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Unlocking the Cage augmented reality experience, South Molton Library (23rd Feb - 9th March)
<br> <img src='https://librariesunlimitedsw-my.sharepoint.com/personal/olivia_desborough_librariesunlimited_org_uk/Documents/Desktop/Installation%20Unlocking%20the%20Cage%20sml.jpg?Web=1' alt=> <br> Come to South Molton Library (23rd Feb - 9th March) and experience an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in 'the cage' - a place beneath the floor of Exeter library where its special collection is housed. Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey through the lives and works of four of these women. <br> <br> Unlocking the Cage has been researched, written and narrated by award-winning author Kim Sherwood. Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2019, she is known for her debut novel Testament and is the first woman to have written a James Bond novel with the first book in her trilogy due for publication in September 2022. <br> <br> Unlocking the Cage can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to experience in full. <br> <br> No need to book - accessible during the library's opening hours. <br>
Date: 23 February 2023
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description:

Come to South Molton Library (23rd Feb - 9th March) and experience an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in 'the cage' - a place beneath the floor of Exeter library where its special collection is housed. Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey through the lives and works of four of these women.

Unlocking the Cage has been researched, written and narrated by award-winning author Kim Sherwood. Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2019, she is known for her debut novel Testament and is the first woman to have written a James Bond novel with the first book in her trilogy due for publication in September 2022.

Unlocking the Cage can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to experience in full.

No need to book - accessible during the library's opening hours.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: art installation
Unlocking the Cage augmented reality experience, Teignmouth Library (1st-15th Feb)
<br> <img src='https://librariesunlimitedsw-my.sharepoint.com/personal/olivia_desborough_librariesunlimited_org_uk/Documents/Desktop/Installation%20Unlocking%20the%20Cage%20sml.jpg?Web=1' alt=> <br> Come to Teignmouth Library (1st-15th Feb) and experience an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in 'the cage' - a place beneath the floor of Exeter library where its special collection is housed. Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey through the lives and works of four of these women. <br> <br> Unlocking the Cage has been researched, written and narrated by award-winning author Kim Sherwood. Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2019, she is known for her debut novel Testament and is the first woman to have written a James Bond novel with the first book in her trilogy due for publication in September 2022. <br> <br> Unlocking the Cage can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to experience in full. <br> <br> No need to book - accessible during the library's opening hours. <br>
Date: 01 February 2023
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description:

Come to Teignmouth Library (1st-15th Feb) and experience an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in 'the cage' - a place beneath the floor of Exeter library where its special collection is housed. Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey through the lives and works of four of these women.

Unlocking the Cage has been researched, written and narrated by award-winning author Kim Sherwood. Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2019, she is known for her debut novel Testament and is the first woman to have written a James Bond novel with the first book in her trilogy due for publication in September 2022.

Unlocking the Cage can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to experience in full.

No need to book - accessible during the library's opening hours.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: art installation
Unlocking the Cage augmented reality experience, Sidmouth Library (12th-26th Jan)
<br> <img src='https://librariesunlimitedsw-my.sharepoint.com/personal/olivia_desborough_librariesunlimited_org_uk/Documents/Desktop/Installation%20Unlocking%20the%20Cage%20sml.jpg?Web=1' alt=> <br> Come to Sidmouth Library (12th-26th Jan 2023) and experience an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in 'the cage' - a place beneath the floor of Exeter library where its special collection is housed. Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey through the lives and works of four of these women. <br> <br> Unlocking the Cage has been researched, written and narrated by award-winning author Kim Sherwood. Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2019, she is known for her debut novel Testament and is the first woman to have written a James Bond novel with the first book in her trilogy due for publication in September 2022. <br> <br> Unlocking the Cage can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to experience in full. <br> <br> No need to book - accessible during the library's opening hours. <br>
Date: 12 January 2023
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description:

Come to Sidmouth Library (12th-26th Jan 2023) and experience an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in 'the cage' - a place beneath the floor of Exeter library where its special collection is housed. Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey through the lives and works of four of these women.

