The Plymouth Art Weekender logoThe Weekender is coordinated by Visual Arts Plymouth and funded through the city-wide Horizon project, a collaborative two-year programme of visual contemporary arts, supported by Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence fund and Plymouth Culture.

Follow these links for full programme details:

Supported Projects

In addition to the ‘We The People Are The Work’ exhibition which launches on 22 September, we are supporting a number of events in this year’s Art Weekender programme.

Friday 22 to Sunday 24 September, 11am to 5pm
PAC Home Space, Plymouth Arts Centre, 38 Looe Street, Plymouth PL4 0EB
See two interactive installations and the debut zine of the Dwell artist collective.

Versify Showdown!
Friday 22 September, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Union Corner, Union Street, Plymouth PL1 3HW
Come and be inspired, amused and impressed by the voices of some of Plymouth’s freshest young poets, rappers, performers and musicians.

Photograph of Hamoaze House, Plymouth c1957Anyone for Croquet?
Friday 22 and Saturday 23 September
10.30am to 4pm

Hamoaze House, George Street, Mount Wise, Plymouth PL1 4JQ
See a photographic exhibition by Tim Mills and The Box, Plymouth that explores ideas of status, identity and space. Tim and members of our Programmes Team have worked with service users and staff at Hamoaze House to investigate the rich military history of the admiralty building through archival documents and photographs.

Versify Showdown! and Dwell are supported by Plymouth SOUP with funding from Plymouth City Council, Vital Sparks, Real Ideas Organisation and the Big Lottery Fund through the Power to Change Places Programme.

Vital Sparks Projects

Thanks to the Vital Sparks bursary scheme that we are a supporting partner of, the following projects are running events during the Plymouth Art Weekender.

Zine: YEA’ 17
Friday 22 to Sunday 24 September
Selected Art Weekender venues
Pick up a free limited edition zine and unique handmade badge produced by some of Plymouth’s young emerging artists aged 11 to 19.

Workshop: Creating Healthy Minds
Friday 22 September, 10am to 4pm
Unit 85, City Business Park, Somerset Place, Stoke, Plymouth PL3 4BB
Join Art, Craft & Laughter for a day of taster workshops. Maybe try your hand at fabric printing, mosaics, decoupage, weaving and rag wreath making.

Open Events: The Playwriters Organisation
Friday 22 September, 10.30am to 12pm, 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm
The Noah’s Ark, Courtney Street (off Royal Parade),
Plymouth PL1 1EP

For anyone with a love of plays and theatre – this is a chance to
find out more about how to create a play and how pub-theatre
works. Drop in and ask as many questions as you like!

Photograph of a Fijian jewellery making workshopWorkshop: Fijian Community Bula! Project
Saturday 23 September, 11am to 3pm
School of Creative Arts, Millbay Road, Plymouth PL1 3EG
Join the Plymouth Fijian Community as they teach traditional South Pacific crafts at a free workshop. Take home your own Fijian ‘salusalu’ necklace and learn how to use fresh flowers, ribbon, raffia, braiding and shells in jewellery making.

Public Art Support

Through the assistance of our Public Art Officer and other Plymouth City Council colleagues the following Plymouth Art Weekender projects have been given support with logistics and project management.

  • Basic Space promenade theatre performanceBillboard Project: A Good Neighbour, Friday 22 to Sunday 24 September, Civic Centre
  • Immersive Promenade Performance: Basic Space, Friday 22 to 24 September, Starting from the Barbican Theatre
  • Photographic Installation: (Other) Plymouths, Friday 22 to Sunday 24 September, Barbican Landing Stage, Commercial Wharf
  • Interactive Experience: Commit to this Memory, Friday 22 to Sunday 24 September, City-wide
  • Sound Installation: Transit, Friday 22 to Sunday 24 September, Frankfort Gate
  • Commission: The Park Bench Reader, Friday 22 to Sunday 24 September, Armada Way
  • Participatory Intervention: Bankrun, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September, Armada Way
  • Interactive Experience: Shed on Wheels, Saturday 23 September, Place de Brest
  • Commission: The Salty Singing Spectacle of Shiny
    Sozzled Sailors
    , Saturday 23 September, Council House
  • Tidal Pool, Devil's Point, PlymouthSilent Disco: Benthic Caress, Saturday 23 September, Tidal Pool, Devil’s Point
  • Public Performance: Metal Detectives, Saturday 23 September, Starting from the Sundial
  • Life Drawing Sessions: Lounge at the Hoe, Sunday 24 September, The Hoe

Find out more about all of these by clicking on the links at the top of the page. Enjoy your Weekender!