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Making better use of Plymouth's Guildhall

Authored by Mary

A new project has been launched to make better use of Plymouth’s Guildhall as part of an ongoing drive to make the most of council-owned buildings.

Plymouth City Council has started a soft market test to gauge interest in use of the Guildhall, and is holding a two day event for interested parties. Those who want to know more will be able to come to the Guildhall on Wednesday 27 May and...

Plymouth marks Commonwealth Day

Authored by Mary

Plymouth will be flying the flag for the Commonwealth at a special ceremony to mark Commonwealth Day.

There will be a flag raising ceremony at the Guildhall Flag Poles where the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor Michael Fox will read out an affirmation following the a message from Her Majesty the Queen.

At the same time, 650 other Commonwealth flags will be raised in 38...

Monthly Food and Craft Market

Devonport Guildhall is working with LEAP Events to offer exciting new monthly Devonport Guildhall Food and Craft Markets.

Come down for plenty of seasonal, locally sourced food, alongside a wide selection of craft supplies, gifts, and activities for all the family.

The Guildhall’s onsite artisan bakery, Column Bakehouse, will be open throughout the day selling lunches, light refreshments, sweet treats and their famous signature loaves of fresh bread – everything is handmade on the premises using local and seasonal produce wherever possible!

Entry to the markets is...

Monthly Food and Craft Market

Devonport Guildhall is working with LEAP Events to offer exciting new monthly Devonport Guildhall Food and Craft Markets.

Come down for plenty of seasonal, locally sourced food, alongside a wide selection of craft supplies, gifts, and activities for all the family.

The Guildhall’s onsite artisan bakery, Column Bakehouse, will be open throughout the day selling lunches, light refreshments, sweet treats and their famous signature loaves of fresh bread – everything is handmade on the premises using local and seasonal produce wherever possible!

Entry to the markets is...

One Night Only with Eban Brown - Lead Singer of The Stylistics

Lead Singer of The Stylistics, and an accomplished guitarist and jazz musician in his own right.

In May 2000, Harold "Eban" Brown became the new lead singer for "The Stylistics". Having been the lead vocalist with a number of groups "The Manhattans", "The Delfonics" and "The Moments", Eban easily took on the task as lead singer.

Eban Brown brings to The Guildhall, Plymouth a fresh style and talent not seen for a while.

For one night only on 28th March 2015. Don't miss this brilliant night!!...

Dev Con Who comes to Plymouth Guildhall

Authored by Mary

The Doctor Who Tardis & the dastardly Daleks will land at Plymouth Guildhall

Thousands of people are expected to visit the Plymouth Guildhall this month for Dev Con Who, a Sci-Fi & Comic Fan Event which will run over two days on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September between 11am and 5pm.

Star guests include the 6th Doctor Colin Baker (Saturday and Sunday), Sophie Aldred (...

Young musicians stage concert for Lord Mayor's charities

Authored by Sarah Parker

Young musicians will be staging a concert at the Plymouth Guildhall on Wednesday 30 April to help raise money for the Lord Mayor’s chosen charities.

Plymouth's Youth Music Service (PYMS) has organised the event, which will include performances from the PYMS Concert Band, HMS Drake Volunteer Band, the Military Kids Choir, Devonport Community Choir, Plymouth Youth Steel and The Co-...

Plymouth Landlord EXPO aims to drive up letting standards

Authored by JamesM

Private landlords in Plymouth are being offered advice and support at the Landlord EXPO this week.

Exhibitors from commercial companies and Plymouth City Council will provide essential information about residential letting. The EXPO is being held at the Guildhall on Thursday 24 October from 12 noon to 6pm. It is being organised by the Council and West Country Landlords’ Association....

Festival Children’s Day

Part of Plymouth International Book Festival

A day of activities and fun for children.

• Join Simon James as he explains how ideas become words and pictures.

• Plymouth Play Association staff as they help you create your own story book.

• After working together for twelve months under the guidance of, Plymouth based writer, Babs Horton, Plymouth Young Writers Squad celebrate the launch of their first book with readings by members of the group.

• Meet Patron of the Letter Box Club Lemn Sissay, talking about his childhood and how he...

New partnership for marriages at the Guildhall

Authored by JenniferJ

Happy couples can now get expert wedding arrangements in Plymouth Guildhall as part of the new partnership between the Council and Emotive Events.

The Guildhall has been licenced as a wedding venue for four years but up until now, brides and grooms have had to be a dab hand at organising.

Now Emotive Events has teamed up with the Council to will help take the hassle and strain...

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