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Unique Exeter hairdressing academy holds official ribbon cutting ceremony

Tom Chapman, founder of The Lions Barber Collective & BarberTalk, mental wellbeing and suicide prevention charity cut the ribbon to officially open the HAIR AT THE ACADEMY’s (HATA) new hairdressing and barbering salon located in the centre of Exeter. Established in 2004 by Mary Pugsley MBE, HATA delivers a unique training programme in hairdressing, barbering, customer service, and Math’

Calling all eco heroes!

The Exeter Magazine has teamed up with Princesshay, Exeter City Futures, Exeter Live Better, Exeter University and In Exeter to launch The Exeter Sustainability Awards. New for 2022, the awards are a way to celebrate, support and recognise the sustainable practice and commitment of the businesses, organisations and individuals driving change across Exeter. Michelle Menezes, centre manager at Princesshay, said:

A rewarding new career awaits you

If you’d like a real sense of job satisfaction, great career prospects and a competitive benefits package, this could be what you’re looking for! Julian House is a charity that provides homeless services and accommodation, domestic abuse services, criminal justice, employment support and more across the South West. We are dedicated to making a difference to the lives

One Voice Media celebrates anniversary

One Voice Media celebrated their first anniversary under new leadership in the secluded gardens of Barnfield Crescent. Staff, clients, partners, suppliers, and friends of the city’s longest established PR agency gathered to raise a glass to Lisa Vanstone and to celebrate the first of many milestones for the agency’s new owner. Lisa said: “We wanted to say a

Appeal for foster carers to take care of siblings

As many of us will understand, it is incredibly important to keep brothers and sisters together so that they can share experiences and support one another through challenging times. It's well-known that children are much more likely to settle and begin progressing well in a new foster home if they are kept with their siblings, especially if they have a

Top Of The Shots - our guide to Exeter’s best coffee shops

With a plethora of excellent coffee shops and cafés in this great city of ours, we certainly are spoiled for choice! Here Nikki Fairclough explores some ideal places to grab a quick caffeine fix or meet your mates. Chandos Deli, Roman Walk Brew: The Colombian Company Chandos is a long-standing coffee and sandwich institution in Exeter with fabulous coffee within

'Wild swimming people are the best kind of people'

With an epic list of intentions for 2022, Stephanie Darkes shares her adventures from moor to sea in her new regular column for The Exeter Magazine. One, two, three. I push forward into the water, arms breaking through into breaststroke, the icy cold makes everything hurt, my lungs tighten, my body tenses… AND BREATHE…. Wim Hoff has got nothing on

Beach bar returns to Princesshay for the summer

Princesshay will see its pop-up Mojito Beach bar return this summer from 26th May to 29th August in Princesshay Square. Complete with real sand, thatched umbrellas, cocktails and mocktails, palm trees, live music and table tennis, visitors to Princesshay will find a holiday atmosphere in the heart of Exeter this summer. New for this year is the addition of a

Sea of red and white greets newly promoted Exeter City players

Thousands of people have lined the centre of Exeter to congratulate the city’s football club on their promotion winning season. The team finished as League Two runners-up to ensure promotion to League One – the third tier of English football – for the first time since 2012. On Monday evening [9 May], an open top bus parade was greeted with a

YMCA Exeter's groundbreaking housing initiative officially opened

Councillor Philip Bialyk officially opened YMCA Exeter’s brand new Sidwell Studios with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday 10th May. The event, attended by city and county councillors, marks the unveiling of a fantastic joint venture to tackle Exeter’s one-bed housing crisis by taking an abandoned warehouse near the city centre and converting it into 26 self-contained studio apartments.

Nish Kumar to play Exeter's Corn Exchange

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Nish Kumar has announced a brand new tour of the UK for 2022 and will be appearing at Exeter's Corn Exchange on May 9. Nish has achieved huge success on the stand-up circuit with five rave reviewed solo stand-up shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, two of which have been nominated for the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy

Parade planned for Exeter City's promotion heroes

Exeter City FC’s promotion-winning heroes will be celebrated next week with an open top bus parade. The team secured a top-three place in League Two last week with a home win over Barrow, ensuring promotion to League One – the third tier of English football – for the first time since 2012. And it could be a double celebration if Matt

Celebrate the summer in style with Exeter Chamber

Exeter Chamber is celebrating the summer in style with its annual business celebration taking place at Exeter Castle on Friday June 10 from 7pm to midnight. The event, once celebrated at the end of the year, has been taken in an exciting and new direction for 2022. For the first time, the event will take place in the summer at

Roarsome family fun making its debut at Northernhay Gardens

Coming to Exeter next month, Dinosaurs in the Park is an interactive experience that promises to be a hit with dino fans of all ages. The immersive dinosaur-themed event will be held at various locations across the UK during the year, but is making its debut at Northernhay Gardens from Thursday 26th May until Sunday 12th June. Created by the

Boom Battle bar and Escape Hunt open in Exeter's Guildhall Shopping Centre

Boom Battle Bar and Escape Hunt have today opened bookings for their epic new combined Exeter venue within Guildhall Shopping Centre. At Boom Battle Bar, the UK’s first and only Battle Bar, the spirit of competitive play casts you away from the mundane everyday and immerses you in a night out to remember. The venue combines a premium bar,

Tech support company opens new head office at Exeter’s Winslade Park

IT and tech support company, Timewade, have unveiled their new head office at Winslade Parknear Exeter. The new base was officially unveiled at a launch event on Thursday April 7, where employees, clients and partner organisations, including Rain Nutrience, Nutri-Link, and Exmoor Trim, joined the celebrations. Timewade work with SMEs across the region, including manufacturing, professional services and transport sectors,

CoLab Exeter appoints Joint CEOs

CoLab Exeter has announced the appointment of Amanda Kilroy and Fiona Carden as joint chief executives, a first for the organisation, which supports people with complex lives in the city. The new structure comes at an important time for CoLab, which has doubled its workforce to 37 employees over the last 12 months. The Exeter-based charity is now leading and

Exeter Northcott Theatre announces The Stories We Tell heritage day programme

Exeter Northcott Theatre is announcing today the programme for its The Stories We Tell heritage day, which runs at the venue on 1 May. Visitors will be able to take part in family-friendly craft activities and see community-led film, exhibitions and live performances inspired by stories uncovered from the Northcott Theatre Archive. Sophie McCormack, Heritage Manager at Exeter Northcott Theatre,

Heavitree and Whipton community thanked for consultation response

People in Heavitree and Whipton have been thanked for taking part in a public consultation on options to create quieter and safer residential roads in their community in Exeter. Around 1,400 people took part in the second phase of the “Exeter Streets” consultation held throughout September and October last year. The two rounds of consultation have identified key issues

Exeter Chamber appoints its first CEO

Exeter Chamber has announced the appointment of Richard Marsh as the first Chief Executive Officer of the business membership organisation. Richard joins the Chamber at an exciting yet critical time, with many businesses needing continued support to help them through challenging times inflicted by the Covid pandemic and cost-of-living crisis. Richard is a well-known figure in the city’s business

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