Ministers take part in virtual tour of Exeter College

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Sat, 06/27/2020 - 11:25am

Government Ministers attended a virtual tour of Exeter College as part of their plans to continue the gradual reopening of schools and colleges in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson MP and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Apprenticeships and Skills Gillian Keegan MP joined the College’s students, staff and leaders to discuss how the College adapted to online teaching and learning during the lockdown, how the College has further opened to more students from the 15th June 2020 and how the College is looking forward to...

A virtual day out with The Donkey Sanctuary

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 04/09/2020 - 5:30pm

On Easter Sunday, people will be able to catch up with the Sidmouth donkeys and mules by watching a series of live Facebook broadcasts from The Donkey Sanctuary.

For the first time ever, the international animal welfare charity will be bringing its visitor experience to the virtual world for a day of donkey interaction. Starting at 10am, viewers will be able to see how donkey-facing staff at the sanctuary are continuing to provide the highest level of care to their resident donkeys during this most difficult of times.

‘Sanctuary from your Sofa’ promises to be a day of...

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Event Date: 
25/03/2020 - 7:30pm to 26/03/2020 - 7:30pm
Exeter Corn Exchange

Embark on an epic adventure – via the big screen! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming to the Exeter Corn Exchange on 7-8 February and 25-26 March. The Banff Mountain Film Festival features a selection of adrenaline-packed films, starring athletes and explorers as they venture to the edge of their limits in remote corners of the planet. Witness the world’s best adventure film-makers telling stories of life-affirming journeys with stunning wilderness cinematography – all from the comfort of a cinema seat! As well as gripping short films and a celebratory festival atmosphere...

Chamber Opera Tours bring Jane Austen's Persuasion: A Musical Drama to Devon

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 08/29/2018 - 9:09pm

Barbara Landis, artistic director of Chamber Opera Tours, found Jane Austen’s language so perfect that it begged to be adapted to theatrical lyrics. The adapted original musical drama of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, which first premiered at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago in 2011, has been touring internationally since 2013.

This summer, Chamber Opera Tours will arrive in Paignton to perform a one-night-only performance at the Palace Theatre on 22 September at 7.30pm, on the heels of several performances at the 2018 Jane Austen Festival in Bath.

The performances are sell-outs...

UNIBET Premier League Darts

Event Date: 
01/03/2018 - 6:00pm
Westpoint Arena, Exeter

There is good news for dedicated Devon darts fans as the newly sponsored UNIBET Premier League is set to roll again in February 2018, hot on the heels of the Christmas Tungsten Fest that is the World Championships.

With Phil Taylor having retired and a new breed of exciting talent such as Darryl Gurney emerging, there is little doubt that the competition will be as fierce and electric as ever before.

Regarded by the players as the second toughest title to win, the UNIBET Premier League tours UK and European arenas over a four-month period with weekly clashes featuring the...

'Unseen' Bruce Springsteen Exhibition Tour to visit Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 02/01/2018 - 6:31am

The most extensive UK tour of fine-art photographs featuring Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band is set to visit Exeter in July. One of twelve dates nationwide, the tour visits a combination of great British horse racing courses & motor racing circuits, from Brands Hatch to Carlisle and Epsom to Oulton Park.

Hundreds of fans will head to the world-famous Exeter Racecourse as ‘Photographing Bruce Springsteen’ hits the road … a unique exhibition of shots taken by his tour photographer, Jo Lopez. This seventh stop on the tour will see the course exhibition hall transformed...

That's The Tour

Event Date: 
24/10/2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

Tuesday 24th October in the Cathedral 10.30

Join us on this family friendly tour that shows you the best parts of the Cathedral with many stories to tell. Spot the very cheeky choirboy and the hungry croc. Someone will get the chance to dress as a bishop or a chorister. You will also be given trinkets to lay at Bishop Lacy’s Tomb, to bring good luck and fortune to all on the tour. Booking information 4yrs+, booking essential, £7 per child, £7.50 per adult including Cathedral admission. Book online or telephone 01392 285983

Ocean Film Festival World Tour returns to Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 08/11/2017 - 1:18pm

Audiences will once again be able to immerse themselves in the wonders of the ocean without getting their feet wet, as the Ocean Film Festival World Tour returns to Exeter next month.

The tour is bringing a collection of the newest and most mesmerising ocean films to Exeter Corn Exchange on Friday 8 September.

Get up close and personal with the world’s weirdest marine creatures, witness rarely seen footage of the least-explored depths of the planet, and meet the unique characters who dedicate their lives to the sea’s salt spray – all on the big screen!


Exeter Deaf Academy drama students take enriched production on tour

Authored by Exeter Deaf Academy
Posted: Mon, 10/17/2016 - 6:25pm

Exeter Deaf Academy secondary students have been taking their enriched production of ‘A Little Man’s Holiday’ on tour to Exeter Library and the Barbican Theatre in Plymouth. Their tour started earlier this month at Exeter Library and continues to The Barbican on Monday 17th October with a special performance for schools, including Longcause Community Special School and Eggbuckland Vale Primary school.

Over the past 12 months, Exeter Deaf Academy’s secondary school Expressive Arts class have been working with the PaddleBoat Theatre Company to enrich ‘A Little Man’s Holiday’ with non...

Free tours of St James Park in Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 09/01/2016 - 12:41pm

Exeter City Football Club are offering special tours of their St James Park Stadium at 11am on 8 and 9 September.

The tours are part of Exeter City Council's Heritage Weekend (8-11 September) - an annual initiative that the Football Club has participated in for a number of years. The scheme offers members of the public the chance to visit (for free) historic buildings in Exeter.

The Exeter City Supporters Trust organises the stadium tours and stresses that this may be one of the last opportunities one will get to visit the historic Old Grandstand which was built in 1926 - a...