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Met Office set to map out Exeter happiness trail

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: January 31, 2014

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IT may be cold and wet outside but it is set to be bright and breezy at Exeter’s Met Office.

For three nights next month (March) The Met Office will be playing host to Bring The Happy Live, a theatre event mapping and celebrating happiness in Exeter.

The show is a culmination of a project mapping moments and memories of happiness in Exeter and across the country.

The project will begin with artists, Invisible Flock, occupying a disused shop in Exeter High Street.

Armed with giant maps of Exeter and stacks of tea, they will invite passers-by to come in and share a memory – a first kiss, a longed-for baby, a chance encounter.

Monitoring where it happened and how happy, on a scale of one to ten the memory should be rated, the artists will attempt to draw a map of Exeter’s happiness.

The memories collected - sometimes beautiful, sometimes tragic and sometimes completely ridiculous - will then be added to those from elsewhere in the UK and retold in a “moving, joyous and entertaining show” with live music from the six–piece rock band, Hope and Social.

Felicity Liggins, Climate Adaptation Scientist at Met Office said: “We are delighted to host this special event. The Met Office has huge national and international significance but my Exeter-based colleagues are proud of our local community. Bring the Happy Live will help us celebrate this wonderful city in a unique and entertaining way.’

The show runs from Friday March 28 - Sunday, March 30 at 8pm in the Met Office, FitzRoy Road, Exeter,

Tickets: £10 (+£4 with return coach from Exeter St Davids & South Street in Exeter) - Available from Exeter Northcott Theatre Box Office on 01392 493493, or online at www.exeternorthcott.co.uk Please note that, for security reasons, extra information will be required when booking and the box office will close for all shows on 21st March 2013 (one week before the first performance).

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