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Exeter Library unveils summer spectacular with live music and workshops

Published: 25 May 2023

Exeter Library unveils summer spectacular with live music and workshops Library Lates

As part of Art Week Exeter, Exeter Library is rolling out a summer evening spectacular of live music and creative workshops in the latest Library Lates.

The Library Lates after-hours parties have now become a regular fixture in Exeter Library’s calendar since they were relaunched after lockdown last July.

The latest event is set for Friday 16 June, between 7.30pm and 11pm.

Callum Elliott-Archer, Centre Manager at Exeter Library, said: “The hugely popular Library Lates are now set as a regular fixture three times a year in our calendar.

“While the sell-out event last November was a winter warmer for people to come together in our welcoming space, the flavour this time is very much of a summer party. Time to get together again, try something creative, enjoy the music and have a drink with friends.”

Musical highlights of the evening will include:

Haytor - combining high energy, eccentric performances with soaring melodic vocals, and lively arrangements, Haytor produces their own blend of charismatic indie rock. (9.30pm – 10.30pm)

Sounds Like Lily - blending jazz and neo-soul into reflective songs with catchy grooves and melodious instrumentation, Totnes-based vocalist Lily Mackay and guitarist Rowland O’Connor are here to bring a performance worth watching. (8pm - 9pm)

Silent Disco with Phonic FM DJs Experimental moving image and film programme screening during the Silent Disco, featuring fresh and freaky glitches and introspective pensive moments.

There will also be a number of workshops to take part in, including:

Letterpress Workshop with Double Elephant Print Workshop. Come and experiment with Double Elephant's vintage wooden type collection. Print an Art Week Exeter inspired Poster on a recycled old map and embellish it with your own text. (7.30pm - 10.30pm)

Love Cuts Poetry collage workshop (7.30pm - 8.45pm with reading at 9pm) Love Cuts is a chance to get creative by being just a bit destructive. It involves cutting up books, stirring up words and scraping together new poems.

Origami Workshop with Beatrice Corsetti (7.30pm - 9.30pm) Old road maps cut to size will be made available to create animals and creatures. The workshop is suitable for everyone and will allow you to train your creativity and learn the Japanese art of paper folding.

FabLab Digital Making Tutor Marcus Brown will be running three vinyl-cutting demonstrations. See how designs are created and cut using the FabLab equipment so they can be used for signs, window decor, car or van decor and even heat-pressing onto garments.

Bar Nova will also be operating throughout the evening with beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks and snacks.

Tickets are £8 or £6 for concessions (over 65, under 16, student, disabled), plus booking fee if booking through Eventbrite, and are available to over 16s only.

They can be bought at the library in Castle Street, by telephoning the library on 01392 407027 or through Eventbrite. Doors open at 7.30pm.

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