Following my recent post about Riding Lights' Christmas shows, there are a number of other Christmas events taking place in the coming weeks which I would love to publicise. Originally I intended to give each one an individual post, but I must remember, when all is said and done, that this is a film blog rather than a what's on guide.
1. The Great Tiverton Santa Walk and Run - Sunday 1st December
What better way to kick off Advent, the countdown to Christmas, then dressing up as Santa for charity? On December 1st, people of all ages and abilities are invited to walk, jog, run or wheel their way around a 3km course to raise money for When You Wish Upon A Star, a charity which provides memorable experiences for children suffering from life-threatening illnesses.
2. Tiverton Late Night Shopping - Friday 6th December
3. The Steampunk Yule Ball @ the Exeter Phoenix - Friday 6th December
If late night shopping is not your thing, then this might just be up your street. For one night only the Exeter Phoenix will be taken over by all things steampunk for the Steampunk Yule Ball. This event is organised by The Mysterious Freakshow, whose members broadcast on Phonic FM as Revolutionary Radio, every Sunday 6-8pm. In addition to music from them, Miss Von Trapp and The Wattingers, there'll be a special appearance by 'chap hop' artist Professor Elemental - check out the video for a glimpse of his talents:
4. The Exeter YMCA Santa Abseil - Saturday 7th December
If walking or running in a Santa suit doesn't seem exciting enough, why not abseil off a 100ft building dressed as Santa? That's the thinking behind the Santa Abseil, in which anyone over the age of 12 (excepting pregnant women) can abseil down the @Renslade Office in Exeter to raise money for Exeter YMCA. Check out the video for an idea of what to expect:
I think that covers everything - so now I promise no more Christmas posts until December. Honest.