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9th June, 2022
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Plymouth’s Market Hall reaches final of the RTPI’s South West Planning Excellence Awards

The impressive rejuvenation of Plymouth’s Grade II-listed Market Hall - now home to a world-class space for digital innovation and learning, and Europe’s only 15m flat-floored immersive dome - has been selected as a regional finalist for ‘Best Project’ in the Planning Excellence 2022 awards, by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI.)

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30th May, 2022
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BUDDING ENGINEERS HONE THEIR SKILLS THIS HALF-TERM WITH LEGO ROBOTICS FROM REAL IDEAS

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3rd May, 2022
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Shooting for new Plymouth workplace goals with Real Ideas

Argyle Community Trust, the official charity for Plymouth Argyle Football Club, has taken up residence in a new kind of ‘office environment’, becoming a full Real Ideas member, to take advantage of its flexible workspace, networking, and opportunities to nurture and grow new partnerships and projects.

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3rd May, 2022
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Liskeard Library looking for local contractors for historic build

urther tender submissions from a range of local builders and construction services companies are now invited by South West-based community interest company, Real Ideas for the renovation of Liskeard Library.

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29th April, 2022
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Whirling Dervishes intertwine with Flamenco Dancers to cross centuries, cultures and technology in unique multimedia performance

Plymouth, England, is set to play host to a unique multi-media immersive dance performance that mixes the metaphysical 13th century Islamic tradition of the Whirling Dervishes of Turkey with the vibrant dance of traditional Spanish flamenco, all set against the reactive backdrop of Europe’s only awe-inspiring 15 metre immersive dome.  Entitled Digital Dervish + Flamenco Sonic, the performances will take place in Plymouth’s Market Hall dome on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th May.

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25th April, 2022
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First Print Festival to celebrate Plymouth’s inspiring printmakers

A new arts festival, Print in Action is to launch on 25th April at Ocean Studios with the aim of bringing printmakers together and celebrating print in all its inspiring forms.

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10th April, 2022
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Pollinators create a buzz in Plymouth on world earth day

Environmental organisation Pollenize and community interest organisation Real Ideas came together on World Earth Day, (22nd April), to celebrate biodiversity through a 36,000 children-strong mass wild seeding, and a one-of-its-kind interactive, 360 degree, immersive, cinematic, experience at The Dome, Market Hall, Plymouth, England.

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24th March, 2022
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Series of TEDx talks shows Plymouth’s commitment to a more sustainable future

A new series of TEDx talks has been published on the international TED platform to show the tangible steps that Plymouth is taking to tackle climate change.

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22nd February, 2022
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Liskeard Library seeks to appoint Cornish contractors and a local site manager

South West-based community interest company, Real Ideas Organisation, has issued a callout for local Cornwall or Devon building contractors as well as opening a job role for a Site Manager for the ambitious Grade II listed renovation project of Liskeard Library. 

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18th January, 2022
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Plymouth College students become first in UK to benefit from state-of-the-art co-working spaces

A new collaboration between community interest company Real Ideas and City College Plymouth, Devon, will benefit hundreds of students on creative courses, who will be able to take up the chance to work within some of the city’s most inspirational spaces.

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5th November, 2021
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Market Hall wins Heritage Project of the year

Market Hall, a world-class space for digital innovation and learning situated in the heart of Devonport has been awarded Heritage Project of the year at the Michelmores Property Awards 2021.

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24th September, 2021
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Illuminate festival 2021 to shine a light on climate crisis

Illuminate returns for 2021 bringing magical light art and immersive digital installations from 15 to 28 November.

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15th July, 2021
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EUROPE’S ‘FIRST OF ITS KIND’ 360 DOME LAUNCHES £7.6 MILLION IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGY HUB IN PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND

Sir Nicholas Serota: “This places Plymouth and the south west even more firmly on the cultural and technological map.”

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2nd July, 2021
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A VIP open invitation for all Plymouth locals to explore Europe's first-of-a-kind Immersive Dome – all in the heart of historic Devonport

A free to attend public open weekend at the Market Hall has been announced for 17/18 July.

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13th May, 2021
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First look at Immersive Dome promises a world of experiences and opportunities at the soon to open Market Hall

The first footage and images have been released today giving a sneak peek into the world-class Immersive Dome at the Grade II listed Market Hall in Devonport, Plymouth. 

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9th April, 2021
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Chief Executive Lindsey Hall on the passing of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

We join with people across the UK and around the world to pay our respects to HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

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11th December, 2020
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£1.3 million lifeline for cultural organisations in Plymouth

Real Ideas Organisation will receive £394,135 of funding towards the Market Hall.

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7th December, 2020
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Say hello to the businesses determined to Start Something great

Life-changing technology, seaweed farming, transforming old plastic waste and a twist on artisan gin are just some of the brilliant new business ideas which are getting much needed expert help to flourish during the Covid-19 pandemic in Devon and Cornwall.

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15th September, 2020
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Illuminate Light Festival is returning in 2021

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20th August, 2020
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New £42,000 fund launched for cultural innovators who can change Plymouth for the better

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21st July, 2020
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Festival for Change – Finding new ways to build back better post pandemic

Real Ideas is delighted to announce we’re partners for the Festival for Change – an amazing series of online events to create real change.

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13th August, 2019
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Plymouth Set to Become One of the UK’s First Cities of Learning

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18th January, 2019
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iMayflower Gets £3.5million From Cultural Development Fund To Improve Plymouth’s Arts And Cultural Industries

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11th April, 2018
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Plymouth: A city that grows good businesses

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21st July, 2017
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Planning permission granted for Market Hall development

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13th June, 2017
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European Funding is a Game Changer

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29th November, 2016
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Real Ideas Organisation wins national social enterprise award

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23rd November, 2016
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Treasury’s Autumn Statement delivers major investment for Market Hall

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14th October, 2016
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Real Ideas Organisation finalist in the UK Social Enterprise Awards

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