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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)....

Genteel Georgians

Event Date: 
21/11/2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Saturday 21st 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 GENTEEL GEORGIANS. Come and discover an exciting time in Britain's history where men wore makeup and ladies wore gigantic wigs! Make a Georgian fan to pass on secret messages, decorate a Georgian tile, and watch out for pirates in the meantime!

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

Exhibition: Music, ancient and modern

Event Date: 
14/11/2015 - 9:30am to 22/11/2015 - 9:30am
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Saturday 14th until Sunday 22nd November 2015

From a 13th century missal constraining chant music to a 21st century composition based n the 10th century Exeter Book, via a letter written by Henry Purcell and records of payments to members of the choir, Exeter Cathedral Library and Archives has a wealth of information about music over the centuries.

Visiting information

The exhibition is open during normal Cathedral opening hours.

Admission to this exhibition is included in the Cathedral's admission charge. Find out why we charge tourists to visit the...

Naughty Normans

Event Date: 
14/11/2015 - 11:15am
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Saturday 14th 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 NAUGHTY NORMANS. The Normans have invaded! Find out about how Britain changed when William the Conqueror became King. Do you have 'Norman Style'? Become a Norman by building castles and decorating Norman shields.

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

Glorious Greeks

Event Date: 
07/11/2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Saturday 7th 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 GLORIOUS GREEKS. Did you know Ancient Greeks invented the theatre? Make a comedy or tragedy mask to make someone laugh or cry! Find out about the gods, heroes and monsters in Greek Mythology, and decorate a vase with images of these stories.

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

Epic Egyptians

Event Date: 
31/10/2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Saturday 31st October, 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 EPIC EGYPTIANS. What made the Egyptians so epic? Come and find out! Find out about the gruesome process of mummification and make your own mummy. Plus have a go at making a cartouche and writing in hieroglyphs

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

Booking information...

Lunchtime Bite: Veitch Nurseries

Event Date: 
26/10/2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Wednesday 28th October 2015, 13.00-14.00

With a passion for plants, and a keen interest in landscape and gardens, Caradoc Doy has been a professional horticulturist for almost 25 years. His talk will cover a brief history of the remarkable Veitch family nurseries, based in Exeter during the 19th and 20th centuries.

It will highlight some of the historical Veitch features still to be seen in Exeter today, as well as shedding light on some of the horticultural achievements still recognised by the gardening world to this day.

This event will take place in either the...

Crazy Cavemen

Event Date: 
24/10/2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Saturday 24th October, 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 CRAZY CAVEMEN.Discover the oldest people we know about! Have a go at cave painting art and make a Stone Age ornament to take home.

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

Booking information

£6 per session, discount when booking all six sessions. Telephone...

Micrographia Day

Event Date: 
24/10/2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Saturday 24th October 2015, 10.00-16.00 in the Chapter House

In 1665 Robert Hooke published ‘MICROGRAPHIA’ – the first fully illustrated book on microscopy. Suddenly Hooke’s readers could see a whole new world of tiny things, and answer questions like ‘how does a nettle sting?’ and ‘why can a flea jump so far?’.

To celebrate the 350th anniversary of Micrographia and its beautiful illustrations, Exeter Cathedral is hosting a fun day of microscopy and drawing for all ages.

Come along and . . .

· Look at specimens through modern microscopes, helped by staff and...

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