Browsing: What’s on in Exeter

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.…

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.…

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