Peninsula Arts

Peninsula Arts Gallery

Peninsula Arts operates from within the Faculty of Arts and serves as the arts and culture public programming organisation for the University of Plymouth. The year-round programme includes exhibitions, music, film, public lectures, and theatre and dance/ performance. One of its principle aims is to provide access to a programme of wide-ranging high quality arts and cultural experiences, which is informed by the expertise, research and scholarship of the University and its partners, to the communities of Plymouth and the South West and visitors to the region.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 10.00 -17.00
Saturday: 11.00 - 16.00
Closed on Bank Holidays

Admission charges

FREE

Additional info

Parking available in the evenings on event nights.
Disabled access and facilities
Toilets
Cafe (daytime opening)
Gift Shop

Collection details

Archives

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Sea Swim

Sea Swim: Head Above Water

  • 23 July — 3 September 2016 *on now

Head Above Water reveals the embodied imagination of the swimmer’s experience through film, photography, sculpture, drawing and poetry. Artists: Sally Barker, Tessa Bunney, Gary Coyle, Dorothy Cross, Lynn Dennison, Peter Matthews, Heinrich & Palmer, Simon Pope, Gayle Chong Kwan, Anna Sikorska, Kit Wise and Sea Swim.

Sea Swim explores, with groups of swimmers in Plymouth, how swimming in the sea changes the way we feel ourselves to be in our bodies.

CURATED BY LARA GOODBAND
A HISTORY CENTRE PARTNERSHIP PROJECT DELIVERED BY PENINSULA ARTS AND PLYMOUTH CITY COUNCIL’S ARTS AND HERITAGE SERVICE.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Douglas Gordon, Self Portrait of You + Me (David Bowie, 2007

Exhibition: Douglas Gordon: Searching for Genius

  • 24 September — 17 November 2016

From the skill of the international footballer, to the glamour and aura of the pop star, the virtuosic talent of the composer and filmmaker, to the vision of the famed artist, Searching for Genius invites you to explore ideas about talent, virtuosity and genius.

Showcasing the work of Turner Prize-winning artist Douglas Gordon, Searching for Genius brings together the acclaimed moving image installation Feature Film (1999) and a selection of works from Self Portrait of You + Me, alongside the spectacles of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 – 1792) a Plymouthian and founder of the Royal Academy.

A History Centre partnership project delivered by Peninsula Arts and Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery.
Feature Film is part of the Artangel collection, a national initiative to bring outstanding film and video works, commissioned and produced by Artangel, to galleries and museums across the UK. The Artangel collection has been developed in partnership with Tate, is generously supported by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Foyle Foundation and uses public funding from Arts Council England.

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/peninsula-arts

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
JAMES WILTON DANCE LEVIATHAN

James Wilton Dance: Leviathan

  • 21 — 24 September 2016

Multi-award winning choreographer James Wilton re-imagines Herman Melville’s seminal novel, Moby Dick. Featuring a cast of seven, Wilton showcases his trademark blend of athletic dance, martial arts, capoeira and partner-work,all accompanied by a powerful electro-rock soundtrack by Lunatic Soul.
Leviathan follows Ahab, a ship captain hell-bent on capturing the white whale: Moby Dick, a beast as vast and dangerous as the sea itself, yet serene and beautiful beyond all imagining. Ahab’s crew are drawn into the unhinged charisma of their captain, blindly following him on his perilous adventure towards almost certain destruction.
LEVIATHAN is Man versus Nature; be careful what you fish for.

Admission

£12/£10

Website

http://www.barbicantheatre.co.uk

Federico Visi

Music of Motions and Presence

  • 25 September 2016 From 5pm

Music of Motions and Presence is series of compositions that make deliberate use of the body movements of the performers. The gestures of a trio of musicians playing acoustic and electronic instruments are captured live using motion sensors. Their movements generate new sounds and affect the timbre of their instruments in real time, adding a new dimension to the performance.

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British Culture and The Cold War 1947-65

  • 4 October 2016 7-8pm

What was the impact of the Cold War years on British Culture? An expert on Britain and the Cold War period and lecturer in Twentieth Century History at Plymouth University, Dr. Nicholas Barnett, explores the topic of his first book: Britain's Cold War: Culture, Modernity and the Soviet Threat (I. B. Tauris, 2017).

