What's On in Plymouth - February 2023
Love is in the air! February is the shortest month of the year but it’s still jam packed full of fun events and activities for you to sink your teeth into. Whether you’re celebrating Valentines, Galentines or going solo, don’t miss out on all the fun happening in Britain’s Ocean City.
Organised by we are., a sustainable second life fashion pop up visiting cities all over the UK, this fashion popup offers a great atmosphere and thousands of pre-loved, quality designer vintage garments for you to give a second life to. Choose from sportswear, dresses, t-shirts, denim, streetwear, coats, jackets and much more in sizes ranging from XS to plus size. Rails will be refilled throughout the day so it doesn’t matter if you’re an early bird vintage lover, or if you just want to join for the last hour, there’ll be plenty of incredible one-time pieces for you to discover.
World Cancer Day is Saturday 4 February and this year the Students’ Union has teamed up with blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan to encourage you to sign up to the stem cell register. For someone with blood cancer or a blood disorder, an amazing stranger donating their stem cells could be their best chance of survival. If you sign up to Anthony Nolan stem cell register and one day come up as a genetic match, you could be that amazing stranger. Without you, there is no cure, and if you’re a male and/or from a minority ethnic background, then you could make an even bigger difference to patients as these donors are needed most.
Sonic Faction explores audio essays as a medium and method at KARST Gallery
Sonic Faction presents an occasion for immersive collective listening. A programme of three diverse ‘audio essays’ by Kode9, Justin Barton and Mark Fisher, and Robin Mackay invites listeners to experience the ways in which sound and voice can produce new sensory terrains and provoke speculative thought. All three artists will join the audience at KARST to discuss the potential of the audio essay as a medium and method that intensifies listening and unsettles the boundaries between existing forms: documentary, music, ambient sound, field recordings and radio play.
Royal William Yard’s popular Good Food & Craft Market will be taking place inside the iconic Melville building and surrounding area outside. Enjoy the freshest local produce from the South West’s top suppliers and unique arts and crafts by artisan makers, while also having the opportunity to explore one of the Yard’s oldest buildings.
Fancy winning £2,000 and grabbing some freebies while you’re at it?! AUP:SU will be collecting reviews of Arts University Plymouth at lunchtime in the reception at Tavistock Place, ahead of the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2023. Reviewing the institution is really important for prospective students, who really value current student opinion, and also help the institution to make sure you are having the best possible time you can while you’re here. Have your say and make your voice heard by letting Whatuni know about your experience studying with us.
Willie and The Bandits will be performing live music at The Box this February
Having played their genre-spanning songs across the world, Willie and The Bandits visit The Box for a night of live music. With five studio albums and one live album under their belt, the band were listed in the top ten must-see bands at Glastonbury Festival by BBC Radio One. They’ve had glowing reviews from Bob Harris and Joe Bonamassa and their YouTube channel has well over 1 million views, so don’t miss out!
Following in the footsteps of Plymouth’s first print festival, Print in Action, Plymouth Print Social aims to be a connecting platform for printmakers, collectives, organisations, spaces and suppliers. It’s an open space, no matter what stage of your creative journey. This social is going to bring together conversations from the first social, inviting new topics and nurturing discussions.
If music be the food of love, read on… Whether you’re single or loved up, join lesbians and queer gals for a Valentine’s celebration party and social. With music for all tastes, music for love, music to move your feet to, there’ll be R&B, dance, reggae, chart hits, old skool and more. There’s even the option to take part in a ‘Meet Your Match’, where participants are sent a symbol via email upon ticket purchase, and on the night, must find the person with their matching symbol. A great way to meet others, socialise and have a bit of fun.
The Whale (15) is showing at Plymouth Arts Cinema from 24 February to 1 March
Brendan Fraser gives a career-defining performance as a severely obese tutor seeking to reconcile with his daughter. Isolated in his home, Zoom tutor Charlie lives a solitary life. Grief-stricken by the death of his partner, his only contact with the outside world is with his kindly carer Liz and the sudden arrival of keen young missionary Thomas. Realising the severity of his medical situation, Charlie sets out to make amends with his estranged daughter before it’s too late. Oscar buzz rightfully surrounds Brendan Frasers’s affectingly gentle, altogether heart-breaking central performance, so don’t miss the chance to see it at Plymouth’s only independent arts cinema.
Lexicographer, best selling author and Queen of Dictionary Corner on Countdown and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Susie Dent takes us on a journey into the curious, unexpected and downright surreal origins of the words we use everyday. Each evening will also include some of Susie’s favourite words from the towns and regions she visits, and will be asking the audience for theirs. She will also be welcoming questions about word origins, usage irritations, the dreaded impact of Americanization and the future of our language in her very own ‘word surgery’. Linguists and lexophiles, don’t miss out!
Shop small and shop local in Craft & Flea’s authentic twist on the traditional craft market, with a huge selection of products from illustration to vintage bric-a-brac, plants to jewellery, sustainable products to food, ceramics to candles and so much more! Craft & Flea is a collection of independent makers, collectors, designers and creatives all under one roof. This is not your typical craft fair, stalls have been handpicked based on their high quality, on-trend products.