We are open to Members every Saturday as usual from 10am – 4pm

 

Saturday 2nd November 

Junior Members’ Cinema Club

Upper Reading Room /   Open to Bookworms and their guests.

Visitors- first taster session free, then join us as a Junior Member for £1 per month.

11.30am Monsters v Aliens mutant pumpkins (30 minutes)

1.30pm  The Corpse Bride (80 minutes)

 

Saturday 9th November 

Exeter Literary Festival events

10.30am – 12.30  Bookworms with Paul Cherrill

Outer Library / Open to All

Lead by Devon based children’s book designer and illustrator, Paul Cherrill, this creative drop-in workshop will inspire any budding young artist. With stories, doodles and song, it’s perfect for ages 5-11 yrs. So come and join us for some fun-filled activities and the chance to let your imaginations run wild!

 

2pm  – 3pm  Talk:  Was Jane Austen’s Aunt a Shoplifter?  with David Pugsley

Outer Library / Open to All

“Was Jane Austen’s aunt a shoplifter? Taunton Assizes, March 1800.” This is one of the earliest cases about shoplifting in high society. Jane Austen’s wealthy aunt was accused of theft in Bath in August 1799 and tried at Taunton Assizes in March 1800. Was she guilty of theft, or were the shopkeepers guilty of perjury? This talk will present the evidence and ask the audience for their verdict. There will be some references to characters or events in Jane Austen’s novels.

 

Saturday 16th November 

Bookworms Junior Members’ Club

10-30 – 12 noon  Outer Library  / Open to Bookworms and their guests

Visitors- first taster session free, then join us as a Junior Member for £1 per month.

 

Saturday 23rd November

Saturday Snippet – Why Were the Victorians Weird?  with Beth Howell

2pm  / Outer Library / Members

 

Saturday 30th November

Deck the Halls

11 – 2pm  Outer Library / Members

As is tradition, we will be dressing the DEI tree and using greenery to create seasonal displays throughout the Institution.

Rounded off with mince pies and mulled wine.

 

Saturday 7th December

A Victorian Christmas

All day / Table top display in the Outer Library / Members

Explore highlights of the collection on a Christmas theme

Public guided tours 11-2pm

 

Saturday 14th December

The Big Draw Christmas Collage

11am  – 2pm  / Outer Library / Open to All

 

Saturday 21st December

Christmas Bookworms

10.30  -12 noon / Outer Library  / Open to Bookworms and their guests

Visitors  – first taster session free, then join us as a Junior Members for £1 per month

 

2 – 4pm  – Members’ Christmas gathering  / Outer Library

 

Keep in touch and let us know what you’d like to see on a Saturday emmadunn@devonandexeterinstitution.org