From the Grassroots Exhibition Dates Announced

The History of Parliament is delighted to announce the opening of an exciting new exhibition that will tour Devon during early 2015.

This exhibition showcases historical research collated as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded project, ‘From the Grassroots: an oral history of community politics in Devon.’ 

2015 Exhibition Dates and Venues

The Forum, University of Exeter               Monday 19th January - Friday 6th February

Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4SZ

Plymouth Central Library                          Monday 9th February - Saturday 28th February

Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AL

Barnstaple Library                                     Monday 16th March - Friday 27th March

Tuly Street, Barnstaple, EX31 1EL


Entry to the exhibition is free of charge. Please click on the links above for further information on venue location and opening times.

The exhibition aims to bring Devon’s modern political history to life through the memories and experiences of project participants.  It will explore key themes that have developed within the audio interviews, including: family and politics, elections and electioneering, youth activism and Devon’s political movers and shakers.

Dr Paul Seaward, Director of the History of Parliament, commented:

“This exhibition - with the addition of some wonderfully resonant images – provides a window into some of the untold stories which can now be preserved and become built into the research of the future.  In this project the History of Parliament, with the generous support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, and an enormous contribution from volunteers and from those who have been interviewed, has captured memories and stories of the enormous contribution such people – councillors, agents, activists, helpers – have made to Devon and its communities.”

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