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Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (23-25 February).
Friday, Exeter Northcott Theatre
What happens when a company of ex-soldiers becomes a company of actors? A theatrical band of brothers. Although it’s not a cure all, the bonding, the humour, the theatre of war helps to put them back together again - as a company of veterans and actors rehearse a play about a company of veterans and actors. Although worlds apart they begin to realise there are more similarities between military life and the theatre than they bargained for, building a powerful new world of their own. This is a heart warming story about surviving the forces and PTSD and what happens when you leave the military ‘family”. https://exeternorthcott.co.uk/
Friday & Saturday, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
Set twelve days after Christmas, perhaps the party has gone on too long? Perhaps the guests are a little hungover? Perhaps they’ve left it a little late to find true love? Director Ian Berry promises, ‘This stellar cast brings so much comic energy and fizz it will feel like Christmas has come again!” http://www.barnfieldtheatre.org.uk
Adam Hess & Glenn Moore
Sunday, 8pm, Exeter Phoenix
A double bill of comedy from Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated Adam Hess and the relentlessly silly Glenn Moore. Expect a high quality of gags-per-minute from these up-and-coming comedians. Tickets £13. http://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk
Friday, Exmouth Pavilion
The Stones are the UK’s No.1 and most authentic tribute to The Rolling Stones, bringing all the hits and timeless Rolling Stones tracks to the big stage - from ‘Satisfaction’ and ‘Jumping Jack Flash’, to ‘Ruby Tuesday’, ‘Start Me Up’ and ‘Brown Sugar’ - the Greatest Tribute Band in the World pays tribute to the World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band. http://www.exmouthpavilion.co.uk
Keltia World Music
Saturday, 8pm, Clifford Room, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
The six musicians that make up Keltia have come from different musical backgrounds, but all share a love of the music and mystery that hails from the Celtic lands. This evening will be a celebration of songs, tunes and stories of magic, love and myth from and about the Celtic worlds from these shores and way beyond. As the darkness of winter fades, this will be an evening to herald the coming light and spring. Tickets £8 (£6). www.barnfieldtheatre.org.uk
The Deep End 11th Birthday
Saturday, 10pm, Exeter Phoenix
The Deep End return for a big 11th Birthday Bash, following a spell away. Three rooms of fwd>> thinking bass music featuring Joker (Kapsize / 4AD), Diemantle (Gutterfunk / Digital Soundboy / Tru Thoughts / Warner Bros), DJ Die + Dismantle, Sir Hiss (Ital Dred / Pearly Whites) plus support. 10pm-3am. Tickets £13.50. http://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk
Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young
Saturday, 7.30pm, Exmouth Pavilion
One of the UK’s most popular live touring bands, Los Pacaminos play the very best in Tex Mex Border music from The Texas Tornadoes and Ry Cooder to Los Lobos and even Roy Orbsion. This is a Tequila fuelled Tex Mex party night, as each venue becomes the perfect cantina setting for a great night's rocking with the cactus sharp, tequila filled, stetson wearing, magnificent 6, Los Pacaminos!!! Tickets from £21. http://www.exmouthpavilion.co.uk
Grand Jumble Sale
Saturday, 2.30pm, Longdown Village Hall
Plenty of bargains to be had, toys, books, clothes, linen, bric-a-brac. The hall is disabled friendly. Tea and coffee available, 2.30pm-3.30pm. Donations of jumble welcome, call 01392 811567 for more details.
St Nicholas Priory Evening Tours
Saturday, St Nicholas Priory, Mint Lane, Off Fore Street, Exeter
Help celebrate the reopening of St Nicholas Priory! The atmosphere is set, the lights are turned down and the cobwebs are cleared (mostly). Go along and hear stories from the history of the oldest building in Exeter and meet some of the characters from it's past. In one hour you'll be taken through one thousand years of Exeter's history. Tickets £15 https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/exeter-historic-buildings-trust
Mum2mum market Exeter
Sunday, 10am, America Hall, Pinhoe, Exeter
Baby and children’s toys, books, clothes and equipment like cots, pushchairs and mosses baskets and lots more! 10am-noon, £2 entry, children free, plenty of parking www.mum2mummarket.co.uk
RSPB Avocet Dawn Cruise
Sunday, 7am, Exe Estuary
It's certainly worth the early start to see the wildlife on the Exe foraging for food this early in the morning on a cruise that lasts 1.5 hours (approx). All throughout the cruise expert commentary is provided by knowledgeable RSPB volunteers who will keep a close eye out and help you spot the various species of waders and wildfowl that either flock to the Exe to overwinter or call the Exe their home. Booking essential – click here.
