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The Webb Ellis Cup - rugby’s greatest prize - is coming to Exmouth on Wednesday, July 8, as part of the Rugby World Cup 2015 Trophy tour.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Don’t be too disappointed if you weren’t able to get tickets to see The Who perform at this year’s Glastonbury.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

As Exmouth Light Orchestra rehearses for its summer concert on July 18, some of its members have been describing what they like about the 80-piece ELO.

Friday, July 3, 2015
Laurie Ward of The Barefoot Bandit

Exmouth’s music fans have much to enjoy this weekend. Tonight (friday, July 3) The Barefoot Bandit (pictured) appear at The Merchant, performing reggae covers and originals.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015
Circus of Horrors. Photo: Ken McKay/Rex Features.

The Circus of Horrors – the show that stormed into the finals of Britain’s Got Talent in 2011 – is returning to the Exmouth Pavilion in August for some ‘bloody marvellous entertainment’. And you can win two tickets to the show!

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Exmouth Light Orchestra

Exmouth Light Orchestra’s 70 members have been working hard all term to create an unusually varied programme of musical styles and moods.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Wood(bury) Stock 2015. Doctors Orders. Photo: Neil Ewins.

A successful blues, roots and folk music festival took place recently at Woodbury’s Malsters Arms.

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Monday, June 29, 2015
Devon-based Flute Cake will offer a sparkling recital ‘Flute Fancies’ at Budleigh Music Festival's lunchtime recitals.

The Budleigh Music Festival (July 10-18) will feature a diverting range of music and artists at its popular lunchtime recitals.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015
The Night Glow at Tiverton Balloon & Music Festival is a stunning spectacle.

The Tiverton Balloon and Music Festival 2015 is only two weeks away.

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Saturday, June 27, 2015
Ray Peacock

A new comedy club is coming to Exmouth. Presented by Comedy Grove, Exmouth Comedy Club has its first night at the Exmouth Pavilion on Saturday, July 11, at 7pm. Described as the “newest and freshest comedy club to hit the town”, it has “the very best of comedy from around the national stand-up circuit”.

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Saturday, June 27, 2015
Exmouth Armed Forces Day parade. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 8154-28-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Armed Forces Day is the big event in Exmouth today (Saturday, June 27).

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Covers band ReD

There’s plenty of live music around Exmouth this weekend, with covers bands aplenty.

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Friday, June 26, 2015
The Starling Octet (from left): Sarah Pennington, Marion Wood, Zoe Fitzsimmons, Ben Pennington, Richard Mitchell, Mary O'Shea-Hayward, Malcolm Field and Neville Gibbings. The octet will be performing a charity fundraising concert of a cappella choral music for the Alzheimer's Society at Exmouth's Brixington Community Church at 7.30pm on Saturday, 30 November.

“We love all of the music we sing and are passionate about sharing this with our audience,” says the Exeter-based a capella choir the Starling Octet, which is performing a programme of French choral music, ancient and modern, in Lympstone Church on Sunday, June 28 at 7pm. The Lympstone programme opens with 16th century works, both sacred and secular, and ends with four songs by Francis Poulenc.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015
Jason Byrne

Comedian Jason Byrne is coming to Exmouth Pavilion at 8pm on Sunday, November 22, with his new show, 20 Years A Clown.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Vintage fire engine rally

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has organised a Fire Engine and Vintage Vehicle Rally.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Otterton Flower Festival organisers Barbara Ottley and Marion Cowlin prepare the church for this week's Flower Festival at St Michael's Church. The theme for this year's displays is 'Books We love'. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exv 4319-25-13AW.

Otterton Church Flower Festival and Art Exhibition is coming up shortly.

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Monday, June 22, 2015
70s and 80s Angels live at Bicton Gardens

Bicton Gardens will be presenting an evening of fantastic ’60s, ’70s and ’80s live music within the gardens.

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Monday, June 22, 2015
Alan Cotton in his studio in the 1980's with his favourite painting knife that  he still uses.

An internationally renowned artist from Colaton Raleigh – whose patrons include HRH the Prince of Wales – is having a royal opening for a major retrospective of his work at the end of June.

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Sunday, June 21, 2015
Alexandra Dariescu.

Budleigh Music Festival has always set its sights high in terms of the calibre of artists it attracts and The Times’ music critic recently described it as ‘punching well above its weight’. A glance at this year’s programme reveals that solo artists of international repute and two renowned chamber groups are on offer to leave music lovers spoiled for choice.

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Sunday, June 21, 2015
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As Sheelagh Pearson opens the door of her pretty terraced house in Sidmouth town centre and welcomes me in, there’s no hint of the musical heights she scaled more than 60 years ago.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015
Exmouth Community College A level dance students are pictured during their workshop with professional dance company Two Faced Dance this week. The company held workshops for students in years 10-13. Ref exe 6401-05-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

Dance, drama and music students from Exmouth Community College will be giving it their all next Wednesday (June 24) at a Summer Showcase at the Exmouth Pavilion.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015
Joe McElderry

X-Factor winner Joe McElderry is coming to Exmouth in early July.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015
Steel Magnolias performed by SADS. Ref shs 0479-25-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Sidmouth Amateur Dramatic Society’s (SADS) latest production draws to a close tomorrow evening.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The Sensational Travelling Bluesburys

Wood(bury)stock 2015 – previously known as the Bluesbury Festival – is coming up next weekend (Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20) at the Maltsters Arms in Woodbury.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Moth Orchid in pot. By Susan Thompson

A botanical artist from East Devon is looking forward to a busy summer.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Michael Jecks

Sidmouth’s first two-day literary festival, ‘Sun, Sea & Books’, gets off to a great start tomorrow (Friday, June 19), with novelist Fay Weldon’s opening talk being recorded by local radio.

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Monday, June 15, 2015
Bookends performing 'Simon and Garfunkel Through The Years'

Bookends – comprising Dan Haynes and Pete Richards – is bringing its “Simon and Garfunkel Through The Years” show to Budleigh Salterton’s Public Hall this Friday (June 19).

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Monday, June 15, 2015
Exmouth Armed Forces Day. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 8210-28-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Exmouth Armed Forces Day is coming up soon.

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Monday, June 15, 2015
Axminster drama club's play of 'Cash On Delivery'. Ref mha 8625-25-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Members of Axminster Drama Club spent the weekend adding the finishing touches to their latest production, Cash on Delivery.

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Saturday, June 13, 2015
Work by Angie Greenhalgh.

Angie Greenhalgh - who describes herself as ‘an exciting and emerging local artist’ - is opening a new studio in Exmouth to showcase her landscapes of East Devon and local coasts.

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Friday, June 12, 2015
Quorum

Quorum – a trio comprising Janet Macdonald (soprano), Philip Bonser (clarinet) and Margaret Honeybourne Chave (piano) – will be performing a concert in aid of the Exmouth Community Larder this weekend.

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Friday, June 12, 2015
Paul Taylor Mills is back!

Paul Taylor-Mills ‘will soon be producing in West End,’ says theatre manager

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Friday, June 12, 2015
Helen Lederer

Helen Lederer, Michael Jecks and Ann Widdecombe among speakers

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Thursday, June 11, 2015
Ben Okri

More details have emerged about the forthcoming Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival (September 17-20).

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Thursday, June 11, 2015
Raddon Hill Clog Morris at West Country Traditions Day. Photo: Paul Strange.

Exmouth’s Bicton Inn in Bicton Street has plenty of entertainment coming up in June, including folk, classical, northern soul, clog morris and more.

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