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....

Council addresses community tensions with partners

Plymouth City Council Leader Councillor Ian Bowyer says the authority is committed to working with police to crack down on any incidents of hate crime following the EU Referendum.

Councillor Bowyer met Chief Superintendent Andy Boulting to discuss community tension following the EU Referendum result.

Plymouth MPs Johnny Mercer and Oliver Colvile also attended the meeting....

Arts Council England chief visits Plymouth

Darren Henley, the Chief Executive of Arts Council England, will be in Plymouth on 20 October visiting some of the City’s outstanding arts and cultural organisations.

During his trip Darren will visit Theatre Royal Plymouth, Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery, Ocean Studios and Outpost at Royal William Yard and Devonport Guildhall and Market Hall with RiO (The Real Ideas...

Exeter seeks Culture Director for the city

A director is being sought to lead the development of culture in the city.

The new role, created by Exeter Cultural Partnership and hosted by the University of Exeter, offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to implement a strategy that will fulfil the city’s long term ambition of becoming a leading cultural destination.

The post holder will be tasked with...

AronRa to speak in Plymouth

Ever wondered what it would be like to live in a modern Christian theocracy? Plymouth Humanists' first international speaker will be providing a window into what it's like to live somewhere where religion holds a lot more power than in the UK.

Texas State Director of American Atheists, AronRa will be speaking in Plymouth on the 28th of this month in the B-Bar at 7:30. Aron will be...

Celebrating the impact of 18th century culture

The lasting influence of Georgian culture on our modern society is to be celebrated through a series of events hosted by Peninsula Arts at Plymouth University.

Beginning on Thursday 16 April, a selection of talks, musical performances, film and more is being organised by the University’s public arts programme and staged at venues on the campus and across the city.

They form...

Have your say on the future of culture in Plymouth

How can we culture culture? That’s the key question being asked at a special event open to everyone in Plymouth.

As Plymouth heads towards the Mayflower 2020 celebrations Council Leader Tudor Evans is inviting residents to have their say on the future of culture in the city. An Open Space event is being held at Plymouth Guildhall on Friday 19 July. It is an opportunity to talk about...

History and culture may play key roles in global spitting habits

People should take historical and cultural influences into account before forming opinions about those who spit in public, an academic has suggested.

Ross Coomber, Professor of Sociology at Plymouth University, said while the UK now largely condemned the practice, in many nations it remains a fully accepted part of the lifestyle.

He also said despite the current revulsion in...

Talk: The Siege of Nettlestead, 1646: A Family Scandal During the English Revolution 1850 to the Present

Professor Jason Peacey’s research focuses on the politics and political culture of early modern Britain, and he is particularly interested in the relationships between print culture and political life, and between the citizen and the state.

Jason, one of the editors of a Leverhulme Trust project to produce a new edition of the letters and speeches of Oliver Cromwell, is currently writing a microhistory on politics and religion in a protracted 17th-century land dispute, provisionally entitled The Churchrobber and the Madman.