Arts Charity in Devon celebrates 20-year anniversary


Daisi, an arts education charity in Devon is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The organisation has worked with over 170,000 children and young people across the wider South West, including Torbay and Devon.

The organisation, whose aim is to enable young people and children enjoy high-quality creative arts experiences, will be hosting a reception next Tuesday at St Stephen’s Exeter High Street.

The church and Exeter Phoenix in Princesshay will serve as the venues for the launch of a series of digitally interactive projects and exhibitions.

Over 400 of the young people in Exeter from different schools and colleges will showcase their works at the event. Titled Re-boot, Uncovering Exeter’s Layers of History, the exhibit will include large shrines and a historic wooden street scene inspired by Roman times. There’s also a display created specifically for the window of Paris Street’s former ELK shop.

Another project titled The Rivers of the World, which is currently displayed at Exeter Phoenix, involves pupils from the Steiner Academy, the Atkinson School, Dawlish College, St. Luke’s College, St Peter’s School and Exeter Deaf Academy.

According to Liz Hill, Director of Daisi, the organisation creates and promotes cultural and artistic experiences to inspire and allow more young people to “access the transformative and inclusive power of the arts”.

The children and young people have the help of professional artists across all forms of arts, including environmental sculpture and animation, literature, visual arts, drama, dance, and music.


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