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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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Agile Rabbit - Killing Eve: Making a Psychopath

Find out what truly makes a psychopath, from the leading expert who helped to create Killing Eve’s Villanelle. Dr Mark Freestone has worked on some of the most interesting, infamous, and disturbing psychopath cases of recent times. Using real case studies, Mark will be looking into dangerous minds, while sharing secrets from behind the scenes of Killing Eve.

Do you remember the scene where Villanelle dresses up as her handler at a mock birthday party? That happened to Mark, who was hired by Killing Eve to work with Phoebe Waller Bridge to make Jody Comer’s character psychologically convincing.

Exploring the many factors that make a psychopath, the complexities and contradictions of their emotions and behaviour, as well as an examination of how the lives of psychopaths develop inside and outside the institutions that are supposed to contain them, this talk will open up a window into the world of those who operate in a void of normal human emotion.

THURSDAY 27 FEBRUARY STUDIO 74 TICKETS £5 ADVANCE 6 P.M. EXETER PHOENIX, GANDY STREET, EXETER, EX4 3LS

Thu 27 Feb

£5.50

A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood (Pg)

Dir. Marielle Heller 2019 | 109 mins |USA Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelichi Watson

Short copy:

Tom Hanks stars as in a timely story based on the real life relationship between journalist Tom Junod and TV star Mr Rogers.

Web copy:

Tom Hanks stars in Marielle Heller’s latest feature (Can You Ever Forgive Me, The Diary Of A Teenage Girl) in a timely story based on the real life relationship between journalist Tom Junod and TV star Fred Rogers.

Lloyd Vogel is an investigative journalist who receives an assignment to profile Fred Rogers, aka Mr. Rogers, host of the long running and much loved preschool TV show. He approaches the interview with scepticism, as he finds it hard to believe that anyone can have such a good nature. But Roger's empathy, kindness and decency soon chips away at Vogel's jaded outlook on life, forcing the reporter to reconcile with his own painful past.

Fri 21 Feb

£5–£8

Sat 22 Feb

£5–£8

Sun 23 Feb

£5–£8

Tue 25 Feb

£5–£8

Thu 27 Feb

£5–£8

Ben Jonson’S Volpone

Ben Jonson’s Volpone – Tangle WED 26 FEB | 8PM | 13+ A bitingly fresh take on the classic satire of cunning and greed, performed to an enticing jazz-fusion backdrop.

Wed 26 Feb

£12 (£10)

Breakfast Deal

Enjoy a hot drink and anything from the breakfast menu before the movie. Served from 10am (please allow at least 20 mins before the film)

Tue 25 Feb

£5

Tue 3 Mar

£5

Tue 10 Mar

£5

Tue 17 Mar

£5

Tue 24 Mar

£5

Tue 31 Mar

£5

Dubioza Kolektiv

Dubioza Kolektiv

Bosnian band known for infusing their ska, reggae and punk beats with a Balkan twist.

Sat 22 Feb

£19.25

Exeter Phoenix Short Film Commission Screening

Exeter Phoenix are offering another chance to view last year’s short film commissions on the big screen. The screening will be following by the opportunity to chat with members of Exeter Phoenix digital and find out more about this year’s Short Film Commission opportunities. https://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/short-film-commission-submissions/

Since 2001 Exeter Phoenix has commissioned new work from both filmmakers and visual artists as part of our commitment to supporting artists, nurturing great talent and enabling the production of new work. Our 2019 commissions line-up is an exciting selection of diverse stories and unique voices showcasing the incredible talent we have in the South West.

Films:

House Hunting Dir: Phil Spencer UK 2019 6m42s House Hunting is a short film providing and intimate look into how PTSD can manifest itself in veterans.

Åland Dir: Joe Auborn UK 2019 16m52s Åland is an artistic impression of the relationship between the inhabitants of the Åland islands in Finland and the population of Eurasian wolves who are returning to the archipelago for the first time in over a century.

Patrick Dir: Louisa Fielden UK 2019 9m19s A drama exploring a defining afternoon between two school girls as they take intimate photos to share with an older man.

Shuttlecock Dir: Tommy Gillard UK 2019 13m20s Exploring 21st-century homosociality, Shuttlecock follows a man forced to question his notion of masculinity after an obsession with a member of his badminton club spirals out of control.

