What's On in Plymouth in October
As the colder evenings and the darker mornings creep up on us, Plymouth’s thriving arts and culture scene continues on at full steam. Featuring exhibitions, workshops, markets and more, October is set to be a busy month indeed.
To make sure you don't miss a thing, we've put together a guide of some of the best arts and culture events to see, do, and attend in our city this month.
Run by Plymouth College of Art technician and photographer Joanne Dorothea Smith, this workshop looks at all aspects of photographing your artworks at home and in the gallery, and is aimed at artists and craftspeople. Whether you’re photographing a painting, sculpture or installation, this course will take you through the topics of composition, lighting and editing. For any level of photography experience, the workshop costs CAMP members £12 and non-members £40.
The popular Good Food and Craft Market returns to Royal William Yard, after an 18 month hiatus due to the pandemic. Making use of the yard’s abundant outdoor space, visitors can shop and socialise safely, enjoying the array of stalls by talented artists and makers, offering everything from tasty treats to handcrafted gifts. The market resumes its regular slot of the first Sunday of the month, so don’t forget to check out the market in November too.
Part time lecturer and part time MA Textile Design student Becky Dodman Wainwright will walk you through the tea leaf reading process and how it can be used as a design tool for textiles. Design plans from your tea leaves, exploring shape and colour. No previous experience necessary, just a willingness to have fun, go with the flow and explore the unknown. Don’t forget to bring a cup, saucer, a pair of scissors and your £10 fee.
Hosted by Learning and Development Team manager at the college, Rachel Gipetti, this workshop explores the generative power of creative writing practices. Engage in a variety of writing based activities, experimentations and discussions aimed at exploring how creative writing can enhance and/or be integrated into art practices of all kinds. Free for CAMP members.
At our Open Day, we’ll have everything you need to know about our BA (Hons) Degrees, Extended Diploma, Foundation Diploma in Art & Design and Pre-Degree offering. You can experience our state-of-the-art studios and workshops, explore our campus, talk to our programme leaders, visit the accommodation on offer and talk through any questions or queries you may have with our knowledgeable staff.
Hundreds of people of all ages are expected to take part in this year’s 5K Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research UK. There’s still time to take part if you’d like to raise awareness and valuable funds for life-saving research.
To mark the exhibition ‘Paradise Lost’ by artist Mohini Chandra at MIRROR, Plymouth College of Art is hosting the ‘Stray Finds’ event, in conjunction with local history project, the SHIPS Project and the Smart Citizens Programme. Meet the artist and the SHIPS project team and examine shipwreck artefacts and ‘treasure’ found by local divers. This is then followed by a Fab Lab tour at the college, where the archaeological artefacts can be 3D scanned and reproduced through digital fabrication processes. This event is free with no need to book. All are welcome.
Plymouth College of Art joins other institutions and businesses across the region offering candidates from all backgrounds, experience and education levels the opportunity to speak to representatives about a variety of roles. Skip time consuming online applications and attend this event to speak directly to organisations about the next step of your career.