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.
Horror Film 1 is a live shadow performance from 1971. Approximately 15 minutes. Uses three 16mm projectors with changing colour loops and a recorded sound track of breathing. © Le Grice.

Exhibition: Malcolm Le Grice: Present Moments and Passing Time

  • 20 January — 18 March 2017

Celebrating the innovative and ground-breaking work of Plymouth-born Malcolm Le Grice, this exhibition looks at how he pioneered the ‘British Expanded Cinema’ movement with multi-projection and performance works, as well as making the UK’s first computer art films. These breakthroughs can be traced in his early paintings incorporating flashing light bulbs and more recently in his 3D video installations.
Le Grice was the driving force in expanding the London Filmmakers Co-op’s to include film production, which has had a profound impact on British visual culture since the late 1960s.
He has exhibited across the UK, Europe and New York including at Tate Modern and Tate Britain, the Centre George Pompidou and Louvre, the Museum of Modern Art, MACBA in Barcelona and MUMOK in Vienna. He is represented in national archive collections across Europe and Australia, with over 80 works in the British Film Institute. His films are distributed by Lux.

Friday 20 January-Saturday 18 March
Monday-Friday, 10:00-17:00, Saturday 11:00-16:00, Peninsula Arts Gallery
Tuesday-Saturday, 13:00-20:30, Plymouth Arts Centre
Free admission

Mathilda Roach-Osborne, Foundation Diploma student at Tor Bridge High, Plymouth

Art2Day 2017

  • 3 February — 17 March 2017

Explore the rich and diverse artwork created by some of Plymouth’s future artists in
this annual exhibition, specially designed to celebrate the work of secondary schools
across the City.

Art2Day showcases the rich talent of students doing GCSE, A-level and Foundation
qualifications. The work demonstrates their research, experimentation and the
development of their creative skills – all displayed exquisitely in a public gallery.

Where

Cube³ Gallery, Portland Square Building, Plymouth University

Admission

Open Monday-Friday 10:00-17:00

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/art2day-2017

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.
Gloves

Gender, Power and Early Modern Gloves

  • 17 January 2017 From 7pm *on now

James Daybell, Professor of Early Modern British History at Plymouth University and author of Gender, Power and Political Culture in Early Modern Europe (2016), looks at the ways in which gloves were instilled with power during the 16th and 17th century. He discusses how they operated as elaborate gifts that were richly displayed and communicated through elaborate imagery and design.

Admission

£6/£4.20/Friends free

Website

https://peninsula-arts.cloudvenue.co.uk/home

Kiss Me Kate

Film: Kiss Me Kate

  • 23 January 2017 From 7pm

Monday 23 January, 19:00
Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University
£6/£4.20/Friends free
Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPiA

Dir: George Sidney
Cast: Kathryn Grayson, Ann Miller, Howard Keel
Running time: 109mins
Cert: U

The quarrels of a husband and his ex-wife erupt on stage and threaten the performance of a musical version of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew in this MGM version of Cole Porter’s Broadway musical. That it was originally filmed in 3D gives it a strange quality that enhances the play-within-a-film device and Ann Miller all but steals the film from Howard Keel in one of his best film roles.

Admission

£6/£4.20/Friends free

Website

https://peninsula-arts.cloudvenue.co.uk/home

Victoria and Albert Museum

The European Galleries, 1600-1800 at the V&A

  • 24 January 2017 From 7pm

Senior Curator at the V&A Museum, Joanna is an expert on 17th and 18th-century European art and design, specifically looking at Italy and France. She was responsible for the newly redesigned 'Europe 1600-1800’ galleries at the V&A which opened in December 2015. Her talk will focus on the way in which the objects in these galleries showcase gender and power.

Admission

£6/£4.20/Friends free

Website

https://peninsula-arts.cloudvenue.co.uk/home

Film

Film: That Obscure Object of Desire

  • 30 January 2017 From 7pm

Monday 30 January, 19:00
Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University
£6/£4.20/Friends free
Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPiA

Dir: Luis Buñuel
Cast: Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Ángela Molina
Running time: 102 mins
Cert: 15
After dumping a bucket of water on a beautiful young woman from the window of a train car, wealthy Frenchman, Mathieu (Fernando Rey), regales his fellow passengers with the story of the dysfunctional relationship between himself and the young woman, a fiery, 19-year-old flamenco dancer, Conchita (played alternately by Carole Bouquet and Angela Molina). What follows is a tale of cruelty, depravity and lies – the very building blocks of love.

