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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
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  • Website www.exeterphoenix.org.uk
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Fran Bushe presents a comedic musical quest in pursuit of a normal sex life.

Sat 5 Sep

£10 (£8)

Agile Rabbit: Empire Strikes Back: Why Imperialism Matters

EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: WHY IMPERIALISM MATTERS THURSDAY 28 MAY 2020

We live in a society where there is an unwillingness to see the unsavoury aspects of Britain’s past. Instead, we are comforted by the nostalgia of imperial notions. A recent YouGov poll found that nearly half of Brits are proud of their colonial past, while 43% think the British Empire was a “good thing”.

Britain’s post-Brexit future was recently described in civil service documents as ‘Empire 2.0’, which was quickly met by ridicule by some journalists in Africa and India. But how does British history impact today’s relationships with Commonwealth countries?

Join us to find out how have we reached this view of the past and the effect on the writing of history and our international reputation.

£5 ADVANCE EXETER PHOENIX, GANDY STREET, EXETER. EX4 3LS 6 P.M. – 7 P.M.

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Gajendra Singh Senior Lecturer History University of Exeter

Gajendra’s research is focused upon histories of colonialism in South Asia. He has particular interests in the hybridities of Empire. His work has explored the war testimonies of Indian soldiers during the two World Wars.

He recently published a monograph on wartime soldiering identities and testimonies in the Indian Army with Bloomsbury (The Testimonies of Indian Soldiers and Two World Wars: Between Self and Sepoy) and an edited volume by Routledge (An Imperial World at War: Aspects of the British Empire's War Experience, 1939-1945).

He has been involved in separate BBC 1, BBC Radio 4 and World Service productions exploring Indian revolutionary movements and Indian soldiers’ experiences of France during World War 1.

Thu 24 Sep

£5.50

Agile Rabbit: Viruses That Improve Our Health

VIRUSES THAT IMPROVE OUR HEALTH THURSDAY 26 MARCH 2020

We think about viruses as harmful to us, but research by our speaker Martha Clokie shows that some improve our health. These tiny viruses known as ‘phages’ do this by invading bacteria, multiplying, and bursting out, eventually destroying their host. When these are bacteria that attack our bodies, this could be beneficial—our enemy’s enemy is our friend.

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health. As a result, a growing number of infections—such as pneumonia, sepsis and diarrhoea—are harder to treat.

Professor Martha Clokie is leading the fight against antibiotic resistant bacterial infections with this vital research. In particular, her work shows the potential for the use of phages against superbugs such as Clostridium difficile, Salmonella, and Borrelia (the causative agent of Lyme disease).

In May 2019, headlines around the world told the story of the successful phage treatment of Isabelle Carnell-Holdaway, a sufferer of cystic fibrosis who contracted tuberculosis, who was initially given a 1% chance of survival.

As antibiotic resistance increases, and previously treatable diseases are left without a cure, our speaker asks if phages have a greater role to play in modern medicine.

The fascinating history of phage therapy dates back to the 1910s in Georgia, but never reached widespread use following Stalanist purges, Cold War politics, and the wider use of antibiotics.

£5 ADVANCE EXETER PHOENIX, GANDY STREET, EXETER. EX4 3LS 6 P.M. – 7 P.M.

BIOGRAPHY

Martha’s interest is in understanding the ecology and molecular biology of bacteriophages and their relationships with bacterial hosts; both in bacterial pathogens and environmentally important bacteria.

Her work focuses on the exploitation of bacteriophages and phage-derived products as an alternative to treating antibiotic resistant bacterial infections.

Professor Martha Clokie Professor of Microbiology University of Leicester

Thu 26 Nov

£5.50

Andrew Graham-Dixon Presents In The Picture

In this wide-ranging talk, Andrew plays the role both of biographer and detective to discuss the principles and practice of art appreciation. He will explore some of his favourite paintings from many different corners of the history of art, telling the fascinating stories that lie behind them and revealing their often hidden meanings.

Wed 21 Oct

£20.50

Andy and The Odd Socks

Andy and The Odd Socks

songs for the little ones that take everyone in to our crazy little world, and the grown ups seem to like them to. So if you want to find out what happened when the Aliens landed, or who won the Battle of the Robot Rappers, or even just who is Groovy Hoover?

Sun 4 Oct

£17.50

BC Camplight

BC Camplight

Psych, surf and alt pop from the US-born multi-instrumentalist.

Mon 5 Oct

£16.50

Fri 23 Apr

£16.50

Beardyman

Beardyman

The first person to retain the UK Beatbox Champion title for two years in a row.

Wed 14 Oct

£19.80

Thu 11 Mar

£19.80

Big Country

Big Country

A re-formed configuration of the veteran Scotrockers whose hits include 'Fields of Fire' and 'In a Big Country'.

Thu 17 Sep

Cancelled

Blancmange

Blancmange

Rest easy – everyone's third favourite 80s synth pop band are back, back, back. Living on the ceiling and all that. Now, how about a Thompson Twins' reunion?

Fri 24 Sep

£22

Bob Log III

Bob Log III

American slide guitar one-man band who wears a full body human cannonball suit to perform.

Wed 10 Mar

£12.50

Camera Group December Am

DIGITAL COURSE Exeter Phoenix Camera Group SHORT COPY Popular monthly social photography meet-up, with training and exhibition opportunities. WEBSITE COPY The Exeter Phoenix Camera Group is a monthly social meet-up for anyone keen on photography who has some experience, or may have been on the beginners course and would like to keep in contact with like minded enthusiasts.

Prior to joining the group, participants should be able to use the manual features of their camera, off the automatic mode. As a group you will be spending some time taking pictures together, but participants are expected to be working on their own individual projects and will be supported both technically and aesthetically by photography tutor Vanessa Miles and also fellow members.

