Making a splash
DIP a toe or dive right in – Plymouth Marine City Festival is the event to catch this autumn.
Pianist and comedian Joe Stilgoe is the big hook, with a gig at the National Marine Aquarium.
The jazzman isn't the only fella who will be making music with a fishy backdrop, though.
The Piazza is the plaice to be when the Ten Tors Orchestra plays a unique freestyle composition to the movement of fish, shown on the city centre big screen.
From Monday to Friday,
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Film lovers can enjoy outdoor cinema screenings on the Marine Screen at Royal William Yard, with Whiskey Galore, Jaws and the Life Aquatic all scheduled.
There's a whale of a time in store, including sport, science and education on a marine theme as the city celebrates its maritime heritage and present from September 8 to 15.
Hailed as a 'cross between Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans and Les Dawson', Stilgoe should be on top form as he arrives at the NMA on Friday, September 14, fresh from playing the Edinburgh Festival.
The slickest of showmen, he is renowned for appearing at high-profile celebrity parties as well as jazz and arts festivals.
Tickets cost £20 and are available from the National Marine Aquarium and the B-Bar on 01752 242021.
A unique show to look out for at the festival is Fish Music, that orchestral performance in the city centre on Thursday, September 13. The concert is part of Plymouth University's 150th anniversary celebrations.
Appearing at the Refectory on Wednesday, September 12, is Patrick James Pearson, the Plymouth muso whose Bowie-esque piano-led output has been garnering national media plaudits while Steve James, a finger-picking blues/folk artists from the US will play the B-Bar the following day.
Award winning jazz pianist Craig Milverton plays the Refectory on Saturday, September 8, the same night as indie-rockers Roadside appear at the Thistle Park Tavern.
AM Preacher, who offer original garage/rockabilly/Americana, will be at Annabel's on Saturday, September 15 and September, Sunday 16.
The idea behind the whole event is to celebrate the city's marine culture, offering the opportunity of exploring aspects of Plymouth from its growing reputation as a gourmet hotspot to its leading role in marine science.
As well as the music element of the festival, there'll be a major seafood festival, the International Oceans of Potential Conference, plus the Blue Mile Challenge and events and activities for all the family.
Find out more by visiting www.marinecityfestival.co.uk.
Don't miss The Herald's special Plymouth Marine City Festival supplement next Friday.