Review: EUTCo’s Port

EUTCo’s production of Port was a fantastic choice by the director, Niamh Smith, to show on the stage of Exeter’s MakeTank. Simon Stephen’s play is a compelling combination of English comedy and reality drama, as it captures the soul of his hometown, Stockport. As I’m originally from there myself, I found this complex love letter to the town particularly touching. This tale is an absorbing … Continue reading Review: EUTCo’s Port

Christmas Countdown: 8 Festive Dresses fit for Christmas Parties

With the Christmas party season on the horizon, there’s never been a greater excuse to pile on the sparkles and sequins. Below are 8 dresses (and jumpsuits) that exude a little Christmas joy without being excessively garish. 1. This sparkly sequined dress would be ideal for glamorous evening cocktail parties. In terms of accompanying accessories, think chunky black heels, minimalistic jewellery (let the dress do … Continue reading Christmas Countdown: 8 Festive Dresses fit for Christmas Parties

Paddon Award Competition Countdown

Paddon Award Competition Countdown! Get your skates on! You’ve got just over a week to get your entry in for the Paddon arts award. It’s open to students, staff and alumni of the University of Exeter not working in the professional arts. Entries are invited in creative writing, visual arts, film and musical composition on the theme of ‘Celebration’, with cash prizes to be won. … Continue reading Paddon Award Competition Countdown

Catching Up with the Cast: Angels In America

As EUTCO’s production of Angels In America fast approaches, we decide to have a catch up with the cast to gain an insight into their reasons for getting involved, what we should expect from the show and the challenges they have had to face so far…   Name and (Character/Production Role) Isobel Knight (Director) Caroline Lang (Director) Henry Smith (Prior Walter) Ollie McLellan (Louis) Jason Pallari … Continue reading Catching Up with the Cast: Angels In America

Catching Up with the Phantom Cast

As The Phantom of the Opera approaches, Rowan has a chance to catch up with the director and cast from Exeter University’s Musical Theatre Society ‘Footlights’, about weird warm up routines, cast divas and challenges they have had to face so far…   A chat with Daniela Goldaracena Parkes (Director) What made you decide to take on Phantom? I wasn’t too keen on Phantom of the Opera prior so seeing … Continue reading Catching Up with the Phantom Cast

ExeTech Thrills Again: The Facility

On Friday 30th October in preparation for Halloween, ExeTech welcomed us, a group of ‘investors’, to have a look around “The Facility”, where the realm of the supernatural ruled and nothing was as it seemed… At just £6, a ticket allowed us to experience this theatrical walking-tour as well as attend a Campus Cinema screening of Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow. The grounds around The Student Health Centre … Continue reading ExeTech Thrills Again: The Facility

EUSO – ‘Music From the Silver Screen’, 5 June 2015

Exeter University’s Symphony Orchestra will be presenting their end of term concert, ‘Music From the Silver Screen’ at the Mint Methodist Church. Conducted by Rich Harvey and led by Kate Smethurst, 60 talented musicians will come together on 5 June to play soundtracks live to their audience. All ages welcome, with tickets available at the door. If you wish to reserve seats, please email eusoconnected@gmail.com Programme: … Continue reading EUSO – ‘Music From the Silver Screen’, 5 June 2015