What's on

What's on in August 2015

Key events in August



Calendar icon From 1 August 2015

Galleries and exhibitions

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's permanent galleries and exhibitions running throughout the month.
Throughout August 2015


In the Frame: Plymouth's Portraits Revealed

See our newest acquisition - an early self-portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds - as well as portraits of characters in the collection who are rarely seen. Come face to face with some of Plymouth's maritime greats as well as important local faces and families.
Throughout August 2015


Fallen Emperor: Napoleon in Plymouth Sound in 1815

Our exhibition will be centred on the popular painting from our collections by Jules Girardet and will explore the differing perceptions of Napoleon on his journey to Plymouth.
Throughout August 2015


Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts: The Many Adventures of Enid Blyton

Immerse yourself in the world of Enid Blyton - one of the best-selling writers for children of all time - with this exhibition from Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books.
Until Saturday 29 August 2015


Blyton-a-Thon Reading Record

Help put Plymouth on the reading map with a record breaking Enid Blyton challenge for children aged 5 to 12 years old.
Saturday 1 August 2015


Love Parks Week - Orchard Pruning workshop

Meet at entrance off Pike Road. Orchard experts will lead a training day to learn the approaches to formative pruning of stone fruit, apple and pear trees.
Saturday 1 August 2015


Love Parks Week - Classic Car Show and Fayre

A variety of stalls, show cars, children's activities, display and rides at Mount Edgecumbe Country Park.
Sunday 2 August 2015


Little mutton monster

Join us for this six mile ride starting at Stonehouse Creek taking you from the new Stonehouse Cycle Hub for a lap of Victoria Park before setting off to explore historic Devonport.
Sunday 2 August 2015


Calendar icon Week beginning 3 August 2015

Galleries and exhibitions

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's permanent galleries and exhibitions running throughout the month.
Throughout August 2015


In the Frame: Plymouth's Portraits Revealed

See our newest acquisition - an early self-portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds - as well as portraits of characters in the collection who are rarely seen. Come face to face with some of Plymouth's maritime greats as well as important local faces and families.
Throughout August 2015


Fallen Emperor: Napoleon in Plymouth Sound in 1815

Our exhibition will be centred on the popular painting from our collections by Jules Girardet and will explore the differing perceptions of Napoleon on his journey to Plymouth.
Throughout August 2015


Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts: The Many Adventures of Enid Blyton

Immerse yourself in the world of Enid Blyton - one of the best-selling writers for children of all time - with this exhibition from Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books.
Until Saturday 29 August 2015


Running Groups

The Sports Development Unit supports a number of running groups throughout the city, for people of all abilities.
Monday 3 August 2015


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 4 August 2015


Love Parks Week - National Play Day

Free play event on Plymouth Hoe. Everybody welcome. Activities for all ages.
Wednesday 5 August 2015


Beach Rangers - Mount Batten

Join the Marine Biological Association's Beach Ranger team to explore local sea-life, through arts, crafts and science activities.
Tuesday 4 August 2015


Make a Difference fun for families - Woodland Wildlife - Woodland Wood

Explore your local nature reserve through a range of activities and have some crafty, arty, edible family fun…
Wednesday 5 August 2015


Holiday drop-in: Drawing Joshua

Draw, colour and collage your own version of our Reynolds self-portrait.
Wednesday 5 August 2015


Running Groups

The Sports Development Unit supports a number of running groups throughout the city, for people of all abilities.
Wednesday 5 August 2015


Holiday workshop: Creative Stencil Making

Make your own stencils and patterns using a mix of traditional and unusual materials.
Thursday 6 August 2015


Running Groups

The Sports Development Unit supports a number of running groups throughout the city, for people of all abilities.
Thursday 6 August 2015


Badminton sessions at the Brickfields Sports Centre

The Sports Development Unit runs weekly badminton coaching sessions for everyone aged 16 and over.
Thursday 6 August 2015


Beach Rangers - Kinterbury Creek

Join the Marine Biological Association's Beach Ranger team to explore local sea-life, through arts, crafts and science activities.
Thursday 6 August 2015


