5 x 5 x 5 series: Everything is changing. Nothing has changed. Change is coming.

5 x artists. 5 x writers. 5 x researchers. Bringing together diverse voices for an online series of arts and culture, in response to the global issues of 2020.

“As part of the Legacies and Futures season we invited five writers and five researchers to respond to the provocation “Everything is changing. Nothing has changed. Change is coming.” Their work is presented as part of the 5x5x5 series alongside the artwork of five artists commissioned through The Arts Institute Covid-19 art fund. The series takes stock of this tumultuous time as we are living it through...

LoveCrafts’ first ever free virtual crafting festival launches this August

Authored by News Desk

The world’s largest crafting community hosts its first free month-long virtual crafting festival this August, packed with craft-alongs and live takeovers with special guests from the UK and US. There will be a virtual Main Stage where renowned makers will showcase their crafts and share their knowledge and expertise, as well as an Introducing stage where up and coming makers will have their...

Lots of great content planned for this year’s Plymouth History Festival

Authored by Mary

Plymouth’s popular annual History Festival is going online this year. It will run from Friday 8 to Sunday 31 May with new content published daily on its website and social media channels to highlight the city’s brilliant heritage sector and history.

The festival will provide 24 consecutive days of information and insights.

Highlights will include online exhibitions and tours...

My Plymouth History – a city’s story in memory

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Can you help shed light on the city’s past using information and images you have at home?

Throughout May, local history enthusiasts would normally be taking part in the many walks, talks, exhibitions and special events that are on offer during our annual Plymouth History Festival.

Although the physical festival is being replaced with a digital one this year due to the...

Adie and Trollope among big name bestsellers confirmed for Greenway’s Literary Festival in June

Authored by Mary

Big name writers will join booklovers this June for the return of the Greenway Literary Festival at Agatha Christie’s holiday home, cared for by the National Trust.

Among the authors lined up to take part are highly acclaimed bestselling author Joanna Trollope, who’ll be discussing her latest novel ‘Mum & Dad’, and multi-million international bestseller Kate Mosse, as she...

Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to Exeter!

Authored by Mary

Embark on an epic adventure – via the big screen! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming to the Exeter Corn Exchange on 7-8 February and 25-26 March. The Banff Mountain Film Festival features a selection of adrenaline-packed films, starring athletes and explorers as they venture to the edge of their limits in remote corners of the planet. Witness the world’s best adventure film...

A week of fireworks and festival fun

Authored by Sarah Parker

It’s one of the biggest weeks in Plymouth’s events calendar as the British Firework Championships return on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 August, followed by the Ocean City Blues ‘n’ Jazz Festival from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 August.

The British Firework Championships offer two nights of spectacular pyrotechnics that are completely free to enjoy. The displays are fired from Mount Batten...

University Of Plymouth Music Week

University of Plymouth Music Week showcases the enormous diversity and quality of music that happens in and around the University.

The majority of the performers are staff and students both from the music degree course and the University ensembles that are open to all.

Designed for all to enjoy, the second annual Music Week will feature gospel, jazz, improvisation, rock, contemporary composed music, electronics and the amazing sound of the Balinese gamelan.


• Plymouth University Gospel Choir and Plymouth University Big Band – Tuesday 8 May • The...

Music: Resounding Seizures

Research Concert

ICCMR post-graduate research student Alan D Miles used electrical brain signals recorded during epileptic seizures to compose Resounding Seizures. A cinematic piece of electronic music, the composition attempts to capture and explore the experiences of epilepsy.

Part of the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2018

Free admission, booking advised


Music: Life Music

Research Performance

Colours of Life and Fiction (for marimba and viola): Richard Abbott Arecibo (for marimba): Alexis Kirke Queen Canute (clarinet and electronics): Núria Bonet

While Abbott explored the relationship between colours and sounds to write Colours of Life and Fiction inspired by the River Dart in Devon, Kirke composed Arecibo with DNA information sent from Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory to a distant star constellation in search for extra-terrestrial life. Bonet’s Queen Canute explores the musical structures that can be found in animal behaviour in a duet for...