Archive for January, 2017

What to do in half term

We thought it might be an idea to have a look at things planned in and around Exeter for the February half term.

Theatre and shows:

Holiday on Ice returns to Westpoint with Tropicana – The Passion Tour, created by skating legend Robin Cousins, and performed by more than 40 world class skaters. Running from Tuesday, February 14, until Sunday, February 19. Adult tickets from £25 with groups, seniors and children discounts. Call 0844 499 9955 or visit www.holidayonice.co.uk

The Crowstarver , an action packed show with animal puppets and live music from Theatre Alibi is being staged at Exeter Northcott from Tuesday, February 14 until Saturday, February 25. Tickets £12.50 to £20.50 adults, under 16s £7.50 to £10, Saturday matinees £12.50 all seats. Call 01392 493493 or visit www.exeternorthcott.co.uk

 Theo the Mouse in Magical Mayhem, from the writer of TV favourites Sooty and The Basil Brush Show, at Exmouth Pavilion on Monday, February 13, at 2pm. Packed with magic, laughter and music. Tickets cost £8.50. Call 01395 222477 or visit www.ledtickets.co.ukThe Exe Factor 2012 – heat one at Exmouth Pavilion on Friday, February 17. Exmouth Festival’s showcase for young bands and musicians, at 8pm. Tickets £4.50. Call 01395 222477 or visit www.ledtickets.co.uk

 Horse and Bamboo present Red Riding Hood at the Barnfield Theatre, Exeter, on Sunday, February 19, at 1.30pm and 4.30pm. Tickets £8. Call 01392 270891 or visit www.barnfieldtheatre.org.uk

Events:

Animated Exeter , the leading animation festival in the South West, is back from Saturday, February 11, until Sunday, February 19, screening the best local, national and international animation for adults and children. The annual event offers a host of workshops, exhibitions, events and talks at various venues. Call 01392 667080 or visit www.animatedexeter.co.uk

Wild Drogo Trail at Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, from Saturday, February 11, until Sunday, February 19, 11am to 4pm. Normal admission charges plus £1.50 per child, including prize.

Lambing Special at Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh, during half-term. Open daily between 10am and 5pm. Call 01364 642023 or visit www.pennywellfarm.co.uk

Open Garden for NGS at Killerton, Broadclyst, Devon, on Sunday, February 12. Visit 20 acres of spectacular hillside gardens from 10.30am to dusk. Adults £6.80, children £3.40. Call 01392 881345. or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Love week at The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, from Saturday, February 11, until Friday, February 17. Make a Valentine’s card for your favourite donkey and post it for the daily delivery, take part in the Valentine’s holiday hunt or make a love bug in the creative craft zone. Some activities ask for a donation to cover costs. On Tuesday, February 14 it is Make Your Own Love Nest day – the last chance to get nest boxes up in your garden in time for birds to use this spring or to use in the sanctuary wild woodlands. Suggested donation £7 per box kit. Call 01395 573156 or visit www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk

Join the monthly Teign Valley Wild Tribe at Fingle Bridge Meadows with the National Trust Dartmoor rangers on Sunday, February 19, 10am to 3pm. For children five to 18 years with activities from fire lighting to tracking. Adults £2, children £4. Pre-book by calling 01647 433356.

Bird Box Making Days at Escot Park, Ottery St Mary, from Tuesday, February 14, to Wednesday, February 15. £5 per box. Call 01404 822188 or visit www.escot-devon.co.uk. Normal garden entry applies.

Free entry for children at Escot Park, Ottery St Mary, on Thursday, February 16, to celebrate its new Red Squirrel Encounter.

Royal Albert Memorial Museum: Free activities, Queen Street, Exeter, 01392 265858, www.rammuseum.org.uk

Butter Making: Bring along a pint of fresh double cream and make butter the Elizabethan way at St Nicholas Priory from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

Animated RAMM: Meet animator Jessica Marcell, see how she develops her impressions of the newly refurbished museum into an animated film and find out what’s it’s like to be an animator at RAMM from 10am to 4pm.

