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

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...

As You Like It

Event Date: 
24/07/2018 - 7:30pm to 25/07/2018 - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Poltimore House, Exeter

'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...

As You Like It

'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...

Fun, summertime, open-air, family performance - open to all!!

Event Date: 
22/07/2018 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Custom House, The Quay, Exeter

LAUNCH OF THE HEAVITREE QUARRY TRAILS!!

A celebration of Exeter's historic buildings through a loving look at our locally quarried "Heavitree Stone". Family-fun performance, information and friendly chats with our "Quarrymen".

Sign up here! - http://www.heavitreesquilometre.org/heavitree-quarries.html

Summer Wildlife Spotters Challenge

Event Date: 
26/07/2018 - 10:00am to 03/09/2018 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Seaton wetlands, Colyford Road, Seaton, EX12 2SP

Seaton Wetlands is bursting with Wildlife How many creatures and natural treasures from the summer spotters sheet can you find?

Spotter sheets available from the Lookout or Discovery Hut.

You could win a professional pond dipping kit including net, tray and bug guide!

£1 per trail. No booking required.

http://eastdevon.gov.uk/countryside/countryside-events/july-2018/summer-wildlife-spotters-challenge/

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 07/01/2018 - 11:29am

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend:

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Born to Win Saturday, Exmouth Pavilion BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s favourite Italian Giovanni Pernice is extremely happy to be back out on the road with his 60 date tour, in a show he says is “even bigger and even better!” The show sees Luba Mushtuk return as his leading lady along with Dancing with Stars Ireland professionals Kai Widdrington, Giulia Dotta, Curtis Pritchard, and Emily Barker. They are joined by Stephen Vincent and Kylee Brown, who have both performed around the world in the...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:46am

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (15-17 June):

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Ugly Duckling Saturday, Exeter Northcott Ugly Duckling is lonely and fed-up, ignored by those around her who think she is too ugly to fit in. She tries to make friends with fellow ducklings as well as with frogs, cats and even a fox, but realising she is not like any of these animals, she is left sad and alone. Follow the duckling on her journey as she overcomes her troubles and realises that she was beautiful all along.Retelling the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, Ugly...

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