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Bumper day of fun at farm open day

Authored by McQueenie Mulholland
Posted: Tue, 06/05/2018 - 6:10am

AS if running a busy beef and arable farm, as well as one of Exeter’s only butcher’s shops, wasn’t enough, local farmers Neil and Sally Grigg are soon to be opening their gates to the public, as part of the national Open Farm Sunday scheme.

The Griggs, who run Burrow Farm in Broadclyst, near Exeter, have taken part in Open Farm Sunday before, and say that in the past it proved to be a great way to give people a fun, free day out in a location that wouldn’t normally be accessible to them.

Exeter Dissenters Graveyard open to visitors next weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 09/01/2017 - 8:48am

The Dissenters Graveyard in Exeter will be open to visitors between 11am and 4pm on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September as part of Heritage Open Days.

This is an opportunity to walk through the nearly restored graveyard and browse through the range of information on the histories of the Graveyard, of Dissent, of the monuments and the people associated with site.

At 2.30pm on Saturday, the West Gallery Quire in costume will sing hymns and psalm settings of the 18th and 19th Centuries.

Open gardens event in aid of Rowcroft Hospice

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 05/07/2017 - 9:39pm

Six gardens near Kingsteignton will be opening their gates to members of the public, to raise vital funds for Rowcroft Hospice in June.

The ‘Orchard Open Gardens’ event will take place on 18 June from 12 noon to 5pm. Entry will be £5 per person, with free entry for children.

Moretonhampstead gardens open for charity

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 05/07/2017 - 10:36am

The spring flowers in Moretonhampstead gardens Sutton Mead and Mardon must have loved the driest winter for decades.

The colours of the apple blossom, wisteria, rhododendrons and azaleas have never looked better. Both of these four acre gardens will be open in aid of The National Garden Scheme on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 19, 20, 21 May. 2-6pm.

There will be a sale of plants raised in the gardens and delicious homemade teas. Parking is available at both gardens and for anyone wishing to combine their visit with a walk on the moor, dogs on leads are welcome.

Charity garden opening

Event Date: 
19/05/2017 - 2:00pm to 21/05/2017 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Sutton Mead and Mardon, Moretonhampstead

The spring flowers in Moretonhampstead gardens Sutton Mead and Mardon must have loved the driest winter for decades.

The colours of the apple blossom, wisteria, rhododendrons and azaleas have never looked better. Both of these four acre gardens will be open in aid of The National Garden Scheme on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 19, 20, 21 May - 2pm-6pm.

There will be a sale of plants raised in the gardens and delicious homemade teas. Parking is available at both gardens and for anyone wishing to combine their visit with a walk on the moor, dogs on leads are welcome.

Bampton residents celebrate opening of new library

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 04/15/2017 - 12:44pm

Bampton residents and library staff were joined by Julie Dent CBE, Chair of Libraries Unlimited and local MP for Tiverton and Honiton Neil Parish, as they celebrated the successful relocation and official opening of the new Bampton Library on Thursday 6th April.

The library moved into its new, spacious and bright location within the Library and Resource Centre, Old Schoolroom, Bampton last month.

M&S to open new Exmouth foodhall

Authored by MandSSW
Posted: Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:28am

The new Marks & Spencer (M&S) Foodhall in Exmouth is set to open at 10am on Wednesday 29th March. Located on Royal Avenue, a stone’s throw from the railway station, the M&S Foodhall will feature a 24 seat Café, as well as the very best of M&S’s innovative and delicious food and drink products.

Open Auditions for "The Titfield Thunderbolt"

Event Date: 
26/03/2017 - 3:00pm to 5:15pm
Venue: 
The Blackmore Theatre, 10 Bicton Street, Exmouth, EX8 2RU

The Exmouth Players are holding auditions for their production of “The Titfield Thunderbolt”, a comedy by Philip Goulding, at The Blackmore Theatre, Bicton Street, on Sunday, 26th March 2017 starting at 3.00pm.

The play itself will run from Monday 3rd through to Saturday 8th July, including a Saturday matinee.

These auditions are open to you all.  You don’t have to be a member of The Exmouth Players or even have acted before.  Simply pop along and enjoy the occasion.

Riverside Leisure Centre to reopen this month

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Fri, 03/10/2017 - 5:16pm

Work has begun to reopen Exeter’s Riverside Leisure Centre following last month’s devastating fire.

A statement from Legacy Leisure, which operates Riverside Leisure Centre, on behalf of Exeter City council said: “Following the fire on 21 February, the damage has been assessed and work has now begun to reopen the leisure centre facilities in stages.

Open Auditions for "London Suite"

Event Date: 
12/02/2017 - 2:30pm to 5:15pm
Venue: 
The Blackmore Theatre, 10 Bicton Street, Exmouth, EX8 2RU

Open Auditions for "London Suite", a comedy play by Neil Simon and directed by Les Hunt.

Sunday, 12th February 2017 at 2.30pm taking place at The Blackmore Theatre, Bicton Street, Exmouth

These Auditions are open to you all, regardless of whether or not you are a member of The Exmouth Players or have or have not acted before.  We all have to start somewhere.

Production dates:  Mon 8th to Sat 13th May (including a Saturday matinee).

London Suite consists of the following four plays all of which take place in an old but very fashionable London Hotel:

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