The festive month is finally here and some great things to look forward to and I am not just talking about the Baileys on offer at Tesco!
Here are a few things I can’t wait to do.
Roo will be heading to the Corner Collective for her first solo show called ‘An Exhibition with Roo’s Crew’ and there has been a huge buzz about it in the Southsea community. Painting in Portsmouth back in September, as part of Look Up Portsmouth, meant that locals got to taste Roo’s style when she painted the side of the building at the Corner Collective.
Roo who is London -based, has also painted in the city on many occasions and over the last year you may have seen the fabulous rat mural at the back of Debenhams, just off Palmerston Road. Find out all about this cool show by clicking on the link above.
Pop along for an unforgettable Friday Late, and experience Aspex like never before as they open the doors after hours for music, VJ’s, immersive visual art and more.
At Friday Late: Futurescapes you can:
Enjoy a DJ set as the Learning Space transforms into a dance floor. The bar will also be open throughout the evening serving refreshments.
Be hypnotised by live visuals from the one000plateaus VJ collective performed by Snowglobe, Amalog, Drlighthouse and guests.
Enjoy art after dark and explore our current exhibitions – The Platform Graduate Award 2023 and Structurally Unsound by Ruth Petersen
Take part in a screen printing session with Downtown Pompey as part of their Queer Joy campaign.
Meet artist-in-residence Thaïs Verhasselt and learn more about her practice and participate in a creative workshop
Experience a VR experience produced by artist Lara Kobeissi
Join the team at the Southsea Spirit bar for an afternoon of retro style while indulging in cocktail specials from eras gone by as you explore a treasure trove of exquisite vintage finds.
Discover affordable gems perfect for holiday parties or that special gift, from party dresses to cosy ski jackets and unique unisex pieces!
Free entry and starts 1pm until 6pm 🙂
Make time to join the annual Lake of Lights in-memory event, taking place at Canoe Lake in Southsea on Sunday, 17 December 2023, from 5pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to remember those special to you and dedicate a candle that will be placed on the lake to create a magical ‘Lake of Lights’ while reflecting on memories shared with loved ones who are no longer with us.
Everyone is welcome to attend our Lake of Lights event, whether you have received support from the Charity or not.
Visit the website here for all the details.
There are, of course, lots more events happening and you can find out about those through the council ‘What’s On’ page as well as events on Facebook.