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UnPacked Family Theatre Festival

                  PaddleBoat Theatre Company have packed a very big suitcase full of exciting theatre shows and creative workshops for all the family to enjoy this summer. Exeter is set to experience its…

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Call Out For Tutors

In Autumn 2015 we re-opened our Digital Workshop, which now features brand new macs with the full range of Creative Suite software and Final Cut Pro X to meet a whole host of creative training and project needs. We currently…

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Paper Phoenix Summer Market

Paper Phoenix – Summer Market Paper Phoenix is an indie design and art market that will be held on Sat 6 Aug, 10.30am – 4pm. Showcasing the best of Exeter’s established independent designers, whilst nurturing and encouraging up-and-coming talent, Paper Phoenix…

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Cinema at Studio 74

In 2015, Exeter Phoenix opened its new bespoke cinema space, Studio 74. The only truly independent cinema in Exeter, this intimate and beautifully designed 74 seat screening space presents a rolling programme of first rate independent film and latest arthouse releases within a vibrant arts setting, complete with a buzzing Café Bar.

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Artists Moving Image Commission Announced

Exeter Phoenix is delighted to announce the 2016 Artists Moving Image Commission has been awarded to Bristol based artist Ben Tupper to develop a new work A Mythology in Self Defence. Tupper was selected from almost 60 applicants from all…

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BBC Radio 1’s Academy Comes To Exeter Phoenix

We are pleased to announce that we have been chosen to host the prestigious Radio 1 Academy, a week of inspiring creative industry events, gigs and workshops all for young people, which will run alongside the Radio 1’s Big Weekend. Our…

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The Big Night-Owtski

Make your cinema visit extra special with The Big Night-Owtski.

Enjoy a two-course dining experience, a large glass of wine (or any drink of your choice) and a film for just £20 at selected screenings.

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A Top Music Line Up, Explosive Science and Cinematic Food for Thought

We are pleased to announce our new season of events spanning everything from live performance, comedy and music, arthouse cinema and documentaries to contemporary art exhibitions.

What’s more, regular visitors and city centre shoppers will be pleased to hear that our buzzing café bar has rolled out a new menu of fresh, lovingly made nibbles and meals to enjoy on its suntrap terrace.

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Mueseum Of Contemporary Commodities (MoCC)

Valuing the things we buy today as the heritage of tomorrow. Mon 25 Apr – Sat 21 May Imagine as you next walk down the high street or relax in your local park, that everything is known about you –…

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Welcome To The Digital Workshop

You can find our newly refurbished Mac-based training suite is nestled amongst the Film Production Office and Studio 74 at Exeter Phoenix, offering a range of facilities available to hire for any creative digital project. If you are working independently…

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Film Commissions Announced

After receiving a record number of applications for our new and improved commission schemes this year, we have selected the 6 filmmaking teams that will take their innovative ideas to the big screen and premiere their shorts at Two Short…

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Cert.X

CERT.X Playing on a bi-monthly basis from 16 April, CERT.X presents a series of films from the dark corners of cinema history. Before becoming entirely associated with pornography, the X-certificate used to mean adult films of a different kind. These…

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Behind The Scenes – Richard Chappell Dance

Photo Credit: Gemma Ward Photography Despite being just 20 years old, Richard Chappell is already making waves in the dance world, with The Guardian describing him as ‘a choreographer to watch’. This April his dance company will present three works…

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Funding success for Le Navet Bete

Funding Success For Le Navet Bete Funding success for the South West’s much loved physical comedy theatre company Le Navet Bete as they bring back The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in a tornado of laughter. Fresh off the back of…

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See Films For Free

We’re recruiting new volunteer stewards, and are looking for enthusiastic people who love film and enjoy working in a customer focused environment.

As one of our stewards, you’ll get to see great films for free while gaining experience in a professional arts organisation.

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Clowning around with Le Navet Bete

Over February half term, we partnered with internationally acclaimed physical theatre company Le Navet Bete and Devon Young Carers to deliver an intensive week long course on clowning to a group of enthusiastic 13 – 19 year olds. After a…

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See Gigs For Free!

Are you are looking to gain experience in a professional arts environment, and see a whole host of live music along the way?

Find out more about our volunteering opportunities.

