Peninsula Arts

Peninsula Arts
Drake's 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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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: 10.00am -17.00pm
Saturday: 11.00am - 16.00pm
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.

Art2day 7

  • 7 February — 31 March 2015

This annual celebration of work, now in its 7th year, never fails to impress. It showcases the talent and diversity of work from the city’s budding young artists in secondary schools across Plymouth.

All the work on display forms part of the students’ GCSE, A Level and Foundation qualifications: in order to produce the final work they have first researched a range of artists, and experimented with a variety of processes and techniques. Come and take a look at the result of sustained hard work and developing creative skills and talent emerging from art booms across Plymouth city.

Where

CUBE3 GALLERY, PORTLAND SQUARE BUILDING
Plymouth University
Plymouth
devon
PL4 8AJ
England

Admission

10:00 - 17:00 Monday - Friday
Saturdays by appointment only

peninsula-arts@plymouth.ac.uk

Website

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

Envelope

  • 14 — 28 February 2015

Designers contribute to the design, production, marketing and messages that fill our world. Yet rarely does the public see what designers value personally, whether this might be a tool, or material, a prototype or a wood block, a drawing or something more ephemeral.

Over 100 internationally acclaimed designers from across the globe, from Tom Dixon OBE and Konstantin Grcic to Marijn Van Oossten, alongside bright new talent including Plymouth University alumni, have all been asked to place what they value in an envelope and send it to us. Whether they value objects, concepts, beliefs or materials, this exhibition reveals why this is meaningful as well as being fun and spontaneous.

Envelope: Family Activity Day

Saturday 21 February 2015 13:00 – 16:00

Peninsula Arts Gallery

Free Admission

Suitable for all ages

Design and create your own envelope using a variety of materials and different techniques.

Post your creation in one of our gallery postboxes and it may end up as part of the exhibition!

Where

Peninsula Arts Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building
Plymouth University
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AA
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.

All Fall Apart

  • 9 — 10 January 2015 From 7:30pm

If this were a play it would have two acts, a fifteen minute interval and the chance to buy ice cream. If this were a musical there would be a cast of forty and a live band. If this were a novel it would be a modern classic. A real triumph. If this were a football match it would be the FA cup final.
But this isn’t any of these things.This is something quite different. We are three people. We are challenging ourselves. We are challenging you.
Blasted Fiction are graduate company in residence at The House, a Plymouth-based contemporary dance group of recent Plymouth University Theatre and Performance graduates.

Where

The House
Plymouth University
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AA
England

Admission

Tickets £8.00
Concessions £5

FLOW: Plymouth University MA Show

  • 17 January 2015 — 31 December 2014

An array of ideas, methods and approaches in design and artworks, is showcased from exhibiting students, so immerse yourself in their world of art and enjoy projections, sculpture, paintings and photographs, book works, installations, film, video, and three dimensional design.

Graduate work is exhibited from Architecture; Photography; Fine Art; Digital Arts and Technology; Contemporary Film Practice; Communication Design; and Three Dimensional Design in 2014.

Where

Peninsula Arts Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building
Plymouth university
Cobourg Street
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AY
England

Admission

Times:
Monday to Friday -10.00 to 17.00
Saturday - 11.00 to 16:00 Sat

peninsula-arts@plymouth.ac.uk

Website

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

Laure Prouvost - Artist Moving Image network

  • 26 January 2015 From 7pm

This screening brings together a cross-section of the artist’s moving image work, alongside a selection of her distinct monologue sound pieces.

Prouvost has also selected a film by artist John Latham, titled Speak (1975), suggesting her influences and contextualising her practice within the traditions of artist filmmaking.

This screening is presented in association with the ICA with support from The Foyle Foundation

Where

Jill Craigie Cinema
Roland Levinsky Building
Plymouth University
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AY
England

Admission

Tickets £6.60
Concession £4.50
Friends of Peninsula Arts FREE
Plymouth University Students, SPiA FREE

Website

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

ImPACT

  • 28 January 2015 From 7:30pm

A multi production tour featuring the work of Adam Benjamin, Olivia Lockwood and Michael Williams.

Exim are a Plymouth based company known for their unique and compelling performance style, communicating through physical and theatrical dance movement.

