Welcome to Creative Communities…

Creative Communities, formerly known as Evolve, is an imaginative programme of events and artworks within Devon and Torbay’s libraries, delivered by Libraries Unlimited, in partnership with artists and communities and funded by Arts Council England and Exeter City Council.

Our programmes encourage residents and visitors to come together and share in creative activities, discover new talents and enjoy theatre, talks, musical performances and more within their local library.

Your library card is a key that unlocks a world of opportunities, knowledge, imagination and experiences, and a wealth of people to help you navigate it. Explore the latest offerings to stimulate the imagination and have some fun!

Find out more about Creative Communities

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All events


Evolve Projects

Social Fabric

Social Fabric

Allegra Galvin textile project

We’re constantly looking for new and imaginative ways of bringing our libraries and literature to life. Working with artists, writers and makers, we seek to find innovative and playful ways to inspire connection with our libraries, encourage curiosity and redefine our library spaces.

All projects