PEOPLE – Plymouth Flash Mob info

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do we meet?

  • Meet on Plymouth Hoe – on the tarmac area directly between the Lighthouse and the large War Memorial on the Hoe Promenade. You will see an area that has been cordoned off with tape & pedestrian barriers that say PEOPLE on them.


What should I do when I arrive?

  • When you arrive, there’ll be lots of people around, so make sure you make yourself known to the PEOPLE stewards (wearing hi-vis jackets) and receive your instructions and find out where you should stand.

  • You’ll get a full briefing about what’s going to happen, and be given a goody bag (with some extra-special gifts for you to say thank you for taking part).


What should I wear?

  • Please wear whatever you feel most comfortable in – all colours and types of clothing are welcome. You may choose to wear something that represents the type of volunteering you do, if you like.

  • It will hopefully be warm and sunny on the day, but there may be some light showers. Please dress for the weather – bring a jacket, hat, sun cream, or anything else you might need to feel comfortable outside and away from shelter.


What should I bring with me?

  • Bring water, snacks, suncream and anything else you might need to feel comfortable.

  • There will be a lot of people around and we have no capacity for safely storing bags or belongings, so please travel as light as possible and keep bags on you on the day.


Can I bring a flag or banner advertising the organisation I volunteer with?

  • We have a “NO flags & banners” rule in place during the PEOPLE event. This is because they are likely to prevent us from taking a clear aerial photograph on the day.

  • If you would like to advertise your organisation during PEOPLE, feel free to wear a t-shirt with the organisation’s logo on, or bring a few flyers or business cards to hand out to people you meet on the day.


Can I bring a friend / family member / assistant / carer / my kids / my partner etc?

  • YES – you are very welcome to bring a friend, family member, carer, companion, your children etc. to come and take part in PEOPLE.

  • If there are other people you know personally who have missed the sign-up process, you can bring them along on the day too. You will need to share all of the information in this email with them, and make sure they understand that they will be being photographed as part of the project (and that they agree to this).


What if I feel unwell on the day?

  • We are now living with COVID-19 but we want to make sure we are all looking out for each other. If you are able to (and have a free test at home), please take an LFT on the day. Feel free to bring and wear a mask if it makes you more comfortable. Please stay home if you have tested positive or are showing symptoms of COVID-19.


What if I can’t make it on the day?

  • Don’t worry! If you can’t make it, that’s OK. You can send someone else on your behalf to represent you or stand in for you if you like (although this is not essential). If you would like to do this, please make sure you send all the information in this email to them.


What if I can’t stand for a long time?

  • If you find standing for long periods difficult, we’d recommend that you bring a lightweight fold up chair to use on the day.

  • Mobility vehicles, pushchairs, wheelchairs and other walking / sitting aids are all very welcome.

  • There is Disabled Parking on the Hoe (for Blue Badge Holders only) which you are welcome to use on the day.


Where can I park?

  • We’d love it if as many people as possible come to take part in PEOPLE via public transport, by bike, or on foot. There are regular buses from most parts of Plymouth to Royal Parade, which is just 10 minutes walk from our meeting point on the Hoe. There is bike parking on Hoe Road, near the entrance to Tinside Lido.

  • The nearest multi-storey parking to the Hoe is Theatre Royal Car Park (Old George Street, PL1 2TR). You will need to put at least 2 hours on your parking meter, which costs £2.60. It is a 10 minutes walk from the carpark to The Hoe

  • There is limited on-street Pay & Display parking all along Hoe Road (with a 3 hour max time limit). You will need to put at least 2 hours on your parking meter, which costs £3.


Are there toilets nearby?

  • The new public toilets on the Hoe Promenade are now open. They are open from 7.30am to 9pm, and have a small charge for you to use them. They have options both for coins and card readers (so you can use them without worrying about having spare change).


Any other questions…

If you have any other questions or are not sure what you need to do, please email our Event Producers .


We are really looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!!!


Let’s make history together!

Best, rachel & hannah