Relight My Fire Festival

Relight My Fire Festival comes alive!

ReLight My Fire Festival, which saw artists bring energy to the streets and venues of Exeter between 18th and 21st September, was a great success.

Thank you to everyone who took part or came along to one of the many events – all the pedallers who powered the bands at Exeter Quay, the photographers who made the exhibition at Wonford Community Centre, the intrepid adventurers who helped rebuild Exeter’s energy infrastructure from scratch at Generation Game, and indeed everyone who talked, sang, danced, debated, drank and doodled their way through this wonderful weekend.

We’ll be sharing some photos and video of the weekend very soon, so watch this space.


We are delighted to announce the full programme for ReLight My Fire, Exeter’s festival of energy and the arts, 18th-21st September.

With the uncertainty surrounding renewable energy in the UK now is the perfect moment to explore new ways of talking about energy issues, and to demonstrate that community led solutions can answer questions that our government may shy away from.

The festival is bringing artists to the streets and venues of Exeter with a programme including theatre, talks, debates, workshops, film, food, music, walks, and more.

To download the brochure click here, and to view the full programme and booking pages go to the festival website.

Here’s some of our highlights:

Pull The Plug
Saturday 12-4pm, Saddles and Paddles, Exeter Quay

Exclusive pedal powered performances of great local bands and new musical works exploring our relationship with energy, including a sneak peak of material from transition town musical Something Wonderful In My Back Yard, Billy Bottle and the Multiple and Dakar Audio Club. No need to book, just turn up and start peddlin.

Living Energy Photo Exhibition
Saturday 6pm, Wonford Community & Learning Centre

Meridian RAW have been working with the residents of Wonford to explore how their community produces and uses energy and will be exhibiting their work and sharing some food and drink at the community centre – one of the sites for Exeter’s first community owned solar power project, to be launched in the near future. Book here.

Generation Game
Sunday 1pm and 4pm, Exeter Library

Generation Game
ECOE have commissioned Burn the Curtain to devise this interactive theatre game in which participants build a new self-sufficient Exeter after it is washed out into the channel in a storm. Tickets are free but places are limited. For 1pm book here, for 4pm book here.