Wednesday 1 December 6:30 pm - 7: 30 pm

Andy Brown is professor of English, Creative Writing and Poetry at Exeter University and an internationally known poet with many published collections. He is a also a gifted songwriter and musician.

Marc Woodward is a widely published poet as well as a highly regarded musician who has performed and taught internationally.

They recently collaborated on The Tin Lodes – a full length poetry collection exploring the relationship between man and nature in the West Country via environmental, archaeological, and human  themes. This was published in 2020 by Indigo Dreams. Since then they have begun collaboration on a new collection called Grace Notes drawing on their common love of music and performing history. They will be launching The Tin Lodes and reading a few poems from Grace Notes as well as playing a few songs. You can expect an entertaining range of material encompassing thought provoking and emotional writing and more light-hearted work – and you’re guaranteed to leave with a smile and an ‘ear-worm’!

Andy’s writing has been reviewed as:‘…full of nature, description and music…embracing complexity, poetic and natural forms, and beauty. Brown’s vocabulary is diverse and  intriguing, wide-ranging and often unexpected’Stride Magazine.

“…there is something powerfully elegiac threading its sinuous path through Andy Brown’s poetry. Reading the recent Shearsman Chapbook by Brown I am struck yet again by the poet’s haunting use of language.”Tears in the Fence.

Marc’s work has been praised as: “Beautifully crafted poems…that sing in the dark of darkness”.Canto Magazine.

“…stories of moonlight and wildlife in the strange small wildernesses of the south west.In its strongest passages the relationship with the landscape is both brutal and beautiful – hints of the sublime and the realistic one finds in Jack Clemo or Ted Hughes”.Ink, Sweat and Tears.
This event will be in-person at Exeter Custom House as well as live-streamed. This is an opportunity to be part of a small, socially distanced live audience at the Custom House, for an in-person ticket click ‘Book now’ to book your ticket. We will be following Government guidance to ensure the event is Covid-19 secure.

This event is also available to stream free of charge. Save your seat here to watch from home.

We will be following social distancing guidance during this event, including a two metre distancing rule, provision of hand sanitiser and a clearly marked one-way system. Exeter Custom House requires that face coverings are worn when inside the building.

This event is going to be filmed for live broadcast on Crowdcast. You may appear on screen. Please only book if you are happy with this.

Tickets are limited and available on a first come-first served basis. Please only book if you intend to be part of the invited audience on 1st December.

Please provide your full name, email address and phone number when booking. We can accommodate free tickets for carers or personal assistants if needed. Please email us on after booking to let us know if you would like to book one of these tickets.

Book with confidence, any changes in guidance that prevent the event from going ahead in person will result in a refund of the ticket price and the event will take place digitally.