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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

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Coding For Minecraft TWO HOUR SESSIONS: Wed 23 Oct SESSION DATES: Wed 23 Oct: 10am – 12pm Wed 23 Oct: 2pm –…

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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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Introduction To Sound Recording For Film

This day-long practical course in sound recording for film will look at a wide variety of microphones and techniques, as well as the theoretical background information you need. The course is aimed at all those who need to improve the sound quality of their on location recording and better structure their workflow from recording through to mixing.

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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

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

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Pulp

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

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Bon Ami

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> All In Theatre Bon Ami TICKET OFFER – SAVE £6 Explore more of our theatre and performance programme, and enjoy money off…

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Egg

What does it take to make a baby? An accident / right timing / a drunken night / right people / right parts? But what if you don’t have all the right parts? Or you do, and one of them is broken. As it turns out, some things are un-mendable.

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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 >> Five Week Course For 11 – 15 Year Olds Chillaxation Creation: a poetry writing five week adventure with Annie Bennett Be here…

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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 >> Five Week Course For 16 – 18 Year Olds Chillaxation Creation: a poetry writing five week adventure with Annie Bennett Be here…

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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 >> CREATE A Pom Pom Cupcake Garland CRAFT WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN AGES 5+ Create your very own pom pom cupcake garland to…

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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 >> Create a Halloween Pom Pom & Tassel Garland CRAFT WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN AGES 5+ Pom Pom bats, spiders, pumpkins and tassel ghosts…

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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 >> Beginners Children’s Sewing CRAFT WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN AGES 7+ Four Week Workshop Fri 9 Aug 10am – 12pm Fri 16 Aug 10am…

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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 >> Create A Pom Pom Star Wreath Craft workshop for children ages 5+ Create a fab pom pom wreath in a star shape…

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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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Photograph (15)

Rafi works hard to stay afloat as a photographer in Mumbai. Sharing his modest accommodation with other unmarried men, he sends his money home to pay off his father’s debts and dreams of a better life.

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Vita and Virginia (12A)

Vita & Virginia details the passionate relationship between literary trailblazer Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki), and enigmatic aristocrat Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton). 

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Midsommar (18)

Ari Aster follows up last year’s terrifying Hereditary with this Scandinavian-tinged horror. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing.

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Varda By Agnès (15)

In this inspirational and affecting documentary, the great visual storyteller Agnès Varda (1928–2019) shares her observations on cinema, art and life. Whether behind the camera, or in front of it as she often was, Agnès Varda always defied a conventional approach.

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The Dead Don’t Die (15)

From writer-director Jim Jarmusch comes a star-studded horror comedy featuring an ensemble case of Jarmusch regulars (Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Iggy Pop, Steve Buscemi, Tom Waits) in a raucous, rueful and satirical glimpse at American habits and desires at the the end of the world – a comically terrifying state of the nation addressed in a true cinematic original.

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Kathryn Williams

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Kathryn Williams + Neil MacColl In this new musical world when we talk about an artist’s body of work we tend to…

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Julia Kent + Daniel Thorne

A double bill of two instrumentalists whose unique sounds blend a mastery of their acoustic instruments with an artful use of electronics.

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Laurence Clark

Growing up Laurence never saw dads with cerebral palsy; which made him think he’d never be a parent himself. Besides, the only thing he’d ever managed to look after was a cactus, and even that died from dehydration. But then his future wife says he’d better be prepared for the fact she wants babies… which is a pretty strong opening line.

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The Steampunk Yule Ball

Join Fey Pink and her motley crew of intergalactic creatives from all corners of the galaxy for an unmissable night of SPACE ODDITIES.  Are you a Space Pirate looking for your crew? Or an Alien hunting Steampunk? Maybe you fancy yourself Ziggy Stardust for the night? Or a killer cyborg? If so, come and join our party of misfits, miscreants, and mischief makers.  All welcome.  All loved. 

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Women & Obsession: Smooth Talk

Our regular partners Birds’ Eye View have curated a ‘Reclaim The Frame : Vintage’ season for us as part of the BFI FAN Film Feels: Obsession season, on the theme of Women and Obsession. Join us for a double bill of two unique and under-screened female-made thrillers from the 80s plus creative writing workshops tapping into one’s own obsessive capacities!

