Strictly Sherlock!

Event Date: 
14/10/2021 - 7:00pm
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...

Step out in spooky Exeter this Halloween!

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:31am

On Tuesday (31 October), Exeter’s Red Coat Guides will be running their annual Spooks & Broomsticks tour of the city.

Discover more about the most haunted parts of Exeter, with fascinating, spooky tales suitable for all the family.

Tours start from 6.15pm and will be running regularly until 7pm. They are completely free of charge with no need to book, just turn up at the Richard Hooker statue on Cathedral Green and join a tour. Fancy dress is very welcome!

Normally an annual tradition, these popular Halloween tours were unable to run in 2016 due to the...

East Devon Countryside gets spooky!

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 10/24/2016 - 9:34am

Want to get spooked this half term? Then why not take part in a number of Halloween-themed events taking place in East Devon.

The Seaton Wetlands Halloween trail is taking place all this week up to Sunday 30 October, from 10am to 4pm. Pick up a map and follow the trail of spooky clues around the Wetlands. If you complete the trail, you win a treat.

Join the Countryside Rangers and make some great autumn crafts this week. Create owls using pine cones and autumnal lanterns using leaves at Cranbrook on Wednesday 26 October from 2 pm to 4 pm and at Seaton Wetlands on Thursday...

Spooky Fun Factory - free drop in making sessions

Event Date: 
26/10/2016 - 10:30am to 27/10/2016 - 10:30am
Devon Guild of Crafts

Join us this half term and Get Creative for 2 free fun days of drop in (Halloween) activities. Use materials provided to design a creepy conveyor belt of witches, wizards and ghosties for our spooky factory. 10.30am–12.30 & 1.30–4.00pm daily. Free, drop-in. Main gallery. Under 12 yrs supervised please. Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AF www.crafts.org.uk 01626 832223

Spooky face in 'supermoon'

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 09/28/2015 - 11:37am

An Exeter Daily reader did a double take when looking at pictures he had taken of last night's 'supermoon'!

For as he blew up the image taken on an iPhone, he spotted a grumpy face glaring down at the world.

David Jenkins, who lives in Spreyton, said the optical illusion initially spooked him.

"I was expanding the pictures to get a better look and I spotted what appeared to be a nose, eyes, mouth and head of hair," he said,

"It looked quite surreal, as if someone up there was scowling down at us."

The Moon turned red in the early hours of this...

Killerton pumpkin trails

Event Date: 
24/10/2015 - 11:00am to 01/11/2015 - 5:00pm
Killerton, Broadclyst, near Exeter

Explore the free trail to spot pumpkin faces hiding around the garden. Make a day of it and go off the beaten track to discover secret paths, the Bear’s hut and the ice house. Crunch leaves under your feet while you enjoy the natural beauty of this changing season. Normal admission fees apply. National Trust members and under 5s go free. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/killerton

Treat your teeth this Halloween

Authored by Lucie Simic
Posted: Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:29pm

Halloween is almost upon us, with it comes scary movies, ghost walks, silly costumes and, typically for children, filling buckets with chocolate, sweets and snacks.

But while the night may be fun and enjoyable for all, it could turn out to be a particularly ghastly for our teeth, says Mike Hesekth of The Exeter Dental Centre.

He said: "Letting children enjoy themselves but finding a compromise could help your child's oral health in the short and long term. And remember, it's not just children this applies too. After all, how many parents out there are dipping...

Spooky late-night opening at Knightshayes

Spook yourself silly this Hallowe’en at Knightshayes, on the outskirts of Tiverton, as the National Trust property goes all out with it’s All Hallows Eve celebrations and late night opening on Friday 31 October.

The late night opening is a first for the team at Knightshayes, as they look at new ways to help people explore the property and see it in a different light. There will be a spooky trail around the house and activities to help keep the kids occupied.

The gothic mansion lends itself well to the theme, as House Manager Sara Currant explained: “When I first moved to...

Half term Hallowe'en fun at Crealy Great Adventure Park

Event Date: 
27/10/2012 - 9:00am to 04/11/2012 - 4:00pm
Crealy Great Adventure Park, Sidmouth Road, Exeter

Join us for a spectacular week of spooky story telling with readings throughout the week by special guests. On the line-up are Judi Spires TV and radio presenter, David Lawrence Jones author of the Bradley Baker books, Michael Caines celebrity chef and Exeter City Football Club’s James Vittels.

Visit the Crealy Witch in her grotto, join in the reptile handling session on Monday 29 October with Dartmoor Reptiles, take part in the spooky games and pumpkin carving and don’t forget every paying child receives their own free pumpkin!

On Friday 2 Novemeber, Exeter City Football...