Journeys Festival International (JFI) is an exciting multi-artform festival that celebrates the creative talents and experiences of refugee and asylum seeker artists.
Are you interested in learning more about the heritage and history of Portsmouth? Would you like to be able to help share that knowledge with others in the City? Do you enjoy meeting new people?
Journeys Festival international is pleased to offer the opportunity to be involved in a new heritage project exploring the rich and diverse history of Portsmouth.
The Project will run between the end of March and the end of May, with dates and times to be confirmed.
30 Participants will take part in the project, 15 from he refugee and asylum seeker community, and 15 from the wider Portsmouth community .
Participants will go on tours of five heritage sites and explore their history and collections, these sites will be:
- Portsmouth Guildhall
- New Theatre Royal
- Portsmouth Museum
- Portsmouth Cathedral
- Mary Rose Museum
Participants will explore the history of each building as well as learning more about certain items in their collections, some of which are not usually accessible to the public.
In pairs, participants will create an introduction sheet to one artefact they found particularly interesting during the tours, these will then be put together to create a publication called ‘Pompey in 15 Items’ which will be shared with communities and schools across the City.
All participants will be invited to a celebration event to commemorate the launch of the publication.
Travel costs to and from sessions can be reimbursed by Journeys Festival International.
If you’re interested in taking part in the project or finding out more information, please email Claire Woollard at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 023 9387 0181