15-22 September 2013
Un expected 2013 a new festival for Exeter
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SAT 21 sept
New Toy present Wet Sounds
Pyramids Swimming & Leisure Centre 8pm and 9.15pm (doors 7.45pm & 9pm) (suitable for swimmers aged 15+) £10 (£8) Limited numbers – advance booking only Wet Sounds is an underwater listening experience! Dive in through the water immersed in sound that is clear, detailed and intimate. Joel Cahen plays a surreal sound scape through underwater and over water speakers. The swimming pool transformed with light and sound. Bring goggles and swimsuit! www.wetsounds.co.uk
Reckless Sleepers present THE LAST SUPPER Reckless Sleepers present The Last Supper Exeter Guildhall 7.30pm £10 (£8) Limited numbers – advance booking only Suitable for 16+ A performance piece set in one of Exeter’s oldest buildings. An audience of 39 is invited to dinner, to eat and drink with Reckless Sleepers while they tell, and then eat the last words of the famous, the not so famous, criminals, victims, heroes, heroines and stars. Including real scenarios, invented scenarios, scenarios in the future and
scenarios from the past. Each audience member is given a table number, their case number and incident number. Thirteen of these are last suppers. www.reckless-sleepers.co.uk There is something about the simplicity of this show that is unbearably moving. Lyn Gardiner – The Guardian
Exeter Cathedral Green, EX1 1HS Exeter Guildhall, High Street, EX4 3EB Exeter Guildhall Shopping Centre, EX4 3HP Exeter Quayside, EX2 4AN Exeter Scrapstore, Belmont Park, Gordon Road, EX1 2DH Piazza Terracina, EX2 8GY Princesshay Square, Bedford Street, EX1 1NU Pyramids Swimming & Leisure Centre, Heavitree Road, EX1 2LA Rougemont Gardens, Castle Street, EX4 3PU Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM), Queen Street, EX4 3RX St Thomas Pleasure Grounds, Cowick Street, EX4 1HS Southernhay Gardens, EX1 1PJ
Blind Ditch presentThis City's Centre
Tickets are available from Exeter Visitor 16-19 Information & Tickets, Dix’s Field, Exeter, EX1 1GF sept IN PERSON: 9am-5pm: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 9am-4.30pm: Thurs and Sat Sun: Closed Bank Holidays: 10am-4pm Telephone: 01392 665885 Online: exeter.gov.uk/cornexchange (Online bookings are subject to a 5% surcharge)
SUN 22 sept
Concessionary ticket price (shown in brackets), applies to: Benefit recipients, registered disabled and students in full-time education Blind Ditch tickets also available from Exeter Phoenix box office.
ST THOMAS COMMUNITY FESTIVAL 14 September St Thomas Pleasure Ground, Cowick Street 12–6pm Free EXETER COLLEGE BUSKING IT! A community celebration of St Thomas, Stalls, arts & crafts, music, food and bar. www.stthomasfestival.org. Nuts and Volts present ACOUSTICA FESTIVAL The Public Transport 13–15 September Various Venues Appreciation Society Acoustica champions and celebrates up-and-coming bands in the fields of indie folk, electronica and Americana music. Over 50 bands and artists THE CATHEDRAL PLAYERS PRESENT RING ROUND THE MOON 19-21 September Exeter Cathedral 7.30pm Ring Round the Moon by Jean Anouilh, adapted by Christopher Fry brought to life by The Cathedral Players in the stunning surrounds of Exeter Cathedral. Tickets: 01392 285983/ www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/ boxoffice HERITAGE OPEN DAYS 16-22 12 - 15 September Various venues sept www.exeter.gov.uk/heritageopendays
15-22 September 2013. Follow us on facebook & twitter. www.unexpectedexeter.co.uk SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER
FAMILY FUNDAY Exeter Quayside and Piazza Terracina 12noon–8.30pm FREE 12–4.30pm: Come and try your hand at canoeing, rowing, mountain biking, athletics, hockey, parkour and more. A day of demonstrations and have-a-go sessions. 4.30–8pm: Music on the Quay and Piazza – time to relax and for a bite to eat and drink in the many quayside bars, cafes and restaurants. Acoustica in the Transit Shed - the quayside hosts the finalé of Exeter’s festival of indie folk and Americana with live sets from five bands including Cut Purse Rascals. Programmed by Exeter Phoenix. DJs and salsa workshop from Andrei Burton Events and Bar Venezia on Piazza Terracina. 8pm: The opening event of Unexpected draws to a close with a pyrotechnic display on the river produced by And Now. Sponsored by Exeter Canal and Quay Trust, Cornerstone Housing and Midas
FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER
