History

Exeter City Supporters Trust welcomes lottery funding for history project

The Exeter City Supporters Trust has welcomed a massive boost to its plans for celebrating the history of St James Park, home of Exeter City Football Club since the early 20th century.

A bid to document, preserve and share the history of the ground, submitted by the University of Exeter working in partnership with the Trust’s History Group, has been successful in attracting grants of £29,100 with the main contribution coming from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

The wide ranging project will include:

  • The digitisation of documents and photographs held in
  • ...

Shakespeare's Second Folio Edition

Event Date: 
21/04/2016 - 9:30am
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Shakespeare's Second Folio Edition Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd April 2016 (during normal visitor hours)

The Cathedral Library's copy of Shakespeare's Second Folio Edition will be on display in the Cathedral for a limited time only to mark the anniversaries of William Shakespeare's birth and death (baptised 26th April 1564, died on 23rd April 1616).

This copy of the second edition of 'Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories, and tragedies; published according to the true originall copies' was printed in 1632.

Ticket information No tickets required; included...

Shakespeare Lecture 2016

Event Date: 
21/04/2016 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Shakespeare Lecture 2016 Thursday 21st April 2016 at 19.00 in the Chapter House

400 years ago, in April 1616, William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes died within days of each other. In this lecture, our speaker Philip Schwyzer will explore some of the aspects of the work of these two great literary figures, and their continuing legacies.

The Cathedral Library's copy of the Second Folio Edition of Shakespeare's works (1632) will also be on display in the Chapter House.

#Shakespeare400

Ticket information Tickets £7 (plus a £1 transaction fee per booking)...

Time Travellers' Club - BLASTED BLITZ

Event Date: 
27/02/2016 - 10:00am to 12/03/2016 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Come along to explore the fascinating and gruesome parts of history Travel back in time to a different period of history every week with themed crafts, costumes, and horrible history facts!

Each session takes place in the Pearson Education Centre between 10am and noon and children can be dropped off and left for the entire session.

STUPID STUARTS - 27th February: Try to survive the perilous times of the Stuart. Will you survive the Gunpowder Plot, the Plague and the Great Fire of London?? Create a collage to remember some of these scary events.

VULGAR VICTORIANS...

Time Travellers' Club

Event Date: 
05/03/2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

VULGAR VICTORIANS Find out what Victorian children did for fun! Have a go at creating an optical illusion and then make your own Victorian toy to take home.

Come along to explore the fascinating and gruesome parts of history Travel back in time to a different period of history every week with themed crafts, costumes, and horrible history facts!

Each session takes place in the Pearson Education Centre between 10.00 and 12.00, and children can be dropped off and left for the entire session.

Half Term: Tudor Crafts

Event Date: 
18/02/2016 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Thursday 18th February 2016, 10.00-14.30 (Cathedral) Did you know: Mary Tudor was born 500 years ago on this date?

Come and take part in our Tudor crafts! Make a Tudor Rose collage, a gruesome be-headable puppet, or become a Tudor character by creating a portrait and making your own ruff.

Plus try on our costumes and have a go at writing with a quill! £1 per craft.

Colouring/dressing up is free.

No tickets - just turn up!

http://www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/event/all-events/half-term-tudor-craf...

Half Term: Cathedral Family Tour

Event Date: 
16/02/2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Monday 15th February 2016 (10.00-11.00 or 14.00-15.00) Tuesday 16th February 2016 (10.00-11.00 or 14.00-15.00)

Come and explore the Cathedral as a family this half-term.

Join our child-friendly tour full of stories, amazing facts, and spooky tales. Find out more about this wonderful building, and discover how and why it was built.

Along the way, see if you can spot: a mermaid, a green man, an elephant, a boy sticking his tongue out, and a clock that may have inspired the nursery rhyme ‘Hickory Dickory Dock’. Afterwards, why not get dressed up and take a Medieval...

Half Term: Cathedral Family Tour

Event Date: 
15/02/2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Monday 15th February 2016 (10.00-11.00 or 14.00-15.00) Tuesday 16th February 2016 (10.00-11.00 or 14.00-15.00) Come and explore the Cathedral as a family this half-term.

Join our child-friendly tour full of stories, amazing facts, and spooky tales. Find out more about this wonderful building, and discover how and why it was built. Along the way, see if you can spot: a mermaid, a green man, an elephant, a boy sticking his tongue out, and a clock that may have inspired the nursery rhyme ‘Hickory Dickory Dock’.

Afterwards, why not get dressed up and take a Medieval family ‘...

Half Term: Cathedral Family Tour

Event Date: 
16/02/2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Monday 15th February 2016 (10.00-11.00 or 14.00-15.00) Tuesday 16th February 2016 (10.00-11.00 or 14.00-15.00) Come and explore the Cathedral as a family this half-term.

Join our child-friendly tour full of stories, amazing facts, and spooky tales. Find out more about this wonderful building, and discover how and why it was built.

Along the way, see if you can spot: a mermaid, a green man, an elephant, a boy sticking his tongue out, and a clock that may have inspired the nursery rhyme ‘Hickory Dickory Dock’.

Afterwards, why not get dressed up and take a Medieval...

Half Term: Cathedral Family Tour

Event Date: 
15/02/2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Monday 15th February 2016 (10.00-11.00 or 14.00-15.00) Tuesday 16th February 2016 (10.00-11.00 or 14.00-15.00)

Come and explore the Cathedral as a family this half-term. Join our child-friendly tour full of stories, amazing facts, and spooky tales.

Find out more about this wonderful building, and discover how and why it was built. Along the way, see if you can spot: a mermaid, a green man, an elephant, a boy sticking his tongue out, and a clock that may have inspired the nursery rhyme ‘Hickory Dickory Dock’.

Afterwards, why not get dressed up and take a Medieval...

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