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Charli XCX and Duke Dumont join MTV Crashes Plymouth line-up

If it wasn’t exciting enough that Martin Garrix, Sigma, Louisa Johnson, Wilkinson, Busted, Gorgon City and R3wire and Varksi are all heading to MTV Crashes Plymouth in July, MTV UK have announced today that UK music superstars Charli XCX and Duke Dumont are also on the line-up .  Joining some of the biggest names from […]

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Live at the Library presents Michael Jecks

Fans of historical crime are in for a treat later this month as bestselling author Michael Jecks visits Plymouth Central Library. Best known as the author of the bestselling Knights Templar series, Michael has written over 40 novels. His latest, Murder Too Soon: A Tudor Mystery (the second in the Jack Blackjack series), has just […]


Plymouth hosts promotion celebration for Argyle and Green Army

Britain’s Ocean City is laying out the green carpet for Plymouth Argyle on Monday 8 May, following the club’s spectacular promotion-winning victory over Newport County on Easter Monday. Following an open-top bus parade from Home Park to the city centre, Derek Adams and his players will attend a civic reception at the Council House, hosted […]


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Plans announced for this year’s Plymouth Armed Forces Day

The city unveiled plans for this year’s Plymouth Armed Forces Day at an exciting launch event today. Plymouth Armed Forces Day is organised by the Council with Babcock as title sponsor, and is fully supported by the military services and businesses across the city. Each year Plymouth aims to raise awareness and support for the armed […]


First acts announced for MTV Crashes Plymouth

MTV UK have announced the first round of performers for this year’s MTV Crashes Plymouth. The first acts to play Day One of the biggest music event in the South West on Thursday 27 July are chart toppers Sigma (who will be playing a full live set) and pop princess Louisa Johnson. If that isn’t […]

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Councillor Jordan and Karen Walker with the award

Plymouth Armed Forces Day wins gold at South West Tourism Awards

We’ve scooped our second gold award for last year’s Plymouth Armed Forces Day, beating off stiff competition to win a top spot at the South West Tourism Awards. Having won gold at the Devon Tourism Awards in late 2016 the event went on to the regional awards in Bristol on Thursday 2 February, where it […]


Dates announced for MTV Crashes Plymouth 2017

MTV Crashes Plymouth will return for its fourth year on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 July and is set to see thousands of people enjoy two more nights of chart-topping acts on Plymouth Hoe. Tickets for the live music event, organised by MTV in collaboration with Plymouth City Council, will go on sale on Friday […]


New event partner for half marathon in Plymouth

We’ve appointed a new event partner for the city’s popular half marathon.  Event West, which is based in Plymouth and already runs the Britain’s Ocean City 10k, is teaming up with us to host the race from 2017 following a recent tender process. The new event will be called the Britain’s Ocean City Half Marathon […]


Civic reception for local Olympic, Paralympic and Invictus Games athletes

The Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor Pauline Murphy, hosted a civic reception this evening for local sportsmen and women who competed in this year’s Olympic, Paralympic and Invictus Games. Athletes and coaches were invited to the event at the Council House, organised in recognition of their achievements and their roles in representing Plymouth on the […]

Lord Mayor Councillor Pauline Murphy with consort Councillor Brian Vincent and athletes David Wetherill, Tom Daley, Brian Usher, Tonia Couch, Ben Proud and Sarah Barrow

Dates revealed for next year’s Plymouth History Festival

The dates for the next Plymouth History Festival have been confirmed as Saturday 6 May to Sunday 4 June 2017. This will be the fifth time the annual celebration of the city’s heritage has taken place. So far more than 600 events have been enjoyed by thousands of people, all of whom have had the […]


Remembrance Day service on Plymouth Hoe

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Pauline Murphy and her consort, Councillor Brian Vincent will be joined by the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon for this year’s Remembrance Service on Sunday 13 November. The Deputy Lord Mayor, Deputy Lord Mayor’s Consort, Council Leader and Council Chief Executive will also attend the service, which will remember all those who […]


Grants awarded to Plymouth community groups

Tea dances, African drumming, and a music and storytelling festival are among the events that have taken place as organisations in Plymouth have been awarded small grants to promote inclusion and diversity in the city. Plymouth City Council has been working with Plymouth Drake Foundation to provide small grants of up to £2,000 to organisations in […]


Sara Pascoe is an animal!

Stand-up comedian Sara Pascoe will be at Plymouth Guildhall on Friday 14 October, talking about her first book, ‘Animal – How a Woman is Made’. ‘Animal’ combines autobiography and evolutionary history to make us laugh and re-consider the female body, from armpit hair to zygots! In each chapter she examines a specific part or aspect of the […]


MTV Crashes Plymouth – everything you need to know

With just nine days to go until MTV Crashes Plymouth, people are being urged to plan ahead to ensure a fantastic time is had by all. Tens of thousands of spectators are expected to attend the two-day music event, which takes place on Plymouth Hoe on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 July. Tickets are being […]


Plymouth to commemorate Battle of the Somme centenary

Civic and military dignitaries, service personnel, veterans, school pupils and members of the public will gather on Plymouth Hoe early on Friday 1 July to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. A two-minute silence will take place at 7.30am – the time when, 100 years ago, 22 divisions of the British Army on […]


