From a regionally renowned light festival to makers markets, artistic talent is being celebrated and encouraged at Royal William Yard this Autumn. A variety of events – most free to attend – are taking place over the coming weeks at one of Plymouth’s award-winning cultural destinations.
November marks the welcome return of the Illuminate Light Festival – and tickets are now available to book. The much-loved event from Real Ideas is back with light art and immersive digital installations that will capture the imagination.
It will combine beautiful projection mapping, playful art installations and exciting performances in a dazzling display for all ages. This year, the spectacular festival will take place at Ocean Studios in Royal William Yard and Market Hall in Devonport.
A different format from before, this will be a two-week long programme that includes as a series of family workshops. There will be a theme, focusing on the climate crisis and how to activate change, and it will involve work from more local artists.
Hailey Cattle, Regional Marketing Manager for Urban Splash, said, “Get inspired, create, and celebrate the vibrant arts scene at Royal William Yard. Whether you want to immerse yourself in the Illuminate experience, enjoy an exhibition or learn new artistic skills, we have you covered.”
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With Christmas just around the corner, Royal William Yard is announcing a series of weekend and late-night shopping festive markets throughout December. Shoppers will have the chance to shop, eat, drink and be merry at the events, held inside the iconic Melville building.
The festive markets will offer a wide range of locally sourced goods and handcrafted gifts. A variety of traders will feature across the month, including food and drink from The Hedgerow Hound, Barbican Botanics, and The Devon Fudge Company; handcrafted gifts from Amelia Daniels Candles, Terra Jeweller, and Peck & Chisel; plus Nook Houseplants, Earthkind Refills, and a whole host of others.
Hailey Cattle, Regional Marketing Manager for Urban Splash, said, “We are delighted to welcome back the festive markets, which showcase an array of exciting and talented independent traders. The festivities will be in full flow around the Yard; soak up the atmosphere, shop at the stalls, visit our shops, bars and restaurants, and embrace the festive cheer!”