Exeter Street Arts Festival Plans to Unite Communities

Community arts enterprise the Music in Devon Initiative CIC (MIDI) are extremely proud to present the Exeter Street Festival “After Party” at the Phoenix Arts Centre on Saturday August 27th.

The After Party is the grand finale of the hugely popular Exeter Street Arts Festival, which features a whole day of live music and arts activities in multiple locations across Exeter City Centre. Now in its 6th year, this festival was designed as a platform to bring communities together through the arts.

A truly unmissable event, the After Party is run by MIDI to showcase the rising...

library card music player

Library Card Music Player

Authored by sbelshaw
Posted: Wed, 05/25/2022 - 1:49pm
Crowdfunder appeal launched to install a Library Card Music Player device in Exeter Library for the Summer Reading Challenge.

The Library Card Music Player Project, which was originally funded by the Arts Council England, allowed for the building and installing of three music-generating devices that have been installed into three different libraries in the UK. Each device plays a short melody created from a borrower’s library card and, every time a borrower uses the card, they will hear the same tune.

The Summer Reading Challenge , presented by The Reading Agency and funded by...

Devon Created - An Exhibition of Crafts and Flowers

Event Date: 
30/05/2020 - 10:00am to 04/06/2020 - 3:00pm
Crediton Parish Church

Devon Created is a new and exciting festival organised by a new flower festival team at Crediton Parish Church. For over 40 years there has been a flower festival at the church. This year this exciting new venture will include local Devon crafts, each demonstrating and selling their own crafts, and including spectacular flower arrangements using flowers and materials to complement each craft. The Festival opens Saturday 30th May from 10am to 5pm, Sunday 31st May 11.30am to 5pm, Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd June 10am to 5pm and ends Thursday 4th June 10am to 3pm. Admission and Parking are...

Daphne du Maurier's 'Rebecca'

Event Date: 
18/10/2019 - 7:30pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Our Star Theatre Company is thrilled to present its new production of Daphne du Maurier’s masterpiece, Rebecca, which conjures Cornish romance and theatrical magic.

Following the mysterious death of his first wife, Maxim de Winter returns to Manderley with his young bride. Surrounded by memories of the glamorous Rebecca, the new Mrs de Winter is consumed by jealousy. She sets out to uncover the secrets of the house and a past fiercely guarded by the sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers.

Our take on this literary classic will delight and devastate all in one with use of music,...


Event Date: 
11/10/2019 - 8:00pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

“I should have mentioned it before, my Mum, she, last year, she passed”.

James is suffocated by his past. Heather is focusing on the nursery. Based on true events, this is one couple’s journey through bereavement, love, grief, pregnancy, superheroes and enforced pen maintenance. It deals with the importance of talking about how you feel and not letting your past determine your future. From award nominated Sheepish Productions, this is an intimate and gripping story about life and death, developed in association with Cruse Bereavement Care.

“…brilliant show. Moving, real,...

William Shakespeares Macbeth

Event Date: 
07/09/2019 - 7:30pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Performing an award winning version of William Shakespeare's original unabridged text, the award-winning South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company, bring this drama to life in an all-new production. This classic tale of ambition, destiny and murder takes place in the near future, dramatized across a post-WW3 landscape, performed by a strong team of local professional actors.

This show was performed in Jan/ Feb 2019, to five star reviews and has won an award at New Yorks Long Island Theatre Awards.

Winners of the 2017 Epic Award for England, an annual national award for...

CEDA Member and Lisa Hudson of Northcott Theatre

Charity launches accessible arts festival

Authored by CEDA Exeter
Posted: Fri, 03/22/2019 - 7:15pm

A big week is in the planning as CEDA launch the Impossible Arts festival taking place from Easter Monday.

CEDA is a registered charity working with disabled adults and young people across Devon, providing learning, social and cultural experiences.

The week will see a number of events, exhibitions and artists come together to raise the Profile of disabled artists in the city and beyond.

Highlights of the week Include;

Monday 22nd April 2019- CEDA are hosting a family craft day at the AWESome art space gallery on Paris Street, if you around the city on this...

Etsy Made Local Exeter - Contemporary Christmas Market

Event Date: 
01/12/2018 - 11:00am to 02/12/2018 - 3:00pm
Exeter Phoenix

This is Exeter's first ever Etsy Made Local market. Taking place at Exeter Phoenix on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December, it is part of a national event that will see the biggest regional spread of markets across the UK take part. In total 54 cities across the UK will celebrate the makers, designers and collectors that sell on, the online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods. It’s about encouraging people to look locally for this year’s Christmas gifting and connecting them to more than 40 South West Devon based makers and designers.

As well as providing the chance...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:46am

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (15-17 June):


Ugly Duckling Saturday, Exeter Northcott Ugly Duckling is lonely and fed-up, ignored by those around her who think she is too ugly to fit in. She tries to make friends with fellow ducklings as well as with frogs, cats and even a fox, but realising she is not like any of these animals, she is left sad and alone. Follow the duckling on her journey as she overcomes her troubles and realises that she was beautiful all along.Retelling the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, Ugly...

Spacex announces closure

The Spacex board and staff have taken the difficult decision to close the organisation. This concludes four decades of evolving visual arts provision in Exeter, which we hope has provided an open and convivial space for artists to exhibit and experiment.

To mark the closure of the organization and as a provocation to the visual arts sector, Spacex has produced a limited edition artwork/tea towel (pictured above) and accompanying text by Rosalie Schweiker. This has been posted out to a small selection of arts organizations and curators across the UK. To read more about the tea towel...