Make a Difference fun for families - Woodland Wildlife - Radford Woods

Explore your local nature reserve through a range of activities and have some crafty, arty, edible family fun…
Monday 30 March
Friday 7 August 2015


Running Groups

The Sports Development Unit supports a number of running groups throughout the city, for people of all abilities.
Friday 7 August 2015


Pirates, Mermaids and Wishing Fish

Join Heathfield the Storyteller and the rest of the Captain's Crew for some weird and wonderful adventures on the high seas.
Saturday 8 August 2015


Victoria Park figure of eight

Come and join us for a very gentle ride around Victoria Park, ideal for anyone just starting out on their cycling journey.
Sunday 9 August 2015


Calendar icon Week beginning 10 August 2015

Galleries and exhibitions

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's permanent galleries and exhibitions running throughout the month.
Throughout August 2015


In the Frame: Plymouth's Portraits Revealed

See our newest acquisition - an early self-portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds - as well as portraits of characters in the collection who are rarely seen. Come face to face with some of Plymouth's maritime greats as well as important local faces and families.
Throughout August 2015


Fallen Emperor: Napoleon in Plymouth Sound in 1815

Our exhibition will be centred on the popular painting from our collections by Jules Girardet and will explore the differing perceptions of Napoleon on his journey to Plymouth.
Throughout August 2015


Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts: The Many Adventures of Enid Blyton

Immerse yourself in the world of Enid Blyton - one of the best-selling writers for children of all time - with this exhibition from Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books.
Until Saturday 29 August 2015


National Allotments Week 2015

Come and chat to the allotments team or visit our pop up allotment at Plymouth Guildhall this week.
Monday 10 to Sunday 16 August 2015


Running Groups

The Sports Development Unit supports a number of running groups throughout the city, for people of all abilities.
Monday 10 August 2015


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 11 August 2015


Make a Difference fun for families - Woodland Wildlife - Ham Woods

Explore your local nature reserve through a range of activities and have some crafty, arty, edible family fun…
Tuesday 11 August 2015


Beach Rangers - Mount Batten

Join the Marine Biological Association's Beach Ranger team to explore local sea-life, through arts, crafts and science activities.
Tuesday 11 August 2015


Make a Difference fun for families - Woodland Wildlife - Woodland Wood

Explore your local nature reserve through a range of activities and have some crafty, arty, edible family fun…
Wednesday 12 August 2015


Holiday drop-in: Contemporary Creations

Make your own creations inspired by the works on display in the Plymouth Contemporary Open at Peninsula Arts.
Wednesday 12 August 2015


Art Bite: The History of Plymouth Gin

Join our Business Manager for a walk around our foyer display about Plymouth Gin.
Wednesday 12 August 2015


Running Groups

The Sports Development Unit supports a number of running groups throughout the city, for people of all abilities.
Wednesday 12 August 2015


Holiday workshop: Dress to Impress

Make paper clothes for paper versions of the characters from our illustrated family trails.
Thursday 13 August 2015


Running Groups

The Sports Development Unit supports a number of running groups throughout the city, for people of all abilities.
Thursday 13 August 2015


Badminton sessions at the Brickfields Sports Centre

The Sports Development Unit runs weekly badminton coaching sessions for everyone aged 16 and over.
Thursday 13 August 2015


Beach Rangers - Kinterbury Creek

Join the Marine Biological Association's Beach Ranger team to explore local sea-life, through arts, crafts and science activities.
Thursday 13 August 2015


Make a Difference fun for families - Woodland Wildlife - Forder Valley

Explore your local nature reserve through a range of activities and have some crafty, arty, edible family fun…
Friday 14 August 2015


Running Groups

The Sports Development Unit supports a number of running groups throughout the city, for people of all abilities.
Friday 14 August 2015


Flavour Fest

Smell the most delicious aromas in Plymouth City Centre as the South West's largest free food and drink festival returns to Plymouth.
Friday 14 to Sunday 16 August 2015


