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Performance of new music for choirs based on young people’s poems

composer Jonathan Lee

A premiere of a new piece of music for choirs, based on poems from young people across Devon has been specially commissioned for the EXEtreme Imagination Children and Young People’s Literature festival. The performance involving five Exeter school choirs will focus on the poems selected from a competition and will be performed on Thursday, November 4 at 7pm at the Northcott Theatre.

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Literary titans, comedians and politicians – just some of those at Ways With Words at Dartington

Ways with Words, Dartington

The Ways With Words line up includes ‘literary titans, comedians, economists, environmentalists, historians, Turner prize-winning artists, sports legends and politicians’, who will gather to speak at this year’s 10-day, event which runs from July 9 to July 19s.

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Phillip Pullman at Exeter University for Honorary Degree

Northern Lights, first in Phillip Pulman's Dark Material Trilogy

Whitbread award-winning author Philip Pullman will speak at Exeter University about the ways in which we read, and the connection between stories and pictures. The public lecture Reading in the Borderland is on Friday, January 22 at 6.15pm. He has also been invited to Exeter to be presented with an Honorary Degree at the Winter Graduation Ceremony.

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Any poets out there? Teignmouth arts group calls for poems with a twist

There was a theme for National Poetry Day, which took place on Thursday, October 8, which was Heroes and Heroines, and true to its artistic form, the Teignmouth Arts Advisory Group set out to celebrate and support the day with a twist.

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