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May 2019

History Walk: Foulston & Wightwick’s Devonport

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street
Plymouth, Devon PL1 4EL United Kingdom
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£15

A special event in partnership with Plymouth History Festival. Join City Heritage Curator Nigel Overton on a guided stroll to Cumberland Street via Ker Street, climb Devonport Column and explore Devonport Guildhall. Afterwards, enjoy a glass of wine and Column Bakehouse Pizza in the Mayors Parlour. Thursday 9th May 6:15pm - 8:30pm Please arrive at Devonport Guildhall at 6:15pm for a prompt start. Ticket price £15.00pp. Book in advance by calling 01752 395028 (Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm)

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Learn to Bake: Beginners Breads

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street
Plymouth, Devon PL1 4EL United Kingdom
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£75

Saturday 11th of May 10am – 2pm £75 per person Learn the secrets to our beautiful bakehouse bread under the guidance of our Artisan Baker at award-winning Column Bakehouse. At this course you will learn basic bread-making skills and take home your very own creations at the end of the session. What’s more? You can take handy recipe cards to keep baking with our method at home Contact [email protected] / 01752 395028 to find out more or to book.

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‘THE WOMAN IS SURE TO GET IN’: NANCY ASTOR – POVERTY, PHILANTHROPY AND PLYMOUTH, a talk presented by Dr Judith Rowbotham

May 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street
Plymouth, Devon PL1 4EL United Kingdom
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£3

From the Institute for Social Policy and Enterprise Research #CHITCHAT research initiative. As the first woman MP to take her seat, in 1919, Nancy Astor benefitted from the activities of the campaigners for votes for women, and yet she is not known for her support for the Cause. There is a seeming paradox of someone presumed to be hostile, certainly to the Suffragettes, being the first to take advantage of this franchise reform and standing in a constituency (Plymouth Sutton)…

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History Walk: Mutton Cove & Mount Wise

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street
Plymouth, Devon PL1 4EL United Kingdom
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£12

A special event in partnership with Plymouth History Festival. A guided walk with City Heritage Curator Nigel Overton taking in Mount Wise Redoubt and Park, the original Admiral's House and the former Government House. Climb Devonport Column and enjoy a 10% discount at Column Bakehouse at the Guildhall for your lunch. Please arrive at Mutton Cove at 9:45am for a prompt start at 10am Ticket price £12.00pp. Book in advance by calling 01752 395028 (Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm)

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Experiences of the Lived, Female Body | Exhibition by Ellie Neason

May 20 @ 9:00 am - May 31 @ 3:00 pm
Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street
Plymouth, Devon PL1 4EL United Kingdom
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Free

Preview evening: Monday 20th May, 6-8pm Eleanor’s research is a personal, explorative, performative process surrounding the perceptual function of the body, highlighting individual experiences in social, political and physical roles as a woman, further identifying and highlighting the potential of the female body. The work presented in this exhibition, begins to question Merleau-Ponty’s acclaimed philosophy on embodiment through the act of performative drawing, revoking the notion of self-examination and exploring ways in which one can perceive their own body. “It…

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