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Spring At Exeter Phoenix

We have just launched our new season of live performance, music, cinema and exhibitions. Spring at Exeter Phoenix presents a whole host of opportunities for great days and nights out with friends.

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Alice In Wonderland As You Have Never Seen Her Before

As part of the legendary city based animation festival Animated Exeter, follow the white rabbit to Studio 74. Here, you can explore the many faces of Alice in Wonderland ahead of our screening of Jan Svankmajer’s alternative animated film Alice on Fri 19 Feb. Pop…

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Ready? Set? Chopsticks!

Take part in our chopstick challenge!

When?

7pm on Wed 2 Mar, before Noriben: Recipe Of Fortune, the first screening in our Japanese film season.

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BAFTA Winning Films At Studio 74

After dominating the awards at yesterday’s BAFTA ceremony, The Revenant has marked itself as a film not to be missed. This season, Studio 74 will be home to five BAFTA winning films, with Spotlight, Inside Out, Room and Star Wars: The Force Awakens also scooping awards. What’s…

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Lovingly Made – Locally Sourced

Whether you’re here for a show or just want to catch a bite to eat in a buzzing city centre café with a sunny terrace, come in and try our new selection of tasty lunch and evening grub.

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Exeter Phoenix Commissions A New Documentary

A Journey From John O’Groats to Land’s End Using Just Local Bus Routes We are pleased to announce that its 2016 Short Documentary Commission has been awarded to local actor and filmmaker Simeon Costello. With a value of over £2200, the…

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Journey With Us Through A Season of Scandinavian Cinema

Journey With Us Through A Season of Scandinavian Cinema A pop up horror cinema in Haldon Forest, explorations into Iceland’s buzzing music scene, and a surf film cold water special; just some of the immersive cinematic experiences on offer at…

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Oscar Nominations 2016

The 2016 Oscar nominations were announced today, and we are thrilled to announce that our upcoming cinema season includes an exciting selection of the following Oscar nominated films. Plus our special ‘Mad About Film‘ offer means you can enjoy any…

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An Interview With Theatre Alibi’s Director

An Interview with Nikki Sved Theatre Alibi return to Exeter Phoenix in February with a new show, Falling. The show’s director Nikki Sved has been involved with the theatre company since the 1990s and offers an insight into their latest show…

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BAFTA Nominations Announced

…And the nominations are in! We’re thrilled to announce that our upcoming film season includes five BAFTA nominated titles. Carol, Bridge Of Spies, Spotlight, Inside Out and Star Wars: The Force Awakens are amongst the films to have been nominated for BAFTA glory. You can…

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New Season Events Now On Sale

 Scandinavian Cinema, Punk Legends and Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival Jan-Feb Events at Exeter Phoenix This new year, we present another vibrant mix of music, art and performance, from award-winning internationally renowned artists to homegrown talent. Alongside a thrilling programme of…

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Fabian’s Film Wants To Hear From You

As Culture, Data, Projector concludes its journey, Fabian’s Film wants to hear from you Exeter Phoenix have supported Fabian’s Film’s latest film project Culture, Data, Projector. The film project concludes over the coming weeks after the close of the epic…

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Two Short Nights Film Festival Award Winners

Local and international directors win awards at the Two Short Nights Film Festival Pictured:  Paul Parncutt and the team behind Cloaned with their award for Best Short Film Commission.   Exeter Phoenix’s annual short film festival, Two Short Nights, brought flocks of filmmakers,…

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Give Someone An Experience They Won’t Forget This Christmas

Exeter Phoenix gift vouchers can be redeemed for anything in our programme, whether it’s a day exploring your creative side at a sculpting workshop, a training session with our filmmaking team, or a great night out at one of the hundreds of gigs we programme every year.

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Behind The Scenes: Brief Encounter

Behind The Scenes: Brief Encounter The making of a classic during the Second World War Now one of the most iconic British films of all time, Brief Encounter endured a rather unique set of filming challenges. Filming took place between January and…

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Behind The Scenes: Birdhouse

Jammy Voo’s latest show, Birdhouse, is a wonderfully surreal comedy horror, inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. Nominated for a Total Theatre Award for Innovation, Experimentation and Playing with Form, Jammy Voo’s Birdhouse introduces us to the four sole survivors…

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First Dates – #BFILove

Our upcoming #BFILove screening of Annie Hall has led to several conversations in the office about memorable first dates. …Unfortunately first dates aren’t always memorable for the right reasons! From the downright awful to the hilarious, and right the way through to the…

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Profile On: James Dean

With our upcoming screenings of the classic Rebel Without A Cause and new biopic Life, we take a look at the legend of James Dean. James Dean is not just an actor. James Dean is a cultural icon. The Telegraph…

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The Lives Of Writers

As part of our Crossing The Line film season, we are screening The Lives Of Others – a classic tale of corruption, politics and human drama set in East Germany, 1984. The film’s writer and director, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck,…

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Gandy Street’s Countdown To Christmas!

