The season changed very quickly in October as we had blazing sunshine and warm temperatures one minute, and the next we wanted our sweaters and to grab our winter coats out of the closet!
I do love a change of season though, and even when it seems dark and dreary outside, there is a lot to be said for embracing the colder weather. You can get wrapped up in warm layers and visit events indoors where you can get cosy and also drink mulled wine in the build up to Christmas!
Check out my highlights of all the cultural things happening this month. Hope something takes your fancy.
This indie rock band from Edinburgh really bring something to the table with their energy and catchy tunes. They have a buzz about them that fills the room and a band to see at a good price. Promoting their 3rd album ‘Is This All We Are?’
This Martin Scorsesse film drops by at the Historic Dockyard and brings a fantastic cast with Leonard Decaprio, Robert De Niro and Lily Gladstone. Set in the turn of the 20th century and based on a true story, the fim brings an improbable romance of Ernest Burkhart and Mollie Kyle, “Killers of the Flower Moon” is an epic western crime saga, where real love crosses paths with unspeakable betrayal.
Unmade Radio is a breath of fresh air when it comes to the radio waves and showcases the independent radio talent we have in the city! They are raising money to allow the station to keep offering the platform to our community.
£6 in advance, £10 OTD
Rachel Johnston and Philip Sanderson work with the textile process, using the structures of weaving and cloth as the basis for experiment. Working with and against traditional techniques, this exhibition will show developing work that celebrates the narratives associated with cloth as well as its qualities of familiarity and mutability.
Artist-in-Residence Thaïs Verhasselt is hosting a series of drop-in sessions where participants will experiment with copper, its maniability and investigate its oxidation process, resulting in participants making their own copper sculptures.
The drop-in sessions will take place on the following dates: 12 November, 19 November, 26 November, 2 December, and 10 December, 11.30am-3pm.
Tickets are donations based and there are limited spaces. Book on Eventbrite here
Last year we had the moon installation and this year we have the SUN!
The SUN will be shining for a whole week as a giant illuminated art installation comes to St Mary’s Church!
For the first time ‘SUN’, an ambitious and unique experience created from a collaboration between astrophysicists and artists, will be seen on the south coast. You can see visit the SUN at St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5PA on the 16th from 7.30-9.00pm, and on the 17th- 22nd between 5.00pm-9.00pm
It has been brought to Portsmouth by St Mary’s Church in partnership with Fratton Big Local and will be part of the 8th annual Festival of Light. This year’s much-loved Lantern Parade is on Friday Nov 17th, leaving the Victory Business Centre at 7pm, and processing down Fratton Road, being lead by the Batala Portsmouth samba band, who will also be playing Under the SUN at 8.15pm.
It’s that time of year when wandering around a Christmas market full to the brim with independent pop-up businesses brings a smile and gives ideas for the big day! Many decent independent shops started life on the Love Southsea market.
The Christmas lights will be switched on from 5pm until 7pm
The amazing ceramic artist Hollie Thornley brings her debut solo show ‘Foraged and Found’. An exploration of the abundance of materials at our disposal which often go unnoticed; natural and discarded treasure.
Explore the connection between hand and mud. If you haven’t seen Hollie’s work yet this is a must-see.