History

Time Travellers' Club

Event Date: 
06/02/2016 - 10:00am to 12/03/2016 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathdral

Saturday mornings 6th February to 12th March 2016, 10.00-12.00 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.

RUTHLESS ROMANS - 6th February Find out about the people who lived in Roman Isca.

Take part in our Roman crafts! Make your own wax writing tablet, and create the perfect...

Legacy and impact of over 100 years of Exeter City FC to be showcased

The legacy and impact of more than 100 years of Exeter City FC will be showcased at home ground St James Park thanks to the work of University of Exeter academics.

Researchers are working with Exeter City staff, supporters, fans, current and former players to develop a rich archive, which includes film, photographs, sound, and artefacts, to showcase the fascinating history of ECFC and illustrate the role the club and Supporters Trust have played in communities.

The creation of the archive is possible thanks to a partnership between University researchers and the football...

Local History Day

Event Date: 
27/01/2016 - 11:00am
Venue: 
St Thomas Library, Church Road, Exeter

Displays from St Thomas Local History Group, Newton Abbot Railway Collection, Friends of St Thomas Railway Station, St Thomas Library

11am-4pm - free.

Details:

11am open

12.00: Walk with the Friends of St Thomas Railways Station

1.45pm Walk with local historian Christine Trigger

3.00pm Short Talk from Tony Lethbridge

All day: Working Model Railway! Displays. Film. Slideshows.Photos.

4pm close

Refreshments from the Friends of ST Library (Frostlib) - donation.

Email: stthomas.library@devon.gov.uk

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Curious About Exeter

Event Date: 
30/06/2016 - 9:00am to 31/12/2017 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter City Centre, starting from Northenhay Gardens

Are you curious about Exeter? Looking for an activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Exeter a unique and compelling city!

You’ll get everything – detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers in the back!), and salty stories about Exeter's history.

www.curiousabout.co.uk/exeter

Enjoy being curious!

The History of Christmas

Event Date: 
21/12/2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Where did Christmas come from and how have people celebrated it through the ages? Come along to our fun-packed Christmas workshop in the Pearson Education Centre to find out! From Christmas trees to carol-singing, discover where these Christmas traditions came from. Experience a Medieval and Victorian Christmas and make your own Christmas crafts to take home with you. Suitable for ages 6-12. £6 per child.

Book online now or telephone 01392 285983

http://www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/event/all-events/christmas-activities...

Christmas at Killerton: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Event Date: 
21/11/2015 - 10:00am to 03/01/2016 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Killerton, Broadclyst, near Exeter, EX5 3LE

The magical world of Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is brought to life at Killerton. You can see the house transformed into scenes from the classic fairy-tale. Wrapping up warm to follow the outdoor family trail, take part in activities and see if you can spot the willow reindeer under thousands of twinkling lights.The estate stays open until 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays in December so you can fall in love with Killerton at dusk. The shop will be selling beautiful gifts, Christmas trees and local produce and the cafe and restaurant will serve up delicious treats. Bring the whole family...

Singing the Past: Being Human Festival 2015

Event Date: 
14/11/2015 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Guildhall, High St, Exeter. EX4 3EB.

Songs and ballads form a unique connection between the past and the world in which we now live. Engagement with popular songs, whether by singing or listening, is an important part of life today, just as it was in the past, and music forms a central element in the cultural legacy we leave for future generations. Work and play, war and peace, love and loss, crime and punishment – all these aspects of human existence are preserved in the songs people sang as part of their daily lives. This event offers a musical exploration of songs from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. Come and join us...

Singing the Past: Being Human Festival 2015

Event Date: 
13/11/2015 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
The Walronds, 6 Fore St, Cullompton. EX15 1JL

Songs and ballads form a unique connection between the past and the world in which we now live. Engagement with popular songs, whether by singing or listening, is an important part of life today, just as it was in the past, and music forms a central element in the cultural legacy we leave for future generations. Work and play, war and peace, love and loss, crime and punishment – all these aspects of human existence are preserved in the songs people sang as part of their daily lives. This event offers a musical exploration of songs from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. Come and join us...

Singing the Past: Being Human Festival 2015

Event Date: 
12/11/2015 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
The Chapel of St Clare at Livery Dole, Magdalen Road, Exeter. EX2 4TU.

Songs and ballads form a unique connection between the past and the world in which we now live. Engagement with popular songs, whether by singing or listening, is an important part of life today, just as it was in the past, and music forms a central element in the cultural legacy we leave for future generations. Work and play, war and peace, love and loss, crime and punishment – all these aspects of human existence are preserved in the songs people sang as part of their daily lives. This event offers a musical exploration of songs from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. Come and join us...

Edgy Edwardians

Event Date: 
28/11/2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Saturday 28th November 2015, 10.00-12.00

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!

This week our theme is EDGY EDWARDIANS. What happened after Queen Victoria died? Explore what life for children was like in the early 20th century. Board the HMS Titanic, make Edwardian toys and create a poppy wreath to remember the First World War.

Suitable for ages 6-12 (children can be left and collected at the end of the session)....

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