What's on

What's on in August 2014

Key events in August



Calendar icon From 1 August 2014

Galleries and exhibitions

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's permanent galleries and exhibitions running throughout the month.
Throughout August 2014


Plymouth's Great War: Three Towns United in Conflict

Come and see an exhibition that gives a unique overview of the First World War from a Plymouth perspective.
Throughout August 2014


Elizabethan House

Go back in time to Drake's Plymouth and see how a merchant or sea captain might have lived in the 1600s.
Throughout August 2014 (Tuesday to Saturday)


Merchant's House

Find out more about Plymouth's recent history including the Blitz and Victorian era in one of the city's most historic properties.
Throughout August 2014 (Tuesday to Saturday)


Smeaton's Tower

Climb the 93 steps to the top of our landmark lighthouse for great views of Plymouth and beyond.
Throughout August 2014 (Tuesday to Sunday)


Modern Masters in Print

This touring exhibition from the V&A, London highlights how four of the 20th century's greatest artists used the print as a medium for experiment and expression.
Until 23 August 2014


Plymouth nappy and sling libraries

Are you interested in reusable nappies, slings or both? Come along to our library sessions and find out more.
Friday 1 August 2014


Wild Woods at Efford Marsh

Free family activities to explore nature through art, bushcraft and more!
Friday 1 August 2014


Love Parks Week

Join our forest school leader for Wild in the Woods - a creative day of woodland activities and games.
Friday 1 August 2014


Love Parks Week

Join the National Trust for outdoor fun in the park and gardens and tick off loads of your 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4 wish list!
Saturday 2 August 2014


Love Parks Week

Come alogn to Jazz in the Park with Friends of Moorview Park for music and activities including boules, face painting and more!
Saturday 2 August 2014


Love Parks Week

Take a look at the Seeing Differently exhibition at High Moorland Visitor Centre in Princetown - showing audio and visual stories that explore Dartmoor. There'll be plenty of carnival activities too as part of Princetown Carnival!
Sunday 3 August 2014


Sky Ride local ride: Central Park snake and twist

Join us on a gentle route, riding mostly on tarmac cycle paths at a steady relaxed pace as we explore the area around Central and Home Parks.
Sunday 3 August 2014


Sky Ride local ride: Mount Batten cruise

Join in on a ride that begins with the water taxi from Mount Batten to the Barbican, along Plymouth Hoe, then linking up with the South West Coast Path and finally up through Turnchapel and back to Mount Batten.
Sunday 3 August 2014



Calendar icon Week beginning 4 August 2014

Galleries and exhibitions

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's permanent galleries and exhibitions running throughout the month.
Throughout August 2014


Plymouth's Great War: Three Towns United in Conflict

Come and see an exhibition that gives a unique overview of the First World War from a Plymouth perspective.
Throughout August 2014


Elizabethan House

Go back in time to Drake's Plymouth and see how a merchant or sea captain might have lived in the 1600s.
Throughout August 2014 (Tuesday to Saturday)


Merchant's House

Find out more about Plymouth's recent history including the Blitz and Victorian era in one of the city's most historic properties.
Throughout August 2014 (Tuesday to Saturday)


Smeaton's Tower

Climb the 93 steps to the top of our landmark lighthouse for great views of Plymouth and beyond.
Throughout August 2014 (Tuesday to Sunday)


Modern Masters in Print

This touring exhibition from the V&A, London highlights how four of the 20th century's greatest artists used the print as a medium for experiment and expression.
Until 23 August 2014


WW1 Commemoration

Plymouth plans to commemorate the beginning of World War 1.
Monday 4 August 2014


Beach Rangers at Devil's Point Beach and Pool

Explore the beaches and marine life in Plymouth! Join us for seashore safaris, art, bushcrafts and more.
Monday 4 August 2014


Wild Woods at Forder Valley

Free family activities to explore nature through art, bushcraft and more!
Monday 4 August 2014


Buggy running

Meet other parents, socialise while getting fit in the stunning location of Saltram gardens
Tuesday 5 August 2014


Love Parks Week

Join in with the inflatable fun and BBQ at Kit Hill Park with bouncy castle, assault course, sumo wrestlers and more!
Tuesday 5 August 2014


Beach Rangers at Pottery Quay

Explore the beaches and marine life in Plymouth! Join us for seashore safaris, art, bushcrafts and more.
Tuesday 5 August 2014


