Peninsula Arts

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Peninsula Arts is the wide-ranging public arts programme of Plymouth University and plays a pivotal role in building culture and art in the city and South West region, supporting established, new and emerging artists from around the world. The programme includes exhibitions, dance, films, music, performance and talks.

It hosts the largest contemporary art gallery in Plymouth; a diverse range of classic films and contemporary cinematic masterpieces screened in the Jill Craigie Cinema; a cutting edge theatre and dance programme in The House; musical performances and concerts including the Peninsula Arts Sinfonietta, and a year-long series of fascinating talks that open up the world of history.

Open to all Plymouth University students and the public.

'Revolutions' season at Peninsula Arts

This year marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution; a period that still generates controversy. Such a tumultuous political time also heralded a revolution within art, music, theatre and film – unleashing a period of radical experimentation and innovation that had an enduring impact throughout the 20th century.

Taking 1917 as an example of a major turning point within society, the programme identifies a number of points across history and within the present where culture has undergone a major shift. The resulting programme might surprise you as to what we have chosen as being revolutionary and in some places may present a challenge, with previous radical ideas now being viewed as problematic from current perspectives.

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  • . "Absolutely stunning exhibition. Thank you so much for bringing it to Plymouth." Carly Seller on 'Thinking Tantra'
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  • t "Fantastic opportunity to see established and up and coming artists! Amazing space." Jason Brownlee
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  • t "Was a very fascinating talk from a very fascinating man" @LilMussRuin on 'In Conversation with Peter Greenaway'