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LOOK FORWARD TO AUTUMN AT EXETER LIBRARY

An exciting programme of music, theatre and literary events

An exciting autumn lies ahead at Exeter Library with a full programme of in-person events.

From poetry workshops to an acclaimed author visit, and a classical chamber quartet performance, the library will be buzzing with exciting activities for all tastes.

Some of the events are completely free of charge.

Caleb Chester, Senior Supervisor at Exeter Library said: “The staff at Exeter Library are so excited to be staging this wonderful variety of events for the Exeter community. After a strange two years, it’s a pleasure to be welcoming old and new customers back into the library to celebrate our space in a different way. With live music, theatre and our Library Lates event, we are challenging preconceptions about what a library can be and we look forward to welcoming you into our space after hours.”

“Our July Library Lates session sold out and we’re anticipating many of these events will do too, so do book early!”

Saturday 17th September, 3 – 4pm

FREE – book via Eventbrite, in person at the library, or over the phone on 01392 407 027.

Global number 1 bestseller Lesley Pearse talks about her latest book Deception and answers questions. It’s her 30th novel and one of her books sells every four minutes in the UK. Deception follows the story of Alice Kent, who meets a stranger claiming to be her real father at her mother’s funeral.

‘Storytelling at its very best.’ Daily Mail

Full of love, passion and heartbreak.’ Best

Saturday 8th October, 2 – 3pm followed by an open mic event at 7.30 – 10pm

FREE – book via Eventbrite for the workshop here and the open mic here, in person at the library, or over the phone on 01392 407 027.

Punk poet T.S. Idiot will be offering a daytime workshop entitled Joy Against The Machine: Writing From a Place of Queer Joy. Participants from all backgrounds will be invited to explore what queerness, protest and joy can mean to us in our writing today. There will also be an open mic event in the evening for those taking part in the workshop. T.S. Idiot is a punk poet, performer and community activist. They have produced work and performed for BBC Arts, Tate St Ives and UNESCO.

This event is advised for ages 16+, due to adult content and language.

Friday 14th October, 8 – 10.30pm

Tickets are £8, and £5 for concessions. Book via Eventbrite, in person at the library, or over the phone on 01392 407 027.

Spindle Ensemble are one the UK’s leading contemporary chamber quartets. Their critically acclaimed second album Inkling from 2021 was listed by The Guardian as one of the top ten contemporary albums of the year. Since their formation in 2016 they have garnered much praise for their innovative take on contemporary classical music, rooted in spontaneity and improvisation performed with deft musicianship and unique instrumental pairing all resulting in truly captivating sonic soundscapes.

‘Beautiful sounds, definitely a band to watch.’ Fiona Talkington on BBC Radio 3, Late Junction

‘Such a rich live feel.’ Gideon Coe on BBC Radio 6

Tuesday 25th October, 7 – 8pm 

Tickets are £10, and £8 for concessions. Tickets are £8, and £5 for concessions. Book via Eventbrite, in person at the library, or over the phone on 01392 407 027.

Scratchworks Theatre Company’s performance of The Grimm Sisters is a raucous show for all the family (suitable for ages 6+). The group is a female-led ensemble who create highly visual, playful theatre from scratch. Since 2013, they’ve been creating original stories blending physical comedy, puppetry and live music. They weave the story of the sisters of the famous Brothers Grimm with live music, singing and comedy… and a magical frog called Jeremy.

Friday 18th November, 8 – 10.30pm

Tickets are £8, and £6 for concessions. Book via Eventbrite, in person at the library, or over the phone on 01392 407 027.After a sell-out date in July, Library Lates returns this winter/for its winter instalment and promises to be just popular.

Music, art, performance and games will be once more woven throughout the building for a magical evening. This event is suitable for ages 16+.

Libraries Unlimited is a registered charity (1170092) responsible for running libraries in Devon and Torbay. 

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]