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Re: Exeter (and Devon)

Post by crystalball » Fri Apr 18, 2008 14:14

BBC website wrote:View of the seafront at Dawlish Warren. The train carriages in the foreground are not in a siding but are holiday accommodation.
That's the greatest thing. I'd love to go there.

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Re: Exeter (and Devon)

Post by Martijn » Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:54

Oh, I didn't know they had that there. You can see Dwalish from Exmouth (and vice versa of course - Exmouth is in the photo on the other side of the river) and you can get there by train, but it takes you about an hour.

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Re: Exeter (and Devon)

Post by Madgerbeinhof » Mon Apr 21, 2008 13:15

Martijn wrote:Oh, I didn't know they had that there. You can see Dwalish from Exmouth (and vice versa of course - Exmouth is in the photo on the other side of the river) and you can get there by train, but it takes you about an hour.
You can get the ferry from Exmouth to Starcross and vice versa. Not sure how frequent it is though, and you don't want to be around Starcross at low tide. The mud flats stink to high heaven. Dawlish Warren's brilliant though (as opposed to Dawlish, which is alright, but different). The best thing to do is go dune-jumping when there's nobody about. Just check for broken bottles and dog eggs first.

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Re: Exeter (and Devon)

Post by Martijn » Mon Apr 21, 2008 20:13

Yes, we should take the ferry once before we move away from here. It hardly saves you time though if you need to go to Dawlish and beyond.

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Re: Exeter (and Devon)

Post by MJHibbett » Sun May 18, 2008 17:38

Afternoon! Anyone know anything about PLYMOUTH? I have a Cunning Scheme that might involve me doing a gig down there, but have no idea where would be good - anyone have a clue?

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Re: Exeter (and Devon)

Post by darvé » Sun May 18, 2008 17:47

We used to stay in those coaches at Dawlish Warren, every summer for about 10 years when i was a wee train loving lad. Only railway staff could stay in them back then - i think thats changed now and they can be rented by anyone - but my dad would take us and various other people for 2 weeks or so, best times of my life that. That picture makes me want to go back.

Sorry Mark, don't know about Plymouth, carry on though, as you were.
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Post by philjunebride » Sun May 18, 2008 19:19

MJHibbett wrote:Afternoon! Anyone know anything about PLYMOUTH? I have a Cunning Scheme that might involve me doing a gig down there, but have no idea where would be good - anyone have a clue?
The Plymouth Hub could be the place:

http://www.plymouthhub.com/Home_Page.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I've not actually been, so can't confirm whether it's good or not...just seems to be the ONLY place anyone vaguely independent plays down here!

The rubarb arts cafe also occasionally puts bands on:

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu ... =267448901" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Hope this helps, Mark!

Phil

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Re: Exeter (and Devon)

Post by Pardon My Rhythm » Mon May 19, 2008 15:44

I haven't been out in Plymouth since my youth but decent gigs tended to be in the Cooperage

http://www.lemonrock.com/cooperage" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (their actual website doesn't seem to do much)

but I'm afraid I'm not familiar with the current scene. I do know a chap who puts on bands just across the water in the Rame peninsular of Cornwall.

The gig you're thinking of isn't this weekend by any chance? I'm off down there on Thursday.

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Re: Exeter (and Devon)

Post by Pardon My Rhythm » Thu May 22, 2008 20:48

Euh. I'm in Exeter NEXT weekend. Euh.

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Re: Exeter (and Devon)

Post by Martijn » Fri May 23, 2008 11:21

I bet the centre will be safe again next weekend. There were some policemen at St. Davids station last night, but they looked more like they were on their day out.

The suspect is a resident of Plymouth. I think there's nothing pretty in Plymouth to be destroyed, but that's a lame excuse.

