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Make Your Own Book (MYOB) Festival
Make Your Own Book (MYOB) Festival

Tue, 02 May



Make Your Own Book (MYOB) Festival

Make your own books, and celebrate the independent Book +&/ Art creators in the Southwest who make their own books!

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Time & Location

02 May 2023, 10:00 – 13 May 2023, 17:00

Maketank, 3-5 Paris St, Exeter EX1 2JB, UK


About the event

02 May – 13 May

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 - 17:00

Join us to make your own books, and celebrate the independent Book +&/ Art creators in the Southwest who make their own books! Free exhibition of art & books from 2-11th May. Book +&/ Art fair, low-cost/free workshops & activities will take place on 12 & 13th May (Friday and Saturday).

Full Event Programme at

Ø Exhibition: Explore the local independent Book +&/ Art creators at your own pace – books, prints, videos, and installation available for you to learn about art & books and stories behind them.

Ø Workshops: Make your own books, arts, and stories! A variety of low-cost (£0-15) workshops & activities targeting all age groups: Storytelling, illustration, bookmaking and more.

Ø Book +&/ Art Fair: Face to face with local Book +&/ Art creators and buy directly from them! Bring home some books & prints that you can’t find anywhere else, and get some signatures if you’re tempted 👀

What is 'Book +&/ Art'?

This is not a typo - this festival is for 'Book +&/ Art'. We were often asked what this festival is about, but we decided not to define it. This is because we realized that so many indie creators & artists are doing incredible things that can't just be described as book or art. We don't want to label things; we want to share with you the amazing works and the local creators behind them.

Line Up (A-Z):

Bethan Welby

Claire Le Day

Devon Ukrainian Association (Photography Book Featuring Kostiantyn & Vlada Liberov)

Greenham Women Everywhere & Scary Little Girls

Imogen Harvey Lewis

Inky Fingers

Isabella's Story Bicycle

Katy Cawkwell

OMGIDRAWEDIT (George Goodwin)

Siobhan Martin

The Literary Platform

Val Jones

More to be announced!

Follow us everywhere @MaketankExeter, or RSVP here to receive updates on the event.

Accessibility Statement

Wheelchair Accessibility: Maketank building is divided into two parts - Main Space (Ground floor, 2nd and 3rd floor of 5 Paris Street) and The Dek (2nd and 3rd floor of 3 Paris Street).

The ground floor, where the main part of the event (exhibition, book fair, and some workshops) takes place, is a wheelchairs accessible space. Workshops presented by our friend Inky Fingers will take place at their space right down the road (Inky Fingers Workshop, 27 Paris St), which is fully accessible. We apologise that The Dek, where a few workshops might take place, does not have lift access. You can find information on whether the workshop will take place at an accessible space on our website and the ticket sale page.

However, don't hesitate to get in touch with our event producer, Yudi (, if you hope to sign up for workshops happening at The Dek and have accessibility requirements. If needed, we can relocate the activity to the accessible space of our sibling project, Conversation Café by Devon Ukrainian Association, right across the road (Conversation Café, 6 Paris St).

Sensory Accessibility: The event will have quiet hours from 10-11 am daily. We use scent-free cleaner for the venue. While we aim to create a scent-free and quiet event, we apologise that we cannot control the scent & sounds of visitors.

We use soft lighting and tidy visuals in the venue. However, parts of the exhibition will feature themes such as war and protest and have high contrast/cluttered visuals.

Most of our seatings in the main space are padded. In cases where only harder chairs are available, please speak to a member of our staff, and we can find cushions/rugs for you.

Assistance dogs, pets: Assistance dogs are welcome. Pets are also welcome, as long as they're well-behaved.

Parking: The area behind Maketank is for loading only. No free parking until 6 pm. Free parking 6 pm-8 am the next day. Please read the signs carefully. You can park at John Lewis or King William Street Car Park. There is also further parking around the city.

Toilets: We have gender-neutral toilets in all parts of the building. We apologise that the toilets for the main space are on the second floor and not wheelchair accessible. However, we have a gender-neutral accessible toilet at our sibling project, Conversation Café by Devon Ukrainian Association, across the road (Conversation Café, 6 Paris St). Speak to one of our staff, and we'll take you there.

If you have any other questions or requirements, please do not hesitate to contact our event producer, Yudi (

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