Exmoor has long acted as inspiration for writers, artists and poets. From the Romantics like Shelley and Coleridge who loved to walk the moorland paths to RD Blackmore who did much to raise the profile of Exmoor through his famous novel "Lorna Doone" and more recently the writings of Hope Bourne.

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Exmoor's literary Links

From Coleridge and Southey to Hope Bourne and henry Williamson, discover some of the writers inspired by our National Park
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Exmoor Words

Do you know your apple-drane from your vuz-pig?
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Exmoor-inspired art

This Pinterest Board highlights just some of the amazing and varied art that has taken Exmoor as its subject
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This video shows how much Exmoor means to  local artist Terry Gable

Here are some upcoming events that might be particularly suitable for people who love art or culture. Or you can browse all events here

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Edge of Exmoor Artists Exhibition

Dulverton Heritage Centre
30th Apr 2017 - 6th May 2017
Local Artists Jane Hollowood, Jacki Leighton-Boyce and Keri Manning-Dedman exhib...
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Simonsbath Festival May Day Celebrations

Exford Village Green
1st May 2017 2:00pm

In the Footsteps of Rachel Reckitt, Sculptor, Engraver & Welder - A Guided Walk

Roadwater Village Hall. GR ST 03191 38282
2nd May 2017 10:00am-1:00pm

Dulverton Heritage Tour

Dulverton Heritage Centre
3rd May 2017 3:00pm

Sea Glass Jewellery Making Workshop

Lynmouth Pavilion
5th Jan 2017 2:00pm-4:00pm

Ilfracombe Art Trail

Greenclose Road, Ilfracombe
6th May 2017 10:00am - 7th May 2017 6:00pm