TANGLED FEET PRESENT INFLATION Princesshay Square 11.45 & 1.15pm FREE A bouncy castle sits in a public space. On it Tangled Feet try to solve the recession, understand trading and keep the darn thing up! Every attempt at order and structure is undermined by the moving landscape and actions of others. Using an evocative soundtrack, physical theatre and slapstick comedy, award winning Tangled Feet explore the uncertain ground our world is standing on. www.tangledfeet. com THE TOUR OF BRITAIN 2013, Devon Stage Sprint on Exeter High Street 12.30pm (eta 12.44pm) See 96 world class riders sprint through Exeter High Street when Britain’s premier cycle race returns to Devon to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Sidmouth–Exeter-Haytor, Dartmoor www.southwesttourofbritain.co.uk Twitter: @swtourofbritain RECKLESS SLEEPERS PRESENT THE LAST SUPPER Exeter Guildhall 7.30pm £10 (£8) Limited numbers – advance booking only Suitable for 16+ A performance piece set in one of Exeter’s oldest buildings. An audience of 39 is invited to dinner, to eat and drink with Reckless Sleepers while they tell, and then eat the last words of the famous, the not so famous, criminals, victims, heroes, heroines and stars. www.reckless-sleepers.co.uk There is something about the simplicity of this show that is unbearably moving. Lyn Gardiner – The Guardian
SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER
THE BLACK EAGLES Princesshay Square 12.30pm FREE Originally from Tanzania but now based in the UK, The Black Eagles present a breathtaking routine of acrobatics. A high impact, joyful show that will have people gasping in amazement. www.theblackeagles. com NEW TOY PRESENT WET SOUNDS Pyramids Swimming & Leisure Centre 8pm and 9.15pm (doors 7.45pm & 9pm) (suitable for swimmers aged 15+) £10 (£8) Limited numbers – advance booking only
Wet Sounds is an underwater listening experience! Joel Cahen plays a surreal sound scape through underwater and over water speakers. The swimming pool transformed with light and sound. Bring goggles and swimsuit! www.wetsounds.co.uk RECKLESS SLEEPERS PRESENT THE LAST SUPPER Exeter Guildhall 7.30pm £10 (£8) Limited numbers – advance booking only Suitable for 16+ See Friday 20 September
SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER
CIRCUS SUNDAY! 12noon–6pm FREE More information: www.unexpectedexeter.co.uk Princesshay Square 12 Noon – 4.30pm Bicycle Ballet return to Exeter with their new show ‘Everyday Hero’ an adventurous quest on bicycles. Watch the crazy attempts of Mattress Circus, a company new to Exeter, trying to reach for new ‘Heights’. See a special Unexpected preview of Once Upon a Time in a Western from Exeter’s own Le Navet Bête and boy meets girl acrobatics from Joli Vyann‘s popular show ‘Don’t Drink and Dance’ also new to Exeter. Also there will be an opportunity to take part in a free workshop with Joli Vyann! Exeter Guildhall Shopping Centre 12 noon – 4.15pm PARADISE STAGE Your compere is Gareth Jones, a Glastonbury Festival favourite, international cabaret artist Matt Pang, the awe inspiring Black Eagles present spectacular acrobatics plus unexpected guest appearances from Fools Paradise’s many friends. Hold onto your hats and get ready for a fantastical, rollicking ride! www.foolsparadise.co.uk
Southernhay Gardens 12 noon – 4.30pm ABOVE & BEYOND IN ASSOCIATION WITH CIRCOMEDIA PROVIDE FLYING TRAPEZE WORKSHOPS HAVE-A-GO WORKSHOPS: 12 noon & 1.45 AERIAL DISPLAY 4pm Bristol’s school of circus, Circomedia, invites you to come and have fun learning to fly with Above and Beyond! The 45 minute workshops are suitable for anyone young or old. Then return to watch the stunning professional aerial display at 4pm. www. circomedia.com RAMM/Rougemont Gardens 12noon – 4pm CAROUSEL PROJECT Roll-up! Roll-up! Let your imagination fly with Carousel Project’s pop-up Museum of Circus for under 5s and their families. Lots of art, movement and entertainment to take part in. Run away with the circus to spin and twirl, balance and bounce and let your imaginations FLY..... www.thecarouselproject.org.uk RAMM GARDEN 11am to 4pm Bring a picnic to RAMM’s new garden and be prepared for the unexpected with outdoor circusthemed arts activity for all the family. A complementary activity to Carousel’s pop up Museum of Circus just a few steps away in Rougemont Gardens. Cathedral Green: EXTRAORDINARY BODIES (A COLLABORATION BETWEEN CIRQUE BIJOU AND DIVERSE CITY) PRESENT WEIGHTING 5pm FREE Extraordinary Bodies create circus for every body, and this is their first show and a première for Unexpected. Extraordinary performers will fly, dance
and sing on Exeter’s Cathedral Green in a bold, radical and joyous performance that features choirs from across Exeter. Weighting will make you wonder afresh at the power of your own body. If we can do this, what can you do? Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England www.cirquebijou.co.uk www.diversecity.org.uk
MONDAY 16–SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER
