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Exeter Phoenix

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Gandy Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3LS
  • Telephone 01392 667080
  • Bar open Mon–Sat 10am–11pm.
  • Food served Mon–Sat 10am–3.30pm & 3.30pm–9pm.
  • Box office times Mon–Sat 10am–8pm
  • Email
  • Website www.exeterphoenix.org.uk
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Arts Society Exeter - Angels from the Realms of Glory

Arts Society Exeter - Angels from the Realms of Glory

Mark Cottle talks on the Wilton Diptych and the roof of Westminster Hall

Wed 1 Dec

£7 annual membership £44 pp

Chris Wood

Chris Wood

Folk-rock from the fiddle player, guitarist and singer-songwriter.

Wed 1 Dec

£15.40

Drive My Car

Drive My Car
  • 2021
  • 2h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
  • Cast: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tôko Miura, Reika Kirishima

(Doraibu mai kâ)
Dir Ryûsuke Hamaguchi/JP 2021/179 mins/Japanese wEng ST

Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tôko Miura, Reika Kirishima

Inspired by Haruki Murakami’s short story, Ryusuke Hamaguchi takes us on an unpredictable and self-revelatory journey in this serene yet riveting drama.

Theatre director Yusuke and his TV screenwriter wife Oto have a special bond as creative partners, sharing a life punctuated by private rituals. This is shattered by a sudden incident and the appearance of Yusuke’s new chauffeur Misaki and Koji, an actor from Oto’s TV series. As the film gradually peels back the unspoken layers of their marriage, parallels form with Yusuke’s ongoing production of Chekhov’s ‘Uncle Vanya’. As the title infers, much of the film takes place while driving, with Yusuke’s old red Saab becoming centre stage for the protagonists to reveal their innermost truths. Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe’s immaculate script, though visually austere, keeps us on the edge of our seat throughout, eagerly anticipating the next epiphany. This is an intense and sensorially rich film, sustained by great performances and bold long takes. Thoroughly engrossing across its three-hour duration, Drive My Car shows us how intimate silences can amplify the truth and become part of the intricate evolution of a life story.

Fri 3 Dec
Sat 4 Dec
Wed 8 Dec

Hayseed Dixie

Hayseed Dixie

Bluegrass covers of the hard rockin' sounds of AC/DC, Motörhead, Queen and other rock monsters plus an increasing number of comedy originals creeping into the set.

Thu 2 Dec

£20.35

J9 Domestic Abuse Initiative

Free talk

The J9 Domestic Abuse Initiative was created by the family & police liaison officer of Janine Mundy who was murdered by her estranged husband in front of her children in Camborne, Cornwall 2003. J9 was how Janine used to sign off her texts.

We will be joined by the police liaison officer and Dale, one of Janine's sons. We are also hoping the head of police & the Police & Crime Commissioner are joining us.

The launch event is to promote J9, we will be offering free training to any business that is happy to have a j9 sticker in the window, hold an information pack and make it available, along with use of a phone, to anyone who needs it. Colab are signing up for training before the launch and we would be happy if Phoenix would like pre launch training too. Just let me know.

Fri 3 Dec

The London African Gospel Choir sings Bob Marley

Following sell out tours of the UK, USA and Europe with their unique interpretation of Graceland, including 6 sold out shows in a row at The Jazz Café, London’s most in-demand choir return with a new, unheard production that’s been years in the making. The London African Gospel Choir take on the works and psalms of the late great Bob Marley in a unique African style. These never-before-seen shows will see the redemption songs reinterpreted with their inimitable African choral arrangements and the music stunningly rearranged for the Choir’s full live band.

The London African Gospel Choir have performed with the likes as Emili Sande, Annie Lennox, and Mumford & Sons amongst others. Having been founded to provide a platform of excellence for musicians, singers and dancers from the African diaspora based in the UK, we’re delighted to once again act as a launch pad for some of London’s latest amazing talent.

Book early for this historic performance by a group who have built an international reputation for never disappointing.

Fri 3 Dec

£24 (£22)

The Lost Trades

The Lost Trades are a trio of Wiltshire based singer songwriters (Jamie R Hawkins, Phil Cooper and Tamsin Quin) brought together by a mutual love of modern folk and roots music. Having joined forces in late 2019, their close three part harmonies have consistently drawn comparisons to Crosby Stills & Nash and Fleetwood Mac.

Performing both collectively and individually penned songs, The Lost Trades tell carefully crafted stories using an array of stringed instruments and light percussion, all lovingly stitched together with soaring vocal harmonies.

A global pandemic meant their debut tour in 2020 was cut short and the three retreated to their songwriting rooms and studio in an effort to condense the initial excitement into an album they could tour once the world opened up again. The resulting album is "The Bird, The Book & The Barrel" which was released in June 2021. The album reached the Top 40 Official Folk Album Charts for September 2021.

http://thelosttrades.com/

Sun 5 Dec

£9

Mindful Photography

Mindful Photography is a free form group intended for all skill levels and all cameras and devices. The group focuses on being present in the moment and the communal and social aspect of photography and image capturing.

Each session the group will come together and discuss a theme, and then capture images before coming back and sharing. The sessions are designed so that you can drop in on certain sessions or come to all and you’ll still come away having flexed your creative muscles, left your worries behind for the session and embraced being present in the moment.

Group attendees get 10% off all food and hot drinks at the Café Bar.

Vanessa Miles is a professional photographer based in Exeter.

Her experience is rich and varied in the world of photography. She was a founder member womens’ photography collective in South London in the early eighties and set up and ran the Environmental Picture library in London in the early nineties. She has worked as a freelance picture editor, researcher and as a film stills photographer. Since living in Devon, she works as a wedding, press and events photographer, and photography teacher. She is Exeter Phoenix’s principal photography tutor and teaches photography at Exeter College for adult education. She is a freelance lecturer for higher education and has recently completed an MA at Plymouth University.

