Tag Archives : events


Getting the nuts and bolts of business right

Teams from the Council will be at an event next week to highlight the support available to Plymouth’s small businesses. Council staff will be offering advice to new businesses as well as existing ones looking for tips on how to make their company grow. The event takes place at Plymouth Science Park’s Baylis Suite on […]


Reynolds’ links with Devonport explored through ‘Art in the Park’

An outdoor exhibition running in Devonport Park until 26 July is highlighting the work of one of Plymouth’s most famous artists and exploring his links with a part of the city that is often forgotten. ‘Art in the Park’ is an arts and health project organised by ‘One Red Dot’ in association with Community Health […]


Little Mix, Kodaline, Steve Aoki and Deorro announced for MTV Crashes Plymouth

MTV has announced today that the hottest girl group in pop music, Little Mix, will be crashing Plymouth this summer. Jesy, Perrie, Jade and Leigh-Anne will be joined by Irish rockers Kodaline for Day One of MTV Crashes Plymouth on Wednesday 22 July. American electro house superstar Steve Aoki will also be coming to the […]

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Local venues to bring national craft festival to South West

Plymouth City Council, Plymouth College of Art and Mount Edgcumbe are joining forces to bring a national festival of contemporary craft to Plymouth this autumn. ‘Acts of Making’ is a two-week festival produced by the Crafts Council that celebrates contemporary craft through performances, live installations and workshops. Supported by Arts Council England and Plymouth Culture, […]


Local bands to perform on MTV Crashes stage for third night of live music

Local bands will once again get an opportunity to perform in front of thousands of people on Plymouth Hoe following this year’s two-day MTV Crashes live music event. Organised by Plymouth City Council, the community music event will take place on Friday 24 July, with entertainment starting from 2pm. Deputy Council Leader Peter Smith said: […]


Line-up announced for second night of MTV Crashes Plymouth

MTV has announced that 20-year-old Dutch wonder-kid Oliver Heldens will headline day two of MTV Crashes Plymouth with Club MTV. Oliver Heldens was only 17 years old when the biggest record label in the dance industry, Spinnin’ Records, approached and signed him and he is now one of the most in-demand DJs in the world. […]


Get your little monkey into the swing of reading this Bookstart Week

Libraries in Plymouth will be celebrating National Bookstart Week with jungle themed parties for the under-fives. UK charity Book Trust says ‘every little monkey deserves a story and a cuddle’ and is calling for Plymouth parents and carers to perfect their loudest ape call and take their cheeky chimps to a local library for some […]


Plymouth warms up for national launch of Ping!

City centre shoppers and visitors will have a ball when Plymouth hosts the national launch of this year’s Ping! festival on Saturday 13 June. Now in its sixth year, Ping! takes table tennis to remarkable and surprising public places nationwide and has attracted more than a million participants to date. Plymouth is one of 19 […]


Exhibition marks bicentenary of Napoleon in Plymouth Sound

A new exhibition opening at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery next week will explore the 10 dramatic days during the summer of 1815 when Napoleon Bonaparte was held as a prisoner in Plymouth Sound aboard HMS Bellerophon. ‘Fallen Emperor: Napoleon in Plymouth Sound in 1815’ will be centred around a popular painting from the […]


MTV Crashes Plymouth announce Tinie Tempah and Jess Glynne

BRIT, MOBO and Ivor Novello award winner Tinie Tempah and pop heavyweight Jess Glynne have been confirmed to appear on the first night of MTV Crashes Plymouth. Tinie Tempah, who had a number one with his debut album Disc-Overy and has won BRIT Awards for Best British Breakthrough Act and Best British Single, will be […]


Fancy hel-ping at table tennis festival?

Our sports development unit is looking for volunteers to help out at this summer’s Ping! street table tennis festival. Now in its sixth year, Ping! takes table tennis to remarkable and surprising public places nationwide and Plymouth is hosting the national launch on Saturday 13 June. An all-day ping-pong event will be held in Armada Way […]


Local BMX ace joins this year’s Sky Ride Plymouth

Local pro-cyclist Charlotte Green will open this year’s Sky Ride Plymouth event on Sunday 31 May. Charlotte, a member of the Great Britain Cycling Team, will be joining thousands of people from across the region for the closed road cycling event, starting and finishing at Saltram. The 20-year-old from Cornwall joined the team’s Olympic Academy […]


iOrchestra’s ‘Universe of Sound’ arrives in Plymouth

A huge digital installation that gives people an amazing opportunity to step inside the beating heart of an orchestra will be open free of charge in Plymouth’s city centre piazza from Monday 27 April to Saturday 9 May. Inspired by the latest technology, iOrchestra’s ‘Universe of Sound’ will be open daily from 10am to 6pm […]


Extra capacity confirmed for MTV Crashes

Capacity at day two of this summer’s spectacular MTV Crashes Plymouth show has been increased following discussions between Plymouth City Council and MTV. Extra tickets will be released on Saturday 25 April, giving music fans a second chance to be part of the crowd on the second night of this year’s Crashes event (Thursday 23 […]


