Heath Week family festival day

Event Date: 
29/07/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Woodbury Castle, B3180 NEAREST POSTCODE EX5 1HE

elebrate the amazing heaths - Exmouth's natural playground! Heath Week is a week of activities catering for wildlife, sport and history enthusiasts. The week kicks off with the Family Festival on Sunday 29 July at Woodbury Castle.

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A partnership event with Devon Wildlife Trust, RSPB, Pebblebed Heaths and Clinton Devon Estates.

Suggested donation £5 per group. No booking required.

Summer Wildlife Spotters Challenge

Event Date: 
26/07/2018 - 10:00am to 03/09/2018 - 4:00pm
Seaton wetlands, Colyford Road, Seaton, EX12 2SP

Seaton Wetlands is bursting with Wildlife How many creatures and natural treasures from the summer spotters sheet can you find?

Spotter sheets available from the Lookout or Discovery Hut.

You could win a professional pond dipping kit including net, tray and bug guide!

£1 per trail. No booking required.

Rockpool Ramble: Exmouth

Event Date: 
25/07/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Exmouth beach, left of the lifeboat station (when facing the sea), Queens Drive, Exmouth, NEAREST POSTCODE: EX8 2AY

Explore Exmouth's rockpools

Explore the mysterious world of Exmouth's rockpools with the Countryside team.

Learn where to look and what to look out for.

Buckets and nets available to borrow. Bring your own if you have them.

Suggested donation £3 per child. No booking required.

Pink with a touch of green: The Hospiscare Twilight Walk

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Mon, 07/02/2018 - 7:42pm

Hospiscare is asking ‘going green’ at the upcoming Twilight Walk in Exmouth, which takes place on Saturday, 7 July. The charity is also taking measures to keep environmental impact at the event as low as possible – for example, no ready-filled water bottles will be available.

Along with the Twilight Walk’s usual 5-mile and 10-mile routes there will be a 5k fun run – and all walkers and runners are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles to cut down on single-use plastic bottles. Alternatively, Hospiscare’s new 750 ml BPA-free reusable water bottle will be available to...

CHSW’s Devon events certified plastic free

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 07/02/2018 - 10:49am

Children’s Hospice South West is celebrating after being certified “plastic free” for its events in Devon.

The charity has been working with Plastic Free North Devon to reduce the environmental impact of its fundraising events, which attract support across the whole county. Events including the recent Rainbow Run in Exeter, the forthcoming Ride for Precious Lives cycle challenge, the Canonteign Abseil and September’s foam-filled Bubble Rush 5km run at Coxleigh Barton have all received the Plastic Free North Devon seal of approval for a range of eco-friendly measures.


Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 07/01/2018 - 11:29am

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend:


Born to Win Saturday, Exmouth Pavilion BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s favourite Italian Giovanni Pernice is extremely happy to be back out on the road with his 60 date tour, in a show he says is “even bigger and even better!” The show sees Luba Mushtuk return as his leading lady along with Dancing with Stars Ireland professionals Kai Widdrington, Giulia Dotta, Curtis Pritchard, and Emily Barker. They are joined by Stephen Vincent and Kylee Brown, who have both performed around the world in the...

City leaders answer business questions

  • 6 July – Ben Bradshaw MP Business Lunch
  • 13 July – Karime Hassan, Exeter City Council Business Briefing

Business people are being given the opportunity to question the city’s top leaders at events hosted by Exeter Chamber of Commerce, the city’s leading business organisation.

On Friday 6th July Exeter MP, Ben Bradshaw, will brief Chamber members on the latest decisions from Westminster which will impact their businesses and take part in a question and answer session.

Mr Bradshaw said: “I am pleased to be able to address the business community...

Local artist represented by Devon gallery

Dartmoor artist Shirley Kirkcaldy is celebrating after her work has been selected to be represented by a new Devon gallery.

The Tidal Gallery, which opens at Victoria Place, The Promenade, Kingsbridge, on July 22 will be exhibiting eight of Shirley’s latest landscapes and seascapes.

“It is pleasing that galleries are increasingly showing interest in my work,” says Shirley, who was recently featured artist in Dartmoor and Devon Life magazines.

Shirley’s work is informed by what she experiences when in the landscape – an intuitive response to a place and time. Working...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 06/24/2018 - 12:26pm

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (22-24 June).


The Exmouth Players present The Odd Couple The Blackmore Theatre, Exmouth Florence Unger and Olive Madison are at it again, that is, in Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same. http://...

Head on down to Exmouth’s Queen’s Drive Space for live theatre, film nights and music

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:29pm

Exmouth’s new Queen’s Drive Space events area will take on a distinctly Russian theme on Saturday (June 23) with a live performance of The Cherry Orchard which is being staged by the Miracle Theatre Company.

The production is the second in a series of theatre and music events on the new site this summer and the venue is already proving to be very popular with people of all ages.

Last week more than 250 people enjoyed Swan Lake which was streamed live to a big screen in the events area from the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

Queen’s Drive Space opened less than...