Admission

£6/£4.20/Friends free

Website

https://peninsula-arts.cloudvenue.co.uk/home

Talks

Women, Power and Popular Song

  • 31 January 2017 From 7pm

Popular song provided women with power during the 17th century and this is what is explored by Dr McShane, Head of Renaissance and Early Modern Studies at the V&A. Angela is a social and cultural historian interested in the material culture of the every day in early modern England, encompassing popular music, politics and drinking culture.

Admission

£6/£4.20/Friends free

Website

https://peninsula-arts.cloudvenue.co.uk/home

Wendy Houstoun

Performance: Pact with Pointlessness - Wendy Houston

  • 1 February 2017 From 7:30pm

Acclaimed performer and choreographer Wendy Houstoun, returns to Plymouth in defiant form with new work, Pact With Pointlessness, a double act for one that mixes comedy, spoken word and performance. It offers a frank demonstration of how it feels to be knocked sideways by death, renegotiate and then carry on.
It is an all or nothing kind of event. A do or die kind of affair.

A double act for one, the night twists and turns with crackling and ridiculous movement in a kind of ‘stand up meets vaudeville, old time patter meets online chatter’ routine. A night of philosophical stupidity and urgent futility. Pact with Pointlessness is funny and moving in equal measure and follows hot on the heels of Houstoun's successful 50 Acts, winner of the 2013 TMA award for achievement in dance.

Pact with Pointlessness is written and performed by Wendy Houstoun with lighting design by Chris Copland. Photography by Hugo Glendinning. Co-produced by Southbank Centre, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham with Dance4, The Nightingale Theatre Brighton, South East Dance and Dance East, with additional support from
Arts Council England.

Where

The House, Plymouth University

Admission

£10.00 / £7.00 / Free to Peninsula Arts Friends and students via the SPIA scheme.
Book via webpage

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/pact-with-pointlessness

Exhibition talk

Bite size: Experimental

  • 1 February 2017 1-2pm

Le Grice has been creating ‘experimental’ film since the 1960s but what does it mean to be experimental and how do the experiments change over time? With access to a virtual film crew on our phones, can we all be experimental at the drop of a hat and if not, why not? Join Stacey Anderson, Executive Archive Director, South West Film and Television Archive for an informal discussion about some of the exhibition work.

Where

Peninsula Arts Gallery

Admission

Free admission, booking not required

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/art-bite-experimental

orchestra

Music: Plymouth University Orchestra Workshop

  • 4 February 2017 9:45am-5pm

Directed by Jonathan Hurdle and Jamie Dove

Saturday 4 February, 09:45-17:00
Sherwell Centre, Plymouth University
Informal performance: 16:00, free admission

César Franck: Symphony in D minor
Orchestra players are invited to play and explore this 19th-century masterpiece and the only symphony composed by César Franck. The Belgian composer, best known as an organist and teacher, created this wonderfully colourful, romantic work in 1888 and it received its premiere at the Paris Conservatoire the following year.

Interested musicians can apply by emailing jonathan.hurdle@plymouth.ac.uk

Where

Sherwell Centre, Plymouth University

Admission

Workshop 09:45-17:00
Informal performance: 16:00, free admission
Interested musicians can apply by emailing jonathan.hurdle@plymouth.ac.uk

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/plymouth-university-orchestra-workshop-2

Film viewing, Jill Craigie Cinema

Film: The Passion of Joan Of Arc (1928)

  • 6 February 2017 7-9pm

Dir: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Running time: 88 mins Cert: PG

Dreyer’s Joan of Arc was based on the original transcripts of her trial but it isn’t the historical accuracy that keeps the film in your mind. It has gained almost mythical status largely due to Falconetti’s portrayal of Joan which is still considered to be the greatest performance in the history of cinema.

