Tagged with Plymouth History Centre
PRESS RELEASE: The team behind the city’s ground breaking History Centre project is preparing for the start of a new chapter in the journey towards a 2020 opening. Plymouth City Council is set to sign a contract worth £22.6 million with Willmott Dixon for the major building and construction work while concept designs for some of the galleries have also been signed off.
by Sheila Snellgrove, Project Producer and Sara Norrish, Project Director How do you turn 70 pages of extraordinary writing into a walking tour with a difference? Well, I think we’ve just done it with ‘Ropewalks’. Our theatrical walking tour takes a look at the underbelly of our city and the lesser-known tales of some of […]
by Hannah McArthur, Costume Designer and Maker I’m a recent graduate from Plymouth College of Art where I studied Costume Production and Associated Crafts. I’m ready to set out on my career as a freelance costume designer/maker and the ‘Ropewalks’ project has enabled me to take the first step on this path as well as […]
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Welcome to this month’s update on all things to do with the building and construction work that’s taking place at the History Centre site. Firstly, here’s the latest time lapse video from the web cam which takes us back to everything that happened during April. You may have […]
PRESS RELEASE: An exhibition featuring some of the earliest and quirkiest works by much-loved artist Beryl Cook (1926-2008) will go on display at the Council House from 24 June.
PRESS RELEASE: A series of family-friendly theatrical walking tours will soon hit the cobbled streets of Plymouth's Barbican. ‘Ropewalks’ will lead audiences around some of the area’s most historic locations offering a series of entertaining encounters along the way.
by Jon Nash, Scriptwriter As a writer and theatre maker I’ve always been interested in story. The stories we hear, the stories we tell each other and ourselves. Stories help us make sense of the world around us and can bring us together to learn and think and feel. So around a year ago I […]
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer The History Centre construction site continues to be busy as our contractors Willmott Dixon make progress. Demolition work and scaffolding are the two most visible things that have been happening since our last update. On some days it’s been pretty noisy working in the Museum Annexe with the […]
PRESS RELEASE: The Plymouth History Centre project has been given a £250,000 boost thanks to a funding grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation - one of the largest and most respected charitable institutions in the UK.
by Victoria Lester, City Explainer Once upon a time I was an historian, a published historian in fact who became a language assistant who then came back to the UK – back to Plymouth to become unemployed for two years! But that was once upon a time. I decided to do something I’d always wanted […]