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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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