Bewitching tricks and spooky treats at Exeter care home

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 11/05/2021 - 12:34pm

Barchester’s Cumberland Grange care home, in Exeter, was a den of ghoulish activity as the home’s spooky Halloween afternoon party got in to full swing.

Residents and staff got in to the spirit of things by enjoying some music from local performers ‘Sounds Easy’ and enjoyed a delicious buffet.

General Manager, Haley Reeve-Larson said: “Our staff and residents love any excuse for a party! The home looks fantastic with all the decorations and our head chef did us proud with lots of spooky treats – we’ve all had a brilliant time.”

Our varied life enrichment...

Avoid Halloween ‘sight-mare’ from novelty contact lenses

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 10/27/2021 - 12:37pm

WANNABE witches, warlocks, black cats and devils in Devon are being urged to avoid using spooky novelty contact lenses that could harm their eyes this Halloween.

An increasingly popular trend at this time of year is for people to wear coloured novelty contact lenses – but not knowing how to wear or care for them can also result in numerous eye conditions.

This includes red eye, infections and scratches, as well as more serious complications that can, in severe cases, lead to sight loss.

Giles Edmonds, Specsavers clinical services director, says: ‘Halloween...

Enjoy a big wild Halloween at RSPB Exe Estuary

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 10/05/2021 - 9:55pm

This Halloween families are invited to discover the strange things that go bump in the wild at RSPB Exe Estuary nature reserve in Devon with their spooky nature-themed activities.

The Bats at RSPB Bowling Green event on Saturday 16 October is a chance for families to discover the elusive mammals that take to the skies after dark. Led with the Devon Bat Group, visitors will learn all kinds of fascinating facts about their behaviour, ecology, and what makes bats so special. Families will use their night vision as well as sound detectors to work out exactly which species make their...

Strictly Sherlock!

Event Date: 
14/10/2021 - 7:00pm
Cygnet Theatre

Join the king of the detectives as he brings to life some of his greatest and most baffling cases. This original one-man show has been adapted from the originals written by Arthur Conan Doyle. We eschew the excesses and deviations of other adaptations and return to the original source material. An evening of deliciously atmospheric theatre. With tales from his most chilling cases: “The Sussex Vampire”, “The Creeping Man” and “The Devil's Foot! Expect nothing but Strictly Sherlock!

Jonathan Goodwin returns as Sherlock Holmes, in a show scripted by himself and co-directed by Goodwin...

Top 8 Halloween hairstyles trending in 2020

In some cases, 2020 seems to be a continuous unsuccessful Halloween party. But what Halloween party? We can't even have any party at all, let alone a Halloween themed one. Even though this year’s Halloween party will be more like a virtual one, a phone call with your close friends or just a photo shoot, we still can improvise and dress up for Halloween.

While creating a Halloween look, the most important parts of it are the makeup and the hairstyle. In this article, we’re going to talk about Halloween hairstyle ideas that you can go for this fall. By the way, besides the...

Eye-scream – experts warn of novelty contact lens dangers in Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 10/26/2020 - 10:42pm

Exeter people planning on dressing up this Hallowe’en are being urged to void having a ‘sight-mare’ by looking after their eyes.

Exeter Specsavers store staff are hoping that fancy dress revellers don’t play a trick on their eyes by using costume contact lenses and make-up, and instead treat them to the care they deserve this Saturday.

Scott McGowan, ophthalmic director at the store, says: ‘While novelty contact lenses may seem like a perfect costume addition, they can damage eyes – especially if not handled in the right way.

‘Not knowing how to wear or care for...

Help slash food waste this Halloween

Devon residents are being urged to slash food waste this Halloween by eating the pumpkins they carve up.

The sixth annual Pumpkin Rescue is part of Recycle Devon’s campaign to reduce food waste – an estimated 42 per cent of households will buy pumpkins this Halloween to use as Jack-o'-lanterns.

But many will discard the flesh - a scary 18,000 tonnes of edible pumpkin ends up in the bin each year, equivalent in weight as 1,500 double decker buses.

While this year’s celebrations may be more low key than usual, residents are urged to support the campaign to #...

 ‘Spooktacular’ Half-Term Tricks and Treats at The Donkey Sanctuary

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 10/14/2019 - 8:37am

Have a scream this Halloween by exploring the Donkey Trick or Treat Trial and try your hand at Pumpkin Carving at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth.

When: Saturday 19 October - Sunday 3 November (9am – 5pm)

Where: The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0NU

What: Have a scream this Halloween and discover a packed programme of ‘spooktacular’ fun at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth during the October half term.

Follow the trail of pumpkins around the sanctuary with the Donkey Trick or Treat Trail to discover ‘treats’ that keep the donkeys happy and healthy...

Tales From a Haunted Bookshop

Event Date: 
19/10/2019 - 3:00pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Brand new Halloween show comes to Exeter!

Why, hello there and welcome to the Haunted Bookshop. Come in, come in, take a seat, make yourself at home... and prepare yourself for a spooky show of terrible tales, scary stories and gruesome goings on! Meet the mysterious shopkeeper and the enigmatic Quoath but watch out for the ghosts! A weird and wonderful show for ages 8-12 and adventurous adults.

From the makers of Science Adventures and Jack’s Frosty Stories, Coppice Theatre, comes another delightful storytelling show featuring puppets, music and adventure! Suitable for...

Half-term craft making days: Fearsome Feasts

Event Date: 
25/10/2018 - 10:30am to 26/10/2018 - 4:00pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF

This half term, join us at the Devon Guild Craft centre on 25th and 26th October for free family fun!. Become a crafty cook at our free making days with activities for all ages, based on the current exhibition, 'Plate Up'. Have fun modelling faux food for a spooky banquet… it may look good enough to eat - but don’t dare try it! Materials provided, donations welcomed. Under 12’s supervised please. Part of the Family Arts and Family Learning Festival.

10.30am-12.30 & 1.30-4pm both days.

FREE, drop-in. No need to book.