Venues and community groups from around Portsmouth and the Portsmouth Cultural Partnership with support from Portsmouth City Council, held the biggest family weekend of the summer hosting two full days of entertainment for the whole family. Sadly the Show is over for 2013, but we look forward to welcoming you all again in 2014. In the meantime, you can re-live some of the highlights with this video made our media partners, Team Locals. http://youtu.be/CDTQ1tgXHeA
We value your opinions and feedback on the Show and would appreciate it if you would take a few moments to complete a very short survey which we will use within our future planning.
Since seeing the publicity and having heard the announcements at the event, that the All New Southsea Show was ‘brought to you by the Portsmouth Culture Partnership’, some folks have asked who the Portsmouth Culture Partnership are, so we thought we’d better explain. We are a collaborative group comprising of the city’s music venues, theatres, galleries, event organisers, local media, artistic and creative businesses and individuals and representatives of young people’s organisations.
Motivated by the desire to explode the myth that ‘nothing ever happens in Portsmouth’, we work together to explore ways of improving the cultural life of the city, The overwhelming majority of the performers, instructors, traders and exhibitors at the Show, along with all of the many charities we invited to join our celebration, are based in and around the Portsmouth area, contributing to the vibrancy of our city all year round.
The idea behind the All New Southsea Show was to provide a focal point in the year, when we can all come together to showcase the huge amount of talent we have in the local area, in partnership with some of our colleagues and friends from around the South of England.
This year we featured over 50 local traders, 18 charities and community projects, 60 bands and solo artists, 200 Carnival performers, seven theatre and circus groups, five art groups and 13 demos and workshops. We pooled the collective resources of The Guildhall, The Wedgewood Rooms, The Cellars, Kings Theatre, New Theatre Royal, Groundlings Theatre, Love Southsea, Apsex Gallery, Parkwood Community Leisure, The King Street Tavern, Express FM and Team Locals to deliver the Show together with support from numerous local volunteers. We are also delighted that thousands of pounds were raised for charities and good causes which are making a difference in our local communities.
The All New Southsea Show is a not-for-profit event. Any future modest profits will be used to improve it year on year and eventually to support local creatives, trying to launch new businesses or develop new ideas. 1 in 8 people in Portsmouth earns their living in one way or another from culture, leisure and tourism and we believe that this is worth investing in.
We hope you enjoyed this year’s show and we intend to be back in 2014, so if you share our vision for the Show’s future and the future of Portsmouth, find us on Facebook or on twitter @SouthseaShow and let us know!
In the meantime, for more ideas on great days out and events in Portsmouth, please visit www.visitportsmouth.co.uk