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Exeter Public Art: Commissioning Guidance 2017

Earlier this year Exeter Cultural Partnership commissioned Diana Hatton Consultancy to revisit the earlier public art commissioning guidance which Diana prepared for Exeter City Council in 2003. 

Diana consulted a range of organisations and individuals in Exeter.  She reviewed and updated the guidance to take into consideration recent good practice, changes in local government and the cultural sector, and developments in the city.  The result is a refresh of the Exeter Public Art…


Added by Martin Thomas on August 15, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments

Update on the future for Exeter Cultural Partnership

Dear Exeter Cultural Partnership members,

The following is an update on current developments and plans for the future of the partnership.  Jay Milling, Chair of ECP since 2014 has stepped down and everyone in Exeter Cultural Partnership will want to extend their appreciation to Jay for all his hard work over the last few years. On a personal note, I also want to express how Jay has been very supportive and how much I have enjoyed working with him.

I am pleased to let you know…


Added by Martin Thomas on July 19, 2017 at 16:30 — No Comments

Exeter Music and Sound Forum Weds 7th June

Are you making music or sound art in or around Exeter?
If so, you are invited to start a conversation about music and sound art in our city.
What are your thoughts on venues, artist support and development, audiences, funding, concerts, opportunities etc? This event is an opportunity for people making music and sound arts around the city to come together and talk. It should provide an…

Added by Emma Welton on May 6, 2017 at 7:45 — No Comments

Cultural Hustings at the Boat Shed, Monday 10 April

Come to the Cultural Hustings at the Boat Shed on the Quay - Monday 10 April at 7pm.  This is a chance for citizens to hear from candidates running for Devon County Council - Yvonne Atkinson (Labour Party), Andrew…


Added by Martin Thomas on March 31, 2017 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

Celebrating the life of Paul Bull

Councillor Paul Bull's recent death will be marked with a special event later this month. The celebration, at 1pm on Friday March 17th at Exeter Cathedral is an open invitation for people to come together to reflect on the many ways in which Paul made a positive contribution. Attendees are encouraged to wear bright clothing – especially red.…

Added by Martin Thomas on March 1, 2017 at 10:44 — No Comments

Spring update from Exeter Cultural Partnership

It’s the first of March. According to the Met Office that makes it meteorological spring...so an update is called for. A lot has been happening. Just a few things to keep an eye out for...

Creative Apprenticeships and the cultural sector: As mentioned in a previous blog, work is under way to support the culture sector’s engagement with the new national programme of Apprenticeships.  Exeter & Heart of Devon Employment & Skills Board (EHOD ESB), the City…


Added by Martin Thomas on March 1, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Councillor Paul Bull

It is with great sadness we note the passing of Exeter City Council’s lead for Communities and Culture, Cllr Paul Bull, who died on Sunday 19 February.  Paul was passionate about Exeter, serving his community as an elected member and was always friendly and warm to people, whether old friends or new acquaintances.  In addition to Paul's hard work for the City Council, he was an award-winning sound designer and engineer who had worked nationally and…


Added by Martin Thomas on February 20, 2017 at 20:06 — No Comments

Culture and Creative futures - Exeter Apprenticeships Survey

Exeter City CouncilExeter CollegeExeter Cultural Partnership and Exeter & Heart of Devon Employment & Skills Board are working together to improve the learning and career opportunities for the Cultural and Creative sector in and around Exeter, in particular to connect potential apprentices with…


Added by Martin Thomas on February 3, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Exeter Cultural Partnership - One Year On

I felt it was timely to send a short summary as it is one year to the day since I was appointed to this role with Exeter Cultural Partnership.  

