Young people take charge and get creative at the Freefall youth arts festival at the Exeter Phoenix – November 6-8

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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.

Freefall events include visual arts, photography, live music, dance, drama, DJ-ing, film, animation, VJ-ing and lots more. Get involved! Create exciting new work with professional artists based in the region, and/or showcase your work.

If you are aged between 13-25 years, and are interested in being involved contact clares@exeterphoenix.org.uk – if
you’d like to run a workshop during the festival, help with the stewarding, or just find out more about the opportunities on offer.

Freefall events include visual arts, photography, live music, dance, drama, DJ-ing, film, animation, VJ-ing and lots more. Get involved! Create exciting new work with professional artists based in the region, and/or showcase your work.

Friday, November 6
FREEFALL EVENING PROGRAMME
Freefall Launch and Factory Gigs Showcase 
Fri 6 Nov, 7.30pm, Auditorium, £3, all ages
(RESTRICTION: those aged 14 or under must be accompanied by a responsible adult)
Showcase for young Devon bands. Line-up: LettersToLeaders, Wilson Fisk Bear, The Sunshine Getaway, The New Potatoes, The Supreme Beings, Paddy Johnston & the Love Explosion, Prom For Sharks.

Artwork Auction & Exhibition Reception
Fri 6 Nov, 7pm, Café Bar, free
West of England College for Young People with Little or No Sight will be auctioning artwork created by its students and exhibited in Exeter Phoenix’s Walkway Gallery for the duration of the Freefall Festival and then until 22 Nov.

48 Hr Film Challenge – Competition
Fri 6 – Sun 8 Nov, 6.30pm, Media Centre, free
Rise to the challenge of making a film in just 48 hours! You will collect your brief on the Friday evening and return with your completed film on the Sunday evening on the Freefall weekend. 
For further information and/or to register your interest in this competition, please email clares@exeterphoenix.org.uk. The best films will be selected to be shown as part of Exeter Phoenix’s annual Two Short Nights Film Festival on 27 Nov at 8pm.

Saturday , November 7
FREEFALL DAYTIME PROGRAMME
Drama Workshop with Wolf & Water
Sat 7 Nov, 12-2pm, free but booking essential (limited spaces)

Film Workshop
Sat 7 Nov, 2.30-4.30pm, free but booking essential (limited spaces)

Animation Workshop
Sat 7 Nov, 4.30-6.30pm, free but booking essential (limited spaces)

VJ-ing Workshop
Sat 7 Nov, 2-6pm, free, drop-in

Freefall Lomography: Photo Collage
Capture the Freefall Festival through photography and add your images to the evolving wall of images. We are after your authentic, colourful, crazy, off-the-wall, unfamiliar and brilliant snapshots of this weekend!

Walkway Gallery Exhibition
A showcase of beautiful tactile paintings created by students from the West of England College for Young People with Little or No Sight.

Café Bar Gallery Exhibition: Darkrooms & Sunlight
This exhibition shows the inspiring work by two groups of young people; Exeter College students and Young Carers, produced during projects run by Exeter Phoenix. The photographs and artwork have been created through traditional photography techniques and cynatypes (sunlight photography).

Book Crossing with Exeter Central Library
BookCrossing is earth-friendly, worldwide phenomenon which provides a way to share books, clear shelves, and conserve precious resources at the same time. The principle is simple: leave a book on a park bench, a coffee shop, at a hotel on vacation. Share it with a friend or tuck it onto a bookshelf at the gym — anywhere it might find a new reader! For Freefall, Exeter Central Library will place a number of books in Exeter Phoenix’s Café Bar, for readers to pick-up, read and pass-on. But, through a unique book-tagging system, one reader who registers their find online has a chance to win an ipod! More details of how to join will be available at Exeter Phoenix on the day.

FREEFALL EVENING PROGRAMME
DJ Showcase
Sat 7 Nov, 7.30–11pm, Voodoo Lounge, £3
All ages (RESTRICTION: those aged 14 or under must be accompanied by a responsible adult)
Young DJ’s get the chance to spin the wheels of steel. For more information or to register your interest in a slot, please email clares@exeterphoenix.org.uk

Sunday, November 8
FREEFALL DAYTIME PROGRAMME
Devon Youth Theatre Workshop
Sun 8 Nov, 12-2pm, free but booking essential (limited spaces)

Popping Workshop
Sun 8 Nov, 2.30–3.30pm, £5, booking essential (limited spaces)

Breaking Workshop
Sun 8 Nov, 4-6pm, £5

DJ-ing Workshop
Sun 8 Nov, 12.30–2.30pm – £5

Fusion Arts Workshop
Sun 8 Nov, 3–5pm, free but booking essential (limited spaces)

Sound Gallery Music Writing Workshops & Studio Tours
Sun 8 Nov, TBC

Sunday Social with Sound Gallery
Sun 8 Nov, 2-4pm, Café Bar, free
Sound Gallery’s regular Sunday Social will feature a special Freefall programme, showcasing the best young stars in the rising from Exeter and surroundings. Acts confirmed Marianne Totterdell & Robyn Ayers, Tinderbox and Chlay. For more info, email admin@sound-gallery.net

Young Filmmakers Screening
Sun 8 Nov, 2pm, Black Box, free
Showcasing a selection of the best work by young local and regional filmmakers. Phone 01392 667066 or email media@exeterphoenix.org.uk for more info about how to submit your film.

FREEFALL EVENING PROGRAMME
Portal To The Priory
Sun 8 Nov, 6.30pm, Voodoo Lounge, £5/£3 (conc)
Portal To The Priory is a Heritage Drama Project which was created and produced by a group of young people during the October half term, 26–30 Oct. It is a new piece of theatre, using St. Nicholas’ Priory and the Tudor period as inspiration. This project also includes an element of film and digital media work. If you are interested in taking part or for more information contact clares@exeterphoenix.org.uk.

(Image by Kim Pilgrim)





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