Adam Benjamin is a Lecturer in Theatre and Performance, Plymouth University, National Teaching Fellow 2013 and Rayne Choreographic Fellow (2006-8).

Where

The House
Plymouth University
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AA
England

Admission

Tickets £12.00
Concessions £9.00

Plymouth University Orchestra Workshop Holst's The Planets

  • 31 January 2015 10am-5pm

Come and spend a day looking at Holst's masterpiece, The Planets.

This orchestral study day is for anyone who is an orchestral player interested in rehearsing and performing' a work that is normally outside the scope of many orchestras. Suitable for players Grade 5 and above who like to try out challenging works without the pressure of a concert performance.

10 am- 5pm (Registration at 9.45)

Contact Rupert Bond in advance to register. rupert.bond@plymouth.ac.uk

Please bring your own music stand and lunch.

Where

Sherwell Centre
Plymouth University
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AA
England

Website

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

MONDO MONDAY: FLASH GORDON (1980)

  • 2 February 2015 From 7pm

Featuring an iconic soundtrack from Queen “Flash….saviour of the universe”, and a cast that will have you slapping your forehead, exclaiming “I can’t believe they’re in this!”; Max Von Sydow, Timothy Dalton, Brian Blessed and even former Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan! They truly do not make them like this anymore… ”They” probably wouldn’t be allowed to!

Also featuring all of the usual Mondo Monday madness and the winner of December’s quiz.

RUNNING TIME: 111 MINUTES CERTIFICATE: PG

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

DIR: MIKE HODGES

Where

Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building
Plymouth University
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 7AJ
England

Admission

Tickets £6.60
Concession £4.50
Friends of Peninsula Arts FREE
Plymouth University Students, SPiA FREE

Website

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

A Space Odyssey (2001) with intro from Guy Edmond & a short film trailer from the film archives of SWFTA.

  • 2 February 2015 From 7pm

Truly one of, if not the most influential science fiction film ever made, inspiring a generation of film makers to look to the stars. Travel from the dawn of time and beyond with this ambitious film, featuring memorable scene after memorable scene.

The match cut from bone to spaceship, the monolith, Hal. As familiar as these scenes have become within pop culture they still hold their power by Kubrick, working at the height of his considerable powers.

A film experience only fully realised and appreciated on the big screen. Take The Ultimate Trip and join us for this rare opportunity to experience space through the eyes of one of the 20th Centurys finest directors.

Also featuring a short trailer of the Goonhilly rocket launch from the SWFTA archives.

Where

Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building
Plymouth University
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AY
England

Admission

Tickets £6.60
Concession £4.50
Friends of Peninsula Arts FREE
Plymouth University Students, SPiA FREE

Website

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

The Bullet and The Bass Trombone

  • 4 February 2015 From 7:30pm

As violence erupts, with pitched battles breaking out around them, the orchestra becomes separated – lost – hoping and trying to find their way back to each other.
The composer is left to tell the story.

With an intricate, fractured narrative and haunting soundtrack, The Bullet and the Bass Trombone is a modern hymn to people and places now lost.

It’s a fugue of voices, memories and sounds, played by a lone performer trying to make sense of the chaos.

“Hauntingly beautiful” What’s On Stage

Where

The House
Plymouth University
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AA
England

Admission

Tickets £12.00
Concessions £9.00

Piano Recital and CD Launch Song Without Words

  • 7 February 2015 From 7:30pm

Songs Without Words is a collection of personal, reflective compositions exploring the unique and versatile sound of the piano. It draws on the rich heritage of classical keyboard writing whilst subtly embracing an array of influences from contemporary genres.

Samuel Chapple is an emerging local pianist, composer and tutor. A graduate of Plymouth University, he gained a first class degree in music and the annual award for Creative Practice in Music. He is now an instrumental tutor on the BA Music degree programme, specialising in contemporary piano styles.

Where

Upper Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Centre
Plymouth University
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AA
England

Admission

Tickets £10
Concession £8
Friends of Peninsula Arts FREE
Plymouth University Students, SPiA FREE

Website

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

Near Gone

  • 11 February 2015 From 7:30pm

With pounding gypsy-inspired music and delivered in English and Bulgarian, this beautiful performance fills an empty space with two performers, hundreds of fresh flowers and a storm of emotion.

The performance is created with Charlotte Vincent, one of the UK’s leading female choreographers.

