Browsing: What’s on in Exeter

The team behind the Exmouth Pavilion Christmas Pantomime have confirmed TV Legend and all-round good fox, BASIL BRUSH, will join pantomime favourite Stuart Earp in this year’s production of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. Basil Brush will feature as The Magic Mirror, alongside Stuart Earp as Muddles, Harry Moore as Nurse Nellie, Kassie Malam as Snow White, Jessica Fay Long as The Wicked Queen and Exeter’s own Sam Emmerson as The Prince. We cannot wait to get back to Exmouth and bring fun and laughter to our amazing audiences, Basil Brush is a great addition to our show… Producer Kevin Brown says “It’s going to be…

There is still chance to enter Hospiscare’s July Twilight Walk as entrants plan their own routes all across Devon. This year’s Twilight with a Twist is being held on Saturday, July 10, with registration closing at midnight on Sunday, July 4. Because of Covid-19 restrictions, entrants are plotting their own routes from home instead of scores of walkers setting off from Exmouth. The 2021 theme is glitter and sparkle and those taking part are encouraged to dress up for the event. Participants will get their own Twilight kit through the post, complete with limited edition t-shirt, themed goodies, plus a…

A free farming mental health and wellbeing online seminar is being held in February, organised by the Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service. The evening of talks about mental health and wellbeing support for the farming community is on Tuesday, February 3, at 6pm, and will include speakers from the Gay Farmer Helpline, an Accredited cognitive behavioural therapist (CBT), Market Chaplin, Farming Community Network and Kingsbridge Young Farmers. Each organisation will focus on the importance of mental health and wellbeing, highlighting what help is available and where to get support. In addition to the speakers there will be an…

Fans of the Devon County Show can expect its return in July 2021 as organisers have announced dates for a summer event. The Devon County Agricultural Association (DCAA) on Tuesday (November 17) announced the 125th Devon County Show will take place at the Westpoint showground on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 2-4, 2021. Show organisers believe the summer dates will allow for the easing of coronavirus restrictions and the introduction of a public vaccine. The new summer dates aim to spread the number of visitors across the weekend, allowing for social distancing. Mary Quicke, DCAA chairman said: ‘We are absolutely…

Pioneering women from East Devon and Exeter have been included in a new photographic exhibition of trailblazing females, being showcased from Saturday (October 24). The 100 First Women Portraits, is being exhibited at Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAAM) until January 3, 2021, and includes images of Booker Winner Dame Hilary Mantel, who lives in Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth-born Bellatrix, the first female world champion beatboxer and Edith Kent (deceased), the first woman to gain equal pay in 1943, whose daughter Jean lives in Exmouth. The collection of images by South West photographer Anita Corbin is the result of 10 years…

Exeter Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) is gearing up to reopen to the public at the end of October. The museum and art gallery, which closed at the end of March in response to the coronavirus pandemic, will open its doors to the public from Saturday, October 24. New Covid safety measures introduced by the museum include a timed ticketing system that can be booked in advance from Thursday, October 1. Cllr Amal Ghusain, Exeter City Council’s lead for communities and culture, said: “We are delighted that the Royal Albert Memorial Museum will be reopening its doors in October. “The…

An exhibition of art inspired by experiences of lockdown is running in Topsham throughout the month of September. Self-taught artist Jayne Farleigh’s current work can be seen as part of the annual Devon Open Studios event, and runs until September 30, in The Café, Fore Street, in Topsham. She said her latest exhibition focusses on her experience during the coronavirus lockdown, and also features some paintings from Ottery St Mary’s Tar Barrels, inspired by Jayne’s visit to watch the event last year. Her Topsham exhibition work also extends to being inspired by plastic glowing toys on sale at carnivals, and…

On Saturday, October 17, 2020 West End stars are bringing their talents to Exeter Racecourse with the previously sold out West End meets Animation LIVE and West End Extravaganza LIVE. Appearing will be: David Ribi (Channel 5 Milkshake), Emma Hatton (Wicked), Jason Leigh Winter (Kinky Boots), Lauren Varnham (Gypsy), Lucy St. Louis (Motown), Matt Croke (Aladdin) And local star Romanie Jija-Wakeman (School of Rock). Scott Hayes will be Musical Director. West End meets Animation is a drive-in concert for all the family, where David Ribi, Lauren Varnham and their West End friends take the audience on a journey filled with…

Parents with young children in Exeter and East Devon are invited to sign youngsters up for a free virtual bike ride for charity. Whizz Kids Toys, based in Exmouth, has launched the Little Wheels Lockdown Ride 2020 for children aged between two and six years old, mapping out four routes suitable for little legs. The aim of the event is to give East Devon youngsters who might be missing school and nursery a boost, while raising funds for nationwide charity Whizz-Kidz, who work to transform the lives of disabled children across the UK. The event is thought to be the…

Hospiscare supporters can take a tour of glorious gardens without leaving the comfort of their own home after the charity had to rethink a popular annual fundraiser. The cause, which supports terminally ill people and their families in Exeter, Mid and East Devon, has taken the event online due to the coronavirus pandemic. Community events such as the Open Gardens are needed now more than ever to help the charity continue to provide its essential care…Its much-loved Open Gardens event will offer virtual tours from June 19 to July 3 with the public able to make a donation through JustGiving.…

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