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The Leisure Seeker (15)

Friday 18th May 2018 - Thursday 24th May 2018

Mirren and Sutherland play Ella and John Spencer, a long-married couple who defy their adult children by absconding in August 2016, during the early days of the presidential campaign, for one last journey in their decrepit RV.


The Third Murder (15)

Friday 18th May 2018 - Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Hirokazu Koreeda makes a great departure from his usual gentle family dramas with this complex and captivating murder mystery.

Typography and Lettering workshop with Jack Rogers

Saturday 19th May 2018

This free workshop in partnership with YEA Plymouth, for young creatives aged 11-19 years old, and will have a focus on typography and hand rendered lettering.


Rose Wylie selects – Le Silence de la Mer and Sack Barrow

Thursday 17th May 2018

This double bill draws out themes of war, culture and society that run through the 'History Painting' exhibition. The screening will be preceded by an exhibition tour led by Ben Borthwick, Artistic Director and exhibition curator.


Wonderstruck (PG)

Friday 11th May 2018 - Thursday 17th May 2018

Both a children’s film for adults and a refreshingly grown-up film for children, Todd Haynes' imaginative adaptation of Brian Selznick’s acclaimed novel Wonderstruck is a movie that will leave you just that.


Sweet Country (15)

Friday 11th May 2018 - Wednesday 16th May 2018

Accused of murder, an Aboriginal stockman and his wife try to stay ahead of a fervent posse in this powerful period drama from acclaimed Australian director Warwick Thornton.

Creative Learning

Creative Play 15 May

Tuesday 15th May 2018

Come into a stimulating environment where your child can lead you on a discovery of messy fun.


PAC Home Talk: Mike Ballard

Tuesday 15th May 2018

Mike Ballard will be giving a talk at Plymouth Arts Centre which will provide further insight into his practice, and open discussion into his ideas and developments during his residency at KARST.


Mondo Monday: Tremors (12A)

Monday 14th May 2018

Mondo Monday is back once again giving Plymouth Arts Centres audience what it’s been craving…..movies about giant worm monsters of course!


PAC Home Talk: Mark Essen

Thursday 10th May 2018

Mark Essen joins us to discuss his practice, including recent and ongoing exhibition projects such as Jerwood 3-phase with Larry Achiampong and Nicola Singh.

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