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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.

When good music in the city was as easy as ABC | The Box Plymouth
History - Dec 2021

When good music in the city was as easy as ABC

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Plymouth hosted some of the biggest acts in music, from The Beatles to T-Rex and The Rolling Stones to Elton John. They all played in one of the few buildings in the city centre to survive the Blitz and subsequent rebuilding, the ABC Cinema on Athenaeum Place.

Old school friends club together to give The Box an early Christmas present | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Nov 2021

Old school friends club together to give The Box an early Christmas present

A group of lifelong friends have joined forces to make a donation to The Box.

Seven projects awarded funding to celebrate  Plymouth’s historic city centre | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Nov 2021

Seven projects awarded funding to celebrate Plymouth’s historic city centre

Seven Plymouth projects are celebrating success after being awarded ‘High Street Sparks’ grants from the High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) initiative.

Last chance to see 'Screens in Salons' | The Box Plymouth
News - Oct 2021

Last chance to see 'Screens in Salons'

It’s your last chance to catch a curated selection of films from The Box’s archive collections in salons across the city.

New micro-commissions will celebrate Plymouth's diversity | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Oct 2021

New micro-commissions will celebrate Plymouth's diversity

To mark Black History Month 2021 we are looking for four local creatives, who identify as people of colour, to produce a piece of work that tells the story of their experiences of Plymouth at night.

The Box | New animation explores Plymouth city centre's heritage
Press Release - Jul 2021

New animation explores Plymouth city centre's heritage

When it comes to architecture not many of us know our Post Modern from our Beaux Arts, so understanding the different architectural styles that make up a city can be confusing – but thanks to a new animated video, Plymouth residents can learn much more about the heritage right under their feet.

The Box | Christmas dinner fundraiser creates a lasting legacy
Press Release - Jun 2021

Christmas dinner fundraiser creates a lasting legacy

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

The Box | Screens in Salons
News - Jun 2021

Community engagement across the city: Screens in Salons

As part of a successful funding bid from the British Film Institute, The Box has started a new scheme showing a curated selection of archive film footage from its collections in unusual places.