Over two nights iconic buildings across the city were illuminated to commemorate the amalgamation of the 'Three Towns' of Plymouth, Devonport and East Stonehouse in 1914. The buildings were illuminated with photos, images and memories that celebrated the last century.
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Commissioner: Plymouth City Council
Producer: Plymouth City Council
Partners: Real Ideas Organisation (RIO), Devonport Community Partnership, South West Film and Television Archive, Stonehouse Action, South West Image Bank, Innovation for the Creative and Cultural Industries (ICCI) at Plymouth University
Supporters: Arts Council England
The projections were created by the artists Illuminos who worked alongside communities in each of the Three Town areas to capture and create content to inspire the final artwork.
On Friday 28 November 2014, community-inspired illuminations took place at Smeaton’s Tower lighthouse on The Hoe, Devonport Guildhall and the Palace Theatre in Stonehouse.
On Saturday 28 November 2014, a ‘Grand Finale’ projection took place at Plymouth Guildhall and the Civic Centre.
Find out more about the history of Plymouth’s Three Towns in the ‘Related Links’ below.
About the Artist
Illuminos is the artistic collaboration between brothers Matt and Rob Vale, who have been working together for over 10 years to create memorable, inventive artworks and theatre events.
Their work ranges from very large scale light installations to smaller scale film, but is always site specific and unique to its location and community. Through their close collaboration with communities they often highlight social histories and enable the public to see their environment in a new perspective.
Find out more about Illuminos on their website.(Accessed 7 March 2018)
Read more about the ‘Three towns amalgamation cenetary stone’ on the council website.(Accessed 7 March 2018)