Vibraphonic urban music festival, Laugh Out Loud comedy, new immersive cinema experiences and over 50 artists’ work featured in a subversive new exhibition: Exeter Phoenix launches a bold and thrilling new season.
This season, Exeter Phoenix’s music highlights include: The Staves, known for their achingly beautiful harmonies; Welsh man Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals; Hudson Taylor, brothers who, when busking in Dublin caught the ear of Polydor Records and were immediately signed; plus recent Mercury Prize-nominees and hotly tipped rising stars of the UK jazz scene GoGo Penguin, who perform as part of Exeter’s Vibraphonic urban music Festival.
Audiences will wear wireless headphones and be transported into a fantastical sound world in a smart new performance told by a neurosurgeon in A Journey Round My Skull. Jaws will drop with Luke Jermay’s incredible mindreading skills, whilst belly laughs are guaranteed for the Laugh Out Loud comedy festival in January featuring Josie Long, John Shuttleworth, Andrew Lawrence and Jo Caulfield.
Including works by over fifty artists, Phoenix Gallery presents PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS, an exhibition in which all the half-baked ideas, dead ends and prejudiced rants featured in contemporary artists’ manifestos are explored and celebrated. Mike Ricketts’ exhibition follows: interested in the ways in which urban planners and developers design and regulate public spaces, the artist has taken elements from Exeter City’s recent history to create a new body of works.
Exeter Phoenix is now offering a very different Monday night film experience. With new immersive experiences in secret locations, screenings of cult classics as well as post- screening talks, debates and special events, cinema in Exeter is now more interesting than ever before – and all for a reduced price of just £5 a ticket.
Alongside all of these events are stimulating courses in creative subjects including photography, sculpture, website creation, photoshop plus a whole host of activities for families and young people.
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