The Travelling Text Kiosk is a mobile shop making its way around Exeter from Saturday 16th to Saturday 23rd February, selling locally made artsy produce. You can find artwork, limited edition prints, bags, mugs, posters, badges and textile trinkets. Prices start from just 50p! It launches at Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum 5.30-7.30pm, Saturday 16th February.
The stock for sale at the kiosk has been produced by young people with the help of artists, designers and writers in response to exhibitions at Spacex for Exetreme Imagination 2013, a festival of writing for and by young people.
Stand Up, Speak Out! (also known as Devon’s Children in Care Council) have created slogans for bags, mugs, posters and badges. Textiles students from Exeter College have worked with London based maker Jessie Chorley to produce hand stitched textile pieces incorporating text drawn from their own memories of childhood. Young people from The Atkinson Unit have produced a newspaper featuring an illustrated alphabet.
The Travelling Text Kiosk will be open 12-5pm and will be travelling to:
Monday 18 February, University of Exeter Forum
Tuesday 19 February, Exeter Central Temporary Library
Wednesday 20 February, Exeter Phoenix
Thursday 21 & Friday 22 February, CCANW, Haldon Forest
Saturday 23 February, Spacex
On Saturday 23 February, when The Travelling Text Kiosk returns to Spacex, a surprise text based activity will run from 12–5pm, just drop in! So don’t miss out, track down the kiosk before everything goes!
The scheme is in association with Exetreme Imagination and is Spacex’s (an amazing art gallery down by the Quay) way of participating in the event. To find out more about upcoming Spacex events including free exhibitions and workshops, like their facebook page here or visit their website here.
If you’d like a full description of everything going on at the Exetreme Imagination Festival, check out their online version of the brochure here!