This September, graduates from Plymouth College of Art will be kickstarting their creative careers by showcasing their work at the internationally renowned London Design Fair, 21 to 24 September 2017, at Stand K11 in The Old Truman Brewery.
The human voice doesn’t really mature until twenty-five or more, so when, like Maddie Perring, you’re only sweet sixteen and giving your first solo recital, it’s not going to be the finished product just yet.
One of the nicest things about this year’s Lunchtime recital series is the diversity of instruments, musical genres and expertise on offer. It’s also been good to see that whereas some events appear more formal, others feel more casual – and something especially well-suited to a passing audience popping by for something to eat, or to catch up with friends afterwards.
When an organ recital opens with a piece called Exit, two piano solos find their way onto the programme, and the church organist – usually heard but not seen – imparts erudite knowledge with the delivery of a stand-up comedian, you know you’re in for something special.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, organ recitals have been the most frequent events in this year’s St Andrew’s Lunchtime Series. They give the instrument a regular workout, while encouraging each artist to bring something different to the table, programme-wise.
Nearly 50 new students, from ages 18 to 60 and over, from Plymouth College of Art’s BA (Hons) Extended Degree course visited Looe beach to work together creating sand sculptures as part of an annual competition during their induction to the college.
Sea shanties, fishermen’s voices and the sounds of a day at sea all feature in a new interactive art exhibit designed to give a voice to marginalised fishing communities.