Check out our programme of events

Free Event

Quay Words and Poetry Africa Writer Networking  

We are offering this free networking event to give writers the chance to meet their international peers. This is a chance for women writers from the UK and South Africa to meet, discuss their work and issues that matter to them. The event will be facilitated by Tolu Agbelusi, who will be sharing her expertise and…

Friday 18 June 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free Event

Quay Words and Poetry Africa present a reading from Emmah Mabye and Nomakhwezi Becker

We are thrilled to present Emmah and Nomakhwezi to audiences from both hemispheres in this second online event from the Quay Words and Poetry Africa partnership.  This event will be live-streamed from 6.30 – 7.30 pm UK time. Save your seat today.  ***** About the writers What started in 2009, as a mere stress reliever has helped Emmah Mabye become…

Friday 18 June 6;30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free Event

Poetry and Reminiscence at Quay Words with Caleb Parkin

The element of surprise

A Series of Afternoon Poetry Cabarets   Our Poetry and Reminiscence sessions are all about sparking memory through the sharing and reading aloud of well-loved poems. This summer Caleb Parkin will be our host for the poetry and reminiscence cabaret! Over five weekly afternoon poetry performances we’ll hear poems, play with words and connect through…

Wednesday 30 June 4:00 pm - Wednesday 28 July 5:30 pm
Workshops and courses

The Trance of Nature: a Poetry Course

run by Pascale Petit

Exeter Custom House, with its setting on the quayside by the River Exe, overlooked by the wild landscape of Dartmoor, is the perfect place to discover real and imagined natural worlds. On this course spread over five weeks, you will embark on outer and inner journeys, finding fresh ways to write about the places and…

Saturday 10 July 11:00 am - Saturday 7 August 1:00 pm
Residency

Nature Writing for Performance Workshop with Writer-in-Residence Naomi Westerman

Over the course of two sessions (Thursday 15th and  Tuesday 27th July), Quay Words writer-in-residence and playwright Naomi Westerman teaches a friendly and inclusive workshop on nature writing for performance. This workshop will involve taking a short walk in nature (the walk will be fully disabled accessible), followed by a discussion of various techniques to…

Thursday 15 July 2:00 pm - Tuesday 27 July 4:00 pm
Free Event

Quay Words and Paddleboat Theatre present Rustle

An outdoor family show and interactive workshop

An outdoor family show and interactive workshop all set against the beautiful backdrop of Exeter Quay Award winning, Exeter based, PaddleBoat Theatre Company and Quay words present RUSTLE an interactive outdoor family show, jam-packed with puppets, songs and outdoor surprises. Imagine that you’re far from home, Playing in the woods all on your own And…

Saturday 17 July 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free Event

Rustle: Post-show workshop with Paddleboat Theatre

Come and join PaddleBoat for a 60 minute post-show workshop and decide what our next woodland adventure should be!What new mysteries will we find if we follow the estuary? What treasures lie on the riverbed? And what monsters might lurk nearby? Using puppetry, song, props and physical storytelling, you will learn how to bring your…

Saturday 17 July 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Free Event

Quay Words and Paddleboat Theatre present Rustle

An outdoor family show and interactive workshop

An outdoor family show and interactive workshop all set against the beautiful backdrop of Exeter Quay Award winning, Exeter based, PaddleBoat Theatre Company and Quay words present RUSTLE an interactive outdoor family show, jam-packed with puppets, songs and outdoor surprises. Imagine that you’re far from home, Playing in the woods all on your own And…

Saturday 24 July 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free Event

Rustle: Post-show workshop with Paddleboat Theatre

Come and join PaddleBoat for a 60 minute post-show workshop and decide what our next woodland adventure should be!What new mysteries will we find if we follow the estuary? What treasures lie on the riverbed? And what monsters might lurk nearby? Using puppetry, song, props and physical storytelling, you will learn how to bring your…

Saturday 24 July 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Residency

Quay Voices: Nature Writing for Performance with Naomi Westerman

Emerging writers will perform their nature writing for performance works-in-progress alongside Quay Words Summer writer-in-residence Naomi Westerman. All the work performed will have been developed in workshops with Naomi exploring the nature of Exeter Quayside. Come along and support emerging talent through our Quay Voices strand. This event will be live-streamed from Exeter Custom House….

Wednesday 28 July 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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