Exeter

Ray Heard Model Railways Exeter Train & Toy Fair

Event Date: 
02/02/2013 - 10:00am
Venue: 
The Matford Centre, Matford Park Road, Exeter

Perhaps one of the largest toy and train fairs in the South West with up to 200 tables selling all kinds of collectables, toys and trains.

Open 10am-3pm, admission £2.

Swap seeds and gardening tips at ECI's Spring Seed Swap

Event Date: 
09/03/2013 - 11:00am
Venue: 
Methodist Church Hall, Sidwell Street, Exeter

It’s the time of year for poring over the seed catalogues and deciding what to grow this year. But the cost of seeds is going up fast and it can be quite daunting to realise how much it will cost to grow all the different crops we might like.

But there is an alternative! Very few people need to use a whole pack of carrot seeds, so how about swapping half your pack for half a pack of lettuce seeds?

A seed swap is an opportunity to get together with other gardeners and swap seeds that you don’t need, or that you have collected from last year’s crops. Even if you have no...

All about Bread event at Newtown Community Hut

Event Date: 
19/02/2013 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Newtown Community Hut, Belmont Park, Exeter

Where does our bread come from? What’s in it? How hard is it to make?

Humans have been making some kind of bread for more than five thousand years - it’s central to our culture.

Think of the importance of bread in religious stories, or in the many expressions we use – "best thing since sliced bread"; "putting bread on the table"; and so on.

Originally just ground grains and water, then later leavened (risen) with yeast, bread has been a simple staple food throughout human history. But the bread we see today in supermarkets is full of additives, enzymes and...

A chance to learn about the Exe Estuary and its residents

Event Date: 
08/02/2013 - 11:00am to 10/02/2013 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Exe Estuary

A few years ago, you would have been lucky to spot avocets anywhere, but today - a conservation success story.

The Exe Estuary in winter is one of the best places in the UK to get great views of avocets. With their black-and-white plumage, and slender, curved bills, you can’t miss them especially a flock of up to 500 when they’re sweeping the mud to search for tasty morsels. Every winter, over 40,000 birds, including hundreds of black-tailed godwits, Brent geese and red-breasted mergansers, flock to the Exe Estuary from as far a field as Siberia and Greenland.

With expert...

A chance to see historic Cricklepit Mill in action

Event Date: 
08/03/2013 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Road, Exeter

Come and see Devon Wildlife Trust’s headquarters in the beautifully restored watermill at Cricklepit. Watch as volunteer millers grind wheat for flour in the traditional way.

Admission is free, no need to book except for groups and schools.

To enquire please call 01392 279244 or email contactus@devonwildlifetrust.org

http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/

Festival favourites The Zen Hussies come to Exeter

Event Date: 
08/02/2013 - 8:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Phoenix

Bristol-based festival favourites The Zen Hussies blend a diverse range of genres – R&B, ska, swing, rockabilly, calypso – into their own punked-up swingska sound. This six-piece present a high octane music revue, guaranteed to set the even the most troubled feet dancing.

http://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/the-zen-hussies/

Fun for all the family at The Donkey Sanctuary

Event Date: 
15/02/2013 - 10:00am to 21/02/2013 - 10:00am
Venue: 
The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth

Spring holiday hunt

Friday 15 February, 10am-4pm

Younger visitors can have great fun finding the 10 wooden flowers featuring some of our springtime donkeys hidden around the Sanctuary. Pick up your entry forms from the Visitors’ Centre.

10am-4pm, £1 per entry, booking not required

Donkey dudes

Tuesday 19 February, 11am-3pm

If you've got a budding donkey groom in the family, why not ring them along for a special one-on-one introduction session with one of our events team donkeys.

A 15 minute session will introduce you to the basics...

Keep the children amused at The Donkey Sanctuary

Event Date: 
15/02/2013 - 10:00am to 21/02/2013 - 10:00am
Venue: 
The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth

Spring holiday hunt

Friday 15 February, 10am-4pm

Younger visitors can have great fun finding the 10 wooden flowers featuring some of our springtime donkeys hidden around the Sanctuary. Pick up your entry forms from the Visitors’ Centre.

10am-4pm, £1 per entry, booking not required

Donkey dudes

Tuesday 19 February, 11am-3pm

If you've got a budding donkey groom in the family, why not ring them along for a special one-on-one introduction session with one of our events team donkeys.

A 15 minute session will introduce you to the basics...

Thelma Hulbert Gallery: Printmaking and Animation

Event Date: 
29/01/2013 - 10:00am to 02/03/2013 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton

Our annual animation exhibition to coincide with the Animated Exeter Festival will run from 19 January – 2 March 2013

This year’s Animated Exeter exhibition at THG focuses on the wonderful world of printmaking, showcasing animations which feature a variety of printmaking techniques. Examples range from experimental animations by celebrated print studio Double Elephant in Exeter to the award winning ‘A-Z’, a 3 minute short, three years in the making, recounting the creation of the first London A-Z.

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-5pm.

www.thelmahulbert.com

Thelma Hulbert Gallery exhibition: Printmaking and Animation

Event Date: 
29/01/2013 - 10:00am to 02/03/2013 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton

Our annual animation exhibition to coincide with the Animated Exeter Festival will run from 19 January – 2 March 2013

This year’s Animated Exeter exhibition at THG focuses on the wonderful world of printmaking, showcasing animations which feature a variety of printmaking techniques. Examples range from experimental animations by celebrated print studio Double Elephant in Exeter to the award winning ‘A-Z’, a 3 minute short, three years in the making, recounting the creation of the first London A-Z.

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-5pm.

www.thelmahulbert.com

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