“beautiful and somehow devastating” – Exeunt

Near Gone is the winner of Pulse Fringe Suitcase Prize 2013

Near Gone is a Colchester Arts Centre commission, supported by Arts Council England and The Point, Eastleigh.

Two Destination Language is the collaborative performance practice of Katherina Radeva and Alister Lownie.

Where

The House
Plymouth University
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AA
England

Admission

Tickets £12.00
Concessions £9.00

Website

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

The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

  • 16 February 2015 From 7pm

Dir. Nicolas Roeg, UK, 1976, 133 mins.

Cast. David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark.

David Bowie cemented his unearthly persona in Nicolas Roeg’s startling cult film; playing in alien stranded on earth while on a mission to find water for his own world, he initiates a plan to amass a fortune to help save his home planet.

Perfectly cast in a role that suits his aloof acting style, Bowie portrays the alien as a detached observer of human folly, decadently devouring 1970s culture on multiple television sets. But it’s Nicholas Roeg’s direction that defines The Man Who Fell to Earth as a cult sci-fi classic, in a film full of startling compositions, inspired editing and a warped alien's perspective of 20th-century insanity.

Where

Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building
Cobourg Street
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AY
England

Admission

Tickets £6.60
Concession £4.50
Friends of Peninsula Arts FREE
Plymouth University Students, SPiA FREE

Website

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

Stepford Wives (2004) & a short film trailer from the film archives of SWFTA.

  • 23 February 2015 From 7pm

Repositioned as a black comedy rather than the more familiar horror of previous versions, it highlights the humour of conformity and brainwashing in suburbia.
Leaving the hustle and bustle of their lives behind for a more idyllic existence in suburbia may not have the desired results for Joanna (Kidman) and her family, as not all is what it seems in the all too perfect town of Stepford.

The evening includes an introduction to the film and post film discussion and features a short trailer from the SWFTA archives.

Where

Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building
Cobourg Street
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AY
England

Admission

Tickets £6.60
Concession £4.50
Friends of Peninsula Arts FREE
Plymouth University Students, SPiA FREE

Website

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

Gloriator

  • 25 February 2015 From 7:30pm

In 2000 director Ridley Scott brought you the epic Hollywood film “Gladiator”; now, fourteen-and-a-half years later, world-renowned French actress Gloria Delaneuf and her UK tour manager Josephine Cunningham bring you Gloriator - an awe-inspiring production of bravery, honour, and costumes made out of cardboard.

Russell Crowe may not be available and their budget is limited, but they are determined it will be a show you’ll never forget …

Winner – Critics’ Choice Award – Exeter Ignite 2014

“Belly-achingly funny” Gloucester Citizen

Where

The House, Plymouth University
Cobourg Street
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 9AY
England

Admission

Tickets £12
Concession £9

Website

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

Festival Launch

  • 27 February 2015 From 6pm

Simon Ible & Eduardo Miranda

Where

1st Floor, The House
Plymouth University
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AA
England

Website

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

BioMusic Symposium: Interfacing Brain, Music, and Emotions

  • 27 February 2015 10am-4pm

Scientists from the EPSRC-funded project ‘Brain-Computer Music Interface for Monitoring and Inducing Affective States’ join musicians and invited experts to review methods for analysis and monitoring of bio-information associated to emotions, and techniques for generating music with a BCMI system aimed at inducing specific emotions on listeners.

Where

Room 605, Rolle Building
Plymouth University
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AY
England

Website

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

Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2015

  • 27 February — 1 January 2015

27 February to 1 March

Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2015

Biomusic: Music at the Leading Edge of Science and Creativity

A musical ecosystem based on data from the UK’s forested landscapes, a biocomputer that can play the piano, an audio-visual representation of motor neurone disease and a composition for saxophone and electronics charting the evolution of humpback whale song! Composers and artists will explore new sounds, ideas, instruments and musical structures inspired, and even created, by biological processes at this year’s Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival.

As the musicians venture into the unknown, audiences are encouraged to actively listen and engage in debate about what they hear, see and feel.