At each session there will be different opportunities to work on technical software such as Lightroom or work with special camera techniques, such as external flash. There will also be chance to critically engage with Photography, via gallery visits, group critiques and focused discuss on the work of well-known Photographers.

Places limited to 8 per session so early booking is advisable. If you would like to come along and try out a session we have £20 drop-in price available, then £110 for a 6 session membership. Drop-in sessions are only for those who have not attended previously. During the membership the 6 sessions must be taken consecutively.

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

TUTOR/OTHER INFO 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 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.

Fri 11 Dec

Camera Group December Pm

DIGITAL COURSE Exeter Phoenix Camera Group SHORT COPY Popular monthly social photography meet-up, with training and exhibition opportunities. WEBSITE COPY The Exeter Phoenix Camera Group is a monthly social meet-up for anyone keen on photography who has some experience, or may have been on the beginners course and would like to keep in contact with like minded enthusiasts.

Prior to joining the group, participants should be able to use the manual features of their camera, off the automatic mode. As a group you will be spending some time taking pictures together, but participants are expected to be working on their own individual projects and will be supported both technically and aesthetically by photography tutor Vanessa Miles and also fellow members.

At each session there will be different opportunities to work on technical software such as Lightroom or work with special camera techniques, such as external flash. There will also be chance to critically engage with Photography, via gallery visits, group critiques and focused discuss on the work of well-known Photographers.

Places limited to 8 per session so early booking is advisable. If you would like to come along and try out a session we have £20 drop-in price available, then £110 for a 6 session membership. Drop-in sessions are only for those who have not attended previously. During the membership the 6 sessions must be taken consecutively.

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

TUTOR/OTHER INFO 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 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.

Fri 11 Dec

Camera Group November Am

DIGITAL COURSE Exeter Phoenix Camera Group SHORT COPY Popular monthly social photography meet-up, with training and exhibition opportunities. WEBSITE COPY The Exeter Phoenix Camera Group is a monthly social meet-up for anyone keen on photography who has some experience, or may have been on the beginners course and would like to keep in contact with like minded enthusiasts.

Prior to joining the group, participants should be able to use the manual features of their camera, off the automatic mode. As a group you will be spending some time taking pictures together, but participants are expected to be working on their own individual projects and will be supported both technically and aesthetically by photography tutor Vanessa Miles and also fellow members.

At each session there will be different opportunities to work on technical software such as Lightroom or work with special camera techniques, such as external flash. There will also be chance to critically engage with Photography, via gallery visits, group critiques and focused discuss on the work of well-known Photographers.

Places limited to 8 per session so early booking is advisable. If you would like to come along and try out a session we have £20 drop-in price available, then £110 for a 6 session membership. Drop-in sessions are only for those who have not attended previously. During the membership the 6 sessions must be taken consecutively.

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

TUTOR/OTHER INFO 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 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.

Fri 13 Nov

Camera Group November Pm

DIGITAL COURSE Exeter Phoenix Camera Group SHORT COPY Popular monthly social photography meet-up, with training and exhibition opportunities. WEBSITE COPY The Exeter Phoenix Camera Group is a monthly social meet-up for anyone keen on photography who has some experience, or may have been on the beginners course and would like to keep in contact with like minded enthusiasts.

Prior to joining the group, participants should be able to use the manual features of their camera, off the automatic mode. As a group you will be spending some time taking pictures together, but participants are expected to be working on their own individual projects and will be supported both technically and aesthetically by photography tutor Vanessa Miles and also fellow members.

At each session there will be different opportunities to work on technical software such as Lightroom or work with special camera techniques, such as external flash. There will also be chance to critically engage with Photography, via gallery visits, group critiques and focused discuss on the work of well-known Photographers.

Places limited to 8 per session so early booking is advisable. If you would like to come along and try out a session we have £20 drop-in price available, then £110 for a 6 session membership. Drop-in sessions are only for those who have not attended previously. During the membership the 6 sessions must be taken consecutively.

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

TUTOR/OTHER INFO 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 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.

Fri 13 Nov

Camera Group October Am

DIGITAL COURSE Exeter Phoenix Camera Group SHORT COPY Popular monthly social photography meet-up, with training and exhibition opportunities. WEBSITE COPY The Exeter Phoenix Camera Group is a monthly social meet-up for anyone keen on photography who has some experience, or may have been on the beginners course and would like to keep in contact with like minded enthusiasts.

Prior to joining the group, participants should be able to use the manual features of their camera, off the automatic mode. As a group you will be spending some time taking pictures together, but participants are expected to be working on their own individual projects and will be supported both technically and aesthetically by photography tutor Vanessa Miles and also fellow members.

At each session there will be different opportunities to work on technical software such as Lightroom or work with special camera techniques, such as external flash. There will also be chance to critically engage with Photography, via gallery visits, group critiques and focused discuss on the work of well-known Photographers.

Places limited to 8 per session so early booking is advisable. If you would like to come along and try out a session we have £20 drop-in price available, then £110 for a 6 session membership. Drop-in sessions are only for those who have not attended previously. During the membership the 6 sessions must be taken consecutively.

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

TUTOR/OTHER INFO 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 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.

Fri 9 Oct

Camera Group October Pm

DIGITAL COURSE Exeter Phoenix Camera Group SHORT COPY Popular monthly social photography meet-up, with training and exhibition opportunities. WEBSITE COPY The Exeter Phoenix Camera Group is a monthly social meet-up for anyone keen on photography who has some experience, or may have been on the beginners course and would like to keep in contact with like minded enthusiasts.

Prior to joining the group, participants should be able to use the manual features of their camera, off the automatic mode. As a group you will be spending some time taking pictures together, but participants are expected to be working on their own individual projects and will be supported both technically and aesthetically by photography tutor Vanessa Miles and also fellow members.

At each session there will be different opportunities to work on technical software such as Lightroom or work with special camera techniques, such as external flash. There will also be chance to critically engage with Photography, via gallery visits, group critiques and focused discuss on the work of well-known Photographers.

