So tomorrow is the launch of the Portsmouth leg of Journeys Festival International. This yearly event is a celebration of the amazing stories and talent of refugee artists and through its program it aims to create a “positive interface” with the community.
Over twelve days there is an assortment of paid for and free events where people are invited to watch, to view, to listen and most importantly, to participate with the work of refugee artists; learning more about their stories and engaging with their practice.
Events range from the container project, know as the “Well-Come” project where 10 young artists from the refugee and asylum seeker community will work with urban artist, M-One, exploring their creativity inside the container. To Cafe Conversations on a variety of topics related to the themes that affect refugees and the wider world; to a reading from Hidden a Sunday Times book of the week by young person’s author, Miriam Halahmy; to pop-up theatre; more theatre; visual art including the work of Nikos Papadopolous’ Plasticobolism series which will be viewable around the city (you can find our more about the work here) and later in The Container Project.
We will be checking in with quite a lot of the work over the coming twelve days and will keep you updated, our highlights will also feature in the Winter edition of South Central.
Calling all artists, writers and photographers. We are currently seeking submissions for the next issue of South Central, the Art and Culture magazine for the south central region of England. South Central is printed quarterly and is available in our shop, by subscription and at stockists throughout the region. We are a small publication and at present cannot pay for contributions but all contributors get full credit, a link to their work and a free copy of the magazine.
We are particularly interested in publishing new writing, whether that be articles, essays, poetry or fiction.
Every issue we feature different artists from the south central region (Poole to Chichester, IOW to Newbury) and their work; if you would like us to feature you then please get in touch with examples of your work and we will contact you if successful. One artist will be chosen as the cover artwork.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with “SOUTHCENTRAL submission” in the subject heading
Wednesday 28th October see’s Rupert Matthews – The History Man visit Fareham Library to discuss The Ghosts of Hampshire. Tickets are £4 and can be purchased via the library or online. As with all events at the library this starts at 7pm.
On Wednesday 25th November Charlie Read will lead an evening looking at
The Life and Times of George Formby
This is your chance to hear the life story of the famous British entertainer – plus a sing along to his well known songs