Tue 25 Feb

Introduction To Adobe Illustrator 2 Days 2020

Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds on any of our courses, except in the rare instance that we have to cancel the course, certain mitigating circumstances or for events with a waiting list we will try to sell your unwanted ticket for a £1 admin charge per ticket. This is in line with our booking information provided on our website that covers all of our ticketed content: http://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/about-us/booking-information/ If for any reason you do need to change a booking after purchasing then we can offer to move you on to a different course, but only up until a week before the course start date, any changes after the seven days will not be refunded. Please call 01392 667080 if you have any questions.
Tue 25 Feb

£160

Thu 16 Apr

£160

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards-winning duo perform contemporary folk.

Thu 27 Feb

£17.60

Lampshade Making Half Day

Half Day Workshops

Thu 20 Feb | 10.30am - 1pm | £28 (£26) Thu 23 Apr | 10.30am - 1pm | £28 (£26)

brochure:

Design and make a unique lampshade with local craft experts Arrietty.

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During this ½ day workshop you will be taught how to make your own 30cm diameter Drum Lampshade. This class involves no sewing or previous experience. Please bring 1.2 metres by 30cm of non-embellished, non-silky, medium weight cotton or poly cotton fabric. All other materials provided.

TUTOR – Laurel Coxon

Laurel Coxon is a screenprint and textiles lecturer and co-founder of Arrietty and she has many years of experience teaching craft techniques and sewing skills. Laurel also makes and sells her own work in shops, markets and online platforms as well as contemporary craft fairs.

Thu 23 Apr

£28 (£26)

Life Drawing 5 Weeks 2020

Tue 14 Jan 21,28,4,11 Life Drawing 5 week Sarah TS 12 6.30-9pm 118/100

Thu 16 Jan 23,30,6 13 Nicci TS 12 10.30-1pm 118/100

Thu 27 Feb

£118 (£100)

Tue 14 Apr

£118 (£100)

The Lighthouse (15)

Dir. Robert Eggers 2019 | 109 mins | Canada, USA Willem Defoe, Robert Pattinson

Short copy:

A masculine and superstitious tale of two lighthouse keepers on a mysterious New England island in the 1890s, facing endless solitude.

Web copy:

From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch, comes a masculine and superstitious tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s who are faced with solitude. Domestic tensions rise and fall and claustrophobia sets in as the pair start to lose their sanity and become threatened by their worst nightmares.

Shot in shimmering 35mm black and white The Lighthouse is brilliant, original and distinctive. Eggers continues to prove himself one of contemporary cinema’s most audacious and innovative filmmakers – finding ways entirely of his own of terrifying his audiences.

Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe boast extraordinary performances mastering lost dialects with ease as they compete for the best insult to hurl at each other.

‘Just like the lighthouse beam, this is dazzling and dangerous’ THE GUARDIAN

Fri 21 Feb

£5–£8

Sat 22 Feb

£5–£8

Sun 23 Feb

£5–£8

Mon 24 Feb

£5–£8

Tue 25 Feb

£5–£8

Wed 26 Feb

£5–£8

Thu 27 Feb

£5–£8

Long Ears And Narrow Heads - Grey Long-Eared Bat

Long Ears and Narrow Heads

LOCATION: The Workshop

SUN 23 Feb

Morning workshop, NARROW-HEADED ANTS 10.30-12.30pm

Afternoon Workshop, GREY LONG-EARED BATS 1.30-3.30pm

Capacity: 25 places on each location

A pair of free, informal workshops run by poet Ella Frears and artist Ben Sanderson with conservation organisation Back from the Brink, to help raise awareness of two of the UK’s most at-risk species found close to Exeter.

The workshops will consider the roles art and poetry can play in our greater understanding of these wonderful species. Come to one or the other or both - all welcome. No writing/art experience necessary. Booking recommended.

A pair of free, informal workshops run by poet Ella Frears and artist Ben Sanderson, who have been working with conservation organisation Back from the Brink to help raise awareness of some of the UK’s most at-risk species.

Both the Narrow Headed Ant and the Grey Long-eared Bat can be found close to Exeter and are at risk. There are as few as 1,000 of these bats left and the numbers are still falling. Likewise, there is just one population of Narrow-headed Ants left in the UK.

Ella and Ben will be run these workshops along with Ant and Bat specialists to consider the roles art and poetry can play in our greater understanding of these wonderful species.

Come to one or the other or both - all welcome. No writing/art experience necessary. Both workshops are free. Booking recommended.

About the Artists

Ella Frears is a poet and visual artist based in London. She was a finalist for the Arts Foundation Fellowship in Poetry and was commended in the National Poetry Competition 2019. She has been Poet in Residence at Tate Britain, Knole House (National Trust), Bucklers Hard (New Forest), Royal Holloway University Physics Dept. and recently completed a project writing about Motorway Service Stations. Her first collection is Shine, Darling (Offord Road Books 2020). Her poems about the St Ives Modernists are currently on show at Tate St Ives.

