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Exciting exhibition, great ethos, good space.

I was curious to nip into the gallery having had a delightful cup of tea in Rumpus Cosy (different... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2016
Exeter, United Kingdom
What a lovely atmosphere

Visited with friends for afternoon tea. Well what a lovely place to relax could not find fault... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2015
andy b
Plympton, United Kingdom
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19 May 2016
“Exciting exhibition, great ethos, good space.”
11 Nov 2015
“What a lovely atmosphere”
Radiant is a gallery and events venue in the heart of Plymouth, by Effervescent. We are a laboratory for art + people, trying to make the world a happier place. The gallery is programmed by different groups of local young people, who have, through...more
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

I was curious to nip into the gallery having had a delightful cup of tea in Rumpus Cosy (different review...) Very impressed at the exhibition on currently (May) 'Not here' I believe. Very eclectic. Some mysterious etchings, a powerful dark painting, a 3D wooden nest,...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Visited with friends for afternoon tea. Well what a lovely place to relax could not find fault cakes out of this world and staff so welcoming. Would recommend to any one wanting a relaxing good quality snack or even full meal. Welcome

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Reviewed 30 June 2015

On Saturday 27th June we held a private party at Rumpuscosy for my boss's 50th birthday. She's quite a special person, so we wanted the evening to be special too. It turned out to be one of the loveliest, most sparkling and fun evenings you...More

Thank Jeany R
Reviewed 25 April 2015

Rumpus Cosy is a delightful haven where the food, drink and staff are all first class. Having tried afternoon tea with incredibly delicious cake and the most beautiful cup of tea ever and a superb evening meal with fantastic food and wine, I cannot disagree...More

2  Thank Clare M
Reviewed 7 March 2015

I'd like this place to take off but it's stumbling and a bit ham. Came in yesterday to look at Unnatural Pleasures. Bit like a foundation course end of term exhibition at an art college. Not helped by the pretentious ineffectual 'Curator's Interpretation' labels struggling...More

2  Thank Terry C
rwsw2015, Manager at Radiant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2015

Thank you for your thoughts on the present exhibition. Radiant, and our bistro Rumpuscosy, wants people to have an enjoyable time while with us. With our exhibitions - with any exhibition - there will of course be works that speak to people, and those that...More

Reviewed 5 March 2015

The latest exhibition is OK. Maybe we came in too soon. Most of the small clusters of folk taking a look ground didn't look as if they were just in off the street but were al out all talking and behaving as if they were...More

2  Thank Fallon D
rwsw2015, Manager at Radiant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2015

Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate anyone taking time to share their experience with us. I am sorry that you felt a bit isolated when you visited. I think this was the opening night? Inevitably, these tend to be attended by those...More

Reviewed 5 March 2015

Radiant is home to the wonderful Effervescent, a dynamic arts company who thrive amongst society, giving a creative outlet to individuals who may need an escape from their everyday lives. This whole building has been transformed into a hive of goodness and culture; featuring art...More

2  Thank JessJones777
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Effervescent are producing vital, exciting and life transforming art exhibits at Radiant. They train young people to plan curate and contextualise some of the most exciting art shows in Plymouth. The exhibit are fresh and dynamic maybe because of the young people behind them but...More

4  Thank Alan S
Reviewed 3 March 2015

A hospitable venue in the centre of Plymouth showing contemporary visual art. I have visited many galleries in my time all over the country and only a few impress me as much as Radiant did. I was made to feel immediately welcome by the staff...More

2  Thank EDevereux
Reviewed 26 February 2015

Some kind of community arts set up including some embryo photography etc activities occupy the ground floor shell space of a fifties building long occupied by the Gas Board and then a building society before lying empty. Rumpus Cosy the tea and coffee space is...More

4  Thank Hilly J
rwsw2015, Manager at Radiant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2015

Dear madam, thanl you very much for what is our first ever review! The whole ground floor, offices, studio, gallery and Rumpuscosy are run by Effervescent. We are an organisation that works with young people through the arts and creativity. Profits from the tearoom (which...More

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Hilly J
11 June 2015|
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Response from rwsw2015 | Property representative |
Firstly, my apologies for not responding sooner - I didn't spot your question! The simple answer is yes! Radiant Gallery is programmed BY children and young people. I will say however, that our exhibitions can sometimes be... More