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John Smith

Essex-born John Smith has built a reputation as one of the UK’s finest guitarists and songwriters.  Raised by the Devon seaside and making his bones in the bars and clubs of Liverpool, John has released five albums with over 10 million Spotify streams.

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Inglorious

Inglorious are five young men with a mutual love and respect of the classics of Hard Rock music, big guitar riffs, and soulful vocals.  Their influences stem from iconic rock and roll shrine of Rock albums from the 1970s – many years before the band members were born (Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Whitesnake, Bad Company, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, to name a few).

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A BITEsized Conversation

Something is wrong with Florrie. She’s disappeared to a new planet, with a new leader and a whole new set of rules. It’s always snack time, she can’t stop running and Pink Lady won’t stop screaming. Welcome to planet Nervosa. Expect pink. Expect laughter. Expect mess!

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Summer Film School Premiere Screening

We are delighted to invite you to the special premiere screening of Summer Film School 2019’s finished film.Tickets are free, but spaces are limited so we advise booking ahead.

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Breakwater Premiere

The Breakwater Premiere will be a motivating evening with committed ocean supporters raising awareness on the extremely topical crisis of marine litter. The short environmental documentary, Breakwater, will explore the importance of local action in reducing marine litter in the long-term at a national scale.

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Bare Safe x Rum Runner

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Bare Safe x Rum Runner Rum Runner Summer Session at the Phoenix! Featuring Irie Bingo Takeover, Roots fusion band Datura Roots Collective…

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SUNDAY SESSIONS NOEL GALLAGHER HIGH FLYING BIRDS

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> SUNDAY SESSIONS NOEL GALLAGHER HIGH FLYING BIRDS Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds headline Sunday Sessions Exeter, with The Charlatans and Reverend &…

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Phonic FM’s Summer Party

Pat Bensberg (The Eccentric Selection) and Nick & Nige (High Fidelity) present another Phonic FM party in Studio 1. Phonic FM DJs will be playing all night!

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5G Awareness Exeter Event

To find out about the health consequences of the 5G roll out and smart meter technology, What it is, why it is so different from 3G & 4G, the impact it will have on us, our children and future generations. Speakers: Ian R Crane & John Kitson with Q & A’s to follow.

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Voldemort And The Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

Before Voldemort became He Who Must Not Be Named, he was just Tom Riddle, another moody teenager at Hogwarts. Join him in this brand new hilarious musical adventure as he learns the ways of love, proper snake maintenance and The Unforgivable Curses.

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Can I do anything about Climate Change?

Do you wonder if altering your diet, cutting down on flights, or declaring a climate emergency makes any difference to climate change? This lively discussion with world-leading speakers from politics, business, activism, and science, will move beyond superficial responses to the vital question ‘Can I do anything about climate change?’.

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Mark Thomas

In his new show 50 Things About Us, Mark Thomas combines his trademark mix of storytelling, standup, mischief and really, really well researched material to examine how we have come to inhabit this divided wasteland that some of us call the United Kingdom

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The John Martyn Project

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> The John Martyn Project Featuring Blythe Pepino, Kit Hawes, Pete Josef and Sam Brookes – This is a special project where four…

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Women & Obsession: Dance With A Stranger

Our regular partners Birds’ Eye View have curated a ‘Reclaim The Frame : Vintage’ season for us as part of the BFI FAN Film Feels: Obsession season, on the theme of Women and Obsession. Join us for a double bill of two unique and under-screened female-made thrillers from the 80s plus creative writing workshops tapping into one’s own obsessive capacities!

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The Music Of Cream

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> The Music Of Cream 50th Anniversary World Tour Cream was a chemical explosion like no other, the blueprint for every supergroup to…

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MarthaGunn

Made up of Abi, Max, Humphrey, Ally and Frankie – MarthaGunn first bonded together in Brighton and quickly found themselves living together. Taking musical cues from bands including Fleetwood Mac, Mystery Jets and Haim, over the last 18 months the band have been honing their live show and are now poised and ready for their Autumn UK headline tour.

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Exeter SkaFest

This July, get ready for a weekend of ska, 2 Tone, latin and rocksteady sounds from around the world as live bands and DJs taking over our stages and terrace for Exeter SkaFest.

