Community & Society

SATURDAY 8 & SUNDAY 9 JUNE 2024

Exeter Respect Festival 2024

The annual celebration of Exeter diversity returns for its 27th year with live music and performance, food stalls, community and campaign groups.

BELMONT PARK

Exeter Community Lottery homepage

ANALYSIS

Australian multinational is biggest council lottery winner as 92% of local causes receive less than £500

Operator collects £26,000 and city council £16,000 in first nine months as public support for Exeter voluntary and community organisations turned into private profit.

THURSDAY 9 MAY 2024

Compline - Ascension Day celebration

Performances of plainchant and polyphony with prayers at St Olave's Church.

ST OLAVE'S CHURCH

MONDAY 13 TO WEDNESDAY 15 MAY 2024

Pint of Science

Three day festival presents talks by Exeter research scientists in three city centre pubs.

EXETER CITY CENTRE

SUNDAY 12 MAY 2024

Bloom Festival 2024

Mental health and wellbeing event returns with a day of workshops, talks, poetry and performances.

EXETER PHOENIX

SATURDAY 11 MAY 2024

Exeter Pride 2024

Exeter Pride returns for a celebration of LGBTQIA+ diversity with a parade, marketplace, music, cabaret and more.

NORTHERNHAY GARDENS

SUNDAY 21 APRIL 2024

Italian Liberation Day festival

Italian Cultural Association Exeter hosts a day of music, dance, poetry, singing and Italian food.

THE HALL

Devon County Council SEND spending 2019-20 to 2024-25 bar chart

NEWS

SEND deficit deal demands £50m budget cuts, £13m asset sales and use of £20m financial reserves

Department for Education to contribute £95 million over nine years, but terms of deal require Devon County Council to break even on SEND within two years despite five years of multi-million pound overspends.

SATURDAY 20 APRIL 2024

Kidical Mass returns for 2024

Kidical Mass Exeter is holding its seventh family bike ride as part of a month of global action to promote safe cycling routes for children, young people and families.

SOUTHERNHAY

Wonford Community Wellbeing Hub option seven plan crop

ANALYSIS

£1+ million for Wonford community hub project development but £7 million build finance not yet found

City council presented £750,000 'feasibility proposal' as progression of existing plans despite having to start again after three years to cut costs, with Exeter City Living awarded £550,000 project contract.

FRIDAY 12 APRIL 2024

St Petrock's Big Night Out

Exeter homelessness charity invites people to sleep out under the stars, or in another safe location, to help raise money for rough sleepers.

SATURDAY 9 MARCH 2024

Brillsville Market returns

Community-run market launches 2024 season with goods from local producers, workshops and more.

ST THOMAS

SATURDAY 9 MARCH 2024

International Women's Festival 2024

A free one-day festival celebrating women with live music, workshops, panel discussions, art and more.

EXETER PHOENIX

WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2024

PRISM Exeter speakers series returns

LGBTQIA+ researchers share their experiences working in STEMM as part of this year's LGBT+ History Month.

EXETER LIBRARY

TUESDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2024

George Oliver, forgotten Exeter humanitarian

A fundraising talk about the priest, historian and author who lived in the priory in the 19th century.

ST NICHOLAS PRIORY

Royal Devon and Exeter hospital at Wonford

NEWS

Junior doctors stage industrial action either side of Christmas in longest strike in NHS history

Latest round of strikes are eighth walkout by junior doctors in eighteen month national dispute over pay and employment conditions with government.

THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER 2023

Fore Street festive celebration

Independent traders host a late night shopping event including Sacred Grounds Winter Fayre and Bookbag's third birthday party.

FORE STREET

St Petrocks homelessness charity Christmas appeal 2023

NEWS

St Petrock's Christmas appeal to raise funds to support its work with rough sleepers

Exeter homelessness charity's fundraising campaign features short film exploring how it feels to be homeless.

