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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, 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, 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, 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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September 2022

A visit to the Art Barn (Lit & Art Section)

Wed. 21 September 2022 at 2:30 pm

A visit to the Art Barn, the new prize-winning gallery of the sculptor Peter Randall-Page RA near Crockernwell, EX6 6NL. We hope Peter will be available to show us round. Numbers may be limited,…

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October 2022

Illustrating Sherlock Holmes (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 22 October 2022 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£2 – £3

An illustrated talk by Ron Tiner, an experienced artist with a deep interest in the history of book illustration. For several years he has been preparing a unique, meticulously researched book exploring Sherlock Holmes,…

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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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