Quay Words: Literature Works 29th June - 3rd August 2019

46 The Quay, EXETER, Devon, EX2 4AN

Tel: 01392 271611

Quay Words: Literature Works 29th June - 3rd August 2019


Literature Works is delighted to announce Quay Words 2019, a summer exploration of words and stories at the historic Custom House on Exeter Quayside.

This short programme is accessible and popular to suit the relaxed atmosphere on the Quayside in the summer. The summer programme runs from late June to early August and coincides with the term of our first ever writer’s residency at the Custom House, all about exploring and creating in this unique environment.  The writing spaces include historic garrets with views and first floor rooms that are wheelchair accessible.  We will have a seven-day visiting Icelandic-noir writer, funded by the British Council; there are historic connections between Exeter and Iceland and Reykjavik is a UNESCO City of Literature with an existing Literature House. The building, its story and its location are unique. Explore stories and writing with us in this special place.


Saturday 29th June - Papatango 12pm - 2pm Admission: Free

Thursday 4th July - Another Country 7pm - 9pm Admission: £4 (£3 concession)

Friday 5th July - Storytelling For Beginners - 10:15am - 2:30pm Admission: £30 (£20 concession)

Friday 5th July - Tricksterland - 7:30 - 9:30pm Admission: £8

Saturday 6th July - Storytelling With Archetypes - 10:15am - 3pm Admission: £35 (£25 concession)

Tuesday 9th July - Preparing For Publication - 10am - 2pm Admission: £20 (£10 concession)

Wednesday 10th July - Daniel Buckroyd (Artistic Director, Northcott Theatre) - 6-9pm Admission: £20 (£10 concession)

Saturday 13th July - Storytime & Crafts for 3-7's - 10:30-11:30am Admission: Free

Saturday 13th July - Fantasy Worlds Workshop - 2-4pm Admission: £5

Thursday 18th July - Massive Attack: Out Of The Comfort Zone - 6-8pm Admission: £4 (£3 concession)

Saturday 20th July - David Constantine: Word Factory Masterclass - 11am - 1pm Admission: £20 (£10 concession)

Saturday 20th July - Word Factory Short Story Club - 2-4pm Admission: Free

Saturday 20th July - Word Factory Salon - 7-9pm Admission: £4 (£3 concession)

Monday 22nd July - Papatango Structuring Plays - 12-2pm Admission: Free

Thursday 25th July - Patrick Gale: Takes Nothing With Him - 7-9pm Admission: £4 (£3 concession)



Tickets are available from Exeter Visitor Information & Tickets

Dixs Field, Exeter EX1 1GF

Tel: 01392 665885


About Exeter Custom House

The Custom House was built in 1680 at the height of Exeter’s woollen cloth industry. Today it is a fascinating visitor centre and the meeting point for Exeter Red Coat Guided Tours.

Exeter has had a quay since Roman times. During the 13th and 14th centuries, rival merchants built weirs across the river near Topsham to prevent cargoes reaching Exeter. Between 1564 and 1566 John Trew built the first stretch of the Exeter Canal to enable delivery of cargo closer to the city. The increase in trade led to the construction of the Custom House in 1680. Renowned for its sweeping staircase and ornate plaster ceilings, this beautiful building now houses a fascinating visitor centre.

The Custom House Visitor Centre provides tourist information, quayside treasure hunts, an accommodation booking service and a gift shop selling local pottery, replica maps and a wide range of local interest books. Quayside based Red Coat Guided Tours also depart from outside the Centre.




Opening Times

Season (29 June 2019 - 3 Aug 2019)

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