Animation Days: Join in a collective animation bringing characters in impressionist artworks to life at the RAMM from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

Painting: Fur and face and far away. Paint or make a collage portrait or bring along a photograph to transform into a work of art at RAMM from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

Painting: Impressionist Techniques: Try out the painting techniques of the impressionist painters who experimented and strove to capture the moment in light and colour at RAMM from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

Painting: Stripes and metals. Painting activity inspired by the work of Maria Lalic at RAMM from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

Victorian photographer: Meet Victorian photographers who know all about early cameras and have your photograph taken in Victorian costume at RAMM from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

Art:

Free family ‘drop-in and quilt’ day at Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, from 10am to 4pm. All ages. Call 01626 832223 or visit www.crafts.org.uk

Secret Sweetheart at Spacex gallery, Exeter, on Saturday, February 11, drop-in from 2pm to 4pm. Create a very unusual Valentines card, all ages. Free. Call 01392 431786.

Talking to Blue at Spacex gallery, Exeter, on Thursday, February 16, until Friday, February 17, drop-in from 11am to 3pm. Take part in creative challenges including animation and visit a secret location. All ages, free. Call 01392 431786.

Sport:

Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre in Exeter is running a variety of adventurous outdoor activities for eight to 16-year-olds throughout half-term. One day and week long courses available. Call 01392 434668 or visit www.haven-banks.co.uk

Exeter City FC’s soccer roadshows from Monday, February 13, to Friday, February 17, 10am to 3pm, in Exeter and local surrounding areas for five to 14-year-olds. There will also be a special goalkeepers and strikers day at Middlemoor Police headquarters on Friday, February 17. Roadshows cost £15 for one day or £27 for a two day course. To pre-book call 01392 255611 or visit www.exetercityfitctrust.org.uk

Exeter Chiefs two-day rugby camps will take place at Sandy Park on Monday, February 13, and Tuesday, February 14, 10am to 3pm. The cost is £60. To book call 01392 890914 or visit www.rugbycamps.co.uk/exeter.

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Winter flurries

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We have had our first winter snow here in Devon and looks like the cold spell might be here for a few days.Dartmoor looks stunning with Princetown getting about 5 inches of snow and also Tavistock has had a scattering. Plymouth seems to have missed it so far…We thought we would share a few local pictures with you…

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Happy New Year

From all of us here at Team removals we hope you had a wonderful Christmas and we wish you a very Happy New Year.

We thought we would mention a few things that are going on locally to get you back into the swing of things for 2017.

Farmers Market
Exeter Farmers Market
Exeter
Shoppers keen on sampling Westcountry foods are able to try and buy a wide range of produce at the Exeter Farmers Market. Customers visiting the market have the opportunity to buy a delicious range of quality local produce.

From: 7 Jan 2017 To 29 Dec 2017
Exeter Picture House – Met Opera Screenings Season 2016/17
Performance
A selection of operatic works screened from the Metropolitan Opera, New York who this year are celebrating their 50th Anniversary.

From: 7 Jan 2017 To 7 Jan 2017
Westpoint
Exeter – Westpoint Arena Dolls House & Miniature Fair
Show/Display
Clyst St Mary, Exeter
Experience the exquisite world of Dolls House Miniatures at our public fair where you will find exhibits, displays and demonstrations by some of the leading craftspeople in this field.

From: 8 Jan 2017 To 8 Jan 2017
RSPB Avocet cruises on the Exe Estuary (2016/2017 season)
RSPB Avocet cruises on the Exe Estuary (2016/2017 season)
Participatory Event
Topsham
Come and enjoy – our popular RSPB birdwatching cruises last between 1-1.5 hours and are well known for the variety of birds you can see and how close you can get to them – so ideal for everyone.

