Tuesday 17 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.

Plympton History Week
10.00am – 2.00pm
Plympton and District Civic Society, Harewood House, Ridgeway, Plympton PL7 2AS
Free Entry. Refreshments available

The Plympton Heritage Room will be open to visitors. For more information please email plymptoncivicsociety@gmail.com Tel: 07769 688122 or 07883 011539

The Village Hub Exhibition
10.00am – 12.00pm
The Village Hub, 67 Devonport Road Stoke Village, PL3 4DL
Free Entry

Pop into The Village Hub to see the community exhibition that’s been locally curated as part of this year’s festival.

High Street Heritage Action Zone Tuesday Trundle #2
10.30am for an 11am start
Meet outside the grounds of the main entrace to St Andrew’s Church
Free. Advance booking is essential

Access all areas! The city centre of Plymouth became the ‘new major’ shopping centre of the West Country after WWII. Plans were put in place during the war and the vision was put together at speed. The second Tuesday Trundle will look at the changes of architecture of shops over time and what famous shops are now missing from the City Centre.

Book via mrsdmaughan@gmail.com.

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.

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.

Lower Tamar Crossings: A Historical View
A Historical Association and University of Plymouth History Department talk
Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA
See below for prices. Advance booking advised

This talk grew out of a photography project Les Deering began in 2017 which was to visit and photograph the Tamar, and in particular its various crossing points.

Although the Tamar may be regarded by some as a small river its tenacity in reaching the sea is impressive. Its source is about 3.7 miles from the north Cornish coast but it chooses to flow southwards for 60 miles before entering Plymouth Sound.

During its journey it almost succeeds in making the Cornish an island race and remains a formidable barrier and natural boundary for all, friends and enemies, tourists and invaders, to cross. Some crossings date back centuries whilst others are much more recent. Many have a rich heritage and iconic status.

The Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the Devon & Cornwall border, is a special landscape that is defined and shaped by the rivers Tamar, Tavy and Lynher, and by the human activity focused around them. The area is famous for its mining heritage landscape and market gardening history, and is a haven for wildlife.

Standard £6 / Concessions £4 / Free for UoP students via SPiA / Free for members of the Historical Association. Find out more here.

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