Wild Woods at Ham Woods

Free family activities to explore nature through art, bushcraft and more!
Tuesday 5 August 2014


Back to Netball

The 'Back to Netball' programme is a gentle re-introduction to the sport for ladies of all ages from 16 years plus.
Tuesday 5 August 2014


Summer Holiday Drop-in: Prints on Paper

Create your very own mini masterpieces at the City Museum and Art Gallery.
Wednesday 6 August 2014


Wild Woods at Woodland Wood

Free family activities to explore nature through art, bushcraft and more!
Wednesday 6 August 2014


Beach Rangers at Kinterbury Creek

Explore the beaches and marine life in Plymouth! Join us for seashore safaris, art, bushcrafts and more.
Thursday 7 August 2014


Wild Woods at Southway Valley

Free family activities to explore nature through art, bushcraft and more!
Thursday 7 August 2014


Buggy running

Meet other parents and socialise while getting fit in the stunning location of the Plym valley
Thursday 7 August 2014


Summer Holiday Bookable Workshop: Wonderful Warhol

Make prints inspired by famous artist, Andy Warhol at the City Museum and Art Gallery.
Thursday 7 August 2014


Badminton sessions at the Brickfields Sports Centre

The Sports Development Unit runs weekly badminton coaching sessions for everyone aged 16 and over.
Thursday 7 August 2014


Wild Woods at Efford Marsh

Free family activities to explore nature through art, bushcraft and more!
Friday 8 August 2014


Wild About Plymouth: Summer Nature Trail

Take a walk on the wild side and join us at one of the city's beautiful nature reserves.
Saturday 9 August 2014


Jaguar Car Show 2014

Explore Jaguar cars from across the years on the Barbican.
Sunday 10 August 2014


Sky Ride local ride: Saltram Park loop

Come with us on this gentle traffic free off road loop that takes in the delights of Saltram Park estate and views across the river Plym.
Sunday 10 August 2014


Sky Ride local ride: Devil's Point to Plymouth Hoe

Join us for a moderately paced ride from Devil's Point, overlooking Firestone Bay, Drake's Island and Mount Edgcumbe and climbing up towards the panoramic view from Plymouth Hoe.
Sunday 10 August 2014



Calendar icon Week beginning 11 August 2014

Galleries and exhibitions

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's permanent galleries and exhibitions running throughout the month.
Throughout August 2014


Plymouth's Great War: Three Towns United in Conflict

Come and see an exhibition that gives a unique overview of the First World War from a Plymouth perspective.
Throughout August 2014


Elizabethan House

Go back in time to Drake's Plymouth and see how a merchant or sea captain might have lived in the 1600s.
Throughout August 2014 (Tuesday to Saturday)


Merchant's House

Find out more about Plymouth's recent history including the Blitz and Victorian era in one of the city's most historic properties.
Throughout August 2014 (Tuesday to Saturday)


Smeaton's Tower

Climb the 93 steps to the top of our landmark lighthouse for great views of Plymouth and beyond.
Throughout August 2014 (Tuesday to Sunday)


Modern Masters in Print

This touring exhibition from the V&A, London highlights how four of the 20th century's greatest artists used the print as a medium for experiment and expression.
Until 23 August 2014


Beach Rangers at Devil's Point Beach and Pool

Explore the beaches and marine life in Plymouth! Join us for seashore safaris, art, bushcrafts and more.
Monday 11 August 2014


Wild Woods at Forder Valley

Free family activities to explore nature through art, bushcraft and more!
Monday 11 August 2014


Beach Rangers at Pottery Quay

Explore the beaches and marine life in Plymouth! Join us for seashore safaris, art, bushcrafts and more.
Tuesday 12 August 2014


Wild Woods at Ham Woods

Free family activities to explore nature through art, bushcraft and more!
Tuesday 12 August 2014


Buggy running

Meet other parents, socialise while getting fit in the stunning location of Saltram gardens
Tuesday 12 August 2014


British Firework Championships 2014

Plymouth is again preparing to host one of the most exciting events in the UK; the internationally renowned British Firework Championships.
Tuesday 12 to Wednesday 13 August 2014


Back to Netball

The 'Back to Netball' programme is a gentle re-introduction to the sport for ladies of all ages from 16 years plus.
Tuesday 12 August 2014


