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ICE SW launches new film celebrating engineering in Plymouth

The film, featuring Dawn French as narrator, celebrates how civil engineers have helped to shape the city over the last 500 years.

ICE South West has launched a film, ‘Engineering Plymouth’, as part of the Institution’s 200th anniversary celebrations.
Featuring iconic locations such as Plymouth Breakwater and the Eddystone Lighthouse, the film brings together 14 regional partners and over 30 contributors to take the audience on a tour of Plymouth and its evolution into a 21st century city.
The film is narrated by comedian Dawn French, who lives in Cornwall, and features music by West Devon musician Seth Lakeman. It was produced by creative studio Wind and Foster, which also produced ICE's ‘Engineering the London Underground’ and the unforgettable ‘Engineering Happiness’ film.

Miranda Housden, ICE SW Regional Director, said:
“Engineering Plymouth’ explores the role of civil engineers in designing, building and creating our city – both in the past and into the future.
“It aims to highlight that civil engineering is a rewarding and creative career and hopes to encourage the next generation to join the profession.”

Watch it now

The film premiered on 5 November 2018 at Plymouth Arts Centre to an audience of more than 200 people, and on ICE’s YouTube channel.

ICE SW will be organising more public screenings, and will also be making the film available for events and talks for schools, universities and other organisations. For more information, email [email protected] 

Follow ICE SW on Facebook and Twitter, or the hashtag #EngineeringPlymouth, to give your feedback on the film.