These events are open to everyone and are a great opportunity to meet interesting people. Some are set up specifically for networking, others are areas of our regular event programme including social aspects such as talks, Q&As or a chance to meet artists.
In essence, our creative socials are events where artists can meet one another and audiences can speak to artists directly.
Thursdays (term time)
For ages 13-18. Meet likeminded individuals who enjoy the arts and get involved in exciting projects.
Thu 20 Apr
An ongoing free writing group hosted by visual artist Laura Reeves. The group meets at Exeter Phoenix twice a month to discuss a set text and share written responses in a supportive and informal setting.
Sat 22 Apr
Join artist Eleanor Moreton in conversation with curator Matt Burrows as they discuss her current Phoenix Gallery exhibition and wider practice.
First Tuesday of the month
We’ve teamed up with The Creative Business Network to offer free advice sessions to illustrators, designers, artists and filmmakers looking to start their own business. Drop in on the first Tuesday of the month for guidance and mentoring.
Monthly from Mon 8 May
Hone your songwriting and live performance skills in these fun and laid-back monthly sessions. With inspiring guidance from songwriter Laura Loft and industry expert Kate Graham from Soundlaunch.
Tue 16 May
New Zealand-born Hans Kellett – best known in his now hometown Berlin as half of the queer punk-chanson band Princessin Hans – gives an insight into the performance format of the Kabarett.
Wed 17 May
A special screening of the two newly commissioned moving-image works by The Jerwood/FVU award recipients Patrick Hough and Lawrence Lek, followed by a Q&A with featured artist Patrick Hough.
Wed 24 May
Lanyon’s work focuses on the constant yet seductive ‘disquiet’ that defines our lives now, in contrast to the relative or apparent social certainties of the past. It is an exploration of the climate of social, political and personal anxiety that this engenders.
Wed 7 Jun
An informal get together in our Café Bar with a couple of free drinks on us. A chance for practitioners working across all artforms to network, share project ideas and meet audiences. Everyone is welcome.