Pirates, Mermaids and Wishing Fish

Join Heathfield the Storyteller and the rest of the Captain's Crew for some weird and wonderful adventures on the high seas.
Saturday 15 August 2015


National Trust's Pedal Power

Discover Saltram and the Plym Valley in a new way with 'Pedal Power', monthly social bike rides for all the family to enjoy.
Saturday 15 August 2015


International Lighthouse Weekend

Work with our guest artist to paint pebbles with images of one of Plymouth's most historic landmarks, other lighthouses and features that are part of the Plymouth Sound landscape.
Saturday 15 August to Sunday 16 August 2015


Calendar icon Week beginning 17 August 2015

Galleries and exhibitions

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's permanent galleries and exhibitions running throughout the month.
Throughout August 2015


In the Frame: Plymouth's Portraits Revealed

See our newest acquisition - an early self-portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds - as well as portraits of characters in the collection who are rarely seen. Come face to face with some of Plymouth's maritime greats as well as important local faces and families.
Throughout August 2015


Fallen Emperor: Napoleon in Plymouth Sound in 1815

Our exhibition will be centred on the popular painting from our collections by Jules Girardet and will explore the differing perceptions of Napoleon on his journey to Plymouth.
Throughout August 2015


Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts: The Many Adventures of Enid Blyton

Immerse yourself in the world of Enid Blyton - one of the best-selling writers for children of all time - with this exhibition from Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books.
Until Saturday 29 August 2015


Running Groups

The Sports Development Unit supports a number of running groups throughout the city, for people of all abilities.
Monday 17 August 2015


New Drama Workshop: Exploring the Magic Faraway Tree

Enjoy an extra special drama workshop inspired by one of Enid Blyton's most famous stories.
Tuesday 18 August 2015


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 18 August 2015


Beach Rangers - Mount Batten

Join the Marine Biological Association's Beach Ranger team to explore local sea-life, through arts, crafts and science activities.
Tuesday 18 August 2015


British Firework Championships 2015

The world famous British Firework Championships is set to return to Plymouth tonight for its 19th showdown.
Tuesday 18 August and Wednesday 19 August 2015


Holiday drop-in: Billy Ruffians

Drop in, get 'ship shape' and design your own 'Billy Ruffian'!
Wednesday 19 August 2015


Make a Difference fun for families - Woodland Wildlife - Kings Tamerton Woods

Explore your local nature reserve through a range of activities and have some crafty, arty, edible family fun…
Wednesday 19 August 2015


Running Groups

The Sports Development Unit supports a number of running groups throughout the city, for people of all abilities.
Wednesday 19 August 2015


Holiday workshop: Blyton Badges

Make Enid Blyton-inspired badges!
Thursday 20 August 2015


Running Groups

The Sports Development Unit supports a number of running groups throughout the city, for people of all abilities.
Thursday 20 August 2015


Badminton sessions at the Brickfields Sports Centre

The Sports Development Unit runs weekly badminton coaching sessions for everyone aged 16 and over.
Thursday 20 August 2015


Beach Rangers - Kinterbury Creek

Join the Marine Biological Association's Beach Ranger team to explore local sea-life, through arts, crafts and science activities.
Thursday 20 August 2015


Make a Difference fun for families - Woodland Wildlife - Forder Valley

Explore your local nature reserve through a range of activities and have some crafty, arty, edible family fun…
Friday 21 August 2015


Running Groups

The Sports Development Unit supports a number of running groups throughout the city, for people of all abilities.
Friday 21 August 2015


Pirates and Pilgrims

Join our guest artist for some interactive family fun that includes hat making, drawing and colouring and making wallets for your own pirate treasure.
Saturday 22 August 2015


Victoria Park figure of eight

Come and join us for a very gentle ride around Victoria Park, ideal for anyone just starting out on their cycling journey.
Sunday 23 August 2015


Sky Ride local: Air to moor

This ride is 13.8 miles long and 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 23 August 2015


Calendar icon Week beginning 24 August 2015

Galleries and exhibitions

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's permanent galleries and exhibitions running throughout the month.
Throughout August 2015


