There are many amazing events coming up in Portsmouth involving our supporting organisations:
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.
For more information visit: https://www.aspex.org.uk/whats-on/
The Man Who Left Is Not The Man Who Came Home
Kevin Dyer’s new play presented by Farnham Maltings ‘is the product of over a hundred interviews with soldiers and their wives – each a one-to-one conversation where secrets, regrets and untold details have been shared for the first time’.
Date: Tuesday 24th March 2020
Venue: Portsmouth Guildhall
Time: 8pm onwards
To book tickets and for more information click here
Black History Committee
‘Roads to Portsmouth’
On Wednesday 25 March Portsmouth Black History Committee will host a women’s evening called ‘Roads to Portsmouth’, a conversation with various women from African and Caribbean communities about their journeys to and in Portsmouth, exploring their experiences of being and becoming Portsmouth residents, whether they were born here, arrived as a young person, a student, an asylum seeker, a professional, or otherwise. It is hoped that through sharing our varied experiences, with the common theme of being a Portsmouth resident, participants and the audience begin to appreciate struggles of assimilation and adaptation while beginning to develop a shared sense of belonging. The event will be held in recognition of International Women’s Day earlier in the month on 8 March, as well as the International Day for the elimination of racial discrimination (21 March).
Date: Wednesday 25 March
Venue: Southsea Emporium, 152-156 Elm Grove, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5 1LR
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