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What's On in Plymouth - March 2023

March is already looking like a busy month in Plymouth, so here's some of the exciting events happening around the city so you don’t miss a thing.
<p dir="ltr"></p> <p dir="ltr">With the days getting longer and warmer, spring is definitely in the air! There’s still plenty of activities to do in Plymouth so make sure you don’t miss out on all the fun to be had around the city.<br /></p> <p dir="ltr">Want to give us a heads up for a forthcoming event? Email <a href="mailto:editor@aup.ac.uk">editor@aup.ac.uk</a> or let us know on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/artsuniplym/">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/artsuniplym/">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.instagram.com/artsuniplym/">Instagram</a>.<br /></p>
<p dir="ltr">You are invited to an evening of conversation with the artists and curators of Ritual Touch, the exhibition in MIRROR until 11 March, bringing together Monica-Shanta, Gladys Paulus and Ingrid Pollard together for the first time. Drawing on the themes of the exhibition, there’ll be a focussed discussion of the featured artworks, allowing you to learn more about the artists’ wider practice and exploring how the artists’ work is in dialogue with each other.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ritual-touch-artist-panel-tickets-516479452947?aff=ebdssbdestsearch" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">2 March - 6pm to 7.30pm @ Plymouth Arts Cinema</a><br /></p>
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Bringing together Monica-Shanta, Gladys Paulus and Ingrid Pollard together for the first time, an evening of conversation surrounding the Ritual Touch exhibition at MIRROR will take place at Plymouth Arts Cinema on 2 March

<p dir="ltr">Hosted by Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park Stadium, Plymouth Jobs Fair gives you the opportunity to find out more about jobs available in the city. Apply for jobs, meet and speak to HR teams, discover new opportunities in sectors you’ve maybe never considered, find career and CV advice as well as find apprenticeships and training courses to expand your skill sets. With a huge variety of local and national employers, the fair is free to attend for all job seekers.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/plymouth-jobs-fair-tickets-394292999977?aff=ebdssbdestsearch" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">3 March - 10am to 1pm @ Home Park Stadium</a><br /></p>
<p dir="ltr">Organised by illustrator Laura Hole, in collaboration with Real Ideas, Ocean Studios will be hosting their first Comic &amp; Zine Fair. Featuring the best comic makers and zinesters in the South West, vendors will be selling comics, zines, pins, patches, t-shirts and more, with a selection of workshops available to enjoy across the weekend.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://realideas.org/whats-on/plymouth-comic-zine-fair-522900909697/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">4 - 5 March @ Ocean Studios</a><br /></p>
<p dir="ltr">Raising funds for ‘Young Minds Charity’, DEVCON is a great event for sci-fi fans. With 70 plus stalls featuring comics, 3D works, prints, LEGO, jewellery, clothing, anime, accessories and toys, you can also meet film &amp; TV actors, cosplay to your heart’s content and take part in many of the fun competitions on offer. This year’s theme is superhero, so why not don your favourite superhero costume and join in the fun?</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Plymouth/Plymouth-Guild-Hall%2C-Guildhall-Square-PL1-2BJ/DEVCON-Sci-Fi-Film-Toy--Comic-Fair/36275080/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">4 March - 9am to 5.30pm @ The Guildhall</a><br /></p>
<p dir="ltr">From famous sculptor Barbara Hepworth and Plymouth favourite Beryl Cook, to artists whose impactful stories are only now being told. Join Art Curator Terah Walkup on International Women’s Day to learn more about the female artists in The Box’s collections. Terah will also highlight some new acquisitions and contemporary artists who have recently become part of the collections.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://www.theboxplymouth.com/events/talks-and-tours/bitesize-women-artists-in-the-collections" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">8 March - 1pm to 1.45pm @ The Box</a><br /></p>
Bitesize Women

Card Table, 1967-1969 (detail) by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham. From The Box's collection. Join Art Curator Terah Walkup on International Women’s Day to learn more about the female artists in The Box’s collections.

