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:
So lovely people the inaugural Fareham Arts FEstival is here!!!!
August 8th -16th
There is so much going on over 9 days in Fareham that your eyes will melt. We have exhibitions in 19 venues featuring some amazing talent from as far afield as Spain. You can come and pick up free art magnets from Sticks Gallery too. From textiles to painting, installation to print there is something for everyone!
The Art Market. We can possibly fit a couple more in but you must let us know soon as this is the first one we do not want it overcrowded and give our amazing artists and artisans room to shine. This is going to be amazing. The quality of work coming in is massive, I am very excited about this one!!!
We also have free music, including today’s Choir Showcase at Locks Heath Shopping Village and very cheap gigs that are only £5 a ticket
Plus Free Theatre
Writing Workshops, book signings, performances and poetry (with the exception of Apples & Snakes this is all free to attend)
Art Workshops: on Monday we have bookmaking and next Saturday a Children’s Mixed Media workshop
Film with the brilliant screening of The Lego Movie at Bursledon Brickworks with free museum entry included in the ticket.
The screening for the Fareham Shorts: International Short Film Competition. This will be an amazing night with red carpet, awards and Q&A session with the filmmakers
We’d love as many of you to come down as possible and help us build on this in future years to create a massive arts festival that celebrates all the brilliance and diversity that exists in this our chosen field!!