Summer Holiday Drop-in: Colourful Collage

Make a colourful paper creation at the City Museum and Art Gallery.
Wednesday 13 August 2014


Wild Woods at Woodland Wood

Free family activities to explore nature through art, bushcraft and more!
Wednesday 13 August 2014


Wild Woods at Southway Valley

Free family activities to explore nature through art, bushcraft and more!
Thursday 14 August 2014


Beach Rangers at Kinterbury Creek

Explore the beaches and marine life in Plymouth! Join us for seashore safaris, art, bushcrafts and more.
Thursday 14 August 2014


Buggy running

Meet other parents and socialise while getting fit in the stunning location of the Plym valley
Thursday 14 August 2014


Summer Holiday Bookable Workshop: Marvellous Monoprints

Be inspired to make monoprints by the City Museum and Art Gallery's 'Modern Masters' exhibition.
Thursday 14 August 2014


Badminton sessions at the Brickfields Sports Centre

The Sports Development Unit runs weekly badminton coaching sessions for everyone aged 16 and over.
Thursday 14 August 2014


Wild Woods at Efford Marsh

Free family activities to explore nature through art, bushcraft and more!
Friday 15 August 2014


Plymouth nappy and sling libraries

Are you interested in reusable nappies, slings or both? Come along to our library sessions and find out more.
Friday 15 August 2014


Flavour Fest 2014

The South West's largest food and drink festival returns to the City Centre Piazza.
Friday 15 to Sunday 17 August 2014


International Lighthouse Weekend 2014

Listen to sea shanties, try our quiz and enjoy the views from the Lantern Room at the top of Smeaton's Tower.
Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 August 2014


Sky Ride local ride: Air to moor

Join in on a steady ride that starts near the airport right at the edge of the city, then heads for the peace of the moorland trails and quiet country lanes.
Sunday 17 August 2014


Sky Ride local ride: Steam along the Plym Valley

Join us for a scenic ride along the Plym Valley cycle trail following the Plym Valley steam railway.
Sunday 17 August 2014



Calendar icon Week beginning 18 August 2014

Galleries and exhibitions

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's permanent galleries and exhibitions running throughout the month.
Throughout August 2014


Plymouth's Great War: Three Towns United in Conflict

Come and see an exhibition that gives a unique overview of the First World War from a Plymouth perspective.
Throughout August 2014


Elizabethan House

Go back in time to Drake's Plymouth and see how a merchant or sea captain might have lived in the 1600s.
Throughout August 2014 (Tuesday to Saturday)


Merchant's House

Find out more about Plymouth's recent history including the Blitz and Victorian era in one of the city's most historic properties.
Throughout August 2014 (Tuesday to Saturday)


Smeaton's Tower

Climb the 93 steps to the top of our landmark lighthouse for great views of Plymouth and beyond.
Throughout August 2014 (Tuesday to Sunday)


Modern Masters in Print

This touring exhibition from the V&A, London highlights how four of the 20th century's greatest artists used the print as a medium for experiment and expression.
Until 23 August 2014


Beach Rangers at Devil's Point Beach and Pool

Explore the beaches and marine life in Plymouth! Join us for seashore safaris, art, bushcrafts and more.
Monday 18 August 2014


Wild Woods at Forder Valley

Free family activities to explore nature through art, bushcraft and more!
Monday 18 August 2014


Wild Woods at Ham Woods

Free family activities to explore nature through art, bushcraft and more!
Tuesday 19 August 2014


Buggy running

Meet other parents, socialise while getting fit in the stunning location of Saltram gardens
Tuesday 19 August 2014


Back to Netball

The 'Back to Netball' programme is a gentle re-introduction to the sport for ladies of all ages from 16 years plus.
Tuesday 19 August 2014


Summer Holiday Drop-in: Anyone for Chess?

