All the latest News From the yard

15th September

Don't worry about the rain! The Weekend of Wonders will now be located inside the Factory Cooperage on Saturday

Weekend of Wonders: Sept 16-17  11am-5pm

Don't worry about the rain tomorrow! The Weekend of Wonders will now be located inside the Factory Cooperage all day from 11am-5pm with all acts under one roof on Saturday. 


All of your favourite acts will still be in the line up accompanied by some awesome musicians. Covent Garden’s Felicity Footloose will wow audiences as she juggles knives upside down, dances and performs daredevil acrobatics to an 80’s sound track.

Matt Pangs Fantabulous Contraption Show and the amazing slack rope artist Kwabana will be showcasing some of the best street performance Devon has ever seen.

Amazing Gracie - The Thunder From Down Under, Hula Hoop performance artist from Australia, will skilfully spin and manipulate hoops before bringing the whole stunt to a finale.

And if that hasn't amazed you enough, fresh from his 30th year at the Edinburgh Fringe, The Mighty Gareth, is sure to get jaws dropping as he performs his ever so slightly scary juggling act - with chainsaws. Also, fresh from the fringe is The Mighty Quinn who will be juggling knives on a unicycle amongst other daredevil skills!

There is a large turnout expected for the event so please consider all travel options for the day including the Royal William Yard Ferry from the Barbican and Mount Edgcumbe, buses 34 and 34A direct to Royal William Yard, Car and Bike

The Grade 1 listed ex-Naval Victualling Yard is also home to a wide range of amazing restaurants and bars including Victuals Cafe, Wagamama, Prezzo, Wildwood, Le Vignoble, The Column House Bakery @ Ocean Studios, Seco Lounge, Las Iguanas and Bistrot Pierre. Not forgetting Royal William Yard’s fantastic retail and beauty offering at ID Fashion and Envy and also Martin Bush's spectacular gallery.

People who want to enjoy a fantastic lunch while at the Weekend of Wonders, can also use the new Yard Card, launched for the public and regular visitors to receive exclusive discounts from many of the restaurants and retailers inside Royal William Yard. Yard Card sign up can be done athttps://www.royalwilliamyard.com/yard-card. Yard Cards will be received in the post, followed by regular exclusive offers, deals, discounts and competitions.



13th September

6 New Music Acts announced for Weekend of Wonders at Royal William Yard Plymouth!

Get ready to be amazed - New local music acts have been announced for Royal William Yard's epic Weekend of Wonders on September 16 and 17 from 10am.

This spectacular event which returns to Royal William Yard in September is two days of magic, mayhem and great food. Hosted by Bristol based and world re-nowned ‘The Invisible Circus’ crowds at the free event can look forward to being dazzled by some of the most awe-inspiring street performers in the UK including upside down knife jugglers, wall dancers, chainsaws, dare devil acrobatics, balloon modellers and more! New this year are 6 fantastic music acts to accompany the magical weekend.

 
1) OLLY PARKER
Olly Parker is a progressive indie musician based in the heart of South Devon. His style infuses influences like John Mayer, Allen Stone and James Taylor into a warm and soulful unique sound that leaves you wanting more.
 
2) KENOBY
The duo formed in 2016 and have now added Mr Rich Walker to form the Kenoby trio - with rocking vocals, slapping bass lines and booming beats you have to watch these guys perform. "One of the rawest talented bunch I've seen in a while" – Some Guy

3) JAMIE YOST
Jamie is an alternative folk musician from Torquay with warm bluesy vocal melodies and soothing guitar riffs. Debut EP ‘Aurora’ out soon.
 
4) SARAH BONE
A unique soulful voice with charming melodies means you'll be left wanting to listen to more. Make sure you get a chance to watch Sarah as you won’t be disappointed.
 
5) THE BUSKETEERS
The Busketeers formed on the streets of Plymouth, Devon, UK and are mainly a trio but occasionally a four piece. The band is made up of four artists in their own right, Luke Engel, Matt Price, Olly Parker and recently the addition of Andy George.

The band labels itself as a “Progressive Busking” act which is also the title of their debut EP. The musicians are from different backgrounds and have unique styles but what really makes these guys stand out is their ability to swap instruments, all sing in their own style and of course their harmonies and still keep that raw-energetic sound.
 
6) DOUBLE DENIM
Creamy, Dreamy, Upfront,  Passionate.  Heartfelt. Who cares?
 
