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New schools programme at The Box is ready for lift off

Authored by Mary

Teachers and students can start planning their visits to The Box – thanks to a new schools programme which has launched today.

The schools programme caters for Early Years, Key Stages 1-5, Special Educational Needs, Further and Higher Education through a series of bookable workshops. The sessions, which will take place across The Box’s galleries, have been co-designed with schools to...

Babcock and Citybus sign up to support The Box

Authored by Mary

The Box has secured two new sponsorship deals with Babcock and Plymouth Citybus.

Babcock has signed up as the venue’s first Corporate Gallery Partner, while Plymouth Citybus has become its first Figureheads Sponsor.

Babcock’s sponsorship is for the ‘Port of Plymouth’ gallery. Spread across two rooms, the gallery highlights Plymouth’s development from the Bronze Age to the...

The Box secures significant funding to keep rare work of art in the UK

Authored by Mary

The Box has raised nearly a quarter of a million pounds from five key funders to save a rare piece of 19th century studio pottery for the nation.

The work of art is a large sculpture of an anthropomorphic crab. It’s a humorous object measuring almost half a metre long with grinning eyes, a curling moustache, cropped beard and smile of uneven teeth.

It was made in June 1880...

The Box annouces full opening programme

Authored by News Desk

The Box is the largest multi-disciplinary arts and heritage museum space opening anywhere in the UK in 2020. Originally three separate buildings, its ground-breaking design has completely transformed, extended and combined Plymouth’s former City Museum and Art Gallery, Central Library buildings and St Luke’s Church to create a cutting-edge, interactive cultural centre with 13 new galleries...

Volunteer opportunities now available at The Box

Authored by Mary

Would you like to volunteer at The Box? The city’s brand new museum, art gallery and archive is set to open in the spring and people are being invited to get involved.

Volunteering is a great way to contribute to something you’re passionate about and gain industry experience. Three different volunteer opportunities are currently available, all of which involve providing support to...

Plymouth College of Art Commercial Photography students archive collections at The Box

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Students from Plymouth College of Art’s BA (Hons) Commercial Photography for Fashion, Advertising and Editorial course have collaborated with expert curators from The Box, Plymouth to photograph items from the collections of the £40+ million cultural development which is set to open in spring 2020.

Guided by Curator of Art, Terah Walkup and Media Archivist, Stacey Anderson, the...

The Box appoints a Head of Contemporary Arts

Authored by Mary

As it builds towards its opening in 2020, The Box, Plymouth has appointed a new Head of Contemporary Arts to spearhead its ambitious visual arts programme.

Nigel Hurst comes to Plymouth after 23 years at the Saatchi Gallery in London, most recently as its Gallery Director and CEO. He will start work at The Box in early September.

During this time, he has led the growth of the...

Film: Remembrance (1982)

A sell-out in November, and now back by popular demand to coincide with Plymouth History Festival, Remembrance following a group of Devonport-based Royal Navy ratings, due to sail to America for a six-month NATO exercise. On their last night in port they go out on the town, hitting Plymouth's notorious Union Street district, with violent results.

The film features a distinctive Brian Eno soundtrack, significant early performances from British actors who have gone on to establish significant careers such as Gary Oldman, Timothy Spall and John Altman. It is also a compelling...

Trans-form – Trevor Bell

Trans-Form presents a selection of major works spanning the last three decades of award-winning artist Trevor Bell’s career, including the most recent paintings and favoured works from the artist’s personal archive.

Along with other significant artists who were working in St Ives in the 1950s, Trevor Bell (1930-2017), helped establish British art on the international stage. He also spent 20 years living and working in America and showed work on both sides of the Atlantic.

Trans-Form is the last exhibition supervised by Trevor Bell who passed away in November 2017. Recently...

Foundation stone laid at The Box in Plymouth

Authored by News Desk

The team behind the development of Plymouth’s exciting new cultural and heritage attraction has celebrated another milestone for the project today.

The foundation stone for The Box, Plymouth was laid in a special ceremony attended by representatives from Plymouth City Council, construction firm Willmott Dixon and other key partners and stakeholders.

The stone was unveiled by...

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