Places limited to 8 per session so early booking is advisable. If you would like to come along and try out a session we have £20 drop-in price available, then £110 for a 6 session membership. Drop-in sessions are only for those who have not attended previously. During the membership the 6 sessions must be taken consecutively.

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

TUTOR/OTHER INFO 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 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.

Fri 9 Oct

Camera Group Sept Am

Exeter Phoenix Camera Group 2020 Description: Fri 10 Jan Fri 14 Feb Fri 13 Mar Fri 10 Apr HALF DAY 10am – 1pm OR 2pm – 5pm £20 first session £110 for 6x session membership 8 per session Digital Workshop Popular monthly social photography meet-up, with training and exhibition opportunities.

Fri 11 Sep

Camera Group Sept Pm

Exeter Phoenix Camera Group 2020 Description: Fri 10 Jan Fri 14 Feb Fri 13 Mar Fri 10 Apr HALF DAY 10am – 1pm OR 2pm – 5pm £20 first session £110 for 6x session membership 8 per session Digital Workshop Popular monthly social photography meet-up, with training and exhibition opportunities.

Fri 11 Sep

Caravan

Caravan

British prog pioneers.

Thu 28 Oct

£27.50

Chris Wood

Sat 28 Nov

£15.40

Chris Wood

Chris Wood

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

Sat 28 Nov

Cancelled

Confidence Through Comedy Workshop For Women

TO WOMB IT MAY CONCERN: CONFIDENCE THROUGH COMEDY WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN A ONE DAY ONLINE WORKSHOP Sat 12 Sep | 10am-5pm | £65 (£50) | capacity 8

A chance for women to learn how comedy and stand up can improve confidence and build communication skills for professional and personal use. WHAT WILL WE WORK ON? • We will engage in stimulating and playful exercises to help build relationships and allow people to be ‘seen and heard’. • Creating an understanding of the fundamentals of making comedy • Building knowledge on using language and physical expression to create connections with others and generate laughter • Developing an expressive speaking / unique comedy voice • Telling our stories and sharing our unique points of view • Addressing the camera for various uses, including: Facebook Live, vlogs, poetry reading and podcasts etc.

Sat 12 Sep

£65 (£50)

Creative Skills Facebook

Tue 07 Apr HALF DAY 10am – 1pm £30 per session £80 for 3x sessions £120 for 5x sessions £170 for all sessions 8 Meeting Room Facebook is the most well know social media platform – learn how to make it work for your business.

Tue 15 Sep

Creative Skills Instagram

Thu 16 Apr HALF DAY 10am – 1pm £30 per session £80 for 3x sessions £120 for 5x sessions £170 for all sessions 8 Meeting Room Use Instagram as an effective form of digital marketing.

Thu 10 Sep

Daoiri Farrell

EP promotion

Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years. Six months after releasing the album ‘True Born Irishman’ Daoirí won two prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 for Best Newcomer and Best Traditional Track, and performed live at the awards ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Since then he has toured the UK, and played at festivals in Australia, Canada, the UK, Belgium, Denmark and more. In February 2018 he toured with the all-star Transatlantic Sessions in major venues across the UK. Daoirí released his new album ‘A Lifetime Of Happiness’, produced by Dónal Lunny, in February 2019. He is currently nominated for three RTE Folk Awards in Ireland in 2019 and that autumn received three nominations in the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards 2019 for best singer, best traditional track and best album for ‘A Lifetime Of Happiness’.

He is currently attracting up to 85,000 viewers for his weekly live streamed concerts every Sunday night at 10pm.

‘His powerfully unadorned vocals might be from any era, variously recalling Paul Brady and Andy Irvine…it’s a powerful statement.’ ★★★★ Mojo

www.daoiri.com

Sun 18 Apr

£13

Dizraeli

The Bristol-born rapper and poet performs a lively and eclectic fusion of hip hop and folk.

Wed 25 Nov

Cancelled

Donavon Frankenreiter

Sun 1 Nov

£19.80

Mon 1 Nov

£19.80

Dutty Moonshine Big Band

Fourteen-piece heavy bass ensemble, playing a fusion of jazz with grime and hip-hop.

Thu 8 Oct

£15

EGG

Egg TUE 24 MAR | 7.30PM | £12 (£10) A powerful and evocative new aerial theatre production from acclaimed circus theatre company Paper Doll Militia, Egg is a highly visual exploration of female fertility, sexuality and choice

Tue 13 Oct

£12 (£10)

Fatty Fat Fat

Katie Greenall and Daisy Hale Do you ever feel like your body takes up too much space in a world that doesn’t want to make any room? A one-size-fits-nobody show about what it’s like to live in a body that people can’t help but have an opinion on.

Sat 10 Apr

£10 (£8)

Felicity Aston: Polar Exposure Rgs

The Women’s Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition with Felicity Aston

Facing extreme temperatures, a constantly shifting landscape and the threat from predatory polar bears, polar scientist turned explorer, Felicity Aston and a team of ten novices from across Europe and the Middle East ski across the frozen Arctic Ocean to the North Pole.

An international team of women from across Europe and the Middle East that skied the last degree to the North Pole in April 2018. The expedition faced many physical challenges like temperatures down to -38°C and shifting pack ice, but the core purpose of the expedition was to foster greater dialogue and understanding between women from Western and Arabian cultures. In addition, the expedition inspired many women to reach beyond the expectation of others to fulfill their own ultimate life ambitions.

Thu 3 Dec

£12

Fish

Fish

Scottish singer-songwriter and occasional actor Fish became widely known in the 1980s as the lead singer and lyricist of the prog rock band Marillion.

His solo career has spanned over 30 years.

