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A New Normal’ photography competition winners revealed by The Box

Authored by Mary

The winners of The Box’s ‘A New Normal: Life Through a Lens’ photography competition have been chosen and presented with their prizes.

The competition ran throughout the summer and entrants were invited to capture submit an image that best captured their experiences of life during lockdown. What does the ‘new normal’ look like?

The quality, quantity and range of topics...

Culture Recovery Fund boost for The Box

Authored by Mary

Plymouth’s major new museum, gallery and archive has received a welcome boost of £423,000 from Arts Council England’s Culture Recovery Fund.

The Box opened its doors to the public two weeks ago and has received rave reviews and positive feedback ever since, but was originally supposed to open in mid-May.

Although staff and contractors have continued to work hard behind the...

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Ready, set, go! Ticket bookings for The Box go live

Authored by Mary

The build up to the opening of The Box is in the home straight with ticket bookings due to go live at 10am this Thursday (10 September).

The city’s new museum, gallery and archive opens on 29 September with amazing permanent galleries filled with highlights from Plymouth’s art, human history, natural history, film, photographic and archive collections.

Major commissions by...

New membership scheme at The Box to give exclusive access to exhibitions and events

Authored by Mary

With the launch date for The Box fast approaching, Plymouth’s major new museum, gallery and archive has launched a membership scheme offering a range of benefits for individuals and households.

An individual membership costs just £25 per year. The package is for one adult who can then bring up to three children (aged under 16) with them.

For couples and larger families there...

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The Box announces new opening date

Authored by Mary

One of the city’s most transformational projects is announcing a new autumn launch date.

Having postponed its original May 2020 opening due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Box will now open on Friday 25, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September with a special preview weekend for Plymouth residents who took part in a ballot earlier this year. It will then be open to the public from Tuesday...

‘The Box on The Box’: digital reminiscence service for city’s care homes now live

Authored by Mary

The Box has launched a free live streaming service for care homes in and around Plymouth.

‘The Box on The Box’ takes place from 2pm to 3pm each Wednesday and features a weekly reminiscence session with live commentary from a curator or learning officer alongside film footage from the archives.

The Box piloted the scheme during May and has had a fantastic response from the...

The Box selects 20 projects from across the South West for contemporary art commissioning programme

Authored by Mary

28 artists from Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall have been selected by The Box for its ‘State of Emergency’ contemporary art micro-commissions.

Applicants were asked to consider how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on our notion of freedom and invited to submit proposals for new work in response to this.

Proposals could be based around any medium or discipline and The Box...

The Box selects local musicians for ‘Plymouth After Dark’ commissions

Authored by Sarah Parker

The Box is excited to announce that Andy Quick, Grace Lightman, Kate Ferguson and WestFordNeedles have been selected for its ‘A week in the life of a locked down musician’ commissions.

The aim of the commissions, which will form part of the ‘Plymouth After Dark’ community outreach project, is to create new works for The Box’s digital audiences to enjoy, and support some of the city's...

The Box to mark original opening weekend with special digital programme

Authored by Mary

The Box will spend this weekend sharing a series of insights across its digital platforms to mark its original opening date.

The city’s major new museum, gallery and archive was set to open to the public on Saturday 16 May, but was forced to sadly postpone its launch due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

The venue was only two months away from opening when the lockdown came into...

The Box announces programme of micro-commissions for local artists

Authored by Mary

The Box is inviting artists based in Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall to apply for 20 paid micro-commissions as part of a new initiative in response to Covid-19.

‘State of Emergency’ will award £500 to each successful artist to cover their fees and production costs.

Applicants are asked to consider the impact the ongoing health situation has had on our notion of freedom and to...

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