Walk and Talk: The Art of War
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Explore a series of buildings and artworks linked to the Plymouth Blitz which took place 75 years ago. 

Meet on the steps of the Museum and Art Gallery – one of the buildings that survived the bombs. ‘Here Is Where We Came From’ (2016) is a new Plymouth Arts Centre commission by artist Holly Davey located on the front steps of the museum. 

‘Hope’ (2009) is a Plymouth University commission by Frances May Favata located behind the University's Portland Square Building. The night of 22–23 April 1941 during the Second World War saw Plymouth’s heaviest loss of civilian life in a single incident in which 76 people are known to have died. The 'Hope' memorial sculpture is a lasting testament to those who tragically lost their lives that night in the underground bomb shelter, sited on what is now the University campus.

Then walk with us to St Andrew’s Minster Church. See the famous Resurgam board, then meet a member of staff from the Minster to discover more about the beautiful stained glass windows that were commissioned post-Blitz by the Astors, designed by artist John Piper and made by Patrick Reyntiens.

Booking for this free event has now closed – please contact the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery for any queries: 01752 304774 / museum@plymouth.gov.uk.

This is a Plymouth Art Weekender 2016 event.


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