THE Shakespeare Schools Festival is coming to Exeter Phoenix from Monday, October 14, to Wednesday, October 16.
It is the UK's largest youth drama festival and works with 1,000 secondary, primary and special schools all over the UK, making it possible for them to stage abridged Shakespeare productions in their local professional theatre.
Tickets for the show, starting at 7pm, cost £9. Call 01392 667080 or visit www.exeterphoenix.org.uk
HELPERS are need for Killerton's Big Pick Up apple harvest.
Families are invited to head into the orchard of the National Trust property in Broadclyst, on October 12 and 13, to help collect apples to be pressed for Killerton's award-winning cider. The Big Pick Up is a free family activity running from 11am to 4pm.
BUDLEIGH Salterton Food and Drink Festival is back and is offering family fun all weekend.
Taking place over three days from Friday, October 11, to Sunday, October 13, at Budleigh's Public Hall, the children's activities include decorating gingerbread men, face painting and circus skills and a food sculpture competition. For more details visit www.budleighfoodanddrink.org.uk
CARNIVAL fun is descending upon Exmouth. The entertainment begins with carnival fun day on Saturday, October 12, from 9am to 5pm in The Strand Gardens.
There will be numerous stalls, a bouncy castle, face painting, balloon modelling, crowning of the carnival royalty and live entertainment.
It is followed by the illuminated carnival procession on Saturday, October 12, starting at 7.30pm. The procession will begin in Marine Way and finish opposite the Strand Pub.
A REMEMBRANCE service for people who have suffered the loss of a baby at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy, is being held in Exeter.
The Saying Goodbye Service is being hosted by Exeter Cathedral on Saturday, October 19, at 4pm. For more details visit www.sayinggoodbye.org