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Event Category: Talks and Tours

Talk: A Second Look at Plymouth Shops

October 24th 2017

Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry’s Cross, Plymouth PL1 2SW A small number of Plymouth’s independent stores have survived into the 21st century. Among them Lawsons who have significantly expanded their West Country operation over the last 20 years, and Goulds, who are finding life increasingly difficult with competition from companies such as Blacks, Cotswold and Go Outdoors. […]

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The Box Hard Hat Tours – October 2017

October 27th 2017

Tour 1: 1pm to 1.45pm – last place left Tour 2: 2pm to 2.45pm – Book now The Box Construction Site, (Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery), Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AJ Join a representative from Willmott Dixon, the building contractors for The Box, Plymouth, for a special hard hat tour of the construction site. […]

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Bite Size: We The People After Dark

November 1st 2017

Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, Plymouth PL4 8AT Join Adam Milford, Learning Development Officer for Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives, to travel back in time and visit the history of Plymouth’s lively music scene. In this talk Adam will focus on the venues frequented by Plymouth’s punk and DIY bands and fans; an inspiration for […]

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Photography Walk

November 4th 2017

CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial, The Hoe, Plymouth PL1 Join photographer Fiona Evans for some hints and tips about how to take great images using the Hoe, whilst the Wave sculpture is situated on the Memorial and provides a backdrop. This session is particularly aimed at amateur photographers and photography enthusiasts who are looking to expand […]

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Talk: Simon Morrissey

November 7th 2017

Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry’s Cross, Plymouth PL1 2SW Simon Morrissey, Curator of the multi-site ‘We The People Are The Work’ exhibition (on display across the city until 18 November) discusses the ideas and curatorial process behind the exhibition. Please note, this is a change to the original programme and due to unavoidable circumstances replaces a talk […]

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Bite Size: The War Art of Borlase Smart

November 8th 2017

Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, Plymouth PL4 8AT Join Curator Terah Walkup to discuss Devon’s own Borlase Smart, official war painter. Trained at Plymouth College of Art, Smart went on to produce some of the most iconic works of the First World War. Free. No need to book.  This talk is part of the […]

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Evening Lecture: Tom Piper – Design for Performance

November 9th 2017

Lecture Theatre, Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, Plymouth PL4 8AT Come along to a special evening talk by award-winning designer Tom Piper MBE. Find out how a career in creating performance spaces in theatre led to designing the installation of poppies at the Tower of London in 2014 and at the CWGC Naval War […]

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Tour: Making Wave for the Tower – TR2 – Fully Booked

November 9th 2017

TR2, 12 Neptune Park, Cattedown, Plymouth PL4 0SJ Step backstage at Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Production and Learning Centre TR2 and uncover the secrets of how the structure was made for Poppies: Wave. See detailed designs for the original construction at the Tower of London, and learn how Theatre Royal Plymouth played a part in one […]

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Heritage Walk: Plymouth Hoe – In Memoriam

November 15th 2017

CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial, The Hoe, Plymouth PL1 Take a stroll around the Hoe with Nigel Overton from Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives. Discover more about the Plymouth Naval Memorial. Reflect upon some notable events that took place on The Hoe during the First World War and learn a little more about the other distinctive monuments […]

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Talk: Artemisia Gentileschi – The Most Famous Female Artist in Italian History

November 21st 2017

Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry’s Cross, Plymouth PL1 2SW Join Trish Hodge from the University of the Third Age to discover more about Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653). She had a fascinating life that included working for the wealthiest families in Italy as well as in England at the court of Charles I. Artemisia suffered at the hands of […]

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