Admission

£6/£4.20

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/peninsula-arts

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Art Bite: Douglas Gordon’s Blind Stars

  • 5 October 2016 1-1:40pm

Blind Star is an ongoing series of works by Douglas Gordon in which he ‘blinds’ famous Hollywood actors and actresses – challenging the role of publicity photographs to create uncanny, sinister portraits.
Join a member of staff from Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery to find out more about the selected works that appear in the Searching for Genius exhibition as well as some of the stars they feature.

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Film: Under The Skin (2014)

  • 10 October 2016 From 7pm

Scarlett Johansson plays an alien seductress preying upon lonely men in a cold and wintery Scotland. One of the many things which set this film apart is the delicate exploration of identity and belonging that evolves from an almost wordless screenplay. The film is, among other things, a meditation on alienation and the universal need for a sense of belonging.

Admission

£6/£4.20

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/peninsula-arts

Douglas Gordon, Self Portrait of You + Me (David Bowie, 2007

Talk I Douglas Gordon’s 24 Hour Psycho Via Walter Benjamin

  • 11 October 2016 From 7pm

Walter Benjamin wrote that ‘there is no document of civilization that is not at the same time a document of barbarism’. This enigmatic statement seems ideally suited to describe Douglas Gordon’s 24 Hour Psycho, a video installation in which the Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho is slowed down so that it plays at two frames per second for an entire day and night.
The ‘shower scene’ from Psycho has left an indelible mark on popular culture. Gordon’s work anticipates the iconic moment, and extend it, with excruciating gradualness. For this reason, 24 Hour Psycho can be read as a strangely contemplative provocation, interweaving a sophisticated reflection on time and aesthetics with a celebration of insane brutality. Dir Kim Charnley, Associate Lecturer in Art History at Plymouth University explores this perspective on Gordon’s work through Benjamin’s cultural and aesthetic theory.

Admission

£6/£4.20

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Art bite: Searching for Genius: A Curator’s Introduction

  • 12 October 2016 1-1:40pm

Join us for a conversation with Dr Sarah Chapman, Curator and Director of Peninsula Arts, for an overview of the Searching for Genius exhibition and the positioning of two artists, who working some two hundred years apart, question, in very different ways, ideas concerning genius.

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Music | Fairy Tales, Superheroes And Romance

  • 16 October 2016 From 6:30pm

Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel Overture, Bruckner: 1st movement of Symphony No.4 ‘Romantic’, Williams: Superman and Smetana: Die Moldau (Vltava)
An annual gathering of the region’s medics, this concert will entertain the family and to raise essential funds for Brain Tumour Research

Admission

Free admission, booking advised. Parting donations in aid of Brain Tumour Research welcomed.

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Film | The Agony and The Ecstasy (1965)

  • 17 October 2016 From 7pm

Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison portray two of the Renaissance's most colourful figures in this historical drama based on Irving Stone's best-seller. When Pope Julius II (Harrison) commissions Michelangelo (Heston) to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the artist initially refuses. The project becomes a battle of wills fuelled by artistic and temperamental differences that form the core of this movie. The Agony and the Ecstasy is a rich dramatisation of the struggle behind one of the world's artistic masterpieces.
Introduction by Dr Jenny Graham, Associate Professor in Art History.

Admission

£6/£4.20

Talks

Talk | Remembering and Memorialising the West Country Captives of Barbary Piracy, C. 1600-1675

  • 18 October 2016 7-8pm

Dr Jo Esra is an Associate Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Exeter, where she took her doctorate. Her research looks at the topic of Barbary Pirates during the seventeenth century, which is the subject of this evening’s lecture with a focus on memorialisation in the West Country.

Admission

£6/£4.20. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPIA.

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Dance | COPMANY CHAMELEON: WITNESS

  • 19 October 2016 From 7pm

A captivating and powerful double bill, National Dance Awards nominee Company Chameleon turn the spotlight on mental health and the things we choose to hide. Intimate solos, emotive duets and group work combine to uncover the realities of an illness, which is too often misunderstood.
A melting pot of dance styles and a rich mix of movement techniques, Witness presents a totally original view on the different layers of mental illness, delving deep into an issue which affects one in four of us each year.