In the Frame: Plymouth's Portraits Revealed

See our newest acquisition - an early self-portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds - as well as portraits of characters in the collection who are rarely seen. Come face to face with some of Plymouth's maritime greats as well as important local faces and families.
Throughout August 2015


Fallen Emperor: Napoleon in Plymouth Sound in 1815

Our exhibition will be centred on the popular painting from our collections by Jules Girardet and will explore the differing perceptions of Napoleon on his journey to Plymouth.
Throughout August 2015


Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts: The Many Adventures of Enid Blyton

Immerse yourself in the world of Enid Blyton - one of the best-selling writers for children of all time - with this exhibition from Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books.
Until Saturday 29 August 2015


Running Groups

The Sports Development Unit supports a number of running groups throughout the city, for people of all abilities.
Monday 24 August 2015


New Drama Workshop: Saving the Magic Faraway Tree

Enjoy a return journey to the Enchanted Wood for another extra special drama workshop inspired by the work of Enid Blyton.
Tuesday 25 August 2015


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 25 August 2015


Make a Difference fun for families - Woodland Wildlife - Ham Woods

Explore your local nature reserve through a range of activities and have some crafty, arty, edible family fun…
Tuesday 25 August 2015


Beach Rangers - Mount Batten

Join the Marine Biological Association's Beach Ranger team to explore local sea-life, through arts, crafts and science activities.
Tuesday 25 August 2015


Make a Difference fun for families - Woodland Wildlife - Kings Tamerton Woods

Explore your local nature reserve through a range of activities and have some crafty, arty, edible family fun…
Wednesday 26 August 2015


Holiday drop-in: Creative Flag Making

Design your own colourful flags.
Wednesday 26 August 2015


Running Groups

The Sports Development Unit supports a number of running groups throughout the city, for people of all abilities.
Wednesday 26 August 2015


Art Bite: Plymouth Contemporary Open 2015

Meet a member of the team in the Museum foyer and then walk across the road with them to the Peninsula Arts gallery where the Plymouth Contemporary Open is being displayed.
Wednesday 26 August 2015


Holiday workshop: Egyptian Gods

Make a jointed Egyptian God and more.
Thursday 27 August 2015


Running Groups

The Sports Development Unit supports a number of running groups throughout the city, for people of all abilities.
Thursday 27 August 2015


Badminton sessions at the Brickfields Sports Centre

The Sports Development Unit runs weekly badminton coaching sessions for everyone aged 16 and over.
Thursday 27 August 2015


Beach Rangers - Kinterbury Creek

Join the Marine Biological Association's Beach Ranger team to explore local sea-life, through arts, crafts and science activities.
Thursday 27 August 2015


Make a Difference fun for families - Woodland Wildlife - Efford Marsh

Explore your local nature reserve through a range of activities and have some crafty, arty, edible family fun…
Friday 28 August 2015


Wild About Plymouth: Jurassic Lark

Chat to our dino experts, learn more about these amazing extinct creatures, enjoy some arts and craft activities and look at fossils too.
Friday 28 August 2015


Running Groups

The Sports Development Unit supports a number of running groups throughout the city, for people of all abilities.
Friday 28 August 2015


Pirates and Pilgrims

Join our guest artist for some interactive family fun that includes hat making, drawing and colouring and making wallets for your own pirate treasure.
Saturday 29 August 2015


Calendar icon Week beginning 31 August 2015

Galleries and exhibitions

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's permanent galleries and exhibitions running throughout the month.
Throughout August 2015


In the Frame: Plymouth's Portraits Revealed

See our newest acquisition - an early self-portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds - as well as portraits of characters in the collection who are rarely seen. Come face to face with some of Plymouth's maritime greats as well as important local faces and families.
Throughout August 2015


Fallen Emperor: Napoleon in Plymouth Sound in 1815

Our exhibition will be centred on the popular painting from our collections by Jules Girardet and will explore the differing perceptions of Napoleon on his journey to Plymouth.
Throughout August 2015


Running Groups

The Sports Development Unit supports a number of running groups throughout the city, for people of all abilities.
Monday 31 August 2015


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