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Rum Festival is heading to Exeter

Bigger venue after previous success

Exeter's getting a rum festival, for a second successive year, and this time it's moving to the university's Great Hall.

The festival, which tours the UK, was established in 2002 by John and Debbie Rees. Exeter is Ms Reece's home city. They say they were "fed up with the same old rum being available everywhere" and that it should be "more than rum and coke."

So they make more than a hundred rums available in the ticket price, and make tastings of them available in the ticket price. As well as exhibitors, there are seminars on....well, rum.

They say the festival's also for people who, unexpectedly, don't like rum. They like to convert people.

The Exeter Rum Festival is this Saturday 1 September from noon to 6pm.

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