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Gentleman’s Dub Club

Making a welcome return after 3 sell out shows at Exeter Phoenix, Gentleman’s Dub Club is a nine-piece band that formed in Leeds in early 2006. With a style based in dub, ska and roots reggae, GDC have burst onto the UK circuit, rocking gigs and festivals up and down the country with their super high energy show.

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Rum & Reggae Festival

Come and enjoy the summer vibes at the Exeter Phoenix with the Best of Devons Rum & Reggae Festival! Showcasing some of the best Rums and Reggae music the Southwest has to offer!

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In Fabric (18)

Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio, Duke of Burgundy) returns with a beguiling ghost story worthy of the witching hour. Set against the backdrop of a wintertime department store sales spree, his latest phantasmagoria concerns a cursed scarlet dress as it encounters unsuspecting customers and corrupts their lives.

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Yesterday (12A)

Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. He’s about to become a very big deal.

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A Season In France (CTBA)

Abbas, a high school teacher in the Central African Republic, has fled his war-torn country with his two children. They now live in France, where Abbas works at a food market, while applying for political asylum. A French woman, Carole, falls in love with him and offers a roof for him and his family. When Abbas’ application is rejected, they face a crucial decision.

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Apollo 11 (U)

Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names.

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Diego Maradona (12A)

The BAFTA-winning director Asif Kapadia, (Senna and Amy) turns his focus onto another iconic star with this stunning portrait of the controversial, yet sublimely talented, Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona.

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Late Night (15)

Katherine Newbury is a pioneer and legendary host on the late-night talk-show circuit. Her world is turned upside down when she hires a female staff writer.

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Booksmart (15)

Olivia Wilde’s joyous directorial debut is a fresh and modern coming-of-age comedy with superb turns from Beanie Feldstein (Lady Bird) and Kaitlyn Dever.

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Gloria Bell (15)

Gloria is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a strait-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around LA. After meeting Arnold on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity and family.

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Moving Worlds

Responding to this year’s Refugee Week theme ‘You, me and those who came before’, this selection of short films examine personal and collective journeys of belonging, stories of finding one’s new ‘home’ and personal testimonies of resilience. Each film will be followed by a quiz round from resident quizmistress Buck’s Quizz which will test your national citizenship knowledge

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Ferris & Sylvester

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Ferris & Sylvester Things are going very well for London based songwriting duo Ferris & Sylvester, yet one-and-a-half years ago they hadn’t…

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Matt Chorley

By day Matt Chorley works in parliament, trying to explain what is happening in politics for The Times. By night he admits nobody has a clue, and nothing makes any sense at all. Join him for a hilarious insider’s guide to resignations, reshuffles and recriminations, and reassurance that it doesn’t have to be this way.

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Festa d’estate

Join Exeter Phoenix and Italian Cultural Association Exeter for an evening of celebration, screenings and surprises as we mark the end of a wonderful year of Italian cinema events. Expect a secret screening, live music from local collective band Trikkeballakke and food and drink offers to stir up a little taste of Italian summer.

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Japanese Stab-bound Photo Album Workshop

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Hard Cover Japanese Stab-bound Photo Album Workshop ONE DAY WORKSHOP Learn the ancient art of Japanese Stab Binding and make a beautiful…

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Young & Animated Saturday Club

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> YOUNG & ANIMATED SATURDAY CLUB This popular Saturday morning group for 8-13 year olds provides fun and detailed exploration of both digital…

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Moya Brennan

Following successful tours in the last two years, Moya Brennan, with her band, returns to the UK in Autumn 2019, bringing the distinctive wild Atlantic atmosphere of Northwest Ireland to her unique voice and sound.

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Silent Social

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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Bill Ryder-Jones

No stranger to pop music structures, Bill Ryder-Jones has made the best of the numerous opportunities given to him during the last two decades, first with The Coral, now as a solo singer-songwriter.

