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To complement our production of Drive in Deco, we  are programming a series of walks, talks, exhibitions and films in Plymouth.

Photos by Matt Pontin.

  • Hidden City: The Exhibition

    28 February – 9 April
    Location: Mezzanine Level, the Theatre Royal
    Exhibition of inspire material plus new photography, writing and oral history created through workshops. The exhibition includes work by University of Plymouth’s architecture students plus interactive elements for people to add their own ideas and thoughts to.

  • The Stones that Built the City

    Friday 1 April, 5.30pm
    Location: Meet outside the Civic Centre
    Duration: one hour
    Booking: Free. No need to book
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    Join Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's Collections Manager, Helen Fothergill for a walk/talk about the geology and origins of the materials that were used to build Plymouth's iconic structures. The route starts at the Civic Centre and will take you up to Armada Way, left to the West End and around to the Theatre Royal.

  • A Yarn Around the West End

    Saturday 2 April, 5.45pm
    Location: Pannier Market, George Street entrance.
    Duration: 80 minutes approx
    Booking: Tickets are free, No need to book.
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    Phil Smith leads a ‘mis-guided tour’ of Plymouth’s West End, plaiting the everyday and the hidden into a local ‘mythogeography’. Weaving together different strands of the area’s history, everyday life and magical associations, the tour is a performance of the unexpected and the ordinary made extraordinary.

  • Museum in Transit

    Wednesday 6 & Thursday 7 April, 10am – 4pm
    Location: Frankfurt Gate
    Duration: all day
    Booking: No booking required
    Having sustained major damage during the second world war, Plymouth, with architect Patrick Abercrombie, drew up the “Plan for Plymouth” which totally transformed it into the modern city that we have today. This process of regeneration continues still. This Reminiscence Display gives a flavour of those changing days.

  • Hayley Newman - MKVH: An Illustrated Lecture

    Friday 8 April, 5.30pm
    Location: Lecture Theatre 1 of the Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth
    Duration: one hour & 15 minutes
    Booking £3.50 (£2 concessions/ free for UoP Staff and Students) from Peninsula Arts: Telephone: 01752 58 50 50 (Answer machine will record your message). Email:
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    Hayley Newman will discuss her project MKVH (Milton Keynes Vertical Horizontal). This was a 1 ½ day public event during which volunteers were driven around the Milton Keynes road grid until their coach ran out of diesel. The presentation will also draw on the book that Hayley made of the event which takes the form of a screenplay. Inspired by the movie Easy Rider, the screenplay builds on ideas around inter-subjectivity, memory and narrative and comments on peak oil with particular relation to the car dependent culture of the new city of Milton Keynes. This Hidden City 2011 event is sponsored by HuMPA, the University of Plymouth's Research Centre for Humanities, Music and Performing Arts.

  • Short Films

    31 March – 9 April
    >BBC Big Screen, Armada Way Films by Howard Baker, Mark Greensit, Geraint Hayes, Nick Lambert, Craig Morris, Jemma Paris, Matt Sicolo, Floella Webb (Sea to Plate), James Birchett, Chris Dawson, Amanda Hunt, Jonny Pollan, James Rees, Steve Scott (City as a Machine). Working in teams and supported by input from practitioners/researchers, architecture students from the University of Plymouth explored the construct of the city, recording their observations through a digital mapping of the city.


For Eight Performances Only
from 31 March - 9 April 2011

Book Now at www.Theatreroyal.Com

Call Theatre Royal on 01752 267222
or Peninsula Arts On 01752 585050

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