The Box Plymouth

There’s been a lot of good news to share at

The Box over the last month!

Culture Club
Would you like to explore the city’s collections in different ways, carry out some research and help co-curate a space at The Box? Thanks to a new fortnightly ‘Culture Club’ which starts on 18 March, you can do just that!


‘Culture Club’ will meet online at 6pm on alternate Thursdays and the sessions are free to join. The first few will examine the city’s collections through an LGBTQ+ lens – looking at what they reveal about this aspect of Plymouth’s history and their relevance to the LGBTQ+ community today.


For more information or to express an interest in taking part, send an email to by the end of Tuesday 16 March.


‘My Story’: LGBT+ micro-commissions

To mark LGBT History Month and celebrate the 10th anniversary of Plymouth’s award-winning ‘Pride in our Past’ project, we’ve just rolled out four digital micro-commissions.


‘My Story’ has been produced by four locally-based creatives, all of whom have used their commissions to explore their experiences of being part of the city’s LGBT+ community. You can see them now on our website.

Kehinde Wiley insights

Although the ‘Kehinde Wiley: Ship of Fools’ exhibition sadly won’t re-open, we have been sharing new resources connected to it. These include podcasts with our Senior Curator and Contemporary Art Curator and two newly commissioned texts that reflect on his ‘Narrenschiff’ film and a bronze bust of American hip-hop artist, Kanye West. You can access them all, and more, via our website.

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 and the national tour will culminate in Plymouth from 8 October to 23 December 2022!

Held every five years to showcase the work of British artists who have made a significant contribution to international contemporary art, BAS9 will be shown across four city venues – The Box, KARST, The Levinsky Gallery at the University of Plymouth and The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art. Put a marker in your calendars for autumn 2022!

A road map to re-opening

Plymouth’s major new museum, gallery and archive is hoping to re-open on Tuesday 18 May. Tickets should be available to book from mid-April and updates will be shared regularly via our website and social media channels.


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Image credits: Top - Oona Doherty, Hope Hunt, 2016-2021. Courtesy the artist. Photo Florian Thévenard, Middle - Culture Club, Bottom - Narrenschiff,