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.
Artwork - Untitled, 2015 by Claudia Wieser. Colour pencil, gold leaf on colour paper, 46 x 33 cm.

Exhibition: Thinking Tantra

  • 31 March — 27 May 2017

This international exhibition presents a new understanding of how Indian art has influenced Western cultural traditions such as abstract art.

Thinking Tantra begins with anonymous Tantric drawings dating from the second half of the 19th century, then continues with works by Indian artists who directly associated themselves with Tantra in the 1960s, 70s and 80s, concluding with work by international contemporary artists, who know Tantric drawings and make a connection to their own ways of working including: Tom Chamberlain, Shezad Dawood, Nicola Duvasula, Goutam Ghosh, Jean-Luc Moulene, Anthony Pearson, Prem Sahib, Richard Tuttle and Claudia Wieser.

The exhibition is a collaboration between Rebecca Heald, Drawing Room and Amrita Jhaveri, Jhaveri Contemporary. This is the exhibition’s only stop outside London and Mumbai.

A History Centre partnership project delivered by Peninsula Arts in partnership with Plymouth City Council (Arts & Heritage).

Open Monday-Friday 10:00-17:00, Saturday 11:00-16:00

Where

Peninsula Arts Gallery

Admission

Free admission

Website

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

Artwork - sketch of face

Exhibition: Signpost 6: A String of Theories

  • 10 July — 4 August 2017

Pioneered by the art department at Devonport High School for Girls, the Signpost exhibition is now in its ninth year and enables students from across Plymouth to showcase their work alongside professional artists in a public gallery.

As art students, they have explored concepts that are an integrated part of creative thinking and practice. They have investigated different processes and looked at the intangible and unconscious dialogue that creative thinkers bring to their work – this continues to excite and motivate the Signpost projects.

Art constantly faces challenges in the way it is perceived – artwork is often seen as a purely practical, making process – and this misconception means that first impressions are based on how the audience perceives a work of art. The context, concept and how the process and media work together with the artists’ ideas are formed in our human experiences, and the intellect and academic thinking associated with the work. How the work performs and interacts within the gallery are areas of perception often overlooked.

This all creates a wonderful, visual phenomenon for a collaborative experience for all the exhibiting artists, other artists, and the work in an exhibition in the Cube 3 gallery, in partnership with Peninsula Arts.

Opening Times:
Monday-Friday, 10:00-17:00

Where

Cube³ Gallery
Portland Square Buildings
Plymouth University

Admission

Free admission

Website

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

Artwork by Paul Vivian; Crouching Billionaire Ghost, 2014. Safety blanket, wood, metal, tape, cut paper

Exhibition: Plymouth Contemporary

  • 15 July — 2 September 2017

Now in its second year, the Plymouth Contemporary, run in partnership with Plymouth City Council (Arts & Heritage), is an open submission exhibition, providing a platform for new, up and coming creative talent alongside artists working nationally and internationally.

The 2017 Contemporary has grown to include the city’s largest independent contemporary art venue in Plymouth, KARST, providing space to show more quality artwork and to extend the impact of this prestigious biennial.

The artists, selected by a panel of curators, art directors and artists were asked to respond to the theme ‘Visions’, a pertinent subject at a time when the world, on the surface at least, seems to be going through turbulent change. Artists have explored what the concept of ‘Visions’ might mean for us now – from the political and social, to alternative realities and other dimensions, imaginary or absurd, utopian or dystopian, concrete or literal.

Nominate your favourite artwork to win this year’s Audience Choice prize when you visit.

Opening Times:
Peninsula Arts Gallery - Monday-Friday 10:00-17:00, Saturday 11:00-16:00
KARST - Wed-Sat 11:00-17:00

Where

Peninsula Arts Gallery & KARST

Admission

Free Admission

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.
Talk, Plymouth University

Talk: A Short History Of Anger

  • 28 March 2017 7-9pm

A hybrid of prose, poetry, essay and verse, persona and chorus, A Short History takes its source material from the Destruction of Smyrna in 1922. Joy Manesiotis is the author of They Sing to Her Bones and winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize. In May 2012, her poems were dropped over Nicosia, Cyprus as part of Spring Poetry Rain, an international event to help foster peace in the last divided city in Europe.