UNEXPECTED POP-UP PROGRAMME Throughout the week a range of art, music, performance, digital media and film programmes in unusual locations, developed and curated by local performers and producers. BUSKING IT! 16–19 September City Centre locations 12.30–1.30pm Second year diploma Music students from Exeter College take to the streets, playing music while you work! Give generously! SURPRISE! 16–22 SeptemberGuildhall Shopping Centre, Exeter Scrapstore Belmont Park Various times A collection of visual art interventions in unexpected places: A cinema under the stars, a trifle that isn’t there, the shadow of a kiss, the world turned upsidedown, a rose without a scent, a trans-located empty space and more. Make a badge and Surprise will pop up simultaneously in 250 places around the city. Look out for optical illusions and visual tricks and expect a Surprise! See www.unexpectedexeter.co.uk for Surprise badge competition details and installation venues and times BLIND DITCH PRESENT THIS CITY’S CENTRE – PART 3 HERE NOW 17-21 September Venue tbc 7pm £10 (£8) Experience life in This City’s Centre from new and surprising angles - from the privacy of other people’s homes - through other people’s eyes. Researched and devised with local residents, this brand new performance event uses live video streaming and digital interaction to explore the meeting points of public/private space in central Exeter. Here, Now is part 3 of This City’s Centre - a digital triptych for Exeter... and cities everywhere. More details of the larger project and venue for Here, Now can be found at www.thiscityscentre.net Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Exeter City Council, Arts and Culture at the University of Exeter, & delivered in partnership with Exeter Phoenix, RAMM, Exeter College NUTS AND VOLTS PRESENT THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT APPRECIATION SOCIETY Various buses, bus stops Popping up on a bus near you! The Public Transport Appreciation Society is on a mission to make your journey by better. Exeter marks the start of their national roadshow to promote happy travel on public transport. Expect trivia, games and assistance as they help you to enjoy your travel across Exeter’s superb bus network. THEO SIMPSON, LESSER KNOWN ARCHITECTURE 16-23 September Open all hours FREE Pick up a guide and explore this visually arresting photographic exhibition detailing Exeter’s architectural intricacies. Staged at locations across the city centre, Lesser Known Architecture by artist Theo Simpson has been co-produced by a consortium of four organisations including Spacex, Exeter Phoenix, RAMM (Royal Albert Memorial Museum).
SUN 22 sept
Un expected 2013 a new festival for Exeter
EXPECTTHE Unexpected! A festival that takes art and performance out of traditional venues and into unexpected indoor and outdoor locations across the city. The Cultural Olympiad demonstrated how it can be done. Some 50,000 people flooded into Exeter to participate in the Torch Relay Event in 2012. Culture sports, arts, heritage, and education - is vital to Exeter, bringing visitors into the city to support local business, improve the economy, improve quality of life, and help raise the profile of the city in the region and beyond. Unexpected is a new venture, that the City Council would like to see develop in the future to become part of the annual festival programme, not only in the city, but in the UK. The programme features music, performance, dance, circus, digital work, visual arts, sport, heritage buildings, city centre spaces - and at times a combination of all these. As well as providing a showcase for high quality work from local performers and producers, the festival also brings artists of national and international renown
to the city to work with local people and artists.
With the support of funding from the National Lottery via Arts Council England, Unexpected is host to a brand new show, the premiere of the UK’s first fully integrated circus company, Extraordinary Bodies. The company will perform ‘Weighting’ on Cathedral Green, together with the involvement of a mass Exeter Choir, as the finale event of Circus Sunday and Unexpected 2013. So from the action packed Family Funday on the Quayside to sampling some of the thrills and spills of Circus Sunday, come along and join in! The festival would particularly like to thank its sponsors and partners for their support in 2013, without which such a tremendous programme would not be possible.
Cllr Rosie Denham Portfolio Holder for Economy and Culture. More information: www.unexpectedexeter.co.uk
A BIG THANK YOU TO:
FAMILY FUNDAY PARTNERS (correct at the time of going to print) Active Devon; AS Watersports; Canoe England; Exeter Canoe Club; Exeter Mountain Bike Club; Exe Hockey Club; Execalibre Dragon Boats; Exeter City Football Club; Exeter Chiefs; Haven Banks Youth Education Centre; Ironbridge Runner; Saddles & Paddles; SW Athletics Academy; Quay Climbing Centre; St Luke’s Science & Sport College; 19th Exeter Sea Scouts; Street Motion TRAVEL & TRANSPORT:
We recommend that people use public transport. For more information: For bus timetables: www.stagecoachbus.com/southwest For train timetables: www.southwesttrains.co.uk www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk For parking and park and ride in Exeter: www.exeter.gov.uk/parking
Design & layout: Krage Design. Cover photo: Kevin Clifford. Printed by Sprint Print Exeter.
UNEXPECTED 2013 SPONSORS Arts Council England Cornerstone Devon County Council Exeter Canal & Quay Trust Exeter City Council Exeter College First Great Western Guildhall Shopping Centre Mercure Southernhay Midas Princesshay Exeter Stagecoach South West University of Exeter Arts & Culture