Touching, sad, funny and absurd, this is relevant and up-to-the-minute dance theatre at its best.

Admission

£10/£7. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPIA.

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Film | Lust for Life (1956)

  • 19 October 2016 From 7pm

Vincent Van Gogh is the archetypical tortured artistic genius. His obsession with painting, combined with mental illness, propels him through an unhappy life full of failures and unrewarding relationships. He fails at being a preacher to coal miners. He fails in his relationships with women. He earns some respect among his fellow painters, especially Paul Gauguin, but he does not get along with them. He only manages to sell one painting in his lifetime.

Admission

£6/£4.20. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPIA.

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Searching for Genius: Reynolds, Hitchcock and Zidane

  • 19 October 2016 1-1:40pm

Turner Prize-winning artist Douglas Gordon often raises questions about talent, virtuosity and genius in his work. Join a member of staff from Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery to find out more about his works inspired by ‘The Master of Suspense’ (Alfred Hitchcock) and one of the greatest players in the history of football (Zinedine Zidane).

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Film | Pollock (2002)

  • 24 October 2016 From 7pm

At the end of the 1940's, abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) is featured in Life magazine. Flashback to 1941, he's living with his brother in a tiny apartment in New York City, drinking too much, and exhibiting an occasional painting in group shows. That's when he meets artist Lee Krasner, who puts her career on hold to be his companion, lover, champion, wife, and, in essence, caretaker. Pollock, more than any other biopic about an artist, is a film about the act of painting, the physicality of making work and the creative drive that becomes unstoppable.
Introduction by Dr Jenny Graham, Associate Professor in Art History at Plymouth University.

Admission

£6/£4.20. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPIA

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Talk | The Life and The Work: The Artist as a Cultural Ideal from Michelangelo to Picasso

  • 25 October 2016 7-8pm

The idea of ‘the artist’ as an identifiable social type has its roots in the Italian Renaissance, when it first took shape in Giorgio Vasari’s classic text, The Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects (Florence, 1568).
Vasari’s colourful biographies of Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and others had enormous influence on later artists, from the French Romantics to Cézanne and Picasso. So too, did Vasari’s notion of the ideal artist – godlike, brilliant, preoccupied with matters beyond the mortal ken and, above all, driven by an insatiable appetite for art, for life, for love – cross over into fiction and biography.
From Frenhofer, Balzac’s obsessive-compulsive artist in The Unknown Masterpiece (1831), whose work is so original it disappears from the canvas, to the Modernist machismo of ‘the life and the work’ model still colouring our perception of Cézanne, Picasso or Jackson Pollock, join Dr. Jenny Graham for an exploration of artistic genius in cultural history.

Admission

£6/£4.20. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPIA.

Pierre Largeron

Music | The Search

  • 29 October 2016 From 7:30pm

Bach: Sarabande & Double, 1st Partita for solo violin BWV1002 Schnittke: Moz-Art à la Haydn, for 2 violins Dvořák: Terzetto Op.74 Pärt: Summa, for string quartet Mozart: String Quartet N°17, The Hunt.
Haydn and Mozart are the central figures in this concert. With Slavic harmonies, a hunt, and even some whistling, we will be searching at the heart of music making and deep into composers’ minds, from the 18th to 20th century.

Admission

£10/£7. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPIA.

Merch Yr Eog

Performance | Merch Yr Eog / Merc’h An Eog

  • 29 October 2016 From 7:30pm

Mair is called home to a funeral in Wales, and feelings of guilt and responsibility are brought to the surface. She starts to question her values and the happiness she thought she’d found with her partner Loeiza, and Brittany has never felt so far from West Wales. But can a friendly neighbour, who brings a strange gift to her door, calm her troubled mind?
A new, contemporary and multilingual play, that explores the close relationship between Wales and Brittany and some of the issues facing young people in rural communities.
The play is performed in Welsh, Breton and French, with English translation available via the Sibrwd app. Please download the Sibrwd before arriving at the theatre. Sibrwd is a smartphone app that whispers a translation in your ear during the performance. Please see www.sibrwd.com for further details or download from the App Store and Google Play.

Admission

£10/£7. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPIA.

