Plymouth Art Weekender

The Plymouth Art Weekender was most definitely worth a look, more for the fact it took us to parts of the city we’d never been.  It also coincided with the Plymouth Seafood festival.

The Old Jewish Cemetery, off Lambhay Hill, opened to the public for the first time in its history recently and the Ripple Theatre Collective have produced an audio tour to try and bring a sense of the people buried there.

Hebrew Headstone
Hebrew Headstone
Old Jewish Cemetery
Old Jewish Cemetery

At the Barbican New Street artists (Studio 2), I met Dave Crocker and Glyn White.  I did a painting course led by Dave at Wembury a few years ago, just after he had finished his SW Coast Path 365 project, producing a painting a day en route.

Following the trail of events into town, then back along the Barbican to the galleries, we stumbled upon the Elizabethan Garden; an oasis tucked away in a quiet courtyard.

Elizabethan Garden
Elizabethan Garden
Hidden gem
Hidden gem
Fountain
Fountain

I came home filled with inspiration, armed with a red silk scarf and a dressed crab!

Dapper crab
Dapper crab