Tickets for two-day MTV Crashes Plymouth show now sold out

Tickets for this summer’s spectacular MTV Crashes Plymouth and Club MTV Crashes shows have now sold out. Pre-sale tickets for MTV Crashes Plymouth went on sale at 6pm last night and sold out in around two hours. Those allocated for general sale this morning were snapped up in just 15 minutes. See Tickets apologised to […]


iOrchestra MusicLab returns to Plymouth

MusicLab – iOrchestra’s touring musical truck – is back in Plymouth. Fuelled by the latest digital technology, the free pop-up ‘play-and-create’ truck will be visiting North Prospect, Whitleigh, Efford, Stonehouse and Devonport until Saturday 9 May. MusicLab offers schools, community groups and the public the chance to put themselves in the shoes of a horn, […]


Tickets go on sale for MTV Crashes Plymouth 2015

Tickets for this summer’s MTV Crashes Plymouth event will be on sale from Thursday 16 April. The spectacular live music event, being organised by MTV in collaboration with Plymouth City Council, will take place on Plymouth Hoe on Wednesday 22 July. It will be followed by a ‘Club MTV’ night on the same stage on […]


Plymouth chosen as host venue for The Transat in 2016

Plymouth has won its bid to host the start of the next edition of the prestigious Transat sailing event in 2016. Born as the OSTAR and the original solo race across the North Atlantic in 1960, The Transat has firmly established itself as one of the major events in the professional yachting calendar. The first […]


Namibian manager tours Plymouth’s Rugby World Cup training venues

Wessel Kotze, Operations and Logistics Manager for the Namibian rugby team, was in Plymouth at the weekend touring the city’s Rugby World Cup 2015 Team Base venues. Plymouth will be Namibia’s Team Base while they are playing their two fixtures at Sandy Park in Exeter and Mr Kotze was on a fact-finding visit ahead of […]


iOrchestra returns to Plymouth

A pioneering digital music project led by the Philharmonia Orchestra will return to Plymouth this April and May. Inspired by the latest technology, iOrchestra offers people an amazing opportunity to step inside the beating heart of an orchestra. As in 2014, when more than 16,500 Plymouth people took part in the experience, the project will […]


Lord Mayor’s Day needs you!

We’re gearing up for Lord Mayor’s Day on Saturday 6 June and our events team wants to hear from anyone interested in taking part. This year’s theme will be ‘the 200th Anniversary of Napoleon on HMS Bellerophon in Plymouth Sound’ and anyone can get involved – from individual people to community groups, clubs and organisations. […]


Plymouth wins funding for revamp at Mayflower Museum

Plymouth City Council and the partnership leading plans for Mayflower 400 are celebrating news that the city has won £35,000 from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to upgrade the Mayflower Museum on the Barbican. The funding, announced today by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Sajid Javid, will allow a […]


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 […]


Grow Wild goes wild! Last call to cast your vote for Plymouth

Wow! Plymouth’s Grow Wild campaign has gone wild on the web, on twitter and in the streets but time is running out as voting ends on midnight of Tuesday 4 November. Now the Council and its partners are asking for one last push to get the City to Sea the votes it needs to get […]


Event registration now open for 2015 History Festival

Registration for next year’s Plymouth History Festival is now open to all local event providers. The annual celebration of the city’s heritage will run from Friday 1 to Sunday 31 May 2015. Since it was launched in 2012, two successful festivals have taken place, offering more than 250 events that have been enjoyed by thousands […]


Sea of Poppies for City to Sea in Plymouth?

A sea of poppies could be planted on the walk towards the Hoe’s war memorial as part of the exciting City to Sea project to bring wildflowers into the heart of Plymouth. More details and images of what could be a spectacular wildflower tribute to Plymouth’s proud military past are being unveiled as support for […]


Plymouth to trip the ‘Light Fantastic’ in celebration of Three Towns centenary

The 100th anniversary of the amalgamation of the three towns of Plymouth, East Stonehouse and Devonport will be celebrated in lights next month, thanks to a £36,203 grant from Arts Council England (ACE). Plymouth City Council’s arts and heritage service has successfully secured the funding for a special lighting project, which will see iconic buildings […]


Vital Sparks brings Hindu festival of Holi to Mutley

Six more projects have been given received Vital Sparks funding to put art and creativity into the heart of the community. The Plymouth Culture project, led by Plymouth City Council and funded by Arts Council England has awarded bursaries to groups that promise to create a buzz in their own communities. All these new and […]


History gets horrible at the Central Library

There’s gruesome fun for all the family on Saturday 20 September as Plymouth’s Central Library hosts an afternoon of ‘Horrible Histories’ activities. Staff in the children’s library will be transformed into Rotten Romans and Smashing Saxons and there may even be an appearance from Henry VIII so hold on to your heads! The costumes are […]


Plymouth confirmed as an official Team Base for Rugby World Cup 2015

Plymouth’s sports facilities will be front row next year as the city plays host to one of the competing nations in Rugby World Cup 2015 (RWC 2015). England Rugby 2015 has announced that Plymouth is one of 41 official Team Bases that will host the 20 participating teams during the tournament, taking place in England […]