October

Strictly Sherlock!

Event Date: 
14/10/2021 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre

Join the king of the detectives as he brings to life some of his greatest and most baffling cases. This original one-man show has been adapted from the originals written by Arthur Conan Doyle. We eschew the excesses and deviations of other adaptations and return to the original source material. An evening of deliciously atmospheric theatre. With tales from his most chilling cases: “The Sussex Vampire”, “The Creeping Man” and “The Devil's Foot! Expect nothing but Strictly Sherlock!

Jonathan Goodwin returns as Sherlock Holmes, in a show scripted by himself and co-directed by Goodwin...

Health and wellbeing charity puts best foot forward for the Great West Run

EXETER health and wellbeing charity the CITY Community Trust is standing by its values and has 30 runners training for the Great West Run – the largest team from one single organisation to take part in this year’s race.

And the charity is supporting two other causes – Exeter Sports Fund and Children’s Hospice South West.

The CITY Community Trust (CCT), which works in partnership with Exeter City Football Club, delivers health, education, wellbeing and physical activity programmes to more than 45,000 members of the community every year.

And to reflect the programmes...

Trick or Treat with the Treehouse Trolls

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 10/12/2015 - 11:53am

Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park is launching its brand new spooky attraction, Trick or Treat with the Treehouse Trolls this October half term.

Guests brave enough to take a trek into the spooky Wilderness will come face to face with the mischievous Treehouse Trolls. A trick or treat is in store for guest of all ages, but the question is, “do you dare to enter the creepy treehouse to see what fate waits.”

The legendary Witch’s Cavern returns to Devon’s Crealy with ghastly surprises at every turn. The Crealy witches awake from their summer time slumber ready to spook and...

A pay and a ploy get your kids eating carrots!

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 09/25/2015 - 10:11am

Amongst all the cake guzzling, sweet quaffing and sugar-hyped activities on offer for kids this half term, there is another event in town that promises not only to entertain the children but to get them truly excited by carrots and the good stuff! Tortoise & Hare: Making a Meal of Storytelling re-imagines Aesop’s fable to look at the conflict between slow and fast food.

Hare is a fun but unreliable chocoholic whilst her friend Tortoise is moody, slow but a rather fine chef.

They set off on a race to see who can deliver a meal faster to their party guests. Whilst Hare...

Outspoken Starkey coming to Exeter

David Starkey, the UK’s leading constitutional historian, will be visiting the Exeter Northcott Theatre in October.

Known for his forthright views, David will be talking about the 13th century agreement that, imperfect though it was, limited for the first time the power of the monarch by stating the basic rights, privileges, and liberties of leading citizens and clergy.

There are few more stimulating thinkers, and few who understand better the way the most powerful have thought throughout our history.

His assessment of the situation then, and how our constitution...

Zombie Ball returns to Exeter

Exeter’s annual Halloween Zombie Ball returns to The Lemongrove Exeter on Friday 30th October with its strongest line up to date.

Headliners Young Guns will be joined with the likes of Feed The Rhino, The Dirty Youth, Forever Never ,The One Hundred and more split over 2 stages.

Now in its sixth year organisers The Mike James Rock Show say that this regional showcase has caught the attention of more national acts with bands asking if they can be added to the line up.

"We still have a few surprises in store that we are yet to announce," said Mike & Dann the key...

Free support at Living with Diabetes Day

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:45pm

Healthcare professionals will lead workshops on diabetes care at the Living with Diabetes Day in Exeter on October 22 from 9.30am – 4.30pm.

The free ‘Living with Diabetes Day’ organised by Diabetes UK is aimed at helping people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in the last few years to access the essential information they need to live well with the condition.

Healthcare professionals will provide information on local healthcare and the services available to people with Type 2 diabetes in the area. Experts will give workshops on the practical elements of living...

A pressing engagement at the Knapp!

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:34am

There’s a nip in the air in the mornings, so it can only mean one thing.

The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness is upon us – and it’s time for apple pressing at the Knapp Community Nature Reserve on Station Road in Sidmouth.

Come along on Sunday 4 October between 10am and 1pm to help the East Devon District Council Countryside team pick, chop and press the apples.

You can also bring some of your own apples along to press – remember to bring a container to take some juice away with you. This is a free event and everyone is welcome.

For more information...

Educational diabetes event near Exeter

Diabetes UK will run one of a national series of free educational events to provide expert advice and information for people recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in Exeter in October.

The ‘Living with Diabetes Day’ will be held at Exeter Racecourse on Wednesday, October 22. The events are being held at 80 locations across the UK and it is expected that 10,000 people with Type 2 diabetes will attend them over the next two years.

The one-day events are aimed at helping people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in the last few years and to provide them with...

A bumper crop to be celebrated at the Killerton cider and apple weekend

In stark contrast to last autumn, the Killerton National Trust estate near Exeter is celebrating a bumper crop of apples at this weekend’s Killerton cider and apple festival. On Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October, months of apple picking at Killerton culminates in an annual family festival to mark National Apple Day. The orchard is festooned with bunting, stalls are scattered between the apple trees and the amazing smell of a hog roast will greet visitors at the gates. Helen Trebble, Killerton Community Access Officer said: “This weekend we invite families to grab a sack and join us in the...

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