Lydia Spencer-Elliott reviews the Poltimore Festival launch event at Cavern last month, and anticipates the independent arts festival coming up this May. On the 7th February Poltimore Festival burst back onto Exeter’s social scene with their jam packed launch party at Exeter’s edgiest venue, Cavern. Bristol’s most up and coming musical selections had attendees dancing […]

“Get the FUUK Off Our Pensions”: The Strike for USS

For the past nine days, university lecturers across the country have walked out on strike as part of a 14-day stint of industrial action in protest against drastic changes to their pensions put forward by Universities UK. Here, Orlagh Fallon  tells us why she is supporting our lecturers, and why we should be too. 

L B-H’s Artist Profiles: Emily Young

Luke Bromage-Henry finds a blissful serenity in the sculptures of Emily Young.

L B-H’s Artist Profiles: Rachel Howard

“I don’t see myself as a ‘female painter’ – I see myself as a painter.”
As Rachel Howard’s most recent exhibition opens at the Newport Street Gallery, Luke Bromage-Henry introduces us to one of of Britain’s most powerful living artists.

L B-H’s Artist Profiles: Robert Oscar Lenkiewicz

Luke Bromage-Henry provides a brief introduction to the life of Robert Lenkiewicz, an artist who lived and worked in Devon for most of his life.

Good Girl Gone Bad: nudes, the patriarchy and ABBA.

Clemmie Melvin talks to the actor-writer Naomi Sheldon about her play Good Girl, feminism and nudes.   CM: Hi Naomi! Thank you so much for taking the time to answer some questions for Exetera Magazine. Could you tell me a bit about your play Good Girl?   NS: Hello! My absolute pleasure. Good Girl is a dark comic […]

A Night in Finisterre

One cold November evening a few weeks back, surf brand Finisterre opened the doors to their latest store on Exeter High Street, welcoming in wholesome folk from all around the south west. The Exetera team were lucky enough to be invited to join in the celebrations of all things surf, style and sea – with […]

Back in May, Love Saved the Day

Our thoughts go out to the animals in residence of Eastville Park who have been spotted returning to ground zero to comprehend the happenings of May’s final weekend. 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 […]

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 […]


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 […]