Did someone say Big Summer Blow Out? Introducing FEAST FEST 2019

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 04/23/2019 - 7:56am

Exeter is welcoming a new and exciting food event this summer! FEAST FEST (The Big Summer Blow Out) will be exploding on to the foodie scene this June – on the weekend of 15th and 16th and is being held in the grounds of the well-known Topsham Rugby Club.

This aptly named event is a charity fundraiser for Topsham Rugby Club who hope to raise enough money to provide their 500 + members with flood lighting to enable them to train at their clubs facilities all year round. 

West End to Broadway

Event Date: 
26/05/2019 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Evolve Theatre Productions brings you a night at the musicals, with the best songs to have graced the stage of the West End and Broadway. From classics including Annie, Cats, Les Mis and Wicked to the modern hits of Heathers, Dear Evan Hansen and Six, there is something for everyone. Evolve is putting on two shows in one day at The Barnfield Theatre, so do not miss your chance to hear the hits and see future talent in the making.

Kevin Harvey and Maisie

Battersea raises thousands at the first ever Muddy Dog Challenge in Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 04/20/2019 - 11:09pm

Over 700 animal lovers and their dogs came together at Powderham Castle in Exeter last weekend (Saturday 13 April) to take part in Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s Muddy Dog Challenge. The event, which is proudly supported by Seresto flea and tick control collar, has raised around £70,000 so far, which will go towards the vital care of the thousands of homeless animals that Battersea helps every year. 

It was the first time the Muddy Dog Challenge has come to Exeter which involves participants and their dogs jumping, crawling and wading through various fun obstacles. 

Meet the man running the London Marathon to help prevent child sexual abuse

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:13pm

An Exeter man who works with children who have been sexually abused is hoping to raise hundreds of pounds for the NSPCC’s ‘Together for Childhood’ programme by running the London Marathon.

Bartosz Zaniewski, who works at the NSPCC’s service centre in Plymouth, set himself the challenge in order to highlight how organisations across the city are working together with local communities to find out the best way to prevent child sexual abuse. 

Bookings open now for Honiton Events Week

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:54am

Local community invited to book their places on free crafts/fitness/wellbeing/community events and activities run by East Devon and Honiton Town Council, culminating in a big screen film  

Give community space a makeover with help from Community Fund

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:32am

Since its launch in 2014, RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Community Fund has supported 28 charities, schools, projects and community groups by donating £1,000 worth of building materials every other month. The builders merchant is delighted to be bringing it back for another year and is inviting groups from the Exeter area to get in contact. 

Pricks: A play by Jade Byrn

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:23am

Darlington actress, Jade Byrne, heads off on a special UK tour this year as Pricks, a medical play (with a difference) about Type 1 Diabetes, takes in a dozen dates from Hexham to Exeter Phoenix (on 16 May) and a few in-between.

At 33-years-old Jade has been an actress for nine years (appearing in the likes of Inspector George Gently, Casualty and Mount Pleasant), and a Type 1 diabetic for the past 30 (just ask her stage companion, Dennis the Menace, he’s been there from the beginning).

Devon’s leading family law team expands

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 04/17/2019 - 11:04am

One of the UK’s highest regarded family law teams is continuing to expand. Stephens Scown LLP’s Exeter family team has seen its workload increase by 70 per cent over the last 10 years and it has just recruited its latest team member. 

The team’s latest recruit, Kai Whicker has joined the employee-owned firm as a solicitor. His previous role was at a leading Hertfordshire law firm, where he specialised in complex and high net worth divorce. The team, which is based in Exeter, now has 24 members including five partners.

CEDA member and Lisa Hudson of Exeter Northcott Theatre

The Possible Arts Festival, Exeter

Authored by Gillian Taylor
Posted: Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:10am

A mini festival of arts & disability at Exeter venues, 22-27 April

Venues across Exeter will feature the work of disabled artists during The Possible Arts Festival.

Organised by CEDA(Community Equality Disability Action) in partnership with Exeter venues, the mini festival includes an exhibition, theatre performance and drop-in workshops for disabled and non-disabled participants.

Stroke patients benefit from new garden at the RD&E

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 04/17/2019 - 9:43am

Patients on the Acute Stroke Unit at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust are now able to relax in a new, upgraded garden. 

Work began on the garden in Autumn 2018 on the Acute Stroke Unit, otherwise known as Clyst Ward, to convert the area from a space that was not easily accessible or beneficial to the recovery of patients, into an area which improves overall wellbeing and that patients can enjoy. The garden is now easily accessible from the ward with a wide range of brightly coloured plants in raised flower beds for patients, staff and visitors to enjoy.