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Event Category: Talks and Tours

Talk: The 50s in Conversation: Did We Really ‘Never Have It So Good’?

May 16th 2017

Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry’s Cross, Plymouth PL1 2SW In connection with ‘Britain in the Fifties: Design and Aspiration’ Freddie Mills and Hilary Bracegirdle, the exhibition’s Plymouth curator, discuss the reality of life in the 1950s. This will be an informal session with plenty of opportunities to join in with a conversation that covers everything from popular culture to setting […]

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History Centre Hard Hat Tour

May 26th 2017

History Centre Construction Site, (Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery), Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AJ Join a representative from Willmott Dixon, the building contractors for the History Centre project, for a special hard hat tour of the construction site. Participants must be able to walk up flights of stairs and stand for short periods of time. Please meet […]

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Talk: Abram Games and the Festival of Britain Symbol

May 30th 2017

Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry’s Cross, Plymouth PL1 2SW In 1948, two years after being de-mobbed, ‘Official War Poster Artist’ Abram Games won the competition to design the symbol for the Festival of Britain. This would be a significant event in his six-decade career, establishing him as one of twentieth century Britain’s most respected graphic designers. The […]

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Bite Size: Plymouth from Destruction to Construction

June 14th 2017

The Council House, Armada Way, Plymouth PL1 2AA Join Tony Davey and Adam Milford from the Arts and Heritage Service for a tour and discussion of the Blitz exhibition at the Council House (opening on 6 May). They will also talk about the context of the Council House itself and the wider post-war redevelopment that […]

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Bite Size: Millbay Public Art

June 28th 2017

Meet outside Salumi, 18 Millbay Road, Plymouth PL1 3LH How often have you walked or driven down Millbay Road and never paid attention to the public artworks that are located on it? Why not join us for this short guided walk along one of Plymouth’s most well-known streets to find out more about a memorial […]

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History Centre Hard Hat Tour

June 30th 2017

History Centre Construction Site, (Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery), Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AJ Join a representative from Willmott Dixon, the building contractors for the History Centre project, for a special hard hat tour of the construction site. Participants must be able to walk up flights of stairs and stand for short periods of time. Please meet […]

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History Centre Hard Hat Tour

July 28th 2017

History Centre Construction Site, (Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery), Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AJ Join a representative from Willmott Dixon, the building contractors for the History Centre project, for a special hard hat tour of the construction site. Participants must be able to walk up flights of stairs and stand for short periods of time. We will […]

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History Centre Hard Hat Tour

September 29th 2017

History Centre Construction Site, (Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery), Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AJ Join a representative from Willmott Dixon, the building contractors for the History Centre project, for a special hard hat tour of the construction site. Participants must be able to walk up flights of stairs and stand for short periods of time. Please meet […]

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History Centre Hard Hat Tour

October 27th 2017

History Centre Construction Site, (Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery), Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AJ Join a representative from Willmott Dixon, the building contractors for the History Centre project, for a special hard hat tour of the construction site. Participants must be able to walk up flights of stairs and stand for short periods of time. Please meet […]

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History Centre Hard Hat Tour

November 24th 2017

History Centre Construction Site, (Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery), Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AJ Join a representative from Willmott Dixon, the building contractors for the History Centre project, for a special hard hat tour of the construction site. Participants must be able to walk up flights of stairs and stand for short periods of time. Please meet […]

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