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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman on reflection tour 2020 marks 25 years of making music together for this popular wife and husband…

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The Crossing

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> CINEMAS OF SINOSPHERE – a symposium on the impact of Chinese Film around the world presented by University of Exeter The Crossing Guo chun tian…

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Carus Thompson

Australian folk-rock songwriter and storyteller Carus Thompson returns to the UK to launch his seventh studio album Shakespeare Avenue.

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A Haunted Existence

A Haunted Existence weaves together history and hearsay to highlight turmoil, stigma and heartbreak and tell the story of Britain’s very recent, shameful past.

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Kagemusha Taiko: Shadow Warrior

Taiko is drum theatre. Using taiko, Kagemusha Taiko create moods, explore the tension between space and time, and tell stories. ‘Shadow Warrior’ is the English translation of the Japanese ‘Kagemusha’ and under the artistic direction of Jonathan Kirby, this show is about Western European myths, legends and magick.

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Songwriters Circle

Songwriters Circle Jamie R Hawkins, Phil Cooper and George Wilding An evening of acoustic songwriting from three of the very best the South-West has to offer. Set in intimate surroundings, Jamie, Phil and George introduce you to their world of music and…

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The Matt Palmer Band

The Matt Palmer Band is an alternative rock group based in South West England. While they draw on a range of influences, they perhaps most strongly evoke the spirit of grunge rock, inviting comparisons to Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Smashing Pumpkins.

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Reza Pakravan

Taking the audience on a breath-taking journey across the continent, filmmaker Reza Pakravan will share tales of his journey to the tense frontiers and enduring traditions of the Sahel.

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Party Like It’s 1999

Our beloved building has been overrun by pesky 90s hackers and infected with the Y2K bug leaving nothing behind, but a fine array of live music, DJs, immersive decor, lasers, zany performers, a silent disco and a karaoke bar. How dare they! 

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Dark Knights

Dark Knights is upon and we’re excited to announce that our Autumn 2019 opening party is in the Auditorium of Exeter Phoenix. This is where Dark Knights hosted techno duo Slam earlier this year – full on party vibes.

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Natasha MacVoy

Bristol based artist Natasha MacVoy makes work about the activity of looking and alternative – non-visual – ways with which our bodies perceive. 

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Reel Rock Film Tour

Witness an evening of inspirational, adrenaline-fuelled climbing films with the 2019 Reel Rock Film Tour!

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The Last Tree (15)

Femi, a British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner London to live with his mum. Struggling with the unfamiliar culture and values of his new environment, teenage Femi has to figure out which path to adulthood he wants to take, and what it means to be a young black man in London.

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Judy (12A)

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Judy (12A) Dir. Rupert Goold 2019 | 118 mins | UK SHOWING TIMES: Fri 25 Oct: 1.30pm & 5.30pm  Sat 26 Oct:…

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Brittany Runs A Marathon

Brittany Runs A Marathon is a film as entertaining as it is inspirational, the tale of how a woman known for being the life of the party finds real friends—and a real life—by taking control of her herself, one city block at a time.

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Hotel Mumbai (15)

Hotel Mumbai tells the astonishing true story of the devastating attacks on Mumbai in 2008. Focusing on the heroic actions of waiter Arjun (Dev Patel) and his fellow hotel staff to save the lives of their guests, Hotel Mumbai is a gripping thriller that honours the humanity that can arise from moments of extreme adversity.

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The Goldfinch (15)

Theodore ‘Theo’ Decker was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love.

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Shock Of The Future (15)

In the Paris of 1978, old formulas do not charm listeners anymore and new music must arise. In a male-dominated industry, Ana uses her electronic gadgets to make herself heard, creating a new sound that will mark the decades to come: the music of the future.

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The Shiny Shrimps (15)

In order to redeem himself after making a homophobic comment on television, World Champion swimmer Matthias Le Goff (Nicolas Gob) must train the flamboyant, amateur, gay water polo team The Shiny Shrimps

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Ad Astra (12A)

Brad Pitt stars in this cerebral sci-fi that sees astronaut Roy McBride travel to the edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet.

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Sea Of Shadows (12A)

A looming disaster in one of the most spectacular environments on Earth sparks a rescue mission unlike any other in Sea of Shadows, a riveting new documentary with the intensity of a Hollywood thriller from National Geographic Documentary Films and winner of the Sundance audience award. 

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Downton Abbey (PG)

The Crawley household graduate to the big screen, with a story set in 1927 and centring on the royal visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Downton Abbey, prompting Michelle Dockery’s Lady Mary to ask retired head butler, Carson (Jim Carter), to return to the estate.

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For Sama (18)

Winner of Best Documentary Cannes and SXSW, For Sama is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war.

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Transit (12A)

Described as ‘like a remake of Casablanca as written by Kafka’, past and present is infused to fascinating effect, offering a haunting, beguiling depiction of fascism and the struggles faced by refugees. Transit is a film about ghosts, memory, trauma – and the longing we all have for a place to call home.

