Phill Jupitus: You're Probably Wondering Why I've Asked You Here...

Event Date: 
03/05/2013 - 8:00pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

U-boat Captain, Welsh pornstar, Dutch roadie or noted broadcaster and comedian?

Like Camberwick Green, you're never sure who's coming out of the box.

Adult content delivered childishly.

Tickets: £15

Box office: 01392 270891


The Elves and the Shoemaker

Event Date: 
29/05/2013 - 3:00pm to 31/05/2013 - 3:00pm
Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Sitting in his kitchen workshop, Sam Lacey makes terrible shoes and tries to sell them online. They are so bad that no-one really wants them, not even his neighbour (who thinks he should give up and get a real job!). Then one night, two tiny visitors climb in through the window and start cutting and stitching and gluing...and Sam's life is never quite the same again! Following their sell-out shows, The Enormous Turnip, Little Red Hen and 3 Little Pigs, the inescapably eccentric Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company return with an up-to-date, size 13½ retelling of everyone's favourite story...


Event Date: 
28/05/2013 - 3:00pm
Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Varmints is a brand new dance-theatre show for everyone over the age of eight. It tells the poignant tale of one small creature's stuggle to preserve a world in danger of being lost forever. Every day the city grows larger and the noise grows louder, until there is so much noise that no-one can hear themselves think. This exhilarating new show is choreographed by Wilkie Branson (Champloo Dance Company) and directed by Sally Cookson, who most recently collaborated on the brilliantly energetic Christmas show, BOING!

Performances at 3pm and 7pm. www.travellinglighttheatre.org.uk...

Richard Herring: Talking Cock

Event Date: 
20/05/2013 - 8:00pm
Northcott Theatre, Exeter

It's an object of shame and pride; it inspires laughter and fear; it's a symbol of power, yet it's incredibly fragile; it can be a pound of flesh or an ounce of winkles, it can be used to express both love and hate; it creates life, it can condemn us to death... and it can do wees as well. How can one tiny flap of sponge and sinew be all these things? Richard Herring intends to find out in this tenth anniversary update of the critically acclaimed show that exposes the truth about men and their flutes of love. Sell-out at the Edinburgh Fringe 2002 and Melbourne Comedy Festival 2003,...

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) (revised)

Event Date: 
10/05/2013 - 6:00pm
Northcott Theatre, Exeter

The Reduced Shakespeare Company presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) (revised)

An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard's plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was London's longest running comedy, spending ten years in the West End. And now The Reduced Shakespeare Company is back with the same recycled jokes, just put in a different order! Join these madcap men-in-tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare's comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with...

The Gruffalo's Child

Event Date: 
05/05/2013 - 3:00pm to 06/05/2013 - 3:00pm
Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Following hot on the heels of The Gruffalo's sell-out tour and his monstrous West End success comes The Gruffalo's Child - with attitude! Just how brave is she? Find out for yourselves by joining her at the Exeter Northcott Theatre! The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood... One wild and windy night, the Gruffalo's child ignores her father's warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist... does he? Tall Stories Theatre Company returns, bringing Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's award-winning sequel to life...

Music in the Chapel

Event Date: 
11/05/2013 - 11:00am
Killerton Estate, Broadclyst, Exeter

Come along and hear the chapel come to life with local singing groups performing every second Saturday in the month.

Drop in and hear a different local choir or musicians performing in our glorious chapel. Donations will go to the performers.

More Information: Killerton, 01392 881345, killerton@nationaltrust.org.uk

11am-noon, free event, normal admission supplies.


The Dixie Ticklers

Event Date: 
18/04/2013 - 7:00pm
Mama Stone’s, Exeter

The Dixie Ticklers Standing Pat Tour, Spring 2013

This tour/gig is supported by Jazz Services as part of their National Touring Support Scheme

Standing Pat, the debut album from The Dixie Ticklers is an in depth study of New Orleans jazz. The band has put today's date on early jazz, placing it alongside groove-based shuffles and fresh modern treatments whilst constantly staying true to the polyphonic approach that shaped the music of the initial pioneers such as Louis Armstrong, King Oliver and Jelly Roll Morton. Look out for them this spring as they tour the UK in support...

West Town Farm: Spring at the Farm

Event Date: 
14/04/2013 - 11:00am
West Town Farm, Ide

Welcome in spring with a fun day at the farm and lots of activities for all ages!

Every year the farm welcomes in spring by throwing open its gates and inviting you to join them for the day.

There are nature walks along the trail to be explored and a straw bale den to play in. Sensational craft activities and storytelling in the orchard with OrganicARTS, as well as the chance to ride our tractor trailer up the farm's hills and valleys to visit the animals.

You can also tuck into some tasty food at the West Town Farm barbecue.

11am-4pm, admission £3.50 per...

Hospiscare branches out to caring for the environment

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 04/12/2013 - 10:54am

Exeter charity Hospiscare, which provides dedicated expert care and support for local people with a terminal diagnosis, has now added helping the environment to its CV after installing a Biomass boiler through funding from the ScottishPower Green Energy Trust.

The charity, which has been providing care and support to patients and families for 30 years in Devon, has replaced its outdated gas boiler heating system with a modern and environmentally friendly biomass wood pellet system after being granted £25,000 of funding.

With annual running costs reaching 5million pounds a...