Review: RAMM Lates

Last Friday night I went to the RAMM for just the second time since I’ve lived in Exeter. As an English student and exhibition lover, I find it strange that there is such a valuable resource in the centre of town that I have never used. The RAMM Lates event highlighted the fact that the RAMM is a great resource that has real relevance to the student community. Museums allow us to experience culture up close and without the filter of computer screens that we have become accustomed to. After learning about Native American culture and history last term I found it eye-opening to be able to see firsthand authentic artefacts – such as traditional clothing and weapons – from Native American culture. So surely this is a resource we should all be using more often? Continue reading Review: RAMM Lates

Crafty Christmas Decorations on a Student Budget

Christmas is not only the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ but also the most expensive.  For students, the plethora of costs can make the difference between actual meals or solely instant noodles for seven days a week. However, one of the most magical parts of this festive season is decorating our flats and houses, without our families dictating the exact number of millimetres that have to be between each bauble on the tree. Becoming the next expert on ‘Grand Designs’ is an expensive venture though, so I’m here to help you give your home a student-friendly Christmas makeover that won’t break your bank – and that’s sustainable too! Continue reading Crafty Christmas Decorations on a Student Budget

Unique Boutique: Pop-Up Party Market

What is it that makes a party unique? Other than the fine array of guests and Grandma on the dance floor, its all the little touches. And what better place to find these inspirational, quirky, beautiful party accessories than Unique Boutique Arts and Crafts Markets. On Saturday 29th March at Exeter Phoenix, Unique Boutique will be dedicated to Parties. Find wedding favours, room and table … Continue reading Unique Boutique: Pop-Up Party Market

Unique Boutique Christmas Markets

Christmas comes but once a year….. well in this case, it comes twice. Yes, there are 2 opportunities to shop at Unique Boutique this year: Saturday 30th November and Saturday 14th December. Exeter Phoenix will be resplendent with over 50 stalls on each day selling Devon’s finest creative output. From accessories to soaps to etched glass, cards, wreaths and unique clothes this is the place … Continue reading Unique Boutique Christmas Markets

Unique Boutique is back!

Unique Boutique Arts and Crafts Market Returns to Exeter Phoenix this Summer Sun 30 Jun, 11am – 3.30pm For the fourth year running, Exeter Phoenix hosts Unique Boutique, the quirky indoor market showcasing the very best work from makers and artists of the South-West. Shoppers will have the opportunity to buy one-off ceramics, locally spun wool, up-cycled furniture, handmade cards and accessories. This market offers … Continue reading Unique Boutique is back!

Upcycling This Christmas

This is my handy guide to the Upcycling trend. Upcycling is all about making something lovely and useful from old and tired objects that are on their way to the dustbin. As we all know, any self-respecting student is living on baked beans by this point in the term, with very little in reserve for presents. Christmas is all about giving and this is a charming way of showing how … Continue reading Upcycling This Christmas

Unique Boutique

Devon seems to be a haven for local arts and crafts. And considering Christmas is coming up, that means an opportunity to find some amazing gifts. Unique Boutique has teamed up with Exeter Phoenix for the 3rd year running, to hold 2 markets this December. Saturday daytime market: 1st December 11am – 4pm. Late night shopping evening market: Thursday 6th Dec 5-9pm. Unique Boutique is all … Continue reading Unique Boutique

Crikey it’s Vintage!

For those of you who wandered down Queen Street in Exeter on the 19th November, it may have just been another non-eventful Sunday afternoon. However, it became very difficult for the average weekend shopper not to notice the Crikey it’s Vintage! Christmas fair. Situated in the Thistle Hotel, I decided to give up battling the cold wind and give in to curiosity and step inside to see what this … Continue reading Crikey it’s Vintage!