| “This is either madness… or brilliance. It’s remarkable how often those two traits coincide.” |
Jack Sparrow’s philosophical musings will be heard in Plymouth during May. Residents and visitors will be able to enjoy an open air cinema showing Pirates of the Caribbean and the Plymouth Pirate weekend.
First off, Pop-Up Events have announced it is hosting a series of open-air cinema screenings on Plymouth Hoe. It will show The Goonies on a big screen in Hoe Park on Friday, May 12, before showing Pirates of the Caribbean the following night, Saturday, May 13.
The events will be hosted at Hoe Park, which is near Smeaton’s Tower, with food and a bar available from 7pm. The main event is expected to kick off at around 9.30pm once the sun has gone down on both nights.
The award-winning Plymouth Pirate Weekend is on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May and takes place in The Barbican and Sutton Harbour.
There will be a real Pirate Ship with its scurvy crew, complete with live canon and musket firing, if that’s not your thing you can enrol in the Mermaid School where you can meet a real life Mermaid, take in some shanty singing or watch a pirate themed puppet show.
New for this year you can get the most out of your day and hop aboard the Plymouth Land Train for free to visit the children’s activity area and Pirate themed Fun Park at West Hoe.
Other highlights include the ‘Best Dressed Pirate’ competition, displays, storytelling, face painting and a soft play area with a Giant Octopus.