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Journeys Festival International is HERE!

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.

Nikos Papadopolous, from Plasticobolism
Nikos Papadopolous, from Plasticobolism

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.

To view the catalogue visit http://issuu.com/artreach4/docs/jfi_a5_brochureportsmouth_digital/4?e=25748967/39138086

 

SOUTH CENTRAL SEEKING SUBMISSIONS

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.

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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 badhofbauer@southcentral.co.uk with “SOUTHCENTRAL submission” in the subject heading

 

Autumn Events at Fareham Library

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

7pm

Tickets: £3

The Criminal Conclusion: Fareham Library

Lovers of Crime fiction will not want to miss this great event at Fareham Library on Wednesday 30th September.

The Criminal Conclusion is a great evening event where a panel of local crime authors including:

Tracey Gorman

Richard V Frankland,

and

Diana Bretherick

will draw you in to their dark and twisted world of murder, mystery and suspense.  Find out more about the writers by clicking on their names to be take to their websites.

This is a ticketed event priced at £3.  As with all evening events at the library the panel begins at 7pm

Lucy Cruickshanks at Fareham Library

Meet the Author Lucy Cruickshanks as she visits Waterlooville Library this September to talk about her novels.

Join Lucy as she talks about her novels. Trader of Saigon and Road to Rangoon and how her travels have inspired her writing.

Lucy’s first novel, trader of Saigon was well received when it was published in 2013 with the Guardian describing it as having “a pacy plot” and a good debut.

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If you would like to know more about her process  then  book your tickets for Thursday 10 September 2015.  The event has a 7.30pm start and tickets are priced at £3

To book visit hants.gov.uk/library

Agatha Christie Evening: Fareham Library

This Wednesday 16th September Fareham Library would like to invite you to celebrate 125 years of the Queen of Crime for an evening of mystery and intrigue.

Agatha Christie Evening: Fareham Library
Agatha Christie

So join the team at Fareham Library for the Agatha Christie Festival: Murder Mystery Night

 

This starts at 7pm and tickets only cost £3

For more details visit www.hants.gov.uk/library