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Your guide to What's On this weekend

Your guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (15-17 February):

THEATRE

The Duck

Friday, Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

The Duck believes that she is swimming through a world of people just like her, until the day she is diagnosed with autism. Now she needs to re-examine who she is and what that means. A powerful and beautiful glimpse into one autistic woman’s world.  https://cygnettheatre.co.uk

The Selfish Giant

Mary Youlden

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Rock Gem ‘n’ Bead Show returns to Exeter in March

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 02/01/2019 - 10:06pm

The popular touring ‘Rock Gem ‘n' Bead Show' is returning to Exeter Racecourse once again in March this year. The venue has played host to the craft fair for the past several years now, attracting enthusiasts and interested parties from around the area to head down and see some of the finest hand-crafted creations available in the UK. The show is about more than just handmade jewellery though; there are a plethora of arts and craft opportunities available to the public, alongside quirky exhibitions and scientific lectures.

Games to keep you entertained this winter

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 01/31/2019 - 12:31pm

During the winter months, with short hours of daylight and bitterly cold temperatures getting out and about is sometimes not as practical as at other times of the year. That evening stroll you take in the summer, or the weekend trip to the beach are not feasible in freezing air and blizzard conditions. We therefore need something to keep us entertained whilst we find ourselves house bound, without the reprieve of outdoor activities.

Promotion hunting: The best way to save money in casinos

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 01/31/2019 - 6:45am

Money is important, we all know it. To have it is an assured relief from most problems in life, and to not have it creates enough headaches and pangs to sour any mood. It is only to be expected that not everybody is born with a golden spoon, so money is a hard thing to come by these days and harder to keep while still fulfilling life’s basic needs. Saving money is a skill that is usually innate but can be developed over time if one only knows how to go about it. And the best way to save money while still not pretending to be broke is to hunt for promotions.

Arthur Smith - laughs, stories, a song and a poem at Exeter Library

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:18pm

Comedian, writer, broadcaster and all-round British institution Arthur Smith hosts an evening of laughter and off the wall humour at Exeter Library on Thursday 28th February. 

Visitors can expect an evening of sublime playfulness, crammed with jokes, anecdotes, short stories, poems, songs (at least 1 from Leonard Cohen) and readings from his recently published memoir ‘My Name Is Daphne Fairfax’ which has won praise from literary critics. He will also tell the story, as well as a portrait of his late father PC Syd Smith, survivor of Colditz Prisoner of War camp and London copper.

We’re going to build a wall! Author Tim Marshall to visit Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:11pm

Tim Marshall, No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Prisoners of Geography,will be speaking about his new book Divided: Why We’re Living in an Age of Walls early in the New Year. 

The talk, taking place at the Exeter Phoenix, will encourage audiences to consider how money, race, religion and politics have all become divisive tools in the current social and political climate.

Villages in Action present their spring 2019 programme of world-class performance in villages across Devon

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 01/28/2019 - 1:42pm

Villages in Action are excited to present their spring 2019 programme of world-class performance in villages across Devon

As a fresh new year begins, Villages in Action are delighted to present a season of theatre, circus, storytelling, laughter, puppetry, film and music from across the world in Devon’s wonderful and varied village halls, churches and community spaces.

All of our shows can be found on the VIA website, but here are a few season highlights…

Lights! Planets! People! - in Exeter

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Mon, 01/28/2019 - 7:53am

Insightful, moving, funny and inspirational take on the interconnected worlds of women, science and space travel 

Six months ago renowned space scientist Maggie Hill launched a career-defining mission to find habitable planets beyond our solar system. It did not go well. Then her girlfriend stopped speaking to her. Maggie's going to have to address both of these catastrophes.

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 01/24/2019 - 11:41am

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (25-27 January): 

THEATRE

Annie

Friday & Saturday, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

The X-Factor comes to Exeter

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 01/16/2019 - 7:15pm

The UK’s favourite singing show, The X Factor, is back and on the lookout for the next big breakout music stars with the audition team back on the road, scouring the country for budding hopefuls to take part in series 16 of the hit music show.

The audition tour will be a nationwide search and is coming to the Guildhall Shopping Centre in Exeter on Saturday 2 February. Auditions take place between 9am and 6pm and it couldn’t be simpler to apply.

The 17th-century casino game that is just as popular today – Roulette

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 01/16/2019 - 8:46am

Even if you never gambled you have heard of Roulette. Here are some interesting facts, but also some basic rules about this historical game.

Whether you are new to gambling or you have a long history of playing these types of games you most definitely have heard of Roulette. You may not believe it, but this historical and worldwide popular game was invented before the steam engine. It dates from the 17th century.

Basic rules