Thursday, 08 July 2021 12:58

Summer Programme at The Box in Plymouth

The Box in Plymouth has unveiled its first-ever summer events programme with a wide variety of activities to suit everyone filled with art, film and fun.

Highlights from the programme include:

  • ‘Putting Things In Perspective’ – a new temporary public artwork by international artist Camille Walala will bring colour and fun to Tavistock Place from 15 July until 5 September.
  • On 16 and 17 July, Made by Katie Green brings her innovative take on dance and performance to Tavistock Place. The ‘Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400’ explores the story of the passengers who sailed aboard the Mayflower 400 years ago. Free 30-minute performances will take place on both dates at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
  • From 22 July, an outdoor pop-up screen on the side of St Luke’s church will host a range of free, non-bookable family-friendly films including ‘Ice Age’ and ‘Night at the Museum’.
  • The pop-up screen will also show evening performances of Hollywood movies starring descendants of the Mayflower including ‘1917’ and ‘Mamma Mia!’ – tickets are standard (£12) and VIP (£15). Plymouth Arts Cinema will also take over the screen on 29-31 July as part of its popular Open Air Cinema.
  • A fun series of family-friendly activities starts on 27 July and runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays until 4 September. The free sessions will take inspiration from a different gallery or collection each week including the Bronze Age, Ancient Egypt, insects and archives.
  • A new exhibition themed around 14 portraits from the city’s fine art collections, ‘Family & Friends: Reynolds at Port Eliot’ opens on 24 July.

Councillor Mark Deacon, Cabinet Member for Customer Services, Culture, Leisure and Sport said: “This is a great summer programme that offers something for people of all ages and interests from curator-led talks to family arts and crafts, and Ancient Egypt to cutting-edge contemporary art. After living through such a challenging year everyone is looking forward to better times. These events will ensure that summer at The Box is both fascinating and fun.”

For the full summer programme listing and to book tickets to visit The Box and any bookable events visit tickets can also be booked at the venue’s Welcome Desk (subject to availability).