Pupils from The Portsmouth Grammar School have been invited to create entirely new work in response to twenty years of specially selected Festivities archive material. Experience this diverse exhibition and pay homage to the Portsmouth Festivities in its 20th year.
2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the Portsmouth Festivities. It has been wonderful to look back on the fantastic events presented by the festival over the last twenty years, and to celebrate, our theme this year is ‘Twenty’. We’re paying homage to the festival’s extraordinary history with a programme that explores Portsmouth’s past and looks to its future, with new faces at the festival including The Cardinall’s Musick, award-winning restaurant critic Jay Rayner, and Estonian folk sensation Mari Kalkun. We’re also welcoming back performers who have gone on to achieve acclaim in the years since, such as cellist Guy Johnston and organist James Davy, as well as the internationally renowned chamber choir Tenebrae. All this and a host of workshops, exhibitions, talks, and shows continue to raise Portsmouth’s reputation as a centre for the creative and cultural arts. Wherever you are in twenty years’ time, you can be sure you won’t have forgotten this year’s Portsmouth Festivities.
Time: 11.00 AM to 4.00 PM
Location: Aspex Gallery
Gunwharf Quays car park, street parking
Disabled parking is available at the gallery upon request. Please call in advance to reserve a space (02392 778080). Please check with the front desk on arrival that you are correctly parked. Visitors who park in residents’ parking spaces may be clamped, for which the gallery takes no responsibility. Once inside Aspex, the exhibition space is all on one flat level. Visitors requiring assistance may also use our intercom, situated to the right of the large frosted-glass door, to alert staff who will be happy to assist. If you have any requirements you wish to discuss in advance of your visit, please do call the gallery. We will be very pleased to discuss your needs in order to ensure your visit is as enjoyable as possible.