Ben Sanderson (Coventry, UK, 1986) lives and works in Cornwall. In 2017 was selected to take part in Syllabus III. He has shown paintings with Cubitt Gallery, Auction House Cornwall, Guest Projects, Newlyn Art Gallery, Kestle Barton and the Penwith Gallery, as well as a large collaborative installation at Tate St Ives. Ben has had a studio at CAST since 2013 and is Artist in Residence at Trebah Gardens. He currently has works on show at the Eden Project.

Sun 23 Feb

Long Ears and Narrow Heads - Narrow Headed Ant

LOCATION: The Workshop

SUN 23 Feb

Morning workshop, NARROW-HEADED ANTS 10.30-12.30pm

Afternoon Workshop, GREY LONG-EARED BATS 1.30-3.30pm

Capacity: 25 places on each location

A pair of free, informal workshops run by poet Ella Frears and artist Ben Sanderson with conservation organisation Back from the Brink, to help raise awareness of two of the UK’s most at-risk species found close to Exeter.

The workshops will consider the roles art and poetry can play in our greater understanding of these wonderful species. Come to one or the other or both - all welcome. No writing/art experience necessary. Booking recommended.

A pair of free, informal workshops run by poet Ella Frears and artist Ben Sanderson, who have been working with conservation organisation Back from the Brink to help raise awareness of some of the UK’s most at-risk species.

Both the Narrow Headed Ant and the Grey Long-eared Bat can be found close to Exeter and are at risk. There are as few as 1,000 of these bats left and the numbers are still falling. Likewise, there is just one population of Narrow-headed Ants left in the UK.

Ella and Ben will be run these workshops along with Ant and Bat specialists to consider the roles art and poetry can play in our greater understanding of these wonderful species.

Come to one or the other or both - all welcome. No writing/art experience necessary. Both workshops are free. Booking recommended.

About the Artists

Ella Frears is a poet and visual artist based in London. She was a finalist for the Arts Foundation Fellowship in Poetry and was commended in the National Poetry Competition 2019. She has been Poet in Residence at Tate Britain, Knole House (National Trust), Bucklers Hard (New Forest), Royal Holloway University Physics Dept. and recently completed a project writing about Motorway Service Stations. Her first collection is Shine, Darling (Offord Road Books 2020). Her poems about the St Ives Modernists are currently on show at Tate St Ives.

Ben Sanderson (Coventry, UK, 1986) lives and works in Cornwall. In 2017 was selected to take part in Syllabus III. He has shown paintings with Cubitt Gallery, Auction House Cornwall, Guest Projects, Newlyn Art Gallery, Kestle Barton and the Penwith Gallery, as well as a large collaborative installation at Tate St Ives. Ben has had a studio at CAST since 2013 and is Artist in Residence at Trebah Gardens. He currently has works on show at the Eden Project.

Sun 23 Feb

More than Stories - Anya Lewin

More than Stories (2019) RT 80 minutes Anya Lewin Wed 26 Feb 7pm, free but booking is reccomended With post-screening Q&A with the artist

More than Stories is a film composed of three parts and made over 12 years, that has at its heart the haunted memories of Jewish life embedded in a stories passed down to artist Anya Lewin by her father. Inspired by family photographs and stories and their interconnections with screen history and public archives. The film takes place in three different cities that the family inhabited during their wanderings: Cairo, Berlin, and Los Angeles and is shot in studio locations with built sets recreating locations central to each story (a perfume shop, a dental office, a coffee house).

The title More than Stories alludes, not only to the ‘realness’ of stories, but to both the wider realm a story might sit in and the instability of methods of historical retellings and recreations. Lewin begins with the unstable story and journeys through biographies, novels, films, archives, interviews, and into the imaginary to create her film.

Part 1: Berlin With Heartfelt Gratitude for the Painless Treatment springs from an inherited and unexplained collection of autographed photographs of 1920s film and theatre stars who frequented the Berlin dental practice of Lewin’s grandfather, Dr Ignatz Lewin. The Jewish Polish family, fled to the USA in 1938, soon after Krystallnacht and before Hitler invaded Poland. The film travels through the Weiner Library archive to discover the original Berlin address of the dentist surgery to reveal a film within a film of the fascinating patients, with a nod to silent German Cinema.

