Recycling? That’s so last year, darling. Upcycling is where it’s at. Not heard of it? Well, it was first coined by authors William McDonough and Michael Braungart in their book: Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things and promises a way of improving, instead of simply recycling, an item that has reached the end of its first life.
Freefall is the first Exeter Phoenix Youth Arts Festival, created entirely by and for people aged 13-25, leading to a weekend of performances, workshops and projects on November 6-8.
As part of Exeter Open Studios (Friday, November 6 to Sunday, November 8) there will be an auction of artist’s postcards or postcard size objects to raise money for next year’s event. at Exeter Castle, on Thursday, October 22, 7-9pm.
The industrial mining landscape of the Tamar Valley and Victorian Tavistock will be explored on a creative writing called the John Taylor Heritage Weekend – Canals, Copper and Creative Writing on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22.
Uncharted Waters, is an exhibition of paintings and photography which focuses on the natural world – especially the sea and coast – from the Totnes, Devon, artists Sara and Graham Gilbert. The exhibition opens at the Chelston Gallery, Torquay, on Friday, October 9.
Artist Ellie Harrison is having a London launch of her Plymouth College of Art published book Confessions of a Recovering Data Collector, which charts her former practice of keeping a record on pretty much everything she did, or as Ellie says, “it’s the first publication dedicated to my former ‘data collecting’ practice” at Space Studios, London, on Thursday, October 8, at 7pm.
Stir social networking site Twitter with the social activity of taking tea and add the the group activity of sightseeing tours and you could come up with a Twittour, a social and cultural event inspired by virtual social networking.
The Uninvited, Songs and Voice of Exile, a series for stories for refugees and exiles from all over the world, past and present will be a The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington on Wednesday, October 14 at 8pm.
The Spacex Gallery, the RAMM and Exeter Crab Man, Phil Smith, plus the Blazing Tales team are exploring the global history of the River Exe around Exeter’s Fore Street and the Quay on Saturday, October 10 from 10am to 6pm.
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Rehearsal Mayflower Steps Weds 17th June
Stephan emailled me on Sunday night asking for at least four large boats to be ready for today! Felt a bit panicked as I was thinking I had until Friday’s dress rehearsal, and I was teaching all day Monday and Tuesday.
Dark smoky lines and silhouettes feature strongly in the printmaking of Emma Molony. Inspired by the papercuts of Hans Christian Anderson, there’s something of the fairy tale to a lot of her work. Lee Morgan spoke to her.
Exeter Northcott hosts a Meet The Team event on Monday, September 14, which is a fantastic opportunity for members of the public to meet staff at the theatre and find out more about their plans for the future.
The annual Exeter Contemporary Open (eco) exhibition will be at the Exeter Phoenix from Thursday, September 17 to Wednesday, November 4.
Continue reading Exeter Contemporary Open (eco) brings contemporary art to the Exeter Phoenix
There’s a whole summer of fun activities at the Spacex, from a design-a-th0n to an art adventure yoga, so dust off your leotards people, as well as your smock, of course.
Liz Lockyear, organiser of the South Devon recycled art in the environment event TRAIL got in touch to describe some to the art and events which begin on Wednesday, July 19.
The environmental coastal sculpture TRAIL between Shaldon and Dawlish,Wednesday, July 19 to Sunday, September 6, is five years old this year. It is an amazing event, full of surprises only possible when so many creative people come together with a common cause.
Continue reading The recycled art events of TRAIL is set to begin on July 19. Here’s a round up
Arts+Culture’s Lee Morgan was talking at a Devon Open Studios media event, where he managed to catch a few words with the Devon Artist Network’s Kate Wilson about September’s open studio event
There’s an exhibition of photographer Kim Aldis’ work at the Chelston Gallery from Friday, July 10 to Thursday, August 6.
Chris Townsend will discuss the work of Tim Knowles, whose exhbition Wunderlust is on at the Plymouth Arts Centre, on Thursday, July 2 at 6.30pm.
In case any of you were wondering, the Art Trek launch at Arlington Court went really well – lots of people, lots of food and a good buzz. My worries about food contributions were unfounded.
Continue reading Art Trek blog – June 26, 10.30am
A conference and discussion to critically explore contempoary South Asian arts, its development in the UK and programming opportunities for South West regional venues and festivals, will take place at the Barbican Theatre Plymouth on Tuesday, July 7, between 11am and 4pm.
The Skylines Festival Day takes place today (June 20) at the CCANW and Haldon Forest, near Exeter, with all kinds of events for all the family – including the chance to explore a primitive hut (Pictured). We have Curator’s Talk Elizabeth-Jane Burnett, the poet behind the event, curators talk from the opening of the exhibitioni. And check out her explanation how it all got started along with a description of some of the events
Five Budleigh artists will the in Knowle Village Hall on Saturday and Sunday, June 20, 21 between 10am and 5pm – if you know who the mysterious five are, drop us a line.