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Film | Johnny’s House Of Horror: Sightseers (2012)

  • 31 October 2016 From 7pm

Chris wants to show Tina his world but events soon conspire against them and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn. Directed by the master of British black humour and horror, and written by its star, Alice Lowe. Presented by Johnny Mains in conversation with screenwriter and actress, Alice Lowe.

Admission

£6/£4.20. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPIA.

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Talk | Ireland, The Great War and University Students: Experience and Memory

  • 1 November 2016 7-8pm

Trinity College Dublin, an institution with deeper connections to the Great War than any other in Ireland. Just over 3,000 Trinity students, staff and alumni – unionist and nationalist, protestant and catholic – volunteered for service during the war, with 471 losing their lives. This talk will explore the reasons for enlistment, experience in war, and the evolution of memory of the war in independent Ireland.
Dr Tomás Irish has published widely on the cultural history of the First World War with a focus on universities and intellectuals, including The University at War 1914-25: Britain, France, and the United States (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), and Trinity in War and Revolution 1912-23 (Dublin: Royal Irish Academy Press, 2015).

Admission

£6/£4.20. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPIA.

The Man Who Flew Into Space From His Apartment

Performance | The Man Who Flew into Space from His Apartment

  • 2 November 2016 6-7pm

The man who flew into space from his apartment is an immersive slideshow brought to you by award-winning writer and theatre maker, Michael Pinchbeck, in which outer space meets the theatre space as the journey of the man who flew into space from his apartment collides with that of the guest performer. Inspired by the installation of the same name by Russian artist Illya Kabakov, a guest performer follows instructions on headphones they have never heard before in front of ten people.
The performance explores escape and makes a journey, like Kabakov, between east and west, flying and falling, attempt and failure.
Michael Pinchbeck tours nationally and internationally and has been selected for the British Council’s Edinburgh Showcase three times. Commissioned by hÅb (Manchester) and Lincoln Performing Arts Centre. Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Admission

£10/£7. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPIA. Limited spaces available per performance – book now to avoid disappointment.

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/peninsula-arts

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Art Bite: Searching for Genius: Seeing Is Believing

  • 2 November 2016 1-1:40pm

Join Dr. Kayla Parker to explore the creative practice of Douglas Gordon, the artist who grew up as a Jehovah’s Witness. His work takes the familiar and makes it strange – things aren’t what they seem. He often appropriates the past, presenting themes of mirroring and doubling, and existential dilemmas that cause us to question our experience of seeing and what it is to be human.

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Talks | Presidential Election Debate: America Decides

  • 8 November 2016 7-8pm

Presidential elections rarely lack controversy but 2016 promises to be the most interesting contest in generations. Nominees Hillary Clinton (Democrat) and Donald Trump (Republican) attract partisan admiration and derision in almost equal measure and their emergence starkly illustrates the polarisation of American politics.
Clinton, who would become the first female president, is seen by many as untrustworthy, while controversies about Trump’s xenophobia, misogyny and inconsistency have stalked his candidacy without diminishing his appeal.
Dr Harry Bennett, Dr Simon Topping and Dr David Brockington discuss the election and the implications of either a Clinton or a Trump presidency on the very day of the election.

Admission

£6/£4.20. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPIA

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/peninsula-arts

A House Repeated

Perfomance | A House Repeated

  • 9 November 2016 From 7:30pm

Imagination and memory combine to suggest that the everyday world is not always as solid as it might seem...
A House Repeated is an interactive performance-game inviting you to explore an imagined building without leaving your seat. Inspired by early computer adventure games, this unique experience combines the simplicity of bare-bones storytelling with the excitement of contemporary “sandbox” style video games.

Admission

£10/£7. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPIA.

Talks

Talk | Orange, Green and Khaki: Ireland And The Battle Of The Somme

  • 10 November 2016 7-8pm

For many years the dominant, Unionist myth of the Battle of the Somme was that the 36th (Ulster) Division, formed from the pre-war Ulster Volunteer Force, had been sacrificed on the 1 July 1916 in the wider interests of the British Empire, a matter of weeks after Irish Nationalists stabbed Britain in the back with the Easter Rebellion in Dublin.
More recently historians have considered the role of the 16th (Irish) Division, formed from the pre-war Irish National Volunteers, in the Battles of Guillemont and Ginchy in September 1916.
In this lecture Dr Timothy Bowman, author of Irish Regiments in the Great War: Discipline and Morale, will consider Irish recruitment between 1914-16, the performance of Irish units in the Battle of the Somme and the use and misuse of history in commemorating and memorialising those who served in the Irish regiments during the Great War.

