The 8 Secrets of Happiness, a 9 week course

Event Date: 
21/02/2013 - 7:30pm
Palace Gate Centre, South Street, Exeter

Happiness…..“Is a warm puppy” according to Lucy in Charles M.Schulz’s “Peanuts” cartoon strip.

Ken Dodd had a hit singing : ‘Happiness, happiness, the greatest gift that I possess, I thank the Lord I've been blessed with more than my share of happiness.’ One of the key verses in his song says: ‘ A wise old man told me one time. Happiness is a frame of mind. When you go to measuring my success. Don't count my money count my happiness.’

What‘s your definition of happiness? Is it a personal frame of mind, is it just being content with life or is it something much wider and...

Extreme Imagination: A festival of writing for and by young people

Event Date: 
16/02/2013 - 9:00am to 24/02/2013 - 9:00am
Various venues, Exeter

Exetreme Imagination is a festival of writing for and by young people, as well as for older generations who wish to celebrate our young people's achievements and reminisce over their own childhood memories.

With events at various locations in and around the city of Exeter, the festival runs from 16-24 February 2013.

The festival has grown up through a collaboration of partners across the city and beyond who all aspire to celebrate young people's literature, art and culture. Pre-festival projects have produced many exhibitions and performances waiting to be seen and enjoyed...

Silverton villagers braced for space ant war

Event Date: 
21/02/2013 - 7:30pm to 23/02/2013 - 7:30pm
Silverton Community Hall

Villagers in Silverton are bracing themselves for the onslaught of an intergalactic battle between giant ants and evil lizards, aided by a dalek of course, as space wars come to mid Devon.

The terrifying creatures will land in the Exe Valley this February in a brand new space-age community musical.

The interstellar Ants in Space! bursts on stage at Silverton Community Hall from February 21 – 23 2013 featuring four live, action-packed, shows.

Tickets, priced £5 for adults and £2 for under 16s, are available from Silverton’s Post Office or from Trudi Bird on 01392...

Lambing Sunday at Bicton

Event Date: 
17/03/2013 - 10:00am
Bicton College, East Budleigh

Take this rare opportunity to visit our farm and have-a-go at some exciting, unusual and adrenaline pumping activities. A fantastic day out for all ages. Park at Bicton College and take the tractor and trailer ride to Bicton Home Farm where you will meet our agriculture team. Farm Manager Paul and shepherd Phil will be on hand with the agriculture students helping Bicton’s sheep to deliver their babies, but this year there is so much more to see and do:

  • Say hello to our new arrivals the calves and piglets

  • Feed a new born lamb

  • ...

Gab a bargain at this Scouts charity jumble sale

Event Date: 
16/02/2013 - 10:00am
6th Exeter Scout Hut, Wellington Road, Exeter

Come and grab yourselves a bargain or two at this fantastic event for all the family. Lots of clothes, books, childrens toys and games, and bric a brac.

There will also be refreshments available to buy, and delicious home-made cakes.

10am-2pm, entry is 20p for adults and free for children.

Killerton Lecture Lunch - Vintage Fashion 1900 to now

Event Date: 
26/02/2013 - 1:45pm
Killerton House, Broadclyst, Exeter

Take a look at the evolution of fashion; see what is considered vintage and why certain items of clothing remain timeless objects of desire. Learn more about vintage fashion trends from the turn of the 20th Century at this unique talk from costume curator Shelley Tobin.

Followed by a two-course lunch in the Killerton Kitchen Restaurant

11am-1pm, tickets £17.50.


Dare to Climb Your Family Tree for Beginners

Event Date: 
23/02/2013 - 1:30pm
Poltimore House, Poltimore, Exeter

Join family history expert Mary Hyland of Plantagenesta for an informative 45 minute talk followed by an hour long workshop where you can start climbing your family tree.

There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and afternoon tea will be served (included in the price).

You should come with a little prior knowledge of your family, even if that's just who your parents or grandparents were.

Tickets £6 (£5 for FoPH), booking essential.


Plantagenesta is considered to be the only family history concession in the country....

Comedy Hall presents Alistair McGowan: Not Just a Pretty Voice

Event Date: 
24/03/2013 - 8:00pm
Tiverton Community Arts Theatre, Tiverton.

The Nation’s favourite impressionist, Alistair McGowan, goes back to his stand-up roots for a new two-hour show.

Asking the big questions like: would the world be a happier place if Ed Miliband was Prime Minister? What are we really thinking while watching Shakespeare and and is Hilary Devey Jessie J’s mum?

Expect to hear everyone from Andy Murray to Colin Murray, riffs on everything from Jeff Stelling to bad spelling and at least one song about butter.

Warning: May contain puns!

Tickets are priced at £15 and available online www.comedyhall.co.uk

Objects of Desire, Killerton's 2013 costume exhibition

Event Date: 
01/12/2013 - 11:00am to 31/12/2013 - 3:00pm
Killerton House, Broadclyst

This fashion exhibition will have some of the most luxurious vintage fashion and accessories from the 20th century and highlight the ultimate in designer and couture clothes.

Glamorous gowns, gorgeous bags and exquisite shoes will be among the items on display against a magical new series of backdrops.

Open 11am-4pm. More information: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/killerton

Lord Mayor of Exeter's Valentine's Masquerade Ball

Event Date: 
15/02/2013 - 2:30pm
Exeter Castle

The Lord Mayor of Exeter, Councillor Rob Newby, is hosting a Valentine’s Masquerade Ball in aid of his chosen charity SOCOPS (Social Opportunities), on Friday 15 February.

Thick as Thieves provide the live music and there will be an auction and casino.

Tickets: £45, £80 per couple, £375 table of 10 to include dinner, complimentary drink and casino chips.

After party tickets: £12.50, admission from 10pm.

Dress code: black tie/formal wear, masks optional.

For more information click here or contact The Lord Mayor's Office on 01392 265525 or email emara....