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What's on in and around Exeter this weekend - Oct 5-7

By Sarah_Elliott  |  Posted: October 03, 2012

Powderham Food Festival takes place of Saturday October 6th

Powderham Food Festival takes place of Saturday October 6th.

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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 OCTOBER 5th

Exeter Poetry Festival: Various Venues - Exeter’s Poetry Society stanza, ExCite Poetry, south west literature development agency, Cyprus Well, and the UK’s leading performance poetry organisation, Apples and Snakes have teamed up to deliver Exeter’s third poetry festival this October. With funding from Arts Council England and the Ronald Duncan Literary Foundation this year’s festival offers opportunity to listen to some of the region’s finest poets, such as Fiona Benson, Anthony Wilson, Graham Burchell, and Andy Brown, alongside other well-known visitors.

Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Haldon Forest Park, Kennford: The Games People Play Part 2 - Games hold a mirror to civilization; they build bonds, trust and strengthen social relationships. For the Cultural Olympiad, CCANW will explore – through a range of exhibitions and activities that will be participatory and fun - what games can tell us about ‘human nature’; and how a deeper understanding of the advantages of cooperation can help us all to address the needs of the planet at this time. The second half of CCANW’s 2012-13 exhibition and activities programme, Games People Play, focuses on photography and video by 16 contemporary artists from 12 countries who use sporting imagery to a make a wider comment on life today, and on the new generation of video games designed to address social and environmental challenges. 10am-4pm.

Exeter Barnfield Theatre: A Night of Queen with the Bohemians - The Bohemians re enact the glory days of Queen including the Craziness and Magic of the 70s and 80s proving themselves to be the most dynamic and exciting Queen Tribute Band currently touring. They have performed all over the UK, Europe and the World at football stadiums, festivals, theatres and other prestigious venues. The Bohemians in their majestic magnificence receive standing ovations in response to their electrifying representation of a Queen Live Concert. 8pm-10.30pm. £17 per ticket.

Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place: Mungo's Hi-Fi - The mighty Mungos Hi Fi and Soom T are flying in to Exeter to blow your minds with a combination of dub, roots reggae and dancehall. Support from Irie Bingo and Illogik in the auditorium and there will also be DJs in the bar. Function One sound from PROPA. 8-11pm. £15/£12.50 per ticket.

Bow Village Hall, Station Road: Anthony John Clarke - Heart of Devon and Villages in Action presents Anthony John Clarke. Enjoy the talent of Anthony John Clarke his shows are funny, challenging and extremely popular, he's been involved in music for many years now and recorded twelve CD albums. 8-10pm. £7.50/£5.50 per ticket.

New Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter: Double Dickens - Adaptable Theatre returns to Exeter this Autumn with a special celebration of the work of Charles Dickens, marking the two hundredth anniversary of the author’s birth. Tim Knight and Ian Pearce present DOUBLE DICKENS. Be prepared for laughter and tears as DOCTOR MARIGOLD tells of his life on the road as a Victorian salesman. 7.30-10pm. £10/£8 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.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 6th

Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter: Powderham Food Festival - The very first ‘Powderham Food Festival’ celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of Westcountry food producers in a spectacular location. There’ll be stalls, food demonstrations and tastings by artisan makers, small producers, growers, local community groups, wineries, and more. 10am-5pm. £4 per ticket. Children under 12 free.#

Exeter Poetry Festival: Various Venues - Exeter’s Poetry Society stanza, ExCite Poetry, south west literature development agency, Cyprus Well, and the UK’s leading performance poetry organisation, Apples and Snakes have teamed up to deliver Exeter’s third poetry festival this October. With funding from Arts Council England and the Ronald Duncan Literary Foundation this year’s festival offers opportunity to listen to some of the region’s finest poets, such as Fiona Benson, Anthony Wilson, Graham Burchell, and Andy Brown, alongside other well-known visitors.

The Hub on the Green's Cake & Craft Fair. Monthly Cake & Craft Fairs are a fabulous opportunity to browse, meet and buy from local crafters, relax with tea and delicious homemade cakes and try the making table. This month Sparkly Sonia will be making beautiful sparkling magic wands with any keen crafters who come along. 10.30-4.30pm.

Exeter Barnfield Theatre: Music High: A Tribute to Glee - What time is it?! It's time to break free from your usual routine and party like you're in the USA! Fresh all the way from the hoedown, this six piece, high-energy group are ready to give you the best of both worlds with an all singing, all dancing tribute to some of the biggest shows of all time! 'Music High' is the UK's most in demand tribute act to the music from 'High School Musical', 'Hannah Montana' and the TV phenomenon that is 'Glee'. This spectacular, must see show encapsulates the look, feel and sound of today's much loved music. Be amazed by the cast of 'Music High' and astounded by their performance. 2-4pm. £12/£11 per ticket.

Exeter Northcott: Claytime - Indefinitearticles invite you to a place where the earth's natural material meets with children's imaginations: a world of fabulous forms, amazing animals and morphing monsters. Each Claytime is totally unique - creating its own world, its own characters and its own stories drawn directly from its young audience. Claytime is a play with clay, where the audience are invited to participate. This is truly interactive theatre made with and for 3 to 6 year olds. Spaces are limited – book early to avoid disappointment. 11am-12pm. £10 per ticket.

Exeter Northcott: Pinocchio - Steve Tiplady as Geppetto, uses the objects of a carpenter's workshop to tell the tale of the puppet that wants to be a real boy, and the puppet-maker who wants to be a real father. Pinocchio is carved on stage, brushes become a fox and the shadow of two saws transforms into a giant shark. An element of improvisation makes each performance unique to its audience. Puppetry, shadows, illusion and especially composed music combine to create a show with something for all ages; it's inventive, visually and verbally witty with a big heart. 3-4pm. £10 per ticket.

