Open Farm Sunday

Event Date: 
09/06/2013 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
West Town Farm, Ide, Exeter EX2 9TG

This is a national event, a day when farms around the country ask you to get on the land and discover what's going on at your local farm - plus entry is free!

So between 11am and 4pm come along to the farm and delight in all it has to offer.

Kevin and Jo will be making seasonal vegetable flatbreads and telling stories in the community garden.

Deggie & Dawn, whose potion making proved a big hit at Spring at the Farm, will be planting seeds in the vegetable garden and leading wild food walks.

There will be bush craft activities, tractor trailer rides...

The Duchess of Cornwall to visit Devon County Show

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall is to attend the first day of the Devon County Show on Thursday 16 May at Westpoint, Exeter.

It will be the Duchess of Cornwall’s third visit to the county’s largest annual event where she will be the guest of The Hon George Lopes, this year’s Show President.

Show Secretary Ollie Allen said: “We are honoured and delighted that Her Royal Highness will be with us this year and will do everything to ensure she enjoys her day.”

The Duchess of Cornwall’s first visit was in 2005, shortly after her marriage to HRH The Prince of Wales and a...

Support for the Family

Event Date: 
23/05/2013 - 7:00pm
Flybe Suite, Exeter City Football Club

The Flybe Suite at Exeter City Football Club will host voluntary and community groups who work to support family life in the city at a ‘conversation’ evening on 23 May.

All families know that it’s good to talk. When people who deliver services to families get together to talk, practical ways to address local needs will be on the table.

The event is organised by local representatives of national charity Redeeming our Communities (ROC), which aims to see community transformation by bringing together groups and individuals to share ideas for positive, grass-roots change....

Kids get to explore Devon’s wilder side

A leading Devon charity is offering local children the chance to become the next Chris Packham or Kate Humble. This summer Devon Wildlife Trust is running two weeks of wildlife Discovery Days where kids will learn the skills that will help them become top nature sleuths.

Bookings are being taken now for Discovery Days which will take place at two of the Trust’s wonderful Devon venues. At Wembury Marine Centre, children aged 8 to 11 can book for a week of marine-focussed fun. The event takes place 8.30am-4pm between Monday 5 and Friday 9 August. While at Woodah Farm, near...

Preparing for public health homecoming

In just over two weeks, the way in which public health in Devon is delivered and organised will change significantly, as responsibility for the health of Devon’s communities is handed back to the local authority for the first time in 39 years.

The move comes as part of a number of changes to the management of the health service, introduced by the government in its bid to ‘liberate the NHS’.

From 1 April, Devon County Council will be required to deliver services that improve the health of Devon’s population, prevent ill health and reduce current inequalities that exist from...

Vospers Exeter Fiat 500L Family Launch Event

Event Date: 
16/03/2013 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Vospers of Exeter Hennock Road

Leading Exeter new and used car dealer, Vospers, is to host an exciting family event to unveil the hotly anticipated Fiat 500L.

During the event, the company will premiere the sequel to the runaway viral success story, The Motherhood , which has received over 3 million views online.

Come along from 11am to join in the family fun with kids activities and the chance to win prizes.

Entry is free but please register your attendance by emailing or calling 01392 274700.

Visit to find out more. .

FACE funding boost to help educate more children about farming

Educational charity Farming and Countryside Education (FACE) is celebrating after receiving a massive boost to help educate more children about food and farming.

The organisation has been awarded a grant by the Prince’s Countryside Fund for its Countryside Matters programme. The funding will enable FACE to target schools in disadvantaged areas and offer them a menu of activities including CPD for teachers, farm visits and other school based projects.

FACE chief executive Bill Graham said: “We’re delighted to have been chosen to receive this funding. Many young people are...

What's on in and around Exeter this weekend

Kick March off in style with the editor's pick of the best events going on in and around the city this weekend...


Guinness World Records Officially Amazing Science Live Friday, 7pm, Northcott Theatre, Exeter For the first time ever Guinness World Records arrives on stage with its officially amazing, record-breaking, science mad, all new live show. Join the Official Guinness World Records Adjudicator and team of presenters in genuine audience record attempts; unleash your inner skills, understand the world we live in and see if you too can be a record breaker!...

Sign up today for Exeter Chiefs' February Camp

Hundreds of youngsters have benefited during their holidays from a Chiefs Rugby Camp and the first one of 2013 will take place at Sandy Park on 18th-19th February.

At a cost of £35 per day, children aged from 6-16 can learn from the professionals as they get given the opportunity to experience what rugby life is all about at a top Aviva Premiership club, as well as getting the chance to see Rob Baxter’s squad train in preparation for their upcoming top flight clash at home to London Welsh.

Campers not only learn the basic elements of the game, but at the same time improve...

Half term hilarity with Frankenstein! at the Phoenix

Miracle Theatre has been touring innovative comic theatre across the UK since 1979. Renowned for their surreal and comic re-workings of well-known and loved stories, Miracle’s inventive approach to Frankenstein! promises to tickle funny bones and have audiences jumping out of their seats!

Originally a Victorian novel, famously a black and white movie starring Boris Karloff and the inspiration for the 70’s musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show , Miracle presents its Frankenstein! as a musical - performed by the Ffitch Repertory Players in 1947.

Like past Miracle shows, The...