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What’s On at Portsmouth Museums

We update this list regularly, as new events are confirmed. Click on the month to jump to that point in the listings: August - September onwards
Also see our Exhibitions page.

July 2016 

Eastney Beam Engine House

Saturday 2nd July & Sunday 3rd July

We regret that the Beam Engine House open days have been cancelled

Portsmouth Museum

Tuesday 26th July

Street Scenes - collage & mixed media art workshop for adults

Create your own mixed media street scene in response to Edward King's atmospheric paintings of bomb-damaged buildings in 1940s Portsmouth. Tutor Simon Cowper will demonstrate how you can experiment with paints, torn and cut papers, drawing and printmaking techniques to produce large scale, multi-layered work. Beginners welcome.
10.30am - 3.30pm
Cost: £20 / £12 with Leisure Card including materials. Places limited. Book in advance on 02392 834744 (Monday-Friday).

August 2016

Portsmouth Museum

Thursday 11th August

Landscapes - watercolour & mixed media art workshop for adults

Use watercolour, collage and basic printmaking to create your own mixed media landscape based on Edward King's paintings of the farm and grounds at St James' Hospital, Portsmouth. Tutor Simon Cowper will introduce a range of techniques for you to try and will demonstrate how you can achieve a sense of depth within a landscape. Beginners welcome.
10.30am - 3.30pm. 
Cost: £20 / £12 with Portsmouth Leisure Card including materials. Places limited. Book in advance on 023 9283 4744 (Monday-Friday).

September 2016 onwards

Portsmouth Museum

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).

Portsmouth Museum

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).

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Line 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

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