The Big Draw at RAMM: Line up for the House of Horrors

Event Date: 
31/10/2012 - 10:00am
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Queen Street, Exeter

Sketch a scene inspired by the architecture of our wonderful Victorian museum and create a Halloween cartoon featuring museum objects. For children aged 6 and over.

10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm.

Tickets £6 available in person or by phone using a credit or debit card; call 01392 265858.

Accompanying adults can watch/supervise for free. All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Some activities are messy so do wear clothes that can get dirty. If an activity is busy there may be a short wait.

A Christmas Carol comes to the Barnfield Theatre

Event Date: 
06/11/2012 - 7:30pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Ballet Theatre UK presents A Christmas Carol

Join Ballet Theatre UK on a magical journey to the dark and twisting streets of old Dickensian London.

Meet Ebenezer Scrooge, a penny clutching old miser, his heart so cold and steely it cannot be softened by any amount of festive cheer.

One magical night Scrooge is visited by mystical ghosts, who show him there is more to life than work and money and slowly he begins to recognise the true meaning of Christmas.

With a cavalcade of colourful characters, including Mr Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim and the...

Hallowe'en EAT style... A Dark Victorian Cabaret

Event Date: 
31/10/2012 - 8:00pm to 03/11/2012 - 8:00pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

1889 saw the re-opening of the Exeter Theatre Royal after the tragic fire two years earlier.

This Hallowe'en, Exeter Alternative Theatre presents a re-imagining of that auspicious night 123 years ago; an absinthe-laced cocktail of theatre, cabaret and burlesque.

Expect a rollercoaster ride of frights and frolics, featuring Jack the Ripper in the Exeter Lunatic Asylum, The Origins of Dracula (the day Bram Stoker came to town), Lilly Laudanum, Dark Annie, the Phantom Juggler, Queen Victoria as you've never seen her before and a whole lot more!

Welcome to Halloween...

Martyn Joseph takes the stage at the Barnfield Theatre

Event Date: 
27/10/2012 - 8:00pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Martyn Joseph - “Songs for the Coming Home” Autumn Tour 2012 Martyn Joseph is as performer like no other. Touring in support of a brand new studio album “Songs for the Coming Home”, shades of Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be – but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives.

Martyn’s ability to transcend preconceptions about how one man and a guitar can sound is testament to his talent and stage presence. In fact, you’d be forgiven for thinking that...

Simon Evans Friendly Fire UK Tour

Event Date: 
26/10/2012 - 8:00pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

“Do you know what? I don’t care what everyone says. The Emperor’s New Clothes is not that great a story.” Fearsome iconoclast Simon Evans is back with a brand new show, and nothing and no-one is safe from the critical glint of his tiny, tiny eyes. Join him as he dismantles the lies - from Fairy Tales to post-match analysis - that confound us all.


Tickets £12

box office 01392 270891


Squaresessions.com presents The Mastersons

Event Date: 
25/10/2012 - 7:30pm
Clifford Room, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

The Mastersons debut album Birds Fly South has been enthusiastically received and reviewed - not least in Uncut magazine's 9/10 review in its October 2012 edition. On tour from the US, and also playing in Steve Earle's backing band - where he has been featuring them in his own shows, this is a very eagerly awaited UK tour.

Support is from Society one of the best country rock bands in the UK, playing mainly their own material, with great musicianship and harmonies.

This is the first SquareSessions gig in Exeter, so please come along and support live Americana, Bluegrass and...

Honiton Carnival week fun for all the family

Event Date: 
21/10/2012 - 7:00pm to 27/10/2012 - 7:00pm
Various venues, Honiton


Sunday 21 October – quiz night at Turks Head Lodge, 7pm. Minimum two per team, £2 per person. Food available.

Monday 22 October - Fashion show by Travelling Trends 7.30pm at Turks Head Lodge. Tickets £5 from committee members or by calling 07951 438598.

Tuesday 23 October - Children's party night (children aged up to 7), 5.30pm-7.30pm at Mackarness Hall. Admission £2 including sausage and beans supper. Fancy dress competition and entertainment.

Thursday 25 October - Ice skating disco (7-12 year olds), 5pm-8pm at Turks Head Lodge. Admission £1.50...

Fungi Foray with Nigel Pinhorn at Poltimore House

Event Date: 
20/10/2012 - 10:30am
Poltimore House

Join local fungi expert Nigel Pinhorn on an exciting fungi hunt in the grounds of Poltimore House.


Tickets: £4, family £12, one adult family £10. Booking essential.

Tickets available from www.poltimore.org/events or call 01392 248938.

Acoustic blues with Eddie Martin at Otterton Mill

Event Date: 
06/12/2012 - 8:00pm
Otterton Mill

We round off 2012 with "the most remarkable bluesman of his generation" (Blues in Britain). This charismatic multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and one man band is one of our most entertaining acts.

Eddie has the rare knack of writing blues songs that speak of now while paying dues to yesterday. His performance energy is infectious, as his national steel guitar, rack mounted harmonic and suitcase (acting as bass drum) pound out driving rhythms to complement his soulful vocals.

Eddie is celebrating a phenomenal year, winning Act of the Year in the SW Blues Awards and...

Huw Williams and Maartin Allcock come to Otterton Mill

Event Date: 
22/11/2012 - 8:00pm
Otterton Mill

Songwriter Huw and multi-instrumentalist Maartin first met on a Fairport Convention tour bus in 1995. Huw went on to conquer the British folk scene with singing partner Tony Williams until calling it a day in 2002, since when he's been a regular BBC Radio 4 contributor.

Over a 30 year career, Maart has toured and recorded with everyone from Fairport, Jethro Tull, The Mission, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Mike Harding, Robert Plant, Midge Ure and many more.

As a new duo, Huw and Maart deliver an evening of warmth and humour, beautiful songs, foot-tapping tunes, and anecdotes and...