Wed 17 Feb

£35.75

Gelong Thubten

Gelong Thubten - A Monks Guide To Happiness Live (14+)

Gelong Thubten is a Buddhist monk, meditation teacher and author from the UK.

He is a world pioneer in mindfulness meditation teaching, with over 20 years’ experience working with schools, universities, hospitals, businesses, prisons and addiction centres. He trains staff at major corporations such as Google, and is regarded today as one of the UK’s most influential meditation teachers.

He teaches mindfulness to medical students and has lectured at Oxford University. He also works with the United Nations. Thubten collaborated with Ruby Wax on the book ‘How to be Human: the Manual’, and his own bestselling book, ‘A Monk’s Guide to Happiness’, was published in June 2019.

For more information please see: www.gelongthubten.com

Sun 16 May

£19

Sun 19 Sep

£19.80

George Egg: Movable Feast

George Egg: DIY Chef

A mix of award-winning stand-up comedy, innovation and multitasking as Egg demonstrates more live cooking.

Thu 29 Apr

£13.20

Glenn Tilbrook

Glenn Tilbrook

It was 1973 when Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford first formed the band that would that would see them dubbed ‘The New Lennon and McCartney’. 45 years later they continue to tour in Squeeze, together as a duo, or as solo performers.

Glenn Tilbrooks solo shows have continued to rise in popularity with his 2016 tour selling out all but a couple of shows. The reasons for this are a combination of a consummately professional, yet distinctly personal performance, the familiarity of those wonderful Squeeze songs – both new and old, and the occasional spontaneous interpretation of a respected song by another artist.

Sat 27 Mar

£22

Gong

Gong

You just can't keep a good psychedelic rock band down, and these far-out pioneers have been in the business for eternity.

Tue 24 Nov

Cancelled

Grace Petrie

EP PromotionShe writes the sort of songs you want to pin the lyrics of on your bedroom wall, or on the office door, to remind you and everyone else who might read them what is important and true’ Buzz Magazine

‘A millennial’s Billy Bragg’ Songlines

‘”Hello,” said Grace Petrie sweetly. “I’m a protest singer.” Murmurs of approval. “Actually I’m a socialist, feminist, lesbian, left wing protest singer…” The place erupted.’ The first lines of The Guardian review of Cambridge Folk Festival

‘She’s an effervescent charm-bomb of a performer, even alone with an acoustic guitar, as she was that night, singing about Theresa May. “We’re getting standup and music,” a woman next to me said.’ The New Yorker

A folk singer, songwriter and activist from Leicester, UK, Grace has been writing, recording and touring relentlessly for ten years. Her unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over audiences everywhere, across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes

Mon 1 Mar

£14

The Handsome Family

The Handsome Family

Mordant wit from the Addams family of country rock. Rennie writes the lyrics about killing small mammals and husband Brett delivers them in his dry baritone.

Sun 28 Feb

£19.25

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. The band perform tracks from their back catalogue as well as their new album, Free Your Mind and Your Grass Will Follow.

Tue 6 Oct

£20.35

Fri 26 Mar

£20.35

Introduction To Adobe Illustrator

DIGITAL COURSE Introduction to Adobe Illustrator SHORT COPY Adobe Illustrator provides all the tools you need to create logos, infographics and stylised illustrations. Get inspired in this two-day introduction.
WEBSITE COPY Our Adobe Illustrator course is lead by our Adobe Certified Instructor, who has an in-depth knowledge of Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC and the workflow between these software packages. The session is taught on the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud.

This course will offer an in-depth introduction to Adobe Photoshop and prepare you with an understanding of how to use the programme to benefit your work. The workshop will teach you to:

• Navigate your way around the programme. • Import images and introduce you to the tools and commands to get your projects started. • You will learn how to modify, manipulate and scale images. • Manage layers, amend modes and adjust to incorporate backgrounds. • You will discover how to use text, colour control, drawing, shapes and brushes as well as how to use different styles for various audiences.

Individual needs will be catered for where possible. All courses are taught on Apple Mac computers and skills learnt are transferable to PC. We highly recommend attending our Introduction to Apple Mac course if you are new to Apple Mac before attending any of our digital courses, follow this link for more information: URL TBC

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

‘Stimulating, exciting, creative’ ‘Well-structured, practical, illuminating’ AUDIENCE FEEDBACK

TUTOR/OTHER INFO John Wigzell is a professional graphic designer based in Exeter, he is an Adobe Certified Instructor.

Originally trained in graphic design and photography, John has years’ of experience working with creative technology. He spent a number of years coordinating a digitisation project in the British Film Institute’s Stills, Posters and Designs archive and has worked as a technical specialist in a busy design studio serving the UK Government. He now works as a graphic designer and website developer, and loves to share his knowledge of typography, publishing, digital imaging and web standards with anyone who’ll listen.

**ADOBE CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR LOGO

Mon 17 Aug

£160

Introduction To Filmmaking For Business

DIGITAL COURSE Introduction to Filmmaking for Business SHORT COPY Learn the basics of shooting and editing video for your business. WEBSITE COPY This two-day course is designed to teach you the basics of shooting and editing video for your business. On day one you’ll learn basic camera skills, explore the options you have for equipment and get hands-on practical experience with filming. Day two will give you an introduction to editing Adobe Premiere Pro, and teach you some of the key technical skills and creative techniques to make professional and engaging content.

Areas covered will include: • Equipment • Simple lighting • Basic camera skills • Shot composition and framing • Capturing audio • Filming interviews and B-Roll • Introduction to editing in Adobe Premiere Pro

Whether you are working on promotional videos for your small business, creating online content, or simply want to learn some new skills this course will give you the confidence to go out and start filming.

TUTOR/OTHER INFO Luke Hagan is a filmmaker and editor and the Digital Programme Coordinator at Exeter Phoenix.