Where

Theatre 2, Roland Levinksy Building, Plymouth University

Admission

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

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/a-short-history-of-anger

Photograph of piano keys

Mindful Visions: Metamorphosis, Daydreams And Fantasies - Peninsula Arts Sinfonietta

  • 8 April 2017 From 5:30pm

Simon Ible, conductor
Nuria Bonet Filella, piano
Marcelo Gimenes, piano
Lona Kozik, piano

Marcelo Gimenes - Pensiveness
Sam Richards - Pebbles, Waves, Clouds
Nuria Bonet Filella - Tuna Fishing
Purcell - Fantasias
Vivaldi - Al Santo Sepolcro

Showcasing three new works by Plymouth University composers, this concert includes: Pensiveness, a musical piece for piano and string ensemble written by Marcelo Gimenes reflecting daydreaming, fantasy and melancholy images; Tuna Fishing, drawing on inspiration from Escher's work Metamorphosis II where shapes morph into one another; Pebbles, Clouds and Waves is best expressed from John Lubbock’s The Pleasure of Life, “to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky is by no means a waste of time”.

Where

Upper Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Conference Centre

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

Artwork - YTR 1, 2010 by Shezad Dawood. Acrylic on vintage textile, 125 x 165 cm.

Bite size: Thinking Tantra

  • 12 April 2017 1-1:45pm

Join a representative from Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery who will discuss the exhibition, which features works by Indian artists from the 1960s, 70s, and 80s including Prabhakar Barwe, Prafulla Mohanti, Sohan Qadri, G.R. Santosh and Acharya Vyakul, as well as contemporary artists such as Claudia Wieser.

The drawings are in the tradition of the tantric art of the 1700s and 1800s, which used not only drawings but also rituals, sculptures, maps and chants to create a sense of transcendence.

Where

Peninsula Arts Gallery

Admission

Free admission, no need to book

Splashes of colour

Family event: Colour Explosion

  • 12 April 2017 10:30am-12:30pm, 2-4pm

Use the collage and colourful works in the Thinking Tantra exhibition as a starting point to create your own multi-coloured works of art using all sorts of materials.

Led by staff from the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, there will also be objects from their collection to inspire you.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Where

Peninsula Arts Gallery

Admission

£2.50 per child, booking via www.motcolour.eventbrite.co.uk

Website

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

Photograph of wrestlers John Harding and Grayson Reeves having a match in the ring

Performance: Visions of Agony, Redemption and Justice

  • 25 April 2017 7-9pm

Professional wrestling is an art form that is as culturally valid as a feature film, a work of art or a ballet performance. However, with a demographic often characterised as ‘blue collar’, it has been misunderstood by ‘white collar society’. For audiences from the 1500s to the present day, wrestling provides visions of agony, redemption and hope for justice that mark everyday life.

This fun event combines an introduction to the historical significance of professional wrestling by Dr G.H. Bennett, Associate Professor (Reader) in History, Plymouth University and a demonstration ‘wrestling show’ by Devon’s oldest pro-wrestling promotion, the Plymouth Wrestling Association.

Running time: 120 minutes

Where

Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building

Admission

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

Photograph of poet Matthew Welton

Matthew Welton, Poetry Reading

  • 27 April 2017 From 7pm

Matthew Welton’s practice includes collaborations with musicians, visual artists and other writers. A lecturer in creative writing at the University of Nottingham, Matthew’s interest in poetry is related to explorations of the sounds of words and the possibilities of repetition.

He is the author of Carcanet: The Book of Matthew (2003), We needed coffee but… (2009) and The Number Poems (2016) and has won the Eric Gregory Award, the Jerwood-Aldeburgh Prize, and received a recommendation by the Poetry Book Society.

Where

Peninsula Arts Gallery

Admission

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

Website

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

Artwork - 365 by Karen Howse. Watercolour sktetch of a flock birds flying, silhouetted against a cloudy blue sky

Moments To See: The Art Of Everyday Noticing

  • 27 April 2017 1-2:15pm

It can sometimes be hard to notice and appreciate the world around us, we can so often be lost in a preoccupied world; yet we can find creative ways to disrupt our distracted habits.

This workshop, led by Duncan Moss, Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Plymouth University and artist Karen Howse, introduces us to ideas and practices of ‘Contemplative Seeing’ – using something as simple as a pencil or pen, or reclaiming our gadgets as cameras, we can mark and celebrate moments of real awareness of the world.

