Theatre Royal Plymouth launch new look membership scheme

As Theatre Royal Plymouth begin to get back on track after a difficult 16 months, they are announcing their new-look Membership Scheme. They’ve been busy working on what their memberships will look like in a post-Covid world, and are delighted to share that they are relaunching their...

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Derriford Vaccination Hub closing on Friday 16 July

Derriford Vaccination Hub closing on Friday 16 July: “This will remain one of the greatest experiences of my career for the rest of my life”

The Covid-19 vaccination centre at the Derriford Centre for Health and Wellbeing (DCHW) will be closing its doors on Friday 16 July, 2021. The Hub has been phenomenally successful in delivering the national vaccination programme at a local level; vaccinating both hospital staff, other health and social care workers and the public.

The Hub opened in December and since then nearly 100,...

James Mackenzie-Blackman named Chief Executive of Theatre Royal Plymouth

Theatre Royal Plymouth has announced that James Mackenzie-Blackman will succeed Adrian Vinken OBE as its Chief Executive.

Currently Chief Executive of Eden Court Highlands, Scotland’s largest single-site performing arts venue, James Mackenzie-Blackman’s previous roles include Executive Director of Matthew Bourne’s award-winning dance company New Adventures, Executive Director of the...

Trio of Bournemouth Students Reach Shortlist of National Competition

Arts University Bournemouth is known for producing some of the UK’s finest design talent and this year, three of its students (out of 10) have been shortlisted in national student design competition, JDO RAW 2021.

Conceived in 2013 by JDO, the award-winning brand design and innovation agency, JDO RAW is now recognised as one of the UK’s foremost student design competitions with a...

Devon-based entrepreneur brings together women from across the world in global bestseller

Heart-led Entrepreneur Lucy Crane, 32, who recently relocated from Oxford to Molland Cross, North Devon, is celebrating this week, after uniting 17 amazing women from across the world in an empowered collaboration book ‘There She Glows’ – showing what’s possible when women dare to come home to that place of self-acceptance, live with purpose and determination, share their gifts and shake the...

Plymouth Arts Cinema announces summer of Open Air Cinema

Plymouth’s independent cinema has announced a programme of Open Air Cinema events through July, August and September. This year, films will be shown at the spectacular waterside location of Tinside Lido, and at Tavistock Place, in an exciting new collaboration with The Box.

Director and Film Programmer Anna Navas said, “We are so happy to be able to run Open Air Cinema again this...

New shows on sale NOW at Theatre Royal Plymouth

Four new shows are now on sale to the general public at Theatre Royal Plymouth!

Get tickets now for a Theatre Royal Plymouth production of NHS The Musical , a fast paced musical comedy that lifts the lid on the NHS. Followed closely by MUM , a thought-provoking, funny and honest new play shining a light on early motherhood, anxiety and mental health. This is an exciting new co-...

Celebrity chef backs hospitality vaccination campaign

Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines MBE is backing a campaign by Visit Devon and the NHS encouraging people working in the hospitality industry to have the Covid-19 vaccination.

Michael Caines is one of the UK’s most acclaimed chefs and has two Devon hospitality businesses; Lympstone Manor contemporary country house hotel overlooking the Exe Estuary, and Mickey’s Beach Bar and...

Chroma delivers Arts Therapies at Pathfield School

Pathfield School, a special school in North Devon, recently decided to partner with Chroma, the UK’s leading provider of arts therapies. Building upon the success of the existing music therapy provision within the school, Pathfield’s new partnership with Chroma has seen the commissioning of a full arts therapies team.

The new Arts Therapies Service consists of an in-house team of...

Dodgeball at Lipson Academy

Celebrating Diversity of Competition

THIS week sees the return of Lipson Academy’s annual School Sports Days, when the focus will be on celebration, as well as competition.

Every single student at the Academy will take part in the action-packed two-day schedule, with all the staff also participating in a whole-school festival of endeavour and achievement.

Head of PE Ed Goodman has organised a crammed timetable of...

Thousands of meals help locals across the South West

Around 52,000 meals have been donated to families and individuals in need across the South West thanks to members of a regional co-operative.

Southern Co-op is saying thank you to its members and customers who have used its food or funeral services and enabled funds to be donated to FareShare South West. The total donated to the charity is currently more than £19,000.