What's On in Exeter this weekend - February 15-17
Exeter Phoenix - Jack Beats - A DJ set from the multiple award winning duo of Niall Dailly (DJ Plus One of Scratch Perverts fame) and Ben Geffin (The Mixologists). They have had an immediate and profound effect on the club scene since teaming up in 2007; honing a style fusing house, hip hop and dubstep with electro and drum & bass into a cutting edge sound. 9-11.30pm. £13 per ticket. Saturday 16th February.
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Exeter Phoenix - Frightened Rabbit - a Scottish indie rock band from Selkirk. The lineup consists of lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and lyricist Scott Hutchison, guitarist and bassist Billy Kennedy, guitarist Andy Monaghan, drummer Grant Hutchison and guitarist and keyboardist Gordon Skene. Since 2004 the band has been based in Glasgow. 8-10.30pm. £12.50 per ticket. Sunday 17th February.
Exeter Northcott - Pirates of Penzance - Following the success of Patience in March 2012, Exeter University Gilbert and Sullivan Society return to celebrate their 45th year with one of the most famous comic operas of all time, The Pirates of Penzance. Friday 15th February: 7.30-10pm. Saturday 16th February: 2.30 / 5pm / 7.30-10pm.
Various venues: exetreme imagination 2013; a festival of writing for and by young people. Exeter’s literature festival being held from 16th – 24th February 2013 in various locations. Throughout the week of the festival, there are a wide variety of events for children and young people of all ages and for their families at venues across Exeter and beyond.
The Bike Shed Theatre - Winter Warmed - A Festival of Samuel Beckett - Three weeks of drama celebrating the work of Samuel Beckett and featuring End Game and other plays by the acclaimed playwright. Beckett's acute poetic language and his stark visual world's ruminate over the truths within us all. He reflects our realities, lacing his works with deep humour. Warm up your humanity this winter by watching high-octaine performances brought to the Bike Shed theatre by The Uncommon Players. Various times and dates. £5 per ticket.
Gloss Gallery, Barnfield Crescent, Exeter - Art You Grew Up With - a collection of original and limited edition pieces from your most loved animations. This exhibition is the first of its kind to be held at Gloss and will explore how the animation process has developed, from the drawing board to the computer screen. Original darwings, limited edition prinks and books will be available for your perusal. Open 9.30-6pm Friday 15th February and Saturday 16th February.
RAMM - BP Portrait Award 2012 - Gallery 21. The BP Portrait Award showcases the very best in contemporary portrait painting from around the world. From informal and personal studies of friends and family, to revealing paintings of famous faces, this year’s exhibition features 55 works selected from 2,187 international entries. 10am-5pm. Free. On until May 19th.
RAMM - Veolia Environnement Exhibitions Wildlllife Photographer of the Year. Inspiring wonder at the natural world and highlighting the need for wildlife conservation, this exhibition showcases the winning images from all 11 categories of the competition including underwater worlds, urban wildlife, plants and more. Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the world’s most prestigious annual wildlife photography competition. It is currently in its 48th year and is open to amateur and professional photographers alike. 10am-5pm. Saturday February 2- Sunday 2 June. Free.
Topsham Community Market at Matthew's Hall. 8.30-1pm. Saturday 16th February.