• Fri
    6:00pm - 7:00pmCrediton Community Bookshop

    To celebrate National Poetry Day, the well known Exeter poets, Lawrence Sail and Anthony Wilson, will be reading their own and others' poems which chime with this year’s theme, Freedom.

    Anthony Wilson is a poet, writing tutor, blogger and Senior Lecturer at the Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter. His most recent books are Lifesaving Poems (Bloodaxe, 2015), Riddance (Worple Press, 2012) and Love for Now (Impress Books, 2012). He lives and works in Exeter and blogs at

    Lawrence Sail, is a freelance writer and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. In addition to twelve books of poems, he has published two books of essays and a memoir of childhood (Sift, Impress Books 2010). He has also edited a number of anthologies, including First and Always (Faber 1988), which raised more than £65,000 for the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Waking Dreams: New & selected Poems (Bloodaxe, 2010) was a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation and his most recent book of poems, The Quick (Bloodaxe)came out in 2015.

    Tickets: FREE

    Doors @ 5:45pm.

  • Thu
    7:00pm - 9:00pmCrediton Community Bookshop

    Jenny Balfour-Paul is a writer, artist, international lecturer and intrepid traveller with a life-long love of India. She is the author of two books, Indigo; Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans' and Deeper than Indigo, as well as numerous other writings.

    In this illustrated talk Jenny reveals indigos role in Gandhi's peaceful protest a century ago, the first step on India's road to Independence, and how this links to indigos important story in 19th century Bengal and another uprising known as the 'Blue Mutiny'.

    An Honorary Research Fellow at Exeter University; Jenny is a Fellow, Councillor and Trustee of the Royal Geographical Society, a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and New York’s Explorers Club; and President of the UK’s Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.

    Jenny is involved in research into dyes recovered from shipwrecks, is a partner in ‘Silk Road Connect’, an educational initiative launched by cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project in New York in 2009, and promotes revivals of natural dyes throughout the world.

    Tickets are £4 and available from the bookshop. There will be a donation bar and Indian nibbles on the night.

  • Sat
    10:00am-12:00pmCrediton Community Bookshop

    Crediton Community Bookshop is a not-for-profit social enterprise, which means the business operates for the benefit of its community. As well as running an independent book shop on the High Street, we also support other local businesses and entrepreneurs, train and support our own volunteers, offer space to educational start ups and runs an award winning schools programme.

    Recently, alongside other local social initiatives like The Eden Project and the Exeter Phoenix, we benefited from working with Power To Change, an organisation which helps community enterprises build sustainable, profitable businesses by assisting them with funding, skills training and business management support.

    Community Business weekend was launched to celebrate and support community businesses and all that they do. As part of this we’d love to share our story and what we've learned along the way. If you run a community project or have an idea you'd like to get off the ground and would like to talk with people from other community enterprises and business advisers, call in to the shop on Saturday 7th October between 10 - 12 and we’ll do our best to advise, signpost and encourage you!

  • Thu
    6:45pm - 9:00pmCrediton Community Bookshop

    Katharine Lowrie and Husband

    This event will appeal to anyone who is interested in South America, travel, the natural world or those who just like a good adventure tale!

    Environmentalists Katharine Lowrie and her husband David are the first people to have run the length of South America, from the glaciers of Patagonia in the south to the warm blue seas of the Caribbean. Over 15 months they ran over 6,504 miles, raising money for local nature and conservation groups and gaining support from many including Prince Charles and Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

    Throughout the run they kept a blog, writing about the people, nature and wildlife they met along the way, and how these communities and eco-systems are being affected by climate change.

    Katharine will be presenting photos and signing copies of her book on the night.

    Tickets are £3.