Islamic Reformulations Futurecube at the Cathedral

Islamic Reformulations Futurecube at the Cathedral

International street artist Mohammed Ali aka Aerosol Arabic displayed his unique FutureCube outside Exeter Cathedral during August and September 2013. The FutureCube was initially exhibited at Exeter University, part of the Islamic Reformulations project which runs...
Purpose-built Mosque Opens

Purpose-built Mosque Opens

There has been a mosque in Exeter since 1976, on York Road. The first mosque was in a Victorian house at no 15. The purpose-built mosque was opened in October 2011. Read more about the history of Exeter’s mosque and the Muslim community in this paper by our...
Local Black History, a beginning…

Local Black History, a beginning…

‘Local Black History, a beginning in Devon’ researched by Historian Lucy MacKeith was published by the Archive and Museum of Black Heritage in 2003,  the booklet is now out of print but is available to read online. There is an accompanying trail to this...
Exeter’s first Respect festival

Exeter’s first Respect festival

Exeter’s annual Respect festival started in 1997, with the slogan ‘All different, all equal’. Originally held at the Phoenix arts centre, since 2007 it has been at Belmont Park, where it has become an essential part of the Exeter calendar. See some...
Acclaimed novelist Jean Rhys dies in Exeter

Acclaimed novelist Jean Rhys dies in Exeter

Famous twentieth century novelist Jean Rhys was born Ella Gwendoline Rees Williams in Rouseau, Dominica 1894, the daughter of a Welsh doctor and a White Creole mother, whose family had been plantation owners on the island for generations. Rhys lived in the Devon...