Audio Tour comes to Devonport Guildhall and Column for Visitors

A new self-guided audio tour was launched on Wednesday at the Devonport Guildhall and Column.

The audio tour, which was created by the Real Ideas Organisation, was designed to allow visitors to learn all about the history of the Guildhall and Column. Working alongside RIO to create the audio tour was The Media Workshop, Plymouth City Museum and local historian Chris Robinson. To provide a fascinating insight into the former uses of the two graded buildings, along with historical information about the local area.

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ADP Riot Tour heads to Devonport Guildhall

The Aftermath Dislocation Principle (ADP) will be on displayed at Devonport Guildhall later this month.

Created by acclaimed artist Jimmy Cauty the model village will open its doors to visitors across the United Kingdom. Located in a specially converted shipping container, the model can be found at the sites of historic riots. Last summer, the ADP had an appearance at Dismaland. From Saturday 20 – Friday 26 August, the ADP Riot Tour will be showcased at Devonport Guildhall.

It will showcase a vast diorama detailing the aftermath of a major disturbance. Devonport experienced this in 1801 when a wheat shortage and raised bread prices caused crowds to seize bread and meat. The event’s organisers hope the experience will be a peaceful and thought-provoking one. The model village will be an small scale of 1:87.

The ADP Riot Tour will open to the public from Saturday 20 August with a Private View for invited guests on Friday 19 August. For more information head over to their website HERE or their official Twitter page HERE.

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Photo Credit: Thomas Mayer

 

Devonport Market Hall consultations for residents

People living in Devonport are invited to have their say regarding the future of the Devonport Market Hall.

Drop-in sessions will be taking place later this month at the Redrow shop units on Phelps Road, Devonport. With local residents and businesses invited to say their opinions regarding the future developments. The Grade II listed building is set to become Plymouth’s new space for digital arts, research, education and visitors in an increasingly digital-focused environment when it is planned to open Summer 2017.

The development work is being led by the social enterprise company Real Ideas Organisation. The same company who are also responsible for the restoration of Devonport Guildhall and Column. The proposed development will be a significant moment for Devonport, with the area featuring office, lab and teaching space. As well as conference facilities, a cafe bar and a range of cultural and learning activities.

Ed Whitelaw from RIO said, “Two of the problems we’re trying to solve are around how we work with people to support skills and the regeneration of the city, to do that well we need to listen to people.”

The consultation sessions will take place on Thursday 21 July, 3-7pm and Thursday 26 July, 5-8pm. For more information on the Market Hall, visit HERE and follow them on Twitter HERE.