Unlocking the Cage has been researched, written and narrated by award-winning author Kim Sherwood. Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2019, she is known for her debut novel Testament and is the first woman to have written a James Bond novel with the first book in her trilogy due for publication in September 2022.

Unlocking the Cage can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to experience in full.

No need to book - accessible during the library's opening hours.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: art installation
Unlocking the Cage augmented reality experience, Tiverton Library (5th Nov-3rd Dec)
<br> <img src='https://librariesunlimitedsw-my.sharepoint.com/personal/olivia_desborough_librariesunlimited_org_uk/Documents/Desktop/Installation%20Unlocking%20the%20Cage%20sml.jpg?Web=1' alt=> <br> Come to Tiverton Library (5th Nov-3rd Dec) and experience an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in 'the cage' - a place beneath the floor of Exeter library where its special collection is housed. Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey through the lives and works of four of these women. <br> <br> Unlocking the Cage has been researched, written and narrated by award-winning author Kim Sherwood. Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2019, she is known for her debut novel Testament and is the first woman to have written a James Bond novel with the first book in her trilogy due for publication in September 2022. <br> <br> Unlocking the Cage can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to experience in full. <br> <br> No need to book - accessible during the library's opening hours. <br>
Date: 05 November 2022
Time: 9:00 - 18:00
Description:

Come to Tiverton Library (5th Nov-3rd Dec) and experience an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in 'the cage' - a place beneath the floor of Exeter library where its special collection is housed. Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey through the lives and works of four of these women.

Unlocking the Cage has been researched, written and narrated by award-winning author Kim Sherwood. Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2019, she is known for her debut novel Testament and is the first woman to have written a James Bond novel with the first book in her trilogy due for publication in September 2022.

Unlocking the Cage can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to experience in full.

No need to book - accessible during the library's opening hours.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: art installation
Lego Club at Exmouth Library
Do you love Lego? Yes?! Then you need to join Lego Club! Every Saturday at Exmouth Library we host a morning of Lego fun! Take part in one of our challenges or get creative with those bricks! It's completely free with no need to book and all ages are welcome.
Date: 29 October 2022
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Do you love Lego? Yes?! Then you need to join Lego Club! Every Saturday at Exmouth Library we host a morning of Lego fun! Take part in one of our challenges or get creative with those bricks! It's completely free with no need to book and all ages are welcome.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
Bounce and Rhyme at Exmouth Library (Babies)
Come and join us for our Bounce & Rhyme session to sing your favourite nursery rhymes. Free event. No need to book. Location: Exmouth Library, 40 Exeter Road, EX8 1PS.
Date: 27 October 2022
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Description: Come and join us for our Bounce & Rhyme session to sing your favourite nursery rhymes. Free event. No need to book. Location: Exmouth Library, 40 Exeter Road, EX8 1PS.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
Bounce and Rhyme at Exmouth Library (Toddlers)
Come and join us for our Bounce & Rhyme session to sing your favourite nursery rhymes. Free event. No need to book. Location: Exmouth Library, 40 Exeter Road, EX8 1PS.
Date: 27 October 2022
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Come and join us for our Bounce & Rhyme session to sing your favourite nursery rhymes. Free event. No need to book. Location: Exmouth Library, 40 Exeter Road, EX8 1PS.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
The Grimm Sisters Theatre Show at Exeter Library
<img src='https://img.evbuc.com/https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.evbuc.com%2Fimages%2F313456059%2F115801397961%2F1%2Foriginal.20220705-161915?w=800&auto=format%2Ccompress&q=75&sharp=10&rect=0%2C688%2C8256%2C4128&s=68c86698030a2bbd29578291e96ce788' alt=''></br></br> Scratchworks Theatre Company is a female-led ensemble who create highly visual, playful theatre from scratch. Since 2013, they've been creating original stories blending physical comedy, puppetry and live music.</br> The Grimm Sisters is a raucous show for all the family!</br></br> General release: £10</br> Concessions (Under 18, student, disabled): £8</br></br> Please buy your tickets on Eventbrite <a href='https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-grimm-sisters-theatre-show-tickets-379819047997?aff=odcleoeventsincollection&keep_tld=1&fbclid=IwAR3B8xMbfIEgyFKlbzZTpKotvVGELr1BrKolFGPikfM7UZbmuOAKXJY2dg8'>here</a>,</br> or at the main library desk.</br></br> 6+ is advised.</br> Show starts at 7pm, doors are at 6:30pm.</br></br>
Date: 25 October 2022
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Description:

