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.
Still from short film from PLAYBACK, the touring exhibition of the Random Acts project

Plymouth Film Showcase

  • 29 January — 17 February 2018

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 10:00-17:00, Saturday 11:00-16:00

From new filmmakers to new ideas about documentary, animation and the presentation of archive footage, this exhibition extends an invitation to emerging talent to participate.

Diviner
By Frances Scott, winner of the Peninsula Arts Film Commission Prize 2017

Diviner is structured as a script formed almost entirely from footage found within the South West Film & Television Archive (SWFTA). The work meditates on the nature of history and how we might understand the transmitted image, where the archive becomes a sentient, speaking being. Diviner proposes that rather than a linear experience, history itself is cyclical and bound to repeat, in which the past is a spectral, contemporary scribe to the present.

A Cap, Like Water, Transparent, Fluid Yet With Definite Body
By Bryony Gillard, winner of the Peninsula Arts Film Commission Development Prize 2017

This new moving image work, forms part of a larger project exploring relationships between landscape, alterity, retreat and resistance. The film uses as its starting point the writings of the marginalised bisexual poet, H.D and her ‘jellyfish experience’ of a period psychic breakdown, retreat and sexual awakening on the Isles of Scilly in the early 20th century, in which she envisioned tentacular connections between the female erotic body and mind.

PLAYBACK
Supported by Arts Council England and Channel 4’s Random Acts

PLAYBACK is the touring exhibition of the Random Acts project, which showcases over 200 award-winning short films made by young artist filmmakers. It captures today’s world: from underground zine cultures, to unconventional desires and digital lives. A number of these films were made in the South West, and this is an opportunity to see the region’s talent on the big screen.

The exhibition features individual touchscreens that let you choose your own films, from drama, comedy, dance and spoken word. Curate your own selection and discover the filmmakers of tomorrow.

OPEN EVENING: Tuesday 30 January, 17:30
Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth University

Meet the artists and film-makers, and enjoy a special improvised performance by Bryony Gillard and a number of collaborators, in response to the film installation through reading, sound, gesture and movement.

Where

Peninsula Arts Gallery

Admission

Free admission

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/exhibition-plymouth-film-showcase-2017

Serial Composition Bipartite series

Exhibition: Plymouth Contemporary Artist Showcase 2018

  • 2 — 29 March 2018

We are delighted to present the work of Georgie Grace, Jennet Thomas and Serial Composition as part of this artist showcase. The artists were selected from the 2017 Plymouth Contemporary, a major Plymouth biennial exhibition hosted by Peninsula Arts and KARST.

They were recognised for presenting new and original ideas and pushing the boundaries of their field, which include film, animation, painting and drawing.

Animal Condensed and Animal Expanded #2 by Jennet Thomas
Two characters speak urgently to camera about their strange relationship with an intelligent substance they call ‘Animal Expanded’. Intercut with glimpses of their world, a picture builds of an accelerated future where ‘real’ animals may no longer exist – their spirits abstracted into a virus that causes humans to lose control to an artificially intelligent world.

Serial Composition
Brendan Lancaster and Kelly Best have been working collaboratively as Serial
Composition since 2015. The experimental dialogue between the two artists results in a set of rules for making new paintings and drawings. Their blind collaboration is a constantly evolving process of exchange that places emphasis on process over ‘finished’ results.

Attention Seeker by Georgie Grace
Georgie Grace builds landscapes and environments for video production using tools for making video games. Her new video work leverages the way we imagine movement through time as a movement through space and spatialises mental states, and uses digital landscapes and virtual cinematography in combination with sound and hypnotic suggestion to induce and play with these shifts.

Where

Peninsula Arts Gallery

Admission

Free admission
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 10:00-17:00, Saturday 11:00-16:00

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/exhibition-plymouth-contemporary-artist-showcase-2018

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.
Still from film Mr Hulot’s Holiday (1953)

Film: Mr Hulot’s Holiday (1953)

  • 29 January 2018 7-9pm

Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort, where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Tati’s masterpiece of gentle slapstick is a series of effortlessly well-choreographed sight gags involving dogs, boats and firecrackers. It was the first entry in the Hulot series and the film that launched its maker to international stardom.

Introduced by Michael Punt, Professor of Art and Technology at Plymouth University and founding convenor of Transtechnology Research.