If you have a phone/camera, pen and paper please bring it along, otherwise please just bring your eyes.

Where

Peninsula Arts Gallery

Admission

Free admission, booking essential (spaces limited)

Website

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

Photograph of author Meredith Miller

Talk: Meredith Miller: Book Launch and Reading

  • 2 May 2017 From 7pm

Meredith Miller is a literary critic and fiction writer who grew up on Long Island, New York and now lives in Plymouth. Her work focuses on gender, power and human cruelty and is often described as both 'lyrical' and 'raw'.

Her stories have appeared most recently in Stand, Short Fiction, Prole, AltHist and The View from Here. She has two novels forthcoming from HarperCollins US in 2017 and 2018. Author Mindy McGinnis has called her novel Little Wrecks, “darkly atmospheric and brutally honest”.

Where

Peninsula Arts Gallery

Admission

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

Website

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

Screenshot from film The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover (1989)

Film: The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover (1989)

  • 5 May 2017 From 8pm

This film put Peter Greenaway firmly in the public eye and it became notorious for its onscreen cruelty and power. With costumes by Jean-Paul Gaultier and a score by Michael Nyman the film is a visual as well as emotional experience.

The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secret romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this modern fable.

Where

The House, Plymouth University

Admission

£6/£4.20. Free to Plymouth University students via SPiA

Website

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

Black and white photograph of Peter Greenaway

Talk: In Conversation with Peter Greenaway

  • 5 May 2017 From 6:30pm

Peter Greenaway is one of England’s true auteurs, and since 1965, his films have delighted, challenged and stunned cinema-goers.

With remarkable works such as The Draughtsman's Contract (1982), Prospero's Books (1991) and The Baby of Mâcon (1993), Greenaway remains a vital voice in today’s sometimes staid and unadventurous approach to the medium.

In this talk, Peter Greenaway reflects on the making of The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover chaired by Johnny Mains, award-winning editor, author and curator for several Peninsula Arts film series.

Where

The House, Plymouth University

Admission

£6/£4.20. Free to Plymouth University students via SPiA

Website

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

Photograph of War Correspondents by Helen Chadwick Song Theatre

Helen Chadwick Song Theatre - War Correspondents

  • 6 May 2017 From 8:15pm

War Correspondents bears witness to those who risk their lives in extreme circumstances in order to tell the truth to the outside world. Chadwick and creative collaborator Miriam Nabarro interviewed over 30 journalists working in conflict zones across the world which were then transformed into songs. “I keep hoping that someday, if we keep telling the truth, it will be better for all of us”, so said a Liberian journalist when speaking about why he felt compelled to take such risks telling the stories he dared to tell.

“Chadwick … an exquisite find.” The Guardian

Running time: 65 minutes

Where

The House, Plymouth University

Admission

£10/£7 – £15/£10 workshop and performance deal

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/war-correspondents

Photograph of Helen Chadwick

Harmony Singing Workshop

  • 6 May 2017 3:30-5:30pm

Join Helen for an uplifting and fun afternoon singing her gorgeous harmony songs. Helen has been running workshops of exquisite harmony songs for community choirs, actors and amateur singers in over 20 countries as well as at the National Theatre and across the UK.

Where

The House, Plymouth University

Admission

£10/£7 - £15/£10 workshop and performance deal

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/harmony-singing-workshop

Logo of a golden key for Plymouth History Festival 2017

Local Studies Day

  • 6 May 2017 9am-4:30pm

Kick starting the 2017 Plymouth History Festival, this day is packed with talks and presentations about heritage. It includes the Restoration, the Victorian era and an update about the Plymouth History Centre project.

Where

Robbins Conference Centre

Admission

£12, booking via www.plymhearts.org

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/local-studies-day-2017-tickets-30948811729

Screen shot of Into Great Silence - Carthusian monks inside the Grande Chartreuse Monastery

Film: Into Great Silence (2005)

  • 8 May 2017 From 7pm

Dir: Philip Groning
Running time: 169 minutes Cert: U

After a 16-year wait, German filmmaker, Philip Groning, created Into Great Silence from footage acquired during six months of living in the monks quarters of the Grande Chartreuse, one of the world's most ascetic monasteries nestled deep in the French Alps.

