November sees lots of cool things happening locally. Make sure to support your independents and pop along to local cultural places. All the events and exhibitions listed are free (except for one) to attend which means culture doesn’t have to be expensive for you or your family.
4th/5th/6th November When We Were Cows exhibition at The Corner Collective FREE
If you missed the opening wknd of this incredible exhibition by the artist WWWC then now is the last chance to see work that has depth and drama. Have a read here to find out more.
5th November Pitt St Skate Park Opening. £5.00 per session.
Pop along to the new indoor skatepark on Saturday which has lots of events on throughout the day. Starting with a Scooter Jam at 10am until 12pm. Followed by a BMX Jam and Rollerblade session then a Skateboard Jam and celebrations of Bored Of Southsea 25 years! This all starts at 4pm and until midnight. With food on-site and a fabulous atmosphere, it’s going to be a cool venue to venture to. One for all the family!
Bonfire Night King George Playings Field 9th November FREE
The event will begin at 4pm, with the bonfire being lit at 6.30pm and then a firework display at 7.30pm. There will be hot food available as well as a children’s funfair.
12th November Interstellar Food Drive At Staggeringly Good Beer Venue Non-Perishable Donation
After the success of last year, the Interstellar Food Drive in aid of Portsmouth Food Bank is back! Once again a donation of non-perishable goods, that go to local food banks is expected at the door. There will be bands playing all throughout the day, vinyl DJs, art stalls, retro arcades and also a raffle featuring lots of prizes. All the money raised from the raffle will go to Portsmouth Food Bank. Doors open at 1pm.
15th -27th November Paint and Clay Jack House Gallery FREE
A new exhibition of various artists working in art and ceramics. Opening event Thurs 17th November 6pm -8pm, all welcome.
19th -20th November Anglepoise Pop Up Lighting event Round Tower Hotwalls. FREE
One not to miss, this event allows the public to buy ex-display, samples and not-quite-perfect lights for much less than you would pay in the shops! A nice way to potter around Old Portsmouth and have a browse. All the money raised is going towards Portsmouth Food Bank.
Open Sat -10-5pm Sun- 11am -4pm
17th/18th/19th November We Shine Festival City Wide FREE
After the immense success of last year’s event, the We Shine festival is back and also in new places across the city. Have a look at the link to see all that is happening as well as the WE CREATE MARKET being held at Pitt St Skatepark.
Touchy Subject Aspex Gallery Now -23 Dec FREE
This exhibition showcases the work of two recent graduates from the BA (Hons) Craft and Material Practices course at Arts University Plymouth. Utilising the interplay of sight and touch, one of the artist’s works is visually tactile, inviting the impulse to touch, while the other is literally tactile, allowing physical interaction with the objects. Through these works, we can explore different ways of seeing visually and haptically.
Featured Image – Anglepoise