Director: Jacques Tati
Running time: 89 minutes
Cert: U

Where

Jill Craigie Cinema

Admission

£6 (standard)/£4.20 (concessions)/Peninsula Arts Friends free/ Free to Plymouth University students via SPIA

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/film-mr-hulots-holiday-1953

Filming at Plymouth University

Bite size: Plymouth Film Showcase

  • 31 January 2018 1-1:45pm

Join our Media Arts experts, Dr Allister Gall and Dr Phil Ellis (Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Film & Television Production), in a discussion about the latest techniques and advances in contemporary film-making.

Where

Peninsula Arts Gallery

Admission

Free admission, booking advised

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/bite-size-plymouth-film-showcase

Digital camera with blank screen

PLAYBACK Workshop: Micro Cinema

  • 1 February 2018 6-8pm

Join this visual storytelling workshop (including narrative, cinematography, composition, editing and sound design) on accessible digital technology. Receive supportive critique from experts in this field when your original works are reviewed at the end of the workshop.

Lecturers and Imperfect Cinema hosts, Dr Allister Gall from Media Arts, Plymouth University and Dan Paolantonio, Film, Plymouth College of Art, are on hand to guide you through and help select the Micro Cinema Workshop audience award winner.

This workshop is recommended for those aged between 16-18 years old.

Where

Room 112, Scott Building

Admission

Free admission, booking essential (maximum of 12 places available)

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/playback-workshop-micro-cinema

Image of jellyfish

Writing workshop: Jellyfish Thinking, Feeling and Being

  • 2 February 2018 6-8pm

Bryony Gillard will lead a creative writing workshop exploring relationships between peripheral landscapes, female experience and otherness. Through a series of performative exercises, we will collectively explore spaces between poetry, prose, visual art and autobiography.

This workshop is aimed at people identifying as female or non-binary who have an interest in writing — no previous experience is necessary.

Where

The House Studio

Admission

Free admission, booking essential

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/writing-workshop-jellyfish-thinking-feeling-and-being-creative

Drawing of an early camera - Getty Images

Revolutionary Inventions: The Debate

  • 6 February 2018 7-9pm

Immerse yourself in this explosive arena, which will be host to five expert Plymouth University academics and a pitch battle to win the title of ‘most revolutionary invention’. Which will come out top is up to you, when you cast your vote after enjoying some fascinating, compelling and passionate arguments in this lively debate.

Paper – James Daybell, Professor of Early Modern British History
Photography – Jody Patterson, Associate Professor Art History
The transistor – Alexis Kirke, Senior Research Fellow in Computer Music
Ultra-sound scanning – Theresa Compton, Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences
The semi-conductor – Kevin Jones, Professor and Executive Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering.

The debate will be chaired by Jo Loosemore, BBC radio producer, broadcaster, curator and actor.

Where

The House

Admission

£6 (standard)/£4.20 (concessions)/Peninsula Arts Friends free/ Free to Plymouth University students via SPIA

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/talk-revolutionary-inventions-the-debate

Film and film can

PLAYBACK workshop: SCRATCH FILM

  • 8 February 2018 6-8pm

In this hands-on direct animation workshop, you will make your mark with paints, pens, bleach, scalpels and even old letraset transfers on a length of 16mm film stock – clear and black film leader, or even old archive 16mm films, which you will be able to re-author.

Lecturers and Imperfect Cinema hosts, Dr Allister Gall from Media Arts, Plymouth University and Dan Paolantonio, Film, Plymouth College of Art, are on hand to guide you through the creative collaborative process. This workshop is recommended for those aged between 16-18 years old.

Where

Room 102, Scott Building

Admission

Free admission, booking essential (maximum of 12 places available)

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/playback-workshop-scratch-film

Still from film Victim (1961) - Dirk Bogarde

Film: Victim (1961)

  • 12 February 2018 7-9pm

“I wanted him!” With these words, a gripping landmark in gay cinema was born.

Dirk Bogarde’s closeted, married lawyer Melville Farr is drawn into exposing a terrifying blackmail ring when an admirer commits suicide rather than implicate him.