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Big Natural History Television and Conservation

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Big Natural History Television and Conservation Julian Hector – BBC Natural History Unit Our speaker is head of the BBC Natural History…

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Then, Now, Then

Artist Andy Cluer presents a live, outdoor sound installation with musician Emma Welton created in response to the physical boundaries of Exeter’s Rougemont Gardens, its past, present and possible futures.

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Shakespeare Schools Festival 2019

Shakespeare Schools Festival 2019 Please phone box office on 01392 667080 to make a booking. Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at Exeter Phoenix. Join us this autumn for an exhilarating evening of…

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The Leylines

The Leylines are a West-country collective established in 2013, with a genre-defying, eclectic sound that ranges from traditional folk to full blown festival rock. The Leylines are: Dan Thompson (electric guitar); Dave Burbidge (drums); Hannah Johns (violin); Matthew Wilkins (acoustic guitar); Sean Booth (bass); and Steve Mitchell (vocals/guitar).

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Exeter Contemporary Open 2019 – Exhibition Preview

EXETER CONTEMPORARY OPEN 2019 – Exhibition Preview Exeter Contemporary Open returns, presenting a significant showcase of emerging and established contemporary visual artists from across the UK. Established in 2006, Exeter Contemporary Open has come to be recognised as one of…

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Finding your story through landscape with Ben Smith

How can writers use landscape and place within fiction? Novelist, Ben Smith explores how to make setting an active agent in fiction rather than just a backdrop for plot. Join us at this Novel Nights author talk and Q&A. In the Writers’ Showcase three writers will share their fiction on stage.

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Loves It

Have a browse at Exeter’s exciting new contemporary illustration fair. With stalls held by a wide variety of emerging independent creatives, It’s not one to miss!

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Lou Sanders

It’s me, Loulie, AKA the face that launched a thousand dicks! In this show I’ll examine relationships (all kinds, baby), mental health (other people’s, I’m fine) and perverts (that one is mainly me, actually).

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Last Wednesday Series: November

Illustrator Sue Gent will give an overview of her practice and share thoughts on developing a unique identity and style. Sue’s work combines traditional and digital techniques. Her clients include Quarto Publishing, Waitrose and the BBC.

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Last Wednesday Series: October

Vickie Fear is a curator and producer of contemporary art exhibitions, commissions and events in the South West and will be talking about her work and the role of the producer within the visual arts. Vicky is currently Curator/Programme manager at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth.

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Anthony Shapland

A solo exhibition by Cardiff based artist Anthony Shapland that combines film, photography, audio, objects and printed text. Shapland has a fascination with the act of viewing and reviewing film, and how we can build fictions through the editing of documentary footage.

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Artist CPD for theatre makers & artists

Hugh Malyon will lead a CPD (Continual Professional Workshop) workshop for theatre makers and artists, giving insight into disability and communication issues through diversity and art.

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Finding Your Creative Voice

This is a theatre making creative voice workshop led by Hugh Malyon, for younger participants interested in developing their own creative ideas.

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Create Your Own Self-Care Toolkit

Create your own Emergency Stress-Relief Box! This workshop gives participants the chance to express personal experiences of stress, as well as to develop creative skills and experiences.

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Connecting you with industry professionals

Exeter Phoenix is committed to offering career development opportunities that broaden your future job choices and prospects in the creative industries. This October we will be opening our doors, providing behind the scenes access, and connecting you with creative industry professionals within the theatre sector (local theatre company Scratchworks).

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CV Writing with industry professionals

This evening workshop is designed to help you write a CV tailored to the creative industries. Our industry professionals will take you through all the steps involved in successful creative CV and cover letter writing, from your personal profile to skills, experience, employment history, education, qualifications, interests and references.

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Baskery

The three sisters can’t recall when or why they started playing, the music’s always just been there. In their late teens, the sisters joined forces with their dad, who for decades was a one man band playing old blues and country tunes for a living.

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Time To Change: Our Stories, Our Voices

Time To Change: Our Stories, Our Voices This World Mental Health Day, join Time to Change for a one-off set of creative workshops exploring your mental health story. Whatever your lived experience with mental health issues may be, your story…

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Red Hot Chilli Pipers

The past fifteen years has seen the Red Hot Chilli Pipers become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet..ever! Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show that carries its own health warning.

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Introduction To The Alexander Technique

Learning the Alexander technique offers a life long skill that when applied brings greater freedom of movement and thinking. This group session will introduce you to the potential benefits of this extra ordinary technique.

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Ro And Blow-Jo

Ro and Blow-Jo is a modern day re-relling of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Brought to you by The Marvellously Modern Film & Theatre Company.

