YMCA Exeter opens its door and invites you in
Have you ever wondered what happens behind the closed doors of a housing project for homeless young people? If so, you get the chance to see first hand as YMCA Exeter opens its door to the local community on Thursday 2nd October.
Creative youngsters began their two-week intensive Summer School at the Exeter Northcott Theatre last week. From 18 – 30 August participants, aged between 12 and 19, will be working with Polly Agg-Manning, Exeter Northcott Theatre’s Associate Director for ENGAGE, and a skilled team at the Exeter Northcott to develop a professional piece of theatre, Just So, which will culminate in a performance at the theatre on Saturday 30 August.
The views of students and young adults will play an important role in the battle to cut alcohol related crime and misuse in Devon and Cornwall.
It’s a top priority for Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg.
“There is no easy answer, but we need to initiate cultural change in our cities, towns and villages. We all need to ask ourselves what kind of place we want to live in? Being drunk is no excuse for behaving badly“ said Mr Hogg.
“The cost to our society, not just in policing terms, is massive. It’s unsustainable.”
Exeter City finished the 2013/14 season with a fine 2-0 victory against Hartlepool United at Victoria Park.
Jimmy Keohane and David Wheeler were the Grecians’ two goalscorers – both goals coming before the break – but with the result never going to be important for either team, one of the more important stats was the number of homegrown players that featured in the Exeter side.
With a sound hailed as 'unspeakably beautiful' by Gramophone, the Rodolfus Choir has established itself firmly over a period of thirty years as one of the leading young choirs in the United Kingdom; during which time they have developed a lasting reputation for their commitment to the very highest level of musicality. Comprising some of the finest young singers in the country, its members are all alumni of the famous Eton Choral Courses.
The programme will include wonderful choral classics by Britten, Tavener, Howells, Parry and Paul Mealor.
Central United under 11's & Tiverton Youth under 11's met for the first time this season and played a tight first half, however United did appear the better side. The boys from Central were unlucky not to go into the break with a lead after Andrew Lapworth and Francis Blewett both came desperately close.
East Devon District Council (EDDC), and the young people from Honiton Youth Centre and Honiton Community College have been working together to design £90,000 of improvements to Honiton skate park in Allhallows Field.
The £90,000 has come from the Council’s main budget and is being spent on Honiton skate park as it was judged to be the most in need of improvements in the district with many of the ramps at the very end of their life. The improvements have been requested by skate park users.
The UK’s favourite coffee shop, Costa is bringing festive spirit to Exeter on Saturday 14 December as the store on the High Street has teamed-up with UK children’s charity Youth Music to bring shoppers some Christmas entertainment with a difference.
Beginning a new venture used to mean applying for funding or getting a loan from the bank, but Ian Clifford from Sidmouth took a gamble on a new way of raising money for a new online venture called YouRock. He decided to try crowd-funding, a method of pitching an idea to the internet and gathering multiple pledges of support.