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Event Category: Talks and Tours

Talk: The First Voyage of Captain Cook

July 10th 2018

Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry’s Cross, Plymouth PL1 2SW Venturing to the very edges of the known world in the interests of science and discovery, the Endeavour set sail from Plymouth in August 1786. As we approach the 250th anniversary, listen as popular speaker Alan Read examines the events of that epic voyage and the personality of […]

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Slide Show: Plymouth’s Reconstruction

July 11th 2018

Community Hub, Floor 5, House of Fraser, 40-46 Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 1DY Join our Learning Development Officers for a journey back in time. Each of our ‘Slide Show’ sessions explores a different theme with images from our archive collections on display. This session looks at the reconstruction of the city after the Second World […]

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Bite Size: Plymouth – From Destruction to Construction

July 18th 2018

House of Fraser, Floor 5, 40-46 Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 1DY Our ‘Plymouth – From Destruction to Construction’ exhibition chronicles the Blitz of Plymouth during the Second World War and the reconstruction that took place afterwards. Join Tony Davey, Learning Development Officer, as he explores how one of the first modern cities in Britain rose […]

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Beryl Cook Walk

July 19th 2018

Meet at Elvira’s Café, 7 Admiral’s Hard, Plymouth PL1 3RJ Finish at The Dolphin Inn, 14 The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS In 1968 Beryl Cook moved to Plymouth and became one of the city’s most popular artists. Join Hilary Bracegirdle for an amble to some of the locations that inspired Beryl’s work. Previous walk attendees have said: […]

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Bite Size: Collected Shadows

July 25th 2018

Peninsula Arts Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA Join Jennifer-Anne Crowther, research volunteer for Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives and freelance curator and photography lecturer at Plymouth College of Art, to explore the ‘Collected Shadows’ exhibition. The exhibition features an eclectic mix of 200 images from the Archive of Modern […]

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Slide Show: Plymouth After Dark

August 8th 2018

Community Hub, Floor 5, House of Fraser, 40-46 Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 1DY Join our Learning Development Officers for a journey back in time. Each of our ‘Slide Show’ sessions explores a different theme with images from our archive collections on display. This session looks at ‘Plymouth After Dark’ and ties in with our major […]

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Bite Size: Cook 250

August 15th 2018

Community Hub, Floor 5, House of Fraser, 40-46 Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 1DY In 1768 Captain Cook set out from Plymouth on the first of three expeditions. He would sail thousands of miles across largely uncharted areas of the globe, recording lands, islands and coastlines on European maps in greater detail and on a bigger […]

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Beryl Cook Walk

August 18th 2018

Meet at Elvira’s Café, 7 Admiral’s Hard, Plymouth PL1 3RJ Finish at The Dolphin Inn, 14 The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS In 1968 Beryl Cook moved to Plymouth and became one of the city’s most popular artists. Join Hilary Bracegirdle for an amble to some of the locations that inspired Beryl’s work. Previous walk attendees have said: […]

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Bite Size: In Praise of Trees

August 29th 2018

Meet at the entrance to Ham Woods by Mowhay Road (Weston Mill Tip side), Ham, Plymouth PL5 2AA Come along for a morning amble around an ancient local woodland with us. We’ll make our way to the beautiful public art installation ‘In Praise of Trees’ by artist Peter Randall-Page, where you can learn more about […]

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