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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 […]

Sub Focus

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 […]


Tough Love

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 […]


Everything you need to know about MTV Crashes Plymouth

With just days to go until MTV Crashes Plymouth, people are 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 Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 July. Tickets are currently being dispatched […]


‘Charming’ new bridge for Barne Barton and St Budeaux

Kinterbury Creek is to get a charming new footbridge, thanks to an exciting project led by Barne Barton young people. Local residents will be making wind charms to hang on the low-level bridge which will span the creek that provides the only access to the shoreline in this part of Plymouth. A planning application has […]


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 […]

Steve Aoki

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 […]