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June 13, 2018 Destination Europe No Comments Email Email

Summer of Outdoor Cinema returns to waterfront venues in Britain’s Ocean City

Following the success of the past six years, Plymouth Arts Centre has announced its show-stopping line-up of fabulous films for this year’s outdoor cinema programme at three spectacular waterfront venues.  Making the most of Plymouth’s exceptional coastal location, a selection of new and classic films will be shown at the city’s Grade II listed art deco Lido, historic Royal William Yard and the woodland setting of Mount Edgcumbe.  Some of the programme highlights include Jane Campion’s award-winning The Piano, a 50th anniversary screening of the Beatles’ iconic Yellow Submarine (including a pre-feature of archive footage of The Beatles’ 1960s visit to Plymouth), Some Like It Hot, Jaws, Dirty Dancing and blockbuster The Greatest Showman.

The programme will commence on Friday 20 July and run through until Saturday 15 September, 2018.  Tickets prices vary between venues but start at £8; VIP tickets are also available and will go on sale via the Plymouth Arts Centre from 19 June.

For more details see: https://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/visitor-information/news/2018/5/8/plymouths-open-air-cinema-returns-to-citys-waterside-locations-a2852

Something wicked this way comes – Macbeth announced for Bard In The Yard, 2018

Plymouth’s Barbican theatre is proud to present William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the fourth production in the popular annual ’Bard in the Yard’ programme, in the garden of Residence One at Royal William Yard.  The production is part of Barbican Theatre’s commitment to creating high quality, accessible work while supporting and developing local talent.

Macbeth is a good man, a courageous war hero, respected and loyal. He recognises an opportunity for advancement, he is talented, ambitious….and his wife even more so. But what lengths will he go to secure his power and what will he do with this power?  Set in a war-torn country Macbeth is a powerful metaphor for our times. This is a breath-taking and bloody story of ambition, treachery, power and guilt.  This is a highly visual, energised and accessible re-telling of the classic Shakespeare play, using the extraordinary skills of local professional actors and emerging artists.  Tickets £17 / £19.  More details here: https://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/whats-on/shakespeares-macbeth-open-air-in-the-secret-garden-p2466293

Dates for the diary

Plymouth is brimming with events year-round, but summer is our busiest time.  Here’s a list of the world-class events we’re looking forward to hosting in the coming months:

30 June – Armed Forces’ Day

For more details click here: https://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/whats-on/plymouth-armed-forces-day-2018-p1306823

26-27 July – MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds

For more details click here: https://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/whats-on/ocean-city-sounds-p2409903

8-9 August – British Firework Championships

For more details click here: https://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/whats-on/british-firework-championships-p1166573

10-12 August – Ocean City Blues’n’Jazz Festival

For more details click here: https://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/whats-on/ocean-city-blues-n-jazz-festival-2018-p2034293

15-16 September – Seafood Festival

For more details click here: https://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/whats-on/plymouth-seafood-festival-2018-p1988083

28-30 September – Plymouth Art Weekender

For more details click here: https://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/whats-on/plymouth-art-weekender-2018-p2455103

Pick of the week – where to stay in Plymouth

Drake’s Wharf at Royal William Yard, Plymouth, PL1 3PA

Visitors traveling to Plymouth for coming to the cinema or theatre at Royal William Yard may want to enjoy luxury self-catering holiday apartments on site.  Plum Holidays offers beautifully-designed apartments at the Yard, with state of the art modern kitchens and bathrooms. They are well equipped with everything for today’s holidaymaker to relax and unwind, a business break, or to entertain guests.   They also corporate lets of any length of time for those who prefer the space and extra facilities of an apartment to a hotel bedroom.  Apartments accommodating between two and six guests are available.  More details here:https://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/accommodation/drakes-wharf-p2479263

Have you seen Plymouth’s new Visitor Guide?  Click here for the online version: https://issuu.com/visitplymouth/docs/plymouth_visitor_guide_2018

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