Peninsula Arts Gallery

Art, Design and Architecture Graduate Show 2018

Immerse yourself in a celebration of highly creative talent and enterprise; the culmination of study and practice at the University of Plymouth

This year’s Graduate Show is an inspiring exhibition of work from nearly 500 final year students across the University of Plymouth School of Art, Design and Architecture. It showcases the impressive creativity, innovation and talent of our students across a wide spectrum of disciplines, from architecture and design, to media and photography. The Graduate Show provides a platform for students to present their work publicly as budding...

Family workshop: Memory Books With Let’s Make Art

Join Let's Make Art in making a personalised memory book to collect everyday treasure in. Each family will be guided in making a book complete with an image of its owner.

We'll be exploring the ways people archive their everyday lives and drawing inspiration from the exhibition in the gallery, Collected Shadows: The Archive of Modern Conflict.

Let's Make Art organise high-quality events and provide a wide variety of well-resourced art workshops that are enjoyed by all ages and abilities.

Ticket information: £2.50 per child, booking advised. Children...

Exhibition: Collected Shadows

This exhibition of 200 photographs is drawn from the extensive collection of the Archive of Modern Conflict (AMC). The AMC was first established 25 years ago as a repository for vernacular photography and ephemera relating to the First and Second World Wars. It has since grown to a total of eight million images encompassing a plethora of subject matter – not solely defined by war and conflict – collected from diverse sources all over the world.

Curated by AMC Director, Timothy Prus, Collected Shadows offers a glimpse into these extraordinary holdings. This eclectic display includes...

University Of Plymouth Choral Society Singing Workshop

Join the University of Plymouth Choral Society at their singing workshop and explore a selection of Edward Elgar pieces, including: • Lux aeterna • Snow • Ave verum corpus.

There will be an informal performance at 17:30 with a retiring collection for Brain Tumour Research.

Interested singers can apply by contacting the University of Plymouth Choral Society Secretary, Jan Green: on or 01752 844899.

Ticket information: £16/£14 for UPCS Members

Synesthesia: Alumni Show

Running alongside the University’s Degree Show

Synesthesia – the sparking of a sensory or cognitive pathway that leads to a new way of thinking. A function that is the very basis of creativity, where one idea leads to another and inspiration is fired through testing, experimenting, making and doing.

Running alongside the University’s Degree Show, this exhibition brings together some of the finest alumni from the University of Plymouth’s School of Art, Design and Architecture, including artists, designers, filmmakers, illustrators, photographers and architects, who since...

Plymouth University Orchestra Summer Concert

Directed by Jonathan Hurdle and Jamie Dove

Plymouth University Orchestra will perform a selection of orchestral works prepared during the term with additional pieces for strings, wind and brass ensembles.

The Orchestra comprises of students, staff and community members and performs three concerts during the academic year.

Ticket information: Free admission, booking advised. Parting donations invited towards concert costs.

University Of Plymouth Choral Society Summer Concert

The programme features Gabriel Fauré's Requiem, with a first half of shorter French works including Fauré's Pavane, as well as additional pieces from the choir, soloists and orchestra.

Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday 13 March – the perfect opportunity for beginners to try out a choir, without audition, singing one of the world’s most popular and beautiful choral pieces.

For more information about joining the choir, please contact the Choral Society Secretary, Jan Green, via email at: .

Ticket information: £15/£6


Music: Matana Roberts and Kelly Jayne Jones

A very special series of sonic episodes brings together US mixed-media composer/saxophonist Matana Roberts and UK improviser and flautist Kelly Jayne Jones. These are two artists from disparate backgrounds, finding affinity in practices charged by fiercely personal philosophies on sound and its potential within a patchwork of genre, texture and meaning.

Matana is an internationally renowned composer, band leader, saxophonist, sound experimentalist and mixed-media practitioner. Kelly Jayne Jones makes use of varying combinations of prepared recordings, text, rocks, found sounds and...

Talk: Water From The Moor: Plymouth’s Water Supply

As a keen local historian, Paul Rendell – a Dartmoor National Park Guide for many years –has written many articles for newspapers, magazines and books on the Dartmoor area.

In 1991, he founded the Dartmoor News, a bi-monthly magazine that he still edits. His talk, and associated walk on Saturday 19 May, look at the history of taking water from the moors, including Burrator and Meldon Reservoirs, and Plymouth and the Devonport Leats.

Ticket information: £6 /£4.20/Friends free/Free to Plymouth University students via SPIA

Film: Remembrance (1982)

A sell-out in November, and now back by popular demand to coincide with Plymouth History Festival, Remembrance following a group of Devonport-based Royal Navy ratings, due to sail to America for a six-month NATO exercise. On their last night in port they go out on the town, hitting Plymouth's notorious Union Street district, with violent results.

The film features a distinctive Brian Eno soundtrack, significant early performances from British actors who have gone on to establish significant careers such as Gary Oldman, Timothy Spall and John Altman. It is also a compelling...