As the race to Christmas picks up pace and sparkly trees and glitter start to appear in Exeter, Gandy Street will be buzzing with music and entertainers in their own seasonal festival: Countdown To Christmas. From 5.30pm on Thu 26…

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Upcoming Accessible Theatre Performances

Relaxed Performances A relaxed performance is the opposite of the Quiet Carriage on a train… Do you have a family member who makes involuntary noise, is likely to talk a lot, needs to move around, or gets disturbed by sudden…

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BFI Love Season

Films To Fall In Love With
Films To Break Your Heart

Studio 74 is taking part in one of the UK’s biggest celebrations of romance – the BFI LOVE Season. Rekindling audience passions for film’s most enduring love stories. Featuring Brief Encounter, Annie Hall, Blue Velvet and Fatal Attraction.

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Support Exeter Phoenix as a Volunteer Steward

Deadline: Ongoing Are you are looking to gain experience in a professional arts environment or are you simply a lover of music, performance or film? We are looking for people to assist in the smooth running of our performances, looking…

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Year 10 Work Experience Placements

PLEASE NOTE THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS NOW PASSED Exeter Phoenix will be offering work placements through the summer of 2016, we know weekly dates vary amongst different schools and colleges so we are available to take students May, June…

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Q&A With Crystal Moselle: Director of The Wolfpack

Exeter’s brand new independent cinema Studio 74 opens its doors with the sensational documentary The Wolfpack. Winner of the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, this The Wolfpack takes you into the extraordinary world of the Angulo brothers who have been locked away from society…

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Exciting News From M&S Energy Fund!

We are thrilled to announce that we have won the M&S Energy Fund for the South West. Over 246 projects were submitted to M&S, before a public vote decided which projects would receive funding. We are therefore delighted that we will be receiving £12,500…

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International Gay Rugby

With the Rugby World Cup in full swing, Studio 74 takes a look at a lesser known international rugby event – the International Gay Rugby World Cup.

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Crossing The Line Film Season

A pop up horror cinema in Exeter’s Underground Passages, canal-side cycling adventures celebrating film, and boundary-pushing screenings followed by gritty debate; just some of the immersive cinematic experiences at Crossing The Line.

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Rugby, Sexuality and Independent Filmmaking

Championing the under-represented and independent, Studio 74 celebrates the Rugby World Cup 2015 with a powerful insight into rugby as more than just a sport with a special screening of documentary Scrum.

Read our interview with the film’s director Poppy Stockwell.

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An Update From Our 2014 Bursary Filmmaker

Last year, our bursary filmmaker Luke Jeffrey won the Two Short Nights Film Festival Audience Award with his Devon Short Film Commission Seeing Red.  This short film has since gone from strength to strength, most recently being shortlisted for Shooting…

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Help Us To Future-Proof Exeter Phoenix

In February we announced an Arts Council grant of £320,000 awarded to Exeter Phoenix for structural changes that would result in better facilities that offer more to our visitors.

Now, in the final stages, we are looking to our audiences to help us cross the finish line…

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Support Our Solar Powered Cinema

Our solar-powered cinema project has been shortlisted to receive funding from the M&S Energy Community Fund. Securing this additional funding will allow us to install solar panels on the roof of our new cinema space. It will enable us to pay…

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Additional Information – Big Screen In The Park

Entry to the park from 7.30pm, film starts at approximately 9pm. Entry to the event is via the Queen Street gate, around the corner from Ruby’s Burgers. Please do not bring alcohol onto the site. A full bar and festival…

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Early Bird Offer: Theatre Alibi

This November, Theatre Alibi return to Exeter Phoenix with their latest show, Olive and the Dream Train. For one week only they are offering a fantastic family offer for all you early bird bookers.

