Exeter

Estuary town shows its community spirit on special weekend

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 08/20/2019 - 3:32pm

One of the area’s liveliest towns is set to show exactly why it’s such a great community in a special weekend next month.

Topsham, the estuary town on the edge of Exeter, is holding their first Join The Club! Long Weekend with events on September 5th, 7th and 8th.

Exeter Picturehouse returns to Double Locks for a weekend of movies in the moonlight

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:23pm

The summer’s not over just yet as the Picturehouse Outdoor cinema pitches up in the idyllic canal-side setting of the Double Locks pub for three nights of cinema under the stars.

From 30 Aug – 1 Sep Picturehouse outdoors returns for a weekend of singing, dancing and time travel, with the backdrop of some of Devon’s most beautiful countryside. Films will start around dusk, but arrive earlier to enjoy the evening sun with a refreshing beverage from the pub and something delicious from their kitchen.

Exeter gallops back into action

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 08/20/2019 - 9:19am

Exeter Racecourse gallops back into action on Thursday, October 10 with the return of jump racing which coincides with 250 years of racing on the Devon track. Unrivalled for its sense of camaraderie during the autumn and winter months, there’s nothing to beat racing on Haldon Hill, whether you’re new to the sport, attending on your own, or enjoying a day out with colleagues. 

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Community charity launches new trading arm LOVE Devon

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 08/19/2019 - 7:44pm

LOVE Devon has been officially launched as the new trading arm of the independent community development charity Devon Communities Together following a successful two-year campaign. 

Stagecoach South West are again sponsoring Sci-Fi Day in Paignton on Saturday 24 August.

Sci-Fi extravaganza returns for Torbay Children’s Week

Authored by Paula_D
Posted: Mon, 08/19/2019 - 9:03am

All things Sci-Fi will be celebrated on Saturday 24 August, as Sci-fi day returns to Paignton Green.

The day will showcase an impressive range of cars and costumes from popular films including Transformers, Batman, Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Disney Pixar’s Cars and many more.

Visitors can expect to come across Darth Vader, Star Wars Storm Troopers, Iron Man, RoboCop, Batman, Spiderman, Captain Jack Sparrow and chimps from Planet of the Apes, provided by look-alikes company UK Garrison.

Millbrook Village introduces market-leading rental option for over 55s

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:11pm

Millbrook Village, the retirement village in Exeter, Devon has recently launched properties for rent to accommodate the changing needs of the rightsizer market.

Inspired Villages, the operator and developer behind the retirement complex on Topsham Road, has launched this option at all its villages across the country. Broadening its existing residential provision, the group which is partnered with financial institution Legal & General, is one of the first operators of retirement villages to specifically provide renting as an alternative to buying.

Charlie Fleury and Rosie Alterman. Photo: Chris Mole.

RD&E doctors set to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:51am

Two Emergency Medicine doctors at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust are swapping their scrubs for the sea as they attempt to row 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, in aid of Devon Air Ambulance.

Charlie Fleury and Rosie Alterman, who make up the ‘EmergenSea Girls’, are planning to take part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in December 2020. The pair are both hoping to break the female pair world record for the race, as well as using the row as an opportunity to study the physiology and psychology behind women participating in ultra-endurance sports.

Millbrook Village - cottages

Final homes launch at award-winning Millbrook Village

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:29pm

Millbrook Village, the retirement village in Exeter, Devon has launched 23 new two and three bedroom homes at Sanderling House with prices starting from £405,000. The collection of  apartments marks the completion of the final phase of the community designed for active over 55s.

Exeter gallops back into action

Event Date: 
10/10/2019 - 12:15pm to 5:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Racecourse

Exeter Racecourse gallops back into action on Thursday, October 10 with the return of jump racing which coincides with 250 years of racing on the Devon track.

Unrivalled for its sense of camaraderie during the autumn and winter months, there’s nothing to beat racing on Haldon Hill, whether you’re new to the sport, attending on your own, or enjoying a day out with colleagues.

Off The Cuff : Open Improv Theatre Evening

Event Date: 
25/09/2019 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Join us for Exeter's only improv evening

Have a laugh and have a say! Our professor of whimsy, Robert Garnham will be asking you guys, the audience for ideas, a plot if you will for the nights performers.

The performers tbc

Reserve your free ticket here.

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