Millfields Trust: What’s On Stonehouse 2023 Edition

Welcome to our feature here at the Millfields Trust: What’s On Stonehouse. We share local events organised by businesses in Stonehouse and Plymouth that we hope will interest you. It’ll also be an opportunity for our tenants across all our sites, Genesis, HQ, Mary Seacole Buildings, and Creykes Court, to let us know what events or news the people of Stonehouse should know about.

Real Ideas – Making a More Inclusive Workplace

Real Ideas are hosting monthly networking/social events starting in January up until March. These events are hosted in partnership with Plymouth City Council to support businesses in the city as part of their commitment to inclusive recruitment. These events will be taking place at Market Hall on 11th January, 8th February, and 8th March. Lunch will be available at the cafe as discussions take place.

Over the duration of the C-Care support we are delivering, these meetings will take place monthly and the themes for each discussion will be determined by the group. The goal is to create a group of “critical friends” across the city and across all sectors which aim to reshape the employment narrative.

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Jeremiah’s Journey: Weekly Text Lottery

£10,000 to be won EVERY WEEK!

By entering our text lottery, not only are you in the draw to win big but you can be guaranteed that ALL proceeds will support Jeremiah’s Journey – Enter HERE
– Each Text Lottery ticket costs £2 per week and is for residents of Great Britain only
– You must be aged 18+ to play
– Please play responsibly. For more advice please go to

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Royal William Yard/South West SUP – Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

Royal William Yard and South West SUP are teaming up to offer stand-up paddle boarding lessons with qualified and experienced instructors and all the equipment you will need. There will be 1-2-1, group sessions and hire available on request alongside social paddles on Thursday and Sunday mornings from Firestone Bay. It’s a great opportunity to see the yard’s stunning and historic architecture from the water. You can book directly through South West SUP.

Ocean Studios – Junior Intro to Clay

In need of a rainy-day activity? From Sunday 15th January – Sunday 19th March Ocean Studios are hosting a ‘Junior Intro to Clay’. These workshops will be once a month and are suitable for all ages, however, they are mostly aimed towards children under 11. This workshop will focus on exploring clay and attendee’s have the opportunity to get their creations fired into real pottery. It will be at the Making Table 2-4 pm. 

Cost: £7.50 per child

What’s included in the price?

  • Support from a specialist facilitator
  • A piece of artwork made on the day
  • This workshop is suitable for beginners and those who just want to have a play or a refresh
  • A chance to learn a new skillset, including historical and natural context to support the creative clay journey
  • Materials are included however the facilitators do accept donations for materials on the day

For any questions please email

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Leadworks Plymouth – Open Mic Night

Leadworks Open Mic Night will be back on the first Sunday of every month starting in February. Come and watch your local talented artists! Starting at 6:30 pm – late. Message Leadsworks to secure a slot!

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Exim Dance – Family Movement Sessions

Family Movement Sessions are perfect for children under 4 accompanied by an adult. The group is a welcoming and supportive environment where children are able to socialise with new people and keep active.

The next upcoming dates are: Monday 16th January, 10-11am, and Monday 13th February, 10-11 am. 

Nash & Co Solicitors – Empowering Women in Business

Nash & Co Solicitors Empowering Women in Business talks will be back on Thursday 2nd February from 12:30-1:30 pm at The Treasury. Jenny Adjene will be there to speak about her project ‘Gifted Women’ which collectively empowers and helps some of the area’s most marginalised women. It’s free to attend, and you can book on the Eventbrite page.

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Millennium Building – Seat Making

Picking up some sewing skills this year? Or perhaps looking to meet some new people… maybe both!
Join us at The Plot every Thursday from 11-3pm to help make seating for The Millennium Building.
So far there’s one of twenty creations made for the auditorium with an aim to make the building comfy for events.
Come along and show us what you got! No booking or payment needed!

