Music

Blood Moon Rising

Authored by Proteus
Posted: Thu, 07/26/2018 - 9:13am

The 12th annual Lapstock Music Festival is set to be the most memorable yet as the longest lunar eclipse this century will take place on Friday evening to provide a spectacular backdrop for festival goers and dedicated stargazers.

The eclipse gives the moon an eerie deep red tinge when it passes through the shadow cast by Earth and according to the Met Office forecast, the good weather in the West will make Devon one of the hotspots to see it.

History shows that Blood Moons have been revered and feared in equal measure but in reality it is a moment when three celestial...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 07/15/2018 - 9:19am

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (13-15 July):

THEATRE

The Comedy of Errors Friday & Saturday, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter Set sail for Greece with Exeter Little Theatre Company as it brings William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors to life. http://www.barnfieldtheatre.org.uk/ Amendments Friday & Saturday, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter John Chesterton works in a world where political correctness is paramount. Fear of offending an increasingly sensitive populus is widespread, and any language deemed inappropriate or discriminatory is...

GWR boost for Lapstock

Authored by Proteus
Posted: Thu, 07/12/2018 - 7:08am

Train operating company Great Western Railway (GWR) has come to the rescue of Lapstock, the annual mid-Devon music festival by agreeing to stop trains at Lapford station for the duration of the highly popular event.

The agreement is a boost for festival organisers as access to Lapstock would have otherwise been restricted for those in the North of the county due to a prolonged closure of the A377 at Eggesford.

Festival Director, Steve Keable said: “Lapford station is on the beautiful Tarka Line from Barnstaple to Exeter and is only a couple of hundred yards from Lapford...

Hells Bells

Event Date: 
24/08/2018 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Exmouth Pavilion

Hells Bells are Back again as promised!

Formed in 1996 and hailing from Bristol, Hells Bells has evolved into perhaps the most well known and professional ACDC tribute band in the United Kingdom. Touring the length and breadth of Britain & Ireland for over 19 years playing the music of the legendary ACDC, Hells Bells have built up a loyal following of fans and continue to do so wherever they play.

The band play material from both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras, covering four decades of classic no-nonsense, foot stomping rock n roll! From the blistering scream of...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 07/08/2018 - 1:00pm

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (6-8 July).

THEATRE

Grimm Tales in The Garden Friday & Saturday, Bycott Gardens, School Road, Silverton Silverton’s summer bliss is set to be shattered as dark fairy tales take centre stage in the Mid Devon village. Strange creatures, characters and much-loved names from the brothers Grimm will star in a series of stories performed outside by The Silverton Luvvies old and young. Using the backdrop of the village’s medieval church and performed in a magical garden, the 200-year-old German fairy tales...

Over 30 acts booked for Lapstock

Authored by Proteus
Posted: Wed, 07/04/2018 - 11:35am

Music at the Mill will showcase local young talent

The 12th annual Lapstock Music Festival will feature over 30 acts on three stages over two days including an evening that will showcase some of the best young performers in Devon.

Located in mid-Devon at Lapford’s historic Mill on the River Yeo, the family oriented not-for-profit festival boasts both top-rate professional bands and performers as well as a range of activities for all to enjoy including drumming and didgeridoo workshops, children's storytelling, yoga, sculpture, jewellery making, a forest school and street...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 07/01/2018 - 11:29am

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend:

THEATRE

Born to Win Saturday, Exmouth Pavilion BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s favourite Italian Giovanni Pernice is extremely happy to be back out on the road with his 60 date tour, in a show he says is “even bigger and even better!” The show sees Luba Mushtuk return as his leading lady along with Dancing with Stars Ireland professionals Kai Widdrington, Giulia Dotta, Curtis Pritchard, and Emily Barker. They are joined by Stephen Vincent and Kylee Brown, who have both performed around the world in the...

Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime chance to see what's behind the big red wall

Authored by Alexis Bowater
Posted: Thu, 06/21/2018 - 2:19pm

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see what goes on behind the big red wall off Exeter’s Topsham Road has had unprecedented interest for a series of exclusive summer evening concerts.

Organisers at Wyvern Barracks say their first night of three is almost sold out. The events will see David FitzGerald from BBC Radio Devon hosting the 6 Rifles concerts along with folk superstar headliners Show of Hands and Devon choir The Lost Sound.

The three nights of summer shows called “100 years Behind the Red Brick Wall” will be filled with music and storytelling documenting a century...

Exeter Choral Society - Live and Vocal!

Authored by Exeter Choral Society
Posted: Tue, 06/19/2018 - 3:31pm

Exeter Choral Society (formerly Whipton Choral Society) was founded in 1943, when Exeter was a garrison town. Now celebrating our 75th year, we are curating an exhibition of the life and times of the choir.

Find out about the lives of early choir members, the fun and drama of choir life, what we do today and our plans for the future. If you are a former choir member or have had an association with us, please contact us to share your memories via http://www.exeterchoral.co.uk/contact-us.html.

This free exhibition will be open to the public on Saturday 13 October 2018 at St...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 06/09/2018 - 3:32pm

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (8-10 June).

THEATRE

The Simon and Garfunkel Story Friday, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter Direct from it’s success at London’s Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, a SOLD OUT Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more...

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