Based on the original transcripts of Joan of Arc’s trial, this silent masterpiece has gained almost mythical status largely due to Falconetti’s portrayal of Joan, which is still considered to be the greatest performance in the history of cinema.

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
Booking link via website

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/the-passion-of-joan-of-arc-1928

Talk

Talk: Cirque Des Oiseaux - Maria Mcmanus

  • 7 February 2017 7-10pm

‘… even carrion crows sing love-songs.’

In ancient Greece and Rome designated ‘Augurs’ determined the ‘Auspices’, the will of the gods, by interpreting the flight patterns of birds. In Cirque des Oiseaux – ‘circus of the birds’ – Maria McManus offers a contemporary take on this ancient practice. Belfast-based poet, McManus is the author of We Are Bone, The Cello Suites, and Reading the Dog. Her work has been translated and performed across Europe.

Admission

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

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/cirque-des-oiseaux

Talk / presentation

‘Through’ Poetry Reading by David Herd

  • 9 February 2017 7-9pm

David Herd’s collections of poetry include All Just (Carcanet), Outwith (Bookthug), and most recently Through (Carcanet, 2016). He is the author/editor of various critical works about American poets, including Contemporary Olson (Manchester University Press, 2015). His essay about the politics of human movement, ‘The View from Dover’, appeared in Los Angeles Review of Books in 2015, and he is co-organizer of The Refugee Tales. He is Professor of Modern Literature at University of Kent.

Where

The House, Plymouth University

Admission

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

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/through

Film showing

The Fog (1980) - Mondo Monday

  • 13 February 2017 7-9pm

Dir: John Carpenter
Cast: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh
Running time: 86 mins Cert: 15

“Listen….Do you hear the: voices coming through THE FOG? Listen….They’re calling for you. They deliver a message….”

They say…come and see The Fog…very specific for a ghostly voice! Mondo Monday is back for an immersive night of sea shanties, undead fishermen and spine tingling terror. This will not be one for the faint of heart.

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
Book via the website link

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/mondo-monday-the-fog-1980

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Talk: Whiteout: Self-Awareness And Self-Reflexivity In Guido Reni's Non-Finito

  • 14 February 2017 7-9pm

Dr Lorenzo explores the life and work of Guido Reni (1575-1642). In the final years of his successful career, the Bolognese painter and compulsive gambler was swamped in debt. In contracting or reimbursing debts, he would offer his labour and work as guarantee of payment. The myriad of sketched-out canvases lying in Guido’s workshop are a virtually expired capital of works destined never to be finished.

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/whiteout-self-awareness-and-self-reflexivity-in-guido-renis-non-finito

Character of Susan from Vamos Theatre's The Best Thing

Performance: The Best Thing - Vamos Theatre

  • 18 February 2017 7:30-10:30pm

It’s 1966. The record player’s on, her hair’s bobbed and eye-lashes curled: for seventeen-year-old Susan, life is an adventure waiting to begin. But what happens next turns everything upside down. Step into the wordless world of Vamos Theatre for this bitter-sweet story of mistaken morals and broken hearts, 45s and beehives, where sexual revolution proves a hard and rocky path to tread.

A swinging sixties story of unconditional love from the UK’s leading full mask theatre company.

Running time: 105 minutes with a 20 minute interval

Where

The House, Plymouth University

Admission

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

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/vamos-theatre-the-best-thing

Gloria Swanson, Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

  • 20 February 2017 7-9pm

Dir: Billy Wilder
Cast: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim
Running time: 106 minutes
Cert: PG

In one of the most famous Hollywood openings, William Holden’s bankrupt screenwriter floats dead, face-down in the swimming pool of faded star of the silent screen, Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson), and starts narrating the story of his demise. With a cast that includes some of the greats of the Hollywood silent era playing versions of themselves, the film doesn’t put a foot wrong in its satirical depiction of the desperation behind the glittering façade of cinema.

Introduced by Dr Péter Bokody, Lecturer in Art History, 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/whats-on/sunset-boulevard-1950

‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ sign, Auschwitz

Talk: Auschwitz: The Practice of Extinction

  • 21 February 2017 7-9pm

Dr Terry, Lecturer in History at the University of Exeter, is an expert in the Russo-German War and the Nazi occupation of the Soviet Union. He is also interested in allied wartime knowledge of the Holocaust and other Nazi atrocities. This talk is based on his current research on the history of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp.