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Plymouth Women in Business Lunch: Inspire – Support – Collaborate

All are welcome to the Plymouth Women in Business Lunch on the 1st Tuesday of each month.

Your Partnerships are so excited that Clair Wellsbury-Nye and Laura Greenland are leading a monthly Women in Business two-course lunch. This is a wonderful time to gather some of the most talented women from Plymouth and beyond, and build powerful connections to help each other.

The next lunch will be Tuesday 7th February at 11:30-14:00
Get your tickets here.

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Diversity Business Incubator: Business Networking Event

These events are organised to create a space where businesses, entrepreneurs and organisations can come to connect and share resources and tips to help each other in their own industry;

Connect and share resources with other like-minded individuals who are looking to generate and increase business opportunities for the local community in Plymouth.
Provide opportunities and connections; these networking events help to highlight great business opportunities taking place in Plymouth.
Help you to raise your profile; become visible and get noticed by other business leaders.
Give opportunities to those thinking of starting their own business.
Promote positive influence; this networking event endorses the connections that we have and opens horizons for new ones.

These networking events happens every last Friday of the Month from 8:30 am – 10:00 am in office 37 at HQ Business Centre

Email for more information

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SDS: Delivering Sustainability and Social Value in Plymouth

Are you looking to embed sustainability and social value in your business? 

Join us on Friday 27th January at Millfields Trust & Millfields Inspired HQ to learn about our approach to implementing, tracking and reporting on these two key commitments.

Hosted by The Plymouth Charter, this free workshop will explain how we coordinate business activities to improve local employment opportunities, wellbeing, community and reduce environmental impact.

We can’t wait to see you and make a real difference in our community and environment together.

RSVP your place HERE

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Stonehouse Community Fridge Fundraiser Month – Launch Gig

Launch gig of a fundraising month for the Stonehouse community fridge. Jam packed with eclectic live music, an aftershow DJ and cheap drinks all night!

Music from:
Souls of Misfortune
Kid Hyena
Abes Apes
Echo Chamber Crew
Jon & Cat
Mike Clements
Aftershow DJ – Matt de Matik with Alternative Dance Classics.


Don’t miss out!

Friday 3rd February 7pm at Leadworks

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Seco Lounge – Quiz Night

Every Monday from 19:30 – 20:30 at Seco Lounge

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Mark Fielding Portrait Clinic

A great way to brush up on your portrait drawing skills in the Real Ideas Cafe at Ocean Studios. This weekly class allows you to draw portraits in a relaxed and supportive environment.
Please bring your own drawing materials.
There are 6 places per event, please book to avoid disappointment.

Every Wednesday from 10:00 – 11:00 at Ocean Studios

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Intro to Print with Claire Armitage

Join artist Claire Armitage in an introduction to mono-printing.
The monoprint is a form of printmaking where the image can only be made once, unlike most printmaking which allows for multiple originals.

In this hands-on, experimental workshop we will explore monoprint, both with and without the use of a printing press, combining hand drawing, paper stencils and painterly mark-making with imprints from natural forms, mixed media and textiles.

Saturday 21st January at Ocean Studios from 10:00

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Lino-cut Weekend with Peter Ursem

Peter will guide participants through the basics of lino printing — how to use black magic and mark making to create dramatic effect — and help you create a punchy one-liner and accompanying image to tell a witty or surprising tale in just a few words. Participants will print their words and images in small editions to enable an exchange and make sure that at the end of this workshop all will go home with a unique, original story book.

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th February at Ocean Studios from 10:00 – 16:00

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Print and Prosecco

Want to try your hand at printmaking, come along to one of our evening taster classes with artist Suzanne Drummond.
For two hours, you will get to play with a printmaking technique, creating your own piece of artwork.
You’ll receive a glass of prosecco on arrival.
No matter your skill level, all are welcome!