Vera and Shetland author Ann Cleeves to visit Plymouth

Crime fans are in for a treat next month as award winning crime writer Ann Cleeves visits the Central Library. Ann is the author behind television’s Vera and Shetland. She has written more than 25 novels and is the creator of detectives Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez – characters loved both on screen and in print. […]


Raising of Armed Forces Flag

The Armed Forces Flag was raised outside Plymouth Guildhall this morning to mark the start of this year’s Plymouth Armed Forces Week. The flag raising ceremony was attended by the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor Pauline Murphy and the Lord Lieutenant of Devon’s representative, Deputy Lieutenant Vice Admiral Sir Richard Ibbotson. Other civic and military guests included […]


Travel information for Rod Stewart concert

Special travel arrangements are in place for the Rod Stewart concert at Home Park on Tuesday 7 June. There will be no general parking at the ground (except a limited number of spaces for disabled drivers) and concert-goers are being advised to use public transport to get to and from the event. Stagecoach will be […]


Afrojack and Sub Focus announced for Day Two of MTV Crashes Plymouth

MTV have announced today that Dutch superstar DJ and producer Afrojack and drum and bass hotshot Subfocus are set to join the line-up for Day Two of MTV Crashes Plymouth on Friday 29 July. They will be joining Example and Tough Love for Club MTV – a massive, anthem-packed finale to this year’s event. After […]

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Be a superhero for a day at Lord Mayor’s Festival

Plymouth City Council is putting out an urgent appeal for the world’s superheroes to attend the jam-packed Lord Mayor’s Festival this weekend.  This year’s event has a ‘superheroes’ theme and everyone is being encouraged to go along dressed as their favourite – from Batman to Ant-Man, Wonder Woman to Thor. The family fun day in […]


Programme for 2016 History Festival goes live

The 2016 Plymouth History Festival has now been confirmed, with a packed programme of 100 different events. This is the fourth year that the month-long celebration of Plymouth’s history has taken place and details are now available online. The festival, co-ordinated by our Arts and Heritage service, will run from Saturday 7 May to Sunday […]


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Rudimental, Jess Glynne, Example and Tough Love announced for MTV Crashes Plymouth

MTV have announced today that consecutive chart toppers Rudimental and pop music heavyweight Jess Glynne will be heading up the stage at Day One of MTV Crashes Plymouth on Thursday 28 July. The following night Example will be returning to the city, joining Tough Love and more top DJs (still to be announced) for a […]


Christmas comes early as MTV Crashes Plymouth tickets go on sale

Music lovers can get their hands on tickets for Plymouth’s biggest music event from Monday 21 December as dates for MTV Crashes Plymouth are confirmed. The spectacular live music event, organised by MTV in collaboration with the Council, will be returning for its third year on Plymouth Hoe on the evenings of Thursday 28 and Friday […]

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Date set for Plymouth’s 2016 History Festival

Next year’s History Festival will run from Saturday 7 May to Sunday 5 June. Since being launched in 2013 the festival has seen 375 different events taking place across the city centre, waterfront and suburbs each year. With the aim of highlighting Plymouth’s heritage to as wide an audience as possible, the festival is coordinated […]


Remembrance Day Service on Plymouth Hoe

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Dr John Mahony will be joined by HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO and the Lord Lieutenant of Devon for this year’s Remembrance Service on Plymouth Hoe on Sunday 8 November. The Deputy Lord Mayor and Deputy Lady Mayoress, a representative of the Council Leader, the Shadow Leader and Council Chief […]


New partner announced for Plymouth 10k run

Plymouth City Council has announced a new event partner for the popular Plymouth 10k run. The Council stepped in to save the event earlier this year after previous operator GO2 Events told Plymouth it was no longer in a position to deliver it. Organisations interested in hosting the run were invited to come forward and […]


Step back to the 1930s as Tinside Lido celebrates 80th birthday

Plymouth’s spectacular Tinside Lido will be celebrating its 80th birthday in style with a weekend full of 1930s vintage charm. Visitors to the art deco complex on Saturday 12 and 13 September will be able to step back in time and enjoy a cream tea at poolside café, with music from the era and staff […]


Dust is a must for forthcoming artist project

Do you have any dust going spare? Artist Catherine Bertola is asking local people for their help in completing her latest installation. Catherine is one of six makers whose work will be featured in the Acts of Making festival, organised by the Crafts Council. The 14-day festival will take place from Saturday 12 to Saturday 26 […]


Red Arrows display cancelled tonight

The Red Arrows have unfortunately had to cancel their display at the British Firework Championships tonight. They have been monitoring the weather throughout the day and although the rain is clearing, the sea mist and low cloud cover mean it is not safe for them to fly. Organisers TESA and Plymouth City Council are keeping […]


Update on MTV Live and Local event

We have reluctantly had to delay the start of today’s Live and Local event on the MTV stage to 4.15pm due to the weather. The main issues for us are wind direction (which can increase the amount of rain hitting the stage and electrical equipment) and wind strength (which affects infrastructure safety). The picture has […]