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What's On in Plymouth - March 2024

There’s plenty of activities to do in Plymouth so make sure you don’t miss out on all the fun to be had around Britain’s Ocean City.
<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 Britain’s Ocean City.</p> <p dir="ltr">Want to give us a heads up for a forthcoming event? Email <a href=""></a> or let us know on <a href="">Facebook</a>, <a href="">Twitter</a> or <a href="">Instagram</a>.<br /></p>
<p dir="ltr">Devon and Cornwall Refugee Support charity provides specialist, impartial advice to asylum seekers in Devon and Cornwall as well as a range of services which help people settle into life in Plymouth and beyond. One of these activities is a ‘Creative Club’, with weekly workshop sessions taking place at The Box. The group offers an opportunity for people to come together to be inspired by the museum’s collections and to create their own artwork. With support from Merrydith Russell, PhD researcher at the University of Plymouth and Fotonow CIC, the group have been making creative responses to ideas and memories of home. Come and see a display of work produced by the charity’s ‘Creative Club’ in the showcase outside The Box’s Simmons Learning Room.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">1 March to 7 April @ The Box</a><br /></p>
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Plymouth Comic & Zine Fair, held at Ocean Studios, includes over 40 illustrators and comic makers

<p dir="ltr">Plymouth Comic and Zine Fair is a hotbed of illustrative talent showcasing some of the finest comic makers and zinesters in the South West and beyond. With over 40 illustrators and comic makers exhibiting their wares, expect comics, zines, ceramics, prints, alongside stickers, pins, totes and t-shirts. The Hedgerow Hound will also be there serving delicious vegan lunches and snacks and the café in Ocean Studios will be serving hot drinks and pastries.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">2 &amp; 3 March - 11am to 5pm @ Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard</a><br /></p>
<p dir="ltr">Are you an LGBTQ+ identified writer who would like to meet other LGBTQ+ writers and write in the community? Join us on a Sunday morning to keep your writing practice regular. After introductions at the beginning, the rest of the time is for writing - whether you want to chat during or at the end is up to you! Some people may come only to write, some to share their work, some to read and some to swap their work for praise or critique. </p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">3 March - 9am to 11am @ Boston Tea Party</a><br /></p>
<p dir="ltr">Royal William Yard’s popular Good Food &amp; 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.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">3 March - 10am to 3pm @ Royal William Yard</a><br /></p>

The official trailer for From the End of the World, which will be screened as part of Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024.

<p dir="ltr">The UK’s largest festival of Japanese cinema returns with its biggest showcase ever. Memories play a powerful role in the mind. Shaped fluidly by individuals or time, they have been a source of inspiration for many filmmakers, fuelling their creativity to craft colourful stories. The JFTFP24 delves into Japanese cinema to explore how memories are employed in the cinematic voices of Japanese filmmakers, from films where memories are a focal point to works where they play a subliminal role in driving or affecting people’s minds and behaviour. With an incredibly diverse range of films all based on memories, time and reflections, this year’s programme is set to provide UK audiences with memorable stories and unforgettable moments.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">7 to 28 March @ Plymouth Arts Cinema</a><br /></p>
<p dir="ltr">This exhibition prompts reflection on Plymouth’s housing emergency. Through art, you’re invited to contemplate on the diverse narratives, resilience and collaborative efforts contained within our communities, that are vital to address housing challenges facing Plymouth and the broader nation. By rallying behind this cause, we can push for positive changes that directly impact our neighbours, friends and fellow citizens. Together, we can make a home a right.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">8 March - 6:30pm to 11:45pm @ Leadworks</a><br /></p>
<p dir="ltr">Here come the girls! The Box’s popular ‘Silent Disco’ returns once more - and this time it’s a celebration of female musicians to help mark International Women’s Day. Come along and dance the night away underneath the famous Royal Naval ships’ figureheads. Two DJs will be battling it out with a great selection of tracks. Who will win? The choice is yours!</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">8 March - 7:30pm to 11pm @ The Box</a><br /></p>
<p dir="ltr">The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RPSB) is a charitable organisation that was founded in 1889. It works to promote conservation and protection of birds and the wider environment through public awareness campaigns, petitions and through the operation of nature reserves throughout the United Kingdom. They will be hosting a pop up shop in the Student’s Union to tell you all about our local wildlife and what you can do to protect it.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">12 March - 10am to 3pm @ AUP:SU</a><br /></p>
<p dir="ltr">A great day for families, collectors, adult builders and every other kind of LEGO fan. There’ll be lots to see and do including speed building competitions, large scale displays, activities, traders selling loose bricks, new Lego sets, retired LEGO sets, minifigures and accessories, plus a dedicated building area.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">17 March - 10am to 4pm @ Plymouth Life Centre</a><br /></p>
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Lush Plymouth are celebrating World Sleep Day with a Twilight bath bomb making session!

<p dir="ltr">A good night’s sleep is just around the corner. Join Lush Plymouth for a World Sleep Day celebration. If you are in need of reconnecting with the land of nod, or you want to give Mr Sandman a bath bomb of dreams come true, then this Twilight making session is for you. The sleepy-inspired session will have you learning how to be a Lush Bath Bomb compounder and get to take home your very own fresh, handmade product. Don’t sleep on this!</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">17 March - 11am to 1pm @ Lush Plymouth</a><br /></p>
<p dir="ltr">Join Anne Morgan, The Box’s Senior Archivist, for an exclusive look behind the scenes. Learn how staff at The Box manage, maintain and move the collections across the site and discover more about why they decided to bring some of Plymouth’s most historically important archives together under one roof.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">17 March - 1:30pm to 2:30pm @ The Box</a><br /></p>
<p dir="ltr">Pop along to the Students’ Union for a free breakfast and some sitcoms on the TV to start your day right! Grab yourself some Coco-Pops, Rice Krispies or another Kelloggs classic and relax into the first hour of the day with some low-effort TV. This event is part of the ‘Anti-Burnout Initiative’ by Beth Evans, the Student Union President, helping to keep the pressure off and your work on track.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">18 March - 9am to 10am @ AUP:SU</a><br /></p>
<p dir="ltr">Grab a coffee with a member of Devon and Cornwall Police for confidential conversations, advice or find out how to report something you’re concerned about. Staff and students from Arts University Plymouth are invited to this no pressure drop-in session with Tracey Godfrey, the Police University Liaison Officer for Arts University Plymouth.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">19 March - 1:30pm to 3:30pm @ Arts University Plymouth</a><br /></p>
<p dir="ltr"><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Artway</a> is a provider of art materials, technical drawing equipment and other creative supplies for students, institutions and the wider artistic public. They have over 20 years of experience in supplying high quality arts and crafts supplies at competitive prices with a focus on sustainability and the environment. AUP:SU are excited to be hosting Artway for a pop up shop, allowing you to shop their art supplies in person. If you’d like to use their website, AUP students and staff get 10% off with the code AUP10!</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">22 March - 9:30am to 12:30pm @ AUP:SU</a><br /></p>
<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="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">23 March - 10am to 2pm @ Arts University Plymouth</a><br /></p>
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Harriet Bowman's 'Taking care of the yolk' comes to MIRROR from 29 March. Photo credit: Dan Weill Photography.

<p dir="ltr">South West Showcase artist Harriet Bowman’s solo show ‘Taking care of the yolk’ comes to MIRROR. This exhibition of sculpture and sound examines the boundaries of materials in relation to human and non-human entities. The artist captures a series of unfolding events, from microscopic to macro scales, and the ways that these seemingly small happenings become heightened, fixated on and replayed over and over, circling a significant moment.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">29 March to 8 June @ MIRROR</a><br /></p>