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!

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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.

Exeter Street Arts Festival

Event Date: 
24/08/2019 - 10:00am to 11:45pm
Exeter Phoenix

EXETER STREET ARTS FESTIVAL 2019 IS HERE! Transforming the heart of the city into a celebration of street art for all on Sat 24 August 10am – late! #exestreetarts #festival #devon

With a reputation for quality and diversity, this year’s event is set to rock the streets of the city with a free celebration of music, dance and arts throughout the day and a flamboyant after-party at Exeter Phoenix as the night falls. #ExeStreetArts hits 2019 with a line up bigger and better than ever! Taking place in various areas of the city, it’s free to attend from 10am - 7pm.

Colyton Grammar School PA Garden and Food Festival

Event Date: 
11/05/2019 - 10:30am
Colyton Grammar School, Colyford

From local sparkling wine to nursery plants, crafts and gifts to locally-produced delicious food, floral workshops and expert panels, together with a newly revamped Children’s Area, the Garden and Food Festival run by the Colyton Grammar School PA is a great day out for all the family.

The Festival returns to Colyton Grammar School on Saturday 11th May between 10.00am and 4.00pm and there is no charge for attendance.

Bernie & Yee-King in 2017

Volunteer and Rock Out at Retro festival for FREE

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 04/11/2019 - 10:45am

LOVE LIVE music? Love the 80s? Then why not volunteer at Let’s Rock retro festival this summer and enjoy the event for free?

By signing up to do a four-hour shift with festival charity partner, Child Bereavement UK, selling wristbands and raffle tickets on the day, you will be able to not only help a great cause, but also enjoy the festival free of charge. Let’s Rock Exeter will take place at Powderham Castle on June 29th and will include live performances from The Human League, Billy Ocean, Belinda Carlisle and many more.

Honiton Events Week launch

East Devon launches #inhoniton #HonitonEventsWeek

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:31pm

Local community invited to get active #inhoniton 25-31 May 2019 with free fun events and activities run by East Devon at Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Beehive, LED and in Honiton’s amazing green spaces, plus a discounted outdoor cinema screening  

Six tonnes of apples harvested in time for Killerton’s Apple Festival

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 10/11/2018 - 1:44pm

Over 700 people have helped continue the tradition of hand-picking apples from the orchard at the National Trust’s Killerton estate, in time to be pressed at Killerton’s Apple Festival on 13 and 14 October. Thanks to hundreds of helping hands they were able to pick approximately 6 tonnes of apples, ready for the start of the cider and apple making season.

Yeo!Cider 2018 - Yeoford Community Cider Festival

Event Date: 
13/10/2018 - 12:00pm
Yeoford Community Hall, Yeoford. EX17 5HY

Come and join us at our ever popular annual cider festival. This year we have 16 ciders and perries plus real ale and ginger beer.

And as always, some tasty hot and cold food to wash it all down, plus the finest of musicians to entertain us throughout the afternoon.

All proceeds go towards Yeoford Village Community Hall.

Yeoford is on the Exeter to Barnstaple train line so no one needs to drive.