Press Release Articles

The Box | Christmas dinner fundraiser creates a lasting legacy
Press Release - Jun 2021

Christmas dinner fundraiser creates a lasting legacy

A festive fundraising campaign led by The Box and Nat Tallents, the Executive Chef for our Kitchen & Bar is still giving – more than six months after the closing date.

The Box | Artist Camille Walala to create new public artwork for Tavistock Place
Press Release - Jun 2021

Artist Camille Walala to create new public artwork for Tavistock Place

The Box is delighted to announce a new public art commission by internationally renowned artist Camille Walala. The commission, which is curated by Alter-Projects, is a major highlight of our summer 2021 programme. It will form part of a series of events and activations designed to bring our newly created public square, Tavistock Place to life for the very first time.

The Box | The Box to host European premiere of award-winning Australian exhibition
Press Release - Jun 2021

The Box to host European premiere of award-winning Australian exhibition

The Box is proud to announce the European premiere of the National Museum of Australia’s award-winning exhibition 'Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters' from 21 October – 27 February 2022. The exhibition forms part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22, a major programme of cultural exchange taking place across the two nations.

The Box | New exhibition will examine the relationship between Reynolds and the Eliot family
Press Release - Jun 2021

New exhibition will examine the relationship between Reynolds and the Eliot family

A new exhibition, opening at The Box on 24 July, will explore the enduring connection between Plympton-born artist, Sir Joshua Reynolds and the Eliot family of Port Eliot in St Germans, Cornwall.

The Box | ‘Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400’ to set sail again this summer
Press Release - Jun 2021

‘Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400’ to set sail again this summer

The Box will welcome Made by Katie Green’s ‘Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400’ to Plymouth this July.

The Box | The Box is on the shortlist for trio of prestigious awards
Press Release - Jun 2021

The Box is on the shortlist for trio of prestigious awards

The Box has been shortlisted for three awards and needs the public’s help to win one of them.

The Box | Elizabethan House set to reopen this July
Press Release - Jun 2021

Elizabethan House set to reopen this July with new immersive audio-visual experience

Plymouth’s Elizabethan House will reopen on Tuesday 20 July following a major restoration as part of Plymouth’s Mayflower 400 commemorations.

The Box | Victoria Pomery OBE, Founding Director of Turner Contemporary, confirmed as new CEO
Press Release - May 2021

Victoria Pomery OBE, Founding Director of Turner Contemporary, confirmed as new CEO

The Box has confirmed the appointment of Victoria Pomery OBE as its new Chief Executive Officer.

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 | Art collections at The Box boosted by new contemporary acquisitions
Press Release - Apr 2021

Art collections at The Box boosted by new contemporary acquisitions

The Contemporary Art Society has donated three works of art to The Box’s permanent collections. Plymouth’s major new museum, art gallery and archive has acquired a film and a diptych by multidisciplinary artist duo, Quinlan & Hastings. It’s also acquired a stunning porcelain work by Haitian-American artist, Morel Doucet.

The Box | Plymouth pays its respects to His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Press Release - Apr 2021

Plymouth pays its respects to His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

After the announcement of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, the city of Plymouth will be paying its respects.

The Box | The Box to receive £211,500 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund
Press Release - Apr 2021

The Box to receive £211,500 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

The Box has received a further funding boost to help it deal with the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a grant of £211,500 from the second round of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.