University of Exeter social mobility awards graphic

ANALYSIS

University of Exeter promotes social mobility 'silver awards' after being ranked 92nd in HEPI index

Higher Education Policy Institute social mobility ranking follows landmark study placing university 103rd in higher education social mobility league table, while South West young people are least likely to attend university in the country.

SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2023

St Thomas winter market

Community-run event returns with artisan traders, music, entertainment and workshops to create a family-friendly festival atmosphere.

ST THOMAS CHURCH

Exeter housing

ANALYSIS

Exeter has 3,100 vacant and empty second homes, nearly 6% of city's housing stock

ONS also finds South West has 183,000 unoccupied dwellings with another 200,000 in use as second homes in the region, of which more than 4,000 are in Exeter, as statutory homelessness increases and rough sleeping doubles in city.

Maketank window display

NEWS

Maketank community arts centre closes after more than four years at the heart of Exeter cultural life

Crown Estate unwilling to renew lease after problems with roof preclude repairs in block scheduled for demolition as part of CityPoint redevelopment.

THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2023

Reclaim the Night 2023

A protest against sexual violence and harassment of women and girls in public space.

EXETER CITY CENTRE

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MONDAY 13 TO THURSDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2023

The Big Exeter Feast

A ten day programme of field trips, talks, workshops and a conference exploring how food can be accessible, affordable and sustainable in Exeter.

EXETER COMMUNITY CENTRE

TUESDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2023

PRISM Exeter speakers event

Academic researchers share their experiences as part of this year's LGBTQ+ STEM Day.

EXETER LIBRARY

SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER 2023

Exeter Seed Bank seed packing

A pair of seed-packing workshops to prepare for distribution next spring.

EXETER PHOENIX

SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER 2023

Kidical Mass - Halloween special

Kidical Mass Exeter is holding its sixth family bike ride as part of an ongoing campaign for safe cycling routes for children, young people and families.

BELMONT PARK

THURSDAY 26 OCTOBER 2023

Rock Against Extinction

An evening of music, poetry and more in aid of Exeter Climate Action Hub.

EXETER PHOENIX

NHS logo

NEWS

Radiographers join consultants and junior doctors on strike at Royal Devon NHS Trust

First industrial action of its kind comes as government consults on plans to threaten health staff with dismissal to compel them to work on strike days.

St Thomas library

NEWS

St Thomas library forced to relocate when lease expires in November

Landlord Exeter Estates Holdings, controlled by Exeter Chiefs CEO and chairman Tony Rowe, sought substantial rent increase after withdrawing planning application to demolish library building and replace it with block of thirteen flats.

Royal Devon and Exeter hospital

NEWS

Four day strike by consultants and junior doctors at Royal Devon NHS Trust

Industrial action affecting almost all planned care marks first time consultants and junior doctors have taken strike action together.

St Petrock's mobile rough sleeper service

NEWS

St Petrock's shortlisted for National Lottery project of the year award

Mobile rough sleeper service among seventeen finalists shortlisted from nearly 4,000 applicants to reach public vote stage of national award.

County Hall

NEWS

County council forecasts £9.3 million overspend on top of £36.6 million SEND services deficit

Additional £10 million service delivery cuts, mostly from adult social care and children's services, to be allocated to government 'safety valve' deficit programme.

NHS Devon map

NEWS

Nearly 60,000 patients on Devon NHS dental services waiting list

Report says number of adults able to access NHS dentist in Devon has fallen to less than 40% as practices hand back contracts and commissioners struggle to procure replacement providers.

Wellbeing Exeter community building graphic

NEWS

Devon County Council cuts £270,000 Wellbeing Exeter partnership funding

Decision made in parallel with homelessness prevention funding cut decisions following January announcement of £50 million of unspecified 2023-24 budget cuts.

SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2023

Salmon Run 2023

Three runs along the River Exe to highlight the significance of salmon and the species' relationship with the waterway.

RIVER EXE

SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2023

Kidical Mass returns

Kidical Mass Exeter is holding its fifth family bike ride and picnic as part of an ongoing campaign for safe cycling routes for children, young people and families.

