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There are many amazing events coming up in Portsmouth involving our supporting organisations:

Aspex Gallery


Between January and April, Aspex Gallery will be hosting TRANSFORMATION, their programme for winter 2020. This solo exhibition by artist Sarah Taylor Silverwood was commissioned by The New Art Gallery Walsall in 2019 and is presented at Aspex with support from the University of Portsmouth‘s Interreg EU funded PONToon project.

Sarah Taylor Silverwood’s exhibition Daphne challenges the way that historical story structures can shape contemporary social narratives and relations of power. Revisiting the myth of Daphne and Apollo, the film navigates the way Daphne is pursued by Apollo, eventually escaping through physical transformation. Here, the extended chase scene is retold and abstracted through the animation and pastel-hued installations, raising questions about voice, power and the body.

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VE Day 75 – Friday 8 May 2020: Join in the celebrations

Portsmouth City Council is inviting people to commemorate and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of fighting in Europe, marking the end of the Second World War on the continent.

On the PCC VE Events page, you’ll find lots of ideas and ways for you to get involved while following national rules on social distancing. This includes information about stay at home street parties and other events such as:

You may also be interested in details from Wave 105 and the Royal British Legion, which give details about other events/activities you can get involved in.

Refugee Week 2020

The theme for this year’s Refugee Week (15-21st June 2020) is ‘Imagine’

You can get involved by holding or taking part in a Refugee Week event or activity, or doing one of their Refugee Week 2020 Simple Acts (coming soon).

For more information click here

Journeys Festival 2020

This year’s Journeys Festival will take place in October 2020, with dates to be announced.

Check here for updates

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutiliation

6th February 2021, click here for more information