‘The artist is the barometer of civilisation’: Composer Andrew Wilson takes on our Q&A challenge

Composer Andrew Wilson get in touch with some responses to our artists’ Q&A. In the past year Andrew’s music has been performed all over the world, including at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

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Registration now open for Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2017

Registration is now open for Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2017. It is based around the idea of ‘Prospect’, takes place between Saturday 23 September – Sunday 8 October, and the deadline for registration is 31 March 2017. Read the rest of the blurb to find out what Somerset Arts Weeks’ all about.

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Plymouth inspires Stuart Robinson’s new exhibition – ‘Promontory’

For the second part of The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art’s South West Showcase, artist Stuart Robinson has created ‘Promontory’, an exhibition of sculptural installations utilising ideas and themes including signage, props, scale and model-making. Continue reading Plymouth inspires Stuart Robinson’s new exhibition – ‘Promontory’

Plymouth College of Art student heads to Cambridge for ARTiculation finals

17-year-old Rose Lovegrove, a first year UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production student at Plymouth College of Art, has won the South West regional final of the UK’s tenth national ARTiculation public speaking competition for her presentation based on the work of surrealist filmmaker Švankmajer.

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Devon Baroque deserves to be renowned way beyond the county boundary

Devonshire Cream is well known across the country, and when Devon Baroque under director, Andrew Wilson-Dickson is on the kind of form it is now, then it, too, deserves to be equally as renowned way beyond the county boundary.

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Electrifying swansong for Ten Tors Orchestra in Tavistock

While this year’s annual Ten Tors expedition will be taking place once more in a couple of months, the orchestra that proudly bore the same name since 1998 has now given its final concert back in the same Dartmoor town where it started.

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Composer creates new work to celebrate 60th anniversary of Lennon and McCartney’s first meeting

There are few relationships in music as successful as that of Paul McCartney and John Lennon. To mark the 60th anniversary of their first meeting, Dr Alexis Kirke, a composer at the University of Plymouth, has used a computer algorithm to chart the emotional development of their friendship through their lyrics.

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