100 years of the Devon County Library Service

The 100th anniversary of the Devon County Library Service is being marked this month by Libraries Unlimited, the charity that manages 54 libraries in Devon and Torbay.

The Devon County Library Service was launched in 1924 with the aim of providing a single county-wide service giving all residents free access to books. Before then, many of Devon’s individual scattered community...

Go Quest Adventures announces new launch, website and exclusive offer to mark anniversary

Self-guided city trail company, Go Quest Adventures is celebrating its second anniversary this June with the launch of a new Quest in Exeter, reimagined website and app as well as a limited time only discount code for Quest-goers.

Turning city streets into adventure playgrounds, Go Quest Adventures is a hugely popular interactive walking treasure hunt with a twist. Since its...

Fouders of Otter with celebration cake

60 Good Deeds for 60th Anniversary

Otter Garden Centres is kicking off celebrations for its sixtieth anniversary celebrations with a special pledge set to benefit the communities local to its seven branches.

The family-run business – which started in 1964 – will be carrying out 60 ‘good deeds’ across the year. These will be achieved by working with charities, schools and community organisations.

As an example,...

Exeter Philharmonic Choir is celebrating 175 years of performing (photo by PJSPhotography)

Devon-wide choir celebrates 175 uninterrupted years of performance with an anthem for our time

Members of the longest-established choir in the South West have a special reason to raise their voices in celebration at a concert in Exeter Cathedral on Saturday, March 12th - the event marks Exeter Philharmonic Choir’s 175th anniversary.

To celebrate this landmark occasion, the Choir will be performing Brahms’ great work, Ein deutsches Requiem , joined by the renowned London Mozart...

Snow warden volunteers

Devon's Snow Wardens on standby as they mark 10th anniversary

With Devon’s Snow Wardens prepared to spring into action this weekend, they will also be marking the 10th anniversary of the volunteer scheme this year.

The scheme has gone from strength to strength since it was launched by Devon County Council in 2011 , and around 325 towns and parishes in the county currently have snow wardens.

In the event of a prolonged cold spell, the...

Children's Hospice South West

Children's Hospice South West Celebrate 30th Anniversary

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2021 …and everyone is welcome to join the party!

During the last three decades, the charity has provided a safe haven of care, support and friendship for thousands of local families with a seriously ill child. And in its 30th year, supporters are being asked to help it create more cherished memories for many...

Vue Plymouth celebrates twenty blockbusting years

Vue Plymouth has marked its 20th birthday at the Barbican Leisure Park on Thursday, celebrating two decades as part of the community with a special cake.

The 15-screen venue was first opened as part of the Barbican Leisure Park in May 1999, and has since been screening the latest film, theatre, musical performances and more for happy customers in the city. To mark the anniversary,...

Plymouth’s Premier Hair Salon Celebrates a Decade of Excellence

Plymouth city centre has seen a lot of dramatic changes over the past few years causing numerous fledgling businesses to rise and fall. David & David Hair Salon in Plymouth’s city centre has ridden the wave of economic uncertainty for a decade and this year is proud to be celebrating its ten-year anniversary, making it one of the longest-standing and most successful hair salons in the city...

Festival of words and music celebrates 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death

The enduring influence of William Shakespeare will be celebrated through a series of musical performances, films and talks at Plymouth University.

Marking the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, the 2016 Words and Music Festival – sponsored by the Suzanne Sparrow Plymouth Language School – will carry the theme of Celebrating Shakespeare.

It will include a theatrical...

Peninsula Dental School celebrates 10th anniversary

Plymouth University is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the announcement of the creation of the Peninsula Dental School, then the first new dental school in the UK for 40 years.

The announcement was made on 26th January 2006 and came after a declaration by the Government in 2004 about its plan to increase the number of dental training places in England.

The Peninsula Dental...