Museums at Night: Plymouth's biggest art providers join the action

By Laura Burgess | 04 May 2011
Bedtime stories being told at the Pyjama Party
© Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery
Museums at Night 2011: Future Visions, Peninsula Arts, University of Plymouth, May 13-15; Pyjama Party, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, May 13 2011

As the Museums at Night campaign approaches for the 13th-15 May 2011, it seems that two of Plymouth’s major arts providers will not be missing out on the action.

Both Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery and Peninsula Arts, University of Plymouth have chosen special evening events to be held over the weekend.

Peninsula Arts is picking up on the curatorial subtitle of the current British Art Show 7, In the Days of the Comet (see In Pictures), which visits Plymouth in September.

Their Future Visions series of films focus on how we continue to view and represent the future, screening Fahrenheit 451 (Friday, 7pm), The Terminator (Friday, 9pm), The Year of the Sex Olympics (Saturday, 5pm), Videodrom (Saturday, 8pm), Punishment Park (Sunday, 5pm) and Fantastic Planet (Sunday, 8pm) across the weekend.

The University of Plymouth and the Peninsula Arts Gallery's exhibition, Cabinet, is the result of 13 designers and architects being given special access to the Museum’s hidden collection of archives and artefacts.

Their responses focus on unlocking the histories of the Museum, looking at how we understand and look at objects.

“This is the first time architects and designers from the University of Plymouth have collaborated with Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery,” says the University's Peter Quinn Davis, praising the "exciting" alliance.

“Plymouth has a fantastic social history and the museum has been gracious in allowing the exhibitors a glimpse into the archives and stores - places that the public don’t normally see.”

A Pyjama Party at the museum links with the current exhibition, Draw Me a Story: The Art of Illustration for Children. During the family fun there will be bedtime stories, a game of pass the parcel and other activities.

  • Pyjama Party at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery runs 6pm-8pm, suitable for under-10s. Admission free, advance booking required, call 01752 304774 or see the full listing for more details.

  • Tickets to film screenings at Peninsula are £5/£3. Call 01752 585050 to book.
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