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 […]

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 […]

Interview with Mandolin Orange

Back in the winter, Imogen Hayward headed up to Oxford to interview the American Blue grass band on writing music, dreams, lyrics and travelling around like the old tradition of the bluegrass and folk artists. Interview with Andrew Marlin (multi-singer) and Emily Frantz (violinist/guitarist-singer). Band members: Josh Oliver (keyboard/guitar), Allyn Love (pedal/steel), Clint Mullican (Bass), […]

Russian Nerve Agent Attack: A strategic unforced error or election stunt?

George Haimes responds to the reactions of the attempted assassination of Sergei Skripal, former double agent for the UK’s Secret Intelligence Service, and his daughter Yulia Skripal, and explores possible motives behind the attack.  Following the annexation of Crimea in 2014, James Rogers and Andra-Lucia Martinescu identified both ‘area denial’ and ‘modulated warfare’ as the […]


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.

Preview: The Banff Mountain Film Festival UK & Ireland Tour 2018

The majestic mountains, turquoise lakes and vast pine forests of Alberta may seem worlds away from the humble hills of south Devon, but this spring the Canadian Rockies are coming to Exeter. The world’s most prestigious mountain film festival will be showcasing an exciting range of the best short films and documentaries about mountain culture, […]

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 […]


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 […]

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. […]


SPOILER ALERT: If you’ve eaten cheap food in Hong Kong and consider ignorance the best option, don’t read this!


Harry Bowley and Emma Croft take a look at Our House, the progressive night at the forefront of Exeter’s burgeoning electronic music scene.


Whilst he inserted his penis into the cold, dead mouth of the pig, David Cameron may have even imagined he was inserting a key into the door of number 10, Downing Street.


How to handle first year’s big challenges – making friends and affording cheese.