Events

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The enigmatic John Marshall: Founder of Plymouth emigration depot, Baltic Wharf With Dr Liz Rushen, Monash University

A Historical Association and University of Plymouth History department talk.

Join Dr Liz Rushen, Monash University, for an insight into the career of John Marshall, Founder of Plymouth emigration depot and master of logistics who has been all but forgotten today. Owner of at least 30 ships, and responsible for the reform of ship classification and Lloyd’s Register of Shipping in the 1820s, during the 1830s John Marshall became Britain’s busiest emigration agent. Realising that emigrants needed a safe place to stay...

Event Date

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:30

Venue

The Arts Institute, Roland Levinksy Building, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
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The archaeological complex at Calstock With Dr Chris Smart, University of Exeter

Venue: 
The Arts Institute, Roland Levinksy Building, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:30
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A Historical Association and University of Plymouth History department talk.

In this talk Dr Chris Smart, University of Exeter, will uncover the findings of The Bere Ferrers archaeological project, which investigates the development of the royal silver mines on the Devon bank of the Tamar between 1292 and the mid 16th Century.

This illustrated talk will introduce the audience to the rather chance discovery of a Roman auxiliary fort on the hill above Calstock, where it held a dominant position over the lower Tamar Valley. It will outline the key structural features of the...

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Van Huynh Company presents DEP

“Pina Bausch meets Bill Viola, then along comes Dam Van Huynh. An intense, beautiful and profound work once seen never forgotten." Eighteen London

Đẹp is the Vietnamese word for beautiful. With his latest dance work, the UK based choreographer Dam Van Huynh explores influences from his Southeast Asian heritage. In Vietnamese culture, death is also a form of rebirth. When a person dies, the family and community enact rituals that will enable the deceased to pass into another realm, a higher state of being.

The work sees a shift in Van Huynh's movement language as it delves...

Woofstock UK

Venue: 
Oldstone Farm Dartmouth TQ9 7DG.
Event Date: 
Friday, August 6, 2021 - 10:00 to Monday, August 9, 2021 - 00:00
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Woofstock UK, a festival celebrating all things dog, is set to get tails wagging as it returns to Devon this August.

Founded in 2014, the award-winning event welcomes families and their dogs to join in a weekend of canine-themed fun.

Visitors can expect a host of exciting attractions at the festival: fun shows for dogs to get involved in, including agility and flyball; a shopping village full of doggy-related stalls; plus, unique activities such as paw painting at the ‘Pawcasso’ tent and a doggy diving pool.

Dog lovers will also welcome the...