Protect others, protect the planet and consider C19

Authored by Mary

Plymouth based Project Plan B Director Tim Cross has long been a spokesperson on sustainable textiles solutions for the workwear and PPE markets – but C19 has amplified that passion. He is urging designers and product developers to think about products’ end of working life – with the motto ‘protect others, protect the planet.’

“Nearly 90% of UK workwear already ends up in landfill or...

All the Moor Butterflies project finishes on a high as rare butterfly species make a comeback in Devon and Cornwall

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After three years of hard work on the iconic moors of south-west England, Butterfly Conservation’s ambitious All the Moor Butterflies project has finished. The project has improved the fortunes of some of south-west England’s rarest butterfly species by working with landowners and farmers, whilst also offering a breadth of opportunities for new and existing audiences to get involved with...

Poppies: Wave volunteers needed

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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is calling on local people to become volunteers at Poppies: Wave, which will open at the CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial this month.

The sculpture by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper is specially presented by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts organisation for the First World War centenary, and volunteers are needed to help visitors make the...

Plymouth theatre project nominated for major award

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An art event commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, supported by the Theatre Royal Plymouth, is in line for a prestigious accolade after reaching the finals of the National Lottery Awards.

‘We’re here because we’re here,’ commissioned by 14-18 NOW and created by Jeremy Deller, is competing against six others in the Best Heritage Project category. They beat off stiff...

Sixties event to kick start major History Centre community project

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Did you once scoot up and down Royal Parade on your Vespa or shimmy on down at The Quay Club? If so, an evening dedicated to the 1960s this May could be just your thing.

‘Sounds of the Sixties’ will officially mark the start of a major Plymouth History Centre community engagement project called ‘Plymouth After Dark’.

This four year outreach project will explore the range of...

Quilt celebrating women set to launch on International Women’s Day

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A special project which has brought many women together is being launched on International Women’s Day (8 March 2017).

Over the past six months women from different communities across Plymouth have been working together to celebrate and remember their fellow females using traditional textile crafts to create ‘Joyce’s Quilt’.

Joyce Vincent died alone in her flat in north...

Work starts on waterfront project

Authored by Mary

Work starts this week to transform derelict changing rooms on Plymouth’s waterfront as part of a push to get more people to enjoy one of Britain’s Ocean City best assets.

Edwardian bathing facilities to the east of Tinside Lido are being turned into a store for kayaks and paddle boards ahead of an enterprise running the venture.

Planning consent has now been granted to install...

Plymouth student and scientist participate in international research expedition to Antarctica

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A Plymouth University PhD student will be travelling to Antarctica later this year after successfully applying to join an international scientific expedition.

Holly Pearson, currently in the final year of a PhD project examining the speciation and bioavailability of metals in estuaries, will be joining researchers from 30 countries working on 22 projects as part of the inaugural...

GO! scoop top award for Palace Theatre Project

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Great (Great Opportunities) Together were delighted to receive the Epic Award on Saturday 2nd April at a ceremony in Cardiff Castle.

The ceremony crowned not only the winners and runner ups for each nation (Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England) but also winners of the Peer Award for Excellence, the People’s Choice Award, and Awards for exceptional work with young people and people with...

Veterans' self-build project gets underway

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A project to help veterans build their own homes in Plymouth is moving another step forward.

Land for up to 24 affordable homes on the former St George’s Day Centre at George Place, Millbay, is being transferred from Plymouth City Council to DCH and work is due to start on site next month with Interserve, the contractor. Included in the scheme will be at least 12 custom build homes for...