Saturday 14 May 2022

Spring 2022 Exhibitions and Galleries
10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday and Bank Holidays
The Box, Tavistock Place, Plymouth PL4 8AX
Free. Donations welcome. No need to book

Local and maritime history, natural history, film, photography and archives….. Craft, sculpture, contemporary art inspired by historic objects, social history, fine art, fashion and textiles….. There’s plenty to see and enjoy in The Box’s permanent galleries and temporary exhibitions this May.

Find out more here.

Bridging the Tamar Guided Tour
Tamar Bridge Visitor Centre, Pemros Road, Plymouth PL5 1LP
Free. Advance booking is essential

Join Tamar Crossings for a guided tour of the two wonderful bridges spanning the River Tamar, an iconic part of Plymouth’s maritime heritage.

We will start the talk in the amphitheatre at the Bridging the Tamar Centre, a viewpoint that offers stunning views of the Tamar Bridge, Royal Albert Bridge and the river. We will then walk onto the Tamar Bridge, where we can look more closely at the road bridge and experience the wonderful views of the river and the Royal Albert Bridge.

The tour will take between 40 minutes to an hour depending on questions and the pace of the group. The event is free but booking is required here.

Walks with History – Mount Wise and Falklands 40
Starts at 11am
Meet at Mutton Cove Car Park, Mount Wise, Plymouth PL1 4LB

£5. Pay on the day. Advance booking is essential

Join Walks with History exploring this historic part of Devonport with town walls, palatial mansions and a naval command centre. Please come prepared for the weather and sensible shoes are a must. 

Places must be booked via or 07443 890933 (6pm-8pm only).

Devonport Dockyard Sailors’ Pub Walk
Meet from 11.30am for a 12.00pm start.
Meet Royal Navy Pub, 190 Saltash Road, PL2 2BD, opposite HMS Drake Barracks Gate
£5 donation collected on the day. Donations will go to MIND Charity. Please email to reserve a place. Booking essential.   Numbers limited to 40.

Richard Fisher of Fisher’s Footsteps will lead the walk supported by Martin Hazell, folk singer. The walk was originally conceived by the late Lucy Luxmoore, who formed Devonport Park Community Choir.  Based on a poem on the wall of the Magnet Pub, Devonport, which traces the sailors’ journey through Devonport from pub to pub.   With the assistance of some members of Devonport Park Community Choir the relevant verse will be sung near each pub. Some pubs may be visited.
Starting from Royal Navy Arms Pub for registration and refreshments, we follow the route of the pubs looking at the history of the area, lost pubs, changed names, etc. Break at Steam Packet Pub, North Corner for refreshments. Second half of the walk continues to Mutton Cove where it ends. 
Words of the song may be found on Devonport Park Community Choir Facebook page. Please note, the whole walk is about 3 hours with a break after about 1.5 hour

Artists in Residence Exhibition
Visitor Centre, Ford Park Cemetery, Ford Park Road, Plymouth PL4 6NT

Free. Donations welcome. No need to book

An exhibition celebrating the lives and paintings of some of our local artists including Beryl Cook, William Gibbons and John Oxley Nash.

Dress Code: Queering the Mannequin
The Box, Tavistock Place, Plymouth PL4 8AX
Free. Advance booking is essential

In conjunction with Pride in Plymouth and The Box’s Culture Club of 2021 team (who co-curated the ‘Where Am I?’ exhibition – on display until 23 June), this workshop/discussion will explore how identity can be signified, withheld or queered through acts of performance and the signals we send each other through the way we look.

Find out more here.

Devon Family History Society Virtual Talk
Online only 

Join Graham Hart to explore the exciting world of genealogy. To find out more attend this talk please contact the DFHS via their website here

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