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Makers Market

Made It Devon Makers Market Jewellery | Prints & Cards | Homewares | Clothing | Art The Made It Devon Makers Markets have become synonymous with high quality, contemporary craft. We are delighted to welcome them back for this wonderful…

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John Shuttleworth

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> John Shuttleworth   John Shuttleworth’s back!   ‘John Shuttleworth’s Back’… is giving him trouble.  Years of strenuous DIY, not to mention playing…

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Alice Jemima

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Alice Jemima After a two year studio break writing new material , the undeniably talented Alice Jemima recently revealed a brand new…

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Spear Of Destiny

One Eyed Jacks was the band’s 2nd release on the major label Epic Records. For many original fans this is ‘the’ Spear of Destiny album. Kirk Brandon has constantly held and spoken of his belief that this is a fine body of songs played by a fine bunch of musicians that was detrimentally interfered with by a record label that had no idea how to market the sound of Spear of Destiny at that time.

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Dub Pistols

2019 is going to be off the chain for the Dub Pistols. With a new album (‘Addict’) slated for release later in the year, a documentary and even their own festival, Barry Ashworth’s merry gang of outlaw reprobates are simply unstoppable. 

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Emerging Band Showcase

It’s time for another emerging band showcase. These events showcase the very best talent from the local music scene, giving you the chance to say you saw them here first!

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Emerging Band Showcase

It’s time for another emerging band showcase. These events showcase the very best talent from the local music scene, giving you the chance to say you saw them here first!

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Emerging Band Showcase

It’s time for another emerging band showcase. These events showcase the very best talent from the local music scene, giving you the chance to say you saw them here first!

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Exeter Ale & Cider Festival

Summer has arrived at Exeter Phoenix! Join us for a wide range of cask ales, craft beers and local ciders, plus music and entertainment.

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Dj In The Bar

Dj in the bar Music from Bose System DJs from 8 til midnight. Venue: Exeter Phoenix, Café Bar

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Emerging Band Showcase

It’s time for another emerging band showcase. These events showcase the very best talent from the local music scene, giving you the chance to say you saw them here first!

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She Drew The Gun

Louisa Roach isn’t a protest singer. The ambitious, melodic psych pop this Merseyside artist makes under the moniker She Drew The Gun is too abstract for that label, more dreamy than didactic. But it’s fair to say this rising star – winner of Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent contest in 2016 – works adjacent to that tradition.

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Paul Simon’s Graceland

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Tickets on Sale Fri 31 May Paul Simon’s Graceland Performed by the London African Gospel Choir The LONDON AFRICAN GOSPEL CHOIR was…

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Studio 74 Showing Times

Welcome to Studio 74 – the home of independent cinema in Exeter. With a growing programme of first-rate films, eye opening documentaries and special screening events, there has never been a better time to visit Studio 74.  What’s more, Studio…

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Holiofest

Holiofest is a one-day rock and metal festival in support of mental health charities in loving memory of Tom Holio. Probably the most fun you will ever have raising money for charity! Support creativity supporting mental health.

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Jah Wobble & The Invaders of the Heart

Over the past four decades, Jah Wobble has ploughed his own furrow as a solo artist, as well as becoming a well-respected session musician, with a genuine passion for Eastern and Global music. He has worked with a diverse range of musicians, including Baaba Maal, Bjork, Primal Scream, Brian Eno, Sinead O’Connor, Julianne Regan, Dolores O’Riordan, Holgat Czukay, U2’s The Edge, and Chaka Demus & Pliers.

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Rhys James

Mock The Week regular and star of his own BBC Radio 4 series, Rhys James heads out on his first national tour. 

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King Hammond

ing Hammond is Nick Welsh former member of Bad Manners, The Selecter & Skaville UK. He has worked with & produced artists like Prince Buster,Laurel Aitken,Dave Barker,Judge Dread & Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry.

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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. You can combine entry…

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The Deppa Hirst Band

The Deppa Hirst Band combines two major forces from the South African/British jazz scenes. Led by South African jazz trumpeter Claude Deppa and British tenor saxophonist Claire Hirst the band performs music that brings together influences from Township Jive to Brazilian Samba and Jamaican Reggae.

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Ibiza: The Silent Movie (15)

IBIZA – THE SILENT MOVIE tells, without words or narration, the extraordinary 2,000-year story of dance music’s most influential, charismatic and spiritual island filled with an explosion of music, imagery, re-enactments and remarkable archive clips with an eclectic score curated, mixed and and produced by Fatboy Slim.

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Encounters: Deaf Shorts Showcase (15)

Carefully curated by Encounters Film Festival – the UK’s leading short film and animation festival, this new collection of live action short films aim to normalise on screen D/deafness.

