An instinct to collect - art exhibition & auction by Mick Abbott

Event Date: 
16/06/2013 - 10:30am to 19/06/2013 - 5:30pm
A la Ronde, Summer Lane, Exmouth, EX8 5BD

A la Ronde is delighted to be hosting an exhibition of Mick Abbott’s paintings, many of which were inspired by items within the A la Ronde collection.

Mick Abbott is a full time artist, dividing his time between Cambridge, Brittany and New York. He was an art teacher at Comberton Village College, Cambridge for 22 years and loved it. In recent years Mick has been Artist in Residence at several National Trust properties, including Newark Park and Hanbury Hall, and in 2013 is delighted to be associated with A la Ronde. Mick’s new paintings have been in- spired by items in the...

Whatever the weather, there's plenty going on at A la Ronde

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Wed, 05/22/2013 - 3:17pm

There’s no need to struggle for ways to entertain the family over Spring Bank Holiday week. Just look to your local National Trust property, A la Ronde, near Exmouth where there’s a wealth of activities to keep everyone entertained.

On Tuesday 28 May, young naturalists can discover some of the ’mini- beasties’ that live in the meadow at A la Ronde by joining the free mini beast safaris at 11.30am and 2.30pm. National Trust volunteer, Elaine Harrison says: "The whole experience is about introducing children to nature by using their senses... especially looking, listening and...

Council expands innovative project to help residents affected by welfare reform

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Tue, 05/14/2013 - 6:00pm

An innovative scheme developed by Devon County Council to support residents affected by the government welfare reforms is being extended.

Delivered by the Council’s Library Service, the pioneering ‘Free Fridays’ scheme has been piloted in three towns across Devon and has proved so successful it is now being expanded to include a further eight.

The sessions, which offer those seeking work or claiming benefits up to two hours free computer and internet access each Friday, will be available in Bideford, Barnstaple, Tavistock, Okehampton, Honiton, Exmouth, Dawlish and...

Stars shine at fun-filled walk for Hospiscare

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Tue, 05/14/2013 - 12:27pm

More than 400 women from Exeter, Mid and East Devon gathered in Exmouth at the weekend wearing flashing bunny ears to enjoy a night out with the girls while walking 12k for Hospiscare.

The Starlight Walk is one of the charity’s biggest annual events and this year the women enjoyed a new route that took them along the seafront and out into the Exmouth Countryside.

The evening began at Exmouth Rugby Club where the women enjoyed a warm-up session given by a Zumba instructor, Debra from Zumba Exmouth, with players from the club joining in to show their support.

A team...

Football fun in the sun this half term with Exeter City

Authored by ECFC - Football in the Community
Posted: Wed, 05/01/2013 - 4:16pm

Exeter City’s Football in the Community Trust is once again running a full programme of popular children’s football roadshows during the May half term, following the success of the Easter events which were attended by around 500 children from across the region.

There will be three different events in Exeter, plus courses in Dawlish, Exmouth, Sidmouth, Crediton, Tiverton, Seaton, Feniton, Okehampton, North Tawton and Barnstaple.

A two-day course on the astroturf at St Luke’s Science and Sports College kicks off half term, starting on Tuesday 28 May and costing £27 for the...

Seasonal beach ban on dogs starts 1 May

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 04/26/2013 - 10:53am

East Devon District Council (EDDC) has passed byelaws prohibiting dogs from certain parts of the beaches in the District between 1 May and 30 September each year.

There are still many areas where dogs are welcome and visitors who are unsure about where they may take their dogs onto the beach are strongly advised to check the signs or EDDC's website before taking their dogs onto the beaches. EDDC is happy to give advice to holidaymakers with dogs about the best areas to visit.

Uniformed and plain clothes enforcement officers will be patrolling all areas throughout the...

Help support the conservation of shells at A la Ronde

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 04/22/2013 - 7:35pm

A la Ronde, the National Trust's quirky 18th century 16-sided house near Exmouth, needs extra volunteers to help with fundraising activities in order to support the conservation of its fragile shell-encrusted gallery. If you enjoy meeting people and have an interest in history or conservation then we would be delighted to meet you.

The role is that of Volunteer Fundraiser, selling raffle tickets to visitors to support vital conservation work. Usually based in house, the Volunteer Fundraiser can also spend time in the garden during fine weather. A la Ronde House Steward, Nicola...

Week of events to encourage Real Nappy use in East Devon

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 04/09/2013 - 11:02am

New and soon-to-be parents in East Devon are being invited to a series of events promoting Real Nappy use around the district next week.

Free real nappy trial kits and expert advice are on offer at a series of drop-in events in many of the district’s towns. It’s all part of celebrating the national Real Nappy Week (15–19 April).

East Devon District Council’s Waste and Recycling Team will be hosting the events, which include community centre drop-ins and ‘Nappuccinos’, which are informal coffee morning chats about nappies. At all the events the team will be on hand to...

Register now for fundraising Starlight Walk

Authored by George Dawson
Posted: Tue, 04/09/2013 - 12:12am

Local charity Hospiscare is reminding women to enrol for the Hospiscare Ladies Walk which this year is for one night only on Saturday 11th May, in Exmouth.

The walk this year has an earlier start time of 8pm, and a new 12K route along the seafront and through the Exmouth countryside incorporating the cycle path to Budleigh.

All participants will then be offered refreshments back in the marquee, with live music to enjoy. Judi Spiers from BBC Radio Devon and John Humphreys, the Mayor of Exmouth, are both supporting the walk, and we hope you can too!

Date: Saturday...

Competitive Cynthia set for Starlight Walk’s new route

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Mon, 03/25/2013 - 12:38pm

More than 100 women have already signed up to take part in this year’s Starlight Walk for Hospiscare, which has a new 12k route along Exmouth’s seafront and beautiful countryside.

The walk is back for one night only taking place on Saturday May 11. The Hospiscare ladies walk usually takes place on two nights with one walk in Tiverton and one in Exmouth.

But Hospiscare has combined the walks to one venue for 2013 to maximise the amount of money raised.

Hospiscare fundraising volunteer Cynthia Broomfield, who has taken part and helped at the walks since they began,...