We had our best Respect day yet on Saturday, and we start again at 11am today. Come and celebrate diversity - and please donate to keep this free festival going!
An incredible number of people attended day one of Exeter Respect, with more campaigns and communities squeezed into the parkl than ever before. So many bands, performers and community activists contributed for free or bottom-line expenses and our suppliers and sponsors have been amzing, but we still need those attending to put into our collection buckets...
Reggae legend DON LETTS to play Respect In The Park!
Don Letts, legendary DJ who played classic reggae tunes at the original seventies punk gigs with the likes of The Clash and the Sex Pistols, and who then went on to form Big Audio Dynamite, will be playing at Respect In The Park on Saturday at around 1.15pm on the Phonic FM stage - a real coupe not to be missed - Respect to Don!
Respect in the Park 2013: Sat & Sun, 1 & 2 June
We will be in Belmont Park again for our annual free event from 12noon to 7pm on Saturday 1 June and from 11am to 6 pm on Sunday 2 June.
Respect In The Park 2013 will feature old faves and new additions:
Community Stage, NEW Phonic FM Outdoor Stage, Music Café, Play Area, Dance Workshops, NEW Youth Music Workshops, Stories, Cabaret Tipi, Fire Service Demos, Campaigns, Communities, NEW Wellbeing Zone, Food, Licenced Bar - and our usual celebratory atmosphere second to none!
Putting this giant free event and keeping it free against a backdrop of recession and cuts has been a real challenge, and we need more volunteers so please contact us if you can help in any way...
Text Your Festival Feedback!
What do you think is the best thing about Exeter Respect? Devon Grapevine has set up a text wall to gather feedback from all our visitors and supporters - check it out here. To add your own message to the textwall, send a text to 07537 402 400. Start your text with the code gvota.
2013 Line Up for ALL Stages!
Check out this year's line up for all our great stages!
Pangaea on Board for Festival Filming
We are excited to announce the Pangaea TV Productions will be filming the festival this year.
Please note that if at any point you see someone filming you or your activity and you don't want to be filmed then just let the camera crew know!
UNISON Devon County Branch supports Exeter Respect!
Membership of UNISON is made up of individuals from all walks of life. UNISON is Britain’s biggest public sector union and we fight for all our members to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect. That’s why UNISON Devon County Branch is proud to lend its support to the Respect Festival, on 1-2 June in Belmont Park, Exeter.
World Storytelling Tent Programme Announced!
The programme for the World Storytelling Tent has arrived! Come, listen and enjoy as our storytellers each share something different from varying genres and corners of the globe. This year the tent is supported by The Deaf Academy and British Sign Language Interpreters will be present from 2-4 on both Saturday and Sunday.
Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education at Exeter Respect
We are thrilled to have the Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education supporting our World Storytelling Tent this year. Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education is a charity providing education and services to Deaf people across the South West. The team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and to put on some really exciting signing activities in conjunction with our storytellers.
Line Up Announcements!
Exciting announcements for the Phonic FM and Community Stages.
We will be tweeting line announcements as soon as they come rolling in so be sure to follow us on twitter! @ExeterRespect13
Bar Venezia Announce Dance Workshops.
Fancy a shimmy and a shake at Exeter Respect this year? Put your dancing skills to the test in our range of workshops hosted by Bar Venezia.
Exciting Update from the Cabaret Tipi.
Exciting things in store in The Cabaret Tipi hosted by Widsith and Deor Storytelling Theatre!
Devon Youth Service to Host New Activities
This year we are excited to have Devon Youth Service on board providing loads of activities for teenagers attending Exeter Respect. Expect beat-boxing, DJing, Silent Disco, a 'Mocktail bar' and their very own take on 'The Cube' plus many more!
Wren Music Workshops at Exeter Respect
Wren Music are set to host a range of workshops at this year's festival including Make a Band, Come and Sing! and Multicultural Singing Workshop. Come and have a go!
Gadjo to Play Saturday Aftershow!
Exeter Phoenix, Saturday 1 June, 8pm
Gadjo to play the Saturday night Respect Aftershow at Phonic FM benefit.
Seven musicians fuelled by their Gadjistani culture showcase a rich and festive culture with bewitching rhythms, theatrical melodies and a mish-mash of languages.
New Twitter for 2013!
Keep up to date with everything Exeter Respect by following us on our brand new twitter! @ExeterRespect13
This year's most popular fashion accessory is sure to be one of our Exeter Respect Volunteer t-shirts. Could you be part of our volunteer army?
Feedback from Exeter Respect 2012
The feedback received for Exeter Respect 2012 is on a par with that received in 2011, as shown by the glowing quotes below.
We once again handed out feedback forms which asked attendees to rank the event overall, choose their favourite aspect of the festival and make comments on Respect In The Park.