Supporting the recommendations of the Wolfenden Committee, director Basil Dearden, producer Michael Relph and screenwriter Janet Green denounced the institutionalised homophobia gay men of all classes faced, and cleverly packaged the politics within an accessible crime-thriller. Victim, and Bogarde’s courageous appearance in it, helped propel public discourse towards the 1967 Sexual Offences Act and beyond – changing lives in the process.

Introduced by Steven Paige, Associate Lecturer in Fine Art at Plymouth University.

Director: Basil Dearden
Running time: 96 minutes
Cert: PG

Where

Jill Craigie Cinema

Admission

£6 (standard)/£4.20 (concessions)/Peninsula Arts Friends free/ Free to Plymouth University students via SPIA

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/film-victim-1961

Lecture theatre

Talk: Medieval Manuscripts and the Making (and Remaking) of Knowledge

  • 13 February 2018 7-9pm

Around the time of the collapse of the Roman Empire books began to replace scrolls as the primary means of preserving texts. However, for the first 1000 years of books' existence each one was laboriously copied by hand.

The choices made in the design and content had very significant consequences both for the preservation of knowledge and the ways in which readers accessed it.

Dr Cleaver, Ussher Lecturer in Medieval Art at Trinity College, Dublin will explore ways in which medieval manuscripts shape how we think about and access information.

Where

Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building

Admission

£6 (standard)/£4.20 (concessions)/Peninsula Arts Friends free/ Free to Plymouth University students via SPIA

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/talk-medieval-manuscripts-and-the-making-and-remaking-of-knowledge

Talk in Lecture Theatre

Talk: Luther and the Invention of the Reformation

  • 15 February 2018 From 7pm

Luther’s posting of 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church in 1517 is among the most famous events of the Reformation. But did it really happen?

This talk reviews the evidence, and concludes it probably didn’t. So how did a ‘non-event’ end up becoming the defining moment of the Reformation and an iconic episode of the modern historical imagination?

Professor Peter Marshall from the University of Warwick explores what Luther’s theses-hammering has meant in different times and places, and the variety of purposes to which it has been put.

Where

Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building

Admission

Tickets: £6 (standard)/£4.20 (concessions)/Peninsula Arts Friends / Free to Plymouth University students via SPIA

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/talk-luther-and-the-invention-of-the-reformation

Film viewing

Film: Screening and Q&A With A Random Acts Filmmaker

  • 15 February 2018 From 7pm

A Channel 4 Random Acts award-winning filmmaker presents their film and takes questions from the audience. Alongside this a selection of documentary work screenings by the University’s BA Media Arts and BA Film & Television Production cohorts will be shown.

Awards will be presented to the winning makers from the two PLAYBACK workshops.

Where

Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building

Admission

Free admission, booking advised

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/film-screening-and-qa

Still from film Young Soul Rebels - young black man standing in front of the Union Flag

Film: Young Soul Rebels (1991)

  • 19 February 2018 From 7pm

In his first narrative feature film, director Isaac Julien aimed to champion "black independent cinema, which deals with questions of sexuality, gender and national identity".

In the long hot summer of 1977, London prepared for the Silver Jubilee celebrations to the sounds of the burgeoning punk, soul and funk scenes. Soul boys Chris and Caz, a pair of pirate radio DJs, broadcast their show from a friend's garage, tussling with the local skinheads and clubbing with Chris' sassy music-industry girlfriend Tracy. But, social and sexual tensions in the community reach boiling point following the murder of a local black gay man.

Where

Jill Craigie Cinema

Admission

Tickets: £6 (standard)/£4.20 (concessions)/Peninsula Arts Friends free/ Free to Plymouth University students via SPIA

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/film-young-soul-rebels-1991

Talk in lecture theatre

Talk: ‘An Inextricable Network Of Mutuality’: Martin Luther King, the US Civil Rights Movement And British Race Relations Since the 1960s

  • 20 February 2018 From 7pm

Professor Brian Ward of Northumbria University assesses the life and legacies of Martin Luther King on the eve of the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Memphis in April 1968.

He will be discussing Dr King’s changing sense of his role in a global struggle for peace, justice and equal opportunity. This talk will pay particular attention to his impact on British race relations and politics, and on the ways in which King and the Civil Rights movement have been memorialised in Britain and the US since his death.

