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What's On in Exeter this weekend - February 3-5

By Sarah_Elliott  |  Posted: February 01, 2013

Shakespeare's great comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream is being performed at the Exeter Northcott

Shakespeare's great comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream is being performed at the Exeter Northcott

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Exeter Corn Exchange - Ultimate Elvis with special guests the original Sweet Inspirations. Recreating the electrifying magic of the concert years including special guest's Estelle Brown, Portia Griffin of the original Sweet Inspirations. Elvis Presley Enterprise's has named him the World's Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist. The First ever International winner outside America making history around the Globe. Tees Events are pleased to welcome Ben Portsmouth on his World Tour. Make sure to reserve your seats early for the show of a lifetime. Sunday February 3rd. 7.30-10pm. £19.50 per ticket.

Exeter Cathedral - Gypsy Watkins Concert. Performing some of the greatest Opera arias, popular power ballads and spiritual music. Saturday February 2nd. 7.30-9.30pm. £10 in advance. £15 on the door.

Exeter Phoenix - Stanton Warriors plus Dub Pistols Sound System. Stanton Warriors are breakbeat producer and DJ duo Dominic Butler and Mark Yardley with a full supporting cast. Friday 1st February. 8.30-11.30pm. £13.50 per ticket.

 

THEATRE:

Exeter Northcott - Standing up for Freedom - Matthew Hammond, the Stand Up Philosopher, presents a unique show, following the course of the over-used concept of freedom. From ancient times to modern thinkers, the history of the idea is traced in a sequence of inspirational performances that unpick the concept that we think we know so well, and show it in a new and fascinating light. Always powerful, sometimes hilarious and at times shocking, philosophies are shaken from their covers and brought vividly to life as Matthew Hammond jumps about, making theatre out of all those books you meant to read but never got around to. Sunday February 3rd. 8-10pm. £7.50/£5.50 per ticket.

Exeter Northcott - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Custom/Ptractice and TEG Productions with the Almedia Festival present A MIdsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. Shakespeare's great comedy is magically retold in a thrilling production which moves from a bleak, modern, inner city school detention room to the fantastical world of princes and lovers, forests and fairies. Runs from Jan 29th-Feb 2nd. 7.30pm and Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

The Bike Shed Theatre - Winter Warmed - A Festival of Samuel Beckett - Three weeks of drama celebrating the work of Samuel Beckett and featuring End Game and other plays by the acclaimed playwright. Beckett's acute poetic language and his stark visual world's ruminate over the truths within us all. He reflects our realities, lacing his works with deep humour. Warm up your humanity this winter by watching high-octaine performances brought to the Bike Shed theatre by The Uncommon Players. Various times and dates. £5 per ticket.

 

EXHIBITIONS:

RAMM - Veolia Environnement Exhibitions Wildlllife Photographer of the Year. Inspiring wonder at the natural world and highlighting the need for wildlife conservation, this exhibition showcases the winning images from all 11 categories of the competition including underwater worlds, urban wildlife, plants and more. Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the world’s most prestigious annual wildlife photography competition. It is currently in its 48th year and is open to amateur and professional photographers alike. 10am-5pm. Saturday February 2- Sunday 2 June. Free.

 

COMEDY:

Exeter Corn Exchange - Lee Hurst - Too Scared to Leave the House - In this show Lee casts his comedy eyes over the many end-of-the-world scare stories from Acid Rain and Global Warming to Bird Flu and Mad Cow Disease and many other 'apocalyptic disaster predictions' that never were. He also muses over all the everyday dangers that face us in our daily lives. Ultimately Lee believes that you choose your own fate... You can stay indoors, hoarding cans of beans, clutching a Ray Mears book or you can go out and laugh in the face of doom. Saturday February 2nd. 7.30-9.30. £16 per ticket.

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival. Various venues in Exeter. Banish those winter blues with LOL - Laugh Out Loud Festival, Exeter's exciting comedy festival staged by the city’s top comedy venues. Expect plenty of stand-up, sketch comedy and open mic sessions. Events take place at the Exeter Corn Exchange, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter Northcott, The Bike Shed Theatre and other venues around the city. Saturday January 19th - Sunday February 10th.

 

SHOPPING:

Topsham Community Market at Matthew's Hall. 8.30-1pm. Saturday 2nd February.

 

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