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I Think We Are Alone comes to Plymouth

Authored by News Desk

I Think We Are Alone is a Frantic Assembly and Theatre Royal Plymouth Production, co-produced with Curve which premiers at TRP on Monday 3 February and runs until Saturday 8 February.

I Think We Are Alone is a bittersweet and funny take on our ache to connect with those voices we need to hear again, those arms we need to feel around us and those faces we need to see again. It is...

Over £290,000 awarded to diverse-led arts organisations in the South West

Authored by News Desk

Arts Council England has today, Tuesday 21 January, announced that £294,210 of National Lottery funding will be invested into three diverse-led organisations in the South West. The organisations are being funded through the Arts Council’s Elevate programme, which was developed to enhance the diversity of the arts and cultural sector by strengthening the resilience of diverse-led organisations...

Royal Shakespeare Company Repertoire

Authored by Sarah Parker

The Royal Shakespeare Company will visit Theatre Royal Plymouth with As You Like It , The Taming of the Shrew and Measure for Measure between Tuesday 12 – Saturday 22 February.

The company will feature 27 actors, who will each appear in two of the three productions. As You Like It is directed by Kimberley Sykes, The Taming of the Shrew by Justin Audibert, and Measure for Measure by...

Give disabled Eleanor the best chance to walk

Authored by News Desk

Fourteen-year-old Eleanor Freeman has beaten the odds to survive and defied doctor’s expectations – but now because she has a shared walking frame at school she’s forced to miss out on funding for one at home – and the chance to walk, be more independent and have fun with her friends.

Eleanor, from Eggbuckland in Plymouth, has a genetic condition so rare parents Donella and Mark say...

Make 2020 the year to visit South Devon

Authored by News Desk

South Devon is simply bursting with action packed events for 2020. This year will see South Devon showcasing an impressive and diverse calendar of events, including spectacular festivals and regattas, dazzling food and drink, as well as offering beautiful locations to stay.

Anna Roach of Visit South Devon says ‘2020 is shaping up to be very special for South Devon, with a number of...

Warning for Plymouth businesses as they miss critical software deadline

Authored by News Desk

A local IT expert estimates that thousands of Plymouth businesses have missed a critical deadline to update software – and are now at risk.

Just days ago, on the 14th January, Microsoft killed its popular but out-of-date software Windows 7.

It also killed Office 2010, and a series of old server software.

“The problem is that too many businesses round here are still...

Spillikin bring Drip, Drip, Drip to Theatre Royal Plymouth

Authored by Mike Page

The company that broke box office records at The Drum with their show Spillikin , brings Drip Drip Drip to Theatre Royal Plymouth from Tuesday 11 – Saturday 15 February.

The oncology ward of a local NHS hospital. Behind the curtain - Daniel, a refugee from Eritrea, training to be a nurse; Rahmiya, a second-generation immigrant Muslim doctor; and David, elderly white cancer patient...

The Box annouces full opening programme

Authored by News Desk

The Box is the largest multi-disciplinary arts and heritage museum space opening anywhere in the UK in 2020. Originally three separate buildings, its ground-breaking design has completely transformed, extended and combined Plymouth’s former City Museum and Art Gallery, Central Library buildings and St Luke’s Church to create a cutting-edge, interactive cultural centre with 13 new galleries...

Plymouth children will get first visit to the beach thanks to Tesco funding

Authored by Mary

Plymouth youngsters are being encouraged to feel the sand of the beach between their toes for the first time, thanks to a £4,000 grant from Tesco.

The money has been awarded to the Marine Biological Association, whose members were inspired to bid for the funds after discovering that some Plymouth children have never been to the beach despite living so close to the coast.

The...

Tesco Bags of Help looking for grant applications in Plymouth

Authored by Sarah Parker

Community groups and charities in Plymouth are being invited to apply for thousands of pounds’ worth of funding through the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

Applications are now officially open for 2020, and anyone can nominate groups and charities benefiting local communities. Three groups will be awarded grant amounts of £2,000, £1,000 or £500 every three months.

The scheme sees...

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