Where

Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building

Admission

Tickets: £6 (standard), £4.20 (concessions), Peninsula Arts Friends free, Historical Association members free/ Free to Plymouth University students via SPIA

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/talk-an-inextricable-network-of-mutuality-martin-luther-king-the-us-civil-rights-movement-and-british-race-relations-since-the-1960s

B&W scene from performance Story_1

Performance: STORY #1

  • 21 February 2018 From 7:30pm

By Rachel Mars and Greg Wohead

A reflective consideration of how and why we construct narrative.

Rachel Mars and Greg Wohead take Pixar’s 22 Rules for Storytelling and How Stories Make Us Human, make them f*ck each other, kidnap the resulting baby and dance out a prophecy of its future life before its barely opened eyes.

We promise no less than 110 minutes. We promise real fictional characters. We promise a plot. We promise a surprise twist. We promise a rupture. We promise an ending. We promise a rupture.

Please note, this performance contains explicit sexual content and images, and is therefore recommended for ages 18+.

Where

The House

Admission

Tickets: £10 (standard)/£7 (concession)/ Free to Plymouth University students via SPIA

Website

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

Photograph of Christopher DeWeese

Poetry reading: CHRISTOPHER DEWEESE

  • 27 February 2018 From 7pm

Christopher DeWeese is the author of The Black Forest and The Father of the Arrow is the Thought, both published in the US by Octopus Books. His third book, The Confessions, was published by Plymouth University's Periplum Poetry imprint in 2017.

He is currently Associate Professor of Poetry at Wright State University, Ohio.

Where

The House

Admission

Tickets: £6 (standard), £4.20 (concessions), Peninsula Arts Friends free/ Free to Plymouth University students via SPIA

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/poetry-reading-christopher-deweese

Photo of Seth Kriebel with a hand drawn image of a viking helmet on his face

Performance: Beowulf by Seth Kriebel

  • 28 February 2018 From 7:30pm

Before we begin, we should warn you: This story ends with a dragon…

Seth Kriebel returns to Plymouth with Beowulf, an interactive performance-game inviting the audience to explore the world of a story from our legendary past… without leaving their seats.

Each show is unique, depending on the audience’s choices, bringing the world of the ancient epic to life… and asking why, after all these years, we still tell each other stories about the monsters that lurk in the dark.

Where

The House

Admission

Tickets: £10 (standard)/£7 (concession)/ Free to Plymouth University students via SPIA

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/performance-beowulf

Photo of a crocodile surfacing above water

Music: The Art of Biology

  • 2 March 2018 From 7:30pm

With a talk by Dr Markus Schmidt, Director of Biofaction

Biofaction is a company based in Vienna, Austria, which conducts research and provides consultancy in the areas of emerging biotechnologies, art and science collaboration, and public communication of science.

Where

Jill Craigie Cinema

Admission

Free admission, booking advised

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/the-art-of-biology

Close up image of a crocodile's head just surfacing through water

Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2018

  • 2 — 4 March 2018

A showcase of extraordinary new technologies and approaches to composition and performance that are pushing the boundaries of music

Decoding Life is the theme of this year’s festival, which celebrates the internationally renowned research combining music, engineering and the life sciences developed at Plymouth University’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR).

Decoding Life proposes a weekend of musical allusions to human endeavours to understand, modify, simulate and even create life.

Programme of events:
The Art of Biology - 2 March 2018 19:30 - 20:30
Algoshorts 2018 - 3 March 2018 14:00 - 17:00
Decoding Life with Ensemble Bash - 3 March 2018 20:00 - 20:00
Life Music - 4 March 2018 14:00 - 15:00
Resounding Seizures - 4 March 2018 15:30 - 16:30

Admission

Please see individual programme listings for times, locations and prices

Website

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

Photograph of percussion group Ensemble Bash

Music: Decoding Life with Ensemble Bash

  • 3 March 2018 8-10pm

Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival Gala Concert

Reptile Rhythms Duncan Williams
Life-force Archer Endrich
Babbling Baobab Marcelo Gimenes
Artibiotics Eduardo R Miranda

Join the phenomenal percussion group Ensemble Bash for the premiere of extraordinary new music by ICCMR composers, Williams, Gimenes and Miranda, plus 2018’s guest composer and music technology pioneer, Archer Endrich.

