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What’s On at Evolve

Unlocking the Cage 

Now touring libraries in 2023 – Sidmouth, Teignmouth, South Molton, Tavistock, Torquay and Cullompton libraries

Unlocking the Cage is an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in the special collection at Exeter Library known as “the cage.”

Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey that can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to complete.

You are in control of your own experience, turning the pages of the book to navigate your journey. The installation is also free to experience in hosting libraries.

To find out when the installation is visiting a library near you, click here.


Library Lates, Exeter Library

Library Lates Promo Image showing books on shelving and decorative lightsFriday 31st March 2023, 7.30pm, Tickets £8/£6, Over 16s only

Library Lates is a celebration of what a library can be – music, art and workshops after dark at Exeter Library.

Music from Devon born singer songwriter Alex Hart; and from Nierra Creek. Nierra Creek are Somerset songwriter Ryan Deag and Swiss producer Sebastian Müller.

Programme includes Silent Disco, workshops, Hidden Spaces Tour and Bar Nova will be providing a curated selection of drink and nibbles throughout the evening.  Find out more and book your place here.



Discover the magic of reading with just a little help from Minecraft! Litcraft is more than just a workshop, it’s a movement! Young people across the country are discovering their new favourite books and a love for reading through these innovative sessions.

Read a bit of a book, then create the world on Minecraft via a series of unique custom worlds and specially created activities.

During 2023, selected libraries across Devon will be hosting Litcraft sessions. For more details, visit our events page here.



Free online masterclasses to inspire you to find and develop your creative voice.

Among the masterclass tutors are literary prize winners, published authors, award-winning illustrators, playwrights, poets, and some of today’s most inspirational voices.

Whether people are interested in starting a novel, or illustrating their own comic, finding out more about journalism or about different forms of poetry, or they just want to try something new, this is an invaluable opportunity to learn from experts in their fields for free.

You can view all 10 masterclasses here


What if YOU Spoke is led by Libraries Unlimited in partnership with Pen to Print, University of Exeter, Africa Writes & Literature Works as part of Exeter UNESCO City of Literature. 

Libraries Unlimited believes…

…in the unlimited potential of library services to make a positive difference to people’s lives and communities through a shared love of reading and access to high quality information and facilities.