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Your Art in a Magazine


So it’s that time of year again, South Central are once again on the lookout for interesting, challenging, or beautiful work for it’s winter edition.  South Central is  the Art and Culture magazine for the south central region of the UK and is available at various locations about the region.

Artists interested in being featured must send a high res image of their work (at least 300dpi, this is best print quality and you can click on “properties” to make sure this is at the right level), their name, the title and materials of the piece and their website,  by midnight on Sunday 30th October, to editorial@southcentral.co.uk.

All selected artists will be informed before Saturday 5th November.

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


Create the Cover of Inaugural Issue of South Central

This is a great opportunity for any artist working in 2D media.  The Live Art Local CIC family is unleashing a new art and culture publication on the world based around the south central region and those making art and culture happen in it.  With a DIY aesthetic each issue will be an artefact in its own right and we seek to showcase the amazing talent that is out there in our area!


We are seeking an artist who lives or works within the region shown below to create the lead artwork for the inaugural edition of South Central due to launch on March 15th 2016

map showing region covered by South Central

Artists can work in any 2D medium/media and work can be new or existing work.   We are especially keen to see work that has some relationship to the south central region, although this is not necessary.

To submit work is absolutely free, if you are not chosen for the front cover this time we may still be able to include your work.  Artists will be credited and a link to their website provided within the first 2 pages.


All you need to do is to fill out form below and upload the piece you would like featured.  Please save the file you are sending in the format “name – title-southcentral”.  We need to receive all works no later than the 15th February.  The successful artist will be notified no later than the 17th February.

As we are using the image you send us you need to make sure that the photo you send is well lit and at least 300dpi with dimensions no less than A5 size.  We can accept jpegs, eps, psd,ai, png, and pdf files

South Central Artwork



This is a Live Art Local CIC/Sticks Gallery project to find out more visit Live art Local or to become an artist affiliate and find new opportunities and free submissions visit affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk

Being Human: festival of the humanities

Being Human Festival is coming……..13th -21st November 2015

So it’s that time of year again, the Being Human festival is coming to Portsmouth from November 13th -21st 2015 and it is not to be missed.

Being Human is the first UK wide festival of the humanities and it is back for a second year.  Portsmouth University has a key role in the event leading the series, Port City: Narratives of Migration .  As  Yael Friedman says on the Portsmouth University Being Human Facebook page:
“Portsmouth tends to be associated with the history of the Navy, and there is a mistaken perception that the city is mono-cultural. Through its lectures, walk, workshop, exhibition and readings, Port City: Narratives of Migration aims to dispel this notion and encourage people to think a little differently about the city’s history.” Yael Friedman


There are 5 key events associated with the period and although they are all FREE, numbers are limited so early booking is essential:

13 November: Drinking tea to escape the noise of the world

14 November: Portsmouth sailortown walk

17 November: Engaging with the past: Migration memories

18 November: Reviving the crescent: Portsmouth connects with Asia

21 November: Exploring Walter Besant’s ‘By Celia’s Arbour’ – Creative Writing Workshop

Being Human is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and the British Academy (BA) with additional support from the Wellcome Trust.

If you want to find out more about Being Human please visit the website: http://beinghumanfestival.org/

To find out more about Port City please visit their Facebook page: