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


Spring Artists Workshop

Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
26th Feb 2017 - 3rd Mar 2017
An artists workshop based in Dunster, with tuition by Lynda Appleby. You will be...
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Sea Glass Jewellery Making Workshop

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

Shappi Khorsandi - 'Oh My Country!'

Town Hall, Lee Road, Lynton,
2nd Mar 2017 8:00pm-10:00pm

Fireside Tales for Families

TA24 8ET
7th Jan 2017 4:00pm-5:00pm

Minehead Male Voice Choir Concert

Porlock Village Hall
4th Mar 2017 7:30pm-9:00pm

Exmoor Watercolour Painting Workshop

12th Jan 2017 2:00pm-4:00pm