Scratchworks Theatre Company is a female-led ensemble who create highly visual, playful theatre from scratch. Since 2013, they've been creating original stories blending physical comedy, puppetry and live music.
The Grimm Sisters is a raucous show for all the family!

General release: £10
Concessions (Under 18, student, disabled): £8

Please buy your tickets on Eventbrite here,
or at the main library desk.

6+ is advised.
Show starts at 7pm, doors are at 6:30pm.

Audience: All
Cost: £10.00
Theme:
Lego Club at Exmouth Library
Do you love Lego? Yes?! Then you need to join Lego Club! Every Saturday at Exmouth Library we host a morning of Lego fun! Take part in one of our challenges or get creative with those bricks! It's completely free with no need to book and all ages are welcome.
Date: 22 October 2022
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Do you love Lego? Yes?! Then you need to join Lego Club! Every Saturday at Exmouth Library we host a morning of Lego fun! Take part in one of our challenges or get creative with those bricks! It's completely free with no need to book and all ages are welcome.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
Bounce and Rhyme at Exmouth Library (Babies)
Come and join us for our Bounce & Rhyme session to sing your favourite nursery rhymes. Free event. No need to book. Location: Exmouth Library, 40 Exeter Road, EX8 1PS.
Date: 20 October 2022
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Description: Come and join us for our Bounce & Rhyme session to sing your favourite nursery rhymes. Free event. No need to book. Location: Exmouth Library, 40 Exeter Road, EX8 1PS.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
Bounce and Rhyme at Exmouth Library (Toddlers)
Come and join us for our Bounce & Rhyme session to sing your favourite nursery rhymes. Free event. No need to book. Location: Exmouth Library, 40 Exeter Road, EX8 1PS.
Date: 20 October 2022
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Come and join us for our Bounce & Rhyme session to sing your favourite nursery rhymes. Free event. No need to book. Location: Exmouth Library, 40 Exeter Road, EX8 1PS.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
Lego Club at Exmouth Library
Do you love Lego? Yes?! Then you need to join Lego Club! Every Saturday at Exmouth Library we host a morning of Lego fun! Take part in one of our challenges or get creative with those bricks! It's completely free with no need to book and all ages are welcome.
Date: 15 October 2022
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Do you love Lego? Yes?! Then you need to join Lego Club! Every Saturday at Exmouth Library we host a morning of Lego fun! Take part in one of our challenges or get creative with those bricks! It's completely free with no need to book and all ages are welcome.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
Unlocking the Cage augmented reality experience, Torrington Library (14th-28th Oct)
<br> <img src='https://librariesunlimitedsw-my.sharepoint.com/personal/olivia_desborough_librariesunlimited_org_uk/Documents/Desktop/Installation%20Unlocking%20the%20Cage%20sml.jpg?Web=1' alt=> <br> Come to Torrington Library (14th-28th October) and experience an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in 'the cage' - a place beneath the floor of Exeter library where its special collection is housed. Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey through the lives and works of four of these women. <br> <br> Unlocking the Cage has been researched, written and narrated by award-winning author Kim Sherwood. Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2019, she is known for her debut novel Testament and is the first woman to have written a James Bond novel with the first book in her trilogy due for publication in September 2022. <br> <br> Unlocking the Cage can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to experience in full. <br> <br> No need to book - accessible during the library's opening hours. <br>
Date: 14 October 2022
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description:

Come to Torrington Library (14th-28th October) and experience an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in 'the cage' - a place beneath the floor of Exeter library where its special collection is housed. Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey through the lives and works of four of these women.

