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i have a job interview there this friday-sell theplace to me so i work out whether it is worth moving there.
I'm at uni in Ex. It's a nice place to be.
http://www.exeterschool.devon.sch.uk/page.aspx?id=92 where the grass is green and the children are happy
...looks like a lovely place. What info are you generally looking for to sway you?!
how easy to get to bristol
best bits/worst bits
Bristol is hour and the bit on the train, about the same to drive (that's my home from uni!)
Gig scene is pretty good, there's The Cavern and The Hub for smaller bands, the Lemmy for up and comers and the Great Hall at the uni for bigger gigs.
I quite enjoy living here as it's smallish and you can get around easily (the buses are pretty good and almost never come late) and they've just opened a new shopping complex thing which is alright.
However it does lack a bit of character down the high street, it's all Topman and stuff like that, although Martian Records is pretty good down Gandy Street. Also it's full of bloody students.
Well, i'm from a coastal town just down the Exe. Exeter is a sweet city IMO - v easy to get to Brizzle (45 mins ish on any regularly leaving train), really good for shopping following the new Princesshay development in the city centre (got an Apple shop t'other day) (ahem! not that shopping is my thing) -- near Exmouth, a fine (ish) town (good beach and cliffs), and Woodbury Common separating the two for like, nature. Beautiful coastline around that area. Dartmoor's close by too.
Gig scene is centred around The Cavern who have links going way back - i think Quicksand were their first ever gig. great little sweaty, barfly-esque place (http://cavernclub.co.uk), have played/got drunk (it's cheap)/witnessed many now-huge bands there in my time. Used to be a massive hardcore & post-rock scene going, still is to a degree. Also The Hub is gaining prominence among local bands. Some great places to go out too - The Firehouse is a splendid pub with a great jazz night (seriously) on Fridays for a quid, open late, and Timepiece is an excellent student-centric club. In all honesty though, the gig scene is decidedly bleak compared to some other larger cities/LDN.
Also: new big VUE cinema and arty Picture House...v impressive Cathedral too, good green. To sit in, like. and some good pasty shops. Always important. Oh, and Topsham is a harbour town nearby with some rulin' pubs.
i went to that school!
what is the job?
i reckon that could be a pretty cushy job. v. little marketing that i was ever aware of apart from a shitty little ad in the free local newsletter!
is it good pay?
decent gig selection, nice pubs, shopping is ok (got better recently), nice town generally, close to country etc
Tuesday 1 January NEW YEARS DAY - CLOSED
Thursday 3 January DEAD CITY STEREO + GUESTS EP LAUNCH PARTY
Friday 4 January PSYCHE - FREE!!! - SURF PUNK - GARAGE - NORTHERN SOUL
Saturday 5 January INDIE CLUB with VEIL CASSINI - FREE
Tuesday 8 January VANGUARD ROCKS! with SEKHMET, VANADIUM, DETHLEHEM + OUT OF ENEMIES
Wednesday 9 January LOFI HIFI - INDIE ELECTRO CLUBNIGHT - FREE ENTRY B4 9
Thursday 10 January FREAKSCENE with LOAD.CLICK.SHOOT
Friday 11 January HUNDRED REASONS - LEMONGROVE EXETER UNI - WITH FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES BAD ROBOT @ THE CAVERN
Saturday 12 January INDIE CLUB with Live guests THE THIRST
Sunday 13 January MEET ME IN ST LOUIS + OK PILOT + BLAKFISH
Tuesday 15 January FYC with guest TISSO LAKE
Wednesday 16 January BEATS AND BASS - WINDUP!
Thursday 17 January FREAKSCENE - DAVE HOUSE + ENCYCLOPEDIA + PICTURES
Saturday 19 January INDIE CLUB - FREE B4 9 - THE LOST BOYS
Sunday 20 January FAKE FIGHT presents ELLE S'APELLE
Monday 21 January METAL MOVEMENT: SANGUINE-OSMUIM-RED MIST
Wednesday 23 January LOFI HIFI - FREE - SOUTH CENTRAL
Thursday 24 January FREAKSCENE - PUNK/METAL
Friday 25 January DIBDUB SOUNDSYSTEM - FREE B4 9!!
