Follow the brown and white fish signs on any entry road to Plymouth, and you’ll be led to the National Marine Aquarium—the largest aquarium in the UK. After enormous success in cities worldwide, from New York to Bristol, the Candlelight series has arrived at one of Plymouth’s finest venues. Audiences are invited to experience some of the greatest musical works of all time surrounded by the glow of flickering candles.
From jazz and rock to classical and pop, Candlelight covers numerous music genres. This summer, the power of film scores is being recreated by a talented string quartet at the National Marine Aquarium. You can expect to be captivated by classical renditions of Hans Zimmer’s famous compositions while gazing at spectacular marine life.
National Marine Aquarium: Connecting Us to the Ocean
The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth is dedicated to connecting the public to the ocean. When it opened in 1888, the port city’s first aquarium was set in the British Marine Biological Association. In 1997, a bigger aquarium was built and later named the National Marine Aquarium. Today, it is home to more than 4,000 animals and the Ocean Conservation Trust.
Located in the waterside neighbourhood of Barbican, and mapped by charming cobbled streets, the aquarium has received more than 7 million visitors. And now, the impressive venue offers an extraordinary backdrop for unforgettable Candlelight performances.
Celebrating the musical works that have come to define iconic films seems like the perfect way to kick off Candlelight’s first event in Plymouth. Listen to Hans Zimmer’s best works in the presence of nature’s magnificent creatures. You can also listen to legendary music by the likes of ABBA, Coldplay and Queen as a talented string quartet serenades you with classical renditions of their famous melodies.
Reintroduce yourself to familiar songs in an unexpected setting. While the soothing sound of classical music washes over you, take in the living beauty at the awe-inspiring venue. These magical performances offer new perspectives on iconic music by contemporary artists and timeless composers.
Candlelight provides the perfect plan to enjoy with family, friends, a special someone or in your own company. What’s more, with two back-to-back performances, you can choose a time that suits your schedule best.
Please note: The images used in this article are not of the National Marine Aquarium.