Emergency 2017 call for artists launches at Aspex Portsmouth

Aspex Gallery Portsmouth are seeking artists working in all media for their open submission exhibition, EMERGENCY. This is an international opportunity, seeking applications from anyone who considers themselves to be an emerging artist. A maximum of ten artists will be selected for a group show, which will open in December 2017.

Portsmouth Festivities 2017

From Friday 16th June through Sunday 25th June 2017, Portsmouth Festivities returns, capturing imaginations, celebrating diversity, and exploring Portsmouth’s amazing heritage. Now in its 18th year, Portsmouth Festivities has developed a reputation for running high-quality events with professional artists in the city’s unique venues. Both regionally and nationally, their reach continues …
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Play Dead present Unsheltered Bones by Donna Poingdestre

Tattoo studio and street art gallery space Play Dead host a solo show by Southsea creative Donna Poingdestre, titled ‘Unsheltered Bones’. Unsheltered Bones is an homage to the human condition by an artist with an exquisite eye and soul offering. Influenced and informed by an understanding of the human anatomy, …
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Portsmouth Festivities unveils theme for 2017

2017 marks the 18th anniversary of Portsmouth Festivities, an annual week-long celebration of the city’s art, culture, music, theatre, and other creative scenes. The festival has been growing year-on-year since, offering more and more creative individuals and organisations the chance to showcase their work. Portsmouth Festivities are calling for organisations …

Shakespeare’s Globe bring Two Gentlemen of Verona to New Theatre Royal

Shakespeare’s Globe are partnering with Portsmouth’s New Theatre Royal for the premiere of their brand new touring production: The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The premiere run will take place at the New Theatre Royal from 13th through 16th July. The play will be directed by Nick Bagnall, who is looking …

Portsmouth Hotwalls Studios opens after £1.75m investment

The hotly-anticipated Hotwalls Studios in Old Portsmouth opens Friday 8th July following major renovations and investment of more than £1.75m. In August 2014, Portsmouth City Council’s concept received funding from the government’s Coastal Communities Fund. This approval allowed plans for 13 working studios and a brasserie on site. After a …

Pam Ayres: 40 Years On

Pam Ayres brings her current show to New Theatre Royal after the recent publication of her latest book, You Made Me Late Again! Pam Ayres has been making the nation laugh for over 40 years. Her work is funny, and approachable. Her hair-trigger timing, her eye for the detail of …
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Another successful year for Portsmouth Festivities comes to an end

Another year of events from Portsmouth Festivities has ended, and early feedback from audience members is that this years schedule was and excellent experience. The Festivities opening Gala Concert with the London Contemporary Orchestra (LCO) was something new for Portsmouth audiences, leaving them pleasantly surprised and with a taste of a …

’Are Friends Electric?’ — a lecture on electricity

The faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth present a lecture at the Eldon Building on Friday 24th June about electricity as a concept. A series of electric moments will be explored, ranging from conceptual art such as that created by Duchamp to post-punk musicians like …
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Arts Lodge in Victoria Park at threat of closure

Mark Lewis, founder and director of the Arts Lodge in Victoria Park, has launched an online petition to save the community space after threat of closure by Portsmouth City Council. The petition states that the council have refused to renew the lease of the building to Art & Soul …

Poetry-inspired street art coming to Portsmouth

A new piece of street art is coming to Portsmouth City Centre this month to mark the start of a new effort to engage residents with poetry. Portsmouth Poetry and Portsmouth City Council are teaming up on a 15metre piece of art on Marketway, celebrating the work of acclaimed poet …

We Don’t Need Culture project launches at Somerstown Central

An event at Somerstown Central Hub has seen the launch of We Don’t Need Culture, a project by local artist Karl Rudziak which aims to re-evaluate the word ‘culture’. The project launch coincided with an exhibition which celebrated the culmination of 12 months of portrait work by Karl, who has …