Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 10/23/2015 - 5:38pm

Your essential guide to what’s on in and around Exeter this weekend


The Rogues Gallery IV
Friday, 7.30pm, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
Award winning comedy, burlesque, music and magic come together once more in one fantastic show. The Rogues Gallery brings a modern twist and a hint of darkness to the Victorian vaudeville variety genre. Be prepared to be blown away!  Tickets £12 (over 16s only).

Student fashion show a sell-out sensation

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 10/19/2015 - 11:31am

The Charity Fashion Show on 8 October at The Maynard School been hailed a sensational success, raising nearly £1000 for the education charity, Plan UK.

Organised by Sixth Form student, Lucie Rising, from its conception to completion, the show boasted a distinctly French theme to celebrate the close of Paris Fashion Week the previous day.

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 09/18/2015 - 9:47pm

Your guide to what’s on in and around Exeter this weekend (18-20 September)


Winter Wedding Show

Event Date: 
29/11/2015 - 11:00am
HIghbullen Hotel, Chittlehamholt, Devon

On Saturday 22nd August, Highbullen Hotel in Chittlehamholt, North Devon, hosted its first ever Boutique Wedding Showcase.

Guests were treated to some of the very best local artisans and quality suppliers, including VW Camper Van Hire, Glitz Photobooth, Frilly Frocks, Dream Wedding Makers, Bentley cars and much more.

Recycling roadshow rolls into Exmouth

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:19am

Scores of people came along to East Devon District Council’s Feniton recycling road show on Saturday to pick up top tips on how to recycle more and throw away less.

The event was held in the village to help householders prepare for the new improved recycling collection service which is being trialled in the area, and in Exmouth (The Colony), from mid-September.

Next Saturday (August 29) the road show rolls in to the Imperial Recreation Ground in Exmouth from 11am to 2pm and everyone is invited to come along and have a chat with the council’s recycling and waste team.

Riding Lights serve up Baked Alaska in Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:33am

Baked Alaska: Time to Change the Temperature

Riding Lights Theatre Company comes to Exeter to serve up a sharp and deliciously comic slice of Baked Alaska - bringing interconnecting stories of the wild and unpredictable effects of climate change from the four corners of the earth.

Scientists, farmers, oil magnates, climate warriors, prophets, mothers, journalists and others just like you and me – we’re all in the mix and hungry for a recipe of hope. In the struggle over power, some sound the warming bell, some blow hot and cold, while others make a pudding of the planet.

Wyrd Sisters

Event Date: 
13/08/2015 - 7:30pm to 15/08/2015 - 7:30pm
Victory Hall, Broadclyst

Broadclyst Theatre Group presents Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters.

The amazing Discworld arrives in Broadclyst on its journey on the back of the Four Elephants atop the Great A'Tuin a star travelling turtle.

Watch as the three witches navigate politics, kings, fools and the Theatre.

Tickets £9,  £6.50 children under 14 from or Choccie Bar in Exeter’s Gandy Street or Broadclyst Post Office.

The Tommy Cooper Show

Event Date: 
17/07/2015 - 3:00pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

The Tommy Cooper Show features West End star Daniel Taylor as Tommy Cooper, in the knockout performance of the year.

The show comes with a fabulous supporting cast, and all of your favourite jokes. Gareth Jones (formerly Gaz Top) stars as Miff Ferrie, along with Sharon Byatt as Gwen Cooper.

Between the story, the gags and the magic, and Daniel’s incredible portrayal of showbusiness legend Tommy Cooper, this promises to be a very special show.

This production has the blessing of Tommy’s estate, and his daughter Vicky.

Friday 17th July 3pm & 7.30pm

Judi: Crescendo of complaints grows

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Sun, 06/28/2015 - 10:46am

Just two posts on BBC Devon’s Facebook page about the departure of Judi Spiers have attracted almost 1,000 comments.

Meanwhile, another 1,000 people have backed a campaign called @bringbackjudi on Facebook and Twitter.

It appears that although BBC bosses had hoped the crescendo of complaints would die down after Judi’s last show, on Friday, they appear to be gaining momentum.

The target for most of the criticism is the station’s managing editor, Mark Grinnell.

Judi social media revolution grows

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Sat, 06/27/2015 - 11:42am

A social media revolution is growing over the decision by BBC Radio Devon boss Mark Grinnell to axe the Judi Spiers show.

Hundreds of people have taken to Twitter and Facebook to express their anger and dismay.

A Facebook post announcing Judi’s last show this morning had received more than 100 comments in just over an hour meanwhile, a statement made online by Mr Grinnell yesterday has attracted a whopping 550 responses.

A campaign set up on both twitter and facebook called Bring Back Judi has almost 1,000 followers.