What's on

What's on in October 2014

Key events in October



Calendar icon From 1 October 2014

Galleries and exhibitions

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


Whitehorse Hill: A Prehistoric Dartmoor Discovery

Come and see a fascinating exhibition of 4,000-year-old finds discovered within a stone chest burial at Whitehorse Hill, a remote spot on Dartmoor.


Walk On: From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff - 40 Years of Art Walking

A major touring exhibition that examines the many ways that artists since the 1960s have undertaken the universal act of taking a walk as a means to create new art.
Throughout October 2014


Smeaton's Tower

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


Elizabethan House

Go back in time to Drake's Plymouth and see how a merchant or sea captain might have lived in the 1600s.
Until 4 October 2014


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.
Until 4 October 2014


Archaeology Bite: The Bronze Age

Join Fiona Pitt, Senior Curator and Curator of Archaeology, for a look around our 'Uncovered' gallery and learn more about the Bronze Age objects that are on display.
Wednesday 1 October 2014


Older People's Day

Celebrate UK Older People's Day and try a new activity from table tennis to crafts, get a free haircut, information on services and more!
Wednesday 1 October 2014


Special Event: Big Draw Breakfast Club

Walk with us from the Museum and Art Gallery to the Arts Centre, observing and sketching along the way as we celebrate The Big Draw and the city's 'Walk On' exhibition.
Saturday 4 October 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 5 October 2014



Calendar icon Week beginning 6 October 2014

Galleries and exhibitions

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


Whitehorse Hill: A Prehistoric Dartmoor Discovery

Come and see a fascinating exhibition of 4,000-year-old finds discovered within a stone chest burial at Whitehorse Hill, a remote spot on Dartmoor.
Throughout October 2014


Walk On: From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff - 40 Years of Art Walking

A major touring exhibition that examines the many ways that artists since the 1960s have undertaken the universal act of taking a walk as a means to create new art.
Throughout October 2014


Lunchtime talk: Great women of the Great War

Join Angela K. Smith, Associate Professor (Reader) in English at Plymouth University, for a fascinating insight into the British women who found the opportunity to do extraordinary things during the Great War.
Tuesday 7 October 2014


Badminton sessions at the Brickfields Sports Centre

The Sports Development Unit runs weekly badminton coaching sessions for everyone aged 16 and over.
Thursday 9 October 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 10 October 2014


Special Event: Big Reynolds Draw

Draw and colour to your heart's content in this special event based on our newly-acquired sketchbook by famous Plympton-born 18th century artist, Sir Joshua Reynolds.
Saturday 11 October 2014


Free Film Screenings: Hollywood Stars 1: Gallipoli (12)

Two young Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I. This film stars a young Mel Gibson.
Saturday 11 October 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 12 October 2014



Calendar icon Week beginning 13 October 2014

Galleries and exhibitions

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


Whitehorse Hill: A Prehistoric Dartmoor Discovery

Come and see a fascinating exhibition of 4,000-year-old finds discovered within a stone chest burial at Whitehorse Hill, a remote spot on Dartmoor.
Throughout October 2014


Walk On: From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff - 40 Years of Art Walking

A major touring exhibition that examines the many ways that artists since the 1960s have undertaken the universal act of taking a walk as a means to create new art.
Throughout October 2014


Lunchtime talk: Whitehorse Hill: The Mystery of the Moor

Listen as Andrew Brown, Director of BBC documentary 'Mystery of the Moor' and Jane Marchand, Senior Archaeologist, Dartmoor National Park Authority set the scene for our significant 'Whitehorse Hill: A Prehistoric Dartmoor Discovery' exhibition and show clips from the 'Mystery of the Moor' programme
Tuesday 14 October 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 14 October 2014


Archaeology Bite: Whitehorse Hill: A Prehistoric Dartmoor Discovery

Join Fiona Pitt, Senior Curator and Curator of Archaeology, for a look around and a chance to discover more about the amazing Bronze Age finds in our exhibition.
Wednesday 15 October 2014


Badminton sessions at the Brickfields Sports Centre

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


The Big Knit 2014: Open Day and Sale

Come and join the Museum and Art Gallery's Women’s Craft group to help knit blanket squares for local charities (Friday) or to buy a quirky handmade gift (Saturday).
Friday 17 and Saturday 18 October 2014


Free Film Screenings: Hollywood Stars 2: Legends of the Fall (R)

An epic tale of three brothers from a Cornish emigrant family living in a remote part of Montana starring a young Brad Pitt as well as Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn and Julia Ormond.
Saturday 18 October 2014


Winter Wonderland Ice Rink

Plymouth City Centre Piazza is once again transformed into the annual Winter Wonderland Ice Rink.
From Saturday 18 October 2014


Sky Ride local ride: You Little Devil

Join in on a steady ride that celebrates Plymouth's maritime heritage from Devil's Point.
Sunday 19 October 2014


