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Library Lates @ Exeter Library

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Fri 08 Jul
12:30 – 15:30
Exeter Library,Castle Street, Exeter EX4 3PQ Map

Library Lates @ Exeter Library

Live at Exeter Library - a specially curated late night cultural take-over of the library on the theme of 'Awakening the Library'.

Over 16s only.

Live Music @ Library Lates:

See the library space transformed and filled with glorious sounds from:

Samantics portrait


Samantics is a livewire rap-poet and musician whose lyrical maps are a personal stroll around his vision of England and his own life. Taking us on a multitudinous odyssey of instrumentation - ukulele, piano, beats, bass, electronics and more - all created and controlled via a loop station and sampler. His live shows are a frantic, funny, meaningful and thrilling experience. Skirting the line between slam poet, social commentator and one-man band, Samantics is an unmissable solo artist bound to spike your energy levels.

“'A really clever fella... funny, entertaining, engaging and moving'.”
– Steve Lamacq/Radio6

Emily Magpie

Emily Magpie

Emily Magpie is a dream pop artist and producer from Bristol with a unique ability to create glittering spacial soundscapes that shimmer endlessly as brooding swirls of electronics and effervescent melodies intertwine with songwriting delving into different dimensions. Having been championed by the likes of Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6, Earmilk and Mahogany, she has been described by The Line of Best Fit as “spine-tingly special”. Her track 'Last Train' received over 90,000 plays on Spotify.

Spending the last few years playing solo as a support act for artists such as This Is The Kit and Let’s Eat Grandma, she returned in 2021 with a dynamic and exciting full band experience which has already played several sold out headline shows. Her recent album, 'Lets Talk About the Weather', explores our connection to ourselves, nature and each other in a time of climate crisis.

Visual Arts @ Library Lates

Improvised and immersive experiences to awaken your senses and your creativity:

Oddstep deployment unit 2

Oddstep Deployment Unit

A live and improvised AV installation using the sights and sounds of the library.

"We are Lucy and Shaun of the Oddstep Deployment Unit, Plymouth’s premier GuattariPop field recordings AV kosmische duo. We are strangers to your library; the first encounter with a book, a person, a building, always produces a set of traces, impressions and partial recollections that tread the line between truth and fiction. We’d like to share this encounter with you, its sounds, spaces, shapes and words.

Join us as we create an audiovisual montage of recordings, readings, 3d modelling, texts and synthesis that is brought to life using generative processes and improvisation."

Black Dog

Black Dog & Sweet FA

19 people, 19 canvases. Come and help create an art installation with Black Dog & Sweet FA, a gallery and boutique based in Tiverton. No artistic ability required!

Black Dog & Sweet FA talks about the inspiration behind this project: "I suppose if I was asked what keeps spinning around in my mind about this project is unity. I think that many of the ways in which the system or matrix tries to make us live or react, are purely to keep us segregated and to stop us from rising up together in unison. If we could or did, we would see the dawn of a new age, no starvation or poverty, no illnesses and no elitism or class system. Unity... If we just consider Unity, for just 5 seconds, we can rise from this pandemic like a phoenix from the ashes and take control of our future."


Silent Disco @ Library Lates

Don your headphones and dance to songs inspired by our theme from our resident librarians, aka DJ Shorty, DJ Norman Fonts (Rev) and DJ Ting. Expect an eclectic mix of old, new and unusual foot-tapping tunes.


Drinks and nibbles by Bar Nova.