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 […]
by Iida Lehto
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 – […]
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 […]
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), […]
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 […]
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.
by Lily Plume
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, […]
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 […]
by Lily Plume
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 […]
by Emma Croft
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 […]
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. […]
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.
by Tom Walpole
John F Kennedy once stood tall in Berlin and declared that “democracy is not perfect, but we have never had to put a wall up to keep our people in”. In creating laws that infringe upon the freedoms of individuals and build suspicion between communities, are we creating that wall?