Browsing: What’s on in Exeter

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.…

The UK’s first ever car park party is coming to Powderham Castle in July for a weekend of social distancing comedy, karaoke and cinema. Tickets are now on sale for the three-day party, being held from July 3-5, where a different event is planned for each day. All the party fun will be enjoyed from the safety of your own car for the social distant drive-in nights. Charlie Courtenay, the Earl of Devon, said: “We’re really thrilled to provide a safe space for these socially-distant, drive-in nights. “We are proud that our local heritage and events businesses can work in…

Lockdown loneliness is being tackled through weekly make-your-own-exhibits-at-home – crafty challenges being set by The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) in Exeter. RAAM at Home hopes the challenges will inspire people to get involved, show off their creative skills and share their art work online, to connect with others. The challenges are set every Friday, with the next one launching tomorrow, May 1. Each one is published on the RAMM website or across its social media platforms. The tasks focus on areas of the museum such as Romans, Natural History, Egyptian mummies and World Cultures. Drawing sessions,…

Exeter residents are being encouraged to have a ‘picnic in their parlour’ on May 8 to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. There had been a raft of plans in Exeter to mark 75 years since the Allied victory in Europe during the Second World War, but they were cancelled because of the coronavirus lockdown. Exeter City Council hopes residents will organise their own events at home, holding a picnic in their parlour, to celebrate a day that ended the conflict in Europe which led to the end of the Second World War. The council is asking people to…

Musicians helped make East Devon’s very-own night at the proms a fitting tribute to the event’s  inspirational late founder – as the event achieved his fundraising dream.  Classics Galore! was established by former Exeter policeman Dick Passmore and has been staged every two years since 2007 to boost FORCE Cancer Charity. The seventh concert at the University of Exeter Great Hall on Saturday was particularly poignant following Mr Passmore’s death earlier this year. The award-winning swcomms band from Lympstone and Ottery St Mary Choral Society helped make it an evening to remember with tears, tributes and plenty of rousing musical moments.…

Exeter will mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day with a big street party for residents and visitors in the city centre next summer. The major celebrations will take place on Friday, May 8, 2020, across Princesshay, Bedford Square, High Street and Cathedral Green. It will be chance for communities to come together, to celebrate and have some fun, but also to reflect on the importance and significance of this day – Cllr Rachel Sutton Exeter City Council and its key partners are coming together to organise the event. There will be a ‘Military and Community Village’ on Cathedral Green featuring…

Exeter Festival organisers are promising another massive weekend to remember when the event returns next summer. The festival will be back at Northernhay Gardens and other venues around the city from Friday, July 3, to Sunday, July 5. Details of 2020’s headline acts, and how to buy tickets, are set to be revealed shortly. This summer’s event was a big success which surpassed our expectations in terms of both numbers attending, and the amount of positive feedback it received – Cllr Rachel Sutton More than 8,000 people attended this summer’s event, which was widely hailed as a big success. It…

A major event aimed at local suppliers who want to find out how to work with the public services is taking place in Exeter on Tuesday, October 29. Going Local 2019 event has been organised by the Devon and Cornwall Procurement Partnership and will be held at Exeter Corn Exchange from 10am to 2pm. Among those taking part are South West Police Procurement Department, Exeter City Council, Torbay Council, Devon County Council, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, and Teignbridge District Council. This event will provide suppliers with the opportunity to: Meet and get advice from a wide range…

Exmouth Town Concert Band is gearing up for another busy festive season. It will start a packed December with two performances at the Exmouth Christmas Fayre on December 6 alongside the choirs of Churches Together in Exmouth and Exmouth Choral Society. Four days later on December 10, the band will perform its annual showpiece Christmas Concert at Exmouth Pavilion. The event will feature special guests the Exmouth Shanty Men and also vocalist Nikki Atkins. Each will accompany the band and audience in some classic Christmas sing-alongs. Tickets (£8) are available now and selling fast. Christmas cheer will also be spread…

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