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Collections on Tour: Sir Francis Drake Items at Buckland Abbey

April 1st 2018 - December 31st 2019

CURRENT OPENING HOURS Abbey: 11am-5pm (until 27 October) Estate, Garden, Restaurant and Shop: 10am-5pm (until 27 October) Open Daily Buckland Abbey currently has a selection of objects from our permanent collections on display including some associated with Sir Francis Drake. Other collection items on display within the house include prints, engravings and furniture. If you’ve […]

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Coming Home – Sir Francis Drake at Buckland

April 22nd 2019 - September 22nd 2019

Nave Gallery, Buckland Abbey, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 6EY Open Daily, 11am to 5pm See our portrait of Sir Francis Drake’s second wife, Lady Elizabeth Sydenham, on display alongside an iconic portrait of Drake which is currently on loan to Buckland Abbey as part of the National Portrait Gallery’s ‘COMING HOME’ project. This national initiative has […]

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Arts and Minds – September 2019

September 3rd 2019 - September 17th 2019

The Guildhall, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 1HA Tuesday 3 September, 2pm to 4pm Tuesday 17 September, 2pm to 4pm Arts and Minds is a series of free art workshops for people living with early stage dementia and their carers who come along and enjoy painting, drawing, ceramics, craft and textiles. Sessions are based on objects and images from our collections […]

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Traditional Craft Group – September 2019

September 6th 2019 - September 27th 2019

The Guildhall, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 1HA Friday 6 September, 10am to 12pm Friday 13 September, 10am to 12pm Friday 20 September, 10am to 12pm Friday 27 September, 10am to 12pm Come along to our friendly Women’s Traditional Craft Group to do some knitting and crochet. The group regularly produces work for a number of local charities. Whether […]

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Exhibition: Mariner: A Painted Ship upon a Painted Ocean

September 16th 2019 - November 16th 2019

The Levinsky Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA  Monday – Friday 10am-5pm Saturday 11am-4pm ADMISSION FREE ‘Mariner: A Painted Ship upon a Painted Ocean’ is inspired by the hugely influential poem, ‘The Rime of The Ancient Mariner’ by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The exhibition aims to open up new perspectives […]

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Exhibition: Matthew Raw: Tactile Change

September 20th 2019 - November 16th 2019

The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, Plymouth PL4 8AT Monday – Friday 9am-5pm Saturday 10am-1pm Admission free In ‘Tactile Change’, Matthew Raw discusses the societal challenges increasingly faced in a culture rife with seismic changes in outlook and behaviour. The project developed from research into a zoo once housed in Plymouth’s Central […]

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Plymouth Art Weekender 2019

September 27th 2019 - September 29th 2019

27 to 29 September Venues across the city Back for the fifth time, the Plymouth Art Weekender is an ambitious three-day event that celebrates Plymouth’s visual arts scene. During the three days you can experience events, exhibitions, performances and installations by a range of artists. Each year new work is also commissioned. Find out more about […]

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Reynolds Lecture: Tim Marlow: Life with Artists

October 24th 2019

The House, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA Admission free Advance booking advised here Join Tim Marlow, Artistic Director of London’s Royal Academy of Arts (RA), for our second annual Reynolds Lecture. Tim oversees six departments from the RA’s exhibition programme to collections, learning, academic programmes, publishing and architecture. Prior to this he […]

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