Exeter Trails Launch Party
Thu 01 Jan 1970
Exeter Trails Launch party will be on Thursday July 4th at Exeter Phoenix from 7pm, Head on down and explore Exeters exciting Independent shops!
What? – The launch of a new way to explore Exeter with beautiful hand drawn maps from Exeter Trails! Complimentary drinks on arrival and nibbles courtesy of local traders!
When? – Thursday July 4th from 7pm onwards
Where? – Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street
Why? – To celebrate Exeters diverse independent retailers!
Bring a friend and pick up a map to explore Exeters independent treasures!
A collective of local businesses have teamed up with Exeter City Council and The RAMM to create 5 unique trails exploring the citys diverse range of Independent shops. Each trail begins at the citys Royal Albert Memorial Museum, recent winner of three RIBA awards for architecture and conservation.
Launching on Thursday 4th July, to mark the start of Independent Retailer Month, the free beautifully illustrated maps will be available at over a hundred different outlets including all retailers involved, Exeter Phoenix, tourist information centres and hotels as well as the university. The maps will accompany a website with an individual profile page for each business involved and a monthly Exeter Trails newsletter will keep the public up to date with events, offers and news from a complete spectrum of local businesses. Exeter Trails will provide an instant network for traders and a platform for cross-promotion, bringing local traders together!
‘The maps give visitors the opportunity to explore the interesting and often unseen parts of the city it really has a lot to offer in terms of independent shopping! We should be proud of it!’ said Hayley Marchant of No Guts No Glory.
The scheme, which is backed by Exeter City Council, has signed up 101 traders so far. The maps feature five different routes: Food Glorious Food, Café Culture, Bygones & Boutiques, Activities & Hobbies and The Exeter Creativity Trail; with a view to take in more of the Citys Independent Traders in the future.
Each map has been hand-drawn and coloured by Dawlish based Dip Pen & Ink Illustrator Philip Harris; illustrating notable city landmarks and places of interest as well as the featured shops on each trail. The reverse of each map incudes details of each business involved as well as links to the website where the maps will be downloadable.