Browsing: What’s on in Exmouth

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…

These photos show how a for-fun social distancing art project in Exmouth has brought strangers together in lockdown while raising funds for charity. Community artist Anna Fitzgerald, of Gussiford Lane, Exmouth, came up with the idea of shared art – like a creative game of consequences – where anyone can have a go and pass it on. The finished works of art will be auctioned at a later date, raising funds for the Exmouth Open Door Centre. There is still time to get involved in the community art project, which ends on Friday, June 26. The Lockdown Art Share project…

Exmouth Festival 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis. The town council said it made the decision ‘with heavy hearts’ after following government advice. Festivities had been due to take place from May 22-25. All artists, traders and acts will be rebooked for next year, says organisers. We realise that a lot of people will be disappointed, but the health and wellbeing of our artists, musicians, volunteers and festival supporters is always our priority…. An Exmouth Town Council spokesperson said: “The decision has not been taken lightly but has been made in accordance with government guidelines in relation…

Coronavirus concerns for older fans and musicians has seen Exmouth Town Concert Band call off its first performance of 2020. The group had been due to stage its Spring Concert at St Peter’s Church in Budleigh Salterton on Wednesday, March 25. We know that many of our followers and indeed members are in the older age bracket and are therefore considered to be at greater risk from the current virus…However, it says the event has been postponed indefinitely due to the ‘uncertain climate in the UK’. A spokesperson for the band said it had followers ‘in the older age bracket’…

Exmouth firefighters will be making a splash for charity by staging a car wash on Saturday (March 7). Motorists are being urged to get their vehicles over to the crews’ Liverton Business Park HQ between 10am and 4pm. All money raised will go to The Fire Fighters Charity and provide support and rehabilitation to the fire and rescue community. Supporting the event could also help Exmouth’s crews net a national fundraising award through the National Car Wash League. Chief Fire Officer Lee Howell said: “Monies raised through national fundraising initiatives provide a real boost to The Fire Fighters Charity. “We…

An international artist is helping to put a suicide bereavement charity’s first-ever shop on the map – with a specially-created design celebrating Exmouth. Julia Gash, who crafts eye-catching illustrations of places around the world, has added the town to her collection in support of Pete’s Dragons. Her unique piece of work will be used on a range of items – such as bags and mugs – sold at the cause’s Retail Therapy outlet. It’s been a privilege to collaborate with Pete’s Dragons on creating a product range which helps people to connect with somewhere they love and, in doing so,…

The hunt is on to find imaginative local food sellers and stallholders to add to the vibe of Exmouth Festival in May. The four-day fun – the largest free festival in the South West and now in its 24th year – expects more than 40,000 visitors to the Imperial Recreation Ground site, with live music and entertainment. Applications are open from now until Friday, February 21, for stallholders and food sellers to submit an online form. An Exmouth Festival spokesperson said: “Along with our fantastic music and events programme, we want to keep our audience well-fed and happy with a…

Residents with Exmouth town centre concerns can now speak face-to-face with a councillor at monthly sessions starting in February. Exmouth town ward councillors launch the new sessions on Saturday, February 1, 12noon until 1.30pm, at Exmouth Town Football Club’s clubhouse, in Southern Road. The councillors’ surgery will be similar to those run by MPs, and will be held on the first weekend of each month. Exmouth Town Council said the sessions could be used to discuss local issues and concerns, plus give help and support, or guidance on other available assistance. Exmouth’s mayor Cllr Steve Gazzard called the move ‘a…

The Rotary Club of Exmouth Raleigh has organised two events later this year to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day. The events, in aid of the Royal British Legion (RBL) at Exmouth and Budleigh, and the towns’ Poppy Appeal, are being held over the May Bank Holiday, to coincide with three days  of international VE Day celebrations. Early booking is advised. On May 8, 2020, it will be 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe. A celebration VE concert is being held on Thursday May 7, starting at 7.30pm, at Exmouth…

Exmouth Town Concert Band will stage its annual Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 10. The event at Exmouth Pavilion will feature festive favourites and seasonal sing-alongs performed by the town’s longest running community music ensemble. There are plenty more tickets still available at £8 each for those wanting to get into the festive spirit at this feel-good community focussed event…There will also be special guest performances from Devon’s original ‘buoy band’ The Exmouth Shanty Men. The event is the last chance for audience members to help the band raise funds for its charity of the year – Exmouth Gateway Club.…

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