Rumours and rumblings about the potential arrival of Swedish giant IKEA to Exeter's growing list of big name retailers have rumbled on for years - in 2001 plans to open a store failed because the City Council was unable to identify a site of sufficient size to satisfy the retail giant's needs.
However, we could well be moving a step closer to this becoming reality. It is now believed that a site near Sandy Park and opposite Tesco has been identified as of a sufficient size and therefore the preferred site following discussions with Exeter City Council.
GEMFEST is an indoor festival in March raising money for Brain Tumour UK/The Brain Tumour Charity.
The festival will be divided into 2 sections.
The daytime is a family orientated event and will be free of charge to attend. There will be a performing arts workshops (some of which need to be prebooked), arts and crafts, storytelling, stalls, films, facepainting, games, competitions and more. Some activities have a small charge to cover costs but most of it is free. This will run from 12-5pm. The evening runs from 6pm-2am and will be tickets only.
Join Jo Hunter of West Country Creative for a one day workshop making gorgeous, tailor made buttons.
The event will take place in the warm surroundings of our studio and a light lunch and afternoon tea is included in the price.
Polymer clay is a fantastic material for making buttons. In its raw state, colours can be mixed to suit and shapes can be easily textured and moulded into a huge range of shapes and sizes. Once baked, it's machine washable and lightweight, so if you are a stitcher, carder, knitter or felter - or just enjoy learning a craft, this course is for you....
Poltimore House, one of Devon's historic estates, is slowly but surely being brought back to life by the efforts of volunteers - and on the 16 March you can visit to meet the people involved and find out what part you could play in this great project.
"Your help is only limited by your (and our) imagination," explains Simon Tootell, Poltimore's Volunteer Manager.
"At 11am on 16 March we are holding a coffee morning for people who might want to volunteer with us. Our open days need guides, stewards, help to serve refreshments, and fundraisers. Our working parties welcome...
This year marks the centenary of the birth of the artist Thelma Hulbert and, as a special tribute, a collection of Thelma’s Still Life canvases will be shown at the gallery which bears her name, starting on 16 March.
In a unique exhibition exploring how different women artists see familiar everyday objects, visitors will be able to view rarely shown works by the late Thelma Hulbert alongside Still Life paintings by living contemporary artists Jessica Cooper and Vanessa Bowman.
Thelma Hulbert’s name became synonymous with Still Life subjects during her long working period (...
Enjoy an evening of outstanding classical music with the renowned Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and soloist Alexandra Soumm.
In a year that sees the Orchestra celebrate its 120th birthday, the BSO will collaborate with an array of the most exciting performers and exuberant conductors with its 2012/13 season as it continues to give world-class performances throughout the South and South West, including some iconic concerts in Exeter's wonderful Great Hall.
This concert forms part of the 200 year celebrations of the Mint Methodist Church and features members of Exeter College's Choral Society, together with students from the College Music Academy.
The evening will include French music, including Charpentier's Te Deum and pieces by Faure. Tickets: £5, £3 conc in advance from Exeter Visitor Centre and Tickets, Dix's Field, Exeter EX1 1GF (01392 665700), or subject to availability, on the door.
She's back! Internationally acclaimed singer Barb Jungr returns to perform her new album Stockport to Memphis.
Long acknowledged as a unique interpreter of popular song and one of Britain's top singers, this award-winning performer has brought together her own writing and interpretations of material by some of her favourite songwriters in a fabulous new collection. Barb's passionate delivery, subtle arrangements, artistry and humour conveyed in a musical prism of soul, blues and jazz have earned her cult status in Europe, the US and Australia. "Superlative" (The Independent) and "...