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 also feature details of organisations and groups involved in the arts and cultural activities in Exmouth, details of venues in Exmouth, plus a links section for further information. In addition, we have occasional special features ('The Exmouth Festival' and 'Arts by the Sea'). To find out more, just click or tap below on the subject area below that interests you.
Please note: The impact of the latest measures to deal with coronavirus has affected planned local events which have now been cancelled. We have therefore suspended our events listing service until further notice.
Meanwhile thinking ahead to when we return to a more normal life, if you would like to add any venues or organisations that we may have left out, or if you would like to know more, or if you want to join us in developing this further, please email me, John Hunt at email@example.com
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 .
Plus some new features on this website:
- There is an opportunity to share local online performances and arts activities, and to see this and add to it, see the 'Opportunity to share' section immediately below.
- This week's National Theatre at Home free streamed production is available via https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home and is Les Blancs, the final play by Lorraine Hansberry: a brave, illuminating and powerful work that confronts the hope and tragedy of revolution. Streaming now, to 7pm on Thursday 9 July on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTML9zh4sLc
- This week's Royal Opera free streamed production is available via https://www.youtube.com/royaloperahouse for two weeks from 3 July and is a premiere stream of Puccini's La Bohème. It's on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbzDNMyHOeM
- Last week's Royal Ballet free streamed production is available via https://www.youtube.com/royaloperahouse for two weeks from 26 June and is a premiere stream of Wayne McGregor's Woolf Works, featuring music by Max Richter and inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf. You can watch this on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC9ujn8pKl0
- More classical music online is at https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/mar/16/classical-music-opera-livestream-at-home-coronavirus
- 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 current Shakespeare productions on BBC iPlayer (there are currently 9) are here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p089zds8/culture-in-quarantine-shakespeare.
- 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's on until 31 May. Everything that Hay has to offer from the convenience of your own home!- https://www.hayfestival.com/home
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The local radio schedules have been affected but you can still listen to local music in a couple of 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
Meanwhile, here is a link to something rather uplifting from Italy - https://youtu.be/JTVXEGIS3LE
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 email@example.com.
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
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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.