One hundred Christmas trees to light up Great Barn for Buckland Abbey’s ‘River of Light’

On Saturday 4 December, the medieval Great Barn at Buckland Abbey, near Plymouth opens its doors for Christmas 2021 with over a hundred twinkly trees and watery light illuminations. The ‘River of Light’ illuminations in the Great Barn have been inspired by the Cistercian monks who founded Buckland Abbey nearly 800 years ago and first arrived at their home by navigating their way along the...

Nutcracker story to sparkle with over 48,000 lights at Saltram this Christmas

The National Trust’s Saltram will be bringing some festive sparkle to the ground floor of the Georgian mansion near Plymouth. A staggering 48,460 lights will be adorning the huge Christmas trees inside the house, with the grand rooms elaborately decorated to tell the story of the Nutcracker. Booking will be essential with limited tickets to visit the display inside the house and garden until...

Green lighting gets the green light

Pete is the Environmental Officer for the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, the charity that runs Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Living Coasts in Torquay and Newquay Zoo in Cornwall. He’s busy overseeing a green revolution to save energy and save money. The charity is installing environmentally-friendly lighting in key buildings, with halogen and compact fluorescent lamps being replaced...

It's feeling festive at The Broadway

The Broadway Plymstock is now full of Christmas cheer following the spectacular light switch on event on Wednesday 22nd November.

Despite, severe yellow weather warnings and 50 mile per hour winds, the centres’ annual Christmas Extravaganza hosted by in Radio Plymouth officially marked the start of the festive season in the centre.

Plymouth’s Got Talent winner, Kallie Hudson...

Hospital counts down to official Christmas lights switch on

For the first year ever, Derriford Hospital now has a five metre Christmas tree, located outside the main entrance.

This year, members of the public and staff will be able to sprinkle some Gold Dust at Christmas and hang a bauble on the tree, with words dedicated to someone special, in aid of the Gold Dust Appeal.

Over the weekend, the tree and lights, kindly donated by Indigo...

De-lightful! See Smeaton’s Tower in a new light

Plymouth’s iconic Smeaton’s Tower is to be lit up in all its glory for the first time on Wednesday evening.

The lighthouse on the Hoe will be in the spotlight as the new LED lights get switched on.

From Wednesday night, a white light will shine on the lighthouse whose design became the template for lighthouses across the world.

A dozen powerful LED lamps have been...

Techies take over the tower to let there be light

The countdown to Smeaton’s Tower lighting up gets underway on Monday 13 April with technicians taking over the tower to begin the installation.

The symbol of Britain’s Ocean City will be lit up by the end of the month, if the installation programme goes according to plan.

LITE ltd supported by Hydrock and Hyde Park Electricals will be on site over the next week and as a result...

Britain’s Ocean City symbol in the spotlight

A planning application for listed building consent to install LED lighting in and around the historic lighthouse together with spotlights from the ground as well as around the balcony has now been submitted.

Councillor Mark Lowry, Cabinet Member for Finance and Assets said: “I am delighted this scheme has got to such an important stage.

"Anyone who lives in or loves Plymouth...

Let there be light - testing for one night

Historic city landmarks will be getting a glimpse of life in the spotlight tonight with trial lighting tests.

Technical trials are taking place at the Mayflower Steps, Mount Batten tower and Charles Cross.

The trials are being carried out to check the effect of the lamps proposed and the intensity of the lighting from the proposed locations.

Careful consideration has...

The Broadway Christmas lights switch-on

The Christmas lights will be switched on at The Broadway on Wednesday 19 November and it’s promising to be a spectacular event!

Between 3.30pmand 6.30pm there will be a variety of live performances from local groups, on-stage competitions with the chance to win fantastic prizes and other exciting entertainment.

The finale of the evening will be the lights switch on with The Broadway competition winners, Otter Nurseries Christmas tree winner and Chaz Singh.

For further information and for the full line-up click here .