Autumn Apple Pressing at Southway Valley Nature Reserve

Have a go at apple pressing, bring your own apples and something to collect the juice!
Sunday 19 October 2014



Calendar icon Week beginning 20 October 2014

Galleries and exhibitions

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


Whitehorse Hill: A Prehistoric Dartmoor Discovery

Come and see a fascinating exhibition of 4,000-year-old finds discovered within a stone chest burial at Whitehorse Hill, a remote spot on Dartmoor.
Throughout October 2014


Walk On: From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff - 40 Years of Art Walking

A major touring exhibition that examines the many ways that artists since the 1960s have undertaken the universal act of taking a walk as a means to create new art.
Throughout October 2014


Winter Wonderland Ice Rink

Plymouth City Centre Piazza is once again transformed into the annual Winter Wonderland Ice Rink.
From Saturday 18 October 2014


Lunchtime talk: Whitehorse Hill: The Cist in its Early Bronze Age Landscape

Join Dr Ralph Fyfe from Plymouth University for a talk that looks at the Whitehorse Hill burial cist in its landscape and sheds some light on the local and wider character of Dartmoor in the early Bronze Age.
Tuesday 21 October 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 21 October 2014


Badminton sessions at the Brickfields Sports Centre

The Sports Development Unit runs weekly badminton coaching sessions for everyone aged 16 and over.
Thursday 23 October 2014


Saltram Circular Walk

A circular walk through the National Trust site, a great chance to see nature at the upper part of the Plym estuary.
Thursday 23 October 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 24 October 2014


Halloween 2014: That's Spooky!

Join in one of the City Museum and Art Gallery's fun 60-minute sessions filled with spooky things to colour, cut, stick and make!
Saturday 25 October 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.
Saturday 25 October and Tuesday 28 October to Saturday 1 November 2014


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.
Saturday 25 and Tuesday 28 October to Saturday 1 November 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 26 October 2014



Calendar icon Week beginning 27 October 2014

Galleries and exhibitions

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


Whitehorse Hill: A Prehistoric Dartmoor Discovery

Come and see a fascinating exhibition of 4,000-year-old finds discovered within a stone chest burial at Whitehorse Hill, a remote spot on Dartmoor.
Throughout October 2014


Walk On: From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff - 40 Years of Art Walking

A major touring exhibition that examines the many ways that artists since the 1960s have undertaken the universal act of taking a walk as a means to create new art.
Throughout October 2014


Winter Wonderland Ice Rink

Plymouth City Centre Piazza is once again transformed into the annual Winter Wonderland Ice Rink.
From Saturday 18 October 2014


Grow Wild in the city centre

Join the Blue Sound Action Group, Beach Rangers and Foto Now and discover more about the flagship Grow Wild project.
Monday 27 October 2014


Light Fantastic Drop-In Sessions

Join in with some fun craft activities, try your hand at writing a haiku, be filmed in front of our green screen and find out more about this exciting project which marks the centenary of the amalgamation of the 'Three Towns'.
Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 October 2014


Beach Rangers at Pottery Quay

Explore local beaches and estuaries and discover the amazing marine world surrounding the city!
Tuesday 28 October 2014


Wild About Plymouth: Tudors and Tussie Mussies

Join the 'Wild About Plymouth' team to learn more about the gardens, plants and life of the Elizabethan House.
Tuesday 28 October 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.
Tuesday 28 October to Saturday 1 November


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 28 October 2014


Holiday Drop-In: Let's Go Walk About

Get creative and get drawing in our fun drop-in session.
Wednesday 29 October 2014


All Ways Apples Festival

Apple related fun for all the family!
Wednesday 29 October 2014


Wild About Woods at Woodland Woods

Free family activities to explore nature through art, bushcraft and more!
Wednesday 29 October


Wild About Plymouth at Ham Woods

Explore Ham Woods through a storytelling trail and see what and who you discover!
Thursday 30 October 2014


Beach Rangers at Kinterbury Creek

Explore local beaches and estuaries and discover the amazing marine world surrounding the city!
Thursday 30 October 2014


Bookable Workshop: Clay Bead Creations

Create amazing clay beads inspired by one of our latest exhibitions.
Thursday 30 October 2014


Wild About Plymouth: A Walk in the Woods

Join Stepping Stones to Nature and the Friends of Ham Woods for some outdoor fun inspired by the city's 'Walk On' exhibition.
Thursday 30 October 2014


Badminton sessions at the Brickfields Sports Centre

The Sports Development Unit runs weekly badminton coaching sessions for everyone aged 16 and over.
Thursday 30 October 2014

Autumn Holiday Sports Camp at Brickfields

The Sports Development Unit is running a half term holiday sports camp for children aged 6 to 12
Friday 31 October


Wild About Woods at Kings Tamerton Woods

Explore the woods on the new network of paths and discover what they have to offer you and your family.
Friday 31 October 2014


Tales from the Blitz

Join our professional storyteller and musician at the Merchant's House for tales and songs inspired by WWII.
Saturday 1 November 2014


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