Book now, and bring the family for just £20!

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What’s On This Autumn?

With another vibrant mix of music, art and performance as well as the hotly anticipated launch of Studio 74, Exeter’s new independent cinema, soak up the best of what Exeter has to offer.

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Culture, Data, Projector

Exeter Phoenix is excited to be supporting Culture, Data, Projector – Fabian’s Film’s latest film project exploring themes of culture, identity, the environment and sport inspired by each of the five nations taking part in the Rugby World Cup events in Exeter.

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Family Fun In The Sun!

Offer: FREE TICKETS for one day only*! …Did someone say free tickets? Our summer season is brimming with fun outdoor events for all the family, and so for one day only we’re offering a family fun in the sun offer,…

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Artists Selected: Exeter Contemporary Open

Artists Selected: Exeter Contemporary Open Exeter Phoenix is pleased to announce the fourteen artists who have been selected for this year’s Exeter Contemporary Open art exhibition. Exeter Contemporary Open is a firmly established highlight of the annual visual arts calendar…

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©LOANED: Crew Required

©LOANED: Exeter Phoenix Devon Short Film Commission Shooting Dates Set. Crew needed. A desperate student takes an unconventional deal to fund her education – with dangerous consequences for her future self. ©loaned is a sci-fi fable written by Paul Parncutt and…

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Devon Documentary Short Commission Update

The short documentary Jab Jab the film, commissioned by Exeter Phoenix and Colourburn, is currently in production and will be screened at Exeter Phoenix’s Two Short Nights Film Festival 2015 and film festivals throughout the UK.

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Gnomes on Holiday In Exeter

In the run up to Exeter’s outdoor cinema event Big Screen In The Park, the gnomes from Amelie have gone on holiday! If you see one on their travels, take a selfie and share it on social media using #bigscreeninthepark. Favourite gnome holiday snaps will win a pair of tickets to Big Screen In The Park.

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Exciting New Developments This Summer

Back in February Exeter Phoenix announced the fantastic news of its successful bid to Arts Council England to improve its range of facilities. Here’s a little bit about what was included in our bid, and what you can expect to see coming to life here over the summer.

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Our Guide To Outdoor Events

Our sizzling summer season is here, bringing with it a host of exciting outdoor events.

With Exeter Phoenix set to bring arts out into the summer sunshine, we’d like to share with you our top tips for enjoying these outdoor events…

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Opportunities to join our team of volunteers

We are currently looking for people to help with a variety of music, performance and film events programmed by Exeter Phoenix. We’re currently looking for volunteers for Big Screen In The Park and Miracle Theatre’s Wild West Week. If you are…

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New Season Announced

With another exciting mix of music, performance, art and film, Exeter Phoenix is set to launch a summer of fun. Alongside a diverse programme of comedy, gigs and creative courses, Exeter Phoenix will be bringing arts out into the summer sunshine with a fantastic range of outdoor events through the summer months.

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Happy Birthday Big Screen In The Park!

We have come a long way since the first Big Screen when our audience huddled together in a car park to share the collective experience of cinema, but really, very little has changed. The formula of fresh air, bums on rugs and a great selection of films on our mighty pop up screen still all contribute to make Big Screen in the Park a cinematic adventure.

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Two Short Nights Film Festival 2015: Call For Entries

Exeter Phoenix is excited to announce that the Two Short Nights Film Festival’s call for entries is now closed.

The deadline for entries is Friday 17th July 2015 and films of any genre under 15 minutes in length are invited to submit. Films may be submitted into one of two categories; Short Film (including music video and animation) and Documentary.

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Selection Panel Announced for Exeter Contemporary Open 2015

#ContemporaryOpen Exeter Phoenix is pleased to announce the selection panel for Exeter Contemporary Open 2015. Joining Phoenix Gallery curator Matt Burrows will be artist Sean Edwards, artist, writer & curator Cedar Lewisohn and independent curator and gallerist Jennie Syson. The…

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2015 Short Film Commissions Announced

Following a flood of applications for the Devon Short Film Commissions, Exeter Phoenix is pleased to announce the four selected bursary films for 2015. Submissions were requested from Devon filmmakers who have created an original idea for a short film…

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Exeter Monopoly Board to be Released

Exeter is to ‘pass go’ and soon its very own version of the Monopoly board game will be available in shops. Members of the public voted in their thousands to secure the go ahead for the Monopoly: Exeter Edition which…

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What is the Creative Hub?

