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Creative Socials

Here is where you’ll find upcoming events for Exeter’s creative community. Open to everyone, these events are a great opportunity to meet interesting people and develop your creative skillset. 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.

SEPTEMBER

Social [Practice]: #3 Feast

Fri 21 Sep | 7 – 9pm | £15 (£12)

Join Mandy Barber from Incredible Vegetables for an amazing harvest feast and discuss plant conservation, growing and eating.  Meet and make together over a drink with a series of practical projects hosted by creative practitioners.

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Tania Kovtas

Sat 22 Sep | 3pm – 5pm | free

Join the artist for a glass of wine and a preview of the exhibition.

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Creative Hub Social

Wed 26 Sep | 6 – 7pm | free

An informal get together in our Café Bar with a couple of free drinks on us. A chance for practitioners working across all art forms to network, share project ideas and meet audiences.

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Last Wednesday Social: Jem Southam

Wed 26 Sep | 5pm | £3.50 (free for students)

A series of artists’ talks in association with Exeter School of Art. Jem Southam is one of the UK’s most respected photographers, renowned for his series of British landscape photographs beginning in the 1970s and continuing until the present.

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Mothers Who Make

Thu 27 Sep | 10.30am – 12pm | free (suggested £3 – £5 cash donation)

Mothers Who Make is a growing national initiative aimed at supporting mothers who are artists & makers, in any discipline and at any stage of their personal or professional making. 

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In The Room Of Conversation

Fri 28 Sep – Sat 29 Sep |28 Sep: 7pm | 29 Sep: 3pm | £5* to book and guarantee entry | Pay what you feel on the door

This summer, three Taiwanese performance artists have come to the UK for two months as part of Artists Home Swap 2018. They are here to meet people, explore the country, engage with the arts community and develop their practices. 

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OCTOBER

Scratch That!

Sun 7 Oct | 8pm | £5* to book a seat in advance and guarantee entry | Pay what you feel on the door

Scratch That! is a night for artists and companies to test out ideas or works in progress in front of a supportive and friendly audience.

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No Culture

Tue 9 Oct | 8.30pm – 11pm | Free

Favela funk, Thai Molam, R&B, Souljazz, Afrobeat, Bossa Nova, Jazzfunk, Afrocuban jazz, Electric soul, Caribbean disco,  Underground hip hop, Beattapes and Maybe a drink.

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Skate Kitchen + WOW Exeter Panel Discussion

Fri 12 Oct | 7.30pm | £7* | £5* students/under 25s/WOW pass holders

The latest feature film from the director of The Wolfpack, Skate Kitchen follows shy 18-year-old skateboarder, Camille. Camille lives on Long Island with her mother. On Instagram she discovers ‘The Skate Kitchen’, an all girl skateboarding crew from New York.

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WOW Women of the World Festival

Sat 13  – Sun 14 Oct | See ‘more info’ for full details

In 2018, the year that marked the 100th anniversary since some women got the vote in the UK, and when #MeToo shook the world, we have brought together artists, writers, politicians, comedians, activists and more for the 2nd annual WOW Exeter at RAMM, Exeter Phoenix and Exeter Library.

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Queer Performance and Devising Workshop

Fri 19 Oct 2018 | 6-8pm | Free (booking required)

Ladies, gentlemen and everyone beyond the binary, join Milk Presents in a practical workshop for curious artists. How can you define queer? How can you queer a space, an object or a body? What might a post-gender utopia look like?

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Writeaway! Writing Workshop

Mon 22 Oct 2018 | 11am | £5* | Ages 7-12

A writing workshop for everyone who loves words, worlds and stories and wants to play with writing. This workshop will give you the chance to work with local children’s author, Tom McLaughlin, and bring your ideas to life on the page. Take your pen and your imagination for a walk!

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Mothers Who Make

Thu 25 Oct 2018 | 10.30am-12pm | Suggested £3-£5 donation (cash only)

Mothers Who Make is a growing national initiative aimed at supporting mothers who are artists & makers, in any discipline and at any stage of their personal or professional making.

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SOCIAL [PRACTICE]: #4 RECIPE COLLECTIVE

Wed 31 Oct 2018 | 7 – 9pm | £8 (£6)

Recipe Zine Workshop

Bring and swap your recipes and foodie tips with other participants – using collage, drawing, and photocopying to make your own DIY zine recipe book to share.

All materials provided

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NOVEMBER

Chasing Coral + Post-screening discussion

Wed 07 Nov 2018 | 7pm | £7* | £5* under 25s

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

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SOCIAL [PRACTICE]: #5 – IT’S EXQUISITE

Mon 12 Nov 2018 | 7 – 9pm | £8 (£6)

Explore the surrealist Parlour game of ‘Consequences’ through social drawing games, concealed writing and irregular vision.

All materials provided.

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Scratch Night: Come As You Are Festival

Sat 17 Nov 2018 | 5-7pm | Pay What You Can

A night of explosive new work from local trans, non binary and gender queer artists.

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Panel Discussion: Come As You Are Festival

Sun 18 Nov 2018 | 3-5pm | Pay What You Can

As part of the Come As You Are Festival, Exeter Phoenix and Camden People’s Theatre will be partnering with local trans and LGBTQIA+ organisations to curate a panel discussion exploring experiences and issues that are pertinent to the local trans, non-binary and gender queer community in Exeter.

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Down Stage Night

Mon 19 Nov 2018 | 7pm | £6

One night. Two counties. Four plays. Many voices waiting to be heard. Four brand new short plays by playwrights from Devon and Cornwall directed and performed by local artists.

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RENDEZVOUS IN BRATISLAVA + Post-show Discussion

Sun 25 Nov 2018 | 8pm | £10 (£8)

A time travelling new piece of music theatre.

Miriam and her granddad are making a cabaret together. They’re the perfect double act: He’s got the stories, she loves telling them, and they both have a flair for the theatrical. The only problem is – they’ve never met. And he’s been dead for 36 years.

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DECEMBER

SOCIAL [PRACTICE]: #6 – THE EXQUISITE BOOK TEARING CLUB

Wed 12 Dec | 7 – 9pm | £8 (£6)

Taking the technique of collage to the next level, through excessive book tearing and collaborative cut-n-paste.

All materials provided.

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