Exeter Musical Society present Guys & Dolls

Event Date: 
29/04/2013 - 7:30pm to 04/05/2013 - 7:30pm
Northcott Theatre, Exeter

A musical fable of Broadway based on a story and characters of Damon Runyon; music and lyrics by Frank Loesser; book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows.

Set in 1950s New York, Guys and Dolls follows high roller Sky Masterson in his plight to win the heart of Salvation Army Sergeant Sarah Brown. But is it only for a bet or has he really fallen in love?

His opponent Nathan Detroit is having similar problems with Adelaide, his long suffering partner of 14 years. So, will Sarah ever curb Sky's gambling and will Adelaide ever pin down Nathan?

This Tony Award winning musical...

Jasmin Vardimon Company presents JV2 – Tomorrow

Event Date: 
16/04/2013 - 7:30pm to 17/04/2013 - 7:30pm
Exeter Northcott

With the mission to develop, encourage and cultivate young talent and young audiences, Jasmin Vardimon Company has formed JV2, delivering a new one-year further education certificate. Tomorrow presents the debut tour of this year's JV2, a vibrant and fresh new group of 10 young international dancers, hand-picked by Artistic Director Jasmin Vardimon.

Showcasing the performing talent of tomorrow, this triple bill stages three new works. Former JVC dancer Mafalda Deville creates athletically challenging work with an alluring visual style.

Fellow JVC dancer Tim Casson presents...

TEDxExeter - Living the Questions

Event Date: 
12/03/2013 - 9:30am
Northcott Theatre, Exeter

TEDx events are all about ideas worth spreading and TEDxExeter will be an inspirational day conference of talks, performance and films.

The invited guests, speakers and performers are people who are changing the world through their ground-breaking work and ideas.

They include Jonathon Porritt, sustainable development campaigner; Patrick Holden, founder of the Sustainable Food Trust; Stewart Wallis, executive director of the New Economics Foundation; Jo Royle, ocean advocate, explorer and marine conservationist; Pam Warhurst, local food campaigner; Peter Owen-Jones, author,...

Letter to My Father / CRUSH

Event Date: 
06/04/2013 - 7:30pm
Tiverton Community Arts Theatre, Bolham Road, Tiverton

Appetite Dance Productions present a powerful and beautiful double bill of contemporary dance, with hypnotically intricate body poetry, high-energy pirouettes and complex rhythmic body movement.

Choreographer and artistic director Apple Yang merges techniques from Chinese theatre, martial arts and calligraphy to symbolise the turbulent meeting between East and West.

Letter to My Father Shaped through experiences as a Chinese woman living in contemporary Britain, the story explores her relationship with her loving, ambitious and authoritarian father through its challenges...

Isca Centre Wedding Fayre

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 03/19/2013 - 10:34am

The Isca Centre will be holding their first ever wedding fayre on Sunday 7 April.

So, if you are planning a wedding, then this fayre could be the place to find inspiration. Exhibits will include wedding dresses, menswear, florists, photographers, cake/maker/decorators, entertainment, hair and make-up artists, jewellers, wedding hats, transport, room and table decorations, wedding favours and much more.

Entry is free and doors are open 10am-4pm.

The Isca Centre is in Summer Lane, Whipton, Exeter. For more information email isca@parkwood-communityleisure.co.uk

Curious Carousel - budding young scientists wanted

Event Date: 
22/03/2013 - 1:00pm
Belmont Hut, Belmont Park, Exeter

Budding scientists wanted!

To celebrate National Science and Engineering Week The Devon Carousel Project are running an afternoon of science play for under 5s and their families.

Working with the theme of "Invention and Discovery" they be exploring the wonders of the natural world through experience, experiment, movement and art. Through fun activities find out why plants are amazing…

The Carousel Project is an Exeter-based social enterprise bringing creative learning, new experiences and outdoor adventure to early years children and their families.


Tesco buys restaurant chain Giraffe for £49 million

Supermarket group Tesco has today announced that it has bought the award-winning restaurant group Giraffe.

The acquisition forms part of Tesco’s strategy to develop the space in some of its larger stores and create even more compelling retail destinations where customers can meet, eat and drink, as well as shop. The first Giraffe restaurant to open next to a Tesco store will be near London.

Giraffe, which has a restaurant in Exeter, is a leading family-friendly restaurant that offers a wide range of fresh, seasonal, quality food, comfortable interiors and friendly staff....

Michaela Strachan's Really Wild Adventures

Event Date: 
01/04/2013 - 1:30pm
Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Adapted from her own book of children's poetry, popular TV presenter Michaela Strachan will take families on a delightful journey through an alphabet jungle of animal rhymes.

From Antelopes to Zebras, from orphaned orangutans to polar bear dentistry, this is a whistle-stop interactive show full of poetry, dancing, music and lots of fascinating wildlife facts.

The show is directed by award-winning Malachi Bogdanov and Michaela will be signing copies of her book after the show.

Suitable for children ageed 3-6.

Tickets: £12, family ticket: £33 for 3 plus up to...

Stuart Line Cruises: Exeter Sunday River Cruise and Lunch

Event Date: 
31/03/2013 - 11:30am
River Exe

A special river trip for Easter Sunday departing from Exmouth.

Sail the tranquil waters of the River Exe Estuary whilst enjoying a ploughman's buffet of local produce including salads, ham, cheeses, pickles and chutney.

The boat is covered and heated so we can travel whether it's rain or shine and there is a licensed bar on board.

Tickets: £13 adults, £10 children.

Telephone 01395 279693 to secure your place. www.stuartlinecruises.co.uk

Easter Extravaganza at Crealy

Event Date: 
23/03/2013 - 9:00am to 14/04/2013 - 9:00am
Crealy, Sidmouth Road, Exeter

Visit Crealy during the Easter bank holiday weekend and each child will receive a mini pack of Haribo Bunny Mix.

Join in the Easter hunt across the park and if you find three bunnies you will be able to enter our special Easter Lucky Dip where you’ll get the chance to win a holiday, plus lots of other prizes to be won.

This year’s new attractions will be open for the first time over Easter:

Jump aboard the New Safari Express – as you set off for a Safari adventure, see how many different animals you can spot as you enjoy the new family ride.

Climb up the...