Where

The house and Roland Levinsky Building
Plymouth University
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AA
England

Website

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

Gala Concert, Miranda: Corpus Callosum (2014) premiere Kirke: Orchestral Processing Unit (2014) premiere Sala Casanova: The Hidden Sea (2013) Linas Baltas: DNA (2014) premiere

  • 28 February 2015 From 7:30pm

Gala Concert

Ten Tors Orchestra

Simon Ible, conductor

Miranda: Corpus Callosum (2014) premiere
Kirke: Orchestral Processing Unit (2014) premiere
Casanova: The Hidden Sea (2013)
Baltas: DNA (2014) premiere

Corpus Callosum by Eduardo Reck Miranda for chamber orchestra will recreate the dialogue between the right and left hemispheres of the brain in a score created from an fMRI scan of the composer’s brain listening to Beethoven’s 7th Symphony.

Orchestral Processing Unit, by Alexis Kirke will see musicians act as biological processing elements in a ‘computer’ whose calculations are made through music. People will take the place of the metallic elements that make up ‘silicon chips’ and musical melodies the place of the electrical currents which flow between elements as processing is done.

The Hidden Sea is a piece for string ensemble written in an exploration of minimalism. As a result, the listeners are able to follow a musical evolution while having the experience of being suspended in time.

DNA is a new piece inspired by the structure of chromosomes in DNA. In this piece the composer puts into practice a composition method of his own devising whereby the geometric properties of DNA structures are translated into harmonic sequences.

Where

Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building
Plymouth University
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AA
England

Website

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

The Creeping Garden

  • 28 February 2015 From 3pm

Described as a ‘horror movie of real life’, The Creeping Garden explores the extraordinary world of the plasmodial slime mould and the diverse and bizarre research that it inspires. Slime moulds are truly curious organisms: they are not plants, animals or fungi. But they share certain behaviours with members of all of these kingdoms.

This award winning documentary features stunning original time-lapse footage as well as interviews with artists, researchers and scientists.

The Creeping Garden is a must to catch a glimpse of the work behind Eduardo Reck Miranda’s composition Biocomputer Music, featured on Sunday’s Research Concert. Running Time 81 minutes

Where

Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland levinksy Building
Plymouth University
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AA
England

Website

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

Installation introduction and performance : Unfolding|Clusters (2013)

  • 28 February — 1 March 2015

Frederico Visi, Giovanni Dothel and Duncan Williams

Where

1st Floor Foyer, The House
Plymouth University
Plymouth
devon
PL4 8AA
England

Website

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

Research Performance: Piano Forest (2014) Premiere

  • 1 March 2015 From 6pm

Mike McInerney and Sean Lewis

Where

Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building
Plymouth University
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AA
England

Website

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

Research Performance: Fast Travel (2012)

  • 1 March 2015 From 5pm

“Computerised schools of intelligent surround-sound singing whales, designed to perform live with a saxophonist. The artificially intelligent “animals” will sound like they are singing and swimming around a virtual sea (the auditorium) thanks to multiple speakers that surround the audience.” Olivia Solon, Wired UK

Where

Crosspoint, Roland Levinksy Building
Plymouth University
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AA
England

Website

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

Research Performance: Miranda: BioComputer Music (2014) Premiere

  • 1 March 2015 From 4pm

Eduardo Reck Miranda

Where

Music Recital Room, the House
Plymouth University
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AA
England

Website

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

Sci-screen: The Fly

  • 2 March 2015 From 7pm

Dir. David Cronenberg With Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis.

The popular Sci-screen series returns to the Jill Craigie Cinema with director David Cronenberg’s reimagining of the original 1958 version, truly one of the few examples of a remake that arguably surpasses the original.
Jeff Goldblum stars as scientist Seth Brundle, who following an accident during the development of his revolutionary teleportation system, a common horse fly is merged with his own DNA during an experiment and Brundle begins to take
on its characteristics in disturbing ways.

Where

Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building
Cobourg Street
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AY
England

Admission

Tickets £6.60
Concession £4.50
Friends of Peninsula Arts FREE
Plymouth University Students, SPiA FREE

Website

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

Robot & Frank (2012) with an introduction from Tony Belpaeme, Professor in Intelligent and Autonomous Control Systems & a short film trailer from the film archives of SWFTA.

  • 9 March 2015 From 7pm

Dir. Jake Schrier.