Admission

£6/£4.20. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPIA.

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Music | Gerald Finzi: Discovering His Musical Passions

  • 12 November 2016 From 7:30pm

Boyce: Symphony No. 4 in F minor Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in D major Finzi: Clarinet Concerto Finzi: Romance for String Orchestra Haydn: Symphony No.44 in E minor ‘Mourning’
Gerald Finzi (1901-1956) was born of Jewish/German parents although he is remembered as a quintessentially ‘English’ composer influenced by folk music. However, he also held a passion for masters of the German and English Baroque music, particularly JS Bach and William Boyce. The ‘mourning’ of Haydn’s dramatic Symphony No.44 is in memory of his death in September 1956.

Admission

£10/£7. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPIA.

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Film | Johnny’s House of Horror: Straw Dogs (1971)

  • 14 November 2016 From 7pm

Although controversial in 1971, Straw Dogs is considered by many to be one of Peckinpah's greatest films. Dustin Hoffman plays an American mathematician who moves to his wife’s Cornish hometown. There he is treated with contempt by the locals. The bookish pacifist is treated with contempt by the locals. After Hoffman's wife is raped, the perpetrators launch an all-out assault against the couple. Hoffman takes a chilling, bloody revenge against his persecutors.
Presented by Johnny Mains in conversation with Susan George.

Admission

£6/£4.20. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPIA.

Sarah Stowe and Chris Brannick

Music | Nowhere to Go, So Here We Go

  • 16 November 2016 From 7:30pm

A collection of contemporary classics and newly commissioned pieces including music by Scelsi, Cage, Satie, Berio, the Argentinian Jorge Vidales’ Four Basho Haiku, Pete McGarr’s Haunts about the Moors Murders and new pieces by Phil Baker and Paul Burnell for vibraphone and pandeiro.

Admission

£10/£7. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPIA

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Film | Close-up (1998)

  • 21 November 2016 From 7pm

Internationally revered Iranian filmmaker, Abbas Kiarostami, has created some of the most inventive and transcendent cinema of the past thirty years, and Close-up is his most radical, brilliant work. This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a sensational real-life event – the arrest of a young man on charges that he fraudulently impersonated the well-known filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf – as the basis for a stunning, multi-layered investigation into movies, identity, artistic creation and existence. In this the real people from the case play themselves.

Admission

£6/£4.20. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPIA.

Talks

Talk | Everyday Life and Accidental Death in the Tudor South-West

  • 22 November 2016 7-8pm

Drawing on exhaustive examinations of coroners’ records, leading world expert on the early Tudor period, Professor Steven Gunn, looks at accidental death and everyday life in the Tudor period.
Steven Gunn is Professor of Tudor History at Merton College, University of Oxford, and the leading world expert on the early Tudor period. His research interests are in the political, social, cultural and military history of England and its continental neighbours from the mid-fifteenth to the later sixteenth century.
He is also the principal investigator of a project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council on everyday life and fatal hazard in sixteenth-century England.

Admission

£6/£4.20. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPIA.

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/peninsula-arts

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Plymouth Art Weekender

  • 23 — 25 November 2016

Plymouth Art Weekender, an ambitious three-day event celebrating the arts, takes over the city and celebrates Plymouth as a contemporary art destination that promotes participation in a wide range of exhibitions and exciting activities for all ages.
Following an open call for ideas, over 50 events feature local, national and international artists. Exhibitions, talks, music, film, workshops and performances will be staged across Plymouth, taking over galleries, houses, empty spaces and connecting communities together across the city together.
The Weekender prides itself on being open to all and includes artists, school children, wrestlers, church congregations, orchestras, parades and street parties.
The Weekender events can be navigated through the free Art Weekender map, available from galleries, shops and libraries across Plymouth, as well as online at www.plymouthartweekender.com.

