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Plymouth College of Art invests in city centre home for Foundation Diploma in Art & Design students

Palace Studios, Plymouth College of Art’s new dedicated building for Foundation Diploma in Art & Design students, is due to open August 2017 on Buckwell Street in the heart of Plymouth’s city centre, adjacent to the planned British Land-owned Bretonside multiplex and cinema redevelopment and on the same street as the college’s new Palace Court campus, which was shortlisted for Building of the Year Award last year by The Building Forum for Devon and Cornwall.

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Watch out for a wolf in a sheep’s coat plus precise felt wildlife in 45 Southside’s Creatures 2017 exhibition

At one time or another we have all had our hearts touched by furry or feathered friends. And so have those talented artists connected to Plymouth 45 Southside Gallery in the city’s Barbican.

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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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Fun and enjoyment from the Portland Square Brass Quintet at The Minster Church of St Andrew, Plymouth

Medics aren’t usually best-known for blowing their own trumpet – except, that is, when they play the top two parts in a brass ensemble. Some three years ago, medical doctors Ben Dawson and Bruce Fox teamed up with academic doctors Debby Cotton (horn) and Matthew Watkinson (tuba) – educational researcher and geologist respectively – and professional trombonist Jamie Dove, to form Portland Square Brass Quintet.

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Joel Munday and Peter Clarke’s lunchtime recital leaves the audience with a spring in their step

Picking a lunchtime recital programme is not unlike planning a midday meal. Shorter and immediately appealing items are generally better tolerated than something heavy and ponderous, and which then might need the rest of the afternoon to digest.

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