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September 2019

An afternoon of poetry and music (Lit & Art and Music Sections)

Sat. 21 September 2019 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£2 – £3

CHEMISTRY, GOOD AND BAD Our Literature & Art and Music Sections jointly present an afternoon of poetry and music from 'Notewordy' otherwise James Turner, poet, and Ric White, flute, saxophone, keyboard and electronics. Exeter-based…

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November 2019

Book binding (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 9 November 2019 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£2 – £3

Rebecca Newman will give a talk and demonstration of book binding, restoration and conservation for the DA's Literature and Art Section. Rebecca is one of the foremost book restorers and conservators in the South…

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January 2020

AGM 2020 (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 25 January 2020 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

The Section's Annual General Meeting followed by informal discussion of members’ favourite travel books.

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March 2020

Cancelled: Snakes and Ladders (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 21 March 2020 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

All DA events up to 30 June have now been cancelled. See our dedicated page for the latest information. Snakes and Ladders. The Interlinked Lives of Two Victorian Artists. An illustrated talk by Jenny…

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May 2020

Cancelled: Nicholas Hilliard and the art of painting miniatures (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 16 May 2020 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

All DA events up to 30 June have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. See our dedicated page for the latest information. An afternoon dedicated to miniature painting, with talks by Roger Phillips…

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June 2020

Cancelled: Henry Williamson (Lit & Art Section)

Wed. 24 June 2020 at 2:30 pm
University of Exeter Special Collections, The Old Library, Prince of Wales Road
Exeter, EX4 4SB

All DA events up to 30 June have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. See our dedicated page for the latest information. Dr Christine Faunch, the University’s Head of Heritage Collections, will talk…

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November 2020

Robert Graves – the Devon Years (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 28 November 2020 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing Robin Wootton will give the first Zoom talk of the Literature and Art section. Robert Graves was one of the most distinguished and most versatile literary figures…

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February 2021

AGM 2021 (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 20 February 2021 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing The Annual General Meeting of the Literature and Art Section. All members are warmly invited to attend. We are in need of new committee members. If you…

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March 2021

The Golden age of children’s book illustration (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 20 March 2021 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing   Emma Laws, Director of Collections and Research at the Devon and Exeter Institution and late of the Victoria and Albert Museum will talk on “The Golden…

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April 2021

An interview with Dr Ian Mortimer (Lit & Art Section)

Thu. 29 April 2021 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing “History and writing history: an interview”. With Dr Ian Mortimer, historian, poet and author of many books including the ‘Time Travellers’ series. Click on the image to…

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May 2021

Prehistoric Britain, and the Visual Arts (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 29 May 2021 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing  An illustrated talk to be given by the leading art historian Professor Sam Smiles, of Plymouth and now Exeter Universities. Important notes If you would like to…

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October 2021

Snakes and Ladders (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 23 October 2021 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£2 – £3

A talk: “Snakes and Ladders; the interlinked lives of two Victorian artists” to be given by Jenny Pery. All are welcome. DA members £2, non-members £3.

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