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Engineering Plymouth will be screened at the following venues in 2018.

  • 28 November: Red Velvet Cinema club, Devonport Guildhall

  • 11 December: Jill Craigie Lecture Theatre at The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth

  • TBC: Plymouth Big Screen

To arrange a screening, please email


The latest news, media coverage and community activity from Engineering Plymouth.

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14 Nov 2018

ICE SW Director Miranda Housden’s Viewpoint article featured in the December issue of New Civil Engineer magazine. On stands from 14 November, it provides a great insight into how and why we choose film to showcase civil engineering innovations and build closer links to the community.

Read the full article online (for ICE members) and download here.

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13 Nov 2018

Our new microsite housing all the background information, news and resources connected to the making of Engineering Plymouth has gone live today.

A resource for school, colleges and the community, this site will be added to in the coming weeks as we work with partners to make sure it contains useful and exciting material to help educate and inform about the engineering history of Plymouth and it’s key figures.

Email us if there is a resource you would like to see on this site here.

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9 Nov 2018

A film created from the footage taken from community workshops held for Engineering Plymouth was published today.

During the making of the film workshops were held across Plymouth with schools and community groups. The film will be used for community engagement and STEM educational activities.

Watch the film on YouTube here.

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9 Nov 2018

Today ICE SW Director Miranda Housden and Katy Toms, Plymouth City Club Chair joined pupils at Prince Rock Primary School for Tomorrow's Engineers Week 2018. They ran a lighthouse workshops and talked about what it takes to be an engineer.

They also watched Engineering Plymouth and gasped with delight as the animations came to life!

Organise a workshop for your school here.

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7 Nov 2018

Thanks to The Box, Plymouth for their web article about their role in Engineering Plymouth posted today.

The team at Wind & Foster worked closely with The Box throughout the filming process, with members of staff from their curatorial, business support and marketing teams providing a range of support. This included access to the collections and archives, digitisation and photography of content, as well as undertaking complex image and film licensing, script editing and advice.

We were incredibly fortunate to have the expertise of staff at The Box work alongside us. Read the full blog here.

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7 Nov 2018

Thanks to the University of Plymouth for their web article.

The University are key partners in the making of Engineering Plymouth and the School of Engineering share many of the same education aims as our ICE 200 programme. Among the locations featured in the film are the University’s COAST Laboratory, Electron Microscopy Centre, Marine Station and Structural Integrity Laboratory.

Read the full blog here.


6 Nov 2018

Engineering Plymouth was featured in FE News today, the Further Education, Skills and Work Based Learning online news magazine for The Future of Education.

The piece quoted both ICE SW Director Miranda Housden and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Plymouth, Professor Judith Petts CBE on how the film celebrates Plymouth’s engineering prowess with its launch coinciding with Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2018.

Read the article here.

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2 Nov 2018

The Cornish Times featured Engineering Plymouth quoting ICE SW Director Miranda Housden who said:

“Engineering Plymouth’ explores the role of civil engineers in designing, building and creating our city – both in the past and into the future. This truly collaborative production has bought together the community to show both the history, and the future, of this city that we all love.”

This Cornish Times article is not available online. Read the full story here.

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5 Nov 2018

Engineering Plymouth launched today with screenings at Plymouth Arts Centre. Over 200 partners, participants and members of the local community attended.

Three private screenings (including panel discussions) were held from 5-8pm for those involved in the making of the film. And three further public screenings between 8-9pm, the same evening. Watch the film on YouTube here.

Read some fantastic audience quotes from the night here.

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5 Nov 2018

To kick off launch day for Engineering Plymouth ICE SW Director Miranda Housden was on the BBC Radio Devon breakfast show this morning, chatting to Gordon Sparks about the aims of the film and how the lovely Dawn French came to be involved,

To listen to the interview sign up for a free BBC Sounds or BBC iPlayer Radio account and select 'Listen now' on the page link below. The interview starts at 1.54.54 on the timeline. Programme is available until 4 December 2018.

Listen again here.

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17 Oct 2018

The invites to the launch screening of Engineering Plymouth have gone out. There are 6 screenings, including 3 for members of the public included in the schedule.

The film premieres on 5th November 2018 at Plymouth Arts Centre. There will be six screenings - three private showings from 5pm for partners, participants and ICE members. And a further three public screenings from 8pm for members of the public. No booking is required for the public screenings.

Email us to book a place. We hope to see you there!

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16 Sept 2018

Following the piece in the Plymouth Herald, the online team at Plymouth Live posted an edited version of the trailer to their facebook page. Within the first couple of days this had reached 41,000 views, over 700 shares and 70 comments.

An amazing response from the community in Plymouth.

View the full trailer on YouTube here.

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16 Sept 2018

William Telford, Business Editor for the Plymouth Herald came in to the ICE SW offices today to interview Director Miranda Housden ahead of the launch of Engineering Plymouth. We gave them an insight in to the production process and an exclusive sneak preview of the trailer to share with their readers.

It also covered details of the launch screening, to which members of the public will be invited..

Read the full article here. And view the full trailer on YouTube here.

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