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What A Week In Plymouth…

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This week in Plymouth shows just how our city is evolving at a staggering pace; with the list of utterly brilliant things to see, be part of and do here growing so long, that it may be hard to tick them all off! What a conundrum to have!

From dynamic and eclectic shows at the Theatre Royal Plymouth to the Illuminate Festival, events and activities big and small fill the cities calendar and give YOU plenty to see and do!

There’s a cheeky, independent streak running through this city too. They say Plymouth has everything – and this week is proof we do! But with so many excellent restaurants, events, activities and shows, how do we choose what to do?

To help; here are our top picks of all things Plymouth over the next week:

Theatre Royal Plymouth 

There really is something for everyone scheduled this coming week at the Theatre Royal Plymouth.
 27-30 November
First up we have a fictional story co-produced by Theatre Royal Plymouth and Told By An Idiot. You can be certain that this hour and 35 minute performance will not only be sensational, but  hilarious, heart warming, gripping and inventive.
27-30 November
It will start to feel like Christmas as soon as you take your seat! Feel-good, funny and full of joy, this cracker of a musical was adapted for the stage by Debbie Isitt, the creator of the much-loved films. Age guidance is 5+ and really will be a treat for all.
29-30 November

100 years after she took her seat as the first female Member of Parliament, Theatre Royal Plymouth presents a playful new 30 minute drama by South West writer Shiona Morton uncovering the controversial and contradictory story of Our Nancy.

Catch one of four free flash performances of this sharp and witty insight into Plymouth’s trailblazing political history in the foyer at Theatre Royal Plymouth, steeped in shadow and undeniable truth.

 

Polar Bear Explorer 

We are very excited about this, not only because its great for ALL the family, but because we have our very own Polar Bear coming to the hotel to live with us until March!

George, the Polar Bear cub wants you to follow the Polar Bear Explorer trail this winter. Follow the trail for the chance to win some great prizes. Along the way, you’ll learn about how climate change is affecting his environment – and what you can do to help!

Head over to the Polar Bear Explorer micro-site for more information!

Illuminate Festival 2019

We re proud to be Illuminate Festival 2019 Plymouth’s Accommodation Sponsors.

Following on from last year’s fantastic success, Illuminate returns to Plymouth from Thursday 28th November to Sunday 1st December 2019 from 5.30pm – 10.00pm.

From 5:30pm each night, llluminate welcomes you to immerse yourself in stunning projection mapping, interactive pieces and playful light art installations at the historic Royal William Yard. New for 2019 audiences are also invited to discover additional installations at the Barbican and Mount Edgcumbe Country Park. Created by artists, tech designers, performers and children, the festival promises to deliver an inspiring immersive experience which will delight visitors of all ages.

Free event. 17:30 – 22:00
Festival centre – Royal William Yard
Additional installations – The Barbican and Mount Edgcumbe
www.illuminate-festival.co.uk

 

Lady Nancy Astor 

28th November

Visit the Timeline for the amazing celebration activities on Thursday 28th November. The unveiling of Lady Nancy Astor’s Statue on Plymouth Hoe.

The former Prime Minister will honour the first woman MP to take her seat in Parliament

Theresa May will unveil the bronze statue of Nancy Astor, the first woman MP to take her seat in Parliament, on Plymouth Hoe on Thursday.

It is fitting that the only living female former Prime Minister will have the honour of performing the unveiling, which will mark 100 years of women in Parliament.

There is so much more…

With late night shopping, the Christmas light switch on on the Barbican and amazing food offers throughout the city AND so much more. You can be sure of an amazing time in Plymouth.

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