SOUTHERNHAY

Royal Devon and Exeter hospital

NEWS

Two day strike by consultants at Royal Devon NHS Trust

A two day strike by consultants at the Royal Devon NHS Trust is being held from 7am on Thursday 24 August.

SATURDAY 26 AUGUST 2023

Ukrainian Yarmarok

A celebration of Ukrainian independence with a traditional fair featuring food, music, dance and crafts.

MAKETANK

NHS logo

NEWS

Four day strike by junior doctors at Royal Devon NHS Trust

A four day strike by junior doctors at the Royal Devon NHS Trust is being held from 7am on Friday 11 August.

WEDNESDAY 6 TO SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2023

Climate exhibition 2023

Exeter Science Centre presents talks, activities and virtual reality experiences focussed on climate modelling.

MAKETANK

SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2023

Exeter tomato festival

Seed Bank celebration includes a blind taste test, workshops, music, face painting and a tomato-based lunch.

DAILY BOWL

Rough sleeper at Exeter Guildhall

NEWS

Devon County Council pauses homelessness prevention cuts

Devon County Council has paused its plans to cut a £1.5 million homelessness prevention budget following a campaign led by YMCA Exeter.

Rough sleeper sheltering at Exeter Guildhall

ANALYSIS

County council determined to axe homelessness prevention funding despite zero support for cuts

Fate of £1.5 million contract sealed before consultation began with district councils and services providers kept in dark and huge prospective financial and human costs, dwarfing claimed savings, ignored.

SATURDAY 17 TO SATURDAY 24 JUNE 2023

Refugee Week 2023

Refugee Support Devon & Exeter Phoenix present a day of arts and crafts, live music and food plus two film screenings.

EXETER QUAY & EXETER PHOENIX

Representatives of SEND Parents and Carers for Change standing in front of County Hall

NEWS

SEND children's services still 'failing to deliver improved outcomes for children and young people'

Devon County Council says change is underway but parents say problems remain unresolved, not enough is being done and their views are being ignored.

SATURDAY 10 TO SUNDAY 18 JUNE 2023

Great Big Green Week

A film screening with Q&A, plant swap, climate cafe, litterpick, open mic night, repair cafe, wildflower seed ball workshop and more.

EXETER CLIMATE ACTION HUB

SATURDAY 13 MAY 2023

Rainbow Fayre

Exeter Phoenix and Exeter Pride present a one-day celebration featuring live music, performance, stalls, food and the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest.

EXETER PHOENIX

SATURDAY 10 & SUNDAY 11 JUNE 2023

Exeter Respect Festival 2023

Exeter Respect Festival returns for its 26th year with live music and performance, food stalls, campaigners and community groups.

BELMONT PARK

SATURDAY 22 & SUNDAY 23 APRIL 2023

The Great Imagining

A weekend of science, craft, poetry and film to coincide with Earth Day 2023.

EXETER CLIMATE ACTION HUB

Rough sleeping at Exeter Guildhall

ANALYSIS

Devon County Council social care cuts target homelessness services

£1.5 million homelessness prevention service funding cut will make situation worse for people who are homeless and at risk of homelessness and is likely to cost more than it saves.

WEDNESDAY 14 JUNE 2023

How can Exeter Observer help our city to thrive?

Come along to one of our informal events and share your ideas on how we might grow the independent journalism Exeter needs.

ST SIDWELL'S COMMUNITY CENTRE

SUNDAY 16 APRIL 2023

Ukrainian Easter

A Ukrainian Orthodox Easter celebration with art and craft activities, Pysanky egg decoration and traditional song.

MAKETANK

FRIDAY 31 MARCH 2023

Act Together community talk

A discussion led by University of Exeter climate scientist James Dyke on tackling the climate crisis.

