It's that time of the year again...

We're having our 2016 AGM in a couple of weeks, and we're excited about it, because we want it to be meaningful and productive. We're going to review what we've been up to, we're going to plan what we're going to do next, we have some interesting stuff lined up... We want the group to be more active and take initiatives, starting with the small bits -hoping to upload an updated group photo soon!- going on with the meaty parts, creating activities for development that will help our meetings be useful tools to keep our creative juices flowing; and then bigger stuff: events. We're preparing something special, so stay tuned to know more about it.

In the meanwhile, remember you're invited to join us in the fun at St Sidwell's every first and third Thursday of each month at 6pm. Refreshments provided!

Hoping to see you around soon.

The Bard of Exeter

There is a tradition in Exeter in which a Bard is elected for a year and a day.  The official title of this post is Bardic Chair of Caer Wyse, and those who aspire to fill it participate in a competition in which they perform poems, songs, or stories, and they also explain what they intend to do for Exeter as Bard, then the audience votes for their favourite. For instance, Simon Williams created in 2013 the Broadsheet, a newsletter brimming with work of poets from Devon and Cornwall.

This year the election takes place again at the Bike Shed Theatre, on Sunday, 12th March 2017 at 7.30 pm. That's this coming Sunday, so if you don't want to miss it go buy or book a ticket before they run out!

For details about this interesting part of Exeter history, read more at

Work of our authors being performed!

Please pencil this in your diaries for an evening of fun and entertainment:

What:   Short plays by Robert Joyce & Steven Petherick (& two other pieces) 
Who:    performed by actors from Cygnet Training Theatre
Where: at the Bikeshed, Fore Street Exeter
When:  Monday 16th January, 7.30pm
How much:  admission free (retiring collection)

The Phoenix Open Mic Events

Ruth Butler is passing us a reminder about the Open Mic event that takes place in the Phoenix bar on the third Wednesday of every month. This means the next session will be on January 18th, and Ruth herself is booked to do something. The sessions include poetry ( 5 minute slots, usually light and entertaining), music and stand-up comedy. It starts at 8pm and it is free!