We are open as usual, Tuesdays-Fridays 10am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm. Public tours on Wednesdays 1pm-4pm.
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Lifelong learning and community programme

Join in with our programme of events and workshops for all ages in October, November and December 2022

For bookable events, please click here: webcollect.org.uk/dei , which will take you to our bookings page. 

If you are having difficulty, please contact the office by email [email protected] or phone 01392 274727

October Day Event Times Additional Info
Exhibition – until 29th October Ingrid Pollard: Artist, research partner and Turner Prize nominee, has created two new pieces of work for the DEI in response to the histories of Devon and the South West. The new works are displayed alongside a curated selection of books from our collections.
1st Saturday Wild Ink family workshop, stay and play 11am – 12.30pm Children 8-12 / 8 places / booking essential
6th Thursday Green Shoots Gardening Group 10.30am – 2pm Open to new members / drop in
8th Saturday Skull Drawing observational workshop 10.30am – 12noon 10 places / booking essential
11th Tuesday Book Group: On Beauty by Zadie Smith 2.30pm – 4pm Open to new members / drop in
13th Thursday Light on the Green Autumn Fundraiser 6pm – 9pm Tickets £10 / booking essential
15th Saturday Bookworms Junior Members’ Club do Halloween! 10.30am – 12 noon Children 5+ / 12 places / booking essential
18th Tuesday Get the most from the DEI catalogue 3pm – 4pm One-to-one session / booking essential
19th Wednesday Cinema Club: Lilies of the Field (1963) Doors 6pm / Film 6.30pm Open to new members
20th Thursday Green Shoots Gardening Group 10.30am – 2pm Open to new members / drop in
20th Thursday Annual General Meeting (Guildhall, Exeter) 2pm – 3.30pm Booking essential
22nd Saturday Nature Journaling (Autumn) 10.30am – 12 noon 8 places / booking essential
27th Thursday West Quarter Research Group 2.30pm – 4pm Open to new members
29th Saturday Second-hand book and historical map sale 11am – 3pm Drop in
November Day Event Times Additional Info
Table top book display: Peruse our Bookplates: artistry and ownership, and discover more about our special collections in the surroundings of our beautiful outer library.
1st Tuesday Librarian’s Tour 3pm – 3.45pm 10 places / booking essential
3rd Thursday Green Shoots Gardening Group 10.30am – 2pm Open to new members / drop in
5th Saturday Firework Pictures family workshop, stay and play 10.30am – 12 noon Children 5+ / 10 places / booking essential
8th Tuesday Book Group: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers 2.30pm-4pm Open to new members / drop in
12th Saturday Click into Place: Mapping our Exeter display and activities 10am – 12:30pm In collaboration with the University of Exeter Drop in
15th Tuesday Get the most from the DEI catalogue 3pm – 4pm One-to-one session / booking essential
16th Wednesday Cinema Club: Went the Day Well? (1942) Doors 6pm / Film 6.30pm Open to new members
17th Thursday Green Shoots Gardening Group 10.30am – 2pm Open to new members / drop in
19th Saturday Bookworms Junior Members’ Club Make a Gift box 10.30am – 12 noon Children 5+ / 12 places / booking essential
24th Thursday West Quarter Research Group 2.30pm – 4pm Open to new members
24th  

Thursday

 

Evening Lecture – ‘A Sense of Place’ lecture series
Paul Auchterlonie and Professor Ian Netton
“Devon, the DEI and the World of Islam”
Doors 6pm / Lecture 6.30pm  / Supper 7.30pm Tickets £25 / Booking essential
26th Saturday Botanical Printing family workshop, stay and play 10.30am – 12pm Children 8-12 / 8 places / booking essential
30th Wednesday Poetry for Winter Nights 6pm – 7.30pm 30 places / booking essential
December Day Event Times Additional Info
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Join us from the 7th December onwards, when the Institution takes on a special atmosphere all decked out with traditional and natural Christmas decorations. Christmas cards will be available to purchase, and gift memberships make the perfect present!
From Thursday 1st Tales and tomes of a Victorian Christmas Drop in during opening hours Table top book display from our collections
1st Thursday Green Shoots Gardening Group 10.30am – 2pm Open to new members / drop in
3rd Saturday Gift-wrapping and memory-box making family workshop, stay and play 10:30am – 12noon Children 8+ / 10 places / booking essential
6th Tuesday Deck the Halls – help us dress the Institution for Christmas 2pm – 4pm Members’ drop in
10th Saturday Natural Christmas decorations family workshop, stay and play 10.30am – 12 noon All ages welcome / 8 places / booking essential
13th Tuesday Book Group: Suspicion by Friedrich Dürrenmatt 2.30-4pm Open to new members / drop in
14th Wednesday Cinema Club: O. Henry’s Full House (1952) Doors 2pm / Film 2.30pm Christmas matinee. Open to new members
15th Thursday Green Shoots Gardening Group 10.30am – 2pm Open to new members / drop in
15th Thursday Members’ Christmas Party 6pm – 9pm Booking essential
17th Saturday Bookworms Junior Members’ Club do Christmas! 10.30am – 12 noon Children 5+ / 12 places / booking essential
20th Tuesday Get the most from the DEI catalogue 3pm – 4pm One-to-one session / booking essential
Closing Wednesday 21 December at 5pm – Opening Thursday 5 January at 10am

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