Saturday 26 January ATOMIC POP - FREE - PALLADIUM
Monday 28 January RED STRIPE MUSIC AWARDS
Tuesday 29 January JUBILEE - FEAT MEMBERS OF QOTSA, NIN & ICARUS LINE
Wednesday 30 January BEATS AND BASS - CLUBNIGHT
Thursday 31 January GAY FOR JOHNNY DEPP + THE COMPUTERS
Friday 1 February DREADZONE SOUNDSYSTEM
Saturday 2 February ART BRUT (PHOENIX 7.30) TRASH CITY (Cavern)
Sunday 3 February ENON + ILL EASE (A Fake Fight Night)
Monday 4 February LATE OF THE PIER
Tuesday 5 February LIGHTSPEED CHAMPION
Wednesday 6 February LOFI HIFI presents YETI & THE FOXES
Thursday 7 February AIRBOURNE - HEAVY ROCK
Friday 8 February BAD ROBOT - TECHNO/ELECTRO - POUNDING GROOVES
Saturday 9 February INDIE CLUB - ROYWORLD - FREE
Sunday 10 February BRIGADE (TBC)
Monday 11 February THE BLESSING - EX PORTISHEAD
Thursday 14 February TELLISON + Furthest Drive Home, Hearts Under Fire and The Maple State
Saturday 16 February INDIE CLUB - PETE & THE PIRATES - FREE
Tuesday 19 February I WAS A CUB SCOUT + ROLO TOMASSI + LOVVERS
Wednesday 20 February LOFI HIFI CLUBNIGHT with live guestS GLASS SHARK
Friday 22 February DIB DUB SOUNDSYSTEM
Saturday 23 February ATOMIC POP - FREE - THESE NEW PURITANS
Tuesday 26 February METAL MOVEMENT:
and then there is the phoenix, lemongrove+great hall, 3 fat fish, and other small pubby venues and stuff...
Worst place on Earth. DON'T GO :'(
The Hole in the Wall is a nice pub. They do a platter on a plate that is bigger than my torso
in... the Wall.
The Cavern is NOT a pub cellar
The Cavern is the love of my life :)
It is a beautiful place to be - the campus is lovely and the city centre's still got a lot of old buildings lurking around, including the cathedral..
If you can't be dealing with students, though, steer clear of Vic Street and the Mount Pleasant area...
in the country. Easy.
in the Return of The Jedi with that big window
And the Impy? Best Wetherspoons in the country?
Biggest, but maybe not best, proving that size isn't always the deciding factor...
And the view!
it's a orangery.
oh the days.
when i get fed up of london.
i don't know why as i've never been there and have no idea what it's really like.
i just like the idea of it.
But nightlife is very limited. Bar the Cavern, if you're only into the sort of music Drownedinsound covers, you're fucked. There's 5 or 6 clubs, which generally cater to Student needs ie student anthems (Cheese, basically). Can be pretty expensive for what it is. Lovely in summer though and the Imperial IS an excellent, excellent pub. Picturesque little place, but I'd imagine living there full time may grate after a while, with the lack of viable entertainment. What considerations are you taking into account?
that was enough to put me off..
Cardiac Hill is made out to be this absolute bitch of a hill, but it's nothing. You can run up there quite easily.
heart attacks going up it, apparently.
They must have been clinically obese.
research suggests it is nice but lacking in rentable housing
and have you had no luck so far?
and so far have only had a cursory look at the likes of rightmove.co.uk and the such like. (I would be after a modern two bedroom place under £600ish) I dont even know if i need a place yet-depends how the interview goes on Friday. But i am damn keen to get the job and move to Exeter.
i'm not sure how much rightmove and those places will have comprehensive listings for a place like exeter. maybe have a look around estate agents when you are down? i was asking because my mum has a room to rent but i guess you want a bit more than that :)
if they ask you in the interview why you want to work at exeter school you can say an 'Old Exonian' recommended it to you as a great place to be or something. that'll get you in fo sho.
how hot is your mum...?
Ive allowed plenty of time to explore the place and im doing uber research to try and land the job.
(too hot for you to handle)