The Plymouth Barbican and Sutton Harbour at Christmas time is host to a variety of Shops, top quality Attractions, a wide selection of Restaurants, Cafes & Takeaways and a good choice of popular Pubs & Clubs to help raise your spirits over the Christmas period.
By Scott Grenney on 17/11/2014
By Scott Grenney on 15/12/2014
The Mayflower 2020 celebrations will mark the 400 years since the sailing of the Pilgrim fathers aboard the Mayflower Ship. The commemoration of the voyage will take place both in Plymouth, England and Plymouth, Massachusetts. Lots of events are planned up to and on the big day.
Along with the Plymouth City Council here in England the ‘Plymouth 400‘ group in Plymouth Massachusetts, USA are an organisation formed to lead the planning and execution of events to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim Fathers aboard the Mayflower Ship.
In a link across to Plymouth here in the UK and the Barbican from where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail, I was asked a series of questions which now feature on the Plymouth 400 website!
I replied with a few questions in return too about the ‘Plymouth rock’ and more
Read the #TravelTuesday: The Mayflower Steps
(Note: Two quotes from Wiki are included in the answers, which I’ve asked to be referenced linked too on the article )
By Scott Grenney on 12/12/2014
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Located on Trafalgar St, just off Ebrington St, RocketFix offer a range of IT services. Here’s our top 5:
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Be sure to drop in, book repairs online or give us a call.
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* Valid until 18th December 2014
By Scott Grenney on 03/12/2014
As part of a team of four, Aimee Dewar took a look around the Barbican to see what was on offer this Christmas…
Aimee Dewar Writes: To mark the start of Christmas, the Barbican Waterfront Volunteer team took to the cobbles to discover what offers, gifts and events our local businesses and restaurants had on offer this festive season. We spilt into two teams, girls versus boys, and visited all kinds of premises on one half of the Barbican each. We were kindly allowed to take photographs showcasing present ideas and Christmas party venues, and Tweet them as we went.
Our first stop was alternative bicycle shop and café Rockets & Rascals where we fell in love with their huge range of Christmas socks. They are also hosting Christmas parties later in the month. Next, we visited The House That Jack Built where we visited The Vintage Skateboarding Company, WhatNot personalised wood and slate gifts, Funky Poppy, the Leap of Faith tarot reader, Godfrey Gifts and Peardrop jewelers. There were some brilliant and unique gifts to be had here, including a lot of Christmas-themed and handmade ideas.
We then visited our side of the Southside Street galleries, including Glass! Blue Peace and Armada. They were more than happy for us to capture some images of artwork and our favourite gift ideas, including tree decorations and keepsakes. On our travels we also found out what other Christmas offers are taking place up and down the Barbican, Annabell’s Cabaret, The Glassblowing House, National Marine Aquarium and Cap’n Jaspers.
On the 4th of December, some shops will be staying open until 8pm, ensuring we can all get to the Barbican and shop local this Christmas.
Also see Explore the Barbican & Sutton Harbour this Christmas #ShopLocal for photos and more from the second team who covered the Western side of the Barbican / Sutton Harbour
By Scott Grenney on 02/12/2014
In an aim to help highlight the diverse and wide range of shops, places to eat, drink and things to do on the Barbican at Christmas a small group of us from the Plymouth Barbican Waterfront volunteer media team descended onto the historic harbour area to check out what is on offer #Barbican #SuttonHarbour #ShopLocal
Note: Still to come, Photos by Meg Johnson and write up by Aimee Dewar who covered the East side of the Barbican & Sutton Harbour during our visit :).
Photos by Scott Grenney
Photos by Leigh Acton
By Scott Grenney on 28/11/2014
There was a large attendance to the Thanksgiving and Christmas light switch on held on the 27th November 2014.
Here’s a few photos taken by our team members from the night
By Scott Grenney on 25/11/2014
Join us on Thursday 27th November 2014 from 5.30pm on the Mayflower steps for the Thanksgiving service.
Then get into the Christmas spirit with a traditional carol service on the Parade as part of the Christmas lights switch-on around the large ‘Mayflower’ themed Christmas tree from 6pm.
Also on the parade will be the Owl Sanctuary, Radio Plymouth with face painting, Mince pies and mulled wine, Hot chestnut stall, Billy Wiz, Stiltskin and the see the tall ship The Tectona, will be lit up in the harbour!
By Scott Grenney on 24/11/2014
Large crowds attending the Illuminate event marking the start of the build up to the Mayflower 400 celebrations set to take place in 2020 jointly with Plymouth Massachusetts in America.
The Mayflower 400 celebrations will mark the 400 years since the sailing of the Pilgrim fathers on-board the Mayflower Ship.
There was no better place to start this countdown than on the Mayflower Steps. After a small service everyone joined the parade led by pied pipers as we were moved up to the Plymouth Hoe. On arriving near Smeaton’s Tower a 1,000 people stood with candles, which when lit displayed a huge ‘400’.
The following evening Plymouth Massachusetts held their Illuminate ceremonies.
If you’d like to find out more about the Pilgrim fathers and the links we have the America be sure to visit the Mayflower Museum in the Barbican Tourist Information Centre.
Here’s a selection of the photos taken during the night by our volunteer media team members and @britianocean on twitter
Photos by Scott Grenney via Social Media @plymbarbican:
Photos by Mike Pitches:
Photos by Megan Johnson:
— Britain's Ocean City (@britainsocean) November 20, 2014
Video by Scott Grenney: