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Illusion Fireworks crowned British Champions

Illusion Fireworks from Wallingford in Oxfordshire have been crowned the 2018 British Firework Champions following an explosive two-day showdown between six of the UK’s top pyrotechnics specialists. Tens of thousands of spectators gathered on and around Plymouth Hoe to see six spectacular ten-minute displays set off into the night sky in this year’s British Firework […]


Traffic restrictions for Plymouth Pride

Some traffic restrictions will be in place for the Plymouth Pride parade on Saturday. The parade will leave North Cross at midday and make its way through the city centre to the festival on the Hoe. To ensure the safety of everyone taking part, as well as other road users, Royal Parade will also be […]


A week of fireworks and festival fun

It’s one of the biggest weeks in Plymouth’s events calendar as the British Firework Championships return on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 August, followed by the Ocean City Blues ‘n’ Jazz Festival from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 August. The British Firework Championships offer two nights of spectacular pyrotechnics that are completely free to enjoy. […]


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Calling all Mischief Makers!

Young ‘Mischief Makers’ in Plymouth can sign up for another fun-filled Summer Reading Challenge from Saturday 14 July. This year’s theme is inspired by the much-loved children’s title Beano, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. Every child who signs up to read six books over the summer holiday will get a collector’s map of Beanotown […]


Becky Hill to perform at MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds

A new name has been added to the line-up for Plymouth’s biggest music event, with just over four weeks to go. Singer-songwriter Becky Hill will be joining Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra during their Ibiza Classics show at MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds on Friday 27 July, as well as performing her own set. […]

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Armed Forces Day flag flying outside Plymouth Guildhall

Flag-raising ceremony marks start of Armed Forces Week in Plymouth

The Armed Forces Day flag was raised from the Plymouth Guildhall flagpole this morning, where it will be flown all week, to mark the start of Armed Forces Week. The ceremony was attended by the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor Sam Davey; the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon, Brigadier Simon Young CBE DL; the Naval Base […]


Veterans’ Village returns to Plymouth Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day returns to Plymouth Hoe on Saturday 30 June with parades, displays and ‘villages’ showcasing the armed forces. Over 75 charities and organisations will be represented in the Veterans’ Village, supported this year by military charity Help for Heroes, which helps the region’s wounded veterans and military personnel, and their loved ones, from […]


Evan Craig's winning Armed Forces Day pin badge design

Evan’s Armed Forces Day badge design a winner

Seven-year-old Evan Craig is the proud winner of this year’s Plymouth Armed Forces Day badge design competition, sponsored by the Military Kid’s Club (MKC) Heroes. Evan’s RAF-inspired design includes Smeaton’s Tower and an air display from the Red Arrows. He said: “I chose Smeaton’s Tower as you see it on all things to do with […]


Thrilling air display planned for Plymouth Armed Forces Day

More details have been released about the air display planned for Plymouth Armed Forces Day, taking place on Plymouth Hoe on Saturday 30 June. Aircraft including a Spitfire XIV, Calidus Gyro and Catalina will take to the skies above Plymouth Sound to entertain spectators, who will also be able to enjoy dramatic aerobatic shows. The […]

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Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley,

Headliner for Day Two of Ocean City Sounds revealed

Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley, will be headlining Day Two of MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds on Friday 27 July, in their only South West performance of the year. Their critically acclaimed ‘Ibiza Classics’ show will see tracks performed in an entirely new way during a full two-hour set, appealing […]


Full line-up revealed for day one of MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds

Ella Eyre, Professor Green and R3WIRE & VARSKI will complete the line-up for day one of MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds, part of the MTV Presents series, on Thursday 26 July. The event will be headlined by indie pop titans, Bastille, who will perform a full 90-minute set to the crowd on Plymouth Hoe. Singer […]

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Lord Mayor Councillor Wendy Foster and Councillor Glenn Jordan and the launch of Plymouth Armed Forces Day 2018

Plans revealed for this year’s Armed Forces Day

Exciting plans for this year’s Plymouth Armed Forces Day have been revealed at the official launch on the Hoe. The annual celebration of Plymouth’s proud military history will be held on the Hoe on Saturday 30 June and as 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force, the event will include special commemorations […]


