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The Box | Aftermath of The Blitz
Art - Mar 2021

Blitz 80: Aftermath of The Blitz

80 years ago Plymouth was reeling from two massive bombing raids which marked the start of the Blitz. This oil painting from our art collections dates from 1947 and is called ‘Aftermath of the Blitz‘.

The Box | Anti-Racism Update
News - Mar 2021

Anti-Racism Update

In a statement that we shared on 9 June 2020 about our commitment to anti-racism at The Box, we undertook to communicate the ways in which we would make meaningful change in the fight against racism, through our galleries, exhibitions, events, learning offer, internal and external communications and other areas across the organisation. We’d like to take this opportunity to let you know what we’ve been doing since that time.

The Box | South West artists selected for development bursaries
Press Release - Mar 2021

South West artists selected for development bursaries

The Box has awarded six development bursaries to artists from across the South West. Each bursary is worth £1,000 and can be used by the artists to support existing or new projects and/or research.

The Box | The Box confirms re-opening date and new additions to its exhibition programme
Press Release - Mar 2021

The Box confirms re-opening date and new additions to its exhibition programme

The Box has revealed a re-opening date of Tuesday 18 May following a five month closure due to COVID-19 – and it has plenty of plans in place for an exciting summer and autumn.

The Box | Blitz 80: The bombing of the Westminster Hotel
History - Mar 2021

Blitz 80: The bombing of the Westminster Hotel

Like many other British cities, Plymouth was a target for aerial bombardment by the German airforce during the Second World War with the most intense air raids taking place between 20 March and 30 April 1941. At least 1,140 high explosive bombs, 17 paramines and thousands of incendiaries were dropped. Behind these stark statistics lie the poignant stories of people.

The Box | World Poetry Day 2021
News - Mar 2021

World Poetry Day 2021

Launching today, World Poetry Day 2021, inVERSE is a collection of five of the world’s oldest surviving poems re-imagined for the 21st century by award-winning film maker Jack Jewers.

The Box | Elizabethan House refurb nears completion ahead of opening later this year
Press Release - Mar 2021

Elizabethan House refurb nears completion ahead of opening later this year

The restoration of one of Plymouth’s most historic buildings is almost complete, as major refurbishment works at the Elizabethan House approach the finishing line.

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 | Plymouth Blitz remembered 80 years on
Press Release - Mar 2021

Plymouth Blitz remembered 80 years on

The city of Plymouth will come together in March and April to remember the 1,174 civilians who died during the 1941 Blitz in a special series of commemorative events.

The Box | British Science Week 2021: Astronomy and Astrology in the Cottonian Collection
Press Release - Mar 2021

British Science Week 2021: Astronomy and Astrology in the Cottonian Collection

How have the stars and planets been understood, imagined and interpreted over the last two thousand years?

The Box | New blue plaques celebrate famous Plymouth women
Press Release - Mar 2021

New blue plaques celebrate famous Plymouth women

Two important women in the city’s history have been honoured with blue plaques.

The Box | International Women's Day 2021: Capturing a moment in time
Press Release - Mar 2021

International Women's Day 2021: Capturing a moment in time

For 2021's International Women's Day, we take a look at an unusual gem from our archives - an autograph book that dates from an important year in women’s history and which reveals some surprising attitudes.