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We The Animals (15)

Us three. Us brothers. Us kings, inseparable. Three boys tear through their rural New York hometown, in the midst of their young parents’ volatile love that makes and unmakes the family many times over.

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Thunder Road (15)

Winner of the coveted Grand Jury Award at South by Southwest in 2018, Thunder Road is a genuinely innovative, startlingly confident feature debut which balances affecting drama with brutal comedy, both of which come from a deep and complicated place.

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Rocketman (15)

In a drab suburban sitting room, shy and insecure but accomplished pianist Reg Dwight longed to be something more extraordinary and willed into being the flamboyant superstar Elton John. A musical fantasy from the director of Bohemian Rhapsody with a confident central performance from chameleon Welsh actor Taron Egerton.

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Rude Boy (15)

Rudeboy is a film about the love affair between Jamaican and British youth culture told through the prism of one of the most iconic labels in the history of black music, Trojan Records.

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Tucked (15)

Tucked is a raw and tender drama about an ageing 80-year-old drag queen who forms an unlikely friendship with a younger queen, both struggling with their own issues of gender identity & mortality. As they discover more about each other, they realise how to truly be themselves.

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Birds of Passage (15)

This screening is part of Birds’ Eye View’s Reclaim The Frame campaign to bring ever greater audiences to films by women to offer a wider perspective of the world. There will be a post screening panel discussion hosted by Mia Bays of Birds’ Eye View, the charitable pathfinder for films by women and network for those who make, show, release and watch them. She is an Oscar-winning producer of documentaries and fiction.

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Birds of Passage (15)

This breath-taking epic centres on the Wayúu indigenous people and the violent origins of drug trafficking from the tribes of the Colombian Guajira desert.

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Inquiring Nuns (U)

A beloved but unknown gem of pure cinéma vérité in which Sister Marie Arné and Sister Mary Campion tour Chicago during the Summer of Love, asking: “Are you happy?”

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Beats (18)

A universal story of friendship, rebellion and the irresistible power of gathered youth set to an eclectic and electrifying 1990s rave soundtrack, Beats is a bittersweet coming-of-age story from Scottish director Brian Welsh (In Our Name), executive produced by Steven Soderbergh.

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Amazing Grace (U)

Almost 50 years after being filmed Sydney Pollack’s concert film about Aretha Franklin’s legendary gospel album Amazing Grace finally makes it to the big screen, and is already being hailed as one of the finest music documentaries ever made.

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High Life (12A)

French auteur Claire Denis’s (Beau Travail, 35 Shots of Rum) breathlessly awaited English language debut is a tale of criminals flung into deep space. Robert Pattinson stars as Monte, a criminal who volunteers for a mysterious space mission to avoid imprisonment.

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Maborosi (12A)

Unavailable in the UK for decades, Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s debut returns to cinemas. A visually stunning and moving drama, Maborosi tells the story of Yumiko, a widow trying to process her husband’s suicide.

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Jimmy Ireland

Jimmy Ireland is a Devon based singer/songwriter who has a voice that can switch from delicate and fragile to rich and powerful with ease. His own songs cover themes ranging through family relationships, love and self reflection. Jimmy can be found performing at many venues and events across Devon.

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Grace Petrie

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Grace Petrie Protest singer Grace Petrie’s unique takes on life, love and politics, delivered with the warmth and wit which have won…

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Elles Bailey

They say you get a lifetime to write your first album & the blink of an eye to make your second. Elles Bailey wins either way, and she’s followed up the widespread success of Wildfire with the stunningly mature and highly personal synopsis of a year that changed her life with the no.1 selling brand new album Road I Call Home.

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Firehouse Sound System

Rum Runner returns from the West Indies to present a night of heavyweight bass music in collaboration with Majestic and Mana Sound.

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King Yellowman & The Sagittarius Band + Guests

The King of dancehall Yellowman comes to Exeter to headline Exeter Street Arts Festival 2019 after party here at Exeter Phoenix, bringing with him his legendary, incorrigible showman performance style and non stop crazy dancing.

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The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra

A one-man orchestra of epic proportions, taking you on a journey from minimalist solo guitar to looped cinematic sounds and explosive six string explorations.