Unlocking the Cage has been researched, written and narrated by award-winning author Kim Sherwood. Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2019, she is known for her debut novel Testament and is the first woman to have written a James Bond novel with the first book in her trilogy due for publication in September 2022.

Unlocking the Cage can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to experience in full.

No need to book - accessible during the library's opening hours.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Art installation
Spindle Ensemble Concert at Exeter Library
<img src='https://scontent-lhr8-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/298413430_5581599805232346_799604557401922833_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=340051&_nc_ohc=6q2yLC3cdigAX9Y6A7Z&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr8-1.xx&oh=00_AT9-cCPt9hl6v5UMXZMXVKONquhcrhAEdmBpFcCyAJtsUA&oe=62FAA64C' alt=''></br></br> Spindle Ensemble are one the UK’s leading contemporary chamber quartets. Their critically acclaimed second album Inkling was released on vinyl in 2021 by Hidden Notes Records and listed by The Guardian as one of the top ten contemporary albums of the year.</br></br> General release: £10</br> Concessions (Under 18, student, disabled): £8</br></br> For further information and to book tickets, please visit Eventbrite <a href='https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spindle-ensemble-concert-tickets-379800953877?aff=odcleoeventsincollection&keep_tld=1'>here</a>.</br></br> Show starts at 8pm, doors at 7:30pm.</br></br>
Date: 14 October 2022
Time: 20:00 - 22:30
Description:

Spindle Ensemble are one the UK’s leading contemporary chamber quartets. Their critically acclaimed second album Inkling was released on vinyl in 2021 by Hidden Notes Records and listed by The Guardian as one of the top ten contemporary albums of the year.

General release: £10
Concessions (Under 18, student, disabled): £8

For further information and to book tickets, please visit Eventbrite here.

Show starts at 8pm, doors at 7:30pm.

Audience: All
Cost: £10.00
Theme:
Bounce and Rhyme at Exmouth Library (Babies)
Come and join us for our Bounce & Rhyme session to sing your favourite nursery rhymes. Free event. No need to book. Location: Exmouth Library, 40 Exeter Road, EX8 1PS.
Date: 13 October 2022
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Description: Come and join us for our Bounce & Rhyme session to sing your favourite nursery rhymes. Free event. No need to book. Location: Exmouth Library, 40 Exeter Road, EX8 1PS.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
Bounce and Rhyme at Exmouth Library (Toddlers)
Come and join us for our Bounce & Rhyme session to sing your favourite nursery rhymes. Free event. No need to book. Location: Exmouth Library, 40 Exeter Road, EX8 1PS.
Date: 13 October 2022
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Come and join us for our Bounce & Rhyme session to sing your favourite nursery rhymes. Free event. No need to book. Location: Exmouth Library, 40 Exeter Road, EX8 1PS.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
Lego Club at Exmouth Library
Do you love Lego? Yes?! Then you need to join Lego Club! Every Saturday at Exmouth Library we host a morning of Lego fun! Take part in one of our challenges or get creative with those bricks! It's completely free with no need to book and all ages are welcome.
Date: 08 October 2022
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Do you love Lego? Yes?! Then you need to join Lego Club! Every Saturday at Exmouth Library we host a morning of Lego fun! Take part in one of our challenges or get creative with those bricks! It's completely free with no need to book and all ages are welcome.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
T.S Idiot Poetry Workshop at Exeter Library
<img src='https://img.evbuc.com/https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.evbuc.com%2Fimages%2F313428259%2F115801397961%2F1%2Foriginal.20220705-154151?w=800&auto=format%2Ccompress&q=75&sharp=10&rect=0%2C0%2C800%2C400&s=e71a3462f6ebe8581b4ef9acb945121f' alt=''></br></br> Punk poet T.S. Idiot will be offering a daytime workshop; Joy Against The Machine: Writing From a Place of Queer Joy – inviting participants of all backgrounds to explore what queerness, protest and joy can mean to us in our writing today.</br></br> Places are free, but please book on Eventbrite <a href='https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ts-idiot-poetry-workshop-tickets-379789640037?aff=odcleoeventsincollection&keep_tld=1'>here</a>.</br> Alternatively, bookings can be made at the main library desk.</br></br> T.S Idiot will also be running an open mic in the evening during which participants of the workshops can contribute. Please see Eventbrite to book a place at this open mic.</br></br> Workshop begins at 2pm, please arrive from 1:30pm.</br> 16+ is advised, some adult content and language.</br></br>
Date: 08 October 2022
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Description:

