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Entertainment and events across East Devon

Free lifesaving CPR training sessions are being held in Budleigh Salterton and at an East Devon farm shop on Wednesday, to coincide with The British Red Cross’s Restart a Heart Day. Budleigh Hub, in East Budleigh Road, is offering free defibrillation and CPR training sessions on October 16, at 2pm, 4pm and again at 6.30pm. Places are still available. Greendale Farm Shop, on the Sidmouth Road, near Farringdon, is running free CPR and defib training in its cafe on Wednesday, October 16, 6pm-7pm in conjunction with charity Jay’s AIM. Training at Greendale is limited to 30 spaces, by ticket only.…

Roll up! Roll up! Honiton and District Carnival Committee is ready to pull out all the stops to ensure this year’s events are ones to remember. Culminating in the grand procession, the week kicks off on Saturday, October 19 with the traditional table top sale at 9am and the official crowning of this year’s Carnival Royalty at 11am – both in the Mackarness Hall. There’s still time to book a table for the sale – call Karen on 07951 438598 to secure your place. The floats and walking entries are well warmed up and rehearsed so all we need now…

A new £150,000 skate park in Budleigh Salterton will  be officially opened later this month with a ‘jam’ featuring competitions and demonstrations. The fun will mark the concrete attraction, in the Lime Kiln car park, being formally unveiled on Friday, October 25. East Devon District Council (EDDC) is to celebrate the occasion by staging a skate jam. The skate park offers youngsters from our local community a brilliant outlet for their energy and helps to keep them fit and athletic – Cllr Alan DentThe event, from noon, will be managed by the council’s skate park designer and contractor Maverick Industries Ltd. EDDC…

Have a scream this Halloween – explore the Donkey Trick or Treat Trial and try your hand at pumpkin carving at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth. Follow the trail of pumpkins around the sanctuary to discover ‘treats’ that keep the donkeys happy and healthy, as well as things that are not so good for them, the ‘tricks’. Find all the tricks among the treats and receive a sweet surprise and certificate on completion. You can also create a spooky masterpiece by carving a pumpkin ready to take home to display at Halloween. The Donkey Trick or Treat trail runs daily…

The award-winning stand-up comic Russell Kane is back on the road this autumn with his smash-hit show ‘The Fast And The Curious’ and is bringing it to Exeter this November! Russell will be performing ‘The Fast And The Curious’ at Exeter’s Great Hall on November 3. It is the second leg of Russell’s ‘The Fast and The Curious Tour’ which began in February this year and has been extended through to December to meet demand. Full of Russell’s trademark energetic fast paced stand up, he motors motor through love, family and life – once again proving that the fast and…

Budleigh Salterton Carnival has been cancelled due to concerns over the weather. The colourful event was due to take place this evening (Saturday, September 28). However, organisers have made the decision ‘with a heavy heart’ after the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning – with high winds and heavy rain predicted. It is with a heavy heart that we have made the decision to cancel tonight’s carnival…The Budleigh Salterton Carnival committee posted on Facebook: “It is with a heavy heart that we have made the decision to cancel tonight’s carnival. “We have looked at the Met Office website and…

Tickets are on sale for the latest Classics Galore! concert at the University of Exeter Great Hall on Saturday, November 9. It is the seventh time Exeter’s very own night at the proms has been staged in aid of FORCE Cancer Charity. As well as providing superb entertainment, Classics has now raised nearly £90,000 for FORCE. This year’s concert will be particularly poignant as Dick Passmore, the event’s inspirational founder, died in February. We would like to make this a special night in Dick’s memory by not only achieving that goal but also enjoying an evening that he would be proud of…

A bid to get more people playing tennis in Exeter has been declared a big hit – with more than 363 residents taking part in the free events. Tennis for FREE (TFF) sessions began on the city council-owned courts at Cowick Barton Playing Fields last September. The authority says it has been delighted with the take-up since. The sessions have been incredibly popular but it doesn’t stop here –  tennis coach Steve Ashton Coach Steve Ashton, who has been delivering the sessions in partnership with the City Council and registered charity Tennis for FREE, said he has been impressed with…

Honiton High Street is the place to be tomorrow (Saturday, September 28) when around 50 local food, drink and craft producers are joined by top chefs and entertainers for this year’s Gate to Plate event. Rescheduled following extreme weather last month, Honiton Gate to Plate promises a packed programme of events, including live music on an entertainment stage and a cooking stage, featuring chefs and food experts giving live demonstrations. The free event, organised by East Devon District Council and supported by Honiton Town Council, will see a wide variety of different food, drink and crafters who will line the…

The Donkey Sanctuary will host its popular Family Food Fair on Saturday, October 12. Families and foodies alike will be welcome at the event at the international charity’s base near Sidmouth. It takes place from 10am to 4pm. The annual event celebrates some of the best food and drink the region has to offer, with a focus on inspiring children to get cooking. A line-up of fantastic local chefs will be providing live cookery demonstrations throughout the day, giving visitors the chance to sample some mouth-watering delights, as well as ideas to try at home. Among those exhibiting their culinary…

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