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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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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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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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Geoffrey Bertram, chairman of the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust, gives a free public lecture at Plymouth College of Art

Geoffrey Bertram, chairman of the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust, gives a free public lecture at Plymouth College of Art
Wednesday 24 January
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Geoffrey Bertram, chairman of the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust, will give a public lecture at Plymouth College of Art on the works and career of British printmaker Wilhelmina Barns-Graham CBE, recognising her lasting legacy of abstract geometry and rich colour observation. The lecture will take place on 24 January 2018 at 5pm.

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Digital Theatre launched online subscription platform for theatre and the performing arts

Here’s some news about an online service to get your eyes on some great performances.

Digital Theatre (DT) has launched of an online subscription platform that brings the best of live theatre, ballet, opera and classical concerts, to your own screen. Performances can be streamed anytime, anywhere, to any device.

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South Hams Arts Forum Present Maker at Harbour House, Kingsbridge

Harbour House in Kingsbridge is the venue for a richly varied exhibition of with a Christmas theme. Artists and makers of the South Hams Arts Forum present a wide range of arts and crafts in Present Maker.

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Plymouth College of Art awards Honorary Fellowships to Sir Nicholas Serota and Richard Deacon CBE

In a ceremony held at Theatre Royal Plymouth, 300 students graduated from Plymouth College of Art, with a range of creative degrees at BA (Hons), Foundation and Masters levels, including Animation, Photography, Graphic Design, Fashion Media & Marketing, and Ceramics.

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Internationally-acclaimed Dutch design collective Envisions in The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art

As the realms of design and manufacturing converge and the designer increasingly takes on the role of both inventor and maker, the traditional production process is subject to change.

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National Gallery and Art Fund foster new museum talent

The National Gallery and Art Fund has announced that Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park, Warwickshire are the latest organisations set to benefit from two new fully funded curatorial traineeships.

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Looking for a cultural destination? Check out Leading Culture Destination award winners

Scratching your head about your next cultural excursion? When lounging on the beach might seem a little frivolous, there are plenty of international culture destinations to choose from. And to help you find your ideal one, a jury of nine established cultural gurus from around the world have chosen their Leading Culture Destinations Awards.

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Plymouth-based artist Clare Thornton to present exhibition of new and existing work at Plymouth Arts Centre

Plymouth Arts Centre has announced a new exhibition by interdisciplinary artist and educator Clare Thornton. This will be the first solo exhibition in Plymouth for PAC Home associate artist Clare, who has shown her work extensively across the UK and abroad.

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Bayaan: A medium to tell your stories to the world

Prankur Chaturvedi, the poet who took internet by storm with his Poem “Saala, Anti National Element” is back with a new venture, “Bayaan-Your Voice, Our Stories.” The first event is happening on 8th October, 2017 at The Piano Man Jazz Club, New Delhi.

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Glass buoys to speak up for fishing communities

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.

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We The People Are The Work: major visual arts extravaganza inspired by Plymouth’s people, heritage and future

We The People Are The Work is a major visual arts project in Plymouth that will explore ideas of power, protest and the public. Presented by Plymouth Visual Arts Programming Group and curated by Simon Morrissey, director of Foreground, the project will bring six internationally acclaimed artists from the UK, Canada, France and Mexico to Plymouth to create new artworks inspired by the city’s rich heritage, its people, and their aspirations for the future.

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Catch up on culture – we’re on a mini grand tour

With our correspondents engaging in culturally enriching activities, we’ve decided to Grand Tour it ourselves for a few weeks.

But that doesn’t mean our cultural world has ground to a halt, far from it.

And you can still get in touch with your responses to our Artist Q&A, or drop us a line if you’d prefer a more personal approach.

Plus there’s plenty of classical music reviews to inspire you, as well as our interviews to get your teeth into.