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…Continue
Added by Martin Thomas on August 15, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
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Added by Emma Welton on May 6, 2017 at 7:45 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Martin Thomas on March 1, 2017 at 10:44 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Martin Thomas on March 1, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Martin Thomas on February 20, 2017 at 20:06 — No Comments
Exeter City Council, Exeter College, Exeter 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…Continue
Added by Martin Thomas on February 3, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments
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.
Thank you to everyone who has helped me do the work I've been doing. This note can only scratch the surface,…Continue
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.…Continue
Exeter Cultural Partnership's twitter account is active again. Follow @ExeterCultural
Added by Martin Thomas on October 1, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Martin Thomas on October 5, 2016 at 9:30 — No Comments
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
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Martin Thomas on June 21, 2016 at 8:45 — No Comments
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:
Added by Martin Thomas on June 17, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments
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. …Continue
Added by Martin Thomas on May 26, 2016 at 21:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
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 …Continue
Added by Martin Thomas on March 23, 2016 at 18:20 — No Comments
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:…Continue
Added by Martin Thomas on March 12, 2016 at 10:16 — No Comments