ENERGY AND ENGAGEMENT A PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT “Arguably the OutKast of this generation, the Dreamville-signed Atlantan duo ‘EarthGang’ bounced onto stage with a plethora of energy and, with that, a stage presence which they maintained the whole night. Whilst starting at the barrier when the set kicked off, it was hard not to become engulfed by […]

Cultural Choices: Pick of the Week

In the first instalment of our Cultural Choices series, our team have picked their brains for the best films, books and projects out there. There’s some light-hearted fun, French film-making and photography in the mixer this week…   DIRECTOR: Éric Rohmer. Films: La Collectionneuse (1967), My Night at Mauds (1969), Claire’s Knee (1970). The films […]

A Book of Rather Strange Animals – Review

Matt Ward presents his concise review of Caleb Compton’s new fascinating Book of Rather Strange Animals and the lesser-known natural wonders of the world. “There is beauty and wonder in every species, and this book will show you why” From the tentacular star-nosed mole to the charcoal-chewing, wildly urinating okapi, this companion guide to left-field […]

Stepping Out

   Photography by Elina Brotherus    

Zadie’s Been Pulped

Last month I visited the local Waterstones on Exeter’s High Street to buy a copy of Paul Auster’s 2017 novel ‘4321’. It was to be a gift for a friend’s birthday, which I would give the following morning. For the sake of clarity, I’ll confess this friend to be a girl for whom I wish(ed) […]


Non-fiction editor Abbie Kellett gives her take on the Banksy debacle that has taken place over the past week. Bristol-born artist Banksy is known for his often-controversial approach to art, however, he recently pulled off one of the most daring stunts in art history. On Friday night, Sotheby’s in London saw one of Bansky’s most […]

Shadows & Silhouettes

‘These photos make the shadow world the predominant world. Street photography captures the mundane, but in an interesting and provocative way. I’m interested stylistically in shadows and silhouettes because they portray this different perspective – the inverse, the “flip-side” to everyday life.’           Chelsea is a 3rd year English literature student […]

Preserved Meat

Photograph by Elina Brotherus His scent disappeared from the house, along with his clothes, antiques and collections of butchering knives. We sold them all within a week. Everything with his touch was gone except for a stiff piece of meat. He had wrapped it in cling film, saved, to consume later. Now it glares – […]

Exetera’s Thoughts on the Arctic Monkeys

With an almost completely new team behind the reigns at Exetera this year, we realised that within all the hours of editing and discussing ideas there has been very little this team of eight has managed to butt heads over. Upon revision, we’ve thought this needs a change. So, in the hopes we might get […]