Creative Hub Connecting creative people

Creative Socials

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.


Freefall Youth Group

Thursdays (term time)

For ages 13-18. Meet likeminded individuals who enjoy the arts and get involved in exciting projects.


Artists Writing Group

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. 


Artists Talk: Eleanor Moreton

Sat 22 Apr

Join artist Eleanor Moreton in conversation with curator Matt Burrows as they discuss her current Phoenix Gallery exhibition and wider practice.

Creative Business Drop In

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. 


Young Singer Songwriter Club and Soundlaunch Emerging Artists Platform

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.


Artists Talk: Hans Kellett

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.



Jerwood/FVU Awards + Artists Talk with Patrick Hough

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.



Artists Talk: Marcus Lanyon

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.

June’s Creative Hub Social

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.