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Library Lates with Art Work Exeter

Fri 16 Jun 2023


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Library Lates with Art Work Exeter

Exeter Library and Art Work Exeter join forces to create a specially programmed Library Lates which will be taking place during Art Week 2023


Haytor (9:30-10:30pm)

Combining high energy, eccentric performances with soaring melodic vocals and lively arrangements to produce their own blend of charismatic indie rock, Haytor is made up of vocalist Austin Robison and brother Cameron Robison on bass, along with guitarist Jonny Lewis and drummer Cal Verney. Based in Devon, Haytor pull together introspective cynical lyrics with dynamic driven indie rock, complete with jangly guitar and anthemic choruses.

Sounds Like Lily (8-9pm)

Blending jazz and neo-soul into reflective songs with catchy grooves and melodious instrumentation, Totnes based vocalist Lily Mackay and guitarist Rowland O’Connor, more commonly known as “Sounds Like Lily” are here to bring you a performance worth watching. With they’re debut EP ‘Glad I Met Ya’ out now on all streaming platforms, there’s a lot to expect from this budding duo and you’ll want to keep an eye out for them.

Silent Disco with Phonic FM DJs

We will be bringing back the silent disco for a Phonic FM takeover! See on you on the dancefloor!

Experimental moving image and film programme screening during the Silent Disco, featuring fresh and freaky glitches, introspective pensive moments and shuddering nonsense. Warning – flashing images and frenetic strobing effects.


Letterpress Workshop with Double Elephant Print Workshop (7:30-10:30)

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. A great introduction to this popular form of printmaking. – With George Barron.

Love Cuts Poetry collage workshop (7:30-8:45 with reading at 9pm)

Love Cuts is a chance for you to get creative by being just a bit destructive. We’ll be cutting up books*, stirring up words, and scraping together our very own poems, using a few simple prompts, some old books and a pritt stick. This is an open workshop led by spoken-word artist Chris White, that will be running continuously from 7.30 til 8.45 PM. Drop in to create some mixed-up metaphors. Have a stab at sticking together some silly, subversive words. Or simply let off some steam by taking a pair of scissors to your most loathed novel. Anyone can give it a go!

At around 9PM we’ll have a special performance from Edward Tripp (surreal stand-up poet and current Bard of Exeter), who’ll be performing some of the work created throughout the night, as well as some of his own hilarious poetry. Plus, a guest artist TBA.

*(Books and maps provided by Inky Fingers Workshop, rescued from waste streams)

Origami WorkshopThe workshop allows students to learn how to make simple origami and different types of folds and bases about geometry to use in different situations. Old road maps cut to size will be made available to create animals and creatures with an important purpose: Travel everywhere! The workshop is suitable for everyone and will allow you to train your creativity, learn the Japanese art of paper folding and create beautiful animals. This kind of technique helps to reduce stress, improve hand-eye coordination, boost creativity, enhance patience and persistence. Through origami you will enter a world of imagination and creativity without limits.


At the June Library Lates, Marcus Brown – our Digital Making Tutor – will be running three vinyl cutting demonstrations. See how vinyl designs are created and cut using their vinyl cutter. This can be used for signs, window decor, car or van decor and even heat-pressing onto garments. Do come and join a demo to see how vinyl graphics are created! No booking required on the night – simply turn up at one of the three times displayed outside the FabLab on the night.

Annoying Noises in Public Places with Al Fresco Skronk Squadron

Live durational improvised noise art installation. Contact microphones and a hydrophone capturing sounds of the outside world and familiar things, feeding back within the din of unreliable devices.

Bar Nova

The wonderful Bar Nova will be providing their bar service all evening, once again.



General admission: £8 + booking fee

Concessions (O65, U16, student, disabled): £6 + booking fee

Doors at 7:30pm.

16+ ONLY


*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >>

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