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Wednesday, July 17
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Bringing together four distinct painters – Bernadette Kerrigan, Chris Martin, Daniel Pettitt, and EJ Hauser – Everything That Happens Will Happen Today explores the formal and informal ways each of them make sense of the world through paint.
Saturday, July 20
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Hettie Judah, writer and exhibition curator, shares insights from her research for her book, Acts of Creation: On Art and Motherhood which explores the joys, messes, myths and mishaps of parenting through visual culture.
Wednesday, July 24
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Take a deeper lunchtime look into ‘The Time is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure’.
Saturday, July 27
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Come and immerse yourselves in an exhibition that explores pivotal moments in Plymouth’s past and present relationship with the sea.

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Roll up! Roll up! Get ready to be swept off your feet at this year’s West End Carnival in Plymouth, where magic and adventure await.
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A captivating and vibrant selection of modern artworks by artists Bernadette Kerrigan, Chris Martin, Daniel Pettitt and EJ Hauser are now available to view at the KARST gallery in Millbay, Plymouth
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What opportunities are out there for individuals and communities to experience the magic of music production in 2024 and where can you see it in action?
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Plymouth writer Laura Horton and designer Natasha Jenkins will be holding crochet workshops on Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June, inviting participants to drop in and contribute.
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There are just 2 weeks left to enter The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2024, the UK’s most prestigious annual open exhibition for drawing.
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Mosh pits, chugging guitars and screaming lyrics are on the rise in Plymouth in 2024. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, the city’s metal scene has been growing fast in terms of bands and fans — and it’s hoped that the amount of venues putting on heavy rock nights featuring local acts will soon increase too.
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A unique and inspiring collection of portraits created by artist Mick Hand is currently in the works, successfully representing the diverse communities across Plymouth.
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The chosen title of the exhibition, ‘We See You’ responds directly to the generosity of the children in Kabul who agreed to share their art and the meaning they attach to it with distant strangers living very different lives.

Where to go

Arts Institute new
A curated public arts programme for the University of Plymouth playing a pivotal role in building culture and art in the city and South West region
OMG new
OMG are the UK’s busiest and biggest gay venues, with state-of-the-art sound & lighting systems, buzzing atmosphere and great pricing.
The-Depo-Venue
A multi-purpose, multi-genre, 750 capacity live music venue.
flameworks
One of the largest managed workspaces in Devon and Cornwall.

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Highlights

Lighting up the city

Part of the HAZ programme to activate the City Centre Conservation Area

Cultural programme

Project to help reimagine the city through community-led culture

Meanwhile use

Supporting projects that occupy vacant spaces in the city

Dance directory

Our directory of dance organisations in Plymouth

Meet me at the sundial

The Barbican Theatre's exploration of Plymouth buses

Combat the climate crisis

Hundreds join Plymouth’s ground-breaking Community Climate Centre

Cornwall Street project

The vacant space showcases university students' work

2023 at TRP

The Theatre Royal Plymouth are ready to kick-start 2023

City shops transformed

Empty shops in Plymouth transformed by creatives and artists

Cultural differences should not separate us from each other… but rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity.

Robert Alan

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