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September 2017

Sabine Baring-Gould at Lew Trenchard (Lit & Art Section)

Tue. 19 September 2017 at 10:30 am

Visit to sites associated with Sabine Baring-Gould at Lew Trenchard, led by Ronald Wawman. Meet at Lew Trenchard Manor, now a hotel, for coffee at 10.30 for a tour at 11.00. Lunch will be…

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November 2017

Baring Gould: Man of Faith, Man of Letters (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 4 November 2017 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

A talk by the Rev Prebendary Norman Wallwork who is an authority on Baring Gould’s writings, particularly his hymns, though the principal emphasis here will be on his novels.

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February 2018

AGM 2018 (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 3 February 2018 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

The Annual General Meeting, and a display and discussion of members’ favourite children’s books. This year we are asking members to bring and, if they choose, to discuss a few of the books they…

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March 2018

Simon Drew: Enjoying words, enjoying art (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 24 March 2018 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

Simon Drew, an Exeter University graduate living and working in Dartmouth, is known nationwide for his unique and instantly recognisable prints, greeting cards, tea towels, mugs, T-shirts, calendars and books, combining skilful draughtsmanship with…

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June 2018

Writing history and historical fiction – how do you tell the truth about the past? (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 16 June 2018 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

Dr Ian Mortimer, who lives on Dartmoor, is a distinguished mediaeval historian and widely-acclaimed author of biographies, novels and poetry. He is perhaps best-known for his very successful Time Traveller’s Guides to history, which…

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July 2018

Modern sculpture on Exeter University campus (Lit & Art Section)

Wed. 25 July 2018 at 2:30 pm

Naome Glanville, Exeter University’s Arts and Culture Coordinator, will lead a tour of the fine collection of modern sculpture on the University campus. Numbers will be limited to 25, so advance booking is essential:…

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September 2018

Poems on Paving Stones. The Exeter Cathedral Yard inscriptions (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 22 September 2018 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£2 – £3

In 2011, as part of a plan to enhance the landscape setting of Exeter Cathedral, paving stones carved with inscriptions were set in the entrances to the Cathedral Green. In their talk, Sally Hollings…

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November 2018

Wayne Victor Meeten – goldsmith/silversmith (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 3 November 2018 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

Handmade Jewellery, Gold and Silver become a story that is treasured forever. Wayne Victor Meeten, who lives near Crediton, is one of the finest goldsmiths and silversmiths in the country, one of a handful…

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March 2019

Charles Kingsley: his writings and his times (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 23 March 2019 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£2 – £3

An illustrated talk by Robin Wootton. Charles Kingsley, the DA's tenth President, was a polymathic, independent-­minded cleric, a polemicist, a pioneering socialist, and an indefatigable writer. Robin Wootton will explore his life, and discuss…

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May 2019

Dartmoor – a wild and wondrous region (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 11 May 2019 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£2 – £3

An illustrated talk by Peter F. Mason, a local historian with a passion for art, who writes for the Dartmoor Magazine and is Chairman of the Lustleigh Society. He researched and co-­curated the exhibition,…

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June 2019

Siddy Langley studio (Lit & Art Section)

Wed. 26 June 2019 at 2:30 pm

A visit to the studio and workshop of Siddy Langley, one of England's finest glass-blowers. Longmeadows Studio, Weaver Lane, Plymtree, EX15 2JW. Beside showing us many examples of her work, most of which are…

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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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