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Tony Walsh

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Tony Walsh + Special Guest Stephen James Smith Tony Walsh Forget what you imagined a poetry night could be and expect belly-laughs,…

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Before the Big Bang

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Before The Big Bang: Professor Laura Mersini-Houghton We’re dealing with a biggie in this talk – the origin of the universe. Recent…

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David Ford

Ford’s masterful songwriting, powerful live performances and utter distaste for self-promotion have helped cultivate a passionate, devoted fan base that exists something like a secret society.You are very welcome to join.Just don’t go around shouting about it.

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Trans-Life Drawing

Working with our life model we explore , nudity, semi nudity and gender identify through experimental drawing and collage. Using props and having fun with rainbows.

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Dodgy

Dodgy will play their album Homegrown in full plus other hits at a handful of UK dates this Winter. Homegrown is the band’s breakthrough, gold-selling second album and this tour continues the album’s 25th anniversary celebrations after a hugely successful tour in the Spring.

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Sampled

A celebration of dance work by Exeter College Dance students. Dance Anthology, The Exeter College dance department presents a celebration of the dance work created over the past academic year, with contributions from both A Level, Extend and Vocational dance students.

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The Weight of Water

Making your first solo kayak run of the Grand Canyon is daunting, particularly if you are totally blind. Erik Weihenmayer has already overcome some stunning challenges for both sighted and blind people, including summiting Mount Everest. How will Erik react when disaster strikes on Lava Falls, the most dangerous rapid on the Colorado River? The Weight of Water is the story of a blind man balancing fear in the midst of chaos, and the powerful desire to be free from a prison of darkness.

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A Land Shaped By Women

A LAND SHAPED BY WOMEN follows director Anne-Flore Marxer and Aline Bock as they adventure to Iceland, inspired by tales of gender equality. Wanting to dig deeper into Icelandic women’s mindset while combining it with their love for the mountains and the waves their adventure unfolds.

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The Best of SHAFF 2019

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival hits the road for the second time with The Best Of ShAFF 2019. Representing the pinnacle of climbing, running and biking, as well as adventures from the snow and streets and the latest from FREE SOLO’s Alex Honnold and Jimmy Chin.

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The Sweet

By the early 70’s The Sweet were arguably the hottest ticket in town with a string of top ten records in the UK and Europe including Blockbuster, Hellraiser, Ballroom Blitz, Teenage Rampage and The Sixteens.In 1975 the USA had discovered the band with Fox on the Run hitting the number 3 spot in the Billboard 100. Another self-penned hit Action followed in 1976 firmly establishing Sweet in the US charts.

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The Ponds

A year spent with the swimmers at London’s unique swimming ponds. In a world of constant flux and chaos, it’s almost a shock to discover some experiences remain natural, unhurried and unchanged. In the middle of metropolitan London lies Hampstead Heath, 320 hectares of forest, parkland, wildlife plus three swimming ponds.

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Machotaildrop

Walter Rhum realises his dream of becoming a pro skateboarder and riding for the world’s greatest skateboard company… Machotaildrop. Set in an anachronistic time and place, Machotaildrop is the greatest skateboard company of its day and the regal and the grand sport of skateboarding has been thriving for many generations.

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Holy Tour

A film to talk about those who encourage the Tour de France, A film about modern-day pilgrims, A film about motorhomes arriving 15 days before the stage, A film to talk about the time that passes between road and precipice, A film to talk about our need for community.

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Priboi

Siberia; average temperatures of just 2 degrees, snow coated beaches and blistering blizzards at every turn. This is cold water surfing at its very limits. Told through stunning cinematography this ground breaking, visually arresting masterpiece is a two-year quest across the vastness of the Russian continent.

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Big Wata

BIG WATA is a positive story about the first and only surf club in Sierra Leone. Wanting to break free from the restrictions of a traditional community the younger members of a West African fishing community discover surfing as their identity and purpose in life.

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Yukon Assignment

British adventurer Chris Lucas (34) and his actor father Niall (64) depend on each other for survival as they canoe 500 miles across one of the most remote rivers in Canada. The Yukon Assignment is a breathtaking exploration of one of the Earth’s last wildernesses.

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Final Ascent

The legend of Hamish MacInnes began early. At 16 he climbed the Matterhorn. At 17 he built his first motor car – from scratch. He attempted Everest in 1953 with his friend Johnny Cunningham, and almost stole the peak before Hillary and Tenzing. As an explorer, expedition leader and engineer he achieved world fame.

