Kelly Brook leads the hunt for Exeter's favourite community heroes

An incredible £11,469,389 of National Lottery funding went to projects in Exeter in 2020/21, according to new figures released today to mark the launch of this year’s National Lottery Awards.

A total of 106 National Lottery grants were allocated in this period, providing crucial support to arts, sports, heritage and community organisations in Exeter.

​The National Lottery Awards are an annual celebration of the inspirational individuals and groups who do extraordinary things in their community with the help of National Lottery funding.

More than 1,500...

Professor Mark Kermode and Carol Morley are the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum’s first patrons

Leading film critic Mark Kermode and acclaimed filmmaker Carol Morley are the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum’s first patrons.

As part of the new role they will champion the collections of the museum and the opportunities they offer for anyone who loves film and the moving image.

Peter Jewell, who together with Bill Douglas built the collection that founded the museum, located at the University of Exeter, has also kindly agreed to become an honorary patron.

Mark Kermode is the best-known film critic in the UK. He is chief film critic for The Observer and co-presents...

Businesses celebrate summer in style

Exeter Chamber is celebrating the summer in style with its annual business celebration taking place at Exeter Castle on Friday 10th June from 7pm - Midnight.

The annual business event, once celebrated at the end of the year, has been taken in an exciting and new direction for 2022. For the first time, the event will take place in the summer at Exeter Castle.

Exeter Chamber invites all members of the business community to join them at the city’s newest celebratory event for business. With its new look and feel, it’s the perfect event to host clients, suppliers or simply a...

Easter Egg Hunt with Monkerton Community Primary School

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/25/2022 - 6:14pm

Barchester’s Cumberland Grange care home in Exeter invited Monkerton Community Primary School over for an Easter Egg Hunt in the garden. Cumberland Grange is very lucky to have such a great sized garden, making it perfect for Easter Egg Hunts!

Staff and residents hid 80 colourful eggs around the garden for the reception children to find, and they found every single one! One of Cumberland Grange’s residents Maureen said how much of a privilege it was to be a part of such a lovely day. Maureen took on the task of handing out the Easter Eggs to the children at the end.


Courtyard by Marriott Exeter Sandy Park opens its doors

Courtyard by Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s extraordinary portfolio of 30 hotel brands, today announced the opening of Courtyard by Marriott Exeter Sandy Park, the first Courtyard by Marriott hotel in the South West of England. Owned by Exeter Rugby group Plc, the 250-bedroom hotel is set in a distinctive location in the vibrant city of Exeter, offering convenient access to Sandy Park Conference & Banqueting Centre, home to the rugby club Exeter Chiefs.

Exeter Rugby Club Chairman and Chief Executive, Tony Rowe OBE, said: "I am delighted to see the opening of the new...

Exeter’s World Extreme Medicine prepares for greatest challenge on Ukraine’s frontline

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 04/24/2022 - 10:56pm

From helping Astronauts to treating major stars in the world’s most remote movie locations, World Extreme Medicine, which has strong links to Exeter University, is now in the middle of one of its greatest challenges - delivering highly specialised trauma care equipment to its network on Ukraine’s frontline.

Born out of expeditions over 25 years ago, World Extreme Medicine leads the way in outstanding and inspirational expedition medicine training. It also offers extensive consultancy and medical support for projects across the globe and speakers at its conference have included...

Female only group set to launch memberships and lands partnership with luxury South West holiday company 

Six Degrees, a female-only networking organisation based in Exeter, has announced a partnership with locally based, independent holiday lettings company, Luxury Coastal and has also confirmed its long anticipated membership offering is launching soon on 12 May.

Six Degrees was formed in 2018 by Sarah Jepson – also the owner of boutique marketing agency Attention Marketing – and offers a range of inspiring in-person events as well as online content for its female-only community which has grown in excess of 350 across the South West.

“We have a fully subscribed membership...

It’s time to Join The Club!

Almost 30 community and voluntary organisations in an East Devon town are joining in a one-day bonanza to win new supporters and volunteers.

The Join The Club event on Sunday May 8, organised by the Love Topsham group, will have stalls and taster sessions from organisations as varied as the town’s Sailing Club, Walking Rugby Group, Flower Society and a range of fitness groups.

It’s a free event for the clubs and visitors, and it’s based on Topsham’s Matthews Hall from 10am until 3pm on the day, while there are taster sessions and demos at other locations in the town....

Happy people standing together in the park

Innovative outdoor singing project comes to Heavitree

Authored by Amy Hopwood
Posted: Sat, 04/23/2022 - 7:16am

We all know that being physically active is good for us, but did you know that simply being outside in the natural environment is also really good for your physical and mental health?

Research[1] shows it can help reduce anxiety and depression, helping to lower stress, blood pressure and more.

The benefits are even greater if we actively engage with nature, and the Nature Songs project is designed to do just that, using singing and songwriting to connect people to nature.

The first Nature Songs project ran in Bury Meadow Park through Winter and into early Spring,...

The Great West Run announces Elysium Healthcare as new Title Partners for 2022

The Great West Run are proud to announce that Elysium Healthcare will be supporting the iconic event as Title Partners for 2022.

The Elysium Healthcare Great West Run, formerly known as Exeter’s Great West Run, takes place next month on Sunday 22nd May 2022 and has the option of a 13.1-mile half marathon, a 10k route or a 1-mile Community Mile race for all ages and abilities of runner. The event takes participants on a journey through the city centre, along pretty country lanes and takes in stunning views across Exeter before a fantastic stadium finish at Exeter Arena Athletics...