From brass bands to psychic mediums, there’s something going on to suit every taste – so make the most of the last summer month and enjoy the great events Plymouth has to offer!
Until 19 Sept:
The ICCI 360 Festival on Plymouth’s City Centre Piazza is the first panoramic festival of its kind in the city and will feature an immersive celebration of photography, film, art, music and performance. The week’s exciting events are experimental, beautiful, funny and inclusive.
The brainchild of the University of Plymouth, the ICCI 360 arena consists of a huge dome, 21m in diameter, incorporating a 62m x 6m high projection screen and a large performance space with surround sound to create a fantastic immersive 360°, panoramic, digital experience.
The ICCI 360 Festival is the first of several panoramic events in the South West and will present a diverse range of creative and cultural activities, including live music and dance performances, film presentations, high resolution photography, digital and film animations, interactive gaming, children and young people’s activities, as well as illustrated talks and lectures.
The Westcountry Wedding Show will be coming to Plymouth Pavillions this month, bringing nearly 100 exhibitors to meet the needs, wishes and whims of every bride – and groom. The event will be running from 11.00 – 4.00, with two spectacular catwalk shows at 12.30 and 3.30.
Tickets are £5 in advance, £6 on the day. VIP tickets costing £25 are available, which include ‘queue jump’ entry to the show, front row tickets for the catwalk, champagne and canapés at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel, exclusive goodies and more.
Derek Acorah is regarded as the UK’s No.1 spirit medium! The star of numerous series for Living Television and most recently Sky Real Lives, Derek Acorah will be brining his hugely entertaining and enlightening evening of psychic ability back to Plymouth Pavillions this year.
His unique presentation style and the compassion he shows whilst making contact with his audience’s loved ones make this an evening not to be missed, whether you are a believer or a sceptic!
The show opens at 7.30, tickets start at £15.50.
24 Sept – 6 Oct:
Lend Me A Tenor, the uproarious new musical comedy by Peter Sham and Brad Carroll, based on the award winning West End and Broadway hit comedy by Ken Ludwig, is coming to the Theatre Royal.
It’s 1934, and the world’s greatest tenor Tito Merelli has come to Cleveland, Ohio, to save its Grand Opera Company by singing Otello. When he is unexpectedly incapacitated, Max, the opera director's meek assistant, is given the daunting task of finding a last minute replacement. Chaos ensues - including a scheming soprano, a tenor-struck ingénue, a jealous wife, shrimp gone bad and the Cleveland Police department.
This brand-new production is directed by Olivier award winning director Ian Talbot (High Society, Anything Goes) and choreographed by Tony nominated choreographer Randy Skinner (42nd Street, White Christmas).
Grimethorpe Colliery Band, the brass band made world famous by the 1996 movie ‘Brassed Off’, will once again be delivering some of the finest music ever written in their own inimitable style at Plymouth Pavilions this September.
This year has been a busy year for the band, who have been promoting their new CD as well as also continuing to perform across the UK and Switzerland! The show starts at 7.30pm, tickets from £14.50.
Plymouth University will be holding their Class of 2010 Graduation Ceremonies on The Hoe later this month. Around 4000 students will be graduating, and they are expected to bring 15,000 visitors to Plymouth with them. There will also be honorary degrees given out in the marquees, including ITN newsreader Alastair Stewart.
Full details of all events taking place as part of the Plymouth Summer Festival can be found at www.plymouthsummerfestival.com
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