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Exeter Street Arts Festival 2020 to go ahead

Authored by marina oshea
Posted: Wed, 07/15/2020 - 4:27pm
Exciting announcement from local organisation MIDI with a call out to all!

Music in Devon Initiative (MIDI) is a non-profit community interest company, who exist to provide opportunities for musicians in Devon. They have successfully brought the city centre streets of Exeter to life each year for the last four years with the ever-popular Exeter Street Arts Festival! But then, COVID hit and all plans for their 5th birthday celebrations this year came to a halt…Until now!

An annual event held on the last bank holiday Saturday of August, this year the ESAF organisers are planning to...

New family walking trail MonsterHero Safari comes to Exeter

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 06/25/2020 - 3:38pm

A new interactive family story-trail around Exeter will launch on Saturday 4th July. The MonsterHero Safari Trail works on smartphones, challenging families to find hidden ‘MonsterHeroes’ around the city which appear on the phones when you reach their hiding place.

Families and households in Exeter can search the streets for 10 cute and colourful ‘MonsterHeroes’. Using only smartphones, the safari allows players to learn each of the MonsterHero’s name, story, and superpowers. Once all 10 MonsterHeroes are found, a free e-book, that tells the story of their first team-up, will be...

World Mental Health Week: 10 tips to improve your child’s wellbeing in a time of crisis

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 05/18/2020 - 11:59am

The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week [w/c 18 May] is kindness. At this time of upheaval where our worlds have been turned upside down, acts of kindness now are more important than ever. Here, former primary school teacher Catherine Lynch of leading education resources and lesson planning experts PlanBee has ten tips for parents to improve the mental health of their children

  1. Create a nurturing environment where everyone feels valued and safe

Even during lockdown, we need connection with others so that we feel valued and safe. While the need...

YoungMinds publishes parent to parent mental health guide 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 05/10/2020 - 11:48pm

YoungMinds, the UK’s leading children and young people’s mental health charity, has published a guide sharing advice from parents to other parents on how to support themselves and the young people in their care during the coronavirus pandemic.

During this difficult time for parents and carers, particularly those looking after children and young people with mental health needs, YoungMinds has experienced an increase in traffic to the coronavirus advice on their website and many calls from parents to their Helpline about the impact of the pandemic on the young people in their care...

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Likely increase in domestic violence as a result of Coronavirus – what you can do

Authored by The Family Law Co.
Posted: Mon, 03/23/2020 - 1:06pm

Suggestions that there will be a surge in domestic violence in the region as families self-isolate and schools face long closures has prompted a response from The Family Law Company.

Director Jane Chanot who is part of the Children, Child Abduction and Domestic Violence Team, says “I have real concerns that we’ll see an increase in situations where families are kept inside together for long periods of time, with likely financial worries as well.

“I believe we have a moral responsibility to provide services for vulnerable people at this time and I want people to know that we...

Charity zoos: business as usual

Charity zoos: business as usual

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Thu, 03/19/2020 - 11:06am

The three South West zoos run by regional conservation charity Wild Planet Trust have a defiant message for coronavirus: “It’s business as usual”.

Staff and volunteers are prepared for the impact of coronavirus, but at this time the charity zoos remain open. Zoo spokesperson Phil Knowling said: “We’re monitoring the situation closely and will naturally continue to follow the advice of Public Health England and the Government. We will close if directed or if we no longer have the people to operate safely, but right now WE ARE OPEN!

“Our three zoos, Paignton Zoo, Living...

Exeter’s LGBT+ community encouraged to foster as 78,000 young people enter the care system

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 02/12/2020 - 11:53am

National independent fostering provider, Five Rivers Child Care, is calling on Exeter’s LGBT+ community to consider local fostering opportunities, after a damning report shared at the start of 2020 has shown a record number of children are in care.

There are currently 78,150 children in the care system across England and another 660 foster carers are needed across the South West to meet demand and provide loving homes to vulnerable children and young people.

During LGBT+ History Month, which aims to promote the visibility of the LGBT+ community throughout society, Five...

Separating, divorcing? Get a fresh start to 2020 with the right legal help

Separating, divorcing? Get a fresh start to 2020 with the right legal help

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Mon, 01/27/2020 - 11:50am

PARENTS who are separating or divorcing but are struggling to make arrangements to see their children are invited to get in touch with a new legal practice this month (January 2020).

Children in the Middle is the only legal practice in England and Wales specialising solely in giving parents direct access to barristers to represent them in court, and outside.

Family barrister and co-founder, along with fellow Exeter barrister Sarah Evans, of Children in the Middle, Elizabeth McCallum explains: “If you are in a situation where you’re finding it difficult to agree with your...

Superhero Family Day

Event Date: 
22/03/2020 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Racecourse

Superheroes plus horses equals the best free day out for children this Easter

Superhero Family Day at Exeter Racecourse on Sunday, March 22 promises to be one of the best free days out for children this Easter holiday with a programme packed full of free activities, not to mention super horse racing to enjoy.

Whether it's Wonderwoman, Superman, Captain America or a made up hero who might go by the name of Devonman, Bodonog or Piffle, children are encouraged to dress up and enjoy a fun day out on Haldon Hill.

With capes flying, masks masquerading and super-human...

Curious About Exeter - quirky heritage walks for the Curious!

Event Date: 
10/01/2020 - 10:30am to 31/12/2020 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter City Centre, Starting from: Northenhay Gardens, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RY

Have fun discovering Exeter with two, quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.

Are you curious about Exeter? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Exeter a fascinating place to explore!

With detailed directions, maps, clues, and interesting snippets about the history of Exeter and the people that have shaped it, whether you’...

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