ECP Summary 1 December 2016.pdf

Thank you to everyone who has helped me do the work I've been doing.  This note can only scratch the surface,…


Added by Martin Thomas on December 1, 2016 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

Unexpected Festival 2016

Celebrate the 450th anniversary of Exeter Ship Canal on the Quay on 4 November with performance, music, costume and fire! In the days running up to the events on the Quay will be activities in Crediton Market Place and Topsham High St on Saturday 29 October and in Exeter city entre and Exeter Library on Wednesday 2 November.…


Added by Martin Thomas on October 27, 2016 at 9:45 — 5 Comments

Follow Exeter Cultural Partnership on twitter @ExeterCultural

Exeter Cultural Partnership's twitter account is active again. Follow @ExeterCultural

Added by Martin Thomas on October 1, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

The Best Christmas Present in the World on 2 December

A unique Christmas concert performed by candlelight - Michael Morpurgo’s story The Best Christmas Present in the World is told together with specially selected Christmas carols.  This tells the story of Christmas 1914 when soldiers put down their weapons for Christmas Day. Narrated by Michael Morpurgo and Virginia McKenna, with songs performed by award-winning a cappella group Voices at the Door.  Directed by Simon Reade.

The event is at Exeter…


Added by Martin Thomas on October 5, 2016 at 9:30 — No Comments

Presentations from Exeter Cultural Partnership Conference

Presentations and information sheets from the conference at Exeter Cathedral Chapter House on 16 September are available on the ECP website: http://www.exeterculturalpartnership.org.uk/documents/ A couple of remaining presentations will be added to the documents section of the website soon.

Added by Martin Thomas on October 4, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Making a Greater Exeter case to the Great Place Scheme

You will probably have seen the news story already picked up about the plans to bid for the Great Place Scheme.  This is an initiative which is a major part of the Government proposals for culture first published in March.  

Launched by Arts Council England, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Historic England, the Scheme is offering up £1.5 million to each of 12 pilot areas to enhance arts and cultural activities. In addition, the three…


Added by Martin Thomas on September 2, 2016 at 17:30 — 3 Comments

UNESCO recognition for the Exeter Book

In case anyone has missed this news: the tenth century Exeter Book in the guardianship of Exeter Cathedral has been granted UNESCO Memory of the World status.  The award will be presented tonight - 21 June 2016 - at the Senedd, the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff.  The Exeter Book is an anthology of poetry in Old English, written c 970 and is one of only four surviving major poetic manuscripts in Old English. It is the…


Added by Martin Thomas on June 21, 2016 at 8:45 — No Comments

Exeter Cultural Partnership Conference ~ 16 September 2016 at Exeter Cathedral

The conference explores common issues for Exeter's cultural offer and enables attendees to learn more about the changing landscape in which we're working. This event provides:

  • An opportunity to hear more about national and local priorities for the culture sector
  • Time to share experiences regarding partnerships for cultural…

Added by Martin Thomas on June 17, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments

Collaborative Doctorate in Theatre for Young Audiences - Theatre Alibi & University of Exeter

Theatre Alibi is working In partnership with the University of Exeter Drama Department to offer a fully-funded three-year PhD looking at the impact of their work with young people is now open for applications, to start in September 2016.  The PhD researcher will be based at the University, with supervision, training, mentoring and additional research taking place both at the University of Exeter and Theatre Alibi.  …


Added by Martin Thomas on May 26, 2016 at 21:30 — No Comments

Update from Martin Thomas, Exeter Cultural Partnership

Dear members of Exeter Cultural Partnership... This may be longer than the usual blog post, but I thought it would be timely if I wrote an update on what I’ve been doing recently.  You’ll have seen postings about events and news which I think members may find helpful or relevant.  Thanks to all of you who use this Ning to connect and share.  The ECP Steering Group met in February and we meet again in May.  Notes from the meetings get uploaded on the Ning for…


Added by Martin Thomas on April 4, 2016 at 10:36 — 3 Comments

Vacancy at Theatre Alibi

Theatre Alibi is looking for a new Marketing Manager.  

The deadline for applications is Monday 11 April.  If you’re thinking of applying and have any queries, or would appreciate an informal chat, please phone 01392 217315 or email …


Added by Martin Thomas on March 23, 2016 at 18:20 — No Comments

Open Space - 9 April 2016

What can we do to create a thriving culture for Exeter?  

The Bike Shed has invited Improbable to hold an Open Space on Saturday 9 April, 10am.  It’s an opportunity for those with ideas, questions, or challenges, to join similarly curious people and have a go at turning thoughts into reality.  

More details and how to book a place can be found at the following link:…


Added by Martin Thomas on March 12, 2016 at 10:16 — No Comments


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