Exeter Street Arts Festival

Event Date: 
24/08/2019 - 10:00am to 11:45pm
Exeter Phoenix

EXETER STREET ARTS FESTIVAL 2019 IS HERE! Transforming the heart of the city into a celebration of street art for all on Sat 24 August 10am – late! #exestreetarts #festival #devon

With a reputation for quality and diversity, this year’s event is set to rock the streets of the city with a free celebration of music, dance and arts throughout the day and a flamboyant after-party at Exeter Phoenix as the night falls. #ExeStreetArts hits 2019 with a line up bigger and better than ever! Taking place in various areas of the city, it’s free to attend from 10am - 7pm.

2000 Stories

Event Date: 
29/06/2019 - 7:00pm to 30/06/2019 - 8:00pm
Exeter Phoenix

‘I’m bringing everything I ever knew- everything good, strong, kind and powerful. I bring it all with me into every situation. […] So I will take the Scandinavian story of the Little Princess, I will take the story of Heidi in the Alpine Mountains, I will take the story of O-Lan in Pearl S. Buck’s book The Good Earth, I will take them all.

Eros and Psyche

Event Date: 
28/09/2018 - 7:30pm
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Artemis Storytelling presents storytelling by Sally-Pomme Clayton
Age 16+

Socrates questioned it
Eros made sure of it
Aphrodite excelled at it
Psyche thought about it all the time

“This one-woman show is remarkable, entertaining, spell-binding storytelling.”

From raunchy to poetic, sacred to profane, pioneering performance storyteller Sally-Pomme Clayton recreates the myth of Eros and Psyche in spoken word and living sound.

SILENCE - storytelling show by Rachel Rose Reid

Event Date: 
19/04/2018 - 7:30pm
Totnes Methodist Church, 47 Fore Street, Totnes TQ9 5RP

South Devon Storytellers present SILENCE by Rachel Rose Reid

Sam Lee's Singing With Nightingales

Event Date: 
09/05/2018 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Exeter Phoenix

Wild nightingales will be among the guest artists when the Mercury Prize-nominated folk star Sam Lee brings his acclaimed SINGING WITH NIGHTINGALES event to Exeter's The Phoenix arts centre on Wednesday 9 May (8pm) - combining music and story-telling with a live link to woods where the birds are in full courtship sing.

The evening is a concert version of the campfire nights which the roots music promoter, The Nest Collective, has been running at nightingale sites in south east England since 2015 and which are happening again this Spring in Kent and Sussex.

Nel - Scratchwork Theatre Company

Event Date: 
01/09/2015 - 7:30pm to 03/09/2015 - 7:30pm
Exeter Phoenix

Meet Nel: a foley artist. Don't know what that is? Don't worry, not many do. Nel brings life to films through sound. In her world a tyre screech is a hot water-bottle and an epic fight scene is a symphony of snapping celery and frozen cabbages. But her real world isn't turning out so well. Her cat has died and she’s accidentally poisoned her fish.

She needs a friend and maybe a change of shoes.

Buckfast Festival defies the weather

Authored by Stacy Hill
Posted: Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:58am

The first day of the Buckfast Abbey Storytelling Festival was a great success with schools despite the torrential rain, which threatened to make it a wash-out.

The day started off well but just as the schools were about to do their first sessions with the host of well-known storytellers, who had come to the Abbey for this unique event, the skies just opened.

Many paths were flooded and the storytelling tent of Footprints Theatre Company from Nottingham let in so much water that they had to abandon it and retreat to an inside space.

Storytelling, craft and play

Event Date: 
25/04/2015 - 10:00am
Honiton Museum, High St, Honiton, Devon EX14 1PG

We're Going on an Iron Hunt but I'm not scared....Don't miss Carousel's last stop on the Iron Working Storytelling Tour at Honiton Museum on Saturday.

Join in the fun as they meet Noni the Blacksmith in a brand new story adventure for children and explore her Iron Age world through exciting play activities.

Christopher Brett Bailey's THIS IS HOW WE DIE

Event Date: 
31/03/2015 - 7:30pm to 04/04/2015 - 7:30pm
Bike Shed Theatre, 162/3 Fore Street, Exeter, EX4 3AT

A motor-mouthed collage of spoken word and storytelling. Tales of paranoia, young love and ultra-violence. From the desk of Christopher Brett Bailey comes a spiraling odyssey of pitch-black humour and nightmarish prose.

With echoes of Lenny Bruce, William Burroughs, beat poetry and B-movies, THIS IS HOW WE DIE is a prime slice of surrealist trash, an Americana death trip and a dizzying exorcism for a world convinced it is dying...

Stories About Love, Death & A Rabbit

Event Date: 
05/06/2014 - 10:00pm
The Rusty Bike, 67 Howell Street, Exeter, EX4 4LZ

Join Charles Adrian Gillott as Ms Samantha Mann for stories about a well-meaning spinster librarian whose best friend has left her holding the rabbit. Part of the Ignite Festival that runs from 2nd-7th of June in Exeter (

"Wry, mischievous and strangely moving... Something like the secret life of Miss Prism imagined by Alan Bennett and performed by Hinge or Bracket" Ben Walters,
"A minutely-observed comic creation" The Scotsman
"Delightfully feminist... a feel-good hit" The F-Word Comedy