Exeter Cultural Partnership

Engaging, empowering, energising culture in Exeter

Our mission is to contribute to a city where a rich cultural life enriches the experience of everyone living, working in & visiting Exeter.

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We are looking for a new Chair for Exeter Cultural Partnership

Posted by Belinda Dillon on November 15, 2017 at 15:01 0 Comments

Exeter Cultural Partnership (ECP) represents the city’s creative practitioners and cultural organisations. It is supported by Arts Council England, Business Improvement District, Exeter City Council, Exeter College and the University of Exeter. Formed in 2010, ECP represents Exeter’s cultural ecosystem; it has grown to more than 500 members, including the city’s National Portfolio Organisations.

There is growing support for culture to play a greater role in the city, which is a fast-growing economy attracting businesses and people wanting to live and work in a vibrant, thriving city. ECP's mission is to contribute to a creative and culturally rich quality of life for residents of and visitors to Exeter, and it is well placed to harness the city’s energy and appetite for an ambitious cultural vision. We are passionate about the power of great culture to transform communities and society, and committed to enabling brilliant public engagement through developing better insight,…


Heavy Metal at The Glorious Art House

Posted by Kenson Low on November 13, 2017 at 18:50 0 Comments

An exhibition of industrial landscapes and metal. Begins 25th November at the Glorious Art House.

"Strong Women" art exhibition at CoLab, Exeter

Posted by Catherine Cartwright on November 13, 2017 at 13:42 0 Comments

Opening on Monday 27th November as part of Exeter's "16 Days of Action" is an exhibition of new printmaking and mixed media work by Catherine Cartwright and Bev Samler on the theme of strength in women.

CoLab is Exeter's well being hub that supports people to play a positive role in their communities. They have a beautiful gallery space in their entrance foyer with light that floods through from floor to ceiling windows.

Catherine Cartwright and Bev Samler have made new work for this exhibition. Bev, a South African artist now living in Devon, has often made wok on this theme having worked with communities in South Africa affected by violence, especially against women. Catherine was an artist in residence at Exeter's womens' refuge for five months until its closure in March 2014, making a film about the closure with…


Scandinavian Craft Cafe - Devon Guild

Posted by Digital Marketing at Devon Guild on November 9, 2017 at 15:48 0 Comments

Friday 8 Dec 2017

Guild's Terrace Cafe, 7pm. £32.50

A cosy, light-hearted evening of festive flavours and hand-making inspired by traditional Scandinavian craft and food.

Basketmaker Hilary Burns will show you how to make a Scandinavian-style willow star to adorn your Christmas tree or mantelpiece and Alison Hastie will help guide you to craft gorgeous leather decorations too.

Enjoy a delicious Scandinavian buffet (Incl. Gravadlax and Beetroot, Meatballs and Spiced Lingonberry Red Cabbage) served with a glass of mulled wine.

£32.50 Limited places available. Call 01626 831959 and book today!

Suitable for all. Festive tipples and cocktails will be available from the bar.

Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13…


University of Exeter appoints Culture Officer to work with Exeter Cultural Partnership

Posted by Belinda Dillon on November 3, 2017 at 16:21 0 Comments

The University of Exeter has appointed an Impact & Partnership Development Officer, Belinda Dillon, with a focus on Culture. Belinda’s remit includes supporting the Exeter Cultural Partnership (ECP) with its strategy plans for one day a week. This role begins before the new Chair and Director are appointed in early 2018 and provides bridging delivery and support over the coming months, alongside the interim Chair, Nikki Sved.

Hosted within the University’s Innovation, Impact and Business Directorate (IIB), the role is funded by the University of Exeter, Arts Council England, Exeter City Council, Exeter Business Improvement District and Exeter College, and will provide administrative and communications support.

ECP’s recent work has been to improve communications, build confidence and develop opportunities for sharing learning across the arts and culture ecosystem. The new Culture Officer will provide capacity to ensure that ECP continues to develop in direction…


Absolutely Everything

Posted by Steve Brown on October 31, 2017 at 22:42 0 Comments

It's the final three days of this exhibition of contemporary art at TAAG, Teignmouth by 8 local artists, including former Exeter College students Katie Scott-Hamilton, Karen Tarr, Cress de la Fosse, Clare Heaton, and myself.

Also part of the group are Angela Hilton (who is ex-Plymouth College of Art, like Cress and I), David Harbott of Smooth Space, and Whitney-Anne Baker of Strangeartworld.

The exhibition is on from 10 to 5 daily until Friday evening. Please drop in and see us.

Exeter's Vanished Rock Venues

Posted by Steve Brown on October 31, 2017 at 22:00 0 Comments

Hi - I've started developing a piece of work around rock venues in Exeter that no longer exist (and some that do). Initially I'm planning a short podcast (maybe 15 mins) but hope to expand this, if I get enough material.

I'm looking to talk with people who actually attended gigs at the Savoy/ABC, Odeon, the Civic Hall (Higher Market) and other smaller venues in the 1960s/70s. If you did, or know someone who did and who would like to talk (as I imagine that most people will be in their 60s themselves now), please get in touch with me either via here or by email to stevebrownartist@gmail.com

Many thanks


Incidentally, does anyone know where the Athena Club was?

Participant Call-out for AWE2018 Project: The Advice Bank

Posted by Hugh McCann on October 30, 2017 at 11:30 0 Comments

Have your words and ideas used to create a piece of public art!

This October I won a commission to create a piece of public art for next year's Art Week Exeter, 22-28 May 2018. …


Surface by Geoff Stainthorp

Posted by Stella Levy on October 27, 2017 at 13:00 0 Comments

Surface, an exhibition at White Moose, Barnstaple by artist/sculptor Geoff Stainthorp.

Geoff is holding two 'Walk, Talk & Tea' afternoons in the gallery on Saturdays, 28th Oct and 4th Nov, 2 - 4pm. £6, to include tea and cake! A lovely way to discover more about this interesting artist and a chance to put your own questions to him over tea and cake.


Monthly Creative Hub Laboratories with EncounterTT

Posted by Samantha Wraith on October 25, 2017 at 17:32 0 Comments

From November EncounterTT are partnering with Exeter Phoenix to host two monthly Creative Hub Laboratories.

TRAUMA & TRANSFORMATION, 1st Tuesday of every month 10:30 - 1:30pm (January session with be on Tuesday 9th)

What happens in crisis and how do new ways of being come about? 

These experimental workshops are open to all artists who want to explore the theme of trauma on a personal and global scale through working with others in a compassionate and non-stigmatising space.

This is a chance to explore new ways to create meaningful work and connections in a relaxed and open environment. Together we will create pop-up performances to share with the people of Exeter. 

Artists who have experience of mental health challenges due to crisis and/or trauma are welcome and will be supported to access the group.

ACT TOGETHER, 3rd Tuesday of every month 10:30…



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