Welcome to the Global Centre

Upcoming Events

The informal World at Lunch discussion group continues every Thursday 1pm to 2pm when there is not a Special. 

To celebrate 20 years of DDE we have published a new brochure and have set ourselves a target to raise £100,000 to fund our work with schools and communities across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay over the next 3-5 years.

Celebrate Navaratri with Exeter Hindu Temple Cultural & Community Centre  - Saturday 23rd September 6:30pm 

  • Garba dancing
  • Dandiya Ras
  • Hindu Puja
  • Shared food
  • Meet new people 

Venue: Exeter Steiner Academy, Cowley Bridge Rd, Exeter EX4 5AD 

Free Event - all welcome 

Booking essential - email dde@globalcentredevon.org.uk 



Gown meets Town - Thursday 28th 7pm to 8:30pm

Sustainable Development - What does it mean for me? 

Stewart Barr, Professor of Geography in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Exeter, will explore the origins of the environmental movement and the ways in which society has attempted to promote environmental protection. 

Please contact dde@globalcentredevon.org.uk to let us know you are coming. 


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Devon Globe Trotters - Saturday 7th October 7pm to 10pm

Another Country - South Africa in the 1980's. Dominic Richardson will tell of his experiences living in South Africa at that time, before the great changes that followed in the 1990's. 

£10 to include a glass of wine and nibbles 

Please email dde@globalcentredevon.org.uk or ‘phone 01392 438811

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World to Lunch Special - Thursday 12th October 12:30pm to 2:30pm 

This presentation will focus on local research into Devon’s involvement in transatlantic slavery. It is the result of a project carried out in conjunction with University College London.Come from 12:30pm or stay until 2:30pm to view the exhibition and/or to explore the database. Bring your own laptop or tablet to explore the UCL Legacies of British Slave-Ownership database. 

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Celebrate! Diver-City - Saturday 14th October 3pm to 6pm

Italian Dance Workshop

Southern folk dances: Pizzica, Tammurriata, Children's activities, Language learning, Coffee and treats

Venue: St Matthews Hall, Newtown, EX1 2LJ



Global Book Club - Monday 16th October 6:30pm to 8pm

Kaleidoscope City: A Year in Varanasi by Piers Moore Ede 

In this intoxicating city, where funeral pyres smoulder beside the river in which thousands of pilgrims bathe, and holiness and corruption walk side by side, Piers discovers a remarkable interplay between death and life, light and dark.


Devon Globe Trotters - Saturday 21st October 7pm to 10pm

Travels in China - Part 2, 2016 

Peter Wingfield-Digby’s earlier talk in 2014 covered his journey to China in 2013 in the footsteps of his great aunt. This time, in 2016, Peter makes a return journey to China, but faces unexpected challenges. 

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World at Lunch Special - Thursday 26th October 1pm to 2pm

Second Sight - Clearing the backlog of cataract blindness in Bihar (North-East India by 2020) 

Francisca van Holthoon will talk about Second Sight's way of working: focusing on India's poorest state, supporting small, local hospitals, sticking to a zero overheads policy. 

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Celebrate! Diver-City - Sunday 29th 3pm to 6pm

Italian Festa Afternoon!

Wine tasting, Quiz with prizes, Scopa card game, Share an Italian food feast, Dual language storytelling

Folk dance performance: music by TRIKKE BALLAKE

Venue: St Stephen's Church, High Street, EX4 3LN



Sainsbury's haved ditched Fairtrade tea and replaced it with their own 'Fairly traded' brand.  A leaflet explains more on their plans, a link to a petition DON’T ALLOW SAINSBURY’S TO DITCH FAIRTRADE - and details of an Early Day Motion 142 SAINSBURY'S AND THE FAIRTRADE MARK


Fund raising opportunity to complete the hostel building for blind and partiallly sighted children at Katente School, Uganda. The roof is on, but plastering, windows, doors, electrical wiring will cost £3,500, plus a latrine block £3,000. Now, one of our good friends, has offered to match, £ for £, all new donations for this work, up to a maximum of £1000. This is in addition to the £1,000 donated through the Douglas Martin Trust! Please will you consider making a donation - cheques payable to 'Devon Development Education' and send to us at 17 St David's Hill, Exeter, EX4 3RG, or give online at bit.ly/2qp2B9j


Hola Perú and Take Mali - helping you deliver the National Curriculum 2014

DDE’s innovative multi-media resources Hola Perú and Take Mali (developing intercultural understanding at KS2  and 3 through Spanish or French, Geography and Global Citizenship) can help you deliver the National Curriculum 2014 in new and inspiring ways. Read how one school in Torbay has been using Hola Perú... 

Order your copies of Hola Perú and Take Mali here... 

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Can you hold a fundraising event or take part in a fundraising activity for DDE in the next 12 months?  





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‘This is one of the most innovative and exciting community projects to be found in the South West… Through its activities, it is a key player in Devon in celebrating cultural diversity and challenging injustice, both of which it does energetically and enthusiastically.’  Martyn Goss, Exeter Diocese


FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT MATERIALS available on Fairtrade Resources page

Sancho's Dress launch Fairbox a new way to buy your favourite Fairtrade products 



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Booking for Upcoming Events

Celebrate! Diver-City - Navaratri Final Celebration
Sep 23, 2017
Gown meets Town
Sep 28, 2017
Devon Globe Trotters
Oct 07, 2017

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Devon Development Education

The Global Centre

Exeter Community Centre

17 St David's Hill

Exeter EX4 3RG

01392 438811
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