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Join us for the Episode Six of our Plymouth 400 CONVERSATIONS series on PACTV (Plymouth Area Community Television)!  The program will air on April 8th and 15th at 7:30PM on Comcast channel 13 and Verizon channel 43 in the towns of Plymouth, Duxbury, Kingston, and Pembroke. After the program airs, you can view the episode here.

Our guests for Episode 6 are Stephan Delbos, the first Poet Laureate of Plymouth, MA, Marianne van Velzen, Poet Laureate of Leiden, and Laura Horton, Plymouth UK Laureate of Words.

Stephan Delbos is an internationally renowned poet, playwright translator, editor and literary scholar. He is the author of the poetry chapbook In Memory of Fire, and the poetry collections Light Reading and Small Talk. His play Chetty’s Lullaby, about trumpet legend Chet Baker, was produced in San Francisco in 2013. His play Deaf Empire, about the Czech composer Smetana, was produced by the Prague Shakespeare Company in 2017. His scholarly work includes the book The New American Poetry and Cold War Nationalism forthcoming from Palgrave. Stephan was born and raised in downtown Plymouth, where views of the harbor, Cape Cod Bay and beyond have always inspired his writing. He is honored to have been chosen as Plymouth’s first Poet Laureate, and has been using this platform to inspire the town, foster community, facilitate creativity and promote Plymouth globally.

Marianne van Velzen has written for as long as she can remember. It started with (a lot) of diaries, then short stories and poems. Very romantic poems to start with. In 2014 she published a book with 15 fables for adults. Marianne not only writes, she has her own company as a coach, trainer and mediator called ‘Wisselland,’ meaning: ‘change country.’ In her poems and in her daily work, Marianne likes to change place and look from another perspective. There you find the connection and room for new possibilities. In 2018 Marianne was elected as “Stadsdichter van Leiden” (the Poet Laureate of Leiden) and loving it since.

Laura Horton is a playwright and screenwriter. In 2021 she took over as the Plymouth UK Laureate of Words as the first woman and playwright. In this two-year role, she will be writing about the city, teaching and co-convening events. She is an artistic associate of The Space, which supports arts organizations and artists to develop work and reach audiences online.  Laura is a 2017 SoHo Theatre Writer’s Lab alumni. Her plays include Giddy Tuppy, The Space, ONCOMM winner, 2020; A Summer of Birds, Plymouth Fringe, Toast of the Fringe winner, 2020; Labyrinth Diet (full-length) The Space, 2020; Labyrinth Diet short, Arcola Theatre 2019; This I Believe, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Exeter Phoenix, 2019. In 2020 she wrote and produced her first film, A Summer of Birds, for Plymouth Fringe, and the film won the toast of the Fringe Award.

The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Steven Karidoyanes, honors the Plymouth 400 Anniversary with a visual, vocal and orchestral and spiritual celebration!  Award-winning cellist Zlatomir Fung joins the orchestra for Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, a New World Concerto of sorts because Dvořák composed it here in America.  Choruses from Pembroke, Plymouth North, and Silver Lake Regional High Schools lend their voices to Copland’s Simple Gifts and the Promise of Living, elections that exemplify hope and gratitude.  Wampanoag leader, historian, and artist, Jonathan James-Perry stirs Native People’s ancestral heritage with First Light, a reference to the Wampanoag, or People of the Light, by Tonya Wind Singer.  The lives of early settlers come into focus through archival photos from Pilgrim Hall Museum set to musical touchstones:  Copland’s music from the film, Our Town and  Miklós Rózsa’s The Mayflower from the film score to the 1952 film Plymouth Adventure.  The Phil honors the many who have walked this place before us.

 

 

You can still enjoy the Annual Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra 4th of July Concert via radio or television.

95.9 FM/WATD – Tune in Saturday, July 4 at 7 p.m. The concert will also air across the WATD “Radio Network” which includes AM 1510 WMEX in the Quincy/Boston area and 101.1 FM and AM 1460 WBMS in Brockton. The concert will also be available via the radio.com app and through your smart speaker by saying ‘Play WATD’.

PACTV – Tune in Saturday, July 4 at 6 p.m. to re-live the 2018 concert, and Sunday, July 5 at 7 p.m. to enjoy the 2019 concert!

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Please check the Mayflower website for updates. 

May 23-25, 2020

Pilgrim Memorial State Park, Plymouth, MA

Want to be among the first in Plymouth to step aboard Mayflower II’s gleaming, newly-restored decks? The ship opens to the public on May 23, 2020! Advance tickets are on sale now and are strongly recommended to secure your spot during her homecoming celebration. For more information, visit sailingmayflower.org or plimoth.org.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Please check the Mayflower website for updates. 

May 23-25, 2020

Pilgrim Memorial State Park, Plymouth, MA

Want to be among the first in Plymouth to step aboard Mayflower II’s gleaming, newly-restored decks? The ship opens to the public on May 23, 2020! Advance tickets are on sale now and are strongly recommended to secure your spot during her homecoming celebration. For more information, visit sailingmayflower.org or plimoth.org.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Please check the Mayflower website for updates. 

May 23-25, 2020

Pilgrim Memorial State Park, Plymouth, MA

Want to be among the first in Plymouth to step aboard Mayflower II’s gleaming, newly-restored decks? The ship opens to the public on May 23, 2020! Advance tickets are on sale now and are strongly recommended to secure your spot during her homecoming celebration. For more information, visit sailingmayflower.org or plimoth.org.

Attention: The December meeting has been postponed to January 13th.

Join us on Monday, January 13th at 8:30am at the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce for another in our ongoing series of “What to Expect in 2020” meetings.

These meetings are open to not just tourism and hospitality industry folks but doctors, lawyers, accountants and on and on. We are all part of the 2020 Commemoration and together we’ll make it an unforgettable year.

Please RSVP for this free event so we know how many people to expect.

We continue to build on this series of informational meetings so if you have yet to attend one, now’s a great time to start! If you’ve attended a past meeting we always come prepared to present the latest updates and discuss your questions. 

What’s the main question we aim to answer?

>>>How will the 400th commemoration affect my business?

There will be a lot of ground covered at this meeting, including:

  • Inform the business community about the planned Signature events and and Programs of the 2020 Commemoration
  • Present and clarify Safety and Security plans
  • Present Shuttle Parking plans

 Who Should attend?

  • Anyone who owns a for-profit or non-profit business anywhere in Plymouth.
  • Anyone who works in a for-profit or non-profit business in Plymouth.

Plymouth 400 is partnering with the following organizations on this meeting:

Plymouth Police Department
Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce
Destination Plymouth County
Plymouth Bay Cultural District

Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

Join the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association for a two-hour Cranberry Bog Harvest Tour by bus on Saturday, October 26th at 10:00am and 2:00pm!

Our guided tours include a discussion of each growing season, touches upon the history of the cranberry industry in Massachusetts, may allow for interaction with our farmers, and features the viewing of a wet cranberry harvest.

Tour price is $18; children under 5 are free.

Most tours leave from 265 South Meadow Road in Plymouth, MA. Please see your confirmation email for the exact meeting location.

Advance ticket purchase is required.

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