Since starting out as a freelance filmmaker and editor in 2009 Luke has worked on projects for some of the biggest national and international brands, as well as short films, music videos, feature films and a popular YouTube series. His work as a filmmaker has shown at festivals across the world, and has even won awards including several at Exeter Phoenix’s very own Two Short Nights Film Festival.

Mon 7 Sep

£140

Jack Lukeman

is an Irish singer-songwriter, performer, raconteur and a whole lot more besides. A platinum-selling, critically acclaimed artist in his homeland, in recent years Lukeman has devoted more of his time to winning a growing fanbase in the UK and abroad. In this regard, he has toured the UK as Special Guest on tours by artists as varied as Imelda May, Jools Holland, The Proclaimers and Neil Sedaka, and is currently promoting “Magic Days”, his latest album of idiosyncratic original songs. Lukeman is a compelling, dazzling stage performer. Incorporating the theatrical and romantic sensibilities of the likes of Jacques Brel, but with genuine melodic appeal and a knack for creating his own ‘magic realist’ world that is peopled by all manner of unusual, picaresque characters – Lukeman is a rare, unusual brand of performer.

The best music artists know that the world of the recording studio and onstage are two entirely different mediums – Lukeman’s recordings are colourful, absorbing collections, but it’s in the live environment, where his stage craft and desire to inspire really take flight. Despite the many achievements he has notched up in his lengthy career, Lukeman still has the hunger and drive to take his music to new audiences. During 2019 he takes to the road in the UK with his own headlining shows, and more special guest appearances with Caro Emerald, The Proclaimers and Jools Holland – other highlights include opening for Sting in July in Bonn, Germany – offering yet more proof of the outstanding versatility and unique talent of Jack Lukeman. From clubs to concert halls, theatres to festivals, Lukeman has the performing power and compelling presence to win over the most demanding of crowds.

Sat 20 Feb

£16

Jackie Oates

Jackie Oates is synonymous with the reinvigoration of English folk and she has won multiple BBC Folk Awards.

Sun 13 Dec

£13.20

Jamie R Hawkins & Phil Cooper The Lost Trades

The Lost Trades are a trio of Wiltshire based singer songwriters (Jamie R Hawkins, Phil Cooper and Tamsin Quin) who, brought together by a mutual love of folk and roots music, have pooled their talents to create a unique sound.
Performing both collectively and individually penned songs, The Lost Trades tell their carefully crafted stories using an array of stringed instruments and light percussion, all lovingly stitched together with soaring vocal harmonies. An event for those who love intimate acoustic performances…

Sun 27 Sep

£6

John Shuttleworth's Back

John Shuttleworth's Back

John Shuttleworth returns with songs and stories.

Wed 9 Sep

Cancelled

Thu 1 Apr

£20 (£18)

Julian Piper Memorial Festival

An all day festival of Blues & Roots to celebrate and remember the extraordinary life of Topsham born British blues guitarist, writer, promoter and record producer Julian Piper…………

Described in The Guardian as "one of the UK's foremost champions of African-American blues", Julian not only played alongside leading US blues musicians but produced, recorded, toured with and promoted their concerts in the UK and Europe. Often bringing these acts to the South West with his band Junkyard Angels, some of these names included Phil Guy, Eddie Kirkland, Tabby Thomas, Chris Thomas King, Carey & Lurrie Bell, Lazy Lester and Louisiana Red. Over the span of 4 decades Piper recorded & helped produce 11 albums - 2 of which winning a WC Handy Award.

Sun 11 Oct

£12.50

King King

King King

Glasgow blues outfit fronted by Alan Nimmo.

Sun 17 Oct

£28.60

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Empathy Pains

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Empathy Pains

The multi-award winning comedian takes aim at her latest bête noire: empathy.

Thu 3 Sep

£15.40

Sun 31 Jan

£15.40

Ladykiller

presented by The Thelmas TUE 21 APR | 7.30PM | £12 (£10) A blood-soaked morality tale about power, privilege, and tearing up the gender rule book on psychopathy; a jet-black comedy for the age of the gig economy

Sun 21 Mar

£12 (£10)

Lanterns on the Lake

Lanterns on the Lake

Lo-fi and sweeping indie-folk from the five-piece from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

Fri 19 Feb

£12.50

Larry Dean: Fudnut

Larry Dean: Fudnut

Stand-up comedy from the well-respected young Scot.

Thu 10 Jun

£15

Lee 'Scratch' Perry

Lee 'Scratch' Perry

The godfather of dub, Lee 'Scratch' Perry supplies a night of eccentric reggae sounds.

Fri 9 Oct

Cancelled

Fri 19 Mar

£18.50

Leveret

Leveret

Trio playing traditional folk.

Sun 21 Mar

£16.50

A Little Death

A LITTLE DEATH by Vic Llewellyn

What happens when we reach the point of no return? William Williams is the local Butcher; but at 7 o’clock every night he takes off his bloody apron, opens up the doors of the family Dolls House and entertains us with tales of a World gone mad. With stories of wild dancing, ill-used clothes pegs, burning books, exploding big toes, and remote-control inflatable dolls, William will tell us…” It’s just like homeopathy… a little bit of bad news does you good.”

Following on from the acclaimed success of THE CASTLE BUILDER, Vic Llewellyn returns with A Little Death, a one-man show about mass hysteria. It has songs from Kid Carpet, some very tiny objects, torches, and an invisible Gorilla.

Sat 5 Sep

£12 (£10)

Sun 6 Sep

£12 (£10)

Luca Stricagnoli

Classical guitarist from Italy.

Thu 30 Sep

£19.50

Mad Dog Mcrea

Mad Dog Mcrea

Devon band blending folk rock, gypsy jazz and bluegrass.

Fri 2 Apr

Matt Forde

Star of Unspun with Matt Forde dolls out political comedy and satire.

