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What’s On at Portsmouth Museums
Cumberland House Natural History Museum
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th August
Reptile and Amphibian Weekend
Portsmouth's Reptile and Amphibian Society will be at the museum with some amazing animals for you to meet!
10am - 5pm
Free of charge (but donations welcome).
Wednesdays 14th September & 28th September
Poetry workshops for adults
Join writer Denise Bennett for a two-part poetry workshop inspired by Edward King's atmospheric paintings of Portsmouth in the 1940s. Both experienced and new writers are welcome.
Session one (14th September): Use Edward King's paintings of bomb-damaged buildings plus photographs, archives and objects relating to life in Portsmouth during the Blitz as starting points for writing that conveys the drama and emotion of war.
Session two (28th September): An optional follow-up workshop with advice on how to craft and develop your work offered in a relaxed and supportive environment.
Cost: £7 session one only / £3 with Leisure Card. £10 both sessions / £5 with Leisure Card. Both sessions run 10.15am - 12.15pm. Places are limited and must be booked in advance on 023 9283 4744 (Monday-Friday).
Wednesday 5th October
Sketch, Stroll & Paint - art workshop for adults
Join artist Simon Cowper for a workshop inspired by Edward King's paintings of central Portsmouth during the Blitz. Follow in King's footsteps as we take a gentle stroll around Old Portsmouth, stopping to sketch along the way. Back at the museum use your sketches as the starting point for paintings using watercolour and coloured pencils. Beginners welcome. Please bring a sketchbook and pencils or pens and be prepared to spend about an hour outside and walk up to a mile and a half.
10.30am - 3.30pm
Cost: £20 / £12 with Portsmouth Leisure Card including materials. Places limited. Book in advance on 023 9283 4744 (Monday-Friday).
This workshop is now fully booked.
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Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Details are correct at time of upload. Every effort will be made to keep this site up-to-date but Portsmouth City Council reserves the right to make changes to the programme in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Tel: 023 9282 6722 Fax: 023 9287 5276