Create a paper chess piece and have a go at a chess game at the City Museum and Art Gallery.
Wednesday 20 August 2014


Wild Woods at Woodland Wood

Free family activities to explore nature through art, bushcraft and more!
Wednesday 20 August 2014


Beach Rangers at Kinterbury Creek

Explore the beaches and marine life in Plymouth! Join us for seashore safaris, art, bushcrafts and more.
Thursday 21 August 2014


Wild Woods at Southway Valley

Free family activities to explore nature through art, bushcraft and more!
Thursday 21 August 2014


Buggy running

Meet other parents and socialise while getting fit in the stunning location of the Plym valley
Thursday 21 August 2014


Summer Holiday Bookable Workshop: Creative Clay

Make your own creations using clay at the City Museum and Art Gallery.
Thursday 21 August 2014


Badminton sessions at the Brickfields Sports Centre

The Sports Development Unit runs weekly badminton coaching sessions for everyone aged 16 and over.
Thursday 21 August 2014


Wild Woods at Efford Marsh

Free family activities to explore nature through art, bushcraft and more!
Friday 22 August 2014


Wild About Plymouth: Dinosaur Day 2014

Sorry - this event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Saturday 23 August 2014


Sky Ride local ride: Plymbridge to Saltram loop

Join in this enjoyable off road loop will take us from Plymbridge down the Plym Valley and round Saltram park.
Sunday 24 August 2014


Sky Ride local ride: Little Mutton Monster

This ride starts at Stonehouse Creek taking you from the new Stonehouse Cycle Hub for a lap Victoria Park before setting off to explore the historic Devonport.
Sunday 24 August 2014



Calendar icon Week beginning 25 August 2014

Galleries and exhibitions

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's permanent galleries and exhibitions running throughout the month.
Throughout August 2014


Plymouth's Great War: Three Towns United in Conflict

Come and see an exhibition that gives a unique overview of the First World War from a Plymouth perspective.
Throughout August 2014


Elizabethan House

Go back in time to Drake's Plymouth and see how a merchant or sea captain might have lived in the 1600s.
Throughout August 2014 (Tuesday to Saturday)


Merchant's House

Find out more about Plymouth's recent history including the Blitz and Victorian era in one of the city's most historic properties.
Throughout August 2014 (Tuesday to Saturday)


Smeaton's Tower

Climb the 93 steps to the top of our landmark lighthouse for great views of Plymouth and beyond.
Throughout August 2014 (Tuesday to Sunday)


Beach Rangers at Devil's Point Beach and Pool

Explore the beaches and marine life in Plymouth! Join us for seashore safaris, art, bushcrafts and more.
Monday 25 August 2014


Wild Woods at Ham Woods

Free family activities to explore nature through art, bushcraft and more!
Tuesday 26 August 2014


Buggy running

Meet other parents, socialise while getting fit in the stunning location of Saltram gardens
Tuesday 26 August 2014


Back to Netball

The 'Back to Netball' programme is a gentle re-introduction to the sport for ladies of all ages from 16 years plus.
Tuesday 26 August 2014


Summer Holiday Drop-in: Hats The Way To Do It

Create hilarious hats at the City Museum and Art Gallery inspired by historical characters.
Wednesday 27 August 2014


Wild Woods at Woodland Wood

Free family activities to explore nature through art, bushcraft and more!
Wednesday 27 August 2014


Beach Rangers at Kinterbury Creek

Explore the beaches and marine life in Plymouth! Join us for seashore safaris, art, bushcrafts and more.
Thursday 28 August 2014


Wild Woods at Southway Valley

Free family activities to explore nature through art, bushcraft and more!
Thursday 28 August 2014


Buggy running

Meet other parents and socialise while getting fit in the stunning location of the Plym valley
Thursday 28 August 2014


Summer Holiday Bookable Workshop: Nautical But Nice

See nautical objects at the City Museum and Art Gallery and design your own lighthouse.
Thursday 28 August 2014


Badminton sessions at the Brickfields Sports Centre

The Sports Development Unit runs weekly badminton coaching sessions for everyone aged 16 and over.
Thursday 28 August 2014


Wild Woods at Efford Marsh

Free family activities to explore nature through art, bushcraft and more!
Friday 29 August 2014


Plymouth nappy and sling libraries

Are you interested in reusable nappies, slings or both? Come along to our library sessions and find out more.
Friday 29 August 2014


Sky Ride local ride: Victoria Park figure of eight

Join in on a leisurely ride around Victoria Park.
Sunday 31 August 2014


Sky Ride local ride: Mount Batten cruise

Join in on a ride that begins with the water taxi from Mount Batten to the Barbican, along Plymouth Hoe, then linking up with the South West Coast Path and finally up through Turnchapel and back to Mount Batten.
Sunday 31 August 2014


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