Mayflower 400

Mayflower 400

New Mayflower walk launched in Plymouth for 2020

Authored by Mary

Authors of Mayflower A Seachange, ( available on Amazon ), an independent historical travel guide, have launched a unique series of Mayflower Walks around the city of Plymouth which aims to reveal the secrets of Britain’s Ocean City and its link to the history of The Mayflower and the difficult global themes of migration, colonisation, pandemics and freedom.

The first walks will take...

17 projects secure final Mayflower 400 Community Sparks bursaries

Authored by Mary

17 Plymouth-based projects have been successful in the final funding round of Mayflower 400 Community Sparks.

More than £40,000 has been awarded to parades, processions, festivals, fancy dress events and more. They bring the total number of projects that have benefitted from this scheme that supports grass-roots community, arts and cultural activity to 60!

£4,000 has been...

Thirteen proves lucky for some as the first round of Mayflower 400 Community Sparks bursaries are confirmed

Authored by Mary

From choral works to quilts and town criers to tea dances, thirteen Plymouth projects have been awarded bursaries in the first round of funding from ‘Mayflower 400 Community Sparks’.

The scheme supports grass-roots community, arts and cultural activity with small bursaries of up to £3,000 (or £5,000 in exceptional circumstances). Funding is available for projects that can be delivered...

Winner of 2017 Mayflower 400 Plymouth Young City Laureate announced

Authored by News Desk

Literature Works in partnership with Plymouth City Council is delighted to announce Lola Beal, a student at Plymouth High School for Girls, as this year’s winner of the Mayflower 400 Plymouth Young City Laureate award.

The competition, which was launched in February, called for any young person who lives, works or goes to school in Plymouth, aged between 16 and 19 years of age, to...

Unmanned Mayflower Voyage to be key event in 2020

Authored by Mary

A pioneering project that marries the city’s past and its ambition to be a global centre for marine technology is to form part of the official Mayflower 400 commemorations.

Plymouth City Council and the Plymouth-based Mayflower Autonomous Ship Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on the ‘Mayflower Autonomous Ship’ – the world's first full-sized, fully...

Plymouth Pledges to Make a Difference for Mayflower 400

Authored by Mary

Plymouth businesses are being urged to help Make a Difference for Mayflower 400 as the city gears up for the momentous commemorations in 2020.

A rallying call is being issued to business of all shapes and sizes to get stuck in and make a difference to their own business, to the look and feel of the city and help make Mayflower 400 a huge success.

Plymouth City Council is...

Key partners to work together towards Mayflower 400 and beyond

Authored by Mary

Key partners across Plymouth have signed an agreement to work closely together in the run up to Mayflower 400 celebrations and well beyond.

A memorandum of understanding is being signed by Plymouth City Council Leader Tudor Evans, Chairman of Destination Plymouth, Duncan Currall, Chairman of Plymouth Waterfront Partnership BID, Chris Arscott and Chairman of Plymouth City Centre...

Historic Barbican to host Thanksgiving celebrations

Authored by Matthew Vizard

On Thursday 28 November Plymouth will be bringing a taste of America to the Historic Barbican to celebrate Thanksgiving, the holiday of the pilgrim fathers who set sail from Plymouth nearly 400 years ago.

The event, which commemorates the city’s close ties with America and its Mayflower heritage, aims to raise awareness of the upcoming Mayflower 400th anniversary celebrations in 2020...

Two Plymouths join forces to promote local produce ahead of Mayflower 400 celebrations

Authored by Matthew Vizard

A team of local representatives from Plymouth, including members of the Culture Board, City Council, Chamber and City College recently travelled to Plymouth, Massachusetts (MA) to meet with delegates to establish a partnership in a bid to strengthen links between the two cities in the lead up to the Mayflower 400th anniversary celebrations in 2020.

In addition to the anniversary of the...

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