A Perfect Day Festival

Event Date: 
03/07/2022 - 10:30pm
Powderham Castle, Kenton

After almost 2 years of staying in, Summertime 2022 looks set to be the season we can return to our friends, to festivals and dancing in the beautiful British Countryside. Established promoters Killimanjaro launch their first of a series of scenic location events, for all ages, that will sit comfortably in the festival season for a blissful day out in the glorious grounds of Powderham Castle in Exeter on 3rd July.

Multi Platinum, Multi Brit & Grammy award winner David Gray, returns to the stage, celebrating 20 years since the release of his formative album ‘White Ladder’ one...

Appeal for witnesses to Kenton crash

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 01/09/2018 - 6:05am

A man has been seriously injured following a collision in Kenton on Friday 5 January 2018.

The incident happened at approximately 6.20pm on unclassified road near Black Forest Lodge in Kenton and involved an Isuzu pick-up vehicle.

The vehicle collided with trees resulting in the driver, a man in his 30s, becoming trapped in the vehicle.

Ambulance, Police and Specialist Fire and Rescue crews attended the scene and the man was taken to hospital with life-changing injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident and ask anyone with information to...

Exeter primary school and law firm bring Christmas cheer to Moldova

Authored by Philippa2
Posted: Thu, 11/23/2017 - 2:49pm

An Exeter primary school and a solicitors’ office have joined forces to bring some Christmas cheer to people in the poorest country in Europe.

Children at Kenton Primary School and staff at Gilbert Stephens solicitors have put together dozens of festively decorated boxes of presents for those living in poverty in Moldova, formerly part of Romania.

The shoeboxes all contain basic items such as soap, toothbrushes and facecloths, warm hats and gloves, along with notebooks, pens, coloured pencils, and sweets. Boxes for children contain small toys and games.

The boxes...

I can’t wait – Olly’s message for Devon fans

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 03/30/2017 - 4:34pm

Pop idol Olly Murs is today telling fans how much he is looking forward to playing live at Powderham Castle on Saturday, July 29.

Up to 12,000 fans are likely to see Olly, whose latest album 24 Hrs was his fourth consecutive number one hit. The popular singer-songwriter is one of British music’s biggest stars with record sales exceeding 10 million and demand for Powderham tickets has been high.

He said: “We’ve played at the castle before; the venue is iconic – being on stage and seeing a castle – I mean it’s pretty awesome really!

“These are fun gigs, gigs I wanted...

20 years service and promotion for top stylist

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 02/20/2017 - 9:39am

Following on from their triumphant fundraiser to celebrate 20 years of business and raise money for local charity Force Cancer, Organic Colour Systems Salon, Ragamuffins Hair in Kenton are now celebrating a more personal achievement!

Bec Vowdon has been with Ragamuffins since the very beginning, and is celebrating her own achievement of 20 years service.

Fully qualified with a wealth of knowledge and extensive training behind her, Bec has developed and grown with the business and become a pillar in the day to day running of the salon providing outstanding support for salon...

Ragamuffins Hair raises £5,000 for Force

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 12/01/2016 - 7:46am

Ragamuffins Hair located in Kenton, Exeter, recently celebrated their 20th Anniversary by giving back to their community and hosting a charity event to raise money for local Exeter cancer support charity, Force (Friends of the Oncology and Radiotherapy Centre, Exeter).

To celebrate 20 years of business, salon owner Nikki Farrant and the Ragamuffins team held a fundraising event to raise awareness and money for Force Cancer Charity, a local charity who work to raise money to aid research, purchase state of the art equipment to improve cancer treatment and provide support to cancer...

Ragamuffins Hair celebrates 20 years by giving back to Kenton

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 11/03/2016 - 8:58am

Organic hair salon, Ragamuffins Hair is celebrating 20 years of providing naturally healthier hair services to the people of Devon, and what better way to celebrate than by giving back to their community.

In 1996 the hair salon opened its doors in the South Devon village of Kenton, offering hairdressing services unlike any other salon and using a relatively unheard of natural and organic based product line, Organic Colour Systems.

This was in a time before natural and organic beauty was anywhere near mainstream and perhaps could have been seen as a risk by some, but...

Powderham’s fallow deer welcome new additions to the herd

In May, Powderham’s deer park welcomed 50,000 music revellers to enjoy Radio 1’s Big Weekend, a momentous occasion for the region.

Whilst things were starting to calm down a little in the deer park, it wasn’t for long with the deer recently welcoming new additions to the herd, following the birth of fawns over the past couple of weeks.

The energetic fawns have been getting used to life in the deer park, frolicking in the ‘nursery’ area, close to the site music lovers watched the highly anticipated homecoming performance from Coldplay.

The park has altered very...

Teignmouth Art Society's summer sketching day a success

On Thursday 17th June, Powderham Castle welcomed members of Teignmouth Art Society for the beginning of their summer sketching season.

This year, the event drew a record number of artists on the day, with 25 members attending. This included a mix of novice and experienced artists, with many taking inspiration from Powderham’s deer park.

The magical setting of Powderham Castle is a firm favourite with Teignmouth Art Society, who have visited Powderham at the start of their season for a number of years.

Des Maxwell Clark, Vice-Chairman of Teignmouth Art Society...

Toby's Garden Festival set for lift off

Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival returns to Powderham Castle with some of the country’s best plant specialists, gardening stars and plenty of delicious local food, craft, live music and fun.

Gardens come in all sizes and whether you have an acre or a window box, a bare square of earth or a shady spot, you can grow a beautiful garden. Let your creativity take root at Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival at Powderham Castle and soak up inspiration from amazing and colourful nurseries, demonstrations and gardening experts. Nowhere else in the South West can you find such diversity of...