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Stand By Me (15)

Four 12-year-old boys set off into the woods in search of a dead body of a local boy who has been missing for a few days. Along the way, they learn about themselves, the meaning of friendship and the need to stand up for what is right.

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Womans (Like Romans, but with a ‘W’)

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> WOMANS (Like Romans, but with a ‘W’) It’s 44BC, Ancient Rome. Our hero, Leta, has been declared a traitor by the Roman Senate….

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The Evolution of Public Attitudes During Brexit

Politicians claim that their views reflect the will of the British people, especially when it comes to Brexit. In this special talk, the President of the British Polling Council examines the evidence behind these claims. It takes place on the last day of the extension to Article 50.

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The Velveteen Rabbit

Alice knows what she’s going to get for Christmas this year (and EVERY year) because it’s always, always, always the same! Socks from Granny, hankies from Uncle Graham, fluffy pyjamas from the Jones cousins and bath smellies from Aunt Betty.

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Kiefer Sutherland

Fresh from releasing a brand new album, Hollywood star Kiefer Sutherland is heading to Exeter for a one-night-only appearance this summer. He is best known for his roles in movies like Stand By Me and The Lost Boys, as well as the TV series 24 and Designated Survivor, but what you might not know is that Hollywood star Kiefer Sutherland is also a talented and critically acclaimed musician.

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Now That’s What I Call Manchester!

The Total Stone Roses come to Exeter for a special one-off double-header gig with Oaysis – two of Manchester’s finest bands by the best tribute acts around – all for one ticket price!

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The Eskies

Hailing from Dublin, The Eskies bring their unique brand of folk noir/gypsy jazz/sea shanty and swaggering stage spectacle to ballrooms and booze houses far and wide. The release of their second album ‘And Don’t Spare The Horses’ on Absolute Record has cemented their position of one of the best emerging artists from Ireland.

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Exhibition On Screen: Van Gogh & Japan

In this little known story of Van Gogh’s art we see just how important his study of Japan was. The film travels not only to France and the Netherlands but also to Japan to further explore the remarkable heritage that so affected Van Gogh and made him the artist we know of today.

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Summer Varley

An installation inspired by shrines and the practice of worship that is also influenced by hyper connectivity and the way we communicate on the internet. This new work responds to the over familiarity of curated self-image that we see of our peers on a daily basis.

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Artful Dodgers

A selection of work created by participants in weekly art classes run at Exeter Phoenix by the Workers Educational Association (WEA) which provide a safe creative space to develop new skills and techniques.

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Freefall Youth Arts Group

An exhibition of some of the exciting work produced by young artists participating in Exeter Phoenix’s youth arts groups Freefall and Freefall+.

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Freefall Youth Group

FREEFALL YOUTH GROUP Freefall is an arts group for young people between the ages of 13-16, running on Thursday evenings from 6-8pm during term time at Exeter Phoenix. The group is free to attend and is run by a qualified…

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Hospital Rooms: Responses

Walkway Gallery Hospital Rooms Service Users, Staff and Community Responses Prints, collages and paintings created by past and present staff and people who have had care and treatment on mental health wards at Devon Partnership NHS Trust. Exhibited as part…

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Tanya Morel

With a background in theatre, Tanya Morel feels compelled to create images that reflect her love of a good narrative. She is drawn to ambiguous imagery where what initially seems innocent and benign can at a second glance appear rather sinister.

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Angie Seaway

Angie Seaway has exhibited widely since studying Fine Art at Plymouth University and teaches painting and printmaking from her gallery in Devon. These paintings all began on locations around Devon and Cornwall and are a celebration of the British obsession with the weather. This is reflected in the titles, which are excerpts from weather forecasts.

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Emily Powell

Emily Powell’s paintings and drawings respond directly to aspects of the natural world but have a primary focus on the use of colour.

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Nicky Hirst

Nicky Hirst’s art is perhaps best described as an exploration of serendipity that can occur in unintended and unexpected places. Her sources may be particular objects or certain words whose meaning she may subtly shift by manipulation or juxtaposition.

