Why do the arts and culture matter to our society? This is the question that was discussed by a panel at an event hosted by the Exeter University on Monday, March 29. Chaired by the broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby, the evening explored the issue of whether the arts outside London are seen as the poor relation and how universities such as Exeter can support the arts and culture in their region.
The drive to keep an important collection of original papers, adaptations and staging of Thomas Hardy’s works by the Hardy Players in the UK and in the West Country is underway.
Harvey, by Exeter University Theatre Company at the Exeter Northcott from Tuesday, February 2 to Saturday, February 6, follows the story of the affable Elwood P Dowd and his imaginary friend Harvey, a six foot, one-inch rabbit.
Whitbread award-winning author Philip Pullman will speak at Exeter University about the ways in which we read, and the connection between stories and pictures. The public lecture Reading in the Borderland is on Friday, January 22 at 6.15pm. He has also been invited to Exeter to be presented with an Honorary Degree at the Winter Graduation Ceremony.
The Exeter Northcott is welcoming back many old friends for its spring 2010 season, tickets for which are on sale now.
A photographic exhibition at the Exeter University’s Drama Department will be exploring the cultural life of Asian communities living in Southall during the unique period of cultural creativity and political activism flourished among the British Asians in Southall, London, following the race riots and Blair Peach murder 30 years ago.
Riptide, a Exeter University-based creative writing journal, is launching its fourth volume of new short fiction on Wednesday, October 14.