Event Date: 
07/12/2018 - 7:30pm to 08/12/2018 - 8:30pm
Exeter Phoenix

What do a measuring tape, a priest with a clamped car and a polyester frill have in common?

They all mean something to Emily.

Follow her on a heart-warming story of love and laughter to find out what that is. She will take you on a journey back to Dublin, back in time, to the week her father died. In her own words; "some of the most fun 5 days of her life" There will be sing-a-longs, stories, laughter and tears all served with a healthy dose of brandy.

Polyester is an honest, moving show that will transport you into the heart of an Irish family.

Written and...

Jessica Fostekew: The Silence of the Nans (Touring Stand Up Story Show)

Event Date: 
18/02/2018 - 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Bike Shed Theatre, 162 Fore Street, Exeter, EX4 3AT

After a smash hit season with ‘The Silence of the Nans’ at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Jessica Fostekew takes it on tour around the UK next Spring!

(Read in film-trailer voice): Last summer Jessica did two reasonably significant things. One, a story of pure joy. The other, a tale of entrapment, torment and gelato. This show tells the second story. The horrid one.

This is an epic comedy-horror-story about a disaster at sea from which there was no escape.

(Normal voice): Jessica co-hosts the mighty Guilty Feminist podcast which has reached over 10 million listeners...

In The High and Far off Times

Event Date: 
21/01/2016 - 7:00pm to 30/01/2016 - 9:00pm
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Cygnet Company brings favourite tales from Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Books and Just So Stories to vibrant life in a playful new production. Directed by Alistair Ganley. For ages 7+ Book tickets here: http://www.wegottickets.com/cygnettheatre Box Office 01392 277189 / 01392 665885

Cheer as Rikki-Tikki-Tavi takes on Nag and Nagaina, in a dramatic fight for survival. Then indulge your ‘satiable curtiosity as we travel around the world to discover “How the Rhinoceros got his Skin” “The beginnings of the Armadillos” “How the Camel got his Hump and “How the Elephant got his Trunk”. Join...

Winter story time at Crealy

Authored by Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park
Posted: Sun, 01/18/2015 - 10:56am

Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park is pleased to announce the launch of Winter Story Time with Devon Libraries on Wednesday 21st January 2015.

Guests are invited to join Buddy Bear and story tellers from Exeter Library at Mamma Mia’s Restaurant at Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park from 10am – 1pm for winter story time and snow themed arts and crafts sessions.

Chris Down, managing director for Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park said: “We’re thrilled to have partnered with Devon Libraries and created Winter Stories and Snow Craft sessions. Buddy Bear can’t wait to join in...

Review: Telling Our Stories, Finding Our Roots

Authored by Steph C
Posted: Sat, 06/08/2013 - 9:58am

As part of Exeter’s Ignite Festival, which has been taking place this week, I went along to the Exeter Phoenix to discover more about Exeter’s hidden history by watching the performance of Telling Our Stories, Finding Our Roots .

As soon as the lights dimmed, and the spotlight was turned to the hosts; local story-teller Sandhya Dave and Lucy Mackeith - a local historian - the audience’s attention was held as the hosts and the other volunteers of the show, took each individual on a colourful and mystic journey through the hidden treasures which are present in Exeter’s city walls....

Telling Our Stories Finding Our Roots: An Evening of Storytelling

Event Date: 
05/06/2013 - 7:30pm
Exeter Phoenix

Join us for 'Telling Our Stories Finding Our Roots', an evening of rich storytelling, music and verse bringing a new multi-cultural perspective to Exeter’s history. Original stories of people from around the world, moving to, living in and affecting lives in Exeter.

Featuring true stories, traditional tales and secrets uncovered from Exeter’s past, the event will be hosted by local storyteller Sandhya Dave and local historian Lucy MacKeith. The stories will be told by members of the multi-cultural 'Telling Our Stories, Finding Our Roots', volunteer team inspired by historical...