Plymouth Art Weekender prides itself on bringing people together, taking part and having fun. The visual arts have a canny knack of educating and entertaining a wide and diverse audience. With over 90 events happening across Plymouth, you are sure to find new ways of being involved individually, as a student or as a family. There are workshops, talks and tours as well as chances to make work to be shown over the Weekender. You can choose to be an active participant in a performance, learn new skills or let down your hair at social events and of course the Union Street Party. The Weekender gives you lots of opportunities to get involved.

Two very different tours look at Plymouth and the Blitz and a unique take on Plymouth history with Mo Bottomley. An Audio tour at The Old Jewish Cemetery gives participants access to Plymouth’s hidden heritage.

Everybody is invited to make your own art forgeries at Plymouth School of Art and take part in Family Days and workshops at Ocean Studios. Workshops at Make allow your craftier side to be explored.

Out on the streets you can learn how to tie your own turban with Chaz Singh, step inside a giant robot head on Armada way or be a (blindfolded) active participant of Myriam Lefkowiz’s choregraphed tour.

Flameworks open their doors for a chance to see and learn blacksmithing, ceramics, jewellery etc along with innovative drawing workshops. Artists across the city are holding open studios, allowing an insight into how they work.

Once again, Union Street Party makes Sunday a fun filled afternoon for all the family. Get involved with Salsa, printmaking, photography an afternoon of surprises.

The Weekender is nothing without you, the audience. We rely on you to get involved, have fun, get creative and be an active part of making the Weekender a success.

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