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May 2019

Coffee, Cake & Combat Stress

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

Want to learn more about Combat Stress and their vital work to help support veterans? Their supporter roadtrip is on the march again and is heading to the South West of England. With one talk from a veteran, one from clinical staff and a fundraiser sharing how you can make a difference, they are looking forward to meeting you! Over a cup of tea and a slice of cake you’ll have the chance to hear first-hand about the life-changing treatment…

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RE-IMAGINING A 1919 PLYMOUTH CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION “AT HOME” AFTERNOON

May 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street
Plymouth, Devon PL1 4EL United Kingdom
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£2.50 – £5

In 1919 Plymouth Sutton became the first English constituency to elect a woman MP, Nancy Astor. That same month the first two women were elected to Plymouth Council. Astor's election leaflet said: 'I believe I know the real Plymouth, its children and women and its social problems...' So did the Plymouth Citizens' Association. What did they think should be done next? How could they work with Astor to best effect? Jo Loosemore of the BBC's listening project hosts a 'sofa…

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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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