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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. Jenny Pery. Photo © Jim Wileman/Devon Open Studios Jenny Pery is an artist, printmaker and art…

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November 2021

Exploring the Indigo Trail (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 27 November 2021 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£2 – £3

An illustrated talk “Exploring the Indigo Trail: art, writing and journeys of all kinds” to be given by Jenny Balfour-Paul. Jenny is a writer and artist, who has travelled to fascinating places worldwide in…

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January 2022

AGM 2022 (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 22 January 2022 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

Section Annual General Meeting. Note that this meeting will be held online via Zoom, not as previously notified at the Boniface Centre.

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March 2022

Crime and composition (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 5 March 2022 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk “Crime and composition. The detective novels and life of ‘Edmund Crispin’ (Bruce Montgomery)” to be given by Robin Wootton. Bruce Montgomery was a particularly entertaining…

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May 2022

Nicholas Hilliard, and the Art of Painting Miniatures (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 21 May 2022 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£2 – £3

An afternoon dedicated to miniature painting, with talks by Roger Phillips and Carmela Arturi on Hilliard and other miniaturists, and by Roz Pierson on contemporary miniature techniques. Examples of modern and antique miniatures will…

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July 2022

Henry Williamson (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 2 July 2022 at 2:00 pm
University of Exeter Special Collections, The Old Library, Prince of Wales Road
Exeter, EX4 4SB

Angela Mandrioli and Dr Christine Faunch, the University’s Head of Heritage Collections, will talk to us about the author and show us around the Williamson archive. Note that the start time is now 2:00pm,…

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