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Breakfast Run set to raise over £10,000 for local hospice

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Thu, 10/18/2018 - 3:46pm

The 2018 Hospiscare Breakfast Run took place in perfect autumn weather at Knightshayes Court, attracting more than 300 participants who are on track to raise over £10,000.

The Run was a real family affair, with more groups of multiple generations than ever before, among them Jim and his family. Jim, who completed the longer, 10-kilometre route was taking part in his first-ever charity run - at the age of 81.

Among those keenly anticipating the event were Sabrina Eastley and Caroline, the community nurse who cared for Sabrina’s husband James. Sabrina and Caroline formed a...

Meet the Baker & Sample Delicious Bakes at Half-Term

Event Date: 
24/10/2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue: 
Family Garden, 80 Merivale Road, EX4 1PT

To celebrate the launch of One Mile Bakery Exeter , baker Boudicca Woodland is holding a family-friendly event in half-term for you to meet her and sample some of her delicious homemade bakes.

This free event at the Family Garden will showcase what Boudicca bakes at her micro-bakery at home in St Thomas, delivery bread, soups and preserves by bike to homes within a mile of her kitchen.

She also teaches a wide range of baking classes at home and at this event you can collect an exclusive discount to use for booking a class or buying a gift voucher. It's a fantastic...

Big Fish Little Fish family rave - Exeter 3rd Birthday with DJ Aphrodite

Event Date: 
07/10/2018 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Phoenix

Come celebrate our THIRD BIRTHDAY in Exeter with the award winning, world famous Big Fish Little Fish family ravers as they bring acid house, breaks, techno, house, hip hop, drum 'n' bass and more, for families with 0-8 year olds. Our ‘Circus’ themed event at Exeter Phoenix is going to be a mega party!

Headline DJ Aphrodite (Urban Takeover), plus residents Little My & High Eight play (grown up) dance music on the multi-sensory dancefloor with glitter cannons, bubbles, balloons and giant parachute dance.

Craft tables and giant colouring mural, themed crafts and playdoh...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 09/29/2018 - 10:49pm

Your essential guide to What’s On in around Exeter this weekend (28-30 September).

THEATRE

Eros and Psyche Friday, Cygnet Theatre, Exeter From raunchy to poetic, sacred to profane, pioneering performance storyteller Sally-Pomme Clayton recreates the myth of Eros and Psyche in spoken word and living sound. Tickets £10. https://cygnettheatre.co.uk

Horrible Histories: Awful Egyptians & Terrible Tudors Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Exeter Northcott We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for two...

Humbug!

Event Date: 
12/12/2018 - 7:00pm to 24/12/2018 - 8:15pm
Venue: 
St Nicholas Priory

A unique and immersive Christmas experience taking place throughout Exeter's oldest building. Join Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey through past, present and future in this theatrical reimagining of Charles Dickens' classic ghost story A Christmas Carol.

Following a sell-out run last year, Humbug! returns to St Nicholas Priory this December. Expect live music, video projections and plenty of festive cheer!

Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment! https://www.wanderingtiger.com/tickets

Bloodwise Exeter Walk

Event Date: 
16/09/2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Quay

Join us for a beautiful walk along the Exe Estuary Trail

This sponsored walk leaves Exeter Quay and partially follows the River Exe out to the coast where you can finish at Starcross or continue onwards to Dawlish.

The walk is fairly flat making it ideal for families and a range of abilities.

As the walk is along some of the River Exe, there are various train stations en route so if you feel that you want to shorten the walk then you can do, or you can continue to Dawlish.

There will be a lunch stop at Starcross, where you can stop for a rest and some...

The Donkey Sanctuary Summer Fair promises to be a grand ‘bray’ out

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 08/07/2018 - 1:24pm

Held at The Donkey Sanctuary’s beautiful site near Sidmouth, the Summer Fair on Sunday 12 August, is by far the sanctuary’s biggest event of the year. Promising a fun day out for the whole family, the Summer Fair features a packed programme of events including live music, trailer rides, Punch and Judy, archery, go-karting, traditional family games and bouncy castles. Plus, the chance to meet the resident donkeys! Delicious refreshments will be available throughout the day and when it’s time for some retail therapy, the shopping village will provide something for everyone from its craft and...

Rare portraits of Devon women influential in the suffrage campaign come to Killerton

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 08/06/2018 - 10:28am

Rarely seen portraits of influential Devon women, including Nancy Astor, Eleanor Acland and Gertrude Acland, are on show at Killerton. The portraits are visiting as part of a touring exhibition, ‘Faces of Change: Votes for Women’, a partnership between the National Trust and the National Portrait Gallery. Their images will be on display alongside rarely displayed portraits of Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters, as part of an exhibition to mark the centenary of the People’s Representation Act which gave some women the right to vote. There will be an opportunity for visitors to see a rare...

The Magic Garden returns to libraries across Devon

Authored by lemonpeel
Posted: Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:44pm

Boo to a Goose Theatre returns to libraries and venues across Devon this summer with their interactive family show, ’The Magic Garden’. With fairies, animals and teddy bears, the performance was created specifically to meet Early Years developmental needs, and is accessible for babies and toddlers, allowing them to enter the captivating story of The Magic Garden with puppets and beautiful music.

Ranked as one of the Top 10 family days out in the UK (National Lottery Days 2017), Boo to a Goose’s unique, relaxed and multi-sensory performance style is sure to delight the whole family...

As You Like It

Event Date: 
29/07/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue: 
Queen's Drive Space, Exmouth

'I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it'

Sun & Moon Theatre's latest open-air production is an uplifting, wondrous adaptation of Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'. Within the confines of the corporate, tech-obsessed world of the Court, the present is grinding, life is passing by and the future feels bleak. But when Rosalind is abruptly dismissed by her uncle, rather than despair, she and her cousin, Celia seize the opportunity for a fresh start, assuming new identities and embracing the liberty and joy of the Forest of Arden. Those who venture to the Forest find...

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