Tag Archives : culture


Build-up to 2015 History Festival gets under way

Plans for this year’s Plymouth’s History Festival are well under way, with more than 100 different events already confirmed. The festival will run from 1 to 31 May and a wide range of historical events are taking place across the city, providing residents and visitors with opportunities to celebrate and learn more about Plymouth’s heritage. […]


Operation Restore orders historic building owners to sort it!

The owners of run down historic buildings in Plymouth are being targeted as part of an initiative to make them carry out immediate urgent repairs. Operation Restore is being launched this week with the aim tackling the worst maintained historic buildings in Plymouth. The five historic buildings being targeted are; • Palace Theatre and former […]


Plymouth leader and City Centre Manager step into another world

 Shh, don’t tell anyone but the Council leader and City Centre Manager have been seeing strange creatures… Councillor Tudor Evans and Stefan Krause stepped into another world created by Effervescent, the arts organisation, to see for themselves the magical woodland created inside the Radiant Art Gallery at Derry’s Cross. The unique theatrical experience for the […]


New lease of life for liner lookout

A watch tower overlooking Plymouth Sound is getting a new lease of life, thanks to an exciting, award-winning scheme to entice entrepreneurs with cracking ideas. The ‘Liner Lookout’ stands on Plymouth’s world-famous Hoe and is one of a number of sites in the city centre and on Plymouth’s stunning waterfront being marketed for use under […]


A glimpse into Plymouth 2031

Plymouth residents and businesses can get glimpse into the future in a groundbreaking plan that sets out what life in Plymouth could be like in years to come.   For the first time ever, a single plan setting out the direction for the entire city has been put together after extensive conversations and events involving […]


MTV Crashes for the next three years

  Plymouth is to host MTV Crashes for the next three years for not one, but two nights of cracking entertainment for Plymouth people and global exposure for Britain’s Ocean City.   Plymouth’s Cabinet will be asked to give the thumbs up to a three year partnership with the global music channel to host a […]


Iconic buildings set to shine in ‘Light Fantastic’ events

Five of Plymouth’s most iconic buildings will become beacons of light on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 November as part of the city’s Three Towns centenary celebrations. Light Fantastic will see landmarks in Plymouth, Devonport and Stonehouse brought to life with photos, images, sounds and memories from the last century as well as today. On […]


Trial lighting for landmarks

Plymouth’s much loved landmarks are coming a step closer to being permanently lit. Charles Church and Smeaton’s Tower will be in the spotlight for one night – 11 November – as part of a trial lighting scheme. The Council wants the landmarks to be better lit at night, but is looking at making sure this […]


Team appointed to oversee History Centre development

A key appointment has been made to the team that will drive the development of the £21m Plymouth History Centre. Plymouth City Council has appointed consultants Atkins to lead the design of the project, which will see Plymouth’s existing museum and art gallery refurbished and expanded to create a major new attraction. The appointment follows […]


Consultation to broaden the Barbican impact zone

Revellers, residents and businesses are being asked for their thoughts on possible changes to rules around licensing in and around the Barbican. The police want to expand the area covered by the cumulative impact policy by either adding a small parcel taking in Vauxhall Street and the Bretonside road or a much bigger area which […]


City arts venues join forces for acclaimed exhibition

Four of the city’s biggest arts venues have joined forces to present an acclaimed national exhibition.   ‘Walk On: From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff – 40 Years of Art Walking’ will be on display until Saturday 13 December.   The nationally touring show is presented as a multi-site exhibition across Peninsula Arts (Plymouth University), […]


Archaeology comes alive for special event at City Museum

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery is celebrating the British Festival of Archaeology with a special, free event for all ages on Saturday 12 July. ‘Archaeology’s Alive’ will run from 11am to 3pm and feature a range of different drop-in style activities, all of which are designed to highlight the importance of archaeology or the […]


New director of culture for Plymouth

The body responsible for driving Plymouth’s arts and cultural strategy has appointed a new leading role. Dominic Jinks will be joining Plymouth’s Culture Board in June as its Executive Director. Mr Jinks has over 15 years’ experience in the arts, with a strong background in theatre, and is currently Head of Arts and Culture at […]