Celebrating Pastels | An exhibition of pastel paintings by Keith Stott and his students at Harbour House, Kingsbridge

Harbour House in Kingsbridge is the venue for an exhibition of pastel paintings by the renowned artist, Keith Stott, and his students.

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Beauty, disposability and the properties of being | Phillippa Mills on her Truth and Beauty show at Exeter Uni

Devon artist and former fashion model Phillippa Mills draws on life and death from her Dartmoor home. We caught up with her for a Q&A about her Truth and Beauty show at Exeter University.

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East Cornwall Bach Choir Annual Singing Day explores ‘The Armed Man’ to commemorate those who died in WWI

Saturday March 3
Liskeard Methodist Church at 11am

East Cornwall Bach Choir (ECBC) Singing Day organiser Sharon Lambert writes: ‘East Cornwall Bach Choir is delighted to announce that the work for our annual singing workshop for 2018 will be ‘The Armed Man – a Mass for Peace’. We chose this piece (composed in 1999 by the Welsh musician Karl Jenkins, b.1944), to commemorate the millions who died in the World War I, which ended 100 years ago this year.

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Four featured artists at Plymouth Contemporary Artist Showcase 2018 | Peninsula Arts Gallery

Plymouth Contemporary Artist Showcase 2018
Peninsula Arts Gallery, University of Plymouth
Friday, March 2 to Thursday, March 29

After two hugely successful contemporary exhibitions in 2015 and 2017, Peninsula Arts Gallery, University of Plymouth, is presenting a special showcase of four artists from the 2017 exhibition, recognised for contributing new ideas across film, animation, painting and drawing.

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Truth and beauty: the thin line between the macabre and ‘perfection’

Truth and beauty
The Forum – University of Exeter
February 20-23, 2018 from 9am to 5pm

An art exhibition exploring the thin line between what is beautiful and macabre, is being staged by Devon artist and former fashion model, Phillippa Mills.

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra brings its Cello Eulogy Concert to Plymouth

Plymouth Guildhall – Friday 23 February 2018 at 7.30pm

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, under guest conductor Christoph König, will perform ‘Elgar’s Cello Eulogy’ at Plymouth Guildhall on Friday 23 February 2018. Christoph König is a conductor of deep intelligence and musicality who is widely admired for his sensitivity, clarity and elegant interpretations.

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Suki Dhanda: Race, Place & Diversity by the Seaside in The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art

Race, Place & Diversity by the Seaside | Suki Dhanda
The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, ‘Race, Place & Diversity by the Seaside
22 March 2018

British Asian photographer Suki Dhanda, whose portraits of subjects for The Observer and The Guardian include Blue Planet presenter Sir David Attenborough, actress Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy), former Prime Minister Tony Blair, singer and actress Rihanna, and artist Yoko Ono, returned to the South West art college where she began her photography journey, with a new exhibition commissioned by The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, ‘Race, Place & Diversity by the Seaside’. The exhibition will be open to the public until 22 March 2018.

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Musical molecules and the battle for biological supremacy | new composition at Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival

The battle for supremacy between bacteria and antibiotics normally goes unseen, either behind closed doors in the laboratory or concealed deep within the human body.

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Somerset Art Works to take part in nationwide art project to celebrate the Centenary of The Women’s vote

Somerset Art Works is getting involved with Processions, a mass participation artwork to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave the first British women the right to vote.

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‘One of the most exciting string quartets of their generation’ – Arcadia String Quartet in Devon for NADSA as part of European tour

Sunday February 18 at the Courtenay Centre,
Newton Abbot, at 3pm

The next slot in the prestigious NADSA concert series will be taken by the Arcadia String Quartet on Sunday February 18 at 3pm in the Courtenay Centre, Newton Abbot.

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Seeking the Marvellous: Ithell Colquhoun, British Women & Surrealism conference

Seeking the Marvellous is a two-day interdisciplinary symposium that will examine the work of Ithell Colquhoun (1906 – 1988) and other women connected both with Surrealism and with Britain. Organised by Plymouth College of Art in partnership with the Black Mirror research network, the symposium will be held at the college on 22 & 23 March 2018.

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Factory Settings at Tate Exchange – Exploring personalised journeys through creative education

From Wednesday 31 January to Friday 2 February 2018, Plymouth College of Art and Plymouth School of Creative Arts invite members of the public to hit factory reset on mainstream models of schooling by clocking into Factory Settings, the college and school’s education factory.

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BSO Change Makers project announces appointment of its Young Composer-in-Association Lucy Hale

The BSO is delighted to welcome Lucy Hale as the BSO Change Makers Young Composer-in-Association. BSO Change Makers officially launched in June 2017, when the Orchestra welcomed James Rose, a disabled conductor, as he started his new role in preparation for creating, developing and directing a new professional disabled-led ensemble.

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The BSO’s Notes of Nostalgia concert comes to Exeter

Thursday 26 April 2018 at 7.30pm
Exeter Cathedral

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, under guest conductor James Feddeck, will perform its ‘Notes of Nostalgia’ concert at Exeter Cathedral on Thursday 26 April.

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Dotography: the World’s First Invisible Photography exhibition

An exhibition images that are each the width of a single human hair (printed using state-of-the-art nanotechnology) meaning they are completely invisible to the naked eye is taking place Dotography, The World’s First Invisible Photography exhibition, in Birmingham.

Upon entry to the gallery in Birmingham, visitors are given a hi-spec handheld microscope that clips onto the back of a regular smartphone, prior to seeing a world of miniaturised photography open up in front of their eyes.

The photography exhibition has been designed by The Big Bang Fair to inspire young people to consider a future in STEM. It is free to attend, and is open over four days until Saturday, January 27.

Among the 22 pictures on display throughout the gallery space are a number of iconic photographs that celebrate landmark scientific moments from the past – featuring the likes of Marie Curie, Albert Einstein and Neil Armstrong.

In addition there are also a number of original submissions that depict the wonder of STEM in our everyday lives – including from GBBO finalist Andrew Smyth, wildlife expert Liz Bonnin and and actor Ben Miller.

>Running until > Saturday 27th January, the exhibition is located on Link Street in Birmingham. Entry is completely free, with no ticket reservation necessary.

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(from a press release)