EXETER COMMUNITY CENTRE

Exeter City Council community grants budgets bar chart

ANALYSIS

Council slashes community grants but splashes cash on paddling pools in contested wards

Exeter grants programme budget reduced from £425,000 to £15,000 leaving hundreds of grassroots groups out in the cold as the impact of borrowing takes its toll and council fails to consult on budget cuts despite auditor recommendation.

SATURDAY 11 MARCH 2023

International Women's Festival

A free one day festival celebrating women with live music, dance, poetry, talks, art, food and more.

EXETER PHOENIX

SATURDAY 4 MARCH 2023

Climate Fresk

An interactive workshop explaining the science behind climate change.

EXETER CLIMATE ACTION HUB

THURSDAY 30 MARCH 2023

Compline - A contemplative journey through Lent

Performances of plainchant and polyphony with prayers at St Olave's church.

ST OLAVE'S CHURCH

Special educational needs and disabilities protesters at County Hall

NEWS

Devon County Council charged with 'relentless institutional failings' in SEND children's services provision

Children with special educational needs and disabilities protest alongside parents at County Hall as Ofsted monitoring continues to find serious unresolved issues and key areas that require significant change.

TUESDAY 14 MARCH 2023

The Forgotten Quarter

An evening talk exploring the Mint Lane area between the first and second world wars.

ST NICHOLAS PRIORY

FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2023

The Oil Machine

A free film screening and panel discussion with Dr James Dyke

EXETER CLIMATE ACTION HUB

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MONDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2023

PRISM Exeter speakers series

LGBTQIA+ people share their experiences working in STEMM as part of this year's LGBT+ History Month.

EXETER LIBRARY

SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2023

Seed Bank seed swap

Inaugural event also features talks on composting, fermentation and reducing kitchen waste with stalls, displays and activities.

MAKETANK

SUNDAY 22 JANUARY 2023

Flow Orchard wassail

Traditional music and song, story and celebration with apple juice and cider round an open fire.

TREWS WEIR ORCHARD

TUESDAY 10 JANUARY 2023

Extinction Rebellion 100 days campaign

Exeter event is first step towards April gathering of 100,000 people in Parliament Square.

EXETER CLIMATE ACTION HUB

Lottery graphic

ANALYSIS

Council lottery operator to take cut from local charitable donations

Decision to promote gambling as 'incentivised giving' plays down risks without assessing potential impacts or evidencing claimed benefits, disrupting relationships between community and voluntary sector organisations and supporters.

Striking nurses at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

NEWS

Historic nurses strike goes ahead after government refuses to negotiate over pay

Royal College of Nursing members out in force at Exeter NHS trusts alongside colleagues across the country as recruitment crisis threatens profession.

FRIDAY 13 JANUARY 2023

From Townhouse to Tenements

An evening talk and tour with performances explores the 19th century history of Exeter's oldest building.

ST NICHOLAS PRIORY

University of Exeter full-time academic staff salary distribution 2020-21

ANALYSIS

University of Exeter lags behind on female pay and employment terms

HESA figures show poor performance compared with Universities UK members and only incremental changes over past five years, mostly since staff began industrial action over pay, pensions and working conditions.

University of Exeter Streatham campus picket line

NEWS

University of Exeter staff strike in largest walkout in sector history

Dispute over pay, pensions and working conditions continues as universities generate record income.

SUNDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2023

Seed Bank workshops

Monthly sessions preparing seeds for the first ever Exeter Seed Bank seed swap.

EXETER PHOENIX

THURSDAY 1 DECEMBER 2022

Sourdough bread-making and shaping

St Sidwell's Community Centre is running a winter evening sourdough and rye bread-making class.

SIDWELL STREET BAKEHOUSE

Reclaim the Night protest in Bedford Street

NEWS

Reclaim the Night protest against sexual violence and harassment of women and girls in public space

Exeter event takes place after survey finding that 85% felt unsafe or very unsafe when walking alone in city centre at night, with police figures showing violent and sexual offences exceed 35% of all recorded crime in city.

SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER 2022

St Leonard's Christmas Fair

Community-run market returns for eleventh year with festive food, music and gifts.

MAGDALEN ROAD

SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2022

Greenpeace town hall

Greenpeace Exeter is screening a short film and hosting a discussion on the cost of living and climate crises.

EXETER COMMUNITY CENTRE

SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2022

St Thomas winter market returns

Community-run event combines artisan traders with music, entertainment and workshops to create family-friendly festival atmosphere.

ST THOMAS CHURCH

SUNDAY 30 OCTOBER 2022

Kidical Mass Halloween special

Kidical Mass Exeter is holding its fourth family bike ride as part of an ongoing campaign for safe cycling routes for children, young people and families.

NORTHERNHAY GARDENS

THURSDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2022

Sourdough pizza and pitta-making by night

St Sidwell's Community Centre is running autumn evening sourdough bread-making classes.

SIDWELL STREET BAKEHOUSE

SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER 2022

March of the Mummies

Campaigning charity Pregnant Then Screwed is holding a national Halloween-themed childcare protest march.

COUNTY HALL

THURSDAY 13 OCTOBER 2022

Sourdough bread-making by night

St Sidwell's Community Centre is running autumn evening sourdough pizza and pitta-making classes.

SIDWELL STREET BAKEHOUSE

SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER 2022

Herbal history, folklore & medicine

Exeter Seed Bank is holding a workshop exploring common local herbs and plants with medical herbalist Ile Ashcroft.

EXETER PHOENIX

SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2022

Kidical Mass is back

Kidical Mass Exeter is holding its third family bike ride and picnic as part of an ongoing campaign for safe cycling routes for children, young people and families.

NORTHERNHAY GARDENS

SATURDAY 30 JULY 2022

Sidwella day celebration

Devon Voice Group is co-hosting a celebration of Exeter's patron saint, the city's heritage and Devonian culture and dialect.

ST SIDWELL'S COMMUNITY CENTRE

SATURDAY 9 JULY 2022

Kidical Mass returns to Exeter in July

Kidical Mass Exeter is holding its second family bike ride and picnic as part of an ongoing global campaign for safe cycling routes for children, young people and families.

BELMONT PARK

MONDAY 27 JUNE 2022

PRISM Exeter Pride month queer science celebration

Devon network champions LGBTQIA+ STEMM contributors and the impact they have had on young people in queer science competition.

UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

SUNDAY 15 MAY 2022

Kidical Mass comes to Exeter

Kidical Mass Exeter is holding its first family bike ride and picnic as part of a global campaign for safe cycling routes for children, young people and families.

BELMONT PARK

SATURDAY 11-SUNDAY 12 JUNE 2022

Exeter Respect Festival 2022

Exeter Respect Festival returns to Belmont Park for its 25th anniversary with live music and performance, food stalls, campaigners and community groups.

BELMONT PARK

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SATURDAY 14 MAY 2022

Exeter Pride 2022

Exeter Pride returns for an in-person celebration of LGBTQIA+ diversity and visibility after moving online in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NORTHERNHAY GARDENS

SUNDAY 8 MAY 2022

Fore Street Flea

Fore Street Flea market returns for an Exeter Pride-themed special event.

FORE STREET

SUNDAY 8 MAY 2022

Traditional Italian music and dance

Exeter Italian Cultural Association is holding a workshop exploring the folk traditions of Southern Italy in music, dance and song with Trikkeballakke and La Tarantella.

ST JAMES' CHURCH

Exeter Ukrainian refugee support hub Conversation Café

NEWS

Ukrainian refugee support hub opens in Exeter city centre

Conversation Café pop-up offers information, resources, events and meeting space to help cut through the confusion surrounding the Homes for Ukraine scheme and enable Devon's response to the crisis.

Universities social mobility scatter chart showing University of Exeter ranking

NEWS

University of Exeter ranked bottom of Russell Group and 103rd overall in social mobility league table

Landmark study by Institute for Fiscal Studies, Sutton Trust and Department for Education finds University of Exeter undergraduates are less likely to come from disadvantaged backgrounds, and those that do are less likely to be high earners.

