Press Release - Oct 2023
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.
Press Release - Sep 2023
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.
Event - May 2023
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.
Community - May 2023
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.
Press Release - Jan 2023
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.
Art - Jan 2023
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.
Press Release - Oct 2022
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?
Press Release - Oct 2022
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.
News - Aug 2022
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!
Press Release - May 2022
Plymouth’s High Street Heritage Action Zone has announced today that its second round of ‘High Street Heritage Sparks’ funding is now open.
Community - May 2022
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.
Press Release - Feb 2022
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.