Professor Tony Belpaeme, Plymouth University

Set in a very near future, a retired cat burglar is given a robot programmed to provide companionship and to help his physical and mental health.
Frank soon warms to the new digital houseguest, hatches a plan to come out of retirement using the robot as an accomplice. And an unlikely double act is formed!
Featuring a fantastic and understated performance from Frank Langella and also some wonderfully realistic robotic work.

Where

Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building
Cobourg Street
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AY
England

Admission

Tickets £6.60
Concession £4.50
Friends of Peninsula Arts FREE
Plymouth University Students, SPiA FREE

Website

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

University of Plymouth Choral Society Joseph Haydn: Maria Teresa Mass

  • 14 March 2015 From 7:30pm

Simon Ible, conductor
Laurie Ashworth, soprano
Sarah Pring, mezzo-soprano
David Webb, tenor
Adrian Clarke, baritone

Joseph Haydn: Maria Teresa Mass

In this music we find Haydn’s choral writing at its very best with the variety, rhythmic energy and contrapuntal skill of a composer at the height of his powers.
Haydn named this mass after Maria Theresa of the Two Sicilies, empress consort of Francis II. It is also known as Theresienmesse Mass. It was premiered in September 1799 in Bergkirche near Eisenstadt, Austria, the estate of his patron Prince Nikolaus Esterhazy.

Where

Minster Church of St Andrew's Royal Parade, Plymouth
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AA
England

Admission

Tickets £15
Concession £13
Friends of Peninsula Arts FREE
Plymouth University Students, SPiA FREE

Website

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

Celebrating Young Performers Charity Concert in aid of Devon Air Ambulance Trust and Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund

  • 15 March 2015 From 7pm

Plymouth Soroptimists and the Plympton Rotary Club in partnership with Peninsula Arts are presenting this showcase opportunity showcasing for Plymouth’s finest young musicians whilst raising money for regional charities.

Where

Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building
Cobourg Street
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AA
England

Admission

£10 (school age free up to 16)

Contact Tel: Box Office/01752 774401

www.plymsorop.org.uk/www.plymptonrotaryclub.org.uk

Also available from the Peninsula Arts Box Office

Website

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

Keren Cytter - Artist Moving Image network

  • 16 March 2015 From 7pm

Keren Cytter creates films, video installations, and drawings, representing social realities through experimental modes of storytelling. Recalling amateur home movies and video diaries, the artist's films depict intensified scenes drawn from everyday life in which the overwhelmingly artificial nature of the situations portrayed is echoed by the very means of their production.

This screening is presented in association with the ICA with support from The Foyle Foundation

Where

Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building
Cobourg Street
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AY
England

Admission

Tickets £6.60
Concession £4.50
Friends of Peninsula Arts FREE
Plymouth University Students, SPiA FREE

Website

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

Student Composers' Concert Music Composed and Performed by Plymouth University undergraduate music students

  • 20 March 2015 From 7:30pm

The programme will feature new music from Plymouth University BA music students including final year composers Maury van Loon and KC Cheng.

Music composed and performed by Plymouth University undergraduate music students

Where

Upper Lecture Theatre, Sherwell
Plymouth University
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AA
England

Website

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

Showcase of Plymouth University student singer-songwriters

  • 21 March 2015 7-10:30pm

In partnership with Deep Blue Sound live music engineer students.

Where

The Hub, Bath Street
Plymouth
Plymouth
Devon
PL1 3LT
England

Admission

Tickets: £4
Students: £2 on the door

peninsula-arts@plymouth.ac.uk

Contact Tel: Box Office/01752 774401

Website

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

Language Festival

  • 21 — 22 March 2015

Sponsored by Suzanne Sparrow Language School

“Language is linked with music. At the heart of this Words and Music Festival is a re-affirming of these musical sounds and of the beauty that is our expressive English language.” Suzanne Sparrow, Honorary Doctor of Education, Plymouth University.

This festival celebrates an exciting diversity of song styles and introduces new songs by Plymouth University student singer-songwriters and guest professionals. Many of the songs are new and composed and performed especially for this festival.

Where

Plymouth University
Plymouth
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AA
England

Admission

peninsula-arts@plymouth.ac.uk

Contact Tel: Box Office/01752 774401

Website

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

Informal Performance: Singing Day

  • 21 March 2015 From 5:30pm

The Watermark, Ivybridge,
Singing Day
Directed by Simon Ible with Jonathan Watts, piano
Pergolesi: Magnificat
Bach: Motet - Lobet dem Herren, alle Heiden

Simon Ible is Director of Music at Plymouth University’s Peninsula Arts and conducts the Ten Tors Orchestra and University of Plymouth Choral Society.