Alongside the vibrant mix of events, exhibitions and festivals that happen in our building, Exeter Phoenix is also home to the Creative Hub – a resource, meeting place and melting pot for creative practitioners and organisations, access equipment and facilities…

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Festival Film Double Bills

To celebrate Vibraphonic Festival 2015, we’ll be screening some of our favourite movies about music. Tickets just £5 per film or £8 for a double bill. Booking a double bill online: add tickets for both films to your basket and…

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Time for a nostalgia trip

Starting on the Mon 12 Jan with the international German smash-hit Run Lola Run, audiences can go on a nostalgia trip to revisit old favourites, or have the thrill of discovering these films for the very first time. Audiences will…

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More than your average trip to the cinema

With new immersive cinema experiences, special post-screening events, plus discussions and Q&As, you can now get more out of your Monday night trip to the cinema than ever before. With tickets priced at just £5 across the board, films range…

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Proposals invited for 2015 Devon Short Film Commission

Applications for the Exeter Phoenix short film commissions are now open. Exeter Phoenix Digital has been commissioning short film projects for 12 years. In this time nearly 80 Short Films have been funded and/or supported and developed. Exeter Phoenix Digital…

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Proposals invited for 2015 Artists Moving Image Commission

Proposals are invited, from South West based artists, for the creation of a new moving image based artwork for screen, installation or online display. Exeter Phoenix will provide a single £1000 fee towards production costs for developing and realising the…

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Two Short Nights Winners Announced

‘We are proud to be supporting such impressive local filmmaking talent.’ DAMO CROSS, COLOURBURN The winners have been announced for Exeter Phoenix’s Two Short Nights Film Festival 2014, sponsored by Colourburn. Only five award categories and almost 65 short films…

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Gift Vouchers

Did you know we sell gift vouchers? If you’re stuck for the ideal gift, maybe you could consider something a little bit fun – like tickets to a gig, a comedy show or a one-day art workshop? BROWSE EVENTS TO…

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Two Short Nights Film Festival

Exeter Phoenix’s Two Short Nights Film Festival is set to return for its 13th year and is promising to showcase some of the most extraordinary and exciting short films from around the world. From Thursday 11th to Friday 12th December…

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New Season Events On Sale Now

Vibraphonic urban music festival, Laugh Out Loud comedy, new immersive cinema experiences and over 50 artists’ work featured in a subversive new exhibition: Exeter Phoenix launches a bold and thrilling new season. This season, Exeter Phoenix’s music highlights include: The…

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Can you help?

Can you help? Exeter City Council needs to reduce budgets in line with Government funding cuts so they are conducting surveys to find out your views about culture in our city. Currently, a crucial part of our income comes from…

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Audience Choice Award 2014 – The Votes Are In

We are very pleased to announce that the Audience Choice Award for this year’s Exeter Contemporary Open exhibition has been won by Royal College of Art graduate Lexi Strauss. Lexi was voted for by visitors to the exhibition, which remains…

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Live pitch for new £750 documentary commission

For the first time in Two Short Nights history, we will be offering filmmakers the opportunity to pitch their ideas live to a panel in an audience filled auditorium. The filmmakers will be vying for a £750 commission to create…

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Landscape Moving Image Commission

This summer, Exeter Phoenix Digital has been working with the Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity on the 2014 Artists’ Healthcare Landscape Moving Image Commission. This provided a fantastic opportunity for lens-based artists to develop their practice in relation to healthcare…

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Scandiland: A Season of Scandinavian and Nordic Cinema

A pop up cinema in Haldon Forest, dark and atmospheric screenings of classic thrillers, live Swedish music and a salivating food presentation; just some of the immersive cinematic experiences created by Exeter Phoenix this November. Scandiland Trailer from Exeter Phoenix…

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Contemporary Open 2014 Winner Announced

An exclusive awards ceremony and exhibition opening at Exeter Phoenix last night saw Hannah Murgatroyd announced as the recipient of the prestigious £1000 award for Exeter Contemporary Open 2014. The artist, who recently returned to the UK after years working…

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New Season Now On Sale

This season, Exeter Phoenix’s music highlights include Mercury-prize winning Nick Mulvey (previously of Portico Quartet), Radio 6 DJ Ben Watt and original members of The Beautiful South performing their much loved songs alongside a programme packed with some of the…

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Quirky Arts Market & Pop up Auction

Unique Boutique offers a way to shop like no other. A quirky arts market, it showcases the best of the west in the arts and crafts world offering the chance for discerning buyers to support local makers and independent businesses….

