If you know me well then you will know that the first part of September was taken up with the Look Up Paint Festival!
Now that the paint has dried and the street artists have gone home it gives a chance to see what there is going on for the rest of the month.
Look Up Paint Festival Tour
If you didn’t get a chance to walk around and look at all the artwork put up around the city then please don’t worry. You can pick up a map from the Corner Collective on Albert Road and go for a walk any wknd. Take your friends or family and soak up all the amazing walls that have been painted during September. There are some amazing highlights including the huge mural on Goldsmith Avenue by The London Police!
The Formula Kite European Championships 23rd/24th September
Arriving for the finals on Saturday the 23rd of September is the Formula Kite European Championships and will reside on Eastney Beach all wknd.
The RYA who won the right to host this event this year, said, “The finals weekend (23-24 September) is completely FREE to attend for spectators. Come along and watch the world’s best riders battle it out just metres from the shore at Eastney Beach.
The Event Village (which will be on the beach near the Eastney toilets) will feature music, food and drink stalls, kids activities, opportunities to try watersports and a big screen to view all the action on the water.”
All the best kite riders will be there gliding across the sea and making it look easy. You can enjoy a picnic with a great view and take in the atmosphere over the wknd. I think it does look like a really fun thing to watch and is also free to attend. Look out for the Southsea Deli truck offering up tasty treats and drinks in its usual place! The Portsmouth Distillery will have its Rum Shack down there for people to buy drinks from and taste their speciality rums and gins.
Craft and Flea – St Marys Church Fratton – 23rd September 10am
Craft & Flea is a collection of independent makers, collectors, designers and creatives all under one roof! There will be our favourite duo Bubblehead Barista and Southcoast Bagel Co teaming up there for food and drinks as well as other traders.
This is not a typical craft fair. Stalls have been handpicked based on their high-quality, on-trend products.
Under 12’s – FREE (no need for a ticket)
Pre-booked tickets will ensure priority entry to the event. The ticket time is an arrival time ONLY. Your time within the event will not be capped.
OKTOBEERFEST 23rd September Gosport
Oktobeerfest is back at St John’s Church which sits over at Gosport! Grab the ferry and hop on over for a fantastic event!
The event is offering a range of great German style Lager, Craft Beer, Jägermeister, Cider and spirits for all tastes
Friends from Grate are back serving delicious German-style bratwurst and other tasty treats.
Live Oompah music with the return of the fantastic Dickie and The Von Hornstars.
You can choose whether you want to attend the day session or the evening!
Day Session is 12- 5 pm
Evening session is 6-11 pm and over 18’s only
Alice Hume Exhibition – Round Tower Old Portsmouth – Friday 22nd September to 24th September
The Historic Round Tower in Old Portsmouth brings artist Alice Hume (a previous resident at the Hotwall Studios) with her current exhibition From Soil to Cloth. It is a chance to see the final outcomes of From Soil to Cloth exhibited together for the very first time. Explore the journey of this project and the stories of those involved through film, photography and handwoven textiles. FREE ENTRY
There will be free workshops to attend and you can find out more and book here
Gallery No1 – Jack House Gallery – 19th September – 1st October
A brand new exhibition pop-up Gallery No.1 brings a buzz to Old Portsmouth with a wide selection of beautiful photography including iconic photographs of Marilyn Monroe by George Barris and Bert Stern. Photographers will include Linda Frost, Richard Gardner, Stephen Perry, Joerg Warda, Lisa Wilson , Igor Vasiliadis and more with subjects from wildlife to celebrity portraiture, local scenes to Hong Kong!
Between June 1 and July 18, 1962, just two weeks before Marilyn died, George Barris became the last photographer to shoot Marilyn Monroe. Known as the “Last Photos” this series of photographs, over 250 in all, were taken on the beach in Santa Monica and at a private home in the Hollywood Hills. The photos are all shot with natural lighting and with no artifice as to reveal the “true” Marilyn, and leave us with a window of what she was possibly thinking in the last days…”
A must for any Marylin Monroe fans out there. Check out more details here.
Gallery Open Daily 10.30-5pm
Sunday 1st October 10.30am – 4.00pm.