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The Box secures Lottery funding to research the South West’s Windrush connections | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Oct 2023

The Box secures Lottery funding to research the South West’s Windrush connections

The Box has been awarded a National Lottery Community Fund grant of £9,500 to research the Windrush generation and its legacy in Devon and Cornwall. The project will take a deep dive into the passenger lists from the dozens of ships that arrived at the city’s Millbay Docks from the late 1940s to the early 1970s, uncovering the stories of the people that arrived here, their descendants and their lives in the South West.

The countdown is on to this year's Plymouth Community History Festival | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Sep 2023

The countdown is on to this year's Plymouth Community History Festival

Plymouth’s popular annual History Festival returns later this month, with a refreshed identity and week-long programme focused on community and diversity. This year’s festival runs from 30 September to 6 October with a programme that features a great selection of history talks, guided walks and displays.

Musical Passage: supporting jazz education and performance in the South-West | The Box Plymouth
Event - May 2023

Musical Passage: supporting jazz education and performance in the South-West

The Box is delighted to host jazz educators Tomorrow’s Warriors and Radical Ecology for two days of jazz workshops and performances in June. Musical Passage is a collaboration between partners in Devon and Cornwall that aims to support the long-term development of infrastructure for anti-racist jazz education across the area.

International Museum Day 2023: Museums, Sustainability and Wellbeing | The Box Plymouth
Community - May 2023

International Museum Day 2023: Museums, Sustainability and Wellbeing

Museums are drivers for change, and this year International Museums Day is focusing on Global Health and Wellbeing, Climate Action and Life on Land. Find out what we are doing to make change in these areas.

Four new projects join the ‘High Street Sparks’ family | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Jan 2023

Four new projects join the ‘High Street Sparks’ family

Four new community projects focusing on safety and accessibility have been awarded ‘High Street Sparks’ grants from the High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) initiative, which celebrates the unique history of Plymouth’s city centre.

Community Insight: Punch Bowl Project | The Box Plymouth
Art - Jan 2023

Community Insight: Punch Bowl Project

Find out more about this special Punch Bowl, which was created by members of the community in response to Alberta Whittle’s film 'Hindsight is a luxury you cannot afford (2021)'. The film can currently be seen in 'British Art Show 9' and the bowl is also now on display on the first floor of The Box's main building.

Culture Club 2023 | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Oct 2022

Join our 'Culture Club'

Are you interested in art, culture and heritage? Would you like to meet others who share that interest? Do you have lived experience of racism?

Community engagement: Seaside screenings in the city | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Oct 2022

Community engagement: Seaside screenings in the city

The Box has collaborated with Plymouth Sound National Marine Park and the British Film Institute to show a selection of archive films inspired by the sea in locations across the city.

Platinum Jubilee Photography Competition Winners | The Box Plymouth
News - Aug 2022

Platinum Jubilee Photography Competition Winners

Thanks to funding from The National Archives’ ‘Archives Testbed: Jubilee Grant’ The Box secured a £5,000 grant to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee earlier this summer. As part of it, we ran a photography competition that was open to all – and here are the winning entries!

High Street Sparks launches second round of funding | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - May 2022

High Street Sparks launches second round of funding

Plymouth’s High Street Heritage Action Zone has announced today that its second round of ‘High Street Heritage Sparks’ funding is now open.

International Museum Day 2022: The Power of Museums
Community - May 2022

International Museum Day 2022: The Power of Museums

How can museums bring about positive change in their communities? This year, International Museums Day is exploring the potential of museums do this in three key areas: sustainability, digitalisation and accessibility and building community. With this in mind, we've produced a list looking at what we are doing to make change in these areas.

New micro-commissions will explore Plymouth after dark | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Feb 2022

New micro-commissions will explore Plymouth after dark

We're really pleased to reveal the four talented local creatives who've been awarded £500 each to complete a micro-commission exploring life in the city after dark.