Steve Knightly to sing in Topsham and other news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 03 March 2013

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Steve Knightly, the song writing force behind Show of Hands, is bringing his solo tour to Topsham on Tuesday, March 19. Read this and more.

CONSERVATORY BUILD: Plans have been submitted to build a conservatory at 25 Elm Grove Road.

Exeter City Council will now rule on the plan.

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LISTED EXTENSION: Plans to extend a listed building in Topsham have been approved by Exeter City Council.

The plan is to build ground-floor extensions and raise the roof of 8 Tresillian Gardens.

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HOME REFURB: A proposed extension to a Topsham home has been approved by Exeter City Council.

The plan is to build a two-storey side extension and a two-storey rear extension at 1 Ferry Road.

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BREATHE EASY: Breathe Easy East Devon welcomes all to the group’s monthly meetings on the first Saturday of each month, at Clyst St George village hall, from 2pm.

Guest speakers and a range of topics will be raised at the meetings.

Admission is free, although donations are welcome. Refreshments will be available.

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CAFE BACK OPEN: The Estuary League of Friends Reminiscence café will open again on Tuesday March 12, from 10.30am until noon, at Topsham Methodist Church.

The fortnightly café gives visitors the chance to chat about the past and present. Over the coming months organisers will be hosting a variety of different themes.

Tea and coffee is 50p, with all proceeds helping the friends group carry out its community work.

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COFFEE FUNDRAISER: A coffee and cake morning in aid of pulmonary fibrosis research is being held on Saturday, March 9 in St Margaret’s Church lower church rooms, from 10.30am until 1pm.

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SINGING SENSATION: Steve Knightly, the song writing force behind Show of Hands, is bringing his solo tour to Topsham on Tuesday, March 19.

Steve will be live at The Malt House with special guests Cole Stacey and Joseph O’Keefe. Doors open at 7.30pm.

Tickets for the Tales from the land, the sea, the heart tour are £15 in advance, available at the Topsham Bookshop, or from the box office on 0777155 9814.

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HISTORICAL NATURE: The natural history of Alphinbrook, Exeter, is the theme of the Topsham Birdwatching and Naturalist Society’s next talk.

Charlie Fleming will lead the talk, at Matthews Hall, in Fore Street, from 7.30pm.

Entry is free to members, £3 to non-members.

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REFRESHING FUNDRAISER: An acoustic café music benefit evening takes place in Matthews Hall on Saturday, March 9, in aid of Exeter Ethopia Link.

A variety of artists, performing live contemporary folk, blues and jazz, will entertain from 7.30pm-10.30pm, in a relaxed café-style setting. Visitors are invited to bring wine or beer. Home-cooked food will be available to buy.

Admission is £7.50 for adults and £4 for children. For more information, call 07977 272174 or 07879 999638.

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