homes open doors for national day of celebration

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 06/14/2013 - 11:24am

Care home doors will be swung open next week as Devon County Council homes join in with National Care Home Open Day.

On Friday 21 June, homes across Devon will be holding special events and inviting the public to join them. These include tea dances, pamper days, cream teas, live music, craft activities, gardening, cooking, a dog show and pet therapy.

Many of the homes’ residents have been involved in the planning and organisation of their events. The national day has been organised to encourage communities to go in to their local care home and connect with residents and...

Win free family tickets to Bicton Fest 2013

Authored by OTME
Posted: Thu, 06/06/2013 - 10:43am

On Track Music Events have collaborated with those lovely guys and gals at Bicton College to bring you Devon’s brand new music festival ... Introducing Bicton Fest 2013!

A sensational one-day music festival featuring two stages packed with some of the very best up-and-coming unsigned artists in the UK. Set overlooking a lake in the stunning grounds of a Georgian manor house… Don’t be fooled by the word ‘College’ as there is nothing ‘Grange Hill’ about this venue what so ever!

With Early Bird Tickets available from as little as £5.00 be sure to get your hands on some ASAP...

Summer events announced at Exeter Phoenix

This summer, Exeter Phoenix has some excellent live music ranging from a local band tipped to make it big, The Computers, to the American living legend, Lonnie Liston Smith.

Jenny Eclair returns to Exeter after a sell-out show last year and Antara, which mixes contemporary Bollywood dance with world music and urban poetry is set to be a beautifully moving performance.

One of Exeter’s most anticipated summer events, Big Screen in the Park is back with a screening of The Goonies , Skyfall , Life of Pi and The Great Gatsby , underneath the stars in Northernhay Gardens. Plus...

Exeter Respect 2013 attracts record first day crowds

The first day of the Exeter Respect Festival 2013 has been hailed as a resounding success as a record number of people - approximately 13,500 in total so far according to Cllr Ian Martin, one of the Festival organising committee - flooded through the gates of Belmont Park for Exeter's celebration of diversity. With the weather set to be fine again tomorrow (2 June) it is fairly safe to say that the Festival will smash last year's total visitor numbers of 20,000 over the two days.

The Festival continues to grow from strength to strength, attracting a cosmopolitan crowd from all...