Wednesday 8th February from 18:30 at Ocean Studios

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Plymouth Print Social

Following in the footsteps of Plymouth’s first print festival Print in Action, Plymouth Print Social aims to be a connecting platform for printmakers, collectives, organisations, spaces and suppliers. It’s an open space, no matter what stage of your creative journey.

What to expect?

Plymouth is filled to the brim with printmakers, knowledge, facilities, resources, talent and collectively we are stronger working together. We’ll fuel the night with a drink and some food on arrival to get creative ideas flowing.

The second social is going to bring together conversations from the first social, inviting new topics and nurturing discussions.

We’ll be sharing news of a new open submission, with the chance to be part of a group exhibition later in the year at Ocean Studios, and we’ll be looking for willing volunteers and ideas to support regular print crit sessions. Plus you’ll see a re-imagined Ocean Studios, with a brief Introduction to our new presses in the café and the collaborators who are supporting them.

We want to hear your voice!
During the social, we want to hear your views so we can help enable meaningful outcomes and connections and prompt discussions around the following topics:


What do we want to do collectively?
What is missing in the city?
How do we grow events with the creative community, what do socials look like and what do we want to achieve?
How do we move forward?

Ocean Studios Cafe, Royal William Yard.
Thu, 9th Feb 2023 – 6:00pm
March 23rd 2023
April 20th 2023

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Plymouth Scrapstore: How To – Use a Sewing Machine

Need a little help from some friends to get sewing, would you like a little encouragement to get started on a project….Meet at Plymouth Scrapstore, register for a session at Sewical Guild in the Plot on Union Street. Sessions will run every half hour from 11am and finish around 1pm. Join Scrapstore connector Charlotte to walk 5 minutes along Union Street to The Plot and visit Diane at Sewical

Material and sewing machines provided, no need to bring anything along (unless you want to). Pay what you can. Four people each session – register at the Scrapstore on the day. Look forward to meeting you, please get in touch with Charlotte, Scrapstore Connector with any question, email

Saturday 4th February
Every 30 minutes from 10:30am until 1pm
Plymouth Scrapstore/The Plot

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Plymouth Scrapstore: Gladrags

GladRags started meeting in Stonehouse in 2013 to make rag rugs.

Members were soon making colourful decorations for community events and projects, using scrap fabrics and natural materials in a variety of crafts.

The group continues to meet in a member’s house. Now, thanks to the Scrapstore (one of our favourite places), there is also the opportunity to return to Stonehouse.

Sessions are free, but donations towards refreshments welcome and there will be the usual Scrapstore charges for materials

Come along and join in with one of our craft projects, bring your own work, learn new skills and share what you know

Every Monday at 11am – Plymouth Scrapstore

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The Lord High Admiral: Weekly Menu and Events

The Lord High Admiral has a range of events and menu’s throughout the week – no matter what food you enjoy or the music you want to listen to, The LHA will have a day filled with everything you love!

Mondays: Burger Night – 17:00 to 20:45
Tuesdays: Curry Night – 17:00 to 20:45
Wednesdays: Knead Pizza Takeaway
Thursday – Saturday: Pub Grub – 17:00 to 20:45
Sundays: Roast Time – 12:00 to 18:00

Thursdays – Quiz Night:
7.30pm start, 6 people max per team, £2 per person
Winners take the monies
Runners up take the wines
It’s best to book your table in advance as our quiz nights often get very busy!

Fridays – Double D Fridays:
16:00 – 23:00
Every Friday, when ordering any drink, customers can roll 2 dice for a chance to win something – this could be a snack, hot food from the kitchen or even 50% off the order! However, every roll also comes with a risk! Rolling a double 6 means you have to buy the bartender a drink as well.

Contact The Lord High Admiral for any more information and keep an eye on socials for upcoming events

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Do you have a local event you would like to share?

Millfields Trust tenants and local businesses based in Stonehouse can send any relevant information, plus images to We only have limited spaces available for each blog so forward your event information to us as soon as possible.