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What's on in Plymouth - May

Despite our Summer Shows just around the corner, that’s not the only thing that’s happening in Plymouth this month. Check out our selection of events for May.

Summer Shows are just around the corner and there will be so many exciting graduate showcases starting to pop up across the city, but that’s not the only thing that’s happening in Plymouth this month. Check out our selection of events for May.

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Based on the hilarious hit movie, this new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There, he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. Featuring 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and all the original songs from the movie, School of Rock The Musical delivers face-melting guitar riffs and touching romance in equally awesome doses.

3 - 7 May 2022 - various times @ Theatre Royal Plymouth

Dont Ask

Duncan Weston's solo show 'Don't Ask' opens on 6 May

Experience the world of multidisciplinary artist Duncan Weston as his new show ‘Don’t Ask’, the culmination of a three-month artist-in-residency at Grow Plymouth, a new DIY creative space in the heart of Plymouth’s cultural quarter. Weston embodies and utilises the building and its surroundings at a time when the 120-year building begins its transition from its purely commercial past.

6 - 13 May 2022 - 12pm - 6pm @ Grow Plymouth

Native Maker is back with a bang for a two day spring market in the iconic Melville Building in Royal William Yard. Hosting over 50 quality makers, delicious food, live music, creative workshops and kids crafts, enjoy a day out with Native Makers. Browse some of the best creative talent in the South West, have your portrait drawn and tuck into some tasty food.

7 - 8 May 2022 - 10am - 4pm @ Melville Building, Royal William Yard

Enjoy two days of swashbuckling fun with plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy. From sea shanty bands to a pirate treasure trail, along with street entertainment and water sports all weekend, the Barbican and Sutton Harbour comes alive with pirate themed fun.

7 - 8 May 2022 - 10am - 5pm @ The Barbican & Sutton Harbour

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At the Plymouth College of Art Pre-Degree Open Day, you will discover everything you need to know about our Foundation Diploma, our UAL Extended Diplomas and more as well as studying at Plymouth College of Art

Before deciding where and what to study, it is important that you find out as much as you can about the place and course you’re interested in. At the Plymouth College of Art Pre-Degree Open Day, you will discover everything you need to know about our Foundation Diplomas, UAL Level 3 Extended Diplomas and International Baccalaureate Career-related Programmes.

7 May 2022 - 12pm - 4pm @ Pre-Degree Campus, Buckwell St

Final year students from Plymouth College of Art’s BA (Hons) Photography degree course showcase their work at Positive Light Projects in Exeter as part of the season of Summer Shows 2022 events. With the work of 13 students on display, prints and photo books will be available to buy.

13 - 17 May 2022 - 10am - 5pm @ Positive Light Projects

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At the Plymouth College of Art Postgraduate Open Day, you will discover everything you need to know about our MA/MFA courses and more as well as studying at Plymouth College of Art

Before deciding where and what to study, it is important that you find out as much as you can about the place and course you’re interested in. At the Plymouth College of Art online Postgraduate Open Day, you will discover everything you need to know about our MA/MFA courses and studying at Plymouth College of Art.

14 May 2022 - 10am - 12.30pm @ Plymouth College of Art

Introduced by Stacey Anderson, Media Archivist at The Box and Anna Navas, Director of Plymouth Arts Cinema, From The Box: Breaking the Mould is a selection of archive films from the collection at The Box, to coincide with the current exhibition, Breaking the Mould: Sculpture by Women since 1945.

19 May 2022 - 6pm - late @ Plymouth Arts Cinema

The Box and Barbican Theatre present ‘Identity Parade’ - a fashion show with a twist and a showcase for some of Plymouth and the South West’s most exciting designers, creatives and brands. Come and see their creations on the catwalk as they respond to a range of themes and mix it u p with DJs, dancers and divas.

27 May 2022 - 7.30pm - 10pm @ The Box

Identity Parade

Identity Parade will be showcasing the South West's hottest fashion designers, creatives and brands

Foodies are in for a real treat this year as Flavour Fest returns to Plymouth City Centre. With hundreds of local producers selling tasty treats and a chef stage with regional cookery stars showcasing their skills, it’s the South West’s largest free food and drink festival.

27 - 29 May 2022 - all day @ Plymouth City Centre