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A photo of a lunchtime talk at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

Lunchtime talks

Unless stated, all talks begin at 1.10pm and last for up to 45 minutes. £2 per person. Advance booking and payment is advised.

Booking and admission

To obtain tickets please speak to a member of staff on our Welcome Desk or call us on 01752 304774. You can collect tickets by hand from the Museum or we will put them aside for you. Unreserved tickets will be available on the day although we cannot guarantee that any will remain! For the enjoyment of all attendees we will not admit latecomers if the gallery is full or very busy. If you wish to get a particular seat we would be very grateful if you could turn up in plenty of time.

Tickets are available now from our Welcome Desk.

September 2015

Lunchtime talk: In Search of Britain's Rarest Animals

Journalist and nature writer Charlie Elder, author of 'Few And Far Between', describes his travels around Britain on the trail of our scarcest and most endangered animals.
Tuesday 29 September 2015

October 2015

Lunchtime talk: Crown and Colony: Fiji’s History with Britain and their Ocean Connections

Learn about the significant history shared Fiji and Britain as we set the scene for our forthcoming ‘Fiji: Ocean Connections’ exhibition (10 October 2015 to 16 January 2016).
Tuesday 6 October 2015

Lunchtime talk: Gertrude Benham and Collecting in Fiji

Listen as Dr Catherine Cummings discusses some of our Fijian objects that were collected by Gertrude E. Benham.
Tuesday 13 October 2015

Lunchtime talk: Captain Cook

Alan Read examines the life and achievements of this remarkable navigator, cartographer, ethnographer and naval captain whose voyages revolutionised the European view of the world.
Tuesday 20 October 2015

November 2015

Lunchtime talk: The Cultural Importance of Food in India

Novelist and short story writer, Susmita Bhattacharya, the author of The Normal State of Mind,describes the many traditions in Indian culture and how food plays a very important part in them.
Tuesday 3 November 2015

Lunchtime talk: Gerhard Richter – Painting Incertitude

Join painter Daniel Sturgis as he discusses his ongoing fascination with Gerhard Richter’s paintings, process and influence.
Tuesday 10 November 2015

Lunchtime talk: Brothers of the Breakwater

Listen as Graham Naylor reveals the story of a group of twenty stonemasons and labourers employed in the construction of the Breakwater.
Tuesday 17 November 2015

Lunchtime talk: Gerhard Richter – Life and Career

Join Dr Jody Patterson looks at the life and career of Gerhard Richter.
Tuesday 24 November 2015

December 2015

Lunchtime talk: Curating Gerhard Richter’s Retrospective

Mark Godfrey talks about his experiences of curating the 2011 ‘Gerhard Richter: Panorama‘ exhibition and more.
Tuesday 1 December 2015

Lunchtime talk: Lawrence of Arabia

Jo Clarke looks at the life and times of TE Lawrence who died under tragic circumstances just over 80 years ago (19 May 1935).
Tuesday 8 December 2015

Lunchtime talk: The Inventors of Christmas

Alan Read reveals the origins of many of our festive customs and the people who introduced them to Britain.
Tuesday 15 December 2015

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