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Big Screen In The Park Returns

Big Screen In The Park returns to Exeter’s Northernhay Gardens for four nights of fabulous films under the stars. This year we are venturing to the moon and back, saving the world from super villains, visiting the bottom of the…

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Thanks Ignite 2014 Volunteers!

A month has passed since Ignite Festival 2014, Exeter’s biggest and best theatre festival to date. With over 200 performances citywide from local and internationally acclaimed companies and over double the number of visitors from 2013, this year saw Ignite…

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A Summer of Fun at Exeter Phoenix

We’re delighted to announce a programme of events this summer with something for everyone. As always, our July to August season has an exciting mix of music, performance, art and film. Music highlights include the legendary Ian McLagan of The…

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Peter and The Wolf (and Nick Young) – An Interview

As part of Ignite Festival 2014, Nick Young brings his touching retelling of the classic tale Peter and The Wolf to Exeter. Reflecting Nick’s childhood growing up in the dusty heat of Africa, his acclaimed production blends the familiar story…

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Selection Panel Announced

Exeter Phoenix are pleased to announce the selection panel for this year’s Exeter Contemporary Open exhibition, which will consist of Independent Curator and Art Consultant, Ceri Hand, Turner Prize nominated artist David Shrigley and Phoenix Gallery Curator, Matt Burrows. The…

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2014 Short Film Commissions Announced

Exeter Phoenix Devon Short Film Commission 2014 Exeter Phoenix Digital invited applications for the development of a short film project. The application had to be an original idea or script for a short film between 5-12 mins long. We welcomed…

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Hungarian Rhapsody

The polymath virtuoso Tcha Limberger is the king of gypsy music by Garth Cartwright (The Sunday Times) Tcha Limberger, at first glance, might appear just another Gypsy fiddler. A handsome man with a thin moustache and sharp suit who, when…

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New Season Announced

Spring 2014 brings another exciting season to Exeter Phoenix. We’ll be welcoming popular music acts such as the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Joan As Police Woman and the 2013 Glastonbury Emerging Talent winners Bridie Jackson & The Arbour. The new…

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Vibraphonic Festival 2014

VIBRAPHONIC FESTIVAL IS BACK! Vibraphonic returns to Exeter this March to celebrate all things diverse and progressive in reggae, jazz, hip hop, dub step, soul, funk, blues, drum ‘n’ bass, electronica and urban music. The lineup for Exeter Phoenix is…

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Coming soon: Marie von Heyl

Berlin-based artist Marie von Heyl will have a solo exhibition in our Phoenix Gallery later this year, but in the meantime you can catch a glimpse of some of her work at the Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition at Plymouth Arts…

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Three Nights of Top Comedy for £30

Now in its fourth year, the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival is back between 25 Jan and 7 Feb for another groundbreaking, non-stop chortling comedy filled time! Shows at Exeter Phoenix range from £12 – £15 per ticket, but with…

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See BAFTA Nominated Films here on the Big Screen

Following the announcement of this year’s BAFTA nominees, we’re very pleased to hear that a number of our carefully selected upcoming films have been nominated for awards. Book your tickets now to see these outstanding pieces of cinema on the…

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Short Film & Artist Moving Image Commissions Announced

‘The training and professional support throughout the filmmaking process has been invaluable.’ Carrie Hill, director of Old, Grey & Fast Exeter Phoenix has announced that it will commission 5 new short films in 2014 as well as a new £1000…

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Winners Announced – Two Short Nights Film Festival 2013

‘There really is a lot of amazing local talent.’ DAMO CROSS, COLOURBURN The winners have been announced for Exeter Phoenix’s Two Short Nights Film Festival 2013. Only five award categories and almost 60 short films screened in two days created…

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Treasure Island Gallery

With the schools’ performance week for Quirk Theatre’s production of Treasure Island well underway, we thought we’d share some tantalising photos. Public performances begin on Wed 18 Dec and run through until Sat 4 Jan. Tickets for many of the…

