Arts and culture contribute considerably to the quality of life in Exmouth. From comedy classes, watercolour workshops and even guerrilla knitting, there is something for everyone.
The music scene in Exmouth is also a far cry from the usual tribute acts on offer in seaside towns with live music every night of the week, covering all genres. Exmouth Town Council’s Arts Manager is the lead contact in the Town Council for Arts organisations working, or wishing to work, in Exmouth.
One of the main events in the Exmouth calendar is Exmouth Festival – a vibrant and contemporary, free, community festival now in its 23rd year. Though primarily an Arts festival, a large emphasis is placed on supporting new and emerging artists from the world of music, art, culture and community projects, which brings in not only local audiences but holiday makers too. Based at the Imperial Recreation ground over the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend, Exmouth Festival supports local musicians as well as offering audiences music from further afield. In recent years the festival has played host to BBC award winning artists, BBC introducing acts and established household names such as Bad Manners, Toyah and Carol Decker.
Building on 20+ years of success, the line-up for 2020 is looking the best yet, with more big name acts and opportunities for the up and coming stars of tomorrow. As well as the main festival, the festival fringe provides music, comedy and poetry in the Town’s pubs, cafes and other venues around the town. We look forward to seeing you there!