Organisers of the Devon County Show are looking forward to joining colleagues from across the UK at the 60th national conference of the Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations (ASAO) in Torquay which starts on Sunday (November 6).
Ollie Allen, County Show Secretary and former chairman of the ASAO, said she was delighted that the event was returning to Devon.
She said: “We have some outstanding shows in this county and there can’t be anywhere better to shine the spotlight on these champions of our rural economy.”
Escape to Neverland this Christmas with Exeter Northcott Theatre and the boy who never grew up…
Join Wendy, John and Michael as they soar into the night sky with Peter, to a magical land of mermaids and fairy dust, where children can fly and all sorts of exciting adventures happen every day. But beware – danger is just around the corner. Captain Hook and the pirates are looking for revenge and Peter Pan is top of their list!
On Saturday 30 July, two rooms of the city centre's Exeter Phoenix will be taken over by LEGOⓇ fans and traders for the West Country Brick Show.
Show organisers, 'West Country Bricks', are a LEGO user group of adult fans from the South West who enjoy collecting, building, and customising LEGO, as well as sharing their passion for the hobby. They are also members of the Brickish Association, the largest LEGO User Group in the UK.
Then go along to Exeter College on Monday 20th June at 6pm for a pilot recording for a TV idea.
Comedian and author Tony Hawks (Q.I. Radio 4’s Just A Minute and I’m sorry I haven’t a Clue, author of Round Ireland With A Fridge) will be trying out his new and extremely silly quiz/game show called “Let’s Consult The Bucket”. Come and be a part of the live audience.
The show will not be broadcast – it is simply a tester to see if it works. Either way – fun is guaranteed – along with prizes for some of the audience.
Researchers from the University of Exeter will appear on BBC Two’s flagship science strand Horizon this week [8pm on Wednesday May 11] to talk about a form of therapy which is yielding promising results in helping people with dementia manage the effects of the condition and improve their everyday lives.
The programme will feature a clinical trial that investigates whether goal-oriented cognitive rehabilitation can help to improve engagement in everyday activities and overall enjoyment of life for people living with the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or vascular dementia.
Saltmine Theatre Company is delighted to announce their brand new theatre production ‘The Soul in the Machine: George Williams – YMCA Founder’ which will be performing at Belmont Chapel, Exeter on Saturday 21st May 2016.
“We are more than bodies to be fed to a machine. We are made for more than work. We have souls, we have spirits and somewhere in this dead city there must be a place for those things.”
Enjoy a show of cherished cars and steam engines from local owners, ranging from vintage era to modern day cult classics with a barbecue, bouncy castle and games, our first classic car show will be a great day out for all the family.
Entry on the gate - £2, family (2 adults plus 2 children) £5.