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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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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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