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What’s on the Plymouth Barbican – June 2014

What’s on the Plymouth Barbican – June 2014

As the weather starts to hot up so do the events on the Plymouth Barbican!

The launch of the new Association of Barbican Businesses (ABB) Barbican Map and Guide took place on Wednesday 4th June. Copies are available within many of the shops located around the Barbican, the Tourist Information Centre and also available to download and print on the www.barbicanwaterfront.com website.

The map and guide also shows the new ABB logo of the Barbican Prawn.

Official Plymouth Barbican Map and Guide 2014

Events During June…

International Barbican Jazz and Blues Festival 2014: Friday 13th June – Sunday 15th June:Barbican International Jazz and Blues Festival

It’s back! After a rest in 2013 the Barbican Jazz and Blues Festival returns to the delight of many Jazz and Blues fans. This event takes place over 3 days and includes a range of top talent. Be sure to check the official website for a full run down of the groups and times: www.barbicanjazzandbluesfestival.com

Also see photos and videos from previous festivals here: www.barbicanwaterfront.com/events/blues-jazz-festival/

Armed Forces Day 2014: Saturday 28th June 2014

During armed forces day the Plymouth Hoe will be packed full of people paying their respects to our armed forces, past and present. A host of activities will be on hand to entertain the crowds with various stands around the Hoe Promenade. A good family day out with lots to see and do.

A number of Barbican businesses will be running a host of special offers for service men and their families. Keep an eye out for signs located in restaurant and shop windows.

La Solitaire du Figaro: 11th – 14th June 2014

Plymouth’s Sutton Harbour will host some of the world’s top sailors when the 45th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro arrives in the city this June. It’s considered to be the world championships for single-handed yachtsmen and women, one of the main training grounds for the famous Vendee Globe race.

Come and see some world class yachts and meet the crews in Sutton Harbour.

There is plenty to do for the whole family with free sailing taster sessions for children, live music, a children’s activity area and all the great shops and restaurants in the Barbican & Sutton Harbour.

Find out more: http://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/events/La-Solitaire-du-Figaro-p1634343

** Special Note about the Sutton Harbour Swing Footbridge **

Again a little reminder… Although this won’t impact us (Parade Antiques) directly, we’ll thought it best to highlight the Sutton Harbour Swing Footbridge will be out of action from 20th May 2014 for 6 weeks due to essential repairs.

More on this story here: http://www.barbicanwaterfront.com/2014/05/01/sutton-harbour-swing-bridge-closed-6-weeks-20th-2014/

Coming up next month – July…

In July we take a strong seafaring angle with two large sailing events…

  • Plymouth Regatta Week 2014: Friday 25th July to Sunday 27th July 2014
  • Sutton Harbour Classic Boat Rally 2014: Friday 25th July to Monday 28th July 2014

We’ll take a look at what you can expect to see and do during these two large scale events…

What’s on the Plymouth Barbican is written by Scott Grenney of the www.barbicanwaterfront.com website. Helping to showcase the Plymouth Barbican to tourists and locals alike.

 

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