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What's on in and around Exeter this weekend - Nov 23-25

By Sarah_Elliott  |  Posted: November 21, 2012

Exeter Christmas Market runs from Friday 23 November until Sunday 16 December on Cathedral Green

Exeter Christmas Market runs from Friday 23 November until Sunday 16 December on Cathedral Green

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Stuck for ideas of what to do this weekend? Need inspiration? Find out what’s on in Exeter, Mid Devon and the surrounding area this weekend…

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 23rd

Exeter Cathedral Green: Exeter Christmas Market - Exeter Cathedral is delighted to announce that for the first time it will host a Christmas Market on Cathedral Green this year. The Market will run from Friday 23 November until Sunday 16 December: Mon - Wed, 10am - 8pm, Thurs - Sat, 10am - 9pm, Sun, 11am - 5pm. The market will open from 6pm until 10pm on the opening day (23 November). The Exeter Christmas Market will represent the best of what Britain, the South West and the rest of Europe has to offer – with a mix of great food, excellent crafts, unique gifts and decorations. The Market is run by Market Place Europe Limited.

Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road: TangoMotion - From virtuoso displays of traditional tango dance in stunning costume to the exquisite tango songs of 1930s Buenos Aires and the powerful nuevo tango music of Astor Piazzolla, TangoMotion is a breathtaking journey into the heart of Argentinian Tango. TangoMotion features leading UK tango dancers and musicians; our performers have previously appeared in the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, the hit West End show Midnight Tango, Tango Por Dos, the Channel 4 film Dance, Sally Potter’s Covent Garden production of Carmen and the Madonna film of Evita. 7.30-9.30pm. £18.50 per ticket.

Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street: Indian Extravaganza - In association with the Asian Arts Agency & Exeter Friends of Gugarat. An evening of traditional Indian music, dancing and fabulous food. Bristol's RSVP has played with the biggest names in Bhangra including Malkit Singh, the Dhol Foundation and Transglobal Underground as well as mainstream western artists such as Lethal Bizzle, Fun-da-mental, Peter Gabriel and many more. The band has appeared at Glastonbury, Larmer Tree, Respect and Reading festivals and always rock the crowd. If you don't already know Bhangra dancing you soon will as the band get you up on your feet and take you through the steps.Your ticket includes an authentic Indian Buffet Meal provided by the Friends of Gugarat served at 8pm. £20 per ticket. 8-11pm.

The Great Hall, University of Exeter, Stocker Road: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Fire & Ice - Enjoy an evening of outstanding classical music with the renowned Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and soloist Benjamin Grosvenor. In a year that sees the Orchestra celebrate its 120th birthday, the BSO will collaborate with an array of the most exciting performers and exuberant conductors with it's 2012/13 season as it continues to give world-class performances throughout the South and South West, including some iconic concerts in Exeter's wonderful Great Hall. 7.30-10pm. £36 per ticket.

Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place: Jack Beats - Hold It Down present JACK BEATS + support. Jack Beats have a plan. That plan involves taking the very best, most spectacularly effective pieces from a vast array of different musical genres and blending them together into an irrepressible force that detonates on contact. 9pm-2am. £13 per ticket.

2nd Tiverton Scouts meet 7.30pm-9pm, ages 10-and-a-half to 14, please contact 07736 362044.

Tiverton Pannier market, general market 8.30am-4pm.

Tiverton Amateur Operatic Society rehearsals, War Memorial Hall, 7.30pm, 01884 253672 for info.

BNI morning meeting, Tiverton Hotel, 7am, 08700 550798.

Crediton Photography Club, 7.30pm, Masonic Hall, Union Road.

Calverleigh Village Hall, Exe Valley, Churches Fish Club for 5-11 year- olds, during term time. After school until 5.15pm.

Culm Valley Leisure Centre, Tai Chi class, 11am-noon. 01398 332104.

Pilates Class, Willand Youth Club, 9.15am-10.15am for adults of all ages and abilities. Call Sally on 01884 829249.

Bingo at Uffculme Bowling Club, Highland Terrace, 7.30pm.

Karaoke, Queen’s Head, Castle St, Tiverton, 8.30-11pm.

Badminton Club - correct telephone number is 01398 351359.

The Weary Traveller, Cullompton, karaoke, 9pm-1am.

Cullompton Town Hall, Flea Market, tables £7.50, 01392 861131, 9am-2pm.

 

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 24th

The Guildhall Shopping Centre, High Street, Exeter: Christmas Grotto Opening Party - come and see real Reindeer. Santa will be arriving to take up residence in his Christimas Grotto for a month. Santa tickets are £4.50 including gift from Santa. During your visit there will be a chance to enjoy free balloon modelling, meet Radio Exe and their presenters, and see Majorettes performing.

Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road: Chris Packham Goes Totally Wild - Although known first and foremost as an impassioned naturalist, the compelling and charismatic wildlife TV presenter is also the natural world's equivalent of a photo-journalist. Through his work he’s explored many habitats from Antarctic islands, rainforests, deserts, the Everest mountain range and the deep oceans. It’s these adventures which have afforded him the opportunity to capture some amazing images on camera – portraying the simple yet stunning beauty of the natural world. 7.30-9.30pm.£15 per ticket.

Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street: Cruelty Free Fayre - Enjoy a great day out, with a fabulous restaurant and great music - plus the chance to buy unique gifts and cards that support good causes and don't cost the earth. 10am-4.30pm. Free.

Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place: Theatre Alibi present Cabbage Heart - Cabbage Heart by Daniel Jamieson. A magical adventure with lots of drawing and painting live on stage! Best of all Jelly loves drawing but she still thinks she's rubbish at art. Then one day she wanders into a secret overgrown garden and finds something that changes her life forever...Two performances each day at 11.30am and 2.30pm. Suitable for 5-10 year olds. Ticket prices vary.

St Peter's School, Quarry Lane, Exeter: EMG Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert - The EMG Symphony Orchestra's autumn concert under the baton of musical director. Marion Wood, is festive Christmas extravaganza. The orchestra will be joined by guest wind and brass players for a mixture of traditional orchestral music and seperate band and string music. 7.30-9.30pm. £7/£5 per ticket.

Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place: Ava Vidal Goes Dutch - Following a sell-out West End run earlier in the year, the star of BBC2’s Mock The Week and BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow returns with a brand new show that questions the ideas of community and responsibility. How much should we share? And would the world be a better place if we all were self-sufficient and just took care of ourselves? 8-11pm. £12/£10 per ticket.

Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place: Azimuth Co-ordinator - Live Space Rock Plus Cosmic Deejays at the Voodoo Lounge, in the Exeter Phoenix. Named after the Floyd's pioneering quad sound-system, Azimuth Co-oridnator sound like early Floyd, Gong and Hawkwind shoved into a blender and beamed into your brain. Expect prog-tinged space-jams, fluffy and floaty bits and all-round improvised cosmic capers. Azimuth will play two live sets with Future Sound of Exeter deejays Paul, Nige, Gordon and John on hand spinning spaced-out classics and psychedelic gems, complete with an appropriate visual feast. A Future Sound of Exeter production in support of Phonic FM. 8-11pm. £5 per ticket.

Tribal Belly Dance classes. Exe Valley Leisure Centre, Tiverton, 10.30am - 11.30am. Call Kelley 01398 331143 or info at www.kalash-tribal.com

Tiverton Pannier market, general market 8.30am-3pm.

Tiverton, under-5s story, Ottakars, 11am, 01884 242511.

Tiverton Rowing Club, rowing sessions at Petroc, 9.30am. More info on club website www.tivertonrowingclub.org.

Tribal Belly Dance classes. Exe Valley Leisure Centre, Tiverton, 10.30 – 11.30am. Call Kelley 01398 331143 or info at www.kalash-tribal.co.uk

A Barn Dance is being held in Exeter this weekend.

It takes place on Saturday, November 24, at St Matthew’s Hall, Lower Summerlands in Newtown, and will feature the group Beggars Description and caller Bev Ashe.

There will be a real ale bar and a raffle in aid of Devon Air Ambulance. There will also be a prize for the worst dressed beggar.

It all takes place from 8pm to 11pm, and tickets cost £5, available online at www.beggars-description.co.uk or on the door. Details: 01392 439346.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 25th

Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road: Julian Lloyd Webber, Cello with Pam Chowhan, Piano. Widely regarded as one the finest musicians of his generation, Julian Lloyd Webber has crafted one of today’s most successful careers in classical music. He has premiered more than 50 works for cello and inspired new compositions from composers as diverse as Malcolm Arnold, Joaquin Rodrigo and Philip Glass. He has collaborated with an extraordinary array of musicians and his many recordings have met wide acclaim. Julian has been Vice-President of the Delius Society since dedicating himself to performing the cello works in 1971 at his London recital debut. 7.30pm-9.30pm. £18 per ticket.

Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street: The Albion Band - With a history stretching back forty years, The Albion Band has seen some of the great names in English Folk appear in its ranks, from Martin Carthy to Show of Hands' Phil Beer. The Fortieth anniversary of the band's founding sparked the idea of a revamped, new line- up bringing together some of the finest talent in folk music from a new generation of performers. 8-10pm. £14 per ticket.

Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place: Family Sundays - Christmas Printing with Double Elephant. 12-4pm. Free.

Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place: Matthews' Southern Comfort - Iain Matthews performs Matthews' Southern Comfort's most popular songs including Something In The Way she moves, The Road to Ronderlin and their worldwide No 1 hit Woodstock alongside great new material. 8-10pm. £15 per ticket.

Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place: Theatre Alibi present Cabbage Heart - Cabbage Heart by Daniel Jamieson. A magical adventure with lots of drawing and painting live on stage! Best of all Jelly loves drawing but she still thinks she's rubbish at art. Then one day she wanders into a secret overgrown garden and finds something that changes her life forever...Two performances each day at 11.30am and 2.30pm. Suitable for 5-10 year olds. Ticket prices vary.

Exeter Racecourse, Kennford, Exeter: South West Salute Day 1.05pm-5pm.

Dart's Farm, Topsham, Exeter: Food Festival - Meet the characters behind the local produce to be found in the Food Hall. Find out how they make their artisan food and drink, and experience the tastes and flavours created by their passionate work. 10am-5pm. Free.

Soccer Sixes, Exe Valley Leisure Centre, Tiverton, 2pm- 5pm. Call Steve Roach on 07717 112476 or www.soccersixes.net.

Cullompton, Padbrook Park karaoke with Big Mac, 7.30pm-11pm.

Halberton Petanque (Boules), 2pm. Telephone 01884 253173 for more details.

Bingo, Culm Valley Bowling Club, Cullompton, 7pm. Non members welcome.

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