Theatre on the Lawn – Treasure Island and children's drama workshop

Event Date: 
12/08/2013 - 10:45am
Escot Estate, Ottery St Mary

Take your family on a merry romp to the sunny Caribbee’ with Cambridge Touring Theatre’s swashbuckling musical adaptation of Treasure Island.

Join our two young heroes - Jim and Ruth - as they find a treasure map and set sail for adventure.

Suitable for all ages, this open-air performance is interactive, full of laughs and catchy tunes. Picnic on the grass with the whole family - there’s something for everyone in Cambridge Touring Theatre’s acclaimed productions.

Boys and girls are invited to come along in their best pirate costume. And for those aged 5-10, there’s...

Imaginative writing workshop at A la Ronde

Why not take advantage of a long summer evening by attending an imaginative writing workshop at A la Ronde?

The workshop, held from 5.30pm to 8.30pm on Thursday 4 July, is led by short story writer, Meredith Miller.

Fiction and fiction and non-fiction prose is the focus and Meredith hopes to use the unique history of the property as a starting point to inspire writers of all levels to develop their voice and use their imagination. To get those literary and creative thought processes flowing there will be a pre-workshop guided tour of the house at 4pm.

Meredith says...

Holiday Cookery Workshops for Kids

Event Date: 
12/08/2013 - 9:00am to 5:30pm
St Peters School, Quarry Lane, EX

Join us in our fun kitchen sessions to cook up a storm. Our Fun Kitchen sessions in Exeter are where you can meet like minded budding chefs to learn cooking techniques and produce some culinary masterpieces!

Join our very own Devon Life and Pride of Devon award-winning teacher, and fantastic team of teaching professionals who bring cooking to life!

You'll be making your own lunch, creating some tasty bakes, plus grown ups will love that you'll be making a family dish to take home at the end of the day!

Just bring yourselves - we provide ingredients, recipe cards to...

Experimental Drawing Workshop

Event Date: 
22/08/2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Exeter Phoenix

Experiment with drawing and mark-making techniques using a variety of materials to unlock your creative potential. This fun and surprising workshop is suitable for all levels of ability and will also offer an insight into art history and contemporary art. Materials are provided.

Tickets: £15

Book here:

Photography Workshop (13-18yrs)

Event Date: 
02/08/2013 - 1:00pm
Exeter Phoenix

Come along and learn some new skills and experiment with your camera.

Tickets: £7.50 Book here:

Sculpture From Life one day workshop

Event Date: 
30/06/2013 - 10:30am
Exeter Phoenix

Use Devon clay and work from a life model to create your own Rodin with tutor Sarah John.

All attendees of this class get 20% hot drinks and Café Bar meals on the workshop day.

£36 (£31). To book a place visit

Cracking colour and fabulous fabrics with Naomi Cleaver

Event Date: 
06/07/2013 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Combe House, Gittisham, Devon

Naomi Cleaver, interior designer, writer and television presenter, is launching a new series of design workshops - great news for the 45% of homeowners that will spend a long weekend tackling DIY jobs* (and that means everything from a splash of paint on the walls to more strenuous renovations such as replacing the bathroom, kitchen or landscaping the garden).

And, with the amount we borrow to pay for our home improvement projects going up, rising 21% over the past five years from £7,932 to £9,570, Naomi’s courses focus on how to avoid costly mistakes and getting the best out of...

Ex-Dragon teaches students lesson in entrepreneurship

Ex- Dragons' Den panellist Doug Richard was on hand to give business advice to entrepreneurial University students on Friday. The event was held at the University’s Great Hall and was facilitated by Unite, their entrepreneur support unit.

During the workshop, which ran all-day from 9.30am until 5.30pm, Doug gave a series of talks which aimed to build up a ten-question-toolkit that students can use to help turn a brilliant idea into a success. To Richard, success is just about doing ‘a series of actions in a certain order’. He believes ‘entrepreneurship is learnable’ and wants to...

'Experimental Drawing' workshop at Exeter Phoenix

Authored by Liz Vizard
Posted: Wed, 01/23/2013 - 7:06pm

Offered the opportunity by Exeter Phoenix to take part in a new one-day workshop at the lively arts centre and write about it for The Exeter Daily , I agreed with alacrity. I signed up for 'Experimental Drawing' thinking it might give my drawing practice the kick-start it needed.

The group of ten who gathered on Monday morning came with widely differing experience and expectations. ‘Experimental’ could sound intimidating, but at least one participant interpreted it as open to those with little technical expertise. This proved to be true as there was no assumed knowledge and no...

Family Creative Writing Workshops: Kaleider's Ancient Sunlight - Leadership

Event Date: 
26/10/2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Exeter Central Library, Meeting Room 4

Creative Workshop with Writer Shiona Morton

Location: Meeting Room 4, Exeter Central Library, Castle Street, Exeter

For Extrememe Imagination we would like to invite you, your brothers and sisters and friends, your parents and carers, your grandparents, even your great grandparents, to come and create stories with us in Exeter Central Library.

In the workshops you will work with some brilliant writers, artists and scientists to create stories around the themes of Love, Leadership, Food, Technology and Justice. The workshops might involve creative writing, poetry,...