From: 8 Jan 2017 To 8 Jan 2017
Dartmoor: A Haunted Landscape
Dartmoor: A Haunted Landscape
Museum
Exeter
Cafe Display of paintings by local artist Richard G. Hill explores the brooding and dark quality of the Dartmoor landscape and its folklore

From: 10 Jan 2017 To 2 Apr 2017
Exeter Cygnet Theatre- The Ghosts of Mr Dickens
Exeter Cygnet Theatre- The Ghosts of Mr Dickens
Performance
Exeter
The Ghosts of Mr Dickens charts the infamous author’s voyage to America, where he becomes plagued with visions and visitors from the spirit world. Figures from his life appear alongside characters from his stories. As reality blurs into fiction, much like Ebenezer Scrooge, the author is compelled…

From: 10 Jan 2017 To 10 Jan 2017
Exeter Picture House – Met Opera Screenings Season 2016/17
A selection of operatic works screened from the Metropolitan Opera, New York who this year are celebrating their 50th Anniversary.

From: 10 Jan 2017 To 10 Jan 2017 Second World War handling sessions
Second World War handling sessions
Museum
Exeter
Making History gallery
Explore and handle authentic and replica Second World War objects.

VenueRoyal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery – RAMM, Exeter
From: 10 Jan 2017 To 10 Jan 2017
Exeter Corn Exchange – Warren Miller – Ski Film Tour
Performance
Exeter
Winter is coming! Ignite your excitement for this season’s winter sports with the legendary annual Warren Miller Film Tour.

From: 11 Jan 2017 To 11 Jan 2017
Exeter Northcott – Miles Jupp : Songs of Freedom
Performance
Exeter
Miles Jupp (Stand-up, actor, writer, thinker, father, husband, worrier, fool, star of Rev and host of The News Quiz) hits the road discussing Astronauts, Regrets, The sexes, Social Media, Hipsters, Poo, Rage, Medicine Manners, and life in general.

From: 11 Jan 2017 To 11 Jan 2017
Exeter Picture House – RSC Live : The Tempest
Performance
Exeter
Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in this ground-breaking production directed by Royal Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Gregory Doran.

From: 11 Jan 2017 To 11 Jan 2017
Exeter Northcott – BalletBoyz : Young Men
Cinema & Film
Stocker Road, Exeter
Young Men is a feature length dance film without dialogue shot on location in Northern France featuring dancers from BalletBoyz dance company.

Based on the hugely successful stage production that premiered at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London in 2015, it is choreographed by Iván Pérez with a…

From: 12 Jan 2017 To 12 Jan 2017
Exeter Barnfield Theatre – Beach Boys Story
Concert
Exeter
THE BEACH BOYS STORY
If you like the Beach Boys songs, you will love this band! Guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face, with a song in your heart and reflecting on a truly memorable live music experience, this is a show you do not want to miss.

From: 13 Jan 2017 To 13 Jan 2017
Exeter Corn Exchange – Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
Performance
Exeter
A stunning re-creation of one of the most popular and longest running bands in rock history. When Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac hit the stage, Fleetwood Mac comes to life!

From: 13 Jan 2017 To 13 Jan 2017
Mindfulness Course: Cultivating Presence
Mindfulness Course: Cultivating Presence
Museum
Exeter
A six-week course developing skills to help deal with stressful situations and the demands of everyday life

VenueRoyal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery – RAMM, Exeter
From: 13 Jan 2017 To 13 Jan 2017
RSPB Avocet cruises on the Exe Estuary (2016/2017 season)
RSPB Avocet cruises on the Exe Estuary (2016/2017 season)
Participatory Event
Topsham
Come and enjoy – our popular RSPB birdwatching cruises last between 1-1.5 hours and are well known for the variety of birds you can see and how close you can get to them – so ideal for everyone.

From: 13 Jan 2017 To 13 Jan 2017
Exeter Corn Exchange- Ross Noble: Brain Dump 2017
Comedy
Exeter
Famed for his super quick freewheeling style and highly imaginative flights of fancy, a Ross Noble show is always an unmissable event.

From: 14 Jan 2017 To 14 Jan 2017
Exeter Northcott – Animal Farm
Exeter Northcott – Animal Farm
Performance
Stocker Road, Exeter
This visually engaging adaptation, underscored by live original music and incorporating physical theatre and puppetry, will explore how idealistic political views can easily be exploited and hijacked by propaganda. Can anyone ever truly be equal?

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