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/auschwitz-the-practice-of-extinction

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Dance: Free Falling - Hagit Yakira

  • 22 February 2017 7:30-10pm

Award-winning Hagit Yakira dance presents Free Falling, an open-hearted double bill of down-to-earth dance that’s sensual, striking and a beautiful respite from the hustle and bustle. Based on stories gathered through years of working as a therapist, Hagit Yakira has created a powerful and atmospheric mixed bill that eloquently unravels real life experiences about the common uncertainties we share.

Running time: 90 minutes with a 15 minute interval

Admission

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

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/free-falling

After Leonardo Multi-Screen Performance Improvisation

Performance: After Leonardo Multi-Screen Performance Improvisation - Malcolm Le Grice and Keith Rowe

  • 22 February 2017 From 6pm

Based on the Mona Lisa and Freud’s psychoanalytic monograph, After Leonardo has developed continuously since 1971. A Plymouthian and co-founder of AMM, Keith Rowe, is a world renowned performer of improvised music. He remains a first choice for performances of Cardew or Cage, including at the PROMS. Recent joint performances include: Eye Gallery, New York; the National Film Theatre and Tate Britain.

Where

Peninsula Arts Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University

Admission

£6/£4.20/Friends free/PAC Home members free
Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPiA
Tickets can be booked via the website

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/after-leonardo-multi-screen-performance-improvisation

Gallery talk

Bite size: The Sum and the Parts

  • 23 February 2017 1-2pm

The history of Avant-gardes is usually separated into art genres and while this makes for tidy narratives, the reality is that Avant-garde artists have always taken a more chaotic and expansive approach. Ben Borthwick, Artistic Director at Plymouth Arts Centre, will discuss how the social relationships between artists, musicians and others, results in interdisciplinary thinking and experimental breakthroughs.

Where

Plymouth Arts Centre

Admission

Free admission, booking not required

David Peterson

The Art of Inventing Languages

  • 24 February 2017 8-9:30pm

David J. Peterson, creator of the Dothraki language for Game of Thrones

One of the world’s most famous language creators, David J. Peterson created the Dothraki languag, for HBO’s fantasy series Game of Thrones and a language for the Walt Disney film Thor: The Dark World. This talk will introduce what is involved in the creation of an authentic, naturalistic language such as Dothraki and the language created for Eduardo Reck Miranda’s vocal composition Vōv.

Part of the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival.

Where

Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University

Admission

Free admission, booking advised

Website

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

Butterscotch, Voice 2.0

PENINSULA ARTS CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017 VOICE 2.0

  • 24 — 26 February 2017

Festival Directors: Simon Ible, Director of Music, Peninsula Arts Eduardo Reck Miranda, Professor in Computer Music, Plymouth University.

VOICE 2.0 offers a glimpse of how musicians, scientists and linguists are re-inventing voice through an ambitious programme exploring new means, forms and uses of voice in communication and musical creativity.

Organised in partnership with Plymouth University’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music (ICCMR).

Friday 24 February
The Art of Inventing Languages
20:00 | free admission | Jill Craigie Cinema

Saturday 25 February
Penisnula Arts Sinfonietta and Singers: Festival Gala Concert
20:00 | £10/£7/friends free | The House

Sunday 26 February
A Buddha of Superposition or 'An Entangled Voice': Film and Research Performance
11:00 | free admission | Jill Craigie Cinema

The Voice of The Sea: Research Performance
12:30 | free admission | Crosspoint, Roland Levinsky Building

Voices Without Borders: Research Performance
14:00 | free admission | Jill Craigie Cinema

Come Together: The Sonification of Lennon and Mccartney: Research Performance
15:30 | free admission | The House

Silicon Voices: Research Performance
16:30 | free admission | The House

Where

Plymouth University, various venues

Additional info

See Festival webpage for all event locations

Admission

Admission charges vary depending on the event. See Festival webpage for individual listings.