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Check out our New Season Playlist

Exeter Phoenix New Season Playlist Every season brings its own joys. This coming season Exeter Phoenix proudly presents our very own music playlist for the coming December-March season. We’ve got a smorgasbord of bands, singers and DJs to delight your…

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New gigs, performances, workshops and much more

Spring 2014 – A New Season for A New Year It will be a new year and another exciting new season for Exeter Phoenix. As always, there is a programme packed full of music, performances, art, learning and film. We’re…

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Searching For Tattoo Talent

Exeter Phoenix are looking for a self-employed tattoo artist, based in the Exeter area, to set up a pop-up tattoo studio as part of an upcoming art exhibition. The studio will operate both as a functioning commercial business, and also…

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48 Hour Film – Special Offer on Digital Equipment

Just because it will be made in just 48 hours, it does not mean your film shouldn’t be of ‘professional’ standards. For this weekend only, ALL Exeter Phoenix Digital equipment will be half price for registered 48 Hour film teams….

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Two Short Nights Film Festival Returns This December

Exeter Phoenix’s Two Short Nights Film Festival is set to return for its 12th year and is promising to showcase some of the most extraordinary and exciting short films from around the world. From Thursday 12th to Friday 13th December…

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Relaxed Performances

Relaxed Performances allow adults and children with autism, learning disabilities, or sensory and communication disorders to enjoy theatre shows without having to worry about making a noise, moving around or leaving the auditorium. Everyone can just relax. The performance has…

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We Do Gift Vouchers!

Tired of buying the same old gifts? An Exeter Phoenix Gift Voucher is the ideal present – we have something for everybody, including fantastic gigs, comedy shows and one-day creative or digital workshops. Treat someone… Choose a ticket for any…

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First Acts Confirmed for Laugh Out Loud Festival 2014

Now in its fourth year, the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival is back for another groundbreaking, outstanding, hilariously funny, unbelievably sidesplitting, non-stop chortling and descriptively extravagant comedy filled time! The festival takes place from the 25th January to 7th February…

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Exeter Phoenix Auditorium Renamed

Exeter Phoenix is pleased to announce an exciting new sponsorship venture with The Exeter Daily. From 8th October 2013 the Exeter Phoenix auditorium will be renamed as the exeterdaily.co.uk auditorium. The first of its kind for Exeter Phoenix, the naming…

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Contemporary Open Winner Announced

An exclusive awards ceremony and exhibition opening at Exeter Phoenix last night saw Rachel Busby announced as the recipient of the prestigious £1000 award for the Exeter Contemporary Open 2013.  The Wales based artist said, ‘I didn’t expect it.  For…

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Unexpected Festival

A festival that take arts and performance out of traditional venues, and into unexpected indoor and outdoor locations across the city. As part of the festival Blind Ditch presents This City’s Centre 3. Here, Now, the third part of a new…

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Full house for Exeter Skate & BMX Night

Exeter Phoenix saw a full house for the launch of DUGTOWN, a retrospective on the Exeter Skate and BMX scene over the last 30 years. Skaters, BMX-ers and film fans flocked to view photos and new locally produced films reflecting…

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New Events This Autumn

Exeter Phoenix has announced an exciting new season of programmed events for September to December 2013. New exhibitions, performances, comedy, music, classes and courses mean there is plenty to inspire, enjoy and embrace. Highlights include big name music acts such…

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Two Short Nights Film Festival wants your films!

Two Short Nights is calling for filmmakers to submit their short films for this year’s film festival. Two Short Nights film festival celebrates and promotes short film and the people who make them. Now in its 12th year the festival…

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Willkommen To Torquay

Exeter Phoenix’s first Crowd Funded Short film commission launches Monday 15 July. Host Familie, directed by award winning Devon-based filmmaker Tom Austin is aiming to raise £2000 for his Exeter Phoenix Short Film commission. Each year Exeter Phoenix supports and…

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Artists Selected for Exeter Contemporary Open

The shortlisted artists have just been announced for the South West’s foremost contemporary art competition. As the only Devon-based competition that is open to artists from across the country and indeed the world, this year’s Exeter Contemporary Open promises to…

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Exeter’s phoenix is brought back to life!

