Plymouth prepares to celebrate VE Day 70

Plymouth will be joining towns and cities from across the UK in lighting a beacon on Friday 8 May to celebrate the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

More than 100 beacons will be lit at sundown, from coast to coast, as the nation remembers the end of the Second World War in Europe.

Plymouth’s beacon will be lit on the south west bastion of the Royal Citadel and, weather permitting,...

Plymouth's Royal Artillery to collaborate with Exeter's classical musicians

Live church bells across Exeter and the sound of artillery fire from Plymouth Citadel will be used in a performance of 1812 Overture at Exeter Cathedral on Thursday 25 April.

The score of Tchaikovsky's piece which celebrates Russia's defence against Napoleon, calls for Russian cannon shots. To make the performance by Exeter’s EMG Symphony Orchestra more local and up-to-date, Plymouth’s...