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Young & Animated Saturday Club

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Young & Animated Saturday Club This popular Saturday morning group for 8-13 year olds provides fun and detailed exploration of both digital…

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Uncut Poets

*Subject to a £1 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> Uncut Poets Exeter’s poetry platform presented by Alasdair Paterson and Liz Adams. Each month we host a new headlining poet.  March 28:…

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Wild Rose (15)

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> RECLAIM THE FRAME Wild Rose (15) Dir. Tom Harper 101 mins | 2018 | UK Diamond-in-the-rough Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley) is fresh…

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Artist’s Workshop: Susie Hamilton

Phoenix Gallery Hospital Rooms Artist’s Workshop Using poems as a starting point, Hospital Rooms artist Susie Hamilton will lead an art workshop where you will be able to make your own bold and dynamic paintings, drawings and collages. You don’t…

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Artist’s Workshop: Jon Emmony

Phoenix Gallery Hospital Rooms Artist’s Workshop Join Hospital Rooms artist Jon Emmony as he leads a sculpture workshop in which you will form shapes and textures based on the landscape. Sculptures will then be 3-D scanned and enhanced using digital…

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Oasish

It was the debut album which redrew the parameters of Indie Rock. A seminal record which revived the country’s music scene and it remains utterly unshakeable; its impact irreversible. Definitely Maybe is 25 years old this August and to celebrate this anniversary Britain’s top Oasis tribute band Oasish will honour the album’s immense contribution to British Music at Exeter Phoenix.

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The Embezzlers

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >> The Embezzlers + Delta 88 A benefit event for Hospicecare. THE EMBEZZLERS The Embezzlers are a 6 piece, 100% Live, SKA band…

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Los De Abajo

Los de Abajo are a band from Mexico City founded as a Latin ska four-piece. They have expanded to eight members and widened their musical influences to include rock, salsa, reggae, ska and cumbia.

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Acid Mothers Temple

The sprawling universe of that is Acid Mothers Temple was formed in 1995 by Kawabata Makoto. Originally titled the Acid Mothers Temple soul-collective and encompassing musicians, dancers, artists, farmers, channellers, ex-yakuza, mermaid researchers and professional vagrants, the collective has always had at its core a dedication to improvised music.

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War School

War School is a film about the battle for the hearts and minds of Britain’s children. ​Set against the backdrop of Remembrance the controversial and challenging documentary reveals how, faced with unprecedented opposition to its wars, the British government is using a series of new and targeted strategies to promote support for the military.

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Woman At War

From Icelandic director Benedikt Erlingsson, who scored an art house hit with 2013’s triumphant Of Horses and Men, comes another pleasingly off-the-wall story that winningly combines an absurdist comedy with a tense thriller.

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Eighth Grade (15)

US comedian, actor and writer Bo Burnham’s coming-of-age comedy-drama Eighth Grade is a hilarious, heartfelt and unusually clear-eyed look at the trials and tribulations of adolescence.

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Styx (12A)

The Western world’s indifference to the refugee crisis is put under the spotlight in this tense moral thriller about a woman on a solo sailing trip who encounters a sinking boat of refugees. A powerful story about personal responsibility, privilege and empathy, this is a film with no easy answers.

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Vox Lux (15)

In 1999: teenager Celeste, a survivor of a high school shooting, performs a song composed with her sister at a memorial for her murdered classmates and in so doing, captures the attention of a manager, who sets her on the path to fame.

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Rafiki (12A)

Inspired by Ugandan author Monica Arac de Nyeko’s 2007 Caine Prize-winning short story Jambula Tree, Rafiki (‘friend’ in Swahili) is first and foremost a tender love story, depicting the romance between two young women amid familial, societal and political pressures.

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Loro (15)

After his arthouse hits The Great Beauty and Youth and stepping Oscar-winning Italian director Paolo Sorrentino is back with Loro (‘them’), an ambitious, sexually explicit, no-holds-barred satire of the life and misfortunes of the corrupt, scandal-ridden four-term Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his inner circle.

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Red Joan (12A)

The new thriller from renowned British theatre director Trevor Nunn, Red Joan casts Judi Dench in a rewardingly complex role as a retired physicist who late in life is revealed to be a long-serving spy for the former Russian KGB.

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Us (15)

Jordan Peele follows up his Oscar-winning hit Get Out with his latest horror, one of the most anticipated films of the year.

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