Exeter Library

Exeter Library

Castle Street, Exeter, Devon, UK, EX4 3PQ

7th October, 2017 - 9:00AM - 5:00PM

8th October, 2017 - 12:00PM - 4:00PM

Exeter Library is a busy city library and a cultural hubs in the city, named the ‘Living Room of the City’ due to our diverse audience and free, space. We held our first Fun Palace in 2016 and although we organised it in a short time frame, we had a fantastic response. We had local art organisations, the Met Office, Laughter Yoga, Geraldine the Dinosaur, Spacex gallery, DAISI and poetry sessions help make the Fun Palaces. We would like to make 2017 bigger and better.



All Weekend in the Rougemont Lounge - The Bellhouse and part of the Lost Weekend programme. BellHouse is a playful, interactive sound sculpture that translates data into the chimes of thirty-five bells in an open-sided house. Combining craft and technology, the bells are in fact beautiful ceramic pots, made by ceramist and BellHouse creator Roop Johnstone. Each pot is fixed with a robotic beater and is triggered by motion capture. There will be opportunities to play, hack and translate your own data through the BellHouse. What can you make it do?
Saturday -Raspberry Pi Jam 10am-12 Noon Rougemont Room
Saturday- Fab Lab Workshops 2-4pm 'learn to design on a 2D programme and use the vinyl cutter to cut out stickers of your name and an animal shape' Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday- Double Elephant Print Making Adana letterpress. 1-3pm Children's Library
Web Design Workshop 12-4pm with Lost Weekend festival please book for this workshop at http://www.lostweekend.co.uk/event/web-design-workshop/
All Weekend -outside the cafe patio in the gardens - Buoyed with Kaleider and part of the Lost Weekend Festival is an interactive, playful cluster of magical glass buoys that hang above head height, suspended by slender wooden stems.
All Weekend- Board Games Meeting Room 1
Saturday - Making Clay Bells -Bellhouse 2-4pm Balcony
Sunday -Taoist Tai Chi Taster 12 Noon Rougemont Room
Sunday- Bellydancing 2pm Rougemont Room
Sunday - Indian Culture and Bollywood Dancing 2-4pm Children's Library
Just added Sunday- How to poem -Chris White current bard of Exeter 12.30-2.30pm Meeting Room 1. Limited spaces please book at the library to avoid disappointment.


Buoyed is an interactive, playful cluster of magical glass buoys that hang above head height, suspended by slender wooden stems. They tease you with their pulsing glow and muffled voices, enticing you in for a closer listen. And as you reach them, they start speaking to you….
This project aims to use art to bring the voices of inshore fishing communities in England to the general public and decision-makers as a means to raise the political profile of this typically marginalised sector. Through research and creative engagement it will investigate fishers’ experiences of social, political and environmental change, and within this context of change will explore their aspirations under Brexit in anticipation of formal avenues to engage in negotiations. The Buoyed installation is being built at the moment and will launch at the Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival in September and will feature again at Lost Weekend in Exeter in October 2017.

Project partners are Hastings Fishermen’s Protection Society, Mevagissey Fishermen’s Association, NUTFA and south coast fishermen, Blue Marine Foundation.

Buoyed is funded by the University of Exeter and the Economic and Social Research Council.


Bollywood Dancing and Indian Culture