"Canals: Westcountry and Abroad" with Colin Vosper
A lively introduction to the creative work of Victorian canal builders as they fought to form trading routes across the South West Peninsula in an attempt to avoid the dangerous sea-passages around Land’s End.
This well illustrated talk features the Bude Canal and the Grand Western Canal, it also highlights two major overseas maritime shortcuts, with a focus on the latest developments to the Suez and Panama Canals due to be opened in 2015.
Gypsy Fire’s new ‘Acoustic Spectacular’ theatre show, propels you on a fabulous musical journey through style and time. Narrated by the mysterious ‘Creator’ this dynamic show combines breathtaking musical performances with an otherworldly theatrical ambience. Featuring the Award winning Ben Holder (violin) Will Barnes and Stuart Carter-Smith (acoustic guitars) and Paul Jefferries (double bass), these four virtuoso musicians weave darkness, excitement, exuberance and great beauty through some of music’s most iconic eras. A feast for the...
Re-Making the Past is a new exhibition of objects that 'commute between different times and cultures' at Devon Guild of Craftsmen.
The exhibition brings together a group of artists who share a common fascination with bygone eras. While their objects are newly-made, inspiration is based on ancient landscapes and materials from the Neolithic and Bronze Ages. Mainly sculptural work is created from natural fibres, metal, resin and ceramics with wall-based installations in enamels, glass and textiles.
Helen Marton has made giant oven gloves patterned with scans of...
St Thomas Library is holding a Local History Day on Wednesday 21 January between 11am and 4pm.
There will be a speedway memories display and video footage, a real Falcons bike on display, a St Thomas memories display, churches of Exeter photos, a famous personalities display, a rolling slideshow, and pop-up talks as well as the opportunity for people to bring their own photos to show the St Thomas Local History Group.
Local author and historian Tony Lethbridge said: “St Thomas Library Local history open day last year was such an outstanding success we thought we would run...
Andrew Millington looks back on a lifetime’s career in church music, with reminiscences of Worcester, Gloucester, Guildford and Exeter Cathedrals. There will be some serious thoughts mixed with anecdotes about the variety of characters he has worked with over the years.
An Organ350 event.
General admission £3 Friends of Exeter Cathedral, Residents' Card Holders, Cathedral Volunteers £2
Reckless adventure or noble crusade? Monmouth's Rebellion is an important and dramatic event in our West Country history. From the Court of Whitehall to the Battle of Sedgemoor and the horrors of the Bloody Assizes, join us for an exciting visit to the past.
There have been organs in the cathedral since at least 1284. Who built and maintained them, and who have the organists been? This talk will address these and many other questions and also include information newly discovered.