Website

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

Butterscotch, Voice 2.0

Peninsula Arts Sinfonietta and Singers Festival Gala Concert

  • 25 February 2017 8-10pm

Simon Ible, conductor. Butterscotch, beatbox vocalist

Wasgiischwashäsch: Nuria Bonet
Butterscotch Concerto: Eduardo R. Miranda in collaboration with Butterscotch
Real Voices Dining: Linas Baltas
Vōv: Eduardo R. Miranda and David Peterson in collaboration with Harvard University Studio for Electroacoustic Composition
Native Alien: Butterscotch

Join us for the world premiere of this alt-classical piece for chamber orchestra and beatboxing composed for American voice-percussionist virtuosa, Butterscotch, and Vōv, a piece for singers and live electronics exploring the composer’s research into the origins of language and music. New pieces by Linas Baltas, and Butterscotch, and Wasgiischwashäsch, a musical rendition of data, voicing Switzerland’s climate change over the last 150 years by PhD student Nuria Bonet are also included.

Part of the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival.

Where

The House, Plymouth University

Admission

£10/£7/Friends Free
Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPiA

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/festival-gala-concert

Marcelo Gimenes

Silicon Voices - Research performance

  • 26 February 2017 4:30-5:30pm

Marcelo Gimenes

Silicon Voices for contralto, bass voices and live electronics draws from the composer’s research into music and Artificial Intelligence. It showcases software that simulates a group of agents communicating with each other by means of musical phrases. As these virtual musicians communicate with each other they progressively evolve a repertoire of generative musical rules collectively.

Part of the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival.

Where

The House, Plymouth University

Admission

Free admission, booking advised

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/silicon-voices

Alexis Kirke

Come Together: The Sonification of Lennon and McCartney - Research Performance

  • 26 February 2017 3:30-4:30pm

Alexis Kirke

With the help of science, this performance provides a new insight into the relationship of Paul McCartney and John Lennon in the 60th anniversary year of their meeting. Computer algorithms are used to analyse the emotions of their lyrics and turn the results into a classical vocal duet. Each singer will express the emotion of one of the iconic songwriters.

Part of the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival.

Where

The House, Plymouth University

Admission

Free admission, booking advised

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/come-together

Pierre-Emmanuel Largeron

Voices without Borders - Research Performance

  • 26 February 2017 2-3pm

Voices Without Borders gives a voice to an audience in a live musical performance based on a mobile application created at ICCMR by Marcelo Gimenes. This cloud-based system answers a specific compositional need, where an improvisation is led by participants' choices through pre-selected soundtracks. The audience activates soundtracks by voting that will in turn influence a live improvisation on stage.

Part of the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival.

Where

Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University

Admission

Free admission, booking advised

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/voices-without-borders

Nuria Bonet

The Voice of the Sea - Research performance

  • 26 February 2017 12:30-2pm

Nuria Bonet in collaboration with the Marine Institute and the Plymouth Coastal Observatory, Plymouth University

The Voice of the Sea uses information gathered by a marine buoy off the coast of South East Cornwall in real-time to determine compositional choices. Factors such as wave height, period, direction, water temperature will directly influence musical parameters. Surrounded by speakers, the listeners will be immersed in an extended and real-time marine sonic world.

Part of the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival.

Where

Crosspoint, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University

Admission

Free admission

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/the-voice-of-the-sea

Alexis Kirke

Film: A Buddha of Superposition or “An Entangled Voice”

  • 26 February 2017 11am-1pm

Alexis Kirke

A story of religion and song is constructed live for the cinema audience, about an avowed Buddhist and professional soprano, Lois. This short narrative film is an emotional Artificial Intelligence that re-cuts itself based on how it is ‘feeling’. It is partly driven by a quantum computer installed at the University of Southern California. Supported by the Creative Cultivator at Plymouth University who nurture and deliver engagement and knowledge transfer between academia and the creative industries.

Part of the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival.

