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The ‘ocean city’ is awash with new art spaces and community festivities as it commemorates the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower

Everyone’s talking about The Box, Plymouth’s new, £46m “cultural destination” combining a museum, gallery and archive, plus cafe and bar, which opens on 29 September (postponed from May). A transformation of the original, Edwardian city museum and art gallery, extended and amalgamated with the former city library and St Luke’s Church, it will open with what organisers are calling a “myth-busting”, Mayflower-themed Legend and Legacy show, and Making It, a contemporary art show featuring works by Leonor Antunes, Eva Grubinger, Alexandre da Cunha, Christopher Baker and Sir Antony Gormley.

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