Part of the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2018

Where

The House

Admission

£10/£7/ Peninsula Arts Friends free

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/decoding-life-with-ensemble-bash

Photograph of Alexis Kirke

Music: Algoshorts 2018

  • 3 March 2018 2-5pm

The second edition of the world’s first public fest of short fiction films on the topic of algorithms presents a number of short films from around the world including the first screening of Alexis Kirke’s Decode here, a film about the potential effects of online political populism on mental health.

Part of the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2018

Where

Jill Craigie Cinema

Admission

Free admission, booking advised

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/algoshorts-2018

Photo of a man wearing a cap with electrodes on, seated in front of a computer, whilst a string quartet play in the background

Music: Resounding Seizures

  • 4 March 2018 3:30-4:30pm

ICCMR post-graduate research student Alan D Miles used electrical brain signals recorded during epileptic seizures to compose Resounding Seizures. A cinematic piece of electronic music, the composition attempts to capture and explore the experiences of epilepsy.

Part of the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2018

Where

Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building

Admission

Free admission, booking advised

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/resounding-seizures

Photograph of Nuria Bonet

Music: Life Music

  • 4 March 2018 2-3pm

Colours of Life and Fiction (for marimba and viola) - Richard Abbott
Arecibo (for marimba) - Alexis Kirke
Queen Canute (clarinet and electronics) - Núria Bonet

While Abbott explored the relationship between colours and sounds to write Colours of Life and Fiction inspired by the River Dart in Devon, Kirke composed Arecibo with DNA information sent from Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory to a distant star constellation in search for extra-terrestrial life. Bonet’s Queen Canute explores the musical structures that can be found in animal behaviour in a duet for clarinet and seagulls.

Part of the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2018

Where

The House

Admission

Free admission, booking advised

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/life-music

Film screening

Film: Suffragette (2015)

  • 5 March 2018 From 7pm

Suffragette is the first feature film to tell the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who risked everything in the fight for equality. Based on true events, it explores the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women’s right to vote. Suffragette is the first British film for which the Houses of
Parliament opened its doors as a location.

Introduced by Dr Kayla Parker, artist film-maker and Lecturer in Media Arts at Plymouth University, whose research interests include feminist film practices.

Director: Sarah Gavron
Running time: 104 minutes
Cert: 12A

Where

Jill Craigie Cinema

Admission

Tickets: £6 (standard), £4.20 (concessions), Peninsula Arts Friends free/ Free to Plymouth University students via SPIA

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/film-suffragette-2015

Photograph of Rory Waterman talking in public

Poetry reading: Rory Waterman

  • 6 March 2018 From 6pm

Born in Belfast, Rory Waterman’s debut collection Tonight the Summer’s Over (Carcanet, 2013) was a Poetry Book Society recommendation and shortlisted for the Heaney Prize.

His second full-length collection is Sarajevo Roses (Carcanet, 2017) and he has published two pamphlets including Brexit Day on the Balmoral Estate (Rack Press, 2017).

Rory is a Senior Lecturer in English at Nottingham Trent University and he writes critical prose for various publications, most frequently The Times Literary Supplement.

He co-runs the poetry pamphlet publisher (and former literary magazine) New Walk

Where

The House

Admission

Tickets: £6 (standard), £4.20 (concessions), Peninsula Arts Friends free/ Free to Plymouth University students via SPIA

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/poetry-reading-rory-waterman

Lecture Theatre

Talk: Choosing War? Choice And Tragedy In The Origins And Escalations Of Vietnam’s Wars

  • 6 March 2018 From 7:30pm

Professor of History at Exeter University and Director of the Centre for the Study of War, State and Society, Martin Thomas has written a number of books about the French colonial empire.

He is especially interested in why the end of European empire was bitterly – and violently – contested in some places but less so in others. He argues that 20th century war in Indochina showed the futility of resisting decolonisation, and could be seen as being a hugely costly and ultimately pointless conflict.

Where

Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building

Admission

Tickets: £6 (standard), £4.20 (concessions), Peninsula Arts Friends free/ Free to Plymouth University students via SPIA

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/talk-choosing-war-choice-and-tragedy-in-the-origins-and-escalations-of-vietnams-wars

Serial Composition Bipartite series

Bite size: THE PLYMOUTH CONTEMPORARY

  • 7 March 2018 1-1:40pm

Join Ben Borthwick, Artistic Director at Plymouth Arts Centre, who gives us an intriguing insight into the Plymouth Contemporary.

