Scandinavian Cinema, Punk Legends and Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival
Jan-Feb Events at Exeter Phoenix
This new year, we present another vibrant mix of music, art and performance, from award-winning internationally renowned artists to homegrown talent. Alongside a thrilling programme of live events, Studio 74, Exeter’s new independent cinema presents inspiring, hand-picked alternative film and a special season of Scandinavian cinema.
Music highlights include a visit from punk legends Buzzcocks, a rock and roll explosion from Canadian rockers Cancer Bats and a flashback to the 80’s from Howard Jones. For gig goers with little ones in tow, there’s plenty up for grabs too. London’s family rave sensation Big Fish Little Fish returns to Devon with festival-style fun for the post-rave generation of parents, and Earworms Family Concerts take the stage in February with a family friendly session of gypsy jazz.
Exeter comedy fans will be delighted to see the return of the city’s annual comedy feast Laugh Out Loud Festival, with appearances from Rory McGrath and Sean McLoughlin, alongside more comedians in venues across Exeter. Other performance highlights include Theatre Alibi’s new production Falling and a special talk from adventurer Tim Jarvis, a man who daringly recreated Ernest Shackleton’s 1916 legendary Antarctic expedition using only the same rudimentary equipment.
Exeter Phoenix’s new cinema Studio 74 will be presenting another inspiring collection of new release indie films, amongst a host of buzzing festivals and special events. Highlights include the hotly anticipated return of Scandifilm, a celebration of Nordic cinema featuring an immersive pop-up film experience in the depths of Haldon Forest, among other cinephile delights.
For art-lovers, the work of French photographer Claude Cahun (1894-1954) can be seen in an exhibition aptly titled Beneath This Mask, from 22 Jan – 5 Mar. Born Lucy Schwob, she adopted the pseudonym to free herself from the confines of gender and went on to achieve posthumous fame for her elusive self portraits.
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