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Performance Review: Exeter Shakespeare Company’s Julius Caesar

Sweeping me in from cobbled streets in an area of Exeter that I’d never set foot before, The Hall was the perfect venue in which to be hurtled along with the tide of political thrill and plotting. Exeter Shakespeare Company’s performance of Julius Caesar hit the mark in making this timeless play relevant and new. Julius Caesar is a Shakespearean classic: conspiracy, drama, and of … Continue reading Performance Review: Exeter Shakespeare Company’s Julius Caesar

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Discover Devon: Exmoor National Park

Exmoor, the national park on the North Devon coast, may be more difficult to get to than Dartmoor but, it is nevertheless worth a visit. I recently took a trip to Exmoor and was very pleasantly surprised by a lovely few days of walking. Spanning the coastline, moorland, farmland and some beautiful villages and towns, Exmoor has a little something for everyone. I headed on … Continue reading Discover Devon: Exmoor National Park

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A Final Term Bucket List at Exeter University

As the dissertation looms and that cheeky grad robes fee seems to be staring you in the face, you may be thinking of simpler times. When you were just a silly fresh, graduation felt so far away. Yes, you energetically bounced from club to club, but did you ever stop to explore Exeter properly before COVID came along to ruin your summer? Probably not. But … Continue reading A Final Term Bucket List at Exeter University

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Interview: Okay, Bye

Ahead of their first date of their headline UK tour, Co-President and Online Editor Senthur Shanmugarasa sat down with lead singer Grace at the Lilac Bakery in Exeter St Thomas. Hey! How’s it going? How does it feel to be headlining your first tour? It’s actually not our first tour! When we were a two piece and just before Brexit, Tom and I did 10 … Continue reading Interview: Okay, Bye

Review: Exeter University Shakespeare Company’s ‘The Duchess of Malfi’

he Chapter House at Exeter Cathedral was lit by candles on Monday’s chilly winter evening, ready to host the cast and crew of Exeter University Shakespeare Company — who have been rehearsing since late September — as they prepared to take Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi onto the stage. The Chapter House provided both an intimate setting for the tragedy — with dialogue often occuring in the aisle, fully immersing the audience into the plot — and yet also presented the audience with the grandeur and awe that naturally comes with the divine space, the balance of the two perfect for such a production. The rows of chairs were adorned with fake ivy which, coupled with the grand nature of such a space, transported the near-full audience into a realm of Jacobean atmosphere. Continue reading Review: Exeter University Shakespeare Company’s ‘The Duchess of Malfi’

Discover Devon: Okehampton

For those looking for an easy getaway from Exeter to explore more of the Devon countryside, Okehampton is the perfect place. Right on the edge of Dartmoor, Okehampton is a classic old Devonshire market town. It is only half an hour away by car, or around 40 minutes on the train, making it the perfect place for a study-break day out. No matter what your … Continue reading Discover Devon: Okehampton

Interview with Mandy Barnes from Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services

This interview references sexual violence. There are support resources at the end of the article. Hi Mandy! Would you be able to explain what Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services (DRCSAS) does for anyone who might not be sure? DRCSAS is a confidential and professional support organisation based in Exeter, but we also have offices in Barnstaple and Torquay. The service is for anybody … Continue reading Interview with Mandy Barnes from Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services

Discover Devon: Brixham

Brixham is a wholesome fishing town a stone throws away from Torquay. Built around the harbour, Brixham is a town full of heritage and places to explore, especially during the summer months. I found myself there last June and discovered what this cute coastal town has to offer. You have two options for getting there, both of which begin with a train from Exeter to … Continue reading Discover Devon: Brixham