Burn the Curtain’s new outdoor project brings magic to Exeter’s local parks with The Imaginarium of Us

Exeter-based outdoor theatre company, Burn the Curtain believe that any place can be magical, and any one of us can create magical moments. Their new community project ‘The Imaginarium of Us’ is proof of this, as they’ve been working with the community and some great local artists to create a fantastical museum celebrating things that are special to us in the green spaces Exeter folk know and love. Collaborating with audiences is at the heart of what they do, helping them to celebrate the places that they love, as well as tell great stories. As shared public space is becoming scarcer,...

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Care worker discount helps Exeter family find their perfect home with Taylor Wimpey

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 08/28/2020 - 1:50pm

A registered nurse and his family are looking forward to moving into their perfect home having been able to make use of Taylor Wimpey’s Care Worker Discount.

Humberto de Matos, 36, is buying a new home at Taylor Wimpey’s Riverside Walk development in Exeter with his wife Joana, 32, a dentist, and their six-month-old son. Having moved from Porto, Portugal, to a rental property in London, the couple were looking for a more permanent base close to the coast.

Humberto said: “We wanted a house we could simply move into, without doing renovations or worrying about problems that...

Council commits to reopening Riverside pool in 2020 and says the facility will be better than ever 

Councillors have reaffirmed their commitment to reopening the pool at the Riverside Leisure Centre as soon as crucial repair works are completed.

Leading councillors took part in a site visit to see progress on work to repair major structural weaknesses at the building which were discovered following a major fire in 2017.

The on-site team explained how detailed surveys have found significant, major defects in the building which will require the roof structure and pool surround area to be rebuilt.

A significant part of the roof area will need to be replaced, whilst...

Comedy and Christianity in Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 02/10/2018 - 4:24pm

Can comedy and Christianity really go together?

For a Sunday night out, you probably wouldn’t put going to church as a place where you can enjoy a good laugh.

But Rediscover Church in Northernhay Street, Exeter, is hosting an event this month which hopes to change all that – and even better, tickets are completely free!

They’re inviting people in Exeter to come along for a comedy show on Sunday 18th February from Scotsman Mark Ritchie who is bringing his critically acclaimed tour ‘God Only Knows’ to Devon.

Mark performs in comedy clubs, theatres and churches...

New art residencies will help people discover riverside parks

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:01am

Two artists are creating opportunities for people to explore, reflect on and shape the future of Exeter’s green spaces.

The artwork is part of an overall plan to improve the Riverside Valley Park, which is loved by visitors and residents of Exeter alike.

Exeter City Council, which owns the land, has identified ways to improve the Park, set out in the Riverside and Ludwell Valley Park Masterplan. Suggestions include more opportunities for adventurous play, new orchards and flower-rich meadows.

Environmental artist, Anne-Marie Culhane’s project ‘FLOW’ will work with...

Major fire at Riverside Leisure Centre

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Posted: Tue, 02/21/2017 - 7:19pm

Ten pumping appliances are attending a fire at the Riverside Leisure Centre, Cowick Street, Exeter.

The fire was reported in the first floor sauna, and the health suite was confirmed as well alight.

Appliances are attending from Danes Castle, Middlemoor, Topsham, Exmouth, Crediton, Ottery St Mary, Cullompton, Teignmouth, Bovey Tracey and the aerial appliances from Torquay and Exeter.

There is a lot of smoke from the building. Twenty people were removed from the swimming pool and the leisure centre has been evacuated.

Six breathing apparatus, two main jets...

New Waves in Professional Boxing

United Fight Events, a premium event, showcasing the very best in combat sports. There has been a meteoric rise in martial arts within the last 5 years with the different arts and styles gaining huge attention.

United Fight Events currently showcases Muay Thai and Traditional Boxing and will host its first, much anticipated event, #UNFC1, on October 22nd at Riverside Leisure Centre in front of 1100 supporters.

The main event features Marcel Gaines, who has recently returned from three years of competition at the highest level in Thailand, who will be competing against Leif...

Family-friendly fundraising event

Event Date: 
03/09/2016 - 3:00pm
Riverside Leisure Centre, Exeter

A Fundraising Event has been planned for Exeter Forest School Kindergarten, to raise funds for a new outdoor classroom, to enable young children to learn and experience the outdoors.

The event will bring together families across Exeter at Riverside Leisure Centre on Saturday 3rd September from 3pm until 7pm to enjoy a range of games and activities for all ages, including a giant inflatable assault course and forest school activities. Food and drinks will be available throughout the event as well.

Looking towards the evening, attendees will be able to enjoy live music from...

Work to go ahead at Exeter railway arches

Work to prevent access and stop anti-social behaviour taking place under the railway arches in St Thomas is to go ahead.

Exeter City Council has approved £50,000 funding for the arches to be properly fenced off.

Cllr Rob Hannaford, Lead Councillor for Place, said the work would be carried out in response to complaints from local residents and traders about ongoing anti-social behaviour (ASB). The work will be carried out after contractors have been appointed and necessary permissions obtained from landowners including Network Rail. The work will include specialised cleaning...

Women's Running 10k comes to Exeter

On Sunday (26 June) Women’s Running magazine, Solgar Vitamins and its Women’s Running 10K race will be arriving in Exeter for the first time, promising a fun, friendly and supportive atmosphere at the picturesque Riverside Valley Park.

The race is expected to be filled with women of all ages and abilities taking to the start line.

Previous events around the country have seen an increasing amount of women taking part, showing that year on year, more and more women are hitting the pavements to run together.

Riverside Park is a beautiful location to run through - it...