Exhibition 5th – 19th April 2019

fullsizeoutput_5b6RAAY (Royal Adelaide Art & Yoga)

9, Adelaide St, Stonehouse,

Plymouth PL1 3JE

Crab & Bee’s

walks, performance, postcards, poems, paintings, maps, games, scrying, genii loci, hybrids, gogs and conviviality.

‘Plymouth Labyrinth’ is a Crab & Bee project exploring Plymouth as a labyrinth, feeling for the marks and myths of the city’s own epic doing and undoing, and for how those who live here can navigate its tunnels, traps and layers. ‘Plymouth Labyrinth’ assembles various things and actions: maps, paintings, postcards, poetry readings, the invention of new sensory organs, convivial walks, an exhibition at Royal Adelaide Art & Yoga in Stonehouse, a Pantheon handbook for the curious, and games of threads, bones, hearts and keyholes.

Exhibition open 11am-4pm. Closed Mondays.

Launch events 5th & 6th April:

5th Friday 11am – 8.30pm

5pm a specially commissioned site-specific performance by the Undergraduate Dance Company (Plymouth University), Crab & Bee to read poems and from ‘Plymouth Pantheon’.

7pm dance performance by Undergraduate Dance Company, a group reading of texts with invited readers.

6th Saturday 11am – 6.30pm 

1pm short walk led by Crab & Bee, Crab & Bee read poems and from ‘Plymouth Pantheon’.

5pm short walk led by Crab & Bee, a group reading of texts with invited readers.


how can I get involved?

come and make/walk/play with us:

You will be welcome to drop in to see the exhibition at RAAY whenever we are open: we will be there, and active.

free sign up sessions:

These sessions are for adults. Spaces are limited so please make sure you sign up quickly.

making sessions: free making sessions, gorgeous materials, with Matt & Helen

11th April: 11.30am – 1.00pm

13th April: 11.30am – 1.00pm FULLY BOOKED

16th April: 11.30am – 1.00pm FULLY BOOKED

18th April: 11.30am – 1.00pm FULLY BOOKED

local walks: free local walks with Nic & Phil

9th April: 2..00pm – 4.00pm FULLY BOOKED

13th April: 2.00pm – 4.00pm FULLY BOOKED

16th April: 2.00pm – 4.00pm FULLY BOOKED

18th April:  2.00pm – 4.00pm FULLY BOOKED

please email: helenbeee@hotmail.com to book onto a making or walking session, and state the date and time of your desired slot.

send us a postcard:

Postcards will be woven into our exhibition in April. Send us responses to your favourite, unsung routes/places around Plymouth in the form of poems, prose, maps, lists, drawings or paintings. We would also like to receive your drawings of human/non-human hybrids (minotaurs, mermaids, dryads, werewolves etc). Or break the rules, and just send us whatever you like. To make sure your postcards can be identified as part of the Plymouth Labyrinth, please attach a length of red thread to the postcard, or write ARIADNE, or LABYRINTH on your postcard.

Send your postcard to: RAAY, 9, ADELAIDE STREET, PLYMOUTH, PL1 3JE


While ‘Plymouth Labyrinth’ draws together Crab & Bee’s common hyper-sensitized walking, extending and entangling the diagramatics of Bee’s ‘Crossing England’ project with Crab’s mythogeographies, it is mostly about the things, terrains, unhumans and humans of Plymouth. It is a project made by burst pipes, missing rivers, conservation volunteers, Gogmagog, wolves and tungsten. It is an invitation to anyone and everyone to use the ‘Plymouth Labyrinth’ assembly as a web onto which to hang, lean, bolt, tie or knit their walks, games, maps, paintings or whatever they fancy.

Access: RAAY is an old building, a former pub with narrow staircases and various steps. If you think that these may present problems for you, please get in touch and we will do our best to create a bespoke visit and/or bring as much of the exhibition as possible to you: mytho.smith@btopenworld.com








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