Summer 2015: Ruthless Romans

Event Date: 
17/08/2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

Monday 17th August, 10.00-12.00 or 13.30-15.30

Come and find out about the Romans who once lived right here where the Cathedral is now. Become a Roman yourself by trying on our costumes.

Create the perfect Roman accessories by making a mosaic tile.

What did the Romans write on before paper was available?

Find out about wax writing tablets and how they were made.

Suitable for ages 5-12. Please book online or call 01392 285983


Lunchtime Bite: "Maritime Shortcuts"

Event Date: 
14/08/2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

Friday 14th August 2015, 13.00-14.00

"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.

The talk ends with a...

Hikmat Remembers World War I - Our War Too Multi-Cultural Contributions on the Western Front

Hikmat is a user-led co-operative that works with members of the black and minority ethnic (BME) communities across Devon.

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund Hikmat Remembers will look to uncover the forgotten voices of a global community involved in the First World War.

To mark one hundred years since World War One we hope to shine a light on the involvement and sacrifices of Chinese, Indian, African and Asian communities on the Western Front.

If you have a story to tell, any links or memorabilia or are interested in knowing more about the project then please...

Gypsy Fire

Event Date: 
02/05/2015 - 7:30pm
Exeter Phoenix

Gypsy Fire are coming to Exeter this May!

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...

This craft can time-travel!

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...

Lunchtime Bite: Ridiculous Monsters of the Luppitt Font

Event Date: 
18/03/2015 - 1:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

Wednesday 18th March 2015. 13.00-14.00

‘What mean those fierce lions, those monstrous centaurs, those fighting soldiers and horn-blowing hunters?’

Join John Campbell and wade through the weird and wonderful to uncover the theories behind the iconography of the early font at St Mary in Luppitt, Devon.

Tickets from 01392 285983 or online www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/boxoffice

Local History Day at St Thomas Library

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 01/08/2015 - 10:39am

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...

Lunchtime Bite: Tales from the Organ Loft

Event Date: 
11/02/2015 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

"A Lifetime in Cathedral Music"

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

Box Office: 01392 285983 www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/boxoffice

Lunchtime Bite: The Monmouth Rebellion

Event Date: 
21/01/2015 - 1:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

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.

www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/boxoffice 01392 285983

The Organs and Organists of Exeter Cathedral

Event Date: 
05/11/2014 - 1:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

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.