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Plymouth hosts another summer of Ping!

It’s a hit! Ping! is back and bigger than ever, bringing outdoor fun and activity to public spaces across Plymouth and all over England. Twenty-four towns and cities are welcoming table tennis tables this summer, providing free equipment and encouraging everyone to grab a bat and ball and get playing. Ping! makes table tennis more […]


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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 […]


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 backs Bath, Book, Bed campaign

Our library service is joining up with a national campaign to help children get a good night’s sleep. BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, has launched a booklet featuring top tips and advice from TV parenting expert Jo Frost as part of its Bath, Book, Bed campaign. The initiative encourages families to make stories part […]


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 […]


Armed Forces Day flag transported by zip wire

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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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Spruce-up for Devonport Park tennis courts

Our public tennis courts in Devonport Park have been given a summer spruce-up. The courts have been professionally cleaned and relined and new posts and nets have been installed, just in time for the Great British Tennis Weekend celebrations. The event, supported by our sports development unit, takes place on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 […]


Ping! returns to Plymouth

It’s ‘game on’ again in Plymouth this summer, with Datto Ping! serving up another fantastic festival of free ping pong until 21 August. This year’s event will boast a record number of tables, bats and balls bouncing into 27 sites around Plymouth, from parks and shopping centres to the Armada Way piazza and Royal William […]


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. […]


Award-winning choreographer brings children’s dance theatre to Museum

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery will host a day of promenade performances by an award-winning choreographer on Saturday 2 July.  ‘The Imagination Museum’ has been created by Lincolnshire-born choreographer Katie Green in collaboration with writer Anna Selby and composer Max Perryment. Visitors will meet eccentric tour guides Mildred, Henry and Harriet and join them […]


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 […]


Devonport SOUP event to support Plymouth Art Weekender

Our Arts and Heritage Service, Devonport Live and the Real Ideas Organisation have joined forces to support two local artists’ involvement in this year’s Plymouth Art Weekender. The three organisations are holding a ‘SOUP’ event at Devonport Guildhall on the evening of Thursday 14 July. During the event four artists or artists groups will be invited […]


Last chance to catch War Games exhibition

A major exhibition at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery is heading into its final week. War Games is a nationally touring exhibition from the V&A Museum of Childhood and will be on display until Saturday 18 June. The exhibition explores the role of warfare in children’s play from 1800 to the present day, and looks […]


New family events at Smeaton’s Tower

Our arts and heritage service has launched a brand new series of family-friendly events at Smeaton’s Tower. ‘Smeaton’s Tower Rocks’ will take place on Sunday 12 June, with a chance to paint lighthouse scenes on pebbles collected from the local foreshore. Visitors will be able to paint ‘Sunny Seaside Scenes’ on Sunday 17 July and make […]


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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Half term full of fun at Museum and Art Gallery

There’s a host of half term holiday fun on offer at the City Museum and Art Gallery next week. ‘Pick Up and Go’ activities inspired by the natural history collections will be available all day on Saturday 28 and Tuesday 31 May and Friday 3 and Saturday 4 June. Saturday 28 May is a busy […]


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 […]


Racing for Life? Train free with the Council

Thinking of taking part in this year’s Cancer Research UK Race for Life? If so, don’t miss out on some great training sessions organised by our Sports Development Unit to help you get in shape for the charity run. The sessions will cater for women of all running abilities, including complete beginners, so if you’ve always […]


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 […]


Celebrate International Women’s Day at Life Centre

Our Sports Development Unit is teaming up with Everyone Active to celebrate International Women’s Day with a range of free taster sessions at the Plymouth Life Centre for ladies of all ages. The sessions are being held on Sunday 6 March and everyone who signs up to take part in an activity will be entered into a […]


Plymouth apprentices party with Ping!

Apprentices are being invited to a very special party at Oceana Plymouth on Friday 18 March. Ping! Party Plymouth will have all the usual attractions of a top night out – great music, light show, house DJ and licensed bar (for the 18-and-overs) – but with a difference. It will also include loads of table […]

Councillor Smith, Sports Development Manager Louise Kelley, Senior Apprentice Co-ordinator Ken Holder and apprentices Ashley Piggott and Jeorgia Best promoting Ping! Party Plymouth at Oceana

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 […]


Busy half term for families at City Museum and Art Gallery

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery has a busy programme of family events and activities on offer during February half term. On Tuesday 16 February there’s a chance to make art and craft creations inspired by the thousands of objects in the Museum’s collections. The ‘Colour and Collage’ drop-in session will run from from 10.30am to 1pm with […]


Toy soldier set, German army medical service, 1936, O M Hausser and A G Lineol, Germany, c.1936 © Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Major new exhibition explores relationship between toys and conflict

A new exhibition opening at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday 6 February explores the role of warfare in children’s play from 1800 to the present day. ‘War Games’ is a nationally touring exhibition from the V&A Museum of Childhood and will be on display until 18 June. The show, which is designed […]