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: Lockdown Art - the auction
Local artists have been connecting during lockdown by creating art. Sharing work, but working alone, and here are the results. This is a silent auction has been organised by Anna Fitzgerald. For details see https://www.facebook.com/Lockdown-Art-the-auction-114136180362197/ . All proceeds go to Open Door in Exmouth. If you wish to buy a painting please message the Facebook page privately with the total you wish to spend and which painting you wish to buy. If you’re the highest bidder Anna will have got in contact after the auction ended on the 27th of July. Paintings can be viewed at Infusion Art Cafe, Beacon Hill, Exmouth - see https://www.facebook.com/infusionexmouth/ and https://www.infusionartcafe.co.uk/ .
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 national events which can be seen on your computer, tablet or smartphone:
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
This week's Royal Ballet free streamed production is available via https://www.youtube.com/royaloperahouse for two weeks from 31 July and is a Royal Ballet, ZooNation and Roundhouse collaboration for a Premiere stream of The Mad Hatter's Tea Party - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6nvPOWTu5U
Last week's Royal Ballet free streamed production is available via https://www.youtube.com/royaloperahouse for two weeks from 24 July and is a premiere stream of The Sleeping Beauty - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1ynQlyA7n4.
The extraordinary and quite different BBC Proms season 2020 is taking place now - but not the Proms as we know them! Here is the season guide: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2H0RzCW596BZbyG30VmZ5Vp/2020-season-guide
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 8) are available until mid-August 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 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
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
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
What are your interests?
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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.