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Event Category: Special event

‘Tall Tales’ Storytelling Sessions – fully booked

April 28th 2019

Smeaton’s Tower, The Hoe, Plymouth PL1 2NZ 10.30am-10.45am 10.50am-11.05am 11.10am-11.25am 2pm-2.15pm 2.20pm-2.35pm 2.40pm-2.55pm Come and meet storyteller extraordinaire Ariadne from Stiltskin Theatre Company. Be illuminated and entertained by her wonderful lighthouse tales involving the ups and downs of living in our very own Smeaton’s Tower. Standard admission to the lighthouse applies but the storytelling sessions […]

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Elizabethan House Drop-In

April 30th 2019

Community Hub, Floor 5, House of Fraser, 40-46 Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 1DY A restoration programme is underway at Plymouth’s Elizabethan House and we’re holding a special drop-in event for potential volunteers and other people who may have connections to this historic property. Volunteers We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us build a body […]

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Plymouth History Festival 2019

May 4th 2019 - May 31st 2019

Back for the seventh year! Plymouth History Festival is an annual celebration of Plymouth’s history and heritage and takes place across the city in a range of venues and locations. Each year the programme features around 100 different events including: Exhibitions and Displays Guided Walks and Tours Talks Music and Performance Family Activities Special Events […]

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Talk: New Perspectives on Cook’s Voyages of Discovery

May 7th 2019

Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry’s Cross, Plymouth PL1 2SW Join artist Helen Snell as she discusses her ongoing project ‘Neogeographies’; a direct response to the extraordinary prints and images that documented Captain Cook’s three voyages during the 1700s. Helen’s project has been partly supported by The Box, which has provided access to first edition volumes of Cook’s […]

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Evening Performance: The View From Behind The Futuristic Rose Trellis

May 11th 2019

Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth PL1 2NJ Saturday 11 May 7.30pm to 9.30pm Escape escapism through this new live work – a vivid, multi-musical opera about greed, aspiration and freedom. ‘The View From Behind the Futuristic Rose Trellis’ enthusiastically sings and dances its way through inner and outer realities, sifting through its characters to reveal […]

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Relaxed Matinee: The View From Behind The Futuristic Rose Trellis

May 11th 2019

Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth PL1 2NJ Saturday 11 May 2.30pm to 4.30pm Escape escapism through this new live work – a vivid, multi-musical opera about greed, aspiration and freedom. ‘The View From Behind the Futuristic Rose Trellis’ enthusiastically sings and dances its way through inner and outer realities, sifting through its characters to reveal […]

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Talk: Worth’s Folly

May 21st 2019

Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry’s Cross, Plymouth PL1 2SW For the 2018 Plymouth Art Weekender artist Bridgette Ashton was awarded the History Commission from Visual Arts Plymouth and The Box. ‘Worth’s Folly’ commemorated the accidental discovery in 1886 of Plymouth’s Palaeolithic Cattedown Cave. The work highlighted links between the little known Cave and the Athenaeum, where the […]

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Performances: Keeper of the Light

May 24th 2019 - June 8th 2019

Smeaton’s Tower, The Hoe, Plymouth PL1 2NZ Friday 24 May Wednesday 5 June Thursday 6 June Friday 7 June Saturday 8 June Performances are at 10.45am, 11.45am, 12.45pm, 1.15pm, 1.45pm, 2.45pm, 3.15pm, 3.45pm and 4.15pm Commissioned by The Box, Plymouth, in partnership with The Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, Falmouth University Written by Simon […]

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