Love Saves The Day 2017: A Preview

Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture 1970-1979 is the title of a book by Tim Lawrence which captures the growth of American dance music from the early New York loft scene and beyond. Since then, Love Saves the Day (LSTD) has found a new meaning in the West of England […]

OUR HOUSE 5TH BIRTHDAY: MIDLAND

Half a decade of Our House parties have been good to Exeter. The upcoming 5th Birthday event featuring Midland is preceded by its top five place in DJ Mag’s regional raves of the month. Ranked up next to Bristol’s Love Save the Day and Virgo Festival in Devon, Midland is a milestone booking for Exeter’s music […]

Cheddar Cheese, Polo Necks and Group Therapy with Marcel Lucont

Hi Marcel! Thank you so much for taking the time to answer these questions for Exetera Magazine. I am very excited about your show at Exeter’s Bike Shed Theatre on April 2nd, which kick-starts your UK tour “Whine List”.    CM: Do you think that performing as a Frenchman in England allows you to be more outrageous and broach […]

Poems for the Future

The End Finally, hell rusted over. The polymers don’t hold hands anymore Because it’s harder to get away. There is no medicine left. There are no mouths left. At its slow end when the sun throws out its arms It will be disappointed – There is nothing left here to die. Which was, of course, […]

2 Minutes with Comedian Tony Law

Clemmie Melvin spends 2 minutes with stand-up comedian Tony Law who has just kick-started his UK tour, “Tony Law: A Law Unto His-Elf What Welcome”’.    CM: If you could perform anywhere in the world, in any particular venue, where would you choose? TL: The Royal Albert Hall. I have performed there once before for the […]

Gallery Goers

Clemmie Melvin gives us an insight into to the kooky crazy world of morning gallery goers.  A crisp winter morning at The Royal Academy. The Abstract Expressionist Exhibition is in full swing. Pre-booked tickets are being collected from the front desk. Reserved viewing times are being wavered in order to pacify the burgeoning crowd. The crowd. […]

It Boy

Kwon Ji-Young, better known to the world by his stage name G-Dragon, first stepped up to the spotlight in 2006 as the leader of K-Pop band Big Bang. In the decade since, he has made his name as a multihyphenate with a veritable toolbox of skills: the producer and lyricist behind many of Big Bang’s […]

Our House 2017: Down to the Cellar

Harry Bowley chats to Harry Fox about Our House’s return to Exeter’s nightlife scene. Hi Harry Hello! How are you? Good thanks! You? Doing well, thank you. Talk us through the fire Cavern, we’re desperate to know. When did you find out, and when did you launch your plan to keep Our House on the move? The […]

One Rule for the West, Another for the Rest

Exetera’s Ruby Holley responds to reactions of the presidential election results. Amidst the ‘I’m moving to Canada’ commentary, Ruby questions western attitudes towards citizenship bidding. Following the election of Donald Trump as the United States President, the future feels uncertain for many American citizens. Some commentators have remarked Americans have “out-dumbed” the British’s decision to […]

An Evening with Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

Bizarre, absurd and confused might be some of the impressions you will leave with after experiencing one of performance artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd’s films. The British artist is famed for taking iconic moments in cultural history, such as Michael Jackon’s Thriller music video or the film Born Free and re-working them into improvised, spontaneous performances. […]