A local 'family' of a four-piece reproducing the thoughts of their animated duo of songwriters Chelsea Orme-Wiiliams and Harry Stephenson.  Hailing from Britain's Ocean City, Double Denim come armed with Psych-fringed Indie rock, radical Garage rock dynamics that a young Dan Auerbach used to bleed, and a nod to a dirty weekend spent with Fleetwood Mac and The Maccabees.  
 
Their journey has birthed 3 incredible single releases over the past 12 months, supported by breathtaking music videos, and regular supporting radio plays from BBC Introducing in Devon. See them live. You will drool. 

There is a large turnout expected for the event so please consider all travel options for the day including the Royal William Yard Ferry from the Barbican and Mount Edgcumbe, buses 34 and 34A direct to Royal William Yard, Car and Bike.
 
The Grade 1 listed ex-Naval Victualling Yard is also home to a wide range of amazing restaurants and bars including Victuals Cafe, Wagamama, Prezzo, Wildwood, Le Vignoble, The Column House Bakery @ Ocean Studios, Seco Lounge, Las Iguanas and Bistrot Pierre. Not forgetting Royal William Yard’s fantastic retail and beauty offering at ID Fashion and Envy and Martin Bush's spectacular gallery.
 
People who want to enjoy a fantastic lunch while at the Weekend of Wonders, can also use the new Yard Card, launched for the public and regular visitors to receive exclusive discounts from many of the restaurants and retailers inside Royal William Yard. Yard Card sign up can be done at https://www.royalwilliamyard.com/yard-card. Yard Cards will be received in the post, followed by regular exclusive offers, deals, discounts and competitions. 

1st September

Chainsaws! Knives and Daredevil Acrobatics! New Acts Announced for Weekend of Wonders at Royal William Yard, Plymouth

Get ready to be amazed. New amazing acts have been announced for Royal William Yard's epic Weekend of Wonders on September 16 and 17 from 10am – 8pm.

Covent Garden’s Felicity Footloose will wow audiences as she juggles knives upside down, dances and performs daredevil acrobatics to an 80’s sound track.
 
Matt Pangs Fantabulous Contraption Show and the amazing slack rope artist Kwabana will be showcasing some of the best street performance Devon has ever seen.


Amazing Gracie - The Thunder From Down Under, Hula Hoop performance artist from Australia, will skilfully spin and manipulate hoops before bringing the whole stunt to a finale. 
 
And if that hasn't amazed you enough, fresh from his 30th year at the Edinburgh Fringe, The Mighty Gareth, is sure to get jaws dropping as he performs his ever so slightly scary juggling act - with chainsaws. Also, fresh from the fringe is The Mighty Quinn who will be juggling knives on a unicycle amongst other daredevil skills!
 
Finally, Yskynna Ariel Arts will be wall dancing on the back stone wall and other places around Royal William Yard across the weekend.
 
The acts will be joined by balloon modellers and walkabout stilt characters as well as food and drink stalls from across the South West. 
 
The spectacular Weekend of Wonders event which returns to Royal William Yard in September is two days of magic, mayhem and great food.

Hosted by Bristol based and world re-nowned ‘The Invisible Circus’, crowds at the free event can look forward to being dazzled by some of the most awe-inspiring performers in the UK. 
 
“We're really excited to be welcoming The Invisible Circus back to the yard” comments Urban Splash Director Emily Handslip “The new acts sound amazing and they'll bring something totally unique and exciting to Plymouth. We can’t wait to see what surprises they have in store for us!” 
 
Doug Francisco, creative director of Invisible Circus, said:
 
“We’ve got some outstanding acts this year, prepare to be amazed Plymouth! We love performing at The Yard -  we can't wait!” 
 
There is a large turnout expected for the event so please consider all travel options for the day including the Royal William Yard Ferry from the Barbican and Mount Edgcumbe, buses 34 and 34A direct to Royal William Yard, Car and Bike
 
The Grade 1 listed ex-Naval Victualling Yard is also home to a wide range of amazing restaurants and bars including Victuals Cafe, Wagamama, Prezzo, Wildwood, Le Vignoble, The Column House Bakery @ Ocean Studios, Seco Lounge, Las Iguanas and Bistrot Pierre. Not forgetting Royal William Yard’s fantastic retail and beauty offering at ID Fashion and Envy.
 
People who want to enjoy a fantastic lunch while at the Weekend of Wonders, can also use the new Yard Card, launched for the public and regular visitors to receive exclusive discounts from many of the restaurants and retailers inside Royal William Yard. Yard Card sign up can be done at https://www.royalwilliamyard.com/yard-card. Yard Cards will be received in the post, followed by regular exclusive offers, deals, discounts and competitions.