The Lady Boys of Bangkok, Live Art Encounters on Street Corners and a Rock and Roll Explosion

May-June Events at ExeterPhoenix

Ready to rock? This May and June the city’s local arts hub, Exeter Phoenix, is hosting an unprecedented line up of gigs to rock out to, alongside a diverse programme of film, performance, contemporary art and creative courses.

Spend an evening with the rock n’ roll son of a Texan preacher (James Leg and The Bonnevilles), check out the next biggest thing in grunge with Glaswegian garage rockers Honeyblood, or get your blues on to Vintage Trouble, who have wowedaudiences across the globe opening for a whole swathe of music legends, from The Rolling Stones to AC/DC and The Who. A full list of Exeter Phoenix’s May – June live music lineup can be found on their website.

Alongside the venue’s music offer, a host of show-stopping performances will be making their way to Exeter in the coming months, including The Lady Boys of Bangkok, who present their newest big-scale musical production paying tribute to a host of stars, from Beyonce to Boy George. In comedy, the Edinburgh sell-out stage adaptation of the cult fantasy TV game show, Knightmare Live comes to the venue in June, while Katy Brand presents her latest stand up I Was A Teenage Christian, exploring the seven years of her life during which she put the ‘fun’ into fundamentalism… and the ‘mental’.

In May, Exeter Phoenix participates in Art Week Exeter with a range of exhibitions, artist talks and surprise happenings across the city. An exhibition by artist, writer and curator Cedar Lewisohn explores interpretations of cultural narratives, and includes work drawn from exhibitions at RAMM. An unmissable new project, StreetLAB, will be bringing live art encounters with a musical twist to shopping centres and street corners around the city, and curious art lovers will be able to join Jerwood/FVU Award-winning artist Patrick Hough, and Berlin-based artist and punk musician Hans Kellet in a series of high profile artist talks.

At independent cinema Studio 74, film fans can look forward to a heady mix of world cinema, latest indie releases, eye-opening documentary and cult classics on the big screen, such as the new remaster of David Lynch’s Mullholland Drive. The new adaptation of Julian Barnes’ Man Booker Prize-winning novel The Sense of an Ending comes to the cinema in June, while My Life As A Courgette, the film which is tearing up the rulebook for children’s cinema, screens all through Whitsun half term.

Tickets are now on sale for all of the above and more, at exeterphoenix.org.uk

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