What's On in Plymouth - February
Despite February being the shortest month of the year, Plymouth has loads on offer to keep you busy as Spring starts to draw ever closer. Whether you’re looking for something to do with a date on Valentines Day or you're embracing the single life, look no further for fun things to do this month in Plymouth.
A series of six life drawing sessions are starting on Tuesday evenings at Nudge Community Builders. Whether you are a complete beginner or want to improve your existing skills, come along! There is an experienced tutor offering supportive advice to enhance your creative ability.
The Fill-A-Bag Thrift Sale is coming to Plymouth, bringing rails and rails of vintage thrift to rummage through and fill your bags with. For just £20 a bag and free entry, you can find branded items, everyday wardrobe staples, jewellery and bags from the 1980s to Y2K!
Local Plymouthian promoters ‘A Press of Suspects’ will be bringing their unique brand of comedy show to the Plymouth College of Art Students’ Union. The night will be a great mix of comedians with local boy Christian Russell-Pollocks rounding things off with dazzling charm and wit. With four top professional acts booked in for a measly, student-friendly £5 entry fee, you’d be a fool to miss it.
Following its exhibition at Studio KIND, A Cake of Painted Tin will be showing at KARST this February. The installation presents a body of new moving image and sound work exploring the experiences of writer Antonia White, with particular reference to her Frost in May novels. The texts describe White’s early life and young adulthood, including time spent in Bethlem Hospital for a psychosis, later attributed to her probable manic depressive illness. Featuring contributions by Plymouth College of Art alumni and staff, the installation explores trauma, haunting, memory and mental health.
Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in Joel Coen’s bold and fierce adaptation of the Scottish play; a tale of murder, madness, ambition and wrathful cunning. Shakespeare’s iconic and much adapted text gets a wonderfully fresh and singular reworking. Conjuring a beguiling nether-world between theatre and cinema, this is a stunning production, shot in silvery 4:3 monochrome, with near-expressionistic sets and a spellbinding score. Driving the action is an extraordinary cast that’s capped by British theatre legend Kathryn Hunter’s contortionist take on the Witches. Electrifying.
Before deciding where and what to study, it’s important to find out as much as you can about the institution and the course you’re interested in. Our Workshop Open Day will give you the opportunity to experience our industry-standard workshops first hand. Take part in live workshop sessions run by our expert staff and talented students, discover our state-of-the-art facilities, explore our range of creative courses and find out what life is like as a student at Plymouth College of Art.
Bodies in Space presents work by artists using the figure in painting and drawing to question and understand how we occupy, move through and negotiate the public and private spaces of daily life. The exhibition also reflects how figurative painting and drawing becomes more visible at times of wider social and political change.
On display at The Box, ‘Another Crossing’ charts a course through the abyss of the Mayflower voyage. The premise of the exhibition is simple: each participating artist has created work in response to the Mayflower anniversary, utilising only tools, materials and processes that existed in 1620. It’s a concept that highlights the sophistication of historic craft practices like beadwork, joinery, metalsmithing, leatherwork and pottery.
The National Museum of Australia’s award-winning exhibition comes to The Box. Experience ancient stories from the world’s oldest continuing culture, told by more than 300 paintings and objects by over 100 different artists. Take an epic journey that crosses three states, three deserts and some 500,000 square kilometres. With ceramics, paintings, sculpture, installation and film, come and immerse yourself in an exhibition that uses the power of art and culture to connect us across time zones and international borders.