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SW Grad Show

Café Gallery SW Grad Show An annual showcase of new work from Fine Artists graduating in 2019 from BA & MA courses at universities based in the South West region. VENUE: CAFÉ GALLERY, EXETER PHOENIX A vibrant and busy exhibition…

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Sam Eyre (Same Year)

Café Gallery Sam Eyre (Same Year) CRTL-ART-DEL CRTL-ART-DEL is a series of mixed media works representing Sam Eyre (Same Year)’s autobiographical encounters through a single given day. His practice is inspired by lyrical compositions, visual observations, conversations, stories and feelings…

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Toy: Quirk Theatre

Toy: Quirk Theatre is a captivating portrait exhibition of people photographed with their favourite toy. Capturing glimpses of stories from close to home and around the world, TOY reveals the soft underside of life, bringing people together and revealing that love can last a lifetime.

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Mark Jessett

Café Gallery Mark Jessett My Heart Remembers Things That My Head Has Never Known (and other works) Mark Jessett is a contemporary abstract painter, specialising in works on paper. He was born in Oxford and studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths’…

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Exeter College: Design With Respect

Graphic Design students from the UAL Diploma in Art and Design Foundation Studies course at Exeter School of Art (part of Exeter College) were tasked with designing A3 posters that reflect this year’s Respect Festival theme – ‘Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the End of Apartheid in South Africa’ – as well as the cultural diversity of the event.

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Writing and Producing Autobiographical Theatre

Sometimes, the strongest stories we know are also our most personal. Whether they be funny, harrowing, heartfelt, or somewhere in between, they always manage to pack a punch. However, there are a lot of important things to consider both personally and professionally when putting your heart out onto the stage.

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The Souvenir (15)

Bird’s Eye View and #ReclaimTheFrame present Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir introduced by an exclusive recorded interview with Joanna Hogg and Bird’s Eye View’s Director-at-large, Mia Bays accompanied by a unique giveaway.

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Pete Bearder – Stage Invasion

Pete (the Temp) Bearder is a loop station artist, comic and spoken word poet whose work has been featured on BBC Radio 4, World Service and Newsnight. He is a former UK National Poetry Slam Champion, has toured Europe and performed at over 30 festivals.

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Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri Kiki Dee holds the distinction of being the first female artist from the UK to be signed…

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Flo & Joan

Following last year’s sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival, London’s Soho Theatre, national UK tour and at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan have a new hour of their dark and waggish songs to parade about the place. 

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National Lottery Cinema Day

National Lottery Cinema Day is back in 2019! Every time you play the National Lottery you’re supporting UK film production, exhibition and innovation, as well as community projects across the country.

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Blancmange

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> AGMP presents BLANCMANGE + support: tbc ‘Listening to Blancmange Obsessively. Probably the most under-rated electronic act of all time.’  MOBY ‘Blancmange have…

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An Introduction to the Meisner Technique

The Meisner Technique is a series of practical exercises which train us (actors) to focus attention on our scene partner and respond authentically, moment by moment, to their observed behaviour.

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Poems, Poems, Poems

Whether writing for the page, performance or just for fun, this is a free, engaging workshop exploring different techniques and ideas for writing poetry. We’ll be exploring tone, tense and alienation when writing about ourselves, our lives and experiences.

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Daniel Steer

Daniel Steer is a professional songwriter, top liner, producer and musician in multiple genres from rock and indie to dance, ballad and singer/songwriter.

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Ferrante Fever (12)

Ann Goldstein, Sarah McNally, Jonathan Franzen and others weigh in on the Ferrante ‘craze’ and what makes her work–and her mysterious persona–so uniquely captivating.

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Honeyland (12A)

When a nomadic family move in and break Honeyland’s basic rule, the last female wild beekeeper in Europe must save the bees and restore natural balance.

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Bait (15)

Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock, Mark Jenkin’s Bait is a timely and funny, yet poignant new film that gets to the heart of a Cornish community facing up unwelcome change.

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The Mustang (15)

Roman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a tightly wound convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past is required to participate in an “outdoor maintenance” program learning to train wild mustangs.

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Mrs Lowry And Son (PG)

This is the beautiful, delicate, intimate and amusing story of the brittle but vital relationship between L. S. Lowry, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, and his bedridden, unhappy and controlling mother.

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The Souvenir (15)

Honor Swinton Byrne gives a star making performance in British director Joanna Hogg’s exquisite semi-autobiographical drama about a struggling young film student who gets knocked off her creative path after she becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man.

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Pain And Glory (15)

Pedro Almodóvar returns with a soulful semi-autobiographical story about an ageing film director reflecting on his personal and professional past.

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Taiko Film: Healing Beats (PG)

This fascinating documentary explores the philosophy and discipline that goes into mastering the drum. Preceded by a performance from Kagemusha Taiko, and introduced by Jonathan Kirby Creative Director of Kagemusha Taiko.

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Hail Satan? (15)

As charming and funny as it is thought-provoking, Hail Satan? offers a timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world.

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Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (18)

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognise anymore. 

