Tag Archives: Peninsula Arts

Joy tinged with sadness: Simon Ible’s final concert with Peninsula Arts Sinfonietta a roaring success

The Gala Concert of this year’s Peninsula Arts Words and Music Festival was in many ways a joyful affair, full of schmaltzy melodies, lush orchestrations, conductor Simon Ible’s now-legendary successful mix of styles, and the contribution from soprano soloist, Jeni Bern.

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Quick, clever and very funny, with a dash of nostalgia: Kit & McConnel open Plymouth Words and Music Festival

When a Cabaret Duo gets to perform at a private function in Clarence House in front of members of the Royal Family, it must really be something special.

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Plymouth Festival of Words promises a celebration of literary talent

A Star Wars actor, a Booker Prize nominee, and the acclaimed director of one of the 1980s’ iconic black comedies will be among the lead figures appearing at the inaugural Plymouth Festival of Words.

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Delightful tribute to Shakespeare from Ten Tors Orchestra & Bath Spa University Chamber Choir (review)

Peninsula Arts in conjunction with Suzanne Sparrow Language School mounted a delightful tribute to William Shakespeare, 400 years to the day after his death, as part of the current celebrations happening around the country, and at Plymouth University.

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John Akomfrah’s River Tamar Project Tropikos commission acquired by Arts Council Collection

A film exploring the darker histories of the River Tamar which was commissioned as part of a major festival in 2014 has been acquired by the Arts Council Collection to mark its 70th anniversary.

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Expanding the horizons of musical imagination at Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2016

Music representing the energy of dark matter and performances using brain-computer interfaces and biocomputers will be among the highlights of Frontiers, the 11th edition of the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival.

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Freshness and crispness of Nordic Waves recital at the Sherwell Centre, Plymouth University (review)

Nordic Waves might sound more like the name of a deodorant, but it proved the ideal title for this delightful programme of chamber music from Northern Europe,

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Chez Paulette brings a splash of stardom to the Plymouth International Book Festival

The replica of a café frequented by Hollywood’s finest in the 1950s and 60s will be greeting audiences at the 2015 Plymouth International Book Festival.

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From Bhangra to Barber – musical entertainment aims to strike a chord at Big Festival Weekend

A performance by one of the UK’s top Bhangra bands and the premiere of a new piece for orchestra and electronics will be among the musical highlights of a weekend of festivities at Plymouth University.

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Events celebrate lasting impact of 18th century culture on Western society

The lasting influence of Georgian culture on our modern society is to be celebrated through a series of events hosted by Peninsula Arts at Plymouth University.

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Cabinet: architects and designers question cultural heritage and public institutions

Architecture and design Plymouth

Architecture and design can have quite an influence on its surroundings – that’s what we’re in this for, after all. Which is why we’re eagerly awaiting the Cabinet exhibition at Plymouth’s Peninsula Arts.

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Brush up your Shakespeare – endangered words brought to life in The Art of Lost Words at the Peninsula Arts Gallery

The Art of Lost Words

Feeling that your vocabulary needs a kick up the breeches? Or fancy wowing people the next time you pick up the lettered tiles in Scrabble? The Art of Lost Words at the Peninsula Arts Gallery has a shed-load of words playfully represented with images.

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Cafe Concrete as part of Peninsula Arts Experimental music weekend

Lona Kozik and Neil Rose deliver a live improvisation around piano, violin and electronics, Alexis Kirke and Nick Grew improvise using percussion, and electronics and DJ Contort delivers the sandwich filling, ensuring every one doesn’t vanish up their highbrow, bum bum.

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