Branded: Fashion, femininity and the right to vote
Killerton House, Broadclyst, Exeter
To mark 100 years since some women got the right to vote, this exhibition reflects the timeline of the campaign for women’s suffrage from 1866 until 1928 through the changing styles of fashion. The exhibition highlights the relationship between politics and dress and how this was exploited by the campaigners and supporters of women’s suffrage. Groups involved in the campaign used design and colour to identify themselves and to raise awareness and support for their cause. The exhibition runs until 4 November and entry is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/killerton
Dartmoor’s Hidden Depths
Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown
A new exhibition by two Dartmoor based artists, Dave Peake and Rosemary Bonney focusing on the influence of water on the Dartmoor landscape as well as providing a glimpse of what lies beneath! The exhibition runs until 15 April, admission free. For opening times check the Dartmoor National Park web site
Theatre Alibi is a nationally acclaimed arts organisation creating exciting new work for audiences of all ages and touring it locally, regionally and nationally. We’re looking for new Board members with a range of skills and experience, including education at Primary level, fundraising, business and theatre.
Being a Theatre Alibi Board Member involves attending 4-6 meetings a year at our base in Exeter, as well giving advice, representing the Board at performances, and being an advocate for the company.
Please get in touch if you’d like more information or would value an informal chat about what the role involves – call Mary Attewell on 01392 217315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find out more about Theatre Alibi and our work at www.theatrealibi.co.uk.
We particularly welcome applications from a diverse range of people…Continue
Flow - Exe Community Orchard is a recently commenced community project, promoting the involvement of local people with the natural environment, facilitated by local horticulturalists, environmental workers and artists.
The project has emerged from an artist’s residency in the Riverside Valley Park by Anne-Marie Culhane, funded by the Arts Council and has been developed with input from the Environment Agency, Exeter City Council as part of the Exeter Wild City Project and East Devon Growth Point. The project is planting 200 fruit and nut trees along the banks of the river Exe, providing a public orchard, the fruits of which shall be available to all to fairly share and a cultural resource for the city for outdoor events and creative activities.
Over the past year Anne-Marie has been building links in the community, consulting with local people and drawing together their…Continue
We are delighted to announce that Lara Goodband has been appointed as Director of Exeter Cultural Partnership from 19 February 2018, hosted at the University of Exeter (Innovation, Impact and Business Directorate). Lara has 20 years’ experience working in galleries, museums and unusual places and spaces, leading literature festivals and generating investment for arts and culture. Most recently, Lara delivered major art exhibitions and education projects as part of Hull City of Culture and international programmes in the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Her experience includes strategic planning and partnership across cultural institutions and local government as well as co-directing the York Curiouser initiative with the University of York. Lara lives in Exeter.
Exeter Global Centre (at St Davids community centre St Davids Hill, Exeter mostly)
spring Events, diverse multi cultural learning and sharing opportunities
Named the creators network, by someone thinking creatively, Ello is a full featured social networking site, website that contains no on site adverts for third party services. Focused on creative artists, it's kind of like a hybrid of Deviant Art, Behance and Instagram.
There are many opportunities for ello community members to promote their work for free.
Phonic FM celebrates 10 years on-air on 15th February. As well as a host of gigs and events throughout 2018 we're also hosting an all-day party at the Phoenix on 9th June. As well as music, drama, artists and performances the station will be celebrating all that is great about the arts in Exeter. If you have a creative idea that might fit within a whole-day programme then please outline your offer and post it to email@example.com We're organising the line-up now.
Culture in Exeter is thriving – but the ambition of the city means it is yearning for more.
Providing ‘good things to see and do’ for residents and visitors is at the heart of Exeter City Council, its priorities and aspirations.
From Radio 1’s Big Weekend over two days with 50,000 people, to hosting city wide events as part of the Rugby World Cup, Exeter punches above its weight.
Now we are looking for a talented arts and events expert to take things to another level.
The Arts and Events Manager will enhance Exeter’s role as a regional cultural capital and deliver world class projects, together with nurturing and supporting arts organisations and professionals in Exeter.
This permanent post requires a collaborator who is able to demonstrate experience in that field, with an excellent level of knowledge and understanding at local, regional and national levels. You will work as part of the Communications & Marketing team where culture sits…Continue
The Rebellious Sounds Archive is a Heritage Lottery Funded project created and undertaken by Dreadnought South West to create the ﬁrst community archive collection of oral histories about the activism of women in the South West. In the centenary year of the very ﬁrst votes by women, we hope that the contemporary archive of stories will illuminate and inspire people to ﬁnd out about their heritage and possible connections to the women’s suffrage campaign from 100 years ago. This project presents an opportunity to recognise how women’s suffrage has acted as inspiration for contemporary women’s activism.
On Wednesday 14th February, Dreadnought South West will be launching their Rebellious Sounds Archive Listening Booth installation at Exeter Phoenix. The Listening Booth is a touring exhibition space that houses oral histories of women's activism in the South West. The booth will then be…Continue
Artists and Makers living or working in North Devon, Torridge and West Exmoor can apply now to be part of this September's Art Trek event. Event dates are Friday 14th - Sunday 30th Sept, but artists can choose to open for two of the three weekends and for any of the weekdays in-between.
This popular annual open studios, now in its fifteenth year, is loved by artists and visitors alike and proves to be a great way of building relationships between some of the more rurally isolated artists and most importantly, with interested visitors.Continue
Exeter Cultural Partnership's twitter account is active again.
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