What's Happening in Exeter blog

Royal visitors return to pioneering centre

Royal visitors Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall have returned to Devon for a second visit to a pioneering health centre. The Prince of Wales and his wife went on a tour of the £4m Culm Valley Integrated Centre for Health in Willand Road as part of their two-day Westcountry visit. They arrived by helicopter and were joined by local leaders in the health and retail sectors as well as Paul Burstow MP, Minister of State for care services. …

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Residents sign up for swift project

The Great Exeter Swift Project, a joint project between Devon Wildlife Trust, Exeter City Council and the RSPB is gaining popularity with over 500 local residents joining the campaign. The local volunteers have been helping the project that aims to secure a thriving population of the birds in the area. They have been making nest boxes, installing boxes at their homes, schools and businesses and responding to the project’s swift survey.

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Colin joins Doctor date

Doctor Who fans were in for a treat with a themed fundraiser in Devon. Over 1,400 people got out their sonic screwdrivers and attended the charity day at Pecorama model railway exhibition at Beer, near Seaton. The event raised an estimated £4,000. Stars from the BBC series at the event included the sixth Doctor Who, Colin Baker, former assistant Sarah Sutton and special effects wizard Matt Irvine. All three signed autographs and met fans, many of whom had dressed up …

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Choirs unite to open town’s music festival

The Budleigh Music and Arts festival is now in its seventh year and offers two fun filled weeks of the very best in opera, music and other events. Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir are thrilled to be involved and are opening the show along with special guests the Renaissance, a ladies’ barbershop chorus. The choir’s programme will include: The Song of the Jolly Roger, I Dreamed a Dream and With a Voice of Singing. The 60 man strong choir has …

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Stately home set to host open-air Shakespeare

The Sand Elizabethan stately home in Sidbury is hosting a wonderful Shakespeare performance. The Festival Players Theatre Troupe is performing the Taming of the Shrew and the aim of the show is to make Shakespeare accessible to all. The show at Sands is one of 60 other performances which the troupe are completing throughout Great Britain and Germany. It is their 26th annual tour.

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