Exmouth Community Arts
Exmouth Community Arts....promoting the performing and visual arts for the benefit of the community
Welcome to your online guide to art, music, theatre and comedy, literature, film and dance in Exmouth. We feature details of organisations and groups involved in the arts and cultural activities in Exmouth, details of venues in Exmouth, a links section for further information, plus special features .
We now have a Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/exmoutharts/. Please join us! This has the latest news about the impact of the measures to deal with coronavirus on Exmouth arts .
Although most local events cannot be held now because of coronavirus measures, we are beginning to emerge towards normality and so if you would like to add any organisations or venues that we may have left out, or feature any events that are being held, or if you want to help, please email me, John Hunt, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Latest news: Tidelines
What do we want and need to know about our Exe estuary and coast (past, present, future)? How can we celebrate and learn more together about our unique location? How can we be active in responding in our communities and as individuals to ongoing changes to our environment and climate? This is a different sort of project. It brings together knowledge about science, arts, craft, history, place and nature and makes vibrant connections between these different ways of experiencing and understanding the world. the Tidelines website is at https://tidelines.uk/
Book now to discuss your experience of reading The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson in an outdoors estuary-side location or an online discussion with other readers, researchers and scientists. Events take place around the estuary and online on Sunday 20 September, 2020. For details see https://tidelines.uk/blog/the-sea-around-us-rachel-carson-community-reading-discussions/.
Latest news: Exmouth's Abode of Love project
Here's the latest on Exmouth's exciting Abode of Love project: A panel, including Exmouth artist Anna Fitzgerald and councillor Joe Whibley, have selected 60 participants to complete this project - artists, performers, musicians, writers and designers. Read more about this in the Exmouth Journal - https://www.exmouthjournal.co.uk/news/thg-artists-abode-of-love-project-1-6774929
Some new features on this website....
There is an opportunity to share local performances and arts activities online, and to see this and add to it, see the 'Opportunity to share' section immediately below.
We are also sharing here some recommendations for online events which can be seen on your computer, tablet or smartphone:
Here's an announcement from Budleigh Literary Festival - https://budlitfest.org.uk/ and see also https://www.exmouthjournal.co.uk/news/budleigh-literary-festival-1-6827265 - "We’re Going Virtual! - 16th to 20th September 2020. We’re very excited to be bringing you this year’s Festival FREE right into your home. Our Virtual Marquee opens at 9am on Wednesday, 16th September when you can watch events as they become available or come back later to watch them at your leisure. All events, except Simon Armitage, are available to view until 30th September. We’ve over 30 brilliant speakers for you to enjoy FREE and there’s something for all ages."
Sadly after 4 months the excellent National Theatre at Home free streamed productions have now come to an end. Here is a short souvenir video of what has been on offer - see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_HhFCFMNr4 and https://www.youtube.com/user/ntdiscovertheatre
Although the National Theatre has now stopped its free streaming of plays, you can watch a selection of full-length archive recordings of excellent shows from the mighty Bristol Old Vic Young Company, the largest youth theatre in the South West. Available for free on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/bristololdvictheatre
The Royal Opera House and the Royal Opera House have now ceased their free streamed productions, but you can see a number of interesting video clips, masterclasses and other videos on its YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/royaloperahouse
The extraordinary and quite different BBC Proms season 2020 has just finished. You can view these performances on BBC iPlayer or hear them on the BBC Sounds app for another month. Here is the season guide: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2H0RzCW596BZbyG30VmZ5Vp/2020-season-guide
More classical music selections online are at https://www.theguardian.com/culture/series/house-music
The BBC iPlayer Arts section (Culture in Quarantine) has lots of performances and other things and is at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/categories/arts/featured.
The Hay Festival of Literature and Arts has been re-branded this year as Hay Festival Digital, with 80 events broadcast from speakers' own homes live and on catch-up on the website afterwards. It was until 31 May and it may be available to watch on catch-up. Everything that Hay has to offer from the convenience of your own home!- https://www.hayfestival.com/home
Latest news: New website and Trip Advisor for Infusion Art Cafe
An opportunity to share.....
Whist we cannot enjoy live performances locally at present, we do have the opportunity to share performances online. So if there is anything you would like to share, please post it on our Facebook Group or email me at email@example.com.
The local radio schedules have been affected but you can still listen to local music in previously broadcast programmes of Nigel Tant's Gig Guide on ExmouthAiR at https://www.exmouthair.fm/listen-again/the-gig-guide-with-nigel-tant/.
And whilst the regular programmes are no longer broadcast on Radio Devon, you can still listen to musical talent from Devon via Radio Devon's 'BBC Introducing' programme website - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p012bztv
Local musician Simon Watton has put videos of his performances on guitar on his Facebook page - see https://www.facebook.com/simonwattonmusic
What are your interests?
Just click or tap on the categories below to find out more about these topics in Exmouth.
Guide to arts programmes and performances on TV
Why not scan the TV programmes schedule to see what performances and arts programmes are on the main TV Channels (also available online on catch-up TV, usually for a month, so no need to watch live). Details of these programmes are on EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) on your TV, or on the websites or apps of the broadcasters (e.g. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer), or in listings magazines such as the Radio Times (https://www.radiotimes.com/tv/tv-listings/).
Plus, of course, there are hundreds of films on many TV channels!
If there is nothing on live right now, you can always take a look at the BBC Arts website for some inspiration (and scroll down to the bottom of its webpage for yet more links) - https://www.bbc.co.uk/arts. This has now been called "Culture in Quarantine". To listen to or watch something on the BBC, go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds or https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer (or the BBC Sounds or BBC iPlayer app on your tablet or phone) and type "Arts" in the search engine box.
Or try The Guardian's Arts section - https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/g2/arts (or on The Guardian app on your tablet or phone).
Any other suggestions for good arts journalism and websites? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some more arts online
Google arts and culture: https://artsandculture.google.com/ - tour the world's museums - and much much more - from the comfort of your own home
National Theatre: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/whats-on or https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home . Join them “every Thursday for much-loved National Theatre Live productions, free to stream on YouTube for seven days.” Streaming from 7pm every- Thursday and available for one week:
The Metropolitan Opera: https://www.metopera.org/
The Royal Opera House - https://www.roh.org.uk/news/the-royal-opera-house-launches-a-programme-of-free-online-content-for-the-culturally-curious-at-home . The Royal Opera House might be closed, but it's offering free broadcasts on its Facebook and YouTube channels. After they've been broadcast, these performances will be available for two weeks on those channels to view 'on demand'.
The British Museum: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-british-museum
Disclaimer: Every effort is made to ensure that the information listed on this website is accurate and up-to-date. However, we cannot accept any liability for the accuracy of the information presented. You may wish to check with the venues/establishments for the most up-to-date information.