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Barbican set for Mayflower spruce up

Roads and pavements around the Barbican and waterfront will be getting some TLC as part of a scheme to get the city ready for Mayflower400. Plymouth City Council is embarking on a £2 million Mayflower maintenance programme to make sure the streets are in tip-top condition ahead of the key year. A further £735,000 is […]

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Construction work to begin at historic Elizabethan House

The restoration and reinterpretation of Plymouth’s historic Elizabethan House moves into an exciting phase next week when building work begins in earnest. Led by Plymouth City Council, with additional funding support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic England, the Coastal Revival Fund and The Pilgrim’s Trust, it’s one of the key legacy projects for the […]


Calling all Plymouth choirs! Mayflower 400 needs you

Do you lead a choir or singing group? Your group could be part of a momentous, global event on Plymouth Hoe for the Mayflower 400 commemorations. 2020 is the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage, one of the most influential journeys in global history and a defining moment in the shared history of Britain, the […]


iMayflower gets £3.5million from DCMS to make Plymouth more amazing

An ambitious project to build Plymouth’s creative industries and nurture creative people power for Mayflower400 and beyond has been awarded a massive £3.5 million from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. An additional £750,000 has been awarded to Mayflower400 and £2.75 million for exciting new creative sector initiatives that could see over 4,000 […]


Plymouth’s 2020 Mayflower 400 programme revealed

Plymouth’s Mayflower 400 programme for 2020 will include a major cultural programme funded by Arts Council England and others, spectacular new events such as the Mayflower Week and Ocean Festival and a wide range of education, arts and culture, sport and volunteering activities that the community can get involved in. 2020 is the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower […]


Arts, Heritage & Tourism Minister visits Plymouth and the Mayflower 400 team

The Minister’s visit recognises the importance of the 2020 Mayflower commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower Pilgrims’ historic journey across the Atlantic, and the celebration of Plymouth as Britain’s Ocean City. With Britain’s Ocean City planning big things for the commemoration year, the Tourism Minister conducted a tour of key areas in the […]


US Ambassador visits lead city for Mayflower 400 events

US Ambassador to the UK Matthew Barzun is visiting the city where the Mayflower set off on its historic voyage to the United States almost exactly 395 years ago. The Ambassador is visiting Plymouth over two days and will be meeting the leadership group responsible for planning the Mayflower 400 events for which Plymouth is […]