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Blinded By The Light (12A)

Based on the memoir of lauded Guardian journalist Sarfraz Manzoor, this timely coming of age story proves that the right song has the capacity to transcend race, religion and place, tap into our hearts and help us discover who we really are.

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Leto (15)

It’s summer 1981 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) and the underground music scene is boiling. Rock devotees await the latest imported albums and bootleg recordings from the west, eagerly consuming forbidden music by Led Zeppelin, Bowie, the Beatles, and the Velvet Underground, alongside new wave masters like the Sex Pistols, the Clash and Blondie. 

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Oxjam Exeter Festival 2019

Join us for a celebration of music and gratitude, as the UK’s largest grassroots music festival ‘OXJAM’ returns to Exeter’s for it’s 8th birthday!

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Silent Disco

Get your dancing shoes on and practice the art of not accidentally singing your head off to tunes no one else can hear – silent discos are back this summer.

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Jayde Adams

In 2019 if you want to be a ‘successful independent woman person’ you better have something you want to say and you better be wearing a Serious Black Jumper™. In her SBJ™ Jayde will rifle through all the noise and self-promotion and figure out what’s actually going on.

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The Little Unsaid

Winners of the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award for boundary-pushing new music creators, The Little Unsaid spent 2017 /2018 travelling the UK and Europe, leaving audiences emotionally rapt with a live show that’s been described as ‘a thumping depth of passion, recalling the intensity and melancholic overtones of Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen.’

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Jealousy, Rage & Forgiveness

Tarte Noire Women’s Playback Theatre Company explores ‘Rebellion and Obedience’ When are we called to cross the line and break the rules? When is it wiser or easier to obey them?

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EAT STATIC & BANCO DE GAIA

Eat Static is celebrating an incredible thirty years since Merv Pepplar first levitated his flying saucer from the cosmic confines of the Ozric Tentacles hangar and started spreading the finest banging alien techno across the universe.

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Grill Fest

Best Of Devon are bringing the best combination from South West US to South West UK at the Exeter Phoenix!

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KAYA

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Ceyda Tanc Dance KAYA TICKET OFFER – SAVE £6 Explore more of our theatre and performance programme, and enjoy money off your…

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Cracking

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Documental Theatre Cracking TICKET OFFER – SAVE £6 Explore more of our theatre and performance programme, and enjoy money off your tickets! Save…

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ANIMA

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Joli Vyann ANIMA TICKET OFFER – SAVE £6 Explore more of our theatre and performance programme, and enjoy money off your tickets! Save…

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Five Years (Relaxed & BSL Interpreted)

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Written & Performed by Neal Pike | Directed by Matt Miller Five Years TICKET OFFER – SAVE £6 Explore more of our…

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And She

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Bonnie & The Bonnettes And She TICKET OFFER – SAVE £6 Explore more of our theatre and performance programme, and enjoy money…

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Upload/Unplug

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Pell Ensemble Upload/Unplug TICKET OFFER – SAVE £6 Explore more of our theatre and performance programme, and enjoy money off your tickets! Save…

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Over The Wall Picking Apples

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> WASSAIL THEATRE COMPANY and RICHARD CROWE proudly present Over The Wall Picking Apples + Post-Show Discussion TICKET OFFER – SAVE £6 Explore…

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Once Upon A Time

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Gonzo Moose in association with Pegasus Theatre present Once Upon A Time TICKET OFFER – SAVE £6 Explore more of our theatre…

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How To Keep Time: A Drum Solo For Dementia

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Penned In The Margins How To Keep Time A Drum Solo For Dementia TICKET OFFER – SAVE £6 Explore more of our…

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Thunder Road

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> RedCape Theatre Company  Thunder Road + Post-Show Discussion TICKET OFFER – SAVE £6 Explore more of our theatre and performance programme, and…

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You, Me and My Voice

This wacky, crazy and alive half live gig, half TED talk will speak louder than words… which is a good thing, as words don’t always come easy! Can’t we all relate to that?

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Composed (relaxed performance)

Drawing on her experience as an Arts organisation employee, Rosa examines the relationship between a spokesperson and their institution. Taking on familiar roles, she performs an in-house announcement, a thank-you to the sponsors, a warm-up act…

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Gypsy Queen

Two men who find themselves, and each other, in the most unlikely of worlds. Gypsy Queen is an unconventional love story between two fighters who discover the greatest challenge lies outside the ring.

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Sundown Sessions

Start your weekend right! Our brigade of DJS will be playing a mix of indie, rock, soul, ska and reggae on our sun-soaked terrace. Plus special drinks offers and Happy Hour will be extended until 8pm!

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It’s No Act

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> It’s No Act Voice & Drama Workshops Workshop Dates: Sat 21 Sep: 12pm – 3pm Sat 28 Sep: 12pm – 3pm Sat…

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I Believe In Unicorns

Theatre Alibi Presents: I Believe In Unicorns. Tomas hates school, hates books and hates stories. Stories are just for “Little Snotties”! He is happier clambering in the mountains like a goat or tobogganing with his Dad.

