Issue 16: Razz Launch Party

This is a gentle reminder that our latest edition of Razz is now in print and available for purchase from the guild shop! Featuring exclusive photography, poetry and non-fiction pieces you won’t want to miss out. Here are a few snapshots from the highly successful magazine launch at Cosy Club and an impromptu celebratory poem by Conor Byrne, our features editor, who was rather taken by … Continue reading Issue 16: Razz Launch Party

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!

Proofreading, It’s harder than it looks!

Proofreading is usually mind-numbingly dull, and it can seem utterly pointless, but by leaving yourself time to go over your work you can almost always make significant improvements to it. The problem is that it’s harder than it looks. Many people find themselves rushing through the process minutes before a deadline, whilst others go over their work time and again in a dazed state. Both methods are generally a … Continue reading Proofreading, It’s harder than it looks!

Cultural Exchange

Back in April, Tracey Emin launched a major new arts project for Radio 4, called Cultural Exchange. Each weekday on Front Row, 75 leading creative figures will reveal their passion for a favourite book, piece of music, film or other work of art. Cultural Exchange launched on Front Row on Monday 22 April with Tracey Emin on Vermeer’s painting Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid, which you … Continue reading Cultural Exchange

The Place Beyond the Pines

Much like director Derek Cianfrance’s previous work, Blue Valentine, I would hazard to suggest that The Place Beyond the Pines is a film that has unfortunately gone unnoticed by many viewers. Those who did see it will know that it is a film with many elements at work; the surface excitement of bank robberies and motorcycle chases are balanced out by complex relationships and hard moral decisions. While the … Continue reading The Place Beyond the Pines

Exeter Ignite: The Bikeshed

Are you unsure what shows you’d like to see as part of Exeter’s Ignite Festival? Here are some more details about some of the performances going on at The Bikeshed Theatre. Substance & Shadow Theatre Present: Skin Deep Skin Deep takes the audience on a Double Decker bus ride back to the eighties to experience how subcultures, that evolved in Britain’s major cities, sent a … Continue reading Exeter Ignite: The Bikeshed

Exeter Ignite Festival

IGNITE: Exeter’s Six-day Theatre Festival 3 – 9 June 2013 Any space can be a theatre, anyone can tell a story. Exeter will host a six-day celebration of new live performance work from the South West and beyond. Over fifty performances are to take place across the city at venues including Exeter Phoenix, The Bike Shed Theatre and The Cygnet Theatre as well as pub venues … Continue reading Exeter Ignite Festival

Oh yes, we Cannes!

This year’s Cannes Film Festival has raised the style stakes even higher than last week’s Met Ball, with Bardot-inspired glamour and Gainsbourg-inspired nonchalance dominating the red carpet. Couture that had barely graced the catwalk was flown in alongside a legion of personal assistants, trainers and nutritionists. It seems the sun always shines in the Riviera playground with its ‘Cannes Do’ attitude, so why settle for a wash out of a … Continue reading Oh yes, we Cannes!

Exeter Respect Festival

What is Exeter Respect? Exeter Respect is the city’s annual celebration of diversity where performing and creative arts and community activities are used to promote multi-cultural understanding and challenge prejudice. Our centre piece event, Respect in the Park has become Exeter’s  biggest and best community event, attended by a staggering 20,000 people last year! Belmont Park will once again be transformed into a vibrant festival site … Continue reading Exeter Respect Festival