Return of The Arts Fairies

In case you haven’t noticed we’ve been having a little holiday. And from the holiday comes a bit of change. Big Arts Fairy has qualified as a Social Media Manager with Digital Mums. Middle Arts Fairy has been turning into a dog on a much more regular basis and Little Arts Fairy has given her dummies…

Rainy day ideas for kids

So this week we thought we’d compile a list of rainy day activities relating to The Arts, because let’s face it; the weather’s been dismal! Every school run has involved wellies for Middle Arts Fairy and tears for Little Arts Fairy (who strangely doesn’t want to get out of her comfortable car seat into a…

Valentine’s Day; Rock n’ Roll!

So! Have we got an exciting competition for you! When’s the last time you went out to celebrate Valentine’s Day? No, don’t groan, we’re not talking about an overcrowded restaurant, with wilted roses and soppy couples, we’re talking…. THE BEST GIN IN EXETER! & A VINTAGE VALENTINE’S BALL!! Yes!!! Your night will start with a…

What’s new at Arts Fairies HQ

Helloooo and happy new year to you all! It’s been a while since our last blog post and even more since the launch of our campaign at the start of October. Like any new venture, it’s taken a while to get flying but here we are! What’s new at Arts Fairies HQ? Wacky Wednesday  …

Lion Day: the book, the film, the craft

Today quite unplanned: we had a Lion day. It started with Middle Arts Fairy reading The Lion King comic strip book she’d borrowed from the library. As soon as she had finished, her next request was to watch the film. I couldn’t resist snuggling up to watch it too. I had loads of chores to…

How to read a book (after children)

Do you laugh when someone asks you what your hobbies are? This question was last posed to me in January; the recipient to my raucous laugh seemed surprised at my reaction. It was a good question to ask though because it made me realise the answer: I didn’t have any. I was becoming dull and…

The Winter Season: What’s On For Arts Fairies in Exeter

At the time of writing it’s a battle between autumnal sunshine and bites of frost outside, but soon, very soon, the winter months will be properly underway. Before you know it you’ll be craving mulled wine & mince pies (actually, we already are) and will start wondering what is on in Exeter? Well. The Arts Fairies…

Notes from Big Arts Fairy: Bjork on the school run

Welcome to this series of short notes from Big Arts Fairy as she tries to notice and incorporate the arts into her daily ‘mum life’ –  in any form from theatre date nights, to impromptu kitchen dancing, to a scrawled poem on a post-it, to taking 4 months to read a book (what an achievement!)…

What I used to think about theatre

Up until the age of 27, my only experience of the theatre had been pantomimes and the annual Girl Guide gang show. There, I said it. I, Big Arts Fairy, am not a theatre connoisseur, far from it. But guess what – now I love it! So who cares?! This is exactly what has driven…

Autumn Half Term: What’s On for Arts Fairies

Half term is fast approaching (how can that be, when summer has just happened?) but worry not, the Arts Fairies have been very busy for you all, sourcing all the amazing arts events and workshops that Exeter has on offer! (In simple terms, head to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum or Exeter Phoenix at some point…

A mission to embrace the everyday Arts

We believe there is an Art for everyone. · Do you think you’re brilliant or rubbish at drawing? · Are you theatre shy but keen to know what all those artsy people are making a fuss over? · Is your music taste totally down with the kids or left back in the Student’s Union of 2002? (oh, to…