Where

The Watermark, Ivybridge
Erme Court
Leonards Road
Ivybridge
Devon
PL21 0SZ
England

Admission

£14 workshop participants
Audience free admission with donation to St Luke's Hospice

Website

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

Jo Mango singer-songwriter and friends

  • 22 March 2015 From 8pm

The Scotland Herald describes Jo Mango's EP When We Lived in The Crook of a Tree as "[a voice] so hushed and precise, that it sounds as if it were recorded inside your own head" (2013)

Where

B-Bar
Barbican
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AA
England

Admission

Tickets £4
Students: £2 on door

peninsula-arts@plymouth.ac.uk

Website

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

Song Recital: Sea Fever

  • 22 March 2015 From 4pm

Song Recital: Sea-Fever
Clare Presland, mezzo-soprano
Ashely Riches, baritone
Emma Abbate, piano

Songs of the Sea including the premiere of new songs by Paul K Joyce commissioned by Suzanne Sparrow and Peninsula Arts for the 2015 Words and Music Festival

Paul K Joyce :
“The words to Sea-Fever by John Masefield and The Shores of Amerikay (anon) have provided the inspiration for two original songs in this programme. Each gives a different perspective on the sea.

Sea-Fever revels in the physicality of being aboard an ocean-going craft. It is tinged with longing and a certain respect for the power of the waves.

The Shores of Amerikay is less about the sea itself and more about its ability to convey a reluctant émigré to a distant place. It too is full of longing but for what they must leave behind.

Where

Upper Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Centre
Plymouth University
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AA
England

Admission

Tickets £12
Concession £10
Friends of Peninsula Arts FREE
Plymouth University Students, SPiA FREE

Website

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

Pre-concert talk: Composer Paul K Joyce. The making of his new song setting of John Masefield’s poem Sea Fever

  • 22 March 2015 From 3pm

14:30
Lower Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Centre, Plymouth University

Talk: Sea-Fever: An exploration of songs of sea voyages, romance and adventure.
Simon Ible, Director of Music, Peninsula Arts

Admission FREE

15:00
Upper Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Centre, Plymouth University
Pre-concert talk: Composer Paul K Joyce
The making of his new song setting of John Masefield’s poem Sea Fever

Paul K Joyce, composer
Paul’s scores for television, film and CD include The Snow Queen, Noddy, Fimbles, Clay, Time (Steve Howe) and The Wirst Witch. In 2001 Paul received an Ivor Novello award for his theme to the animated series, Bob the Builder. His latest recording Celestia will be released in 2015.

Where

Lower/ Upper Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Centre
Plymouth University
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AA
England

Admission

peninsula-arts@plymouth.ac.uk

Website

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

Talk and Performance : Ewan MacColl: The Man and his Songs

  • 23 March 2015 From 7pm

Sam Richards & Mick Bramich

Ewan MacColl – singer, songwriter, radio artist, actor, playwright – would have been 100 in 2015. Some of his songs are among the 20th century’s best known – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Dirty Old Town, The Travelling People. Sam Richards, improviser and composer, will discuss MacColl’s approaches to songwriting.

He is joined by folk musician Mick Bramich on concertina, to sing songs performed or written by MacColl.

Where

Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building
Cobourg Street
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AY
England

Admission

Tickets £6
Concession £4
Friends of Peninsula Arts FREE
Plymouth University Students, SPiA FREE

Website

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

Plymouth University Orchestra Spring Concert

  • 26 — 23 March 2015 From 7:30pm

Programme includes:
Edward Gregson: Metamorphosis for Wind Orchestra
Sibelius: Symphony No 3 in C
Berlioz: Hungarian March
Khachachurian: Suite from Spartacus
John Williams: Dartmoor 1912, for strings

Plymouth University Orchestra rehearses on Thursday evenings at the Sherwell Centre and comprises of students, staff and members of the community.

For information email: rupert.bond@plymouth.ac.uk

Where

Minster Church of St Andrew
Royal Parade
Plymouth
devon
PL1 2AD
England

Website

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

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