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Music lineup for the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink revealed

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 03/10/2020 - 12:04pm

The foodie heaven celebration that is the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink returns this May 8th - 10th and this year is bringing the best of the local music scene to Exeter along for this exciting annual event.

The festival kicks off for all VIP guests & press on Thursday 7th May, with the gates opening for general ticket holders on Friday 8th May - this year’s early May Bank Holiday, making it the perfect place to celebrate the historic VE Day. For their lowest ticket price yet festival-goers can enjoy the best food, drink and music from around the South West.

Tickets for the greenest Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink yet go on sale

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Fri, 03/06/2020 - 12:18pm

The foodie heaven celebration that is the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink returns this May 8th - 10th and after a newly forged partnership with the Exeter Chiefs, discounted early bird tickets are on sale now.

This year promises to be the greenest festival yet, with the banning of single-use plastic, an increase in plant-based exhibitors and a competition to find the greenest exhibitor on-site being run by Coastal Recycling.

Exmouth Discovery Screens Film Fest

Event Date: 
24/02/2020 - 7:00pm to 26/02/2020 - 10:00pm
Venue: 
Exmouth Library

Organised by Libraries Unlimited, through its Evolve programme, the Discovery Screens Film Festival includes a selection of exceptional hand-picked movies, not usually shown at mainstream cinemas.

The Exmouth Library Discovery Screens Film Festival presents:

Monday 24th February – 7pm, £5 per ticket and £3 concession (students and 60+)

Oska Bright ‘Queer Freedom’ - When queerness and disability meet - films about gender, friendships and the importance of language.

Banff Film festival

Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to Exeter!

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 01/08/2020 - 6:07am

Embark on an epic adventure – via the big screen! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming to the Exeter Corn Exchange on 7-8 February and 25-26 March. 

The Banff Mountain Film Festival features a selection of adrenaline-packed films, starring athletes and explorers as they venture to the edge of their limits in remote corners of the planet. Witness the world’s best adventure film-makers telling stories of life-affirming journeys with stunning wilderness cinematography – all from the comfort of a cinema seat!

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Event Date: 
07/02/2020 - 7:30pm to 08/02/2020 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Corn Exchange

Embark on an epic adventure – via the big screen! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming to the Exeter Corn Exchange on 7-8 February and 25-26 March. 

The Banff Mountain Film Festival features a selection of adrenaline-packed films, starring athletes and explorers as they venture to the edge of their limits in remote corners of the planet. Witness the world’s best adventure film-makers telling stories of life-affirming journeys with stunning wilderness cinematography – all from the comfort of a cinema seat!

Concert 'Swing into Christmas'

Event Date: 
08/12/2019 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Crediton Parish Church

The Concert 'Swing into Christmas' brings the curtain down on the Crediton Parish Church Christmas Tree Festival, which runs from Wed 4th Dec to Sun 8th Dec. 'Swing into Christmas' features Andrew Daldorph on Piano, Chris Gradwell on Clarinet and Jim Rintoull on Double Bass. Refreshments are available and there is free parking. Tickets are available from outfitters A.E.Lee, 17 High Street, Crediton or www.ticketsource.co.uk or on the door after 6.30pm.

Time travel to medieval Dartmoor during Heritage Open Days 2019. Photo: Dartmoor National Park authority

Time travel to medieval Dartmoor during Heritage Open Days 2019

Authored by Paula_D
Posted: Sat, 09/07/2019 - 9:07am

Dartmoor National Park is pleased to once again take part in England’s largest festival of history and culture and will be shedding a light on how people lived in the 14th Century.

From 13-22 September 2019 the Heritage Open Days festival returns to Dartmoor with a packed programme of medieval-themed activities. Every September places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history.

This is your chance to try out new experiences - and they're free!

Get involved

River Cottage’s Steven Lamb to compere top class cookery demonstrations

Honiton's Gate to Plate event, celebrating East Devon’s finest food and craft producers, returns

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 07/24/2019 - 11:11am

Honiton’s Gate to Plate event is making a welcome return to the town on Saturday 10 August.

Featuring around 50 fine food, drink and craft producers, there will also be cookery demonstrations by some of the area's top chefs and food experts who will be presenting their work in an on-street show kitchen.

The free event will continue the town’s wonderful and long established market tradition, which dates back to the 13th Century when Honiton was granted a Royal Charter to hold a market.

Volunteer and enjoy first class festival line-up for free

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 06/20/2019 - 7:28am

Do you love live music and the festival vibe?  Then why not volunteer for Child Bereavement UK at the Sunday Sessions at Powderham Castle in Exeter and enjoy the festival for free?

Child Bereavement UK supports families both when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, and when a child faces bereavement. The charity also trains professionals such as doctors, teachers and midwives to help them better understand and meet the needs of grieving families.

Exeter's Thomas Hobbs sings Gerontius

ESO's Brian Northcott conducts Elgar's Dream to celebrate his 75th birthday

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Wed, 06/05/2019 - 9:38am

To celebrate his 75th birthday, Brian Northcott, Exeter Symphony Orchestra’s Musical Director, will be conducting a special performance of Elgar’s powerful work The Dream of Gerontius, bringing together a host of the city’s musical talent and two soloists of international repute.

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