Sun 13 Sep

£16.80

Matt Forde: Brexit, Pursued By A Bear

Matt Forde: Brexit, Pursued By A Bear

Join Britain's leading political comedian as he once again promises his last show as an EU citizen (maybe). As seen on Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, The Royal Variety Performance and Unspun, “our foremost satirical stand-up…Whatever your politics, you’ll find excellence here” ★★★★ Stephen Armstrong, The Sunday Times ★★★★ Dominic Maxwell, The Times ★★★★ Tim Cornwell, The Scotsman

Sun 13 Sep

£16

Nouvelle Vague

Nouvelle Vague

Bossa nova covers of the likes of Joy Division, the Cure, the Specials, the Clash and other early 80s alternative heroes.

Wed 28 Oct

£30.25–£33

Oh My God It’S The Church!

Oh My God It’s The Church! – The Genesis Tour 2020 The Lord may work in mysterious ways, but there is nothing mysterious about the rise of the phenomenon that is - Oh My God! It’s The Church. Original, outrageous, irreverent, and endlessly entertaining, OMGITC have had a monumental few years as a live act - traversing the globe conducting their all singing, all dancing, party church service to hundreds of thousands of gleeful sinners. Now, the God fearing Sexy Jesus cheering disco queering act are bringing their jaw-dropping show to a town near you! A wild sermon like no other, this notorious act will be reaching some of the UK's most sinful cities and will be joined onstage by their Full Live Band - 'The Missionary Position' to launch their much anticipated debut record 'Genesis' due for release Easter weekend 2020. Nominated as ‘Live Act of the Year’ in 2017 by the AIF Festival Congress, and fresh from saving thousands of filthy souls on festival main stages at Wilderness, Shambala and Glastonbury- the rambunctious Reverend and his platoon of impure parishioners will be bringing their special brand of absolution on the road for a UK wide tour in Spring 2020. In a fractious and divided world, which increasingly feels like it’s descending into Hell, Oh My God! It’s The Church are the sweet salvation your soul has been craving. Fronted by insane Pastor The Right Reverend Michael Alabama Jackson, he and his wild collective combine to offer the hottest ticket in town; so be sure to book yourself in with the Lord- we promise you won't be bored. Oh My God! It's The Church: The non-stop party church service where ALL are welcome! The Revered Jackson said: “If Sexy Jesus is your Saviour, you have gotta love your neighbour. Whether straight or gay, black or white, we all party and praise into the night. A Church for the People both lost and found, a secret Church for the Underground. A Church for the naughty a Church for the lovin'… If you don’t sin, Jesus died for nothin“ Tickets for the shows go on sale at 10:00am on Friday 6th December

Wed 2 Dec

Cancelled

An Orchestral Rendition of Dr. Dre: 2001

No Strings Attached are pleased to present a LIVE Orchestral Rendition of:

DR. DRE: 2001

This body of work features so many intricate musical layers, we have brought in one of the UK's leading Orchestras to perform a complete rendition of the album and some of Dre's west coast classics from start to finish.

Accompanied by DJ's, singers, and lyricists - this is not your average Orchestral event.

This is no ordinary Orchestral event. Expect a full standing crowd, with performances from various DJ's, lyricists and singers as well as a full Orchestral Rendition of Dr. Dre's: 2001 album, followed by other of Dre's west coast classics.

This is the combination of a traditional Orchestra merging with a modern live hip-hop music event.

We're extremely excited to bring this production to Exeter Phoenix.

Note: Dr Dre will not be attending this event. This is an orchestral rendition event performing covers and renditions. This is a standing event

Sat 21 Nov

£18.90–£20.90

Pete & Bas

Two OAPs spinning hip-hop and grime tunes.

Sun 6 Sep

£13.75

Photography For Beginners 2 Days 2020

DIGITAL COURSE Photography for Beginners (2x days)

SHORT COPY Action-packed two-day in-depth introduction to digital SLR photography. WEBSITE COPY This weekly photography course will build your confidence in photography skills, taking you from beginner to brilliant in five weeks. Designed for participants who have their own DSLR cameras, this course is run by professional photographer Vanessa Miles for those who love photography and want to venture off the automatic mode.

You will explore how apertures, shutter speeds and ISO’s work together as well as analyzing composition and how to make the best use of natural light in multiple situations. We will also look at the different genres of photography. You will gain practical, hands on experience as you get to know your camera in this interactive course. In a small group you will be taking pictures and downloading the images in most of the sessions, creating a supportive environment to learn and progress your skills in the medium you love.

Please note that all attendees are expected to bring along their own DSLR camera. Compact cameras are not suitable for this course, some bridge cameras might be possible, if you’re unsure please contact us on: digital@exeterphoenix.org.uk

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

TUTOR/OTHER INFO 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 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.

Thu 20 Aug

£140

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

A unique brand of 'bag rock' (that's bagpipes plus rock, if you were wondering) with stirring tunes and energetic performances. Expect everything from 'Flower of Scotland' to Coldplay's 'Clocks', via AC/DC and Deep Purple.

Thu 8 Apr

£25

Rob Auton: The Time Show

Rob Auton: The Time Show

More philosophical comedy – this time on the concept of time itself – from comedian and performer Rob Auton.

Sun 20 Sep

£14.30

Sun 7 Feb

£13

Sat 22 May

£14.30

Rob Newman: Philosophy Show

Rob Newman: Total Eclipse of Descartes

In this all-new show, multi-award winning stand-up comic Rob Newman weaves together Nietzsche’s sunglasses, James Bond in Toxteth, electric spiders and singing Neanderthals into a hilarious tour-de-force that offers new hopes for a changing world.

Rob Newman’s Philosophy Show coincides with the release of his BBC Radio 4 series.