Dance I James Wilton Dance: Leviathan 21, 22, 23, 24 Sep
Exhibition I Douglas Gordon: Searching for Genius 24 Sep-19 Nov
Music I Music of Motions and Presence 25 Sep

Break Yourself – Neil Baird

Performance | Break Yourself

  • 23 November 2016 From 7:30pm

Break Yourself is an experiment in constructing personas and alternative identities, a risky, dishonest, head-first, whole-hearted, and perhaps slightly desperate attempt to try and be something we have never been before.
Meet Ollie. He’s a graphic designer. But he wants to be Bruce. Performed in male drag, this show is about the relationship between gender, power and desire, about what it means to want to be someone else. And it’s about Bruce Springsteen.

Admission

£10/£7. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPIA.

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/peninsula-arts

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Film: Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (2006)

  • 28 November 2016 From 7pm

This highly acclaimed film, half-way between a sports documentary and a conceptual art installation, consists of a full-length football game (Real Madrid vs Villareal, 23 April 2005) entirely filmed from the perspective of professional footballer Zinedine Zidane.
Video artists Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, used 17 cameras to capture the action from field level to create one of the most intense and direct sports films of all time.
Introduction by Gordon Sparks, BBC Radio Devon presenter and Plymouth Argyle commentator.

Admission

£6/£4.20

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/peninsula-arts

Liz-Ann Vincent Merry, The Marseille Papers

Exhibition | ‘Re-Imagined States' Arts and Humanities Ma Show

  • 3 — 17 December 2016

Many of the graduates are working with the relationship between humanity, technology and image. These inter-relationships between the social, cultural and the landscapes of technological change, have fascinated artists, photographers and designers for many years. They have grappled with questions of form, reportage, function and utility since the industrial age, but today’s designers and photographers are trying to reconcile the interactions between the sustainable, science and society, between the digital and the ecological, between the periphery and centre.

The Arts are no longer merely a technological/science/material/ phenomenon, they are rather a relational phenomenon. This exhibition seeks to highlight the links in these relationships, our social lives, the imperative of innovation and the societal search for personal equality, economic, cultural quality, and community well-being.

Admission

Open to the public - free admission

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Film | Student Choice

  • 5 December 2016 From 7pm

Vote for the film you would like to see at the Jill Craigie Cinema this Christmas! The vote will be running with UPSU (link to: http://www.upsu.com/) and you can cast your vote via the Peninsula Arts Facebook page (hyperlink to: https://www.facebook.com/peninsulaartsplymouth) – the winning film will be announced at the beginning of December.

Admission

£6/£4.20. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPIA.

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Music | Folk Singing With Jake Sonny Rowlinson

  • 5 December 2016 From 8:30pm

Originally from Staffordshire, Jake Sonny Rowlinson graduated from Plymouth University in 2011. His interest in folksong was sparked by leading folk revivalists. He has been singing since his teens and for some years has been interested in ‘carrying a story with only the use of your voice’.

He runs the monthly session at The Dolphin and will host this session in an informal and inclusive style. Anyone wanting to sing will be given a spot

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Music | The Folk Dimension

  • 5 December 2016 From 7pm

Plymouth University Music BA students with Alice Perrot and Sam Richards perform music by Vaughan Williams, Bartok and other 20th century composers.
Ever since the 19th century, composers and arrangers have transformed roots folk music in various ways, referring to classical and popular styles. This presentation covers a number of these approaches and provides an introduction to the evening’s folksong session.

Admission

Free admission, booking is advised.

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/peninsula-arts

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Music | The Recurring Music Band

  • 6 December 2016 From 8:30pm

Comprising of highly accomplished musicians in their own right, The Recurring Music Band was formed to mainly specialise in minimalism, post-minimalism and new compositions by its members. The ensemble members are highly accomplished musicians in their own right.
Their programme includes ‘classic’ minimalism as well as music by ensemble director Lona Kozik using visuals and electronics. The programme also includes work by Philip Glass and Louise Adriessen.

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Music | World Music And Minimalism

  • 6 December 2016 From 7pm

Plymouth University’s music degree programme is notable for its inclusion of various world music. Among visitors to the course are Indian classical musicians and African drummers. Among its members of staff are Mike McInerney, a specialist in the Japanese shakuhachi, and Saj Collyer whose has devoted much time and travel to studying the Balinese gamelan.
This short concert presents two extremes – from the quiet, contemplative shakuhachi to the driving rhythms of the gamelan.