Hear his views on the exhibition as a format, the pleasure of discovering new artists, and the rationale of selection for the post exhibition Artist Showcase.

A must for all artists.

Where

Peninsula Arts Gallery

Admission

Free admission, booking advised

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/bite-size-the-plymouth-contemporary

Plymouth Choral Society in concert

University of Plymouth Choral Society Spring Concert 2018

  • 10 March 2018 From 7:30pm

Rossini - Petite Messe Solennelle
The University of Plymouth Choral Society bring an Italian flavour to their Spring Concert, including further pieces performed by the Choir, orchestra and soloists.

Where

Minster Church of St Andrew
Royal Parade

Admission

Tickets: £15 (standard)

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/university-of-plymouth-choral-society-spring-concert

Still image from Daughter Rite - two women, seated, talking

Film: Daughter Rite (1978)

  • 12 March 2018 From 7pm

Daughter Rite is the link between 'direct cinema' documentaries and the later hybrids that acknowledged truth couldn't always be found in front of a camera.

Scandalous in its day for bending the rules of representation to enlighten its audience about filmmaking, this film has a lot to teach those of us hooked on reality TV too. Citron's documentary inquiries into feminism, women in the trades, and feminist approaches to media representation are time capsules that merit re-opening.

Introduced by Anna Navas, Peninsula Arts film programmer

Director: Michelle Citron
Running time: 53 minutes

Where

Jill Craigie Cinema

Admission

Tickets: £6 (standard), £4.20 (concessions), Peninsula Arts Friends free/ Free to Plymouth University students via SPIA

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/film-daughter-rite-1978

Old medicine bottles

Poetry reading: Andy Brown - Medicine To The Dead

  • 13 March 2018 From 7pm

Professor Andy Brown's latest collection of poetry, Medicine to the Dead, focuses on the subjects of the human body and medicine.

Some poems offer personal narratives while others explore the longer lines of medical history. Several respond to medical paintings and sculptures, others are translated versions from the Spanish of Borges, Machado, and some focus on Victorian cholera alongside present day issues.

There are also a number of lively, contemporary versions of medical scenes from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

Andy Brown, Professor of English and Creative Writing at Exeter University will read from these poems and show the images that relate to and inspired them.

Where

The House

Admission

Tickets: £6 (standard), £4.20 (concessions), Peninsula Arts Friends free/ Free to Plymouth University students via SPIA

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/poetry-reading-andy-brown

Still from Daughters of the Dust - Three women under a parasol in period clothing

Film: Daughters of the Dust (1993)

  • 19 March 2018 From 7pm

Julie Dash’s ground-breaking work follows a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina.

As former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions, Daughters of the Dust portrays the struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore.

The first wide release by a black female filmmaker, the film was met with wild critical acclaim and still resonates today – most recently as a major influence on Beyoncé’s video album Lemonade.

Restored (in conjunction with UCLA) for the first time, complete with the correct colour grading overseen by cinematographer Arthur Jafa, you will finally see the film exactly as Dash intended.

Director: Julie Dash
Running time: 112 minutes
Cert: 12A

Where

Jill Craigie Cinema

Admission

Tickets: £6 (standard), £4.20 (concessions), Peninsula Arts Friends free/ Free to Plymouth University students via SPIA

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/film-daughters-of-the-dust-1993

Lecture Theatre

Christopher Durston Memorial Lecture: A Many-Headed Monster? Crowds, Oaths, Petitions And Popular Politics On The Eve Of The English Civil War

  • 20 March 2018 From 7pm

With Professor John Walter, University Of Essex

The annual Christopher Durston Memorial Lecture brings an exciting and local historical topic to life with visiting academics and historians coming to Plymouth every year.

A not to be missed for all history lovers.

Where

Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building

Admission

Tickets: £6 (standard), £4.20 (concessions), Peninsula Arts Friends free/ Free to Plymouth University students via SPIA

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/christopher-durston-memorial-lecture-a-many-headed-monster-crowds-oaths-petitions-and-popular-politics-on-the-eve-of-the-english-civil-war

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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