Exeter

LOL Laugh Out Loud: Exeter Comedy Festival

Event Date: 
17/01/2013 - 7:30pm to 10/02/2013 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Various venues, Exeter
17 & 18 January Alaska 7.30pm, Northcott Theatre One man goes in search of adventure and freedom...but is soon plunged into a nightmarish world of extreme survival, haunted by all things living and dead. Boldly following in the intrepid footsteps of Bear Grylls and Ray Mears, Alaska is a tragi-comic riot of Pythonesque dottiness guaranteed to leave you spellbound. Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50), student standby £8, 01392 493493 www.exeternorthcott.co.uk 20 January Don’t Even Want to Be On Telly Anyway 8pm, Exeter Phoenix A show full of fun, idiocy and handsomeness from the 2011 and 2012 Chortle...

LOL Festival at the Bike Shed Theatre: 27 January

Event Date: 
27/01/2013 - 3:30pm
Venue: 
Bike Shed Theatre, Fore Street, Exeter

Alfie Brown: Soul for Sale, 3.30pm-4.30pm.

Alfie Brown observes (occasionally screaming) the hypocritical standards of censorship in popular music, the irresponsibility of producing bad art and the unscrupulous homogenisation of comedy, whilst making you laugh. He also (comedically) observes a world in which greed comes before truth and how the heavyweights of the culture industries keep us addicted for profit, whilst - still - making you laugh.

Isy Suttie: Work in Progress, 5pm-6pm

Isy is a long-time musical comedian whose leftfield songs, stand-up and characters...

LOL Festival at the Bike Shed Theatre: 25 January

Event Date: 
25/01/2013 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Bike Shed Theatre, Fore Street, Exeter

Holly Burn’s H Club, 6pm-7pm.

Wanna join a private members’ bar but don’t have the money, sense of elite-ism or decent shoes? Then welcome to The H Club where you get the chance to kick back and frolic with Holly and like-minded members in Exeter’s least exclusive private members’ club.

James Acaster, 7.30pm-8.30pm

Edinburgh Comedy Award 2012 Nominee James Acaster has a show full to the brim of comedy and critical acclaim. Prepare yourself for flights of fancy, remarkable gesticulation and maybe even some tempo changes.

John Robins: Incredible Scenes, 9pm...

Frivolous & fantastic: Kinky and Quirky - Burlesque & Boogie

Event Date: 
25/01/2013 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Corn Exchange

Funny, frivolous, frightful, fantastic, fabulous, fish fingers and other F words abound at Kinky & Quirky’s infamous January Comedy Burlesque and Boogie.

For the last 4 years K&Q have served up ridiculous singing, parody, mischief making and merriment but not a feather boa in sight – comedy burlesque at its best from the British Burlesque Scene.

8pm, tickets £12.50.

Box Office: 01392 665938

http://www.exeter.gov.uk/cornexchange/index.aspx?articleid=13922

Improperly - Improvised comedy with a difference

Event Date: 
07/02/2013 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
City Gate Hotel, Exeter

From your suggestions Improperly will crochet a quilt of comic quirkiness and invite you to snuggle under. Comedy from a troupe of players that white knuckle their way through various games until you are melting in their sweaty palms.

Tickets: £5.

Box Office: 07775 854375

http://www.citygatehotel.com/

Improperly - Improvised comedy with a difference

Event Date: 
24/01/2013 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
City Gate Hotel, Exeter

From your suggestions Improperly will crochet a quilt of comic quirkiness and invite you to snuggle under. Comedy from a troupe of players that white knuckle their way through various games until you are melting in their sweaty palms.

Tickets: £5.

Box Office: 07775 854375

http://www.citygatehotel.com/

Sportshall athletics at the Riverside Leisure Centre

Event Date: 
16/02/2013 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Riverside Leisure Centre, Cowick Street, Exeter

Have your children been inspired to try athletics? Then come and try sportshall athletics.

The award winning South West Athletics Academy is holding a sportshall athletics event on 16th February (4-6pm).

The aim is to encourage children (ages 6-13) to try lots of indoor athletics. It's easy to try and with lots of brilliant colourful and safe equipment. Two hours of fun for only £5. All coaches fully qualified and CRB checked.

Have a go at sprints, mini hurdles, relays, speed bounce, balance beam, vertical jump, standing long jump, turbo javelins - many more and of...

Learn about the birds and wildlife of Bowling Green Marsh

Event Date: 
17/01/2013 - 10:30am
Venue: 
Bowling Green Marsh, near Topsham

Learn about the birds and wildlife of Bowling Green Marsh with a visit to the hide.

Optional lunch and visit to Dart’s Farm RSPB shop afterwards. Wear warm clothes.

10.30am-1pm.

Contact Celia Ralph on 01752 892555.

http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/

Exmouth Wildlife Watch: Christmas Cakes for Birds

Event Date: 
30/12/2012 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Scout Hut, Phear Park, Exmouth

Date: 30th December 2012

Make a bird seed Christmas treat for the birds in your garden. We'll also take a walk in Phear Park to identify trees and birds, and collect natural materials to make cards.

Meet at the Scout Hut, Phear Park, Exmouth at 2pm.

2pm-4pm, £2 contribution per child.

Children need to be accompanied by an adult at all times. All activities are aimed at children aged 7 -12 years. If in doubt an event is going ahead because of the weather, please check 2 hours before of event with Athena on 07825 990 491.

http://www.devonwildlifetrust...

A racing start to the New Year - and other things to do

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:59pm

The annual hangover season reaches its crescendo on New Year’s Day. But with resolutions to be kept, at least for a few hours anyway, you may have decided not to tarnish the first day of 2013 with a pounding head but to venture outdoors and see what’s on offer in the Westountry.

From bracing beach walks to horse racing on Haldon Hill and moorland ambles to icy plunges into the sea, if fresh air is your beginning of choice the Westcountry has oodles to offer.

Horse racing at Exeter Racecourse has been a tradition for more than 30 years, and when the first race comes under...

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