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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 | Christmas opening hours
News - Dec 2020

Christmas opening hours

Like a lot of other organisations, we're taking a short break in between Christmas and New Year - but we'll be open again from early next week and will also be open on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day!

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.

Join us for our first Christmas
News - Dec 2020

Join us for our first Christmas

Jingle all the way to The Box this December! We’ve pulled a great programme of activities together for a socially distanced but magical first Christmas.

Firsts, Thanks and Misgivings | The Box Plymouth
History - Nov 2020

Firsts, Thanks and Misgivings

The story of Thanksgiving is surprising. Like much of the Mayflower story, it blurs fact and fiction, hope and despair, time and tradition.

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.

The first high definition TV service
News - Nov 2020

The first high definition TV service

On 2 November 1936, the BBC began the world’s first ‘high definition’ television broadcast service. Back then, high definition was classed as a minimum of 240 horizontal lines rather than the 1080 horizontal lines of today’s digital high definition television. It was however, very much high definition when compared to earlier systems, like the one pictured above, which were only 30 lines.

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.

Black History Month 2020
News - Oct 2020

Black History Month 2020

Over the last few weeks we’ve been sharing information about our collections, archives and public programme on our social media platforms to mark Black History Month. In case you missed any of our posts, here’s a roundup of some of the key things we’ve published.

Jack Leslie: A discovery in the archives
History - Oct 2020

Jack Leslie: A discovery in the archives

Earlier this year when Jack Leslie’s story became more widely known, we weren’t sure if we had any items in our collections connected to this talented footballer - but timing is often a strange thing.