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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.

JANUARY

BAFTA Shorts

Tue 22 Jan | 8pm | FREE for Filmmakers Lab Members who book their place via the Filmmakers Lab website | For non-members suggested donation £5

Hosted by the Filmmakers Lab and BFI.NETWORK, this special screening features eight short films nominated in the British Short Film and British Short Animation categories at this year’s BAFTA film awards, which celebrate innovative, experimental film talent. 

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LAST WEDNESDAY SERIES: BIK VAN DER POL

Wed 23 Jan | 5pm | £3.50(free to students of Exeter School of Art and University Of Exeter’s Art History & Visual Culture students)

A series of artist’s talks presented in partnership with Exeter School of Art.

Working collaboratively as Bik Van der Pol, Dutch artists Liesbeth Bik and Jos Van der Pol will discuss their practice and the development of their most recent work in Exeter.

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SOCIAL [PRACTICE]: #7 – EXQUISITE PATTERNS

Wed 23 Jan | 7 – 9pm | £8 (£6)

Within fractal trees, spirographic circles and origami dodecahedrons, this session will delve into how the nature of patterns influences art (without the maths!).

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Creative Hub Social

Wed 30 Jan | 6 – 7pm | Free

The home for Exeter’s creative network. Whether you make art, films, theatre, music, a bit of everything, or are still discovering your niche, we want to meet you and support your artistic development.

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Mothers Who Make

Thu 31 Jan | 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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February

Soundlaunch

Sun 3 Feb | 4pm – 6pm

Explore, create and develop your songwriting and live performance skills.

Busking, gigs, studio sessions and Music Tips www.soundlaunch.co.uk

Scratch That!

Sun 3 Feb | 8pm | £5 Guarantees a seat beforehand, 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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MOVEMENT LANGUAGE: A BSL AND DANCE WORKSHOP

Sat 16 Feb |11.30am – 2.30pm | £22 (£20)

Exploring the filth, fun and aftertaste of our everyday interactions. A humorous, intellectual, visceral experience that leaves you contemplating your own individual modes and forms of communication. The work, through the use of subtitles and sign language, explores modes of accessibility to a deaf and hard of hearing audience.

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Your Face / My Face

Wed 20 Feb | 10.30am – 1pm | £20 per pair

Work in pairs with a family member or friend and use fun techniques to create portraits of each other.

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Last Wednesday Series: February

Wed 27 Feb | 5pm | £3.50 (free to students of Exeter School of Art and University Of Exeter’s Art History & Visual Culture students)

February’s artist: TBA. 

A series of artist’s talks presented in partnership with Exeter School of Art.

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SOCIAL [PRACTICE]: #8 – THE EXQUISITE ART QUIZ

Wed 27 Feb | 7 – 9pm | £8 (£6)

A uniquely exquisite take on the art quiz format. Be prepared for lots of crafty challenges, bizarre poetry and pataphysical problem solving. Groups are welcome, but not required.

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MARCH

SOCIAL [PRACTICE]: #9 – GIANT DIY CAMERA WEEKENDER

Sat 9 Mar | 10.30am – 4pm | £118 (£100)

Spend the weekend with photographer Brendan Barry and build an Ultra Large Format Camera big enough to operate from the inside, construct a makeshift pop up darkroom, channel and control a combination of natural and artificial light – use it all to learn the mechanics of photography and create a series of 16×20” traditional analogue black & white photographic prints to take away.

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INTRODUCTION TO THE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

Sun 31 Mar | 10am-4:30pm | £45 (£40)

This immersive introduction to the live entertainment industry will give you the confidence to make the transition from where you are now to where you want to be with a customised plan. 

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