Creative Imaginings of Portsmouth’s Past from Ports Fest

Creative Imaginings of Portsmouth’s Past

This event builds upon work by Dr. Louis Netter who has used reportage drawing to explore the confluence of past and present in Portsmouth’s social, cultural and economic makeup. This work utilises a range of creative practices to re-imagine the city as it once was and reflect it as it is today. This event will include contributions by Dr. Tom Sykes (UoP Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing) and Olly Gruner (Senior Lecture in Visual Culture). They will also explore an understanding of the city through a creative lens that acknowledges the often flawed and overly simplistic narratives that cities and people tell about themselves.

From the riotous bedrooms of Spice Island’s brothels to the rat-infested dockyards and the mean streets of The Hard, Jack and Poll have a story to tell about Portsmouth and it’s one that may surprise you! Immerse yourself as Portsmouth’s richly textured past is brought to life through puppetry, song, projection and drawing and discover why our city deserves more than just a bad reputation.

This event may not be suitable for younger audiences because of the adult subject matter explored in these talks/artwork.

Age restriction 16+.

Artwork by Dr Netter

Event Details

Date: 30 June, 2022

Time: 7:30 till 9:00

Location: White Swan Building, White Swan Rd, PO1 2DT

Ticket Price: £5

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