History

Time Traveller Club: Dopey Dinosaurs

Event Date: 
26/07/2016 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Tuesday 26th July, 10.00-12.30 or 13.30-15.30 (Pearson Education Centre) Travel back to a time in which dinosaurs roamed the earth. Do you like scary dinosaurs or friendly dinosaurs? Create a scary T-Rex or a friendly Stegosaurus. Watch out for those flying Pterodactyls! Finally, make your own dinosaur excavation in plaster to take home. Booking information Suitable for ages 6-12, £6 per child. Children may be dropped off and left for the whole session. Booking essential – please book online or telephone 01392 285983 . No booking charges apply for this event. Book online

Be an Archaeologist

Event Date: 
25/07/2016 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Monday 25th July, 11.00-15.00 (Cathedral Green) Find out about what an archaeologist does and get the chance to meet a real one. Become an archaeologist yourself and take part in our mini-digs. What can you find? How old do you think it is? Plus have a go at our archaeology-themed crafts and create something to take home with you. (This event may move inside due to weather conditions on the day. Please keep an eye on the website) Suitable for ages 5-12. £1 charge for some craft activities. Part of the Festival of Archaeology

Romans under your feet!

Event Date: 
23/07/2016 - 10:30am to 4:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Saturday 23rd July, 10.30-15.30 (Cathedral Green ) Visit the Cathedral's Roman activities stall on Cathedral Green (in partnership with the Royal Albert Memorial Museum) and find out more about the Roman archaeology beneath your feet. Can you solve the roof tile puzzle, make a mosaic with real Roman pieces and sort out your ‘mortaria’; from your ‘samian’? Why not try your hand at our mini-dig excavations, make a Roman serpent bracelet, or create a brooch? (This event may move inside due to weather conditions on the day. Please keep an eye on the website) Suitable for all ages. Drop-in...

Heraldry Treasure Hunt

Event Date: 
23/07/2016 - 9:00am to 27/07/2016 - 5:00am
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Saturday 23rd July – Saturday 27th August during normal visitor hours Become a knight and join a quest to spot the shields hidden around the Cathedral. Follow the clues that will lead you to each one, and find out who each shield belongs to. Once you have finished, take your completed sheet to the shop, where you will receive your prize. £1 per child which includes a small prize at the end. Suitable for all ages. Admission applies for accompanying adults.

Lunchtime Bite: John Allan

Event Date: 
21/07/2016 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral (Chapter House)

Thursday 21st July 2016 at 13.00 (Chapter House) The ancient houses of Cathedral Close form the most important group of medieval houses in Devon and Cornwall. Over the last generation archaeologists have been exploring these buildings, discovering hidden roofs and other concealed features. The lecture, given by John Allan - the Cathedral Archaeologist, will explain the new discoveries and give an account of the architecture of the Close. Ticket information

Tickets £5 (£4.50 for Friends of Exeter Cathedral, Residents' Cardholders and Cathedral Volunteers) from 01392 285983 and...

Exeter Book 2016: Widsith

Event Date: 
06/07/2016 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral (Library and Archives)

Wednesday 6th July 2016, 13.00-15.30 (Library and Archives) Your opportunity to experience the oldest book of English literature in existence. Written in about 970AD, the Exeter Book is the oldest of only four surviving books of Anglo-Saxon literature anywhere in the world. Much admired for its beautiful writing and the quality of its verse, this unique book of poetry has been at Exeter Cathedral since Leofric, the first Bishop of Exeter, gave it to his church in around 1072. Within its 246 pages are some 40 poems and nearly 100 poetic riddles. Join us in the Cathedral Library &...

Nowell helps create rugby history

Exeter Chiefs star Jack Nowell was part of a heroic England defensive display as the Red Rose country earned their first series win in Australia with victory in the second Test at AAMI Park in Melbourne.

Recalled to the starting line-up having been only a replacement in Brisbane the week previous, the Cornishman featured for the whole 80 minutes during an outstanding display from Eddie Jones’ side.

England started well as they took a 10-0 lead through Dylan Hartley’s converted try and a penalty from Owen Farrell. However, the Wallabies countered before the break with...

Fun, open-air, family performance - open to all!!

Authored by Interwoven
Posted: Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:30pm

Something rather lovely is happening in Heavitree, Exeter and it's intergenerational!

JoJo Spinks of Interwoven Productions, a local performance arts company, says: “The South Lawn Terrace project has been an absolute joy because of the participation of the people there. St Michael CofE Primary School linked up with the Beavers of the 2nd Exeter Scout Group and produced some brilliant joint-project work based on the Victorian history of the street, ably assisted by members of the Heavitree Local History Society. As part of the project, we were delighted to host a Tea Party in St...

South Lawn Terrace since Victorian Times! - Family fun open access performance

Event Date: 
26/06/2016 - 2:00pm to 17/07/2016 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
South Lawn Terrace, Heavitree

A lovely, summertime, family-fun, community-involved performance celebrating the South Lawn Terrace area since Victorian Times.

Come join us for a stroll through time and see our familiar streets through new eyes!

To get your full joining details please sign up by

Email: interwoven@jojospinks.com

Phone/text: 07855 935137

Website: http://interwovenproductions.jojospinks.com

Films chart Cranbrook's development

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 05/30/2016 - 11:26am

A trilogy of short films, commissioned by East Devon District Council, charting the development of Cranbrook have been released.

The films capture three of the major milestones reached by the East Devon new town at the second half of last year. The films document the first shop opening, the first all-through school (first secondary school / second primary school) opened and the start of the train service.

Cranbrook is about to approach its fifth birthday, as the town was born when the first turf was cut on 29 June 2011.

There are now over 1,300 homes at Cranbrook...

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