Press Release Articles

The Box | Plymouth to round off prestigious British Art Show 9
Press Release - Feb 2021

Plymouth to round off prestigious British Art Show 9

New dates for the UK’s most influential contemporary art exhibition, ‘British Art Show 9’ (BAS 9), have been confirmed today. The nationwide tour will culminate in Plymouth from 8 October to 23 December 2022. Prior to this, the exhibition will be displayed in Aberdeen, Wolverhampton and Manchester.

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 is shortlisted for 2021 'Hearts for the Arts' award
Press Release - Jan 2021

The Box is shortlisted for 2021 'Hearts for the Arts' award

The Box has been shortlisted in this year’s National Campaign for the Arts' (NCA) ‘Hearts For The Arts Awards 2021’. The awards celebrate the unsung heroes of Local Authorities who are championing the arts against all odds.

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 | Cultural Recovery Fund
Press Release - Dec 2020

The Box receives Capital Kickstart grant from Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund

The Box has been awarded a £932,600 Capital Kickstart grant as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, helping to support a number of capital costs that were caused by the Covid-19 crisis earlier this year.

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 | Christmas in a Box Crowdfunder
Press Release - Nov 2020

Crowdfunder to bring ‘Christmas in a Box’ to thousands of local people

The Box has joined forces with Fosters Event Catering, the company that runs its Kitchen & Bar, for a special crowdfunding campaign aimed at helping local families during the festive season. At a time when food poverty is high on the news agenda, ‘Christmas in a Box’ aims to raise enough money to provide 10,000 people with the ingredients to make a Christmas dinner.

The Box | Attrill Bursary relaunched
Press Release - Nov 2020

Research bursary dedicated to former city Art Curator is relaunched

A research bursary established in the memory a long-serving member of the City Council’s staff has been relaunched, and applications are now open.

Statement on November lockdown
Press Release - Nov 2020

Statement on November lockdown

Following the government’s announcement on Saturday evening, we wanted to confirm that we will sadly be closed from 5pm on Wednesday 4 November until 10am on Wednesday 2 December.

The Box opens to great acclaim
Press Release - Oct 2020

'An incredible asset to our outstanding city' - The Box opens to great acclaim

More than 10,000 people have visited The Box since it opened two weeks ago. The city’s new museum, gallery and archive has been fully booked each day, with visitors sharing their overwhelmingly positive feedback on social media.

'A New Normal' winners revealed
Press Release - Oct 2020

'A New Normal' winners revealed

The winners of our ‘A New Normal’ photography competition have been chosen and presented with their prizes.