Standing Up For Freedom at Exeter Northcott

Event Date: 
03/02/2013 - 8:00pm
Northcott Theatre Bar

Matthew Hammond, the Stand Up Philosopher, presents a unique show, following the course of the over-used concept of freedom.

From ancient times to modern thinkers, the history of the idea is traced in a sequence of inspirational performances that unpick the concept that we think we know so well, and show it in a new and fascinating light.

Always powerful, sometimes hilarious and at times shocking, philosophies are shaken from their covers and brought vividly to life as Matthew Hammond jumps about, making theatre out of all those books you meant to read but never got around...

How will climate change affect your community?

Event Date: 
23/01/2013 - 10:00am
Exeter Corn Exchange

An event next week will address some of the issues when Exeter CVS, in partnership with the British Council, presents a showcase programme on Wednesday 23 January at Exeter’s Corn Exchange.

Plenty of information will be available on how local organic production is helping to conserve resources, on how to reduce water usage and how recycling works to conserve energy and valuable resources in our own area. Local projects will be on hand to inspire you to make a difference that will help generations in the future.

There will also be national and local speakers from...

Howard Marks: An Audience with Mr Nice

Event Date: 
24/03/2013 - 8:00pm
Exeter Corn Exchange

Postponed from 18 January.

You've read the book, you've seen the film, now this is your chance to meet the legend Howard Marks aka Mr Nice!

Howard Marks is the writer of the best-selling autobiography Mr Nice and performs his critically acclaimed one-man show: An Audience with Mr Nice.

Marks draws on a wealth of experience, ranging from growing up in South Wales and his time at Oxford University to incarceration at America's toughest federal penitentiary.

Howard, who once assisted and worked with the British Secret Service and has been connected with the...

Come along to Otterton Mill's next milling day

Event Date: 
24/01/2013 - 11:00am
Otterton Mill

Water power is used to produce our signature stoneground wholemeal flour, continuing in a 1,000-year old tradition. Millers are very happy to explain the milling process to you and answer any questions.

We normally mill in two sessions: from 11am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 3pm. Access to the Mill is free, although we welcome voluntary donations to the Mill's ongoing upkeep and maintenance (donation boxes are sited by the milling areas).


Huw Williams and Maartin Allcock at Otterton Mill

Event Date: 
31/01/2013 - 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...

Chartered Accountants announce further exam success

Southernhay-based Chartered Accountants Haines Watts, specialising in the owner managed business sector, announce that Fern Stephens, a member of the audit and accounts department, is now a fully qualified Chartered Accountant having passed her exams. This success follows the triple celebration in 2012 when three other members of the firm, Andy Chant, Emma Banfield and Ryan Lewis passed their individual accountancy exams in various areas of the business.

27-year-old Fern joined Haines Watts Exeter in 2005 when she began studying for the AAT qualification. Fern continued her studies...

Wedding Fayre at The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel

The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel in Eggesford is holding a wedding fayre on Sunday 20th January.

This year they have over 25 stalls featuring all sorts of useful ideas and suppliers to make your day really special. Entry is free and all brides on the day will get a free goody bag.

The fayre is open from 11am-3pm with a fashion show of new and pre-loved bridal wear in the wedding chapel at lunchtime.

Lunch bookings now being taken so bring everyone along!

Email relax@foxandhoundshotel.co.uk or call 01769 580 345 for more information.

OrganicARTS 2013 programme launch at West Town Farm

Event Date: 
13/01/2013 - 11:00am to 14/01/2013 - 3:00pm
West Town Farm, Ide, Exeter

OrganicARTS is launching its 2013 programme with free open days on 13th and 14th January.

Find out about the work they do, see their new logo and try some free taster workshops in pottery, mosaics, printing, book making, bush craft, sketching, wassailing, bee stories, fibres, natural creams, wildlife walk, photography, natural pigments and charcoal.

Please note,13th January is for the general public and the 14th January for organisations and businesses.

Opening times: 11am-3pm.

For more information visit: www.westtownfarm.co.uk

Hospiscare Men's Walk: The Perfect Boys' Day Out

Event Date: 
16/03/2013 - 1:00pm
Sandy Park, Exeter

A pint, a pasty and a punt between the posts - what more could a man want after pounding around Exeter to raise money for Hospiscare?

Registration opens on Friday 11th January for this year’s Hospiscare Men’s Walk (Saturday 16th March at 1pm), which follows a circular route around the city, starting and finishing at Sandy Park. As last year, once they’ve finished walkers will be able to tuck into a pasty and a pint courtesy of Hospiscare while watching England v Wales in the Six nations on the big screens in the Exeter Suite at the home of the Exeter Chiefs.

Hospiscare is...

Adam Isaac performs at The Lemon Grove, Exeter University

Event Date: 
25/01/2013 - 7:30pm
The Lemon Grove, Exeter University

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Adam Isaac has over 10 years of experience as a gigging musician and built a strong southwest following in his earlier years.

He has played many venues and festivals around the UK, supported Joss Stone on her UK tour in 2009, has been named brand ambassador for British freesports lifestyle brand Animal, and in 2012 Adam made it to the quarter final stages of BBC’s The Voice UK with the legendary Sir Tom Jones as coach.

Following his recent national exposure he is set to release an album in Autumn 2012 and tour the new original material with his...