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January 2023

AGM 2023 (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 28 January 2023 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

The Annual General Meeting of the Literature and Art Section. All members are warmly invited to attend.

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March 2023

Scilly Syrens (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 18 March 2023 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£3 – £5

Full title “The Isles of Scilly beckoned like syrens from their dangerous shores”: Reappraising the South-Western travel writings of George Eliot and George Henry Lewes. A talk by Beth Howell, Collections and Research Assistant/Activity…

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April 2023

A tour of the Devon and Exeter Institution (Lit & Art Section)

Fri. 28 April 2023 at 2:30 pm
Devon & Exeter Institution, 7 Cathedral Close
Exeter, Devon EX1 1EZ

The Devon and Exeter Institution was founded in 1813 as the county museum and library for Devon. The museum contents went to the RAMM long ago, and the Institution is now a vibrant subscription…

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July 2023

A visit to The Box, Plymouth (Lit & Art Section)

Wed. 5 July 2023 at 2:00 pm
The Box Plymouth, Devon

A visit to The Box, Plymouth’s award-winning new museum, art gallery and archive, for a tour of the Joshua Reynolds exhibition led by Dr Donato Esposito, an authority on the artist. Numbers will be…

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August 2023

Aylwyn Bowen – ‘Making his mark in Exeter’ (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 26 August 2023 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£3 – £5

  An illustrated talk by Aylwyn Bowen, whose posters of Exeter’s buildings are familiar to everyone who lives in or visits the city. His work includes many other kinds of public art and his…

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October 2023

Beatrix Potter and the Tale of the Westcountry (Lit & Art Section)

Wed. 11 October 2023 at 7:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)

A talk by Emma Laws, Exeter Cathedral Librarian. To be given online via Zoom. Before her marriage in 1913, Beatrix Potter accompanied her family on extended holidays to the countryside and coast. Visits to…

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November 2023

The photographic art thief (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 4 November 2023 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£3 – £5

An illustrated talk by Anna Grayson. Anna, a member of the Section, is well-known for her lively pastiche photographs of famous paintings. She has exhibited several times at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and…

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December 2023

Pantomime – it’s never what it used to be (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 2 December 2023 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£3 – £5

A talk by Professor Kate Newey, Professor of Theatre History at the University of Exeter. Kate will look at some of the conventions of English pantomime, and track their invention as instant traditions. All…

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January 2024

AGM 2024 (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 27 January 2024 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

The Annual General Meeting of the Literature and Art Section. By tradition the Section's AGMs have been followed by informal brief presentations by members, and general conversation on a recommended theme. This year we invite…

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March 2024

Not only Lorna. What else did R. D. Blackmore write? (Lit & Art Section)

Wed. 13 March 2024 at 7:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)

A talk by Robin Wootton. To be given online via Zoom. Richard Doddridge Blackmore (1825–1900) is today known almost exclusively for Lorna Doone, but he wrote at least twelve other novels, some of equal…

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April 2024

A visit to the Double Elephant Print Workshop (Lit & Art Section)

Mon. 15 April 2024 at 2:00 pm
Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy St.
Exeter, Devon EX4 3LS
£3 – £5

Double Elephant is an open access print workshop, offering facilities, guidance, courses and projects in a wide range of printing techniques and skills. Through their outreach programme they work with c. 3,000 children, young…

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June 2024

A visit to the Agatha Christie archive (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 22 June 2024 at 2:30 pm
The Old Library, Prince of Wales Road
Exeter, Devon EX4 4SB
£3 – £5

A visit to the Agatha Christie archive at Exeter University’s Special Collections. Exeter University has a extensive collection of Agatha Christie material, particularly of her correspondence. A selection will be on display, and a…

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