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Rhys Hurd + Special Guests Heelie & Jake Loosemore

Rhys Hurd is a guitarist and vocalist from Brixham, Devon who plays around the south west of England. His songs are a distinctive blend of heavy modern rock with classic blues and indie influence, driven by intricate and powerful guitar work with catchy rhythm and vocal melodies that touch on many personal subjects Including love, mental health and climate change.

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Bad Manners

The legendary misbehavers, 2-Tone innovators Bad Manners return to Exeter Phoenix this December.

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Bands & Beers

A mini beer festival with bands in the auditorium from 4pm on Saturday that is FREE ENTRY!

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Malavita!

Genre defying sound fuses funky latin beats, heaps of percussion, soaring guitars, skanktastic bass lines, punchy horns and soulful female vocals to create a heady mixture of original, infectious feel good tunes

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Frida Kahlo

This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons: Frida Kahlo. She was a prolific self-portraitist, using the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her turbulent and, at times, tragic life.

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Easter In Art

The story of Christ’s death and resurrection has dominated western culture for the past 2000 years. It is perhaps the most significant historical event of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as depicted by the greatest artists in history.

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Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait

For the first time in history the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is bringing together Lucian Freud’s self-portraits.

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Leonardo: The Works

Leonardo da Vinci is acclaimed as the world’s favourite artist. Many TV shows and feature films have showcased this extraordinary genius but often not examined closely enough is the most crucial element of all: his art.

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Handmade Travel Journal

Learn the art of long-stitch bookbinding and make a travel journal to commemorate a trip or to take on an upcoming adventure.

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Wreath Making

Get festive and make a beautiful aromatic wreath using 100% natural materials.

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Wreath Making

Get festive and make a beautiful aromatic wreath using 100% natural materials.

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Wreath Making

Get festive and make a beautiful aromatic wreath using 100% natural materials.

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Lampshade Making

During this ½ day workshop you will be taught how to make your own 30cm diameter Drum Lampshade. This class involves no sewing or experience.

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Lampshade Making

During this ½ day workshop you will be taught how to make your own 30cm diameter Drum Lampshade. This class involves no sewing or experience.

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Your Face My Face

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

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Your Face My Face

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

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Life Drawing

Work from a model and learn the principles of life drawing. Perfect for beginners and those returning to drawing.

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Life Drawing

Work from a model and learn the principles of life drawing. Perfect for beginners and those returning to drawing.

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Handmade Books

Learn to make these beautiful oriental book forms with bookbinder Megan Stallworthy, using traditional techniques and handmade and pattern papers.

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Portraiture

Explore portraiture techniques and approaches. Learn to translate the 3D model onto the 2D surface through various drawing and painting methods.

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Introduction To Oil Painting

This course is suitable for both beginners and improvers. A well-structured and systematic introduction for those who have never painted before, as well as for those who want to reinforce their basic skills in oils or to move onto oils having previously used acrylics or water-based media.

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Colour Workshop

A fun, hands on workshop where you will learn all about creating and using colour. All materials provided.

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Portraiture

Explore portraiture techniques and approaches. Learn to translate the 3D model onto the 2D surface through various drawing and painting methods.

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Oil Painting

This will be an introduction to oil painting with guidance on colour mixing, different types of oils and additives through to application and techniques. You will get the opportunity to create an oil painting on canvas by the end of the day.

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Coptic Bookbinding

Bookbinder Esther Williams will take you through how to prepare signatures, wax your own thread, and the traditional method of Coptic stitch.

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Painting Still Life

Use a range of materials and experimental techniques to build simple compositions suitable for beginners and improvers.

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Spooks, Spiders and Skeletons

Be a master of illusion and create a set of magical, ghostly prints. Make photographs without a using a camera by simply placing objects onto light sensitive paper and exposing them to light.

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Botanical Prints

This course will use some early photographic processes and techniques including; photograms, cyanotype and pinhole cameras to capture different and intriguing plant forms to create unique prints of botanical specimens.

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Punch Needling Workshop

You will learn the basics of this fun and rewarding craft. Traditionally used for rug making, punch needling is a quick way to create an image that can be used for wall hangings, pillows and rugs.

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Sculpture From Life

Spend the day working from a life model developing your technique for translating observations into a clay sculpture.

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Photo-Montage

This new course will explore the creative possibilities of finding and combining photographic images and other media to express your ideas and create unique images.

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Beginners Drawing

A step-by-step journey introducing you to basic and intermediate drawing techniques.Our tutors are artists and qualified teachers specialising in teaching students of all abilities and can offer an insight into both historical and contemporary art. Basic materials are provided.

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Painting In Acrylics

Explore a range of techniques developing your skills and confidence in this popular medium. Suitable for beginners and improvers.

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Painting In Acrylics

Explore a range of techniques developing your skills and confidence in this popular medium. Suitable for beginners and improvers.