★★★★ ‘Hugely entertaining, gleefully jaunty and refreshingly intelligent… I loved it.’ - The Guardian 2018

‘He is one amazing comedian’ -* Time Out*

‘Intellectually charged and adorably ambitious…a delightfully digestible dose of brain food’ - The Times 2018

Winner: Best Scripted Comedy – BBC Audio Drama Awards 2019 Winner: Best Comedy with a live audience – BBC Audio Drama Awards 2017

  ★★★

Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed. You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/

Sun 10 Jan

£15

Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock

The ex-Soft Boys frontman returns to the stage to perform tracks from his vast back catalogue.

Mon 14 Sep

£15 (£13)

Thu 9 Sep

£15 (£13)

Rowan Rheingans - Dispatches on the Red Dress

by Rowan Rheingans MON 20 APR | 7.30PM | £12 (£10) Adventurous new writing meets the warmth of a live gig in this heartfelt and personal show, by the twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Awardwinning songwriter.

Tue 17 Nov

£12 (£10)

Sam Brookes

EP Promotion (midnight Mango Agent) London based songsmith and former Sunday Times ‘Breaking Act’ Sam Brookes is still one of the UK alt-folk’s best kept secrets.

Inspired by the folk revivalists of the 60s, a sixteen-year-old Sam Brookes began to write and perform while training as a gilder in his late father’s workshop. By his mid-twenties, Brookes had begun to receive serious critical recognition and his sophomore album, Kairos, was acclaimed by The Independent as one of the stand-out records of the year, tipped for a Mercury Prize nomination and received support from the likes of Dermot O’Leary on BBC Radio 2. With over 5 million plays on Spotify, it is fair to say that those who know his music, love his music… and those who don’t, are about to.

Brookes is reminiscent of Tim Buckley as he glides between the lower and upper registers of his four-octave range. His pure voice, evocative lyrics and soaring melodies have made him a rising figure in the alt-folk scene. Now in demand as a vocalist and collaborator, the long list of artists Brookes has worked with includes Scott Matthews, Lucy Rose, Newton Faulkner and Basement Jaxx.

Sun 6 Dec

£12

Sam Carter

‘Sam Carter is a brilliant guitarist and songwriter who combines the observational with social comment and personal reflection’ Songlines ‘A singer who can hold the audience spellbound all by himself’ R2 String Quartet Gigs Only: This exclusive performance is one of only a handful of shows where Sam will be accompanied by the specially-assembled Home Waters String Quartet (Mark Carroll, Edward Cross, Jean-Pierre Garde, Hannah Tattersfield), who are central to the sound of Sam’s stunning new album Home Waters, released 1st May 2020. In the ten years since winning Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Sam Carter has earned a reputation for vivid, narrative-driven songwriting and captivating live performances. Having made a spell-binding appearance on Later… with Jools Holland in 2012, Sam has gone on to tour the world, sharing stages with some of the finest guitarists and songwriters, including Nic Jones, Martin Simpson, Richard Thompson, and Chris Wood.

Mon 19 Oct

£13.20

Simon Brodkin: 100% Simon Brodkin

Simon Brodkin: 100% Simon Brodkin

The comic takes a break from his Lee Nelson persona and plays himself in this debut stand-up hour.

Sun 27 Sep

£22.40

Simon Munnery: Alan Parker Urban Warrior Farewell Tour

Simon Munnery: Alan Parker Urban Warrior Farewell Tour

Multi award-winner comedian with an innovative stand up show.

Thu 11 Feb

£13.20

Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing

Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing (Work in Progress)

IAM Presents

The Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer winner is back with a comedy show about memory and swings specifically for bums. As seen on Live from the BBC and her own episode of Comedy Central Specials.

Age category: 16+

Wed 11 Nov

£16.50

Star in Your Own Superhero Movie

DIGITAL COURSE Star in Your Own Superhero Movie BROCHURE COPY Become the hero – defeat the villain! Create your own superhero scene. WEBSITE COPY This two-day workshop will give an introduction into digital composites, green screen and stop frame animation by combining video footage of you as your favorite superhero battling a stop motion monster or villain of your own creation!

Using classic movie magic techniques as students will create and animate their own monster or villain from modeling clay and then after filming themselves in combat dressed as their favorite superhero against a green screen - battling their imaginary foe! Afterward they will use Adobe After Effects to blend the live action footage with their animated monster/villain to create their own superhero scene.

Skills and techniques covered will include: • Clay modelling • Stop motion animation • Green screen techniques • Simple film combat moves • After Effects compositing

This course is capped at only 6 places so advance booking is highly recommended. Suitable for those aged 10-15 years, a knowledge or animation or filmmaking is not required.

Please bring a packed lunch with you. All materials will be provided, there will be some limited props available, however the attendees will be encouraged to bring their own superhero costumes or accessories.

TUTOR/OTHER INFO Ashley’s short animated horrors Scarycrow, The Screaming Skull and The Hairy Hands have been screened across the world, winning numerous international awards. Ashley uses a wide array of animation techniques including rotoscoping, After Effects and stop motion and encourages those he teaches to experiment and rejoice in the form.

Ashley illustrates and writes for New York based horror periodical Fangoria Magazine and has also scripted two critically acclaimed radio plays for Larry Fessenden’s U.S production company Glass Eye Pix; The Demon Huntsman andDead Man’s Shoes. He has also provided animated sequences for BBC Manchester and Derren Brown’s Trick of the Mind for Channel 4.

Wed 26 Aug

£80

Stone Foundation

Stone Foundation

Northern soul band from the Midlands, rocking the old school rhythm'n'blues sound on Hammond and horns.

Sat 17 Oct

£18.15–£22

Tankus The Henge

EP Promotion Tankus the Henge have built their reputation on unforgettable songwriting, spectacular live performances and relentless hard work, playing hundreds of shows across Europe and building a devoted fan base along the way.

“..I love that. It reminds me of a mixture of early Kinks, Squeeze and a bit of Blur mashed in. His voice is his own, …so great. I love it.” Dave Davies – The Kinks

Thu 26 Nov

£15

Therapy?