We are pleased to announce that the mechanical phoenix who sits at the entrance of our building has been reanimated after several years of inactivity. Now, at certain points of the day, you can witness this metal sculpture stand up,…

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Nom de Strip – Issue 4

We’re big fans of this culture journal for the South West, so we want to help spread the word about their kickstarter campaign to fund the next issue. Nom de Strip started its life as a small zine hand delivered…

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Check out our Summer playlist…

This summer we have some excellent live music ranging from a local band tipped to make it big, The Computers, to the American living legend, Lonnie Liston Smith; whilst soul, disco, and funky house tunes get the party started on…

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Interview with Natalie McGrath

Playwright Natalie McGrath discusses Oxygen and Dreadnought South West This summer Dreadnought South West will be delivering a major arts and heritage project celebrating the centenary of The Great 1913 Suffrage Pilgrimage. As part of this project, a specially commissioned…

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New Events in May and June…

With dozens of great new events programmed for May and June since the last brochure, we’ve released an update. If it’s music you’re after, check out the playlist we’ve put together and give yourself a taster of what’s to come….

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Ignite Festival 2013

Exeter’s 6 Day Theatre Festival: 3 – 9 June 2013 Exeter will host a six-day celebration of new live performance work from the South West and beyond. Over fifty performances are to take place across the city at venues including…

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New Menu of Eastern Mediterranean delights

Exeter Phoenix has launched a brand new menu. Our chef has created a delicious array of rustic dishes using traditional recipes from around the world fused with a unique contemporary twist. Each of the dishes is homemade, the ingredients are…

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Interview with June Tabor

Songs take star billing in June’s fresh journey of heartfelt interpretation By Jackie Butler, Western Morning News. On a clear and bright April day, June Tabor is busy sowing seeds and tidying up in the big garden of her home…

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Judges Announced for Exeter Contemporary Open 2013

We are pleased to announce that the judges on the panel for this year’s Contemporary Open exhibition will include artist and curator Kevin Hunt, independent curators Day + Gluckman and Phoenix Gallery curator Matt Burrows. Entries for the exhibition will…

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Fay Hield: A Preview

By night, Fay Hield has men gripped in a curious whirlwind of clandestine adventure and exploration. By day, Hield is a Teaching Associate in Ethnomusicology at Sheffield University. The Northern character and her own team of merry men unravel timeworn…

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CD Give-away

  We’re offering a free CD to the first 5 people to book tickets for selected music events* Call Box Office on 01392 667080 and quote ‘CD GIVE-AWAY’. EVENTS INCLUDED IN THE OFFER: Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party Wed…

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Welcome to our new website!

We hope that our new site will give you all the information you need and offer you a much easier way to find out what’s going on and when. We also have a new ticketing system which allows you to…

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Christmas Opening Times

Merry Christmas from all at Exeter Phoenix This Christmas season we’ll be open as usual right up until the 23rd Dec for festive drinks and activities, but for Christmas week itself there will be a few changes to our opening…

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Art Workshop Christmas Vouchers

The perfect present this Christmas! We’ve got a whole host of new one-day creative workshops from as little as £28 (£24 concession), and with our new gift vouchers, you can give the experience to a friend this Christmas. Workshops include:…

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Have you got an idea for a film?

Exeter Phoenix Digital is launching three new Short Film Commission schemes for 2013. We are looking for proposals to shoot short, digital format films of 5-12 minutes duration. Films must be based on an original script or treatment but can…

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Two Short Nights this Week!

Two Short Nights Festival this week! Now in its 11th year, Two Short Nights Film Festival kicks off on the 29 Nov at 7.30pm with the International Open Screening, featuring a hand-picked selection of incredible short films from around the world including films…

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Smelly workshops for Kids!

To coincide with our sensationally smelly show for children age 5 and over, The Emperor’s Perfume, we are offering whiffy workshops for kids and their parents.  In the show, the audience has a very important task – to help the…

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New Season Announced

Over the next few months we’ve got more music than you can shake a stick at and some excellent festivals to look forward to: Laugh Out Loud kicks off in January, giving you the chance to see hilarious stand up…

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New Artisan Kitchen

Maia’s cooking is influenced by her time in Jerusalem, where she lived until 1998. ‘I have learned my best dishes and some secrets from great family kitchens whilst growing up and helping out. From a great dumpling soup on a…

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