Without a crew or artificial lighting, Groning filmed their daily prayers, tasks, rituals and rare outdoor excursions, and what he produced is transcendental filmmaking.
Introduced by Duncan Moss, Lecturer in Clinical Psychology and Buddhist faith advisor at Plymouth University.

Where

Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University

Admission

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

Website

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

Black and white woodcut print of a man and woman in Elizabethan dress sitting on a bed kissing

Talk: Slander and Insults In Elizabethan Devon

  • 9 May 2017 From 7pm

Dr Todd Gray has taken a leading role in the study of Devon's history, has written widely on Devon's past and lectured to a large number of groups.

His recent published work has included Strumpets and Ninnycocks and How to Swear Like an Elizabethan in Devon. His talk sheds light on the nature of society in Devon 500 years ago.

Where

Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building

Admission

£6/£4.20/Friends free/Devon History Society members free. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPiA

Website

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

Black and white photograph of poet Rachel Gippetti

Talk: Jamie Edgecombe and Rachel Gippetti

  • 11 May 2017 From 7pm

Plymouth-born Jamie Edgecome, a fiction author mainly focusing on the Far East (predominately Japan), was the recipient of the inaugural Manchester Metropolitan University Novella Award in 2014 for The Art of Kozu. Spanning epic porpotions as it moves between countries, continents and time periods, The Art of Kozu is a meticulously detailed and well-researched story.

Rachel Gippetti recently published her debut poetry collection Birthright (Eyewear Publishing) and her work has previously appeared in Shearsman Magazine, The Stinging Fly, Thief and the Apple Valley Review.

Where

Peninsula Arts Gallery

Admission

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

Website

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

Photograph of a music score

Plymouth Music Accord Fundraising Concert

  • 13 May 2017 From 7pm

Mayflower Trio
Pete Twyman B.E.M and Douglas Clarkson, clarinets
Mila Collier, piano

Mendelssohn - Concertpiece No.1 for two clarinets and piano in F minor Op.113
Ponchielli - Il Convegno (The Meeting), Divertimento for two clarinets and piano Op.86
Tausche - Double Clarinet Concerto No.2 Op.26

Plymouth Music Accord is a registered charity supporting the appreciation and performance of music around Plymouth for the benefit of all and particularly young people.

Activities include funding tickets for schoolchildren, funding instrument tuition, internships enabling budding musicians to perform in orchestras and choirs, and supporting young players to develop their professional careers.

Where

Upper Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Centre

Admission

£10. Bookings to be made in advance by contacting Clive Jenkins on 01752 863348 or Peter Holt on 01752 873136, or on the door.

Website

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

Film still of American troops in Braunton, Devon during World War Two

From the Archive: Peninsula Arts Film Commission Premiere

  • 15 May 2017 From 7pm

Award-winning artists, Frances Scott and Bryony Gillard, showcase their original pieces for the first time. Using archive footage from the South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA), Frances and Bryony have created two new works exploring the theme of ‘Visions of History’.

A prelude of visual highlights from SWFTA’s rich and diverse archive is included, introduced by Stacey Anderson, Archive Director, SWFTA.

Where

Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University

Admission

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

Website

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

Black and white photograph of Children taken into care in Somerset at a house (Holnicote) requisitioned by the county council.

Talk: Britain's ‘Brown Babies’: The Children of Black GIs and White Women Born in World War II

  • 16 May 2017 From 7pm

The Mary Jacobs Memorial Lecture by Professor Lucy Bland

Lucy Bland’s research has concentrated on the history of gender, sexuality and feminism in Britain between 1880s-1980s. Her new projects are a social and cultural history of transracial adoption in Britain since World War II and an investigation of mixed race offspring of black GIs and British women born during World War II.

Where

Theatre 2, Roland Levinksy Building

Admission

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

Website

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

Photograph of yellow lotus flowers siting on water

Meditation evening: Imagining Inner Peace

  • 16 May 2017 7-8:30pm

Explore your personal potential with this talk and guided meditation from Kadam Ben Seel, Resident Teacher at Ashoka Buddhist Centre in Plymouth.

A mind at peace is a contented, happy mind. In our everyday lives moments of peace and feelings of well-being may arise but how do we create the causes for a more general improvement in our experience? Everything starts with the imagination...