Wed 1 Dec

£22.50

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 1h 44min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Eva Husson
  • Cast: Odessa Young, Josh O'Connor, Olivia Colman, Colin Firth, Sope Dirisu, Glenda Jackson

"Screenwriter Alice Birch (Normal People, Lady Macbeth) and director Eva Husson (Bang Gang, Girls of the Sun) prove the perfect creative duo bringing rich sensuality to this film starting Olivia Colman, Josh O’Connor and Colin Firth.

Henley, in the mid-1920s, young maid Jane (Young) works for the Nivens, one of several local ‘grand’ families who have been devastated by the loss of sons in the First World War. Jane is having a secret, passionate affair with Paul (Josh O’Connor), the sole surviving son of the Nivens’ neighbours, and on Mothering Sunday, Jane has plans to bicycle over to Paul’s house while his parents and servants are away, for a secret rendezvous. But Paul is engaged to be married to someone else and Jane has ambitions to be a writer.

Eva Husson and director of photography Jamie Ramsay bring a vibrant physicality to this period setting, creating a substantial tenderness and sense of place."

Tue 30 Nov
Wed 1 Dec
Thu 2 Dec

Petite Maman

Petite Maman
  • 2021
  • France
  • 1h 12min
  • U
  • Directed by: Céline Sciamma
  • Cast: Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse, Stéphane Varupenne

The much-anticipated latest treasure from Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Girlhood), Petite Maman is a sublime modern fairytale about the quiet wonder of mother-daughter relationships. After the death of her beloved grandmother, eight-year-old Nelly meets a mysterious friend in the woods. Together they embark on a fantastical journey of discovery which helps Nelly come to terms with this newfound loss.

Nelly, an 8-year-old girl, has just lost her beloved grandmother and is helping her parents clean out her mothers childhood home. One day, her mum abruptly leaves, and Nelly meets a girl her age as she's building a tree house in the woods.

Tue 30 Nov
Wed 1 Dec
Thu 2 Dec

Pinocchio

Pinocchio
  • 2019
  • Italy, France, UK
  • 2h 5min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Matteo Garrone
  • Cast: Federico Ielapi, Roberto Benigni, Rocco Papaleo

The classic tale of the young wooden puppet who yearns to become a real boy gets the live action treatment in this Italian adaptation.

Sun 5 Dec

Power of the Dog (12A)

"Jane Campion (The Piano, Top of the Lake) returns to the LFF with a charming yet dark drama about two wealthy brothers in the America West.

Rancher Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch) is an intimidating presence to all but his brother George (Jesse Plemons). The two men run a hugely successful inherited ranch on the edge of a tiny frontier town in the early 1920s. With only the company of the rough cattlehands, George yearns for something a little more refined, while Phil is content with their mutual isolation and craves his brother’s favour and companionship. But when George brings home a new wife (Kirsten Dunst) and her teenage son (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Phil turns on his most arresting power to torment.

Adapting from a novel by Thomas Savage, Campion grips you from the start and expertly ratchets the tension – with Ari Wegner’s cinematography and Jonny Greenwood’s score helping to cast an ominous spell. Often playing affable eccentrics, this is a Benedict Cumberbatch unlike any we’ve seen, brilliantly terrorising every frame with silent menace. And scene by scene, our understanding of his cruel persona shifts in such surprising and fascinating ways. It’s a pleasure to welcome Campion back to the big screen. "

Fri 3 Dec
Sat 4 Dec
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Mon 6 Dec
Tue 7 Dec
Wed 8 Dec
Thu 9 Dec

The Rescue

The Rescue
  • 2021
  • US / UK
  • 1h 54min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Documentary about the Tham Luang cave rescue.

Mon 6 Dec
Tue 7 Dec
Thu 9 Dec

Stoke Hill Federation Pta Christmas 2021 Presents: The Grinch

Everyone knows that The Grinch is notoriously grumpy, but how and why did he get that way? This animated version of the Dr. Seuss classic seeks to answer that question, returning to his childhood and the sense of abandonment he felt at having to watch other children in his community celebrating their holidays with their loved ones. Shutting himself away in a cave, he decides one day that he can no longer block Christmas out: he needs to steal it instead! Meanwhile, Cindy-Lou, a young-girl in the nearby village of Whoville is determined to meet Santa Claus, teaming up with a group of friends to track him down. But what dastardly plans does The Grinch have in store? This is a bright, colourful take on the well-known story, combining tremendous fun with gentle messages around family, kindness, and community.

There will be cake and popcorn on sale by Stoke Hill PTA and Exeter Phoenix Cafe Bar will be open selling great coffee, hot chocs and other festive treats. All profits for this event will go in to Stoke Hill's PTA and help keep activty like this happening.

Sat 4 Dec

£3

Wreath Making Half Day

Get festive and make a beautiful aromatic wreath using 100% natural materials.

Sarah is a practising ceramics and fine artist and is a regular tutor at Exeter Phoenix. Observation of human and natural form (in both 2D and 3D media) has remained central to her interests. Sarah focuses on learning ‘ways to see’, that are key for expressing the world of form around us, and on sharing skills and techniques in an informal atmosphere, which bring out the best creative ideas.

Workshop attendees get 10% off all food and hot drinks at the Café Bar.

Sat 4 Dec

£35 (£30)

Tue 7 Dec

£35 (£30)

Thu 9 Dec

£35 (£30)

Sat 11 Dec

£35 (£30)

Exeter Phoenix

Multi-use arts venue with film and gig auditorium, gallery spaces, recording studio and a cafe-bar.

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