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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.

The Box | In my true element: Mark Weston (1905-1978)
History - Feb 2021

In my true element: Mark Weston (1905-1978)

Throughout February we’ve been marking LGBT History Month. The theme for 2021 has been ‘Body, Mind, Spirit’ and ‘Five Faces’ were selected to represent the LGBT+ community. One of these was Plymouth-born Mark Weston - an intersex* individual who was raised as a female named Mary Edith Louise Weston.

The Box | Two recipients selected for The Box’s 2021 Maureen Attrill Bursary
Press Release - Feb 2021

Two recipients selected for The Box’s 2021 Maureen Attrill Bursary

A postgraduate and an undergraduate from the University of Plymouth have secured research bursaries established by The Box and the family of a former long-serving member of staff.

The Box | Artist Development Bursaries: applications now open
Press Release - Feb 2021

Artist Development Bursaries: applications now open

We’re excited to announce that we’re inviting applications for five £1,000 bursaries from artists based in the South West, to support and share their practice through our digital platforms.

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!