Running from September 15-22, Exeter's newest festival, Unexpected, is produced by Exeter City Council and supported by Exeter Cultural Partnership.
The programme is aimed at audiences both young and old, families as well as those interested in specialist artforms, with free and affordable events from large-scale outdoor work, "pop-up happenings" and small site-specific work.
UNTIL SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22.
Pop-up Programme: Throughout the week a range of art, music, performance, digital media and film programmes in unusual locations.
Busking It!: Various City Centre locations, from 12.30pm to 1.30pm, second year diploma Music students from Exeter College take to the streets, playing music while you work!
Surprise!: Guildhall Shopping Centre, Exeter Scrapstore Belmont Park at 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 upside-down, a rose without a scent, a trans-located empty space and more.
Nuts and Volts present The Public Transport Appreciation Society, various buses, bus stops. Popping up on a bus near you! Expect trivia, games and assistance as they help you to enjoy your travel across Exeter's bus network.
Theo Simpson Lesser Known Architecture, open all hours and free. Pick up a guide and explore this visually arresting photographic exhibition detailing Exeter's architectural intricacies.
Blind Ditch present this city's centre. 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.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20:
Tangled Feet present Inflation, Princesshay Square 11.45am and 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!
The Tour of Britain 2013, Devon Stage Sprint on Exeter High Street, from 12.30pm. See 96 world class riders sprint through Exeter High Street when Britain's premier cycle race returns to Devon to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
Reckless Sleepers Present The Last Supper, Exeter Guildhall, 7.30pm. Also September 22. 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.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21:
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. ww.theblackeagles.com
New Toy Present Wet Sounds
Pyramids Swimming & Leisure Centre, 8pm and 9.15pm (doors 7.45pm & 9pm). 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
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:
Circus Sunday!, 12noon – 6pm, Free.
Lots of events including Bicycle Ballet in Princesshay Square, a special Unexpected preview of Once Upon a Time in a Western from Exeter's own Le Navet Bête, acrobatics from Joli Vyann's popular show 'Don't Drink and Dance', Black Eagles acrobatics and flying trapeze workshops from Above and Beyond in Southernhay.
At Rougemont Gardens there will be 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.
Festival Finale, Cathedral Green, 5pm. Extraordinary Bodies present the world premiere of Weighting. Performers will fly, dance and sing on Exeter's Cathedral Green in a bold, radical and joyous performance that features choirs from across Exeter.
More details on: www.unexpectedexeter.co.uk
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