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Re: Exeter (and Devon)

Post by Madgerbeinhof » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:34

Madgerbeinhof wrote:This won't be much use if you're reading this too much later (posting this at 1pm on Friday April 18th). But look at the sea at Dawlish Warren! Look at it! Go on! That's where I'd like to be right now. Walking in the dunes with a big bag of salty and vinegary chips.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/devon/content/webc ... bcam.shtml" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
As above. Look at the Warren today!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/devon/content/webc ... bcam.shtml" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Exeter (and Devon)

Post by Pardon My Rhythm » Fri Aug 08, 2008 22:21

Right. If I get my way I could be living in Exeter quite soon. Can anyone suggest places where I shouldn't move to? I'm going for cheap but want to be in a nice-ish area.

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Re: Exeter (and Devon)

Post by Martijn » Fri Aug 08, 2008 22:46

Pardon My Rhythm wrote:Right. If I get my way I could be living in Exeter quite soon. Can anyone suggest places where I shouldn't move to? I'm going for cheap but want to be in a nice-ish area.
Hmm. We just moved to the area officially known as 'Haven Banks', close to St Thomas station, which is really nice and close to the river, but just two streets from here are some very sad council houses; you'd best come and have a look yourself. St James, near the football ground, seems like a nice area to me as well, lots of students (so probably cheap) and really central.

But anyway, yay! Welcome to the West Country. It's lovely down here and more people should come. If only for a day.

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Re: Exeter (and Devon)

Post by Pardon My Rhythm » Wed Aug 27, 2008 23:31

Thank you. I am a westcountryer of old and I'm really trying to move back here permanently but no-one will give me a job!

I found a great flat in St David's but he won't let me move in on the dole, so fingers crossed for my interview (central) and house viewings (one central, one St Thomas) on Friday.

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Re: Exeter (and Devon)

Post by Pardon My Rhythm » Wed Aug 27, 2008 23:33

philjunebride wrote:
MJHibbett wrote:Afternoon! Anyone know anything about PLYMOUTH? I have a Cunning Scheme that might involve me doing a gig down there, but have no idea where would be good - anyone have a clue?
The Plymouth Hub could be the place:

http://www.plymouthhub.com/Home_Page.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I've not actually been, so can't confirm whether it's good or not...just seems to be the ONLY place anyone vaguely independent plays down here!

The rubarb arts cafe also occasionally puts bands on:

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu ... =267448901" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Hope this helps, Mark!

Phil
Incidentally, The Hub is lovely and it turns out it's run by a friend of a bunch of friends of mine. I spent a great night there recently watching the band of a kid I used to babysit (oh good lord no no no).

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Re: Exeter (and Devon)

Post by philjunebride » Wed Aug 27, 2008 23:36

Nice piece on the Pop Noise people here:

http://www.whatsonsouthwest.co.uk/article.php?id=13263" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Who knows, with this kind of publicity, maybe some people might actually turn up to one of the gigs :-)

Devon is definitely heaven - unless you're an indiepop promoter...

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Re: Exeter (and Devon)

Post by Pardon My Rhythm » Thu Aug 28, 2008 13:19

Ooh you're in Buckfastleigh. I've been hanging out there quite a bit lately. It's great. Haven't checked out your otter sanctuary yet, sadly.

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Re: Exeter (and Devon)

Post by philjunebride » Thu Aug 28, 2008 14:06

The otters are great - but stay upwind, as they can be a bit smelly :-) Fishy, unsuprisingly....

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Re: Exeter (and Devon)

Post by Martijn » Thu Aug 28, 2008 14:10

Good luck with the interview/viewings tomorrow! Will you be living here by the 11th of September which is when we'll play some music at Tigga's Bar again, under the moniker of Exeter Goes Pop! which, actually, stands for "Four people in the whole of Exeter go Pop!" (Five, when Phil comes 'round.) But perhaps the problem with Exeter and Pop! is that people are just shy and spend most of their time behind their computer screens, rather than go out and make friends. I had, for instance, heard of neither Pop Noise nor Pop Annoys Simon. Will listen as soon as I'm able to!

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