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Mayflower 400

There’s some exciting activity on the Mayflower 400 front over the next few weeks with free activities that promote health and wellbeing, creativity through open art submissions and the chance to share your views through thought provoking artwork in the city. You can even stand the chance to win a trip to Drake’s Island simply by walking the Mayflower Trail…

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Try a walking trail this Trailtober and you could win a trip to Drakes Island and more!

Plymouth Trails would love for you to try one of the new walking trails and is looking for your experiences and feedback of the new Plymouth Trails app. 
Get walking any of the three new tailored trails: Mayflower Trail, City Centre Trail and Plymouth Hoe Trail and submit your feedback by 01 November.

Simply download the free interactive Plymouth Trails app here and log your feedback to win a fabulous prize including a trip to Drakes Island, Membership to The Box, a preview to The Elizabethan House and more as part of Trailtober.

‘Get Active’ and off the couch this October – run the distance between Plymouth UK and Plymouth USA

This October, as part of the Mayflower 400 Get Active programme, Plymouth Argyle Community Trust is bringing together a team of runners to cover 5,029km – the distance between Plymouth UK & Plymouth USA. If you are a keen runner click here to get involved and sign up to the Mayflower 400 run. In addition, for those wanting to ‘Get Active’ and get off the sofa, try the Couch to 5K challenge and sign up here.

To discover what’s on as part of Mayflower 400 visit: www.mayflower400uk.org

Settlement digital platform launches online
Settlement, which was due to takeover Central Park in the summer, is now a digital based programme featuring art, performance, discussion and social interaction from 29 key artists Indigenous to North America and the Pacific.

The programme showcases creative works that question the impacts of colonisation on a wide number of tribal nations who continue to thrive despite its long-term effects.

The platform launches with the Each/Other project and the public are being asked to embroider a message onto a bandana which artists Cannupa Hanska Luger and Marie Watt will incorporate into a large scale sculpture for the Each/Other exhibition at the Denver Art Museum in 2021.

For more information on Settlement and the Each/Other project click here

See the Speedwell installation and share your thoughts
Speedwell is a large-scale art installation that has transformed the Mount Batten Breakwater in Plymouth into a public forum for discussion and debate about the impact and legacy of the Mayflower’s journey, colonialism and the ecological state of our planet during the Mayflower 400 commemorations.

Created by local artist collective Still/Moving, ‘Speedwell’ was funded by Arts Council England and Plymouth Culture as part of Mayflower 400.

Measuring 63m long and 6m high, ‘Speedwell’ will use illuminated signage comprising 3,723 LED lights to invite viewers to ask complex questions about themselves, the damaged planet and the legacy of the pivotal journeys made by the Mayflower and its companion ship the Speedwell.

See the installation until 26 November and share your thoughts on a hand written metal tag beside the installation.

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