Dinosaur fans set to have a roar-some time at Lord Mayor’s Festival

The Lord Mayor’s Festival will return to Plymouth city centre on Saturday 26 May. The festival, sponsored by Rowes Honda and Rowes Suzuki, will welcome Councillor Sam Davey to his new role as Lord Mayor when he takes over from Councillor Wendy Foster in May. The theme for this year’s festival is ‘dinosaurs’ and there’s […]


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Bastille to headline Ocean City Sounds Day One

Indie pop band Bastille will headline Day One of Plymouth’s new music event Ocean City Sounds, part of the MTV Presents series, on Thursday 26 July. The chart-topping, award-winning band have sold more than 11 million singles including ‘Pompeii’, ‘Things We Lost in the Fire’, ‘Flaws’ and ‘Good Grief’. Most recently they hit the UK […]


Dates and ticket details announced for Ocean City Sounds

Get these dates in your diary! Plymouth’s new music event – Ocean City Sounds – will take place on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 July and tickets will go on sale this Friday (2 February) at 9am. Tens of thousands of music fans are expected to head to Plymouth Hoe this summer to see some […]

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Plymouth warms up for top diving action this weekend

Plymouth will be the centre of the British diving world this weekend as it plays host to the sport’s biggest domestic competition of the year. Divers from all over the country will be heading to the Plymouth Life Centre on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to compete in the 2018 British Diving Championships. Plymouth Diving is […]


New-look live music event for Plymouth in 2018

We’re bringing a new-look live music event to Plymouth Hoe next summer. ‘Ocean City Sounds’ will build on the huge success of MTV Crashes Plymouth, which has seen the likes of Little Mix, Rudimental, Jess Glynne, Kaiser Chiefs and most recently world number one DJ Martin Garrix wow thousands on Plymouth Hoe over the last four […]


Family Rave a first for Plymouth

The award-winning ‘Big Fish Little Fish’ will be bringing one of their Family Raves to Plymouth on Saturday 17 February. The event is being staged as part of the Museum On Tour programme – a series of exhibitions, events and projects taking place across the city while the Museum and Art Gallery’s building is closed for […]


Park for a pound at Western Approach this Christmas

Late night shoppers can park for just £1 from 3pm at Plymouth’s Western Approach car park in the run-up to Christmas. We’re providing discounted parking every Thursday night to get folk into the festive spirit and encourage them to see what the city centre’s West End shops have on offer. The deal begins this Thursday to coincide […]


Plymouth to remain home of the British Firework Championships until 2029

Plymouth City Council and The Event Services Association (TESA) are set to sign a contract that will see the British Firework Championships remain in Plymouth for a further 12 years. The spectacular two-day event, which celebrated its 21st anniversary in August, has been held on Plymouth Hoe ever since it began in 1997 and attracts […]


Discover something new at your library during Libraries Week

From famous authors to bedtime stories, coding clubs to online resources, there’s lots to discover in Plymouth during Libraries Week. The event, which runs from Monday 9 to Saturday 14 October, is an annual UK-wide showcase of the best that libraries have to offer. One of the highlights of our week will be a visit by bestselling […]


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MTV Crashes Plymouth – all you need to know

With just one day to go until MTV Crashes Plymouth, organisers MTV and Plymouth City Council are asking everyone to make sure they plan ahead for a fun, safe and hassle-free event. Tens of thousands of spectators will be heading to the Hoe on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 July for two nights of incredible live […]


Win MTV Crashes tickets with the Plymouth History Centre

As part of its major community engagement project Plymouth After Dark, the Plymouth History Centre is offering a chance to win a pair of tickets to either Day One or Day Two of this year’s MTV Crashes Plymouth. Plymouth After Dark is a four-year community project looking at everything that happens in the city when […]

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Clean Bandit and Jax Jones complete MTV line-up

MTV UK have announced that chart toppers Clean Bandit and British DJ Jax Jones will complete the amazing line-up for this year’s MTV Crashes Plymouth. Day One of the biggest music event in the South West (Thursday 27 July) will see Clean Bandit, Sigma with guest Birdy, Charli XCX , Busted, and Louisa Johnson wow […]


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 […]


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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 […]