Community Articles

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.

The Box | Community funding to bring the bounce back to our high street
Press Release - May 2021

Community funding to bring the bounce back to our high street

Community groups are being encouraged to apply for funding to help unlock the potential of Plymouth’s city centre.

The Box | Plymouth History Festival 2021
History - Apr 2021

Plymouth History Festival 2021

The Plymouth History Festival is set to return this year. It will run from 7-30 May with a series of exciting events brought to you from local heritage groups and The Box. The overarching theme for this year's Festival is wellbeing.

The Box | The Box connects with CityFibre for new sponsorship deal
Press Release - Mar 2021

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.

The Box | Join The Box’s fortnightly online ‘Culture Club’
Press Release - Feb 2021

Join The Box’s fortnightly online ‘Culture Club’

Would you like to find out more about some of Plymouth’s most important collections – and get the chance to explore them in different ways? Thanks to a new fortnightly ‘Culture Club’ which will be launched by The Box on 18 March, you can do just that!

The Box | 102 Mayflower hats for modern day seafarers in need
Press Release - Jan 2021

102 Mayflower hats for modern day seafarers in need

102 international seafarers are set to benefit from some handmade woolly hats produced by local ladies during lockdown.

The Box selects local creatives for LGBT+ micro-commissions
Press Release - Jan 2021

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 Box | LGBT+ Micro-Commissions
Press Release - Dec 2020

New micro-commissions will celebrate the city’s LGBT+ community

We’re pleased to announce four micro-commissions aimed at those who identify as part of Plymouth’s LGBT+ community.

The Box on The Box
Press Release - Jun 2020

'The Box on The Box': digital reminiscence service for city’s care homes now live

We've launched a free live streaming service for care homes in and around Plymouth.

Covid-19 Commissions: Plymouth After Dark
Press Release - Apr 2020

Covid-19 Commissions: Plymouth After Dark - A week in the life of a locked down musician

We've announced four music commissions of £500 each as part of our response to the ongoing health crisis. ‘A week in the life of a locked down musician’ will form part of our major Plymouth After Dark project, as well as support some of the local musicians whose livelihoods have disappeared since government restrictions began in March.

Mayflower 400 Community Sparks Round 4
Press Release - Mar 2020

Mayflower 400 Community Sparks Round 4

17 Plymouth-based projects have been successful in the final funding round of Mayflower 400 Community Sparks.