Charles Stanley sponsors charity workshop in Exeter

Leading wealth manager Charles Stanley recently sponsored a Board Talk Breakfast aimed at Charity Trustees and Chief Executives in Exeter, asking ‘Why is it so hard to find good Trustees?’ The workshop, held in conjunction with Shine Charity Recruitment and Devon Square Partners on 15th March, was attended by 45 people including trustees, senior managers and CEOs of local charities or professionals who specialise in the charity sector. This breakfast forms a series of events hosted by all three companies, focusing on issues such as developing the Board, fundraising, trading strategy and...

Soundcamp live audio streaming workshop

Event Date: 
19/04/2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
FabLab Devon, Exeter Library

Tickets & info here

Come and take part in a workshop to build an audio streaming device using a Raspberry Pi that you can site in your garden and broadcast to the world!

This event is in partnership with soundcamp to tie in with their soundtent event that takes place on 30 April to 1 May 2016.

Soundtent is a series of outdoor listening events on International Dawn Chorus Day, linked by Reveil: a 24 hour broadcast that tracks the sounds of daybreak, travelling West from microphone to microphone on sounds transmitted live by audio...

Introduction to Stonemasonry - workshop

Event Date: 
07/05/2016 - 10:00am to 08/05/2016 - 5:00pm
Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton EX6 6PB

A Dartmoor Arts project 2-day weekend course: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May 2016. At Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton EX6 6PB. 10am - 5pm, £60/£50

This is a comprehensive introduction to the skills, techniques, tools and purposes of stonemasonry with 2 experienced tutors, Trevor Clarke and Ben Martin. You will learn how to use and maintain tools, practice masonry and letter carving techniques and can work on a project of your own, carve an inscription or a 3D piece, or both. All materials and tools are provided. The course will include a tour of Castle Drogo, currently undergoing...

Champions in the workplace

Event Date: 
21/04/2016 - 7:30am to 9:00am
The Magdalen Chapter Hotel, Exeter, EX2 4HY

Do you know who are your champion workers?

Do you know who your future business leaders are?

Succession is one of the key challenges in any business, do it badly and the business fails, do it well and the business thrives. This session will help you to devise a means of identifying potential successors, whilst also ensuring your leadership teams are balanced for todays challenging world.

Not everyone needs to be at the peak of Mental Toughness, but understanding where you are and how to improve both your hardiness and resilience are key to a successful future....

What is your business culture?

Event Date: 
21/07/2016 - 7:30am to 9:00am
The Magdalen Chapter Hotel, Exeter, EX2 4HY

What is the culture that pervades your business?

How can you have impact upon your culture?

Culture is the dominant force in many modern businesses. It stops progress, prevents leaders from leading and fights change initiatives, if it is allowed to.

This session will allow you to understand the benefits of defining and mapping your organisation’s culture and the best methods of developing or changing it.

You will see return on investment as you will return to your workplace with tools that you will be able to utilise and use immediately.


Odd Socks - free puppetmaking for Easter

Event Date: 
29/03/2016 - 10:30am to 05/04/2016 - 4:00pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF

2 days of free sock-puppet making for kids. Tue 29 March & Tue 5 April, 2016. Main gallery. 10.30-12.30 & 1.30 - 4pm. FREE Free family drop-in workshops this Easter holiday. Transform material into unusual alien creatures. As part of our main exhibition about recycling textiles ('Make it OK'), you will create a puppet who can star in a mini movie and patch up our planet! Hand stitch, animate - and laugh! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in. No need to book. 01626 832223

Can you become a better leader?

Event Date: 
19/05/2016 - 7:30am to 9:00am
The Magdalen Chapter Hotel, Exeter, EX2 4HY

Has your business succeeded because of, or in spite of, your leadership?

How do you improve as a leader?

A business needs strategic leadership to thrive, succeed and to gain the greatest performance from its staff and resources. This session will help you to understand the importance of business leadership, define your own leadership style and measure your ability to lead a business against your own criteria.

Good leadership is about motivating and influencing your people to achieve more than the constraints and controls of management will allow; good management...

The Donkey Sanctuary’s living willow workshop

Event Date: 
11/03/2016 - 10:00am
The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth

The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth is hosting a living willow workshop on Friday 11 March from 10am – 4pm, using willow grown on their own farms to build tunnels and domes.

Enjoy a day outdoors learning a new skill by joining The Donkey Sanctuary for a living willow workshop. This is a hands-on workshop and by the end of the day you will be ready to tackle your own project at home.

Ruth Angell, Wildlife and Conservation Coordinator at The Donkey Sanctuary said: “We grow willow beds next to our muck heap so that any dirty water run off can be collected in tanks and then...

Choral Workshop - Verdi's requiem

Event Date: 
06/02/2016 - 9:30am
Mint Methodist Church, Exeter

Exeter Philharmonic Choir

Saturday 6th February 2016

9.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Mint Methodist Church, Exeter

Verdi Requiem – choral workshop led by Andrew Millington

£16 per person, including free tea/coffee and biscuit.

Score hire: £2

Book: online at or by telephone from EPC tickets 01392 499211

Edshack, the workshop time capsule recreating EDSAC

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 12/07/2015 - 5:33pm

A home workshop in Reading is today playing a vital role in the reconstruction of EDSAC, the Cambridge University machine that 65 years ago led the world’s computing revolution and today is being reconstructed and assembled at The National Museum of Computing on Bletchley Park where the process can be watched by Museum visitors.

The Reading workshop, affectionately named Edshack, belongs to James Barr, who not only has the rare skills required to help in the reconstruction of EDSAC, but also has a computing pedigree that can be traced directly to the machine that first ran before...