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Music | Plymouth University Music Week ‘Soundings’

  • 6 — 9 December 2016

Exploring the exciting and diverse activities, studies and research pursued through Plymouth University’s music degree programme; staff, students and alumni present a showcase of performances across one week.

The Folk Dimension 5 Dec
Folk Singing with Jake Sonny Rowlinson 5 Dec
Plymouth University Gamelan Orchestra: World Music and Minimalism 6 Dec
The Recurring Music Band 6 Dec
Improvisation Talk and Book Launch 7 Dec
Improvisation Performance with Plymouth University Improvisation Workshop Group 7 Dec
Plymouth University Orchestra: Classical 8 Dec
Jazz: Freedom Songs for Solo Piano 9 Dec
Jazz: Alex Lloyd Trio 9 Dec

Admission

Open to the public. Free admission but booking is advised.

Nora Invites

Dance | Nora Invites

  • 7 December 2016 From 7:30pm

Outspoken dancers Eleanor Sikorski and Flora Wellesley Wesley, AKA Nora, bring to the stage a bold, hysterical and sublime programme of new duets made especially for them by respected dance makers Liz Aggiss (UK), Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion (UK), and Simon Tanguy (FR).
These renowned choreographers have worked in the studio with the two women of Nora, each piece requiring Eleanor and Flora to physically and intellectually enter a whole new world of performance.

Admission

£10/£7. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPIA

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Music | Improvisation Performance

  • 7 December 2016 8-10pm

Lona Kozik studied improvisation at Mills College with leading luminaries of the art, Fred Frith and Roscoe Mitchell. Lona also has a PhD in Composition from the University of Pennsylvania and now teaches at Plymouth University on a part-time basis.

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Music | Improvisation Talk and Book Launch

  • 7 December 2016 From 7pm

A book of disparate essays united by the theme of diversity, Sam Richards’ new book, Soundings, is published by the University of Plymouth Press. An improviser, composer and writer, Sam Richards teaches part-time at Plymouth University. A question and answer session will follow his presentation.

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Music | Classical

  • 8 December 2016 From 8pm

Comprised of students, staff and community members, the Plymouth University Orchestra invites you to join them for performances of: Sibelius: Finlandia, Arnold: Little Suite No 1 for Orchestra, Prokofiev: Troika from Lieutenant Kijé, Anderson: Sleigh Ride, Williams: Music from Harry Potter and music for brass, strings and woodwind ensembles. Parting donations towards concert costs welcome.

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Music | Jazz: Alex Lloyd Trio

  • 9 December 2016 From 7:30pm

One of the South West’s most accomplished contemporary jazz performers, Alex Lloyd leads the Trio through material by Eric Dolphy, Charles Mingus and other greats of the post-World War Two progressive jazz scene. The Trio also plays improvisations and original material by Lloyd.

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Music | Jazz: Freedom Songs for Solo Piano

  • 9 December 2016 From 1:15pm

Combining improvisation with a selection of freedom songs from various times and places, this performance includes songs from The Digger Song of the 17th century English revolution to Bob Marley’s Get Up, Stand Up by the way of Guantanamera from Cuba and Nkozi Sikalele.

University of Plymouth Choral Society

Music | Christmas Concert

  • 10 December 2016 From 7:30pm

Haydn and Mozart’s friendship thrived on mutual admiration and adoration of each other’s musical genius. Look no further for choral works overflowing with uplifting and celebratory music than these two magnificent pieces.
The concert also includes traditional carols for you to join in.

Admission

£15/£13

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Film | Mondo Monday Surprise Christmas Film + Quiz

  • 12 December 2016 From 7pm

Mighty MONDO returns to the hallowed halls of Jill Craigie to cause Christmas Chaos in its own inimitable way, which is a big word and perhaps sets rather a high expectation. MONDO MONDAY: more festive than Santa on a Sleigh...with bells on.

Admission

£6/£4.20

University of Plymouth Choral Society

MUSIC | UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH CHORAL SOCIETY CAROL SERVICE

  • 13 December 2016 From 7:30pm

Come and enjoy your Christmas celebrations at the historic church of St Matthias. All members of the public are invited to join students and staff of Plymouth University for this service of readings and carols.

Admission

Free admission, booking advised. Parting donations in aid of the Shekinah Mission welcomed.

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Drake's Circus
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AA
England

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