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Portraiture

Explore portraiture techniques and approaches. Learn to translate the 3D model onto the 2D surface through various drawing and painting methods. Look at character and personality as well as bone structure and muscular form. Your drawing will refer to artists who specialised in portraiture.

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Portraiture

Explore portraiture techniques and approaches. Learn to translate the 3D model onto the 2D surface through various drawing and painting methods. Look at character and personality as well as bone structure and muscular form. Your drawing will refer to artists who specialised in portraiture.

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Life Drawing

Work from a model and learn the principles of life drawing. Perfect for beginners and those returning to drawing, this course covers a variety of technical and expressive approaches to life drawing while offering an insight into their uses in art history and contemporary art.

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Life Drawing

Work from a model and learn the principles of life drawing. Perfect for beginners and those returning to drawing, this course covers a variety of technical and expressive approaches to life drawing while offering an insight into their uses in art history and contemporary art.

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Life Drawing

Work from a model and learn the principles of life drawing. Perfect for beginners and those returning to drawing, this course covers a variety of technical and expressive approaches to life drawing while offering an insight into their uses in art history and contemporary art.

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Life Drawing

Work from a model and learn the principles of life drawing. Perfect for beginners and those returning to drawing, this course covers a variety of technical and expressive approaches to life drawing while offering an insight into their uses in art history and contemporary art.

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Life Drawing

Work from a model and learn the principles of life drawing. Perfect for beginners and those returning to drawing, this course covers a variety of technical and expressive approaches to life drawing while offering an insight into their uses in art history and contemporary art.

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Life Drawing

Work from a model and learn the principles of life drawing. Perfect for beginners and those returning to drawing, this course covers a variety of technical and expressive approaches to life drawing while offering an insight into their uses in art history and contemporary art.

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Pop-Up Christmas Cards

In this fun and easy two hour session 2.Times Do will guide you through the steps to design your own Christmas card on computer software and cut it out on a laser machine. Then it’s ready for you to decorate and personalise with your own style, before you add the colour changing light to really bring your card to life.

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Star In Your Own Superhero Movie

This two-day workshop will give an introduction into digital composites, green screen and stop frame animation by combining video footage of you as your favorite superhero battling a stop motion monster or villain of your own creation!

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Coding For Minecraft

Experience coding Minecraft on a Raspberry Pi computer! In these two hour sessions for 9 – 14 years, you’ll learn how to use the Python language to control and build your Minecraft world.

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Kid’s Animation: Mix and Match

An exciting animation workshop for those aged 5 – 11 years. For this two-hour session children will be able to create their wildest ideas by bringing together different parts of different characters to make their own new creation as a cut-out animate-able puppet.

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Creative Skills: Blogging

Everyone is talking about why you should be blogging, and how it can help build your business, but what about those of you who have no idea how to start, or what to blog about, or even worry if you can write at all?

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Creative Skills: Etsy & Folksy Shops

Online marketplaces such as Etsy & Folksy are great ways of starting to build your creative business as there is little outlay and design required to start selling. However, there are ways you can make them work better for you and your business.

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Creative Skills: Instagram

Instagram is the social media platform that has exploded over the last 24 months. Sharing visuals is such an effective form of digital marketing as a creative, that if you don’t have an account already, it’s about time you did! But are you making the most of it?

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Illustrator

This course will offer an in-depth introduction to Adobe Illustrator and prepare you with an understanding of how to use the programme to benefit your work.

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Illustrator

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Illustrator TWO DAY COURSE: Mon 28 & Tue 29 Oct SESSION DATES: Mon 28 Oct: 10am – 5pm Tue 29 Oct: 10am…

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WordPress

This is an intensive introduction to creating a new website using the powerful, user-friendly software WordPress.

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WordPress

This is an intensive introduction to creating a new website using the powerful, user-friendly software WordPress.

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Introduction To Adobe Photoshop

Our Adobe Photoshop course is lead by our Adobe Certified Instructor, who has an in-depth knowledge of Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC and the workflow between these software packages. The session is taught on the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud.

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Introduction To Adobe Photoshop

Our Adobe Photoshop course is lead by our Adobe Certified Instructor, who has an in-depth knowledge of Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC and the workflow between these software packages. The session is taught on the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud.

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Introduction To Adobe Lightroom Classic

Lightroom Classic is software for the professional and keen amateur photographer, helping you organise, edit and share your photography. It also allows for a cross platform interaction with other programs such as Adobe Photoshop. Lightroom Classic will help you take control of a large collection of photos and edit and manipulate them. This is non-destructive software ideal for working with RAW images.

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WordPress

Spread across five weeks, these morning sessions will introduce you to creating a new website using the powerful, user-friendly software WordPress.

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Introduction To Adobe Indesign

Our Adobe InDesign course is lead by our Adobe Certified Instructor, who has an in-depth knowledge of Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC and the workflow between these software packages. The session is taught on the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud.