Ide Community Ball: Ide School Hall. An event to raise money for the relocation of Ide Community Shop. Catering by the Royal Marines and a fully licensed bar with barrelled beer, spirits, fizz and wine. There will be a cocktail bar for those of you who enjoy a cocktail or two! To make the evening really special we will have two bands – Reckless and another to be confirmed. During the evening there will be an auction with amazing lots including a week's holiday to Portugal as well as a week’s luxury holiday home at Finlake Park in February half term. There will also be a raffle with some great prizes. The school hall will be transformed with swagging and a marquee outside; anyone who attended the charity ball last year will know that we will do all we can to make the evening extra special. Cost is £25 which includes the price of the meal. Tickets available at Ide Community Shop, tel: 01392 410035. Tickets must be bought in advance.

Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Haldon Forest Park, Kennford: The Games People Play Part 2 - Games hold a mirror to civilization; they build bonds, trust and strengthen social relationships. For the Cultural Olympiad, CCANW will explore – through a range of exhibitions and activities that will be participatory and fun - what games can tell us about ‘human nature’; and how a deeper understanding of the advantages of cooperation can help us all to address the needs of the planet at this time. The second half of CCANW’s 2012-13 exhibition and activities programme, Games People Play, focuses on photography and video by 16 contemporary artists from 12 countries who use sporting imagery to a make a wider comment on life today, and on the new generation of video games designed to address social and environmental challenges. 10am-4pm.

Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place: Seckou Keita - Nominated for last year's BBC World Music Award, Seckou Keita is a contemporary master of the kora and heir to the ancient tradition of the West African harp. He fronts a 7-piece band, also including vocals, percussion, bass and guitar. 8-10pm. £12/£10 per ticket.

Exeter Canal Basin, The Quayside Piazza Terracina, Haven Road

: South West Canoe Show - The South West Canoe Show is the largest outdoor canoe show in the UK. Now in its 9th year it is the best place to see a massive display of new boats, kit and accessories from the worlds leading manufacturers. It is perfectly timed with the traditional start of the white water season so it is perfect for checking out your new ride for the coming season. 10am-5pm.

Exeter Barnfield Theatre: Andrew Lawrence is Coming to Get You - As seen on BBC 1’s Live at the Apollo, now a regular on Channel 4’s Stand Up For the Week, Andrew Lawrence is back on the road following a sell-out fifty date tour of the UK. Twice nominated Best UK Headline Act at the Chortle Awards 2010/11, also a former double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, audiences can expect Lawrence to deliver an evening of top class stand-up. 8-10pm. £14/£12 per ticket.

McCoy's Arcade, Exeter: Locally grown artists and makers descend upon the Arcade with their beautiful and unique creations, live music will fill the air and workshops from surrounding traders will inspire you to use your hands. 10am-5pm.

The Land of Canaan Car Park,

Ottery St Mary: French Food and Craft Market - Le Marche de France have been invited to visit Ottery St Mary and will be giving everyone a chance to try quality and fresh high produce from all regions of France. 9am-4pm.

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.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 7th

Matthews Hall, Topsham: Falling Leaves Craft Fair - The Craft Hub kick off the Autumn/Winter Season with the Falling Leaves Craft fair, to celebrate the richness and beauty of Autumn. Over a thousand happy customers will descend on Topsham for another unmissable day of craft, music, food and a unique and delightful atmosphere. There will be 30+ local handmakers showcasing their lovingly made and highly original work. Crafts included will be handknits, crochet, ceramics, jewellery, handsewn goods, candles, soaps and more. All served up with a dollop of friendliness and enthusiasm from the fair organisers Hannah and Pip. There will also be Raffle of handmade prizes in aid of Force Cancer Care. Come and start your Christmas shopping and buy some truly one-off original gifts. Entrance charge: 50p donations on the door. 10am-4pm.

Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street: Wishbone Ash & Phoenix River Band - Legendary British band Wishbone Ash, pioneers of the twin-guitar rock that influenced groups from Thin Lizzy to Iron Maiden, stop off in the UK as part of their Elegant Stealth Live World Tour to perform such classic tracks from their multi-million selling albums as The King Will Come, Throw Down The Sword & Blowin' Free. 8-10.30pm. £19/£17.50 per ticket.

Exeter Poetry Festival: Various Venues - Exeter’s Poetry Society stanza, ExCite Poetry, south west literature development agency, Cyprus Well, and the UK’s leading performance poetry organisation, Apples and Snakes have teamed up to deliver Exeter’s third poetry festival this October. With funding from Arts Council England and the Ronald Duncan Literary Foundation this year’s festival offers opportunity to listen to some of the region’s finest poets, such as Fiona Benson, Anthony Wilson, Graham Burchell, and Andy Brown, alongside other well-known visitors.

Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Haldon Forest Park, Kennford: The Games People Play Part 2 - Games hold a mirror to civilization; they build bonds, trust and strengthen social relationships. For the Cultural Olympiad, CCANW will explore – through a range of exhibitions and activities that will be participatory and fun - what games can tell us about ‘human nature’; and how a deeper understanding of the advantages of cooperation can help us all to address the needs of the planet at this time. The second half of CCANW’s 2012-13 exhibition and activities programme, Games People Play, focuses on photography and video by 16 contemporary artists from 12 countries who use sporting imagery to a make a wider comment on life today, and on the new generation of video games designed to address social and environmental challenges. 10am-4pm.

Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place: Faustus - The all-star line-up returns; Saul Rose, Paul Sartin and Benji Kirkpatrick are three of the most pivital players in the English roots revival. Nominated in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, the Faustus truimvirate are three of the leading lights of their generation. 8-10pm. £13/£12 per ticket.

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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