Part 2: Los Angeles Chez Paulette on the Sunset Strip brings together the launch of the European style coffee house in Los Angeles, the experience of Jewish immigration to Hollywood, the influence of Europe on Hollywood, and the blurring of fact, fiction, the real and the reconstructed. In 1958 Max Lewin took over his family’s failing cake shop. Capitalising on its hip location on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip he turned it into a coffee house called Chez Paulette. With the help of Marlon Brando, who became a regular customer to help build its reputation, Chez Paulette became a popular Hollywood bohemian hangout favoured by actors, poets, folk singers and flamenco guitarists and dancers. At the same time as Chez Paulette emerged, along came 77 Sunset Strip (also 1958 -64) one of the first detective television series. 77 Sunset Strip and Chez Paulette were brought together when a set of the café was built on the Studio lot, and featured in the series with Max Lewin as host.

Part 3: Cairo Fez: The Royal Scent takes place from 1926 to 28, when Lewin’s father was a child, and his father and mother decided to leave Berlin for Cairo, Egypt, which had a large Jewish immigrant community. Once settled in Cairo the family opened a perfume shop - as Lewin’s grandmother had a degree in chemistry – and her grandmother invented a scent called Fez in a bottle in the shape of the common Fez hat. The bottles were stacked in the window when one day King Fuad I happened to drive past, stopped the royal car and bought all the stock. Fez became the Royal Perfume and the family stayed in Cairo for two years. The film is shot in four languages: Arabic, French, Polish and English, acknowledging the multi-lingual environment the family would have found themselves in.

These tales and tidbits, TV and film scenes, facts and momentary glimpses from photos in a scrapbook have been reworked, copied, quoted, and reconfigured into a film script and made into a film that is finished and unfinished at the same time. As the director/detective figure in Chez Paulette says, “there is no mystery, just history”.

Wed 26 Feb

Mother's Who Make

Mother's Who Make

Mothers Who Make is a growing national initiative aimed at supporting mothers who are artists & makers, in any discipline and at any stage of their personal or professional making. It was started by Matilda Leyser (Improbable Theatre) in London in 2014 and has rapidly spread across the country.

Every kind of maker is welcome- professional and/or passionate – writers, painters, performers, musicians, bakers, crafters, architects, historians ….

Every kind of mother is welcome- biological, adoptive, step, surrogate, foster, grand, great grand, to be ….

The monthly sessions aim to give creative mothers the chance to explore their practice with their children present, valuing equally their dual roles of mother and artist. We want as many people as possible to be part of the unfolding MWM conversations. Our reach is across generations and art forms – we are thrilled by the plurality of voices that are part of this discussion. In other groups professional connections have been formed and led to the beginning of joint projects between participants – so it’s a great way to meet and collaborate with other mothers from different creative backgrounds.

You are invited to join this inspiring and growing initiative. Please feel free to bring along your children, of any age, whether they are inside you, beside you or running around the room. But equally just bring yourself.

MWM is facilitated by a collective of local mother – makers:

Lizzy Humber, arts producer, performer, community artists, mother Holly Holt, butoh dance artist, mother Estelle Buckridge, community artist, theatre maker, mother

UPCOMING DATES: Thu 30 Jan Thu 27 Feb Thu 26 Apr Thu 30 Apr

Let us know you’re coming if you can! Email: lizzy@motherswhomake.org Feel free to come along if you haven’t had a chance to drop us a line. We look forward to seeing you!

Thu 27 Feb

Prices to be confirmed

Thu 26 Mar

Prices to be confirmed

Photography For Beginners 5X Weeks

Mon 24 Feb – Mon 23 Mar 5 WEEKS 10am – 1pm Commercial: £170 Individual: £150 10% earlybird discount 6 Digital Workshop A weekly confidence-building photography course for beginners.

Mon 24 Feb

£150

Rhys James: Snitch

Rhys James: Snitch

The latest hour from James, as seen on Mock the Week and Roast Battle, and as heard on BBC Radio 4's Rhys James Is….

Sun 23 Feb

£13.20

Sketch A Skeleton Half Day

Thu 20 Feb Sketch a Skeleton 1/2 day Sarah TS 7 pairs 10.30-1pm 20 per pair

Wed 8 Apr

£20

Spotlights: Shine Like The Sun

'A wonderful journey of self-love' - Exeposé

Spotlights Show Choir return to the Exeter Phoenix this February with 'Shine Like The Sun' - an exhilarating setlist of songs from a variety of popular musicals. Blending rich harmonies with energetic choreography, and accompanied by a live 10-piece band, this performance is perfect for any lover of musical theatre.

Featuring numbers from Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, Legally Blonde & many more.

Mon 24 Feb

£12 (£10)

Tue 25 Feb

£12 (£10)

Exeter Phoenix

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