Portsmouth Festival Guide

15 - 24 October 2021
Join us on the JOURNEY

Journeys Festival International is a festival taking place in Leicester, Manchester and Portsmouth, which for the first time will happen in each of the three cities at the same time from 15–24 October 2021.
 

This year’s programme includes an inspiring and powerful mix of visual and digital art exhibitions, virtual reality installations, performances, food gatherings, films and animations created by artists (and chefs!) from around the globe.

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Where There is Light

Where There is Light

by Squidsoup

15 - 24 October

St Mary's Church

Where There is Light is an immersive sound and light installation sharing the voices and stories of sanctuary-seeking communities from across the UK.

Where There is Light

Reckoning

Reckoning

by Akeim Toussaint Buck

19 October

New Theatre Royal

Reckoning blends contemporary dance, spoken word and digital animation.

Reckoning

Sounds of Sanctuary

Sounds of Sanctuary

by Momtaza Mehri and Addictive TV

Sounds of Sanctuary is a musical story sharing the journeys that the musicians experienced before making Europe their home.

Sounds of Sanctuary

Global Kitchen

Global Kitchen

by Local Participants

18 October

Outside-In

Our volunteer chefs take their favourite recipes and head to professional kitchens to prepare a feast featuring global dishes for you to enjoy.

Global Kitchen

Graffiti Art and Protest in Iran

Graffiti Art and Protest in Iran

by Parham Ghalamdar and Steven Lake

21 - 22 October

New Theatre Royal

Take a virtual reality tour of a water tunnel in Iran that became a canvas for graffiti artists and a focal point for political and social protest.

Graffiti Art and Protest in Iran

Halabja: In the Golden Days

Halabja: In the Golden Days

by Gulan

14 October - 3 November

Portsmouth Cathedral

Halabja: In the Golden Days is an exhibition celebrating the rich history and culture of Halabja in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Halabja: In the Golden Days

Your City Is A World Of Its Own

Your City Is A World Of Its Own

by Thomas Buckley

15 - 24 October

Online

Your City Is A World Of Its Own is an online space showcasing creative work by young people.

Your City Is A World Of Its Own

Wonderland

Wonderland

by Mohammad Barrangi

13 - 24 October

Aspex Portsmouth

Wonderland is an exhibition of new work by internationally renowned artist Mohammad Barrangi. Aspex Portsmouth will also host a live painting by the artist.

Wonderland

Look Up

Look Up

by Various Artists

15 - 24 October

Across the city centre

Look Up is a series of new visual artworks displayed in public locations across Leicester, Manchester and Portsmouth.

Look Up

Journeys into Film

Journeys into Film

by Various Artists

21 October

No.6 Cinema

A rousing and reflective programme of short films made by filmmakers from sanctuary-seeking backgrounds.

Journeys into Film

Tale of Tresses

Tale of Tresses

by Maral Mamaghanizadeh

13 - 24 October

Aspex Portsmouth

Tale of Tresses is a new film by artist Maral Mamaghanizadeh, exploring the stories of female migrants and refugees through dance, jewellery and costume.

Tale of Tresses

Tale of Tresses (Exhibition)

Tale of Tresses (Exhibition)

by Maral Mamaghanizadeh

13 - 24 October

Aspex Portsmouth

The exhibition features contemporary percussive jewellery, as shown in the accompanying film by Maral Mamaghanizadeh screened at Aspex Portsmouth.

Tale of Tresses (Exhibition)

Textile Journeys through Portsmouth

Textile Journeys through Portsmouth

by Splodge Designs and Local Participants

15 - 24 October

St Mary's Church

Exhibiting a glorious carnival costume created by local participants, alongside Where There is Light.

Textile Journeys through Portsmouth

Support us on the Journey

Support us on the Journey

by ArtReach

15 - 24 October

Leicester, Manchester and Portsmouth

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Support us on the Journey