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Introduction To Adobe InDesign

Our Adobe InDesign course is lead by our Adobe Certified Instructor, who has an in-depth knowledge of Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC and the workflow between these software packages. The session is taught on the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud.

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Ba Ba Boom

Ba Ba Boom Highest Grade and Eyes Open Promotions present Ba Ba Boom, Exeter’s finest regular reggae dance sessions featuring Highest Grade Sound System playing the latest cuts in dancehall, conscious vibes and classic roots reggae. Venue: Exeter Phoenix, Bar

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Beginners Scriptwriting

This intensive one-day course is designed for those new to scriptwriting looking to push their work to a professional level.

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Introduction To Editing

Film editing is now something that anyone can do at home to a basic level, however to take it to a professional level and understand what works and what doesn’t, takes the same amount of dedication and awareness as any other art form.

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Introduction To Cinematography

This practical hands-on one-day course will help you become comfortable with operating professional film cameras. Alongside informative discussion and theory, you will learn how to focus, expose and frame footage.

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Radio & Podcast Production

Over four Thursday evenings, learn about different styles of audio content, and plan and produce your own short audio feature for podcast or broadcast.

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Digital Textile And Surface Pattern Design

This course is an introduction to using Photoshop to explore textile and surface pattern ideas through to a finished printable digital format. Design your own beautiful and creative patterns from any source of inspiration and turn it into a document that you will be able to get ready for printing onto any surface or textile.

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Photography For Beginners

This two day photography course will build your confidence in photography skills. Designed for participants who have their own DSLR cameras, this course is run by professional photographer Vanessa Miles for those who love photography and want to venture off the automatic mode.

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Photography For Beginners

This two day photography course will build your confidence in photography skills. Designed for participants who have their own DSLR cameras, this course is run by professional photographer Vanessa Miles for those who love photography and want to venture off the automatic mode.

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Photography For Beginners

This weekly photography course will build your confidence in photography skills, taking you from beginner to brilliant in five weeks. Designed for participants who have their own DSLR cameras, this course is run by professional photographer Vanessa Miles for those who love photography and want to venture off the automatic mode.

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Photography For Beginners

This weekly photography course will build your confidence in photography skills, taking you from beginner to brilliant in five weeks. Designed for participants who have their own DSLR cameras, this course is run by professional photographer Vanessa Miles for those who love photography and want to venture off the automatic mode.

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Exeter Phoenix Camera Group

The Exeter Phoenix Camera Group is a monthly social meet-up for anyone keen on photography who has some experience, or may have been on the beginners course and would like to keep in contact with like minded enthusiasts.

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Tashi Wada Group

Los Angeles-based composer Tashi Wada presents his new group featuring Julia Holter and percussionist Corey Fogel performing music from Wada’s new album ‘Nue’ out this fall on Brooklyn-based label RVNG Intl.

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The Brand New Heavies

The Brand New Heavies release their brand new album ‘TNBH’ (Acid Jazz) this autumn, which features guest appearances from Beverley Knight, N’Dea Davernport, Angie Stone, Siedah Garret, Laville, Angel Ricci and more. The lead single from the album is a cover of the Kendrick Lamar song ‘These Walls’ lovingly produced by Mark Ronson.

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This One’s For The Aliens

From the ridiculous to the sublime, the world’s greatest comedy-rap-jazz duo bring award-winning wordplay, awe-inspiring musicality, eyebrow-raising bromance and unashamed joy to the biggest PR task of all time – spinning planet earth.

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Only You (15)

Nominated for London Film Festival’s Best First Feature award, Only You follows the story of Elena and Jake, who on New Year’s Eve meet by chance fighting for the same taxi. Instead of going their separate ways after a shared ride, they start a passionate relationship and not before long consider starting a family.

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Marianne And Leonard: Words Of Love (12A)

Veteran documentarian Nick Broomfield (Kurt and Courtney, Whitney: Can I Be Me?) tells the beautiful yet tragic love story between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse, Marianne Ihlen, who inspired one of his most famous songs,.

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Kneehigh’s The Dancing Frog

Poor Gertrude thinks she’ll never laugh or love again. But then she has a lucky encounter on a lily pad. With a frog. Called George. Suddenly, things are looking bright again. For George isn’t just any frog. He’s a dancing frog!

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The Extinction Rebellion Lawyer

When police unglued Farhana Yamin from the forecourt of the Shell building—during recent climate protests—she became a figurehead of the Extinction Rebellion movement. The Climate Change lawyer appeared on front pages across the world and deftly handled interviews on programmes such as Newsnight.

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The Mental Health Crisis In Schools

Are school-days the best of your life? For many they are not. Today, six times more children report mental illness than twenty years ago. Last month, Teresa May announced that every teacher will be trained to spot early warning signs of mental illness, describing tackling the rise in mental health problems as a ‘personal priority’.

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Moist, Moist, Moist

Part poetry, part stand-up, part gig. Moist, Moist, Moist is a spoken-word show from one of the UK’s wettest submerging artists.

