• Finlay Carroll

Who are we working with?

Updated: Jan 10

We are fortunate to have developed some truly fantastic partnerships in our work on Lavender. Introducing our friends and partner venues:

Exeter Phoenix is a vibrant, world-class multi-artform venue in the heart of the city centre. They nurture a thriving arts scene through Creative Hub, supporting artists at every stage of their career and practice. They thrive on developing new talent by giving artists the tools to experiment, take risks and realise their best ideas.

Theatre Royal Plymouth is the lead producing house in the South West. They deliver nationally and internationally recognised new work from theatre voices in the UK and the world. TRP actively supports and collaborates with Plymouth and South West artists; offering opportunities for established and emerging theatre makers from across the region.

Exeter Library is open seven days a week and receives an average of 1,500 visits a day. The library has over 1km of shelves containing over 60,000 books, CDs and DVDs which can be issued at any of the self-service points. In addition, the library has a reserve stack of approximately 150,000 items, available on request.

VAULT Festival is the UK’s leading independent showcase of live performance and artistic talent; featuring thousands of sensational performances across Theatre, Comedy, & Live Entertainment, made by the most exciting and boldest artists of our time. Set in bespoke venues in the heart of Waterloo, the festival bursts to life for 8 glorious weeks of joyous creativity; adding vibrance to the dreary deep winter months.

Jana Funke is a Professor of English & Sexuality Studies at the University of Exeter. She is co-chair of the LGBTQ+ Staff Network Coordinator Team and works with non-academic partners and LGBTQ+ communities to create and share queer heritage. She has collaborated with the BFI, National Trust, Wellcome Collections and national partners. She is currently directing the Out and About: Queering the Museum project with the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM). She is also a Trustee of the Intercom Trust, the largest charity for LGBTQ+ people in the South West, and has worked closely with Exeter Pride.

If you would like to find out more about our project and ways in which you can get involved or partner with us on future work, please email us on

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