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The countdown is on to the opening of 'British Art Show 9' | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Oct 2022

The countdown is on to the opening of 'British Art Show 9'

The Box and three of Plymouth’s other top arts venues are counting down the days until the start of British Art Show 9 (BAS9).

Archive insight: Plymouth and the tale of a Brazilian pirate ship | The Box Plymouth
History - Oct 2022

Archive insight: Plymouth and the tale of a Brazilian pirate ship

The Box’s archives are home to many forgotten stories from Plymouth’s past. Here we explore the events surrounding Brazilian pirate slavers who were captured by the Royal Navy and transported to Plymouth for trial. This story is recorded in documents from our archives, some of which are on display in the Active Archives gallery.

Behind The Scenes: Uncovering past lives at Mount Folly | The Box Plymouth
History - Sep 2022

Behind The Scenes: Uncovering past lives at Mount Folly

Since 2003, the 'Mount Folly Enclosures Project' near Bigbury-on-Sea has been uncovering evidence of past lives. The project is one of the largest community excavations in southern England, and a variety of artefacts have been discovered.

Behind The Scenes: Making a carbon neutral film | The Box Plymouth
News - Sep 2022

Behind The Scenes: Making a carbon neutral film

Over the last year and a half our ‘The Box on Screen’ series has been using our archive film collection to highlight a range of different themes. Our most recent episode explored the increasingly important issue of the climate emergency. Thanks to video production company, Soundview Media, who we work with on the series, and their Low Carbon Devon Intern, Kelsey Parsons, we were thrilled to learn that it's their first certified carbon neutral production!

Happy 40th to Theatre Royal Plymouth | The Box Plymouth
History - Sep 2022

Happy 40th to Theatre Royal Plymouth

2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the Theatre Royal, Plymouth (TRP) which is enjoying a month of celebrations until mid-October - but did you know that today’s building is the fourth of that name in Plymouth?

His Majesty King Charles III | The Box Plymouth
News - Sep 2022

His Majesty King Charles III

King Charles III is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921-2021). He was born at Buckingham Palace on 14 November 1948. He became King on 8 September 2022 upon the death of his mother, and was officially proclaimed monarch two days later on 10 September 2022.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II | The Box Plymouth
News - Sep 2022

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

In memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (21 April 1926 - 8 September 2022).

Christmas 2022 | The Box Plymouth
News - Sep 2022

Christmas 2022

If you're thinking about Christmas, we hope you'll include The Box in your plans this year. We have some wonderful dining options on offer, as well as great gifts and seasonal items in our shop and festive events for you to enjoy.

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!

Augmented reality provides a snapshot of Plymouth’s past | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Aug 2022

Augmented reality provides a snapshot of Plymouth’s past

People walking around the centre of Plymouth this summer are being given a futuristic glimpse of the city’s past. The Box and the University of Plymouth have joined forces for an augmented reality project that enables residents and visitors to unlock a series of heritage films featuring Plymouth's post-war reconstruction.

From Persia to Paisley to Plymouth..... | The Box Plymouth
Art - Aug 2022

From Persia to Paisley to Plymouth.....

This beautiful outfit is one of many currently on display in our ‘Dress Code – Fashion Stories from The Box’ exhibition. The show gives a great insight into our costume and textiles collection, which isn’t often displayed, and the stories that connect the garments and accessories it contains with Plymouth.

New solo presentation by international artist Maurizio Anzeri brings 'On The Move' exhibition to a stunning close | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Aug 2022

New solo presentation by international artist Maurizio Anzeri brings 'On The Move' exhibition to a stunning close

A new series of works by Italian artist Maurizio Anzeri, now on display in The Levinsky Gallery at the University of Plymouth, mark the culmination of the 'On The Move' exhibition (until 11 September).