Exeter Phoenix

How the Spotlight on Care animation will look at Exeter Phoenix

Spotlight on Care projection

Event Date: 
21/10/2021 - 6:15pm to 22/10/2021 - 10:15pm
Exeter Phoenix

Over two consecutive nights (21st - 22nd October, 6.15 pm - 10.15 pm) a large, hand-drawn animation of a Devon carer and her son will be projected onto the Exeter Phoenix Building as part of a collaborative project to celebrate the millions of unpaid carers who work around the clock looking after their friends and family at home. Research shows their role has been made even harder by the closure of support services during the COVID crisis.

Spotlight on Care is an emotive contemporary art project inspired by a collaboration between Exeter-based illustrator-animator Leo Jamelli and...

SK Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids comes to Exeter

World record-breaking beatboxer SK Shlomo is bringing back his 5 star sellout show Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure For Kids to venues across the UK, appearing at Exeter Phoenix on Monday 25th October.

To celebrate, he has decided to #BraveTheShave, shaving 18 months of lockdown ponytail during a charity livestream for the homeless charity Crisis. The more you donate, the closer he’ll shave! ( beatboxadventures.com/donate ).

SK Shlomo first burst into the mainstream after appearing on BBC2’s Later… With Jools Holland , collaborating with Björk and performing with famous fans...

The artist at work on the Exeter Phoenix 'Spotlight on Care' animation

Exeter artist Leo Jamelli shines a spotlight on the nation’s unpaid carers

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Wed, 08/25/2021 - 10:48am

Exeter-based illustrator-animator Leo Jamelli is collaborating with University of Exeter academics Dr Siobhan O’Dwyer and Dr Catriona McKenzie on an emotive contemporary art project entitled Spotlight on Care.

He's created a hand-drawn animation of an unpaid carer from Exeter which will be projected onto the Exeter Phoenix after dark in late October. The two-storey high projection will celebrate the millions who work around the clock caring for family and friends at home. Research shows their role has been made even harder by the closure of support services during the COVID crisis...

Exeter Phoenix celebrates their creative community with a week of free events

In celebration of Exeter’s cultural community, city-centre arts charity Exeter Phoenix is set to host to a range of free activities and events this August.

With a focus on spotlighting Exeter artists and creatives, ‘Reason to Create’ is a pop-up festival in which Exeter Phoenix celebrate and showcase the incredible versatility, resilience and creativity of members of Exeter’s cultural community.

They have thrown their doors open for a week of free, low cost and pay-what-you-like events created by artists from Exeter Phoenix’s Creative Hub, that span a range of art-forms...

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Exeter Phoenix secures National Lottery support for Cinema Heritage Project

Exeter Phoenix has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £26,000 for its Exeter Cinema Heritage project. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project aims to document the physical and cultural changes to the landscape of Exeter through its lost cinemas and by recording the stories of its older residents and their earliest memories of visiting the cinema.

Supported through The National Lottery Heritage Fund, the project will create a series of short documentary films that capture some of the city’s cinema history, recording the individual and...

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Exeter Phoenix offers £6,000 for local filmmakers and artists to turn their ideas into a reality

Exeter Phoenix is offering £6000 to help filmmakers and artists based in the South West embark on new creative projects. Over the years, Exeter Phoenix has awarded over 100 commissions, putting Exeter on the filmmaking map and helping local creatives take the next steps in their career. Last year’s short film commissioned Shuttlecock (dir. Tommy Gillard) was awarded Best Short Film at the BFI London Film Festival. Could your film be next?

South West based filmmakers who have an inspiring and original idea for a short film are invited to apply now for the following five...

Exeter Phoenix

Could you make a film in two days? 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 11/28/2020 - 4:58pm

Exeter Phoenix’s famous 48 Hour Film Challenge is back! The challenge sees teams race against the clock to create a film in just two days and will run from Friday 29th - Sunday 31st January 2021. Each team will be given a prop, some text and a genre that must be included in their final film. Registration is free.

In an exciting change to tradition, teams will be able to take part in this year’s challenge remotely. You can register your team, receive your brief and complete the challenge all from the comfort of your own home. This means that for the first time in the challenge’s...

Gonzo Moose - Once Upon A Time

Once Upon a Time in Exeter is a slapstick comedy adventure

A fairy tale like no other is coming to Exeter and is sure to leave audiences living happily ever after.

Gonzo Moose Theatre Company are back with their comedy adventure Once Upon A Time . The 90 minute show is packed full of hilarious slapstick, verbal wit, live music and even has a sensational death-defying finale, and will be at Exeter Phoenix on Tuesday 28th January.

Having previously thrilled audiences with hit shows The Thing That Came From Over There and What The Dickens, Gonzo Moose are back with a their fairy tale adventure bursting with physical comedy, absurd...

Exeter Phoenix reveals plans to create a solar-powered auditorium

Exeter Phoenix have announced exciting plans for creating a solar-powered auditorium, paving a greener future for the arts in Exeter.

If Exeter Phoenix can raise £3,000 by Monday 16th December, the M&S Energy Community Fund could grant the venue the additional funds needed to replace the existing auditorium lights with a greener LED lighting system. These would be powered by the existing solar panels on the venue’s roof, creating the city’s first solar-powered auditorium.

Speaking about the project, Laura Cameron-Long (Fundraising & Development Manager) said ‘The...

Etsy Made Local Exeter - Contemporary Christmas Market

Event Date: 
28/11/2019 - 5:00pm to 01/12/2019 - 4:00pm
11A Gandy Street, Exeter

Etsy Made Local is back! And this time we are going BIG! Still working with Exeter Phoenix, but this time in their new venture on Gandy Street.

We’re doing a take over!

There will be familiar makers and some fabulous newcomers to the market.

All in all a wonderful contemporary festive extravaganza starting Thursday 28th November (5-9pm) during late night shopping in Exeter - we’ll have music, drinks and nibbles to get you in full swing.

We’ll then be there all day Saturday 30th November (10-6pm) and Sunday 1st Dec (10-4pm).

We hope you can come along...