Where

Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University

Admission

Free admission, booking advised

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/an-entangled-voice

Screen shot from film 8 1/2 (Otto E Mezzo) (1963)

8½ (Otto E Mezzo) (1963)

  • 27 February 2017 7-9pm

Dir: Federico Fellini
Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale
Running time: 138 mins
Cert: 15

Guido Anselmi (Marcello Mastroianni) is a director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life. Out of ideas, he starts to recall major happenings in his life and all the women he has loved and left. An autobiographical film of Fellini, about the trials and tribulations of film making, 8½ turns one man’s artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema. Introduced by Dr Péter Bokody, Lecturer in Art History, 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/whats-on/8_-otto-e-mezzo-1963

Sketch by Jacopo de' Barbari

Talk: The Mirror of Painting in Renaissance Art

  • 28 February 2017 7-9pm

Dr Warwick, Reader in History of Art for Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh, explores the key pictorial development of Renaissance art as an understanding of painting as a mirror reflection of the visible world. The motif of the mirror within the painting would become a visual metaphor of the art and skill of painting, from Van Eyck’s Arnolfini portrait to Velazquez’s Rokeby Venus, and beyond.

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/the-mirror-of-painting-in-renaissance-art

Exhibition talk

Bite size: Experience Not Object: The Personal Cinema Of Malcolm Le Grice

  • 2 March 2017 1-2pm

As an artist film-maker, Le Grice places the central focus on the material properties and effects of technologies themselves, placing the role of the audience to the foreground. Dr Kayla Parker, Lecturer in Media Arts and convener of the Moving Image Arts (MIA) research group at Plymouth University, explores the legacy of Le Grice’s dynamic practice, which continually transforms itself as he reworks the past to reimagine possible futures.

Where

Plymouth Arts Centre

Admission

Free admission, booking not required

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/experience-not-object-the-personal-cinema-of-malcolm-le-grice

Film showing

Blow-Up (1966)

  • 6 March 2017 7-9pm

Dir: Michelangelo Antonioni
Cast: David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles
Running time: 106 mins
Cert: 15

A successful mod photographer in London is bored with what would now be seen as a ‘celebrity lifestyle’. Whilst photographing a couple embracing in the park, he discovers he may have captured a murder and he blows up his negatives, uncovering details and finally putting the puzzle together.

The film’s sexual content contributed to the change of the Motion Picture Production Code in 1968.

Introduced by Dr Péter Bokody, Lecturer in Art History, 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/blow-up-1966

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Talk: The Women Pirates: Image and Reality

  • 7 March 2017 7-9pm

Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at Liverpool Hope University, John Appleby, looks at the history of women pirates. He has published widely on aspects of English and Irish maritime and colonial history during the 16th and 17th century and most recently the publication Under the Bloody Flag: Pirates of the Tudor Age (Stroud, 2009).

Where

Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky 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/the-women-pirates-image-and-reality

Our Carnal Hearts by Rachel Maker

Performance: Our Carnal Hearts - Rachel Mars

  • 8 March 2017 7:30-8:30pm

A Welcome! To you and to me and our sticky, spikey, shameful bits!
This fairy comes round your house.

"You, she says, are in luck.
Ask for anything you want. Anything in the world and I’ll give it to you. But
whatever you ask for, your neighbour gets double."

Our Carnal Hearts is a gleeful, thrilling and murky celebration of envy,
competitive spirits and all the times we f*ck eachother over. Performed with a
live surround-sound choral score, it is born from the suspect parentage of an
ideological rally, a drunken sing-song and a seductive dream.

Running time: 60 minutes

Where

The House, Plymouth University

Admission

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

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/our-carnal-hearts

Exhibition talk

Bite size: Expanded Field of Painting

  • 9 March 2017 1-2pm

Malcolm Le Grice moved from painting into film and installation as a way of extending the experience and two dimensionality of the canvas. Join Dr Sarah Chapman, Director of Peninsula Arts, for an introduction into what is known as the expanded field of painting, alongside a look at the interplay between Le Grice’s ‘graphic works’ and moving image installations.