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Pulp

Sam can’t quite find the words to explain it. But then again, he’s never tried before. Sure, on the outside he seems happy; just like any other lad. But with dad gone, the truth’s getting harder to swallow. It’s time for Sam to fight his demons, he just wishes he knew how.

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Bon Ami

From the award-winning makers of Love Sick and Civilised, All in present BON AMI. A fast paced, female lead, clown comedy, exploring loneliness and the importance of friendship.

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Egg

Egg is a powerful and evocative new aerial theatre production from acclaimed circus theatre company Paper Doll Militia, a highly visual exploration of female fertility, sexuality and choice.

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Introduction To Apple Mac

A useful add-on if you are booking any of our other creative digital courses – boost your confidence on Mac OSX, learn tips and tricks to get the most out of your Mac.

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Introduction To Apple Mac

A useful add-on if you are booking any of our other creative digital courses – boost your confidence on Mac OSX, learn tips and tricks to get the most out of your Mac.

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Clare Hollingworth and the Scoop of the Century

PaddleBoat Theatre Company present the tale of fearless journalist Clare Hollingworth. From the busy newspaper offices in London to the frontline during World War II, Clare’s adventures tell the remarkable true story of one of the most important writers of our time.

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Loyle Carner

Loyle first appeared on the scene back in 2014, with his debut EP ‘A Little Late’, which cemented him in the UK’s rap scene as one to watch. He followed that up in 2017 with his BRIT (Best Male, Best Newcomer) and Mercury Prize nominated, top 20 debut ‘Yesterday’s Gone’.

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Lucy Spraggan

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Lucy Spraggan +Special Guests 2019 is proving to be another hugely successful year for Lucy Spraggan. She’s already released her fifth studio…

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Writing The Revolution

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Taster Session for 16 – 18 yrs Chillaxation Creation: Writing the revolution with Annie Bennett! Poetry is revolutionary. It has the power…

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The Magical Art Of Poetry

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Taster Session for 11 – 15 yrs Chillaxation Creation: The magical art of poetry with Annie Bennett! Do you want to learn…

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A poetry writing five week adventure

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Cancelled Five Week Course For 11 – 15 Year Olds Chillaxation Creation: a poetry writing five week adventure with Annie Bennett Be…

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A poetry writing five week adventure

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Cancelled Five Week Course For 16 – 18 Year Olds Chillaxation Creation: a poetry writing five week adventure with Annie Bennett Be…

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Create A Pom Pom Cupcake Garland

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Cancelled CREATE A Pom Pom Cupcake Garland CRAFT WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN AGES 5+ Create your very own pom pom cupcake garland…

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Create A Halloween Garland

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Cancelled Create a Halloween Pom Pom & Tassel Garland CRAFT WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN AGES 5+ Pom Pom bats, spiders, pumpkins and tassel…

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Beginners Children’s Sewing

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Cancelled Beginners Children’s Sewing CRAFT WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN AGES 7+ Four Week Workshop Fri 9 Aug 10am – 12pm Fri 16 Aug…

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Create A Pom Pom Star Wreath

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Cancelled Create A Pom Pom Star Wreath Craft workshop for children ages 5+ Create a fab pom pom wreath in a star…

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Hang Massive

In December of 2011 Hang Massive released their first online video and music release  Once Again. That video spread virally and since then has been seen more then 60 million times online and viewed in countries all around the world. That success introduced millions of people to an amazing new instrument and was the basis for a global and dedicated fan base excited to hear more offerings from this unique musical project.

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DnB Kitchen Present

DnB Kitchen are back at Exeter Phoenix again for a night of stone cold Drum and Bass. This time presenting three of the most in-demand artists from the scene – DJ HAZARD, ENEI and URBANDAWN. One for the heads!

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Last Wednesday Series: September

Artists Anna Heinrich and Leon Palmer present their approach to creating new work for RAMM as well as discussing previous projects as part of a series of artist’s talks presented in partnership with Exeter School of Art.

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Physical Comedy Workshop

How do we write funny with our bodies? What is the key to creating laughter? Explore these questions in this physically engaging session. Time to extend your performance skills.

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To Womb It May Concern

Write material that is authentic and edgy – and make it funny! Do you want to try stand-up but don’t know how? What makes something funny and how do we write it? Questions will be answered, along with many more in this new, fun and supportive workshop.

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Une Femme Douce (15)

Bresson’s ninth feature film but his first made in colour, adapted from Fyodor Dostoevsky’s short story, A Gentle Creature (Krotkaya, 1876) but transposed to 1960s Paris, Une Femme Douce has, since its original release, disappeared from UK screens and become a forgotten classic of French cinema. 

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Animals (15)

Laura and Tyler are soulmates. Thirty-something best friends and revellers residing in Dublin, they are ingrained in the fabric of each other’s lives; dating, partying, drinking and living their life without limitations.

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