Where

Peninsula Arts Gallery

Admission

£4/£3 (including refreshments). Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPiA

Website

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

Front cover of Wild Gestures; Stories by Lucy Durneen

Talk: Dr Lucy Durneen Book Launch and Short Story Reading

  • 18 May 2017 From 7pm

Lucy Durneen's work has appeared in World Literature Today, Hotel Amerika, and Litro and performed on BBC Radio 4. Wild Gestures is her first short story collection, bringing together stories of loss, desire and opportunities missed, all orbiting the painful knowledge that the things we most long for remain the furthest from reach.

Where

Peninsula Arts Gallery

Admission

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

Website

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

Plymouth Choral Society

University Of Plymouth Choral Society Summer Concert

  • 20 May 2017 From 7:30pm

Simon Ible, conductor
Anita Watson, soprano
Samantha Price, mezzo-soprano
Ross Scanlon, tenor
Timothy Dickinson, bass

Haydn - Nelson Mass

“Arguably Haydn’s greatest single composition”, as declared by his chief biographer, H.C. Robbins Landon, Haydn composed this highly dramatic and exciting work in 1798. Titled Missa in Angustiis (Mass for troubled times), it was later nicknamed Nelson Mass following a performance attended by Admiral Nelson in 1800.

Where

Minster Church of St Andrew
Royal Parade
Plymouth

Admission

£15/£13 Friends

Website

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

Still of film Some Like it Hot, with Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon

Some Like It Hot (1959)

  • 22 May 2017 From 7pm

Set in 1929, this cinema classic sees Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis play musicians Gerry and Joe, witnesses to a Chicago mob murder (inspired by the St Valentine’s Day Massacre), who flee to Miami Beach Florida with an all-girl jazz band disguised as Daphne and Josephine.

They meet Sugar (Marilyn Monroe) a down-on-her-luck ukulele player with her heart set on marrying a millionaire. Wilder prioritised story and script over cinematic flourishes, and the simplicity of his direction lets you wallow in a whip-smart script and performances that are impossible to find fault with.

Introduced by Simon Ible, Director of Music, Peninsula Arts.

Where

Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University

Admission

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

Website

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

Musician playing a Gamelan instrument

Plymouth University Gamelan Orchestra and Friends Summer Performance

  • 23 May 2017 From 4pm

Saj Collyer, conductor

The 20 instruments that originate from Indonesia are made of bronze and are built and tuned to be played together as an orchestra.

They produce a unique rhythmical vibrating sound, allowing a variety of music to be played, ranging from louder, flamboyant and dramatic pieces to quieter, contemplative arrangements. Plymouth University students and staff developed their music skills during their visit to Bali.

Where

Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building

Admission

Free admission, booking advised

Website

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

Plymouth University Orchestra

Music for Orchestra, Strings, Wind and Brass - Plymouth University Orchestra

  • 25 May 2017 From 8pm

Directed by Jamie Dove and Jonathan Hurdle

Plymouth University Orchestra performs a programme of popular classical music for orchestra and smaller wind, string and brass ensembles.

The Orchestra rehearses on Thursday evenings at the Sherwell Centre and comprises of Plymouth University students, staff and members of the local community. For more information about the Orchestra, email jonathan.hurdle@plymouth.ac.uk.

Where

Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building

Admission

Free admission, booking advised

Website

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

Generic talk image, Plymouth University

Talk: Rhapsodies in Paint: Modern Art and The Jazz Age

  • 6 June 2017 From 7pm

Art and music have long engaged in cultural dialogue and exchange. This talk by Jody Patterson, Associate Professor and Programme Leader for Art History, Plymouth University, will address the impact of jazz music and the dynamics of improvisation on the development of modern art.

From Kandinsky’s early abstractions to Matisse’s vibrant paper 'cut-out’ collages, the new rhythms of jazz inspired artists to fuse European tradition with African American expression, pushing the conventional boundaries of painting.

Where

Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University

Admission

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

Website

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

Lecture, Peninsula Arts

Talk: Plymouth in the Roaring Twenties

  • 7 June 2017 From 7pm

Artist, author and broadcaster, Chris Robinson, has been writing about Plymouth for 40 years. He has produced dozens of books about the City including Plymouth in the Twenties and Thirties.

