Pelican zone

Our journey

One year ago, we set out on a journey without really knowing where we would to end up. However, we knew with certainty that our core members creative energy would lead us toward improving Exeter’s Arts and Culture scene. In this experimental, risky and unchartered territory, we were proved right at every turn. Here we present a brief overview of our activities over the past 18 months that that have delivered us to a clear vision of how we want to develop our work and how we can raise the profile of our core members as valuable contributors to Arts and Culture across the city.

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Four of Swords Theatre Workshops

Four of Swords is an Exeter-based theatre, media and education company, with a reputation for creating vivid, magical and immersive storyscapes. We have worked with a range of educational partners such as AQA and Pearson examination boards, Cambridge University Press, Plymouth University and Exeter Phoenix.

We are extremely excited to announce a series of workshops working with the amazing Pelican Project, bringing together Pelican members with undergraduates from Exeter University’s Drama Department. The focus of the workshops will be creating fairy tale shadowplays. The uni students will take the lead in developing the puppets and the stories, whilst the Pelicans will create an eerie and spine-tingling soundtrack. They’ll also have the chance to play with the puppets and explore a bit of shadow work themselves. The project will culminate in a spectacular performance of the plays!

12th, 19th, 26th November, 3rd December

Our new promo film

Yoga Wednesdays

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Shadow puppets at RAMM





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Say Cheeeese!

Life is a camera. Just focus on what’s important. Capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don’t work out…just take another shot! I won’t apologise for the cheesy quote this week. Our three sessions with Brandon Barry are done and it’s left a fuzzy feeling behind. The ‘mini-project’ has been a

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Successfulness or fruitfulness?

“There is a great difference between successfulness and fruitfulness. Success comes from strength, control and respectability. A successful person has the energy to create something, to keep control over its development, and to make it available in large quantities. Success brings many rewards and often fame. Fruits, however, come from weakness and vulnerability. And fruits

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