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Thursday, February 24

FREE exciting & innovative event exploring fresh ideas for Plymouth’s city centre brought to you by HIGH STREET HERITAGE ACTION ZONE.

Free exciting day of talks and walks on Thursday 24th February at Plymouth Council House hosted by Plymouth Community Heritage Network and The Box. This is a hybrid event, so you can book to attend in person or watch via zoom. Free lunch is only available for in-person attendees.

10am to 11am – The Line, London’s first dedicated public art walk. Find out more about our capital’s outdoor exhibition programme illuminating an inspiring landscape where everyone can explore art, nature and heritage for free.

11am to 11.30am – How can locals and tourists develop a greater appreciation of our conservation zone? Jo Meldrum is producing an illustrated map of Plymouth’s post buildings. Find out which buildings will feature in this excellent new resource.

11.30 am to 12.00 noon – The Plymouth Selfie Wall Project is soon to be launched by professional photographer and creative entrepreneur, Amber Leach who gained inspiration for the project from the infamous instagrammable walls of Los Angeles. Can selfie walls benefit Plymouth as it has LA where it has brought wealth of visitors from around the world to the city?

12.00 noon to 1.00pm – FREE BUFFET LUNCH FOR GUESTS SERVED IN THE COUNCIL RECEPTION ROOM

1.00pm to 1.30pm – Plymouth Community Heritage Network update

1.30pm to 3.00pm – Local historian Richard Fisher’s Heritage walk. Enjoy shopping through the ages.

3.00 to 4.00pm – The Box BFI Virtual Reality Experience. Enjoy a VR experience which celebrates the city centre and its future development by examining its past through lived experiences and screen heritage. Refreshments will be served.

The Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) project is managed by The Box, Plymouth Octopus Project, Plymouth City Council and Plymouth Culture. It’s part of a £95 million government-funded programme which is being delivered by Historic England over the next three years to unlock the potential of 60 different high streets across the country.

Book your place HERE.

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