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Thousands flock to magical light show at Royal William Yard

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We’re thrilled to announce that Illuminate – the south west’s largest light show – returned to Plymouth last week with four days of spectacular immersive light installations at Royal William Yard, attracting over 28,000 visitors! The free event attracted people of all ages, with visitors in their early years joining those in their 90s, to watch, wonder, to create their…

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Next Generation of Artists Take The Lead in Illuminate Plymouth 2018  

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Students from across the city will take the lead in the spectacular upcoming light festival, Illuminate, which returns to the Royal William Yard on the 22 to 25 November 2018. The festival offers visitors an immersive experience, with projections, light installations and interactive performance opportunities set out across the Yard. With this year’s festival set to be even bigger and…

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Congratulations Lindsey Hall!

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We’re thrilled to announce that for the second year running RIO’s Lindsey Hall has been recognised for the The annual NatWest WISE100! Lindsey was included on the list last year and is amongst 18 women nominated two years in a row. Congratulations Lindsey! The annual NatWest WISE100 recognises the most inspiring and influential women in social enterprise, impact investment and mission-driven business….

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PLANS FOR LIBRARY SUBMITTED

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We’re excited to announce that the plans have finally been submitted for us to take over the day to day running of the Library Service in Liskeard, keeping provision in the town centre.    The hope is to create a contemporary Library for Liskeard; an engaging space, open to everyone and with broad appeal.   The move comes as Cornwall Council continues…

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Plymouth’s spectacular light festival returns to Royal William Yard

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The incredible light-based festival, Illuminate, returns to Plymouth’s historic Royal William Yard from 22 to 25 November 2018. The festival offers an immersive experience, with projections and light installations set out across the Yard, live performances and interactive opportunities. Claire Honey, Project Manager for the festival said: “Last year’s Illuminate was an amazing spectacle, which was enjoyed by more than…

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We all have a story…

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I often talk about the value of ‘Wholeness’ and then find myself giving possibly bland explanations about RIO wanting people to feel that they can be themselves, creating safe working environments and how unattainable a work-life balance really is in the modern age so we just have to do our best in these difficult times.  More recently, however, I’ve started…

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The Hidden Revolution

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We always knew social enterprise is an important part of our economy but a new report, launched today shows the size of the social enterprise sector is more than double previous estimates. The Hidden Revolution shows that social enterprises contribute £60 billion to UK GDP compared to the previous estimate of £24 billion. Furthermore there are over 100,000 social enterprises in…

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Column Bakehouse shortlisted for the 2018 Food and Drink Devon awards!

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Column Bakehouse shortlisted for the 2018 Food and Drink Devon awards! We’re delighted to announce that our daughter enterprise Column Bakehouse has been shortlisted for the Food and Drink Devon 2018 awards. The valued Food and Drink Devon Awards celebrate the very best Devon has to offer by recognising our most respected and influential artisan food and drink producers and establishments. The…

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Artsmark With RIO

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Artsmark – Inspiring young people through the arts and culture We believe every child should have the opportunity to create, compose, and perform, as well as to visit, experience, participate in and review extraordinary work. Artsmark can help unlock the potential of children and young people, help to develop character and talent, and increase their knowledge and understanding. That’s why…

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