Therapy?, The Eureka Machines

Irish power metal trio who have been at this game for a mighty long time now.

Sun 4 Oct

£26.25

Tue 6 Oct

£25.30

Tue 11 May

£26.25

To Womb It May Concern 4/5

Women’s Stand Up Comedy Workshop 4/5: Why so serious? Clowning around; acting the fool – questioning and laughing at ourselves. Creating ‘comic business’ Run by Dr Maggie Irving: teacher, speaker, and performer. PhD: The Female Clown – Plymouth University. Lectured in comedy at, Winchester University. Runs various workshops from: stand-up, physical comedy, contemporary clowning, and public speaking in the South West.

Sat 12 Sept 2020 10am – 4.30pm £65 (£50 concessions) Why should I go? Finding the funny is a valuable skill and life enhancer; it strengthens many interactions and perspectives. This class focuses on the art of clowning and how we might include clown skills in a performance. We will endeavour to maximise our physical comic potential and use mime, facial and physical gestures, emotional response and the importance of ‘clocking’ an audience. How many clown characters can you develop? How might you insert clowning into a set? The day will explore these questions and leave you knowing that you don’t have to be a clown per se to clown. The day will be structured by writing and editing material, followed by an end of day ‘sharing of your ideas’. Yeah folks – you’re going to do a snappy gig. This will run for the last 30 minutes – you are welcome to invite guests to attend at 4pm

Sat 12 Sep

£65 (£50)

To Womb It May Concern 5/5

Women’s Stand Up Comedy Workshop 5/5: Power, Politics, Provocations and Satire in comedy Run by Dr Maggie Irving: teacher, speaker, and performer. PhD: The Female Clown – Plymouth University. Lectured in comedy at, Winchester University. Runs various workshops from: stand-up, physical comedy, contemporary clowning, and public speaking in the South West.

Sat 14 Nov 2020 10am – 4.30pm £65 (£50 concessions) What is the class? A safe space to share thoughts and feelings. Why should I go? Finding the funny is a valuable skill and life enhancer; it strengthens many interactions and perspectives. This class focuses on investigating and developing material that has political intentions. Everything is political to a greater or lesser degree but how we mine newspaper articles for political satire and performance is a skill that can be learnt and developed. Let’s have fun mimicking, mocking and creating satirical material by using comedy making techniques including character development, physical comedy, exaggeration, wit and much much more. The day will be structured by writing and editing material, followed by an end of day ‘sharing of your ideas’. Yeah folks – you’re going to do a snappy gig. This will run for the last 30 minutes – you are welcome to invite guests to attend at 4pm

Sat 14 Nov

£65 (£50)

The Undercover Hippy

Undercover Hippy

Folk, hip hop and reggae singer-songwriter from Bristol.

Fri 9 Apr

£16.50

The Vapors

The Vapors

New wave and pop punk outfit who had a huge hit in 1980 with 'Turning Japanese'.

Fri 4 Dec

£19.25–£22

Wille And The Bandits

Essentially Wille and the Bandits is a classic blues rock three piece much in the vein of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix experience. But in a similar way to how these bands pushed the genre in their time, Wille and the Bandits try to take their sound beyond what is expected of such a traditional line up.

The use of more bizarre instrumentation and eclectic influences in the song writing often pushes them more into a world music or progressive category. Having toured with artists such as Deep Purple through to the John Butler trio and played major festivals across Europe, the band seem to leave an equally astounding impression on audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds with their energetic and soulful performances.

They have received great critical acclaim, being voted in the top ten must see bands at Glastonbury 2014 by BBC Radio 1 and reaching number 2 in the UK blues chart with their first single on downloads alone. Now touring their third independently released studio album Wille and the Bandits fan base, repertoire of sounds, styles and innovation seems to be growing at an exponential rate.

The band are praised in the press for their albums; bursting at the seams with textures, originality and soul. Rock legends such as Ian Paice, Joe Bonamassa and Francis Rossi have also praised the band's musicianship and their unique edge to Rock and Blues.

It's rare to find a band as dynamic as Wille and the Bandits, one that is just as comfortable and as impressive at both ends of the sonic spectrum. In the modern age of disposable music it is refreshing to hear a band that still value the art of creating albums and who continue to bring new instruments and ideas into their songwriting rather than settling for a tried and tested formula. Ten seconds of Youtube will not scratch the surface of the band's sound and message; this is a band that is very much about discovery and one best experienced LIVE!.

Wed 23 Sep

Cancelled

Fri 5 Mar

£15

Writing & Performing Comedy Classes

WRITING & PERFORMING COMEDY CLASSES SIX WEEK ONLINE COURSE Tue 15 Sep-Tue 20 Oct | 7.30pm-9.30pm | £75 (£60) | 8 capacity Course dates: • Tue 15 Sep, 7.30-9.30pm • Tue 22 Sep, 7.30-9.30pm • Tue 29 Sep, 7.30-9.30pm • Tue 6 Oct, 7.30-9.30pm • Tue 13 Oct, 7.30-9.30pm • Tue 20 Oct, 7.30-9.30pm For people who want to explore how humour is generated & performed, and how it can help improve confidence and performance skills for professional and personal use. Techniques such as crafting jokes, developing stories and understanding the potential of physical language/gesture, will be demonstrated and practiced.

Tue 15 Sep

£75 (£60)

Writing/performing Comedy Class (Online) 16

EVENING WRITING/PERFORMING COMEDY CLASS Mon 7 - Fri 11 Sep | 7.30pm-9.30pm | £75 (£60) | Capacity: 8

A dynamic and intensive five day comedy writing & performing course for people who want to explore how humour is generated & performed, and how it can help improve confidence and performance skills for professional and personal use. Techniques such as crafting jokes, developing stories and understanding the potential of physical language/gesture, will be demonstrated and practiced.

Mon 7 Sep

£75 (£60)

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