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Thelma Hulbert Gallery

Inspiring new events to explore nature this autumn

Following the successful launch of their new Creative Cabin in Exmouth, Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) and Wild East Devon are gearing up for a packed programme of events this autumn.

The cabin – an innovative, creative space to explore art, culture and nature- travelled to Exmouth over the bank holiday for its first outing. The team offered three days of fun-packed art activities to...

Arts, Heritage & Tourism Minister visits Plymouth and the Mayflower 400 team

The Minister’s visit recognises the importance of the 2020 Mayflower commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower Pilgrims’ historic journey across the Atlantic, and the celebration of Plymouth as Britain’s Ocean City.

With Britain’s Ocean City planning big things for the commemoration year, the Tourism Minister conducted a tour of key areas in the city that will play a role...

Plymouth College of Art appoints Paul Fieldsend-Danks as Academic Dean

Plymouth College of Art has appointed Paul Fieldsend-Danks in the new role of Academic Dean, as part of the College’s continued development as a distinctive and innovative specialist Higher Education Institution (HEI), undergoing the year-long process of scrutiny on its journey to achieving Taught Degree-Awarding Powers (TDAP) and university title.

Paul will have academic oversight of...

Trustees needed to increase access to the arts in Plymouth

Established in 2006, the Plymouth College of Art Charitable Trust is composed of a board of voluntary trustees with a wide range of skills, who are passionate about helping the next generation of artists and makers. Trustees are responsible for administering funds for students of the college, and for young people who might not otherwise have been able to access the college’s Young Arts club....

Talk: Something Beyond Ourselves: Trevor Bell and The Idea Of Abstraction

During Trevor Bell’s long career, the fortunes of abstract painting rose and fell, but Bell always remained committed to abstraction.

Writer and independent art historian, Michael Bird, explores the changing ideas and ideals embodied by abstract painting in the second half of the 20th century, beginning with Bell’s arrival in 1955 in the abstract outpost of St Ives.

Date: Tuesday 22 May Time: 19:00 Ticket information: £6/£4.20/Friends free

www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/talk-something-beyond-ourselves-trevor-bell-...

Arts, Heritage & Tourism Minister visits Plymouth and the Mayflower 400 Team

New Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, John Glen, visited Plymouth and the Mayflower 400 team on Monday, 14 August 2017.

The Minister’s visit recognises the importance of the 2020 Mayflower commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower Pilgrims’ historic journey across the Atlantic, and the celebration of Plymouth as Britain’s Ocean City.

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jack the ripper (plymouth steampunk theatre show)

Jack The Ripper (Plymouth Atheneum)

A dark drama based on the true story of the mysterious, unidentified serial killer who terrorised Victorian London. Combining theories of the killer, with a steampunk adaptation, in style, music and ulitimate motive, This is a production by a nationally award-winning theatre and film company, of local actors and creatives, bringing a whole new adaptation of this tale, to the stage.

This show does contain violent scenes, and descriptions of wounds. It does not contain bad language.

We are a Brixham theatre & film company, and...

Exhibition showcases the complex results of when art meets mathematics

The complex relationships and shared inspirations which connect art and mathematics will be explored during an exhibition being staged at Plymouth University.

Curated by art historian Barry Phipps, the exhibition in the Peninsula Arts Gallery will showcase the works of painter Mark Francis and architect George L. Legendre, both artist associates at the London Mathematical Society (LMS...

John Akomfrah's River Tamar Project commission acquired by Arts Council Collection

A film exploring the darker histories of the River Tamar which was commissioned as part of a major festival in 2014 has been acquired by the Arts Council Collection to mark its 70th anniversary.

Tropikos, by award-winning artist filmmaker John Akomfrah, was commissioned for the It’s All About the River festival, which was curated and delivered by the River Tamar Project (RTP), the...

Arts Council funding success for Plymouth History Centre

Plans to transform Plymouth’s museum and art gallery into a new world class visitor attraction have taken a giant step forward with the award of £4.2 million funding from the Arts Council.

The Arts Council funding to help create a major new cultural attraction at the heart of the city is in addition to £12.8m from the Heritage Lottery Fund and £8m from Plymouth City Council.

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