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Under the Green Word Tree: Seasonal concert with Poetry – 7:30pm

Under the Green Word Tree: Seasonal concert with Poetry - 7:30pm


Join us for a special evening of delights of the season!

Ruth Molins is back at the priory, this time with poet Chris Waters. Listen to nature-inspired poetry and music, including Chris’s own prize-winning poetry, poems by Mary Oliver and Wendell Berry, improvised music by Francis Poulenc, Hilary Taggart and others.

Come and enjoy these musical and poetic delicacies in our beautiful building, with autumnal decorations for the right kind of atmosphere!

Advance tickets: £17.00

On the door: £18.00

Ruth Molins is a founding member of Flute Cake, Marsyas Quartet, Zephyr Duo, Volo Trio and part of the collective A Quiet Night In. Devon-born, she believes in the value of high quality, professional music within the local community. She performed as a soloist with Exeter Symphony Orchestra in 2012 (Rutter, Suite Antique) and again in 2015 (Mozart, Concerto for Flute and Harp). She has been featured on Phonic FM, Soundart Radio, BBC Radio Devon and BBC Radio 3. In 2019 she curated and performed the Flute@37 concerts, a series of intimate performances given from her own music studio. During the 2020 lockdown, she gave live-streamed performances of Les Chants de Nectaire by Charles Koechlin, connecting weekly with listeners world-wide. In 2017 her composition, Make Room was performed at Waterstones, The Glorious Art House and Studio 36 in Exeter. Ruth teaches flute at Exeter School and privately. In 2021, Ruth was invited by Pearl flutes artist, Elizabeth Walker, to record a performance video with practice tips, as part of the Fürstenau Challenge project.

Chris Waters lives and works in Devon. He has published four poetry collections – Arisaig; Through a Glass, LatelyDancing Satyr and most recently On London Clay. He is also a musician and spoken-word performer, enjoying working with fellow performers oncollaborative shows and events in the West Country. His work has won several prizes in the UK, including in the 2023 Teignmouth Poetry Festival competition. He’s delighted to be sharing a stage again with Ruth, after their debut project in 2022.

St Nicholas Priory is on Mint Lane with walking access from Fore Street or Bartholomew Street West.

The nearest car park is Mary Arches Street, which is a five-minute walk. Exeter Central railway station is a ten-minute walk. The bus station is a 15-minute walk with many buses stopping on the High Street which is ten minutes away.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of this historic building, there is no wheelchair access for our upstairs rooms.

Loos and baby-changing facilities.

If you have any questions  about your visit, please email [email protected]

Date & Time

19:30 - 21:15

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St Nicholas Priory
Mint Lane, Off Fore Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3BL

Find directions to St Nicholas Priory on our visit us page.

St Nicholas Priory: Founded by William the Conqueror in 1087, St Nicholas Priory was home to Benedictine monks for over 400 years and is the oldest building in Exeter. In 1536, like other monasteries, it was closed and the remains became the home of wealthy Tudor merchants.

Access: Unfortunately, only the ground floor of our building is wheelchair-accessible.

Facilities: Accessible loos and nappy-changing facilities.

If you have any questions or concerns about your visit, please email [email protected].

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