Exeter

Gab a bargain at this Scouts charity jumble sale

Event Date: 
16/02/2013 - 10:00am
Venue: 
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
Venue: 
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.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/killerton/

Dare to Climb Your Family Tree for Beginners

Event Date: 
23/02/2013 - 1:30pm
Venue: 
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.

www.poltimore.org/

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
Venue: 
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
Venue: 
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
Venue: 
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....

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...

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