Punk poet T.S. Idiot will be offering a daytime workshop; Joy Against The Machine: Writing From a Place of Queer Joy – inviting participants of all backgrounds to explore what queerness, protest and joy can mean to us in our writing today.

Places are free, but please book on Eventbrite here.
Alternatively, bookings can be made at the main library desk.

T.S Idiot will also be running an open mic in the evening during which participants of the workshops can contribute. Please see Eventbrite to book a place at this open mic.

Workshop begins at 2pm, please arrive from 1:30pm.
16+ is advised, some adult content and language.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:
T.S Idiot Poetry Open Mic at Exeter Library
<img src='https://img.evbuc.com/https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.evbuc.com%2Fimages%2F328423619%2F115801397961%2F1%2Foriginal.20220802-152847?w=800&auto=format%2Ccompress&q=75&sharp=10&rect=0%2C38%2C800%2C400&s=8cee4659f15c3b76b50031afca4cb38f' alt=''></br></br> T.S. Idiot is a punk poet, performer and community activist working across the South West.</br> They have produced work and performed for BBC Arts, Tate St Ives and UNESCO and have been shouting on mics in the sweaty basements of Exeter, Plymouth, Bristol and beyond for the last decade. They are self-taught, self-deprecating (and sometimes self-adhesive) and use their signature blend of sharp humour and social commentary to talk about class, queerness and other less important things. They’ll be joined on the night by Shaday, a fellow poet and Kimwei, a local musician.</br></br> Places are free, but please book on Eventbrite <a href='https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ts-idiot-poetry-open-mic-tickets-379786350197?aff=odcleoeventsincollection&keep_tld=1'>here</a>.</br> Alternatively, bookings can be made at the main library desk.</br></br> Doors at 19:00pm.</br> 16+ is advised, some adult content and language.</br></br>
Date: 08 October 2022
Time: 19:30 - 22:00
Description:

T.S. Idiot is a punk poet, performer and community activist working across the South West.
They have produced work and performed for BBC Arts, Tate St Ives and UNESCO and have been shouting on mics in the sweaty basements of Exeter, Plymouth, Bristol and beyond for the last decade. They are self-taught, self-deprecating (and sometimes self-adhesive) and use their signature blend of sharp humour and social commentary to talk about class, queerness and other less important things. They’ll be joined on the night by Shaday, a fellow poet and Kimwei, a local musician.

Places are free, but please book on Eventbrite here.
Alternatively, bookings can be made at the main library desk.

Doors at 19:00pm.
16+ is advised, some adult content and language.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:
Bounce and Rhyme at Exmouth Library (Babies)
Come and join us for our Bounce & Rhyme session to sing your favourite nursery rhymes. Free event. No need to book. Location: Exmouth Library, 40 Exeter Road, EX8 1PS.
Date: 06 October 2022
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Description: Come and join us for our Bounce & Rhyme session to sing your favourite nursery rhymes. Free event. No need to book. Location: Exmouth Library, 40 Exeter Road, EX8 1PS.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

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