<p dir="ltr">Are you interested in hearing from some inspirational women in the creative industries? Our online Women in the Creative Industries discussion is led by our graduates and academics and will be hosted by author and Employability and Careers Advisor Louise Sharland. You’ll hear from many inspirational women and find out about their experiences in the creative industries so far, including their future aspirations and how Arts University Plymouth has helped them achieve their goals.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/events/international-womens-day" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">8 March - 4.30pm to 5.30pm @ online</a><br /></p>
<p dir="ltr">Based on the distinctive manga series of the same name, with a large female readership in Japan, BL Metamorphosis is a heart-warming film about two lonely women with a huge age gap and cultural backgrounds between them, who come together to find friendship and a new sense of self. This film is part of the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme, the UK’s ever-evolving and largest festival of Japanese cinema, now celebrating its 20th anniversary.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://plymouthartscinema.org/whats-on/bl-metamorphosis/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">9 March - 6pm @ Plymouth Arts Cinema</a><br /></p>

BL Metamorphosis, a heart warming story of friendship, comes to Plymouth Arts Cinema on 9 March

<p dir="ltr">Our Open Days offer you the chance to ask questions and find out more about studying at Arts University Plymouth. Our online events are a great option to get a feel for life at Arts University Plymouth, where you can speak directly to our expert staff and students about your options - all without having to leave the comfort of your own home!</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/events/open-day-undergraduate-and-postgraduate-march23">11 March - 10am to 2pm @ Arts University Plymouth</a><br /></p>
<p dir="ltr">The Plymouth Record &amp; CD Fair (previously known as the Westcountry Record Fair) is held in Plymouth’s prestigious Guildhall, a venue that in the past has played host to many memorable concerts from David Bowie, Fairport Convention, Yes, Fleetwood Mac and more. Now in its 20th year, the Fair attracts buyers and sellers from across the UK and even as far afield as Japan! Whether you’re looking for a rare gem or a long loved piece, the Plymouth Record &amp; CD Fair caters to all tastes and budgets.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://www.handsomedicksrecords.co.uk/record-fairs/item/2409-plymouth-record-fair" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">11 March - 10am to 3pm @ The Guildhall</a><br /></p>
<p dir="ltr">The Box’s popular Silent Disco returns once more - and this time it’s a celebration of female musicians to make International Women’s Day. Come along and dance the night away under the infamous Royal Navy ships’ figureheads, with two DJs battling it out with a great selection of tracks. Who will win? The choice is yours!</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://www.theboxplymouth.com/events/music/silent-disco-here-come-the-girls" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">11 March - 7pm to 11pm @ The Box</a><br /></p>
<p dir="ltr">Join Nicoletta Lambertucci, Contemporary Art Curator for an informal talk about Sue Williamson’s solo exhibition, ‘Between Memory and Forgetting’, running from 4 February to 4 June. Come and hear about how Williamson has dedicated the last four decades to sharing the stories of women and their achievements.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://www.theboxplymouth.com/events/talks-and-tours/bitesize-sue-williamson" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">22 March - 1pm to 1.45pm @ The Box</a><br /></p>
Womanfor Women

Sue Williamson, Virginia Mngoma, 1984 (detail) from the A Few South Africans series. Join Nicoletta Lambertucci, Contemporary Art Curator for an informal talk about Sue Williamson’s solo exhibition, ‘Between Memory and Forgetting’, on 22 March

<p dir="ltr">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. The March Social will see the launch of new exhibition, ‘The Unsteady Now’, from 22 March to 15 April, organised by a group of Cornish artists collectively named Dreysa. </p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://realideas.org/whats-on/plymouth-print-social-dreysa-collective-535964533347/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">23 March - 6pm to 8pm @ Ocean Studios</a></p>
<p dir="ltr">The Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony will be held at the Theatre Royal Plymouth with tickets available now to book! This will be the first graduation ceremony under our new University title of Arts University Plymouth and we can’t wait to celebrate this with you all!</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/events/class-of-2022-graduation-ceremony" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">26 March @ Theatre Royal Plymouth</a><br /></p>
A group of happy smiling students posing for a photograph at our 2019 Graduation Ceremony

Our first graduation ceremony with our new University Title will be held at Theatre Royal Plymouth on 26 March. Get your tickets now!

<p dir="ltr">Bridge the Tamar, curated by Hannah Rose and Elaine Sinclair, features artists based in Plymouth and Cornwall. Inspired by an image from the city archive of activists demanding a bridge over the River Tamar, the exhibition explores the local and global challenges of connectivity between people and societies.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://mirrorplymouth.com/whats-on/bridge-the-tamar" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">30 March until 27 May @ MIRROR</a><br /></p>