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Tuesday, June 21


Free outdoor storytelling performances in Plymouth City Centre.

Tues 21 – Fri 24 June 2022

12pm, 1pm, 2pm (aimed at adults)
3.40pm & 4.20pm (after school entertainment for families)


Tuesday 21st June – Old George Street, near The Messenger Statue

Wednesday 22nd June – Armada Way, outside Crispy’s

Thursday 23rd June – Old George Street, near The Messenger Statue

Friday 24th June – Frankfort Gate

The story of Shackleton who left Plymouth for Antarctica on the eve of WW1

Plymouth in the Blitz

Armada Way was originally to be called Phoenix Way: the legend of this mythical bird

Liven up your lunchtime or entertain your family after-school! Enjoy a short, free open-air performance in the city centre. Open to everyone.

Three brand-new storytelling shows devised and performed by Katy Cawkwell thanks to funding from Plymouth High Street Sparks.

Upcoming events

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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