The brochure is here!

It’s official, the Plymouth History Festival 2014 brochure is finished. After weeks of writing, designing, and too many emails to count, the brochure is available for you to study. You can find it at the top of our At A Glance page, where you can download it to look through at your own leisure. And as of next week the brochure will be released in print, and you can pick up a copy from the City Museum, the libraries across the city including the Central Library, and the Tourist Information Centre on the Barbican.

There are tonnes of events going on throughout May, organised by a wide range of dedicated people, so there’s sure to be something you’ll enjoy. Full details of every event are listed here on our website, so getting involved should be easy. New events are still being added to the website, so bookmark us and keep checking back for the latest updates.

The work continues here at HQ

The programme has been live on the website for almost two weeks now, but that doesn’t mean the work has stopped here behind the scenes. From next month, all of the events we have going on throughout the History Festival will have been collated and organised and sorted into our shiny new brochure, which will be available for you to peruse. We’ll also have our events listed on the Visit Plymouth website from next month, so there’s no excuse not to know what’s going on! With something on every single day, ranging from treasure hunts to talks, wartime exhibitions to guided walks , there’s an event for everyone. Many events are free and require no prior booking, so click through the website and start planning your month. Don’t forget to bookmark our website, and keep up to date with the Festival through our Facebook and our Twitter pages.

2014 Programme Now Live!

It’s finally here!

The programme for the 2014 Plymouth History Festival is now live, and you can check out all of the events we have going on throughout the city here. The ‘At A Glance’ tab will give you an overview of what’s happening on each day, or you can find more in-depth information on the events under each of the tabs at the top of this page. There’s something happening every day, so there’s no excuse not to get involved!

Keep an eye on this page for more information, and we look forward to seeing you all in May!

Making great progress

The programme for the 2014 History Festival is nearly confirmed! We have been busy pulling together all the information sent to us over the last few weeks and are nearly ready to launch. Please bear with us while we make our final checks and tweaks. This website will be fully updated with everything that’s going to be on offer from 1 to 31 May 2014 by the end of this month at the very latest. Please encourage your friends and colleagues to sign up to this blog too. We will will be posting more regular updates from the start of March as we begin to build towards the beginning of this year’s Festival :)

Coming together nicely

The programme for the 2014 Plymouth History Festival is really starting to shape up! If you’d like to be involved please contact us with your event information by close of play on 24 December.

Following feedback from this year’s Festival we are trying to avoid too many clashes with events and have divided up each date in May into morning, lunchtime, afternoon and evening slots. Events can run over more than one slot. The following dates/slots are still available:

  • Thursday 1 and Tuesday 27 May: AM, lunchtime and PM slots available
  • Friday 2, Tuesday 6 and Friday 9 May: PM and evening slots available
  • Saturday 3, Sunday 4, Monday 5, Thursday 8, Wednesday 14, Thursday 15, Saturday 24, Sunday 25, Monday 26 and Wednesday 28 May: evening slots available
  • Wednesday 7 and Tuesday 20 May: AM and evening slots available
  • Monday 12 and Thursday 22 May: lunchtime, PM and evening slots available
  • Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 21 May: AM, PM and evening slots available
  • Friday 16 and Thursday 29 May: lunchtime slots available
  • Saturday 17 and Friday 23 May: lunchtime and evening slots available
  • Sunday 18 May: AM and lunchtime and evening slots available
  • Monday 19 May: All slots available

We look forward to hearing from you!

Call for events for PHF 2014

Event registration for the 2014 Plymouth History Festival is now open!

Earlier this year we had a massive programme of events across the City throughout May for the first-ever Plymouth History Festival. We’re hoping next year will be even better.

A number of the organisations who were involved last year have already expressed an interest in taking part again. If you’re interested in getting involved in next year’s Festival and running one or more events during May 2014 please go to the ‘Plymouth History Festival 2014′ page to see what information you need to provide.  We are particularly looking for events that will take place on the following dates:

Thursday 1 May
Monday 12 May
Saturday 17 May
Monday 18 May
Thursday 22 May
Friday 23 May
Tuesday 27 May
Wednesday 28 May
Thursday 29 May

We look forward to hearing from you!

That’s it!

That’s it – Plymouth’s first-ever History Festival is over for 2013! Thank you so much to everyone who has supported it. If you have any feedback to offer we look forward to hearing from you and we’ll be in touch again soon about plans for 2014 :)

The last day for 2013

One more day to go for 2013! Time certainly flies when you’re having fun! There’s family-friendly storytelling at Ernesettle, North Prospect and  Stoke libraries, music for children at the City Museum and Art Gallery, displays, another City Centre Heritage Trees Tour and, finally, a big Open Grounds event at Crownhill Fort on the programme for Friday 31 May. Have a great day.

The penultimate day

We can’t quite believe it but there are only two more days to go of the Plymouth History Festival. Thursday 30 May, our penultimate day, includes family-friendly activities at the City Museum and Art Gallery, Estover, St Budeaux and Efford libraries, music at the Merchant’s House, tours of the Naval Heritage Centre, Saltram House and ‘The Three Towns’, a coastal walk at Mount Edgcumbe and an exhibition at Ford Park Cemetery’s Visitor Centre.

All at sea

Plymouth History Festival events for Wednesday 29 May have a decidedly maritime feel to them! There’s a display celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Citadel Hill Laboratory at the City Museum and Art Gallery, fishy stories for families at West Park, Crownhill, Plympton and Laira libraries, a walk and talk around Sutton Harbour, a talk at Mount Edgcumbe about the Metta Catharina shipwreck and a family-friendly holiday workshop at the City Museum and Art Gallery called ‘A’Hoy There Me Hearties!’


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