Reclaim the Night march on Exeter High Street

NEWS

500 march in Reclaim the Night protest against sexual violence and harassment on Exeter streets

Annual event promoting public awareness of male violence against women and girls in public spaces coincides with international human rights campaigns.

St Thomas Community Garden volunteers

NEWS

First St Thomas winter market brings festival feel to 'overlooked' area of Exeter

A community-run event at St Thomas Church combines artisan traders with music, storytelling and craft workshops to create a family-friendly festival atmosphere.

SATURDAY 31 JULY 2021

St Sid's holds double celebration of community centre's 20th anniversary and Sidwella Day

Local residents are invited to an afternoon of live music, good food, heritage tours and garden discovery trail in honour of Sidwella, Exeter's patron saint.

ST SIDWELL'S COMMUNITY CENTRE

Kinder Exeter community festival on Cathedral Green

NEWS

Kinder Exeter community festival brings compassion and colour to city centre

Week-long event bringing artists, academics, students and communities together for online and outdoor activities was first of planned annual festivals facilitated by Maketank artists' collective.

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NOTES & SKETCHES

No Exeter Pride parade this year

Exeter Pride has confirmed that there would be no Pride march, festival or marketplace this year.

Great Western Hotel beside Exeter St David's railway station

ANALYSIS

Exeter rough sleepers in COVID-19 emergency accommodation face uncertain future

Exeter City Council has yet to confirm whether it will use any of the £2.15m Rough Sleeping Initiative funding it has received since 2018 to keep housing rough sleepers when government emergency accommodation funding runs out.

Night shelter for homeless and rough sleepers in Magdalen Street, Exeter (front)

NEWS

Exeter rough sleepers night shelter to open all year round

Exeter City Council has approved plans to extend Magdalen Street night shelter opening from April to the end of September.

Exeter University & College Union strike third week rally at St David's Church - Billy Bragg concert

NEWS

University of Exeter strike ends third week with rally and concert at St David's Church

The Exeter branch of the University & College Union (UCU) is taking part in four weeks of national industrial action over pensions, equal pay for female and BAME staff, increasing workloads and the use of casual employment contracts.

Sally Ride, America's first woman astronaut communicates with ground controllers from the flight deck

NEWS

University of Exeter PRISM network champions queer STEMM pioneers

Exeter students celebrated the lives of polar explorer and botanist Elke Mackenzie, inventor, engineer and futurist Nikola Tesla and astronaut and children's author Sally Ride in winning LGBT+ network competition entries.

Jubilee Beauty - Exeter Central library chidren's area rocking horse

NEWS

Exeter library children's horse to keep on rocking!

A crowdfunding appeal has successfully raised £1000 to repair Exeter Central library's popular rocking horse, Jubilee Beauty.

Striking University of Exeter history lecturers Dr Jennifer Farrell and Dr Gemma Clark

NEWS

University of Exeter staff strike over pay, pensions and working conditions

The Exeter branch of the University & College Union (UCU) is taking part in a national eight day strike for fair pay and pensions, including equal pay for female and BAME staff, and against casualisation and increasing workloads.

Rhian Keyse speaking at Exeter UCU's anti-casualisation campaign launch

NEWS

Education union challenges university to address widespread casualisation of teaching staff

Exeter University & College Union (UCU) launched an anti-casualisation campaign on Friday as a prelude to negotiation with the University of Exeter over academic staff contracts.

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Howell Road garage

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ANALYSIS  ⁄  TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

Plan to convert language school to nursery to test credibility of city council active travel policy

Exeter Academy sits near top of steep hill 250 feet above city, far from accessible bus and rail routes, but developer claims local plan compliance in 'demonstrably sustainable location' which is 'conducive to sustainable modes of travel'.

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ANALYSIS  ⁄  DEMOCRACY & GOVERNANCE

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