Where

Peninsula Arts Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University

Admission

Free admission, booking not required

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/art-bite-expanded-field-of-painting

Dive (1980)

Diva (1981)

  • 13 March 2017 7-9pm

Dir: Jean-Jacques Beineix
Cast: Wilhelmenia Fernandez, Frédéric Andréi, Richard Bohringer
Running time: 117 mins
Cert: 15

This atmospheric thriller is the twisted tale of two tapes; one, the illegal bootlegged recording of an American opera star, the other, evidence of a crime. The film broke all of the accepted rules of cinema at the time and the director blew his budget on ensuring the style of the film dominated, ensuring its significance as the film that kick-started the ‘Cinema du Look’ wave in 1980’s French cinema.

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/whats-on/diva-1981

General Talk, Plymouth University

Talk: Cromwell’s Trunks: Loyalty, Memory And Public Opinion In Early Modern England

  • 14 March 2017 7-8pm

Edward Vallance, Professor of Early Modern British Political Culture, examines the short period when Oliver Cromwell’s son succeeded his father before the recall of Charles II and the light this sheds on loyalty, memory and the end of the Protectorate. Professor Vallance is author of many books including The Glorious Revolution (2006), and A Radical History of Britain (2009).

Where

Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky 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/cromwells-trunks-loyalty-memory-and-public-opinion-in-early-modern-england

Plymouth University Orchestra

Plymouth University Orchestra Spring Concert

  • 16 March 2017 8-9:30pm

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

Minster Church of St Andrew, Plymouth

Admission

Free admission, booking advised

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/plymouth-university-orchestra-spring-concert-2

University of Plymouth Choral Society

Music: Sacred Voices - University of Plymouth Choral Society and Sinfonia

  • 18 March 2017 7:30-9:30pm

Simon Ible: conductor
Augusta Hebbert: soprano
Pierre-Emmanuel Largeron: violin

Haydn: Little Organ
Mass Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor
Vivaldi: Nulla in mundo pax sincera

This concert reveals the expressive beauty of five centuries of European sacred voices through the music by Haydn, Vivaldi, Palestrina, Bach and Bruckner.

Where

Minster Church of St Andrew, Plymouth

Admission

£15/Friends £13

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/plymouth-university-orchestra-spring-concert-2

Chloe Webb as Nancy Spungeon & Gary Oldman as Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986)

Sid and Nancy (1986)

  • 20 March 2017 7-9pm

Dir: Alex Cox
Cast: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman
Running time: 114 mins
Cert: 18

Gary Oldman plays Sid Vicious, bass guitarist of the Sex Pistols, with Chloe Webb as his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, in an ill-fated King and Queen of alternative rock. Their mutually destructive, heroin-fuelled relationship tests Sid's relations with the rest of the Pistols and ultimately leads to a terrible night in the Chelsea Hotel – the exact nature of which is still disputed.

Suitable for

  • 18+

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/sid-and-nancy-1986

General talk image

Talk: Art/Work: Photography in the Age of Communicative Capitalism

  • 21 March 2017 From 7pm

While political and economic issues are addressed frequently in works by contemporary artists, it remains rare for art to explore the political and economic conditions of its own production, distribution and consumption.

Dr Burbridge, Lecturer in Art History at the University of Sussex asks, what is there to stop the questions that artists pose of neoliberal capitalism outside the art world from rebounding on the institutions of art?

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/artwork-photography-in-the-age-of-communicative-capitalism

Give Me Your Love, Ridiculusmus

Performance: Give Me Your Love - Ridiculusmus

  • 22 March 2017 7:30-8:30pm

Ex-soldier and budding rock star, Zach, has withdrawn into a cardboard box in a kitchen in West Wales. His friend Ieuan arrives offering recovery in the form of a capsule containing 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine, with which he claims to have successfully treated his own post-traumatic stress.

Theatre legends Jon Haynes and David Woods of Ridiculusmus present a funny, fragile and profound fable based on ground-breaking medical research and real-life war testimonies.

Running time: 60 minutes

Where

The House, Plymouth University

Admission

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

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/give-me-your-love

Orchestral Music, Plymouth University

Plymouth University Student Composers’ Concert

  • 24 March 2017 7:30-9:30pm

Music composed and performed by Plymouth University music students in this concert reflects the breadth of styles and genres taught on the University’s Music BA course.

Where

Upper Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Centre, Plymouth University

Admission

Free admission, booked advised

Website

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/plymouth-university-student-composers-concert

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

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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