His lavishly illustrated talk will look at the music, theatre, sport, entertainment and politics of Plymouth in the Roaring Twenties.

Where

Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University

Admission

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

Website

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

Photograph of cabaret duo Kit Hesketh-Harvey and James McConnel

Music: Noel Coward and His Legacy

  • 9 June 2017 From 7:30pm

Cabaret duo Kit Hesketh-Harvey and James McConnel pay homage to 'The Master’, performing many of Coward’s enduring songs, as well as some lesser-known gems.

Peppered with anecdotes and chat, plus one or two offerings of their own, join them for an evening of wit and sophistication.

Where

Upper Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Centre
Plymouth University

Admission

£10/£7

Website

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

Photograph of internationally praised star soprano Alwyn Mellor

The Roaring Twenties Gala Concert

  • 10 June 2017 From 7:30pm

Simon Ible - conductor
Alwyn Mellor - soprano

Peninsula Arts Sinfonietta is joined by internationally praised star soprano, Alwyn Mellor, for this celebration of 1920s’ British and American music.

Great songs and English pastoral classics make up this concert, celebrating the innovation, free spirit and sheer fun of the decade. The programme will include show songs by George Gerswin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern and Fats Waller including With a song in my heart, Can’t help lovin dat man, Ain’t Misbehavin and Let’s do it, Let’s fall in love.

The orchestra items will include Vaughan Williams English Folksong Suite and Lonely Waters by E.J.Moeran.

Where

Minster Church of St Andrew
Royal Parade
Plymouth

Admission

£13/£7

Website

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

Black and white photograph of the ArtDeco Band playing their instruments

The Roaring Twenties Tea Dance

  • 11 June 2017 From 4pm

Live jazz performed by the ArtDeco Band
Steve Chisolm, band leader

Led by vocalist Steve Chisolm, for many years resident ‘crooner’ at the famous Burgh Island Hotel, ArtDeco recreates the authentic sounds of the jazz and ‘hot’ jazz bands of the 1920s. Join in, show off your Charleston and enjoy afternoon tea in the elegant Duke of Cornwall Ballroom. Period 1920s costumes invited, but not essential.

Where

The Ballroom, Duke of Cornwall Hotel
Plymouth

Admission

£17.50 (including afternoon tea)

Website

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

Musician from the Plymouth Music Accord Young Performers

Plymouth Music Accord: Young Musicians’ Platform Audition Performances

  • 22 June 2017 From 6pm

The Young Musicians' Platform helps talented local young performers to start their musical careers. Plymouth Music Accord support those musicians selected at the auditions in finding local concert engagements, recitals and helping to purchase instruments.

Young performers are invited to give a 20-minute recital followed by a short interview.

Application forms can be requested via email: clivejenkinsmusic@btinternet.com.

Where

Upper Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Centre
Plymouth University

Admission

To take part: Application forms can be requested via email from clivejenkinsmusic@btinternet.com.
To watch: Free admission, no need to book

Website

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

National Youth Dance Company

National Youth Dance Company: Tarantiseismic

  • 25 June 2017 5:30-6:30pm

Returning to Plymouth with their new work created by 2016-17 Guest Artistic Director Damien Jalet, National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) present a unique piece of theatre which addresses themes of melancholia, ritual, control and abandon.

Run by Sadler’s Wells, NYDC has established a reputation for producing performances with a diverse cast of dancers who are expressive, brave and shaping the future of dance in this country.

Where

The House, Plymouth University

Admission

£12/£6

Website

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

University Of Plymouth Choral Society

University Of Plymouth Choral Society Singing Workshop

  • 1 July 2017 From 10am

Directed by Simon Ible

Come and sing a selection of choruses from Handel’s celebrated 1746 oratorio Judas Maccabaeus.

Interested musicians can apply by contacting the University of Plymouth Choral Society Secretary, Jan Green: jan.fairview@gmail.com or 01752 844899.
Parting donations welcomed in aid of Brain Tumour Research.

Where

St Paul’s Church, Yelverton

Admission

Participants £14/£12 UPCS members
Informal performance 17:30 Free admission

Website

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

Peninsula Arts
Drake Circus
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AA
England

Website

www.peninsula-arts.co.uk

E-mail

peninsula-arts@plymouth.ac.uk

Telephone

Monday - Friday

01752 58 50 50

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