The National Lottery Heritage Fund grants a £9.5million Heritage Horizon Award to UK’s first National Marine Park: Plymouth Sound

This ‘Park in the Sea’ will transform lives, employment, education, volunteering and tackle climate change

One of the world’s most important and visually stunning natural harbours,where the largest naval base in Europe meets fragile sea grass beds,Plymouth Sound and its Estuaries Special Area of Conservation have multiple designations for protected habitats and support over 1,000 species of...

The Box shortlisted for national Family Friendly Museum Award

The Box has been shortlisted for the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award, it was announced today.

Charity Kids in Museums has run a prestigious annual award for the past 15 years, recognising the most family-friendly heritage sites in the UK. It’s the only museum award to be judged by families.

From April to June, families across the UK voted for their favourite...

Derriford Vaccination Hub closing on Friday 16 July

Derriford Vaccination Hub closing on Friday 16 July: “This will remain one of the greatest experiences of my career for the rest of my life”

The Covid-19 vaccination centre at the Derriford Centre for Health and Wellbeing (DCHW) will be closing its doors on Friday 16 July, 2021. The Hub has been phenomenally successful in delivering the national vaccination programme at a local level; vaccinating both hospital staff, other health and social care workers and the public.

The Hub opened in December and since then nearly 100,...

The Box’s Christmas dinner fundraiser creates a lasting legacy

A festive fundraising campaign led by The Box and Nat Tallents, the Executive Chef for its Kitchen & Bar is still giving – more than six months after the closing date.

The ‘Christmas in a Box’ campaign took place in late 2020 and saw The Box Kitchen & Bar create 2,500 recipe boxes for a family of four filled with fresh ingredients. The boxes were then delivered by a huge team...

Plymouth residents invited to explore Europe’s first-of-a-kind immersive dome

The stunning transformation of one of Plymouth’s most significant and historic buildings will be open for everyone to witness on the 17th and 18th July as the Real Ideas Organisation showcases the contemporary re-imagining of the site, including the opportunity to experience one of only two world-class immersive domes for the very first time.

Devonport’s market, when the area was...

Plymouth Arts Cinema announces summer of Open Air Cinema

Plymouth’s independent cinema has announced a programme of Open Air Cinema events through July, August and September. This year, films will be shown at the spectacular waterside location of Tinside Lido, and at Tavistock Place, in an exciting new collaboration with The Box.

Director and Film Programmer Anna Navas said, “We are so happy to be able to run Open Air Cinema again this...

New shows on sale NOW at Theatre Royal Plymouth

Four new shows are now on sale to the general public at Theatre Royal Plymouth!

Get tickets now for a Theatre Royal Plymouth production of NHS The Musical , a fast paced musical comedy that lifts the lid on the NHS. Followed closely by MUM , a thought-provoking, funny and honest new play shining a light on early motherhood, anxiety and mental health. This is an exciting new co-...

Jollyes celebrates makeover at Plymouth store

Jollyes celebrates makeover at Plymouth store - to delight of local dogs 

Manager Richard Weeks oversees revamp at store where he started as weekend help

Jollyes is celebrating a makeover at its Plymouth store which has created five new jobs and made the shopping experience for pet owners – and visiting dogs - even smoother than before.

The store at Coypool Retail Park, Marsh Mills, is already the third most successful in Jollyes’ network of nearly 70 UK...

Dodgeball at Lipson Academy

Celebrating Diversity of Competition

THIS week sees the return of Lipson Academy’s annual School Sports Days, when the focus will be on celebration, as well as competition.

Every single student at the Academy will take part in the action-packed two-day schedule, with all the staff also participating in a whole-school festival of endeavour and achievement.

Head of PE Ed Goodman has organised a crammed timetable of...

New public sculpture by Camille Walala comes to The Box

Plymouth’s highly acclaimed new museum, art gallery and archive is delighted to announce a new public art commission by internationally renowned artist Camille Walala. The commission, which is curated by Alter-Projects, is a major highlight of The Box’s summer 2021 programme. It will form part of a series of events and activations designed to bring its newly created public square, Tavistock...