Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at The Great Hall

Event Date: 
18/10/2012 - 7:00pm
The Great Hall, Exeter University

Vaughan Williams' tribute to Tallis calls for a large string orchestra divided into three parts: the full string choir, a single desk from each section and a solo string quartet. The Tallis melody "Why fum'th in fight the Gentiles spite, in fury raging stout?" is one of nine included in the Psalter of 1567 for the first Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury. The theme is heard in its complete form three times and serves as the source for a wonderful miasma of variants and developments in this rich orchestral composition.

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Delius :...

Lunchtime queues for newly opened John Lewis

When John Lewis opened its doors this morning at 9am there was already a queue of around 150 waiting to be the first customers in the doors. Now a few hours have transpired but there seems no sign of a let up, as shoppers line up down Sidwell Street.

City centre workers on their lunch breaks stared in amazement at the queue, but many went to join it after seeing that it was swift-moving.

It seems many shoppers had taken notice of Exeter City Council's advice to travel in by public transport, as traffic was relatively free-flowing in the city centre, and although the car...

The Haunting of Romany Rye by Jane Bennett

Event Date: 
25/10/2012 - 8:00pm to 27/10/2012 - 8:00pm
Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth

The highly acclaimed and innovative Nightshade Theatre Company bring you the premiere of this ghost story starring James Pellow Jane Benett and Janette Froud.

Tickets: £12, performance at 8pm.

Box Office: 01395 514413


Sidmouth Town Band presents A Very Special Gala Concert

Event Date: 
20/10/2012 - 3:00pm
Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth

A very Special Gala Concert to celebrate the band's 150th Anniversary year.

Tickets £5

Box Office: 01395 514413


Powers of Ten at the Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth

Event Date: 
19/10/2012 - 11:45am
The Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth

Sidmouth Science Festival presents Powers of Ten composed by David Haines.

A Journey in song through the universe of magnitudes from quark to cosmos. Performed by Teignmouth and Ivybridge Community Choirs with children from Sidmouth Primary school.

Tickets: £9, £5 under 16s

Box Office: 01395 514413


Autumn Craft Fair at Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary

Event Date: 
13/10/2012 - 10:00am
The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth

The Donkey Sanctuary holds it's autumn craft fair on Saturday.

The indoor craft fair is a fundraising event and a great opportunity to purchase gifts, including handmade jewellery, cheeses, scarves and pashminas, skincare treats, wood turned items, art, homemade jams and chutneys.

You will also be able to have a go at willow weaving with workshops running throughout the day.

Refreshments will be available, including a barbecue.

Admission £2.

Traders call 01395 573156 to book a pitch.


Be safe in heavy rainfall and potential flooding

Yesterday Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service received over 90 weather related calls. These including over 20 calls to vehicles in water, 29 calls involving domestic flooding, one horse rescue and further calls (including duplicate calls) to report flooding.

The Met Office are predicting further periods of heavy rain today and Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service are urging people to be aware of possible flooding and reminding drivers not to risk their lives by driving through any flood water.

DSFRS offer some useful advice which could...

Sidmouth Science Festival 2012 (16-21 October)

Event Date: 
16/10/2012 - 10:00am to 21/10/2012 - 5:00pm
Kennaway House Coburg Road, Sidmouth,

Sidmouth Science Festival aims to raise awareness of how science affects our everyday lives by integrating art, music and drama with serious scientific and technological talks. There will be events and activities for schools, individuals and families as well as those looking for stimulating debate on scientific subjects.

The festival is organised by the Vision Group for Sidmouth (VGS) and the Norman Lockyer Observatory.

The festival programme is available at www.sidmouthsciencefestival.org

Historic moment as doors open at new John Lewis

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Fri, 10/12/2012 - 9:30am

This was the moment the doors opened for the first time at the new Exeter John Lewis store.

Branch manager Kate Connock chatted to partners and VIP guests ahead of the official ribbon cutting ceremony.

Outside queues quickly grew with hundreds of people waiting excitedly.

The shop, which has created 300 new jobs, is the retailer’s first full line flexible format department store and the largest John Lewis shop to open in 2012.

Before the doors opened, Kate, gave a speech to her team of Partners (staff) about the role they will play in bringing the John Lewis...

New Exeter base for Devon & Cornwall Food Agency

Established by local churches and other organisations in Plymouth in 2010, the DCFA now has a working base in Exeter too – opening officially on 12th October 2012. This exciting community project collects good quality in-date food that would otherwise be incinerated or buried. It then re-distributes to local community groups and centres working with people affected by food poverty – because of unemployment, low wages, homelessness, welfare changes, etc..

Every year in the UK, 18 million tonnes of edible food end up in landfill. We often hear about food that gets wasted by...