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The Box to receive £211,500 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

The Box in Plymouth has received a further funding boost to help it deal with the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a grant of £211,500 from the second round of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.

More than £300 million has been awarded to thousands of cultural organisations across the country in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery...

The Box connects with CityFibre for new sponsorship deal

The Box connects with CityFibre for new sponsorship deal

The Box has secured an exclusive sponsorship deal for its digital reminiscence service, ‘The Box on Screen’ with CityFibre, one of Plymouth’s newest companies and the UK’s third largest digital infrastructure builder.

CityFibre will be providing thousands of Plymouth businesses and residents with access to a state-of-the-art full fibre broadband network. It’s already started...

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The Box selects local creatives for LGBT+ micro-commissions

The Box is thrilled to announce that Eric Rickard, Elani Evangelou, Laurie Reynolds and Arth Lawr have been chosen for its ‘My Story’ LGBT+ digital commissions.

The commissions will celebrate the diversity of the city’s LGBT+ community as well as mark the 10th anniversary of the launch of Plymouth’s ‘Pride in Our Past’ project and February’s LGBT+ History Month.


A New Normal’ photography competition winners revealed by The Box

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...