Next month there is a new festival happening in Plymouth; for the whole of May the city will be hosting its first History Festival. Many places are opening and delivering lectures or guided walks for the first time and its not just limited to buildings, there are many events out and about on the coastline. The Metta Catherina coastal walk will tell tales of shipwrecks, in particular the Metta Catherina von Flensburg, which I mentioned in this previous post. Starting at Mount Edgecombe Orangery the walk will take you around the coastal grounds of this beautiful home which overlooks Plymouth Sound where the Catherina lays.
Sunday 26 May, 2pm to 3.30pm
Thursday 30 May, 2pm to 3.30pm
Mount Edgcumbe House and Gardens, Cremyll, Torpoint, Cornwall PL10 1HZ
There is another coastal walk at the Royal William Yard, a beautiful naval supplies yard which is now host to many fantastic bars and restaurants.
Royal William Yard Walk and Talk
Sunday 26 May, 2.30pm to 4pm
Meet outside the Gate, Royal William Yard, Stonehouse, Plymouth PL1 3RP
On quite a different note there is a walk celebrating the hidden history of Plymouth’s gay and lesbian past which will take in some of the pubs and clubs frequented by Plymouth’s L.G.B.T. community.
Saturday 25 May, 11am to 12pm
Meet outside the Theatre Royal, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2TR
PLUS I myself will be performing a solo site specific piece within the vestry of the Synagogue on the 22nd and 26th of May. As part of the university’s Humanities and Performing arts showcase and alongside the synagogue tours, I will be creating a pop up coffee morning celebrating the Synagogue’s Ladies Guild which had its hay day in the 60s, 70s and 80s. Watch this space for more information.