Former Royal Marine dedicates his time to volunteering at Coronavirus vaccination centre

Former Royal Marine Roy Warnes was recognised by the NHS and military with a commendation during a small ceremony at South Brent Health Centre last week.

Roy Warnes joined the Royal Marines in 1956, following in the footsteps of his dad, grandfather and great grandfather’s footsteps who were also former Royal Marines.

Roy recalls his dad accompanying him to the Royal Marines...

Homes to be self-built by military veterans in Plymouth

Homes to be self-built by military veterans in Plymouth

Military veterans will have the opportunity to help build their own home as part of a new affordable housing development in Plymouth.

The Stirling Project will include 25 self-contained affordable homes to rent – up to 12 of which will be self-built by former service personnel in need of housing.

Leading housing association LiveWest has acquired the land from Plymouth City...

A fitting tribute to British heroes: Thousand-thank you poppy to forever honour fallen

A poppy mural made from thousands of thank you notes will be installed at MOD Lyneham in Wootton Bassett, the base where soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan were repatriated to.

BBC Radio Devon is asking people to send in photos of themselves holding the name of someone in the military they want to thank.

These photos will be transformed into a stunning mural of a...

Military families in the South West invited to enter national photo competition

The charity Little Troopers wants military families in the South West to send in family photos to its national photo competition that will shine a light on the day-to-day lives of military children.

The competition is part of the charity’s ‘Through Our Eyes’ campaign which acknowledges and celebrates the unique experience of being a military child. British Armed Forces families are...

University’s awards for service to the services

Plymouth University has been recognised for its excellence in supporting armed forces reservists – and one of its employees has received a special award for her outstanding military work.

The University received a Defence Employer Recognition Silver (DERS) award at the Lord-Lieutenant for Devon’s Annual Award Ceremony at the Council House, Plymouth last month. The award was given for...

Exhibition: Ula Dajerling, Dark Materialism

Dark Materialism is the first solo exhibition by London-based artist Ula Dajerling. Her new and recent sculptures are presented in the gallery as well as a commissioned installation.

For Dajerling, the actions involved in producing her sculptures are significant. Her exploration of form and the transformation of matter from one state to another are central to her process. The qualities of objects, such as negative space and weight, provide physical substance to her ideas. The artist’s primary interest with form is that which resembles nothing - ‘formless’. She uses formless to...


Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, US, 1958, 128 mins.

Cast. James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes.

Showing as part of our Held Film Season this is the brilliant but despicably cynical view of human obsession from Hitchcock. Stewart is excellent as the neurotic detective employed by an old pal to trail his wandering wife, only to fall for her himself and then crack up when she commits suicide. Then one day he sees a woman in the street who reminds him of the woman who haunts him... Hitchcock focuses on Stewart's...

Jane Fradgley - Held

A photographic document of Strong Clothing, the detailed dresses used to restrain patients in late 19th and early 20th century asylums, instigating a dialogue about histori and contemporary methods of confinement and control.

Exhibitions at Plymouth Arts Centre are free to browse.

Sarah Bennett - Wall-wounds

An investigation into methods of containment and coercion, focused on a former 19 th century lunatic asylum at Exminster near Exeter. Wall-wounds (found) and Wall-wounds (fabricated) are two series of photographic images from this project.

Exhibitions at Plymouth Arts Centre are free to browse.