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PORTSMOUTH FESTIVITIES

20 - 29 JUNE 2014

MUSIC / THEATRE & DANCE / FAMILIES & SCHOOLS ART / LITERATURE / TALKS / OUTDOOR / FILM A 10-day festival celebrating arts, culture and heritage

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Portsmouth Festivities is grateful for the support of our sponsors and supporters, who have made possible such an inspiring and diverse programme.

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PRINCIPAL PARTNERS 2014

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AFFILIATIONS Want to get involved in Festivities 2015? Contact us at info@portsmouthfestivities.co.uk or 023 9268 1390


WELCOME From Friday 20 to Sunday 29 June, Portsmouth plays host to one of the most vibrant summer festivals on the south coast. Now in its 15th year, Portsmouth Festivities is bigger and better than ever, with a fantastic mix of concerts, dance, exhibitions, films, plays and outdoor events across the city. This year’s programme of over 80 dazzling and diverse events features internationally acclaimed artists and stunning local talent. We are proud to present a number of new commissions, which we hope will ensure our ongoing artistic development and bring you something you can’t find elsewhere. Whatever your age or interests, whether you are new to the Festivities or a staunch supporter, we hope you will find something to enjoy. For example - Music lovers will relish events including The Tallis Scholars, one of the world’s greatest pianists, and artists from the Young Classical Artist Trust, while Talks feature speakers as diverse as Carol Ann Duffy, Lucy Hawking and Antony Beevor. We are increasingly grateful to all our sponsors, partners, performers and volunteers and, especially this year, to our new Creative Partners who have provided invaluable support.

Festivities Chairman

Making FACES by Kye WIlson and Helena Eflerová Festival Diary Acknowledgements Getting There Booking Information Map Festival Highlights

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Thanks Inside Cover Welcome The Programme Music Art Theatre & Dance Families & Schools National Astronomy Meeting 2014 Talks & Literature Outdoor Film

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MUSIC Music is central to what we do at Portsmouth Festivities. Concerts and recitals have traditionally been the backbone of our Festival season. This year we’re thrilled to present our most diverse programme yet.

THE TALLIS SCHOLARS War and Peace

FRIDAY 20 JUNE,

7.30pm Portsmouth Cathedral, Old Portsmouth, PO1 Concert Only: Ticket £18, Concessions £16, Under-18s £5

FESTIVITIES EXCLUSIVE

Concert and Meal: Ticket £28, Concessions £26, Under-18s £15

PRE-CONCERT TALK

5pm Royal Naval Club & Royal Albert Yacht Club Free (limited capacity – ticket required) Runs approx. 45 mins

FREE

The Tallis Scholars were founded in 1973 by their director, Peter Phillips. Join him as he tells the story of this peerless ensemble, from undergraduates having fun to ‘acapella rock stars’.

Concert runs approx. 2 hrs with interval Peter Phillips

Director

The Tallis Scholars are the world’s leading performers of Renaissance sacred music. Renowned for their beauty of sound, they bring to Portsmouth a special programme commemorating all those who lost their lives in the First World War.

MUSIC

The Royal Naval Club & Royal Albert Yacht Club will offer a pre-event meal, service from 5.45pm to 7pm. Table bookings must be made by 5pm on Thursday 19 June. Book through the Box Office at Kings Theatre (p.35).

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“…as near extra-terrestrial as you can get sitting in a concert hall…” The Observer “…The Tallis Scholars filled the space. The revelation of vocal colour was ravishing.…” The Guardian Supported by


St John’s College Chapel Choir & Cantate Portsmouth Cathedral Youth Choir

Peter Allwood Conductor You will recognise Carl Orff’s spirited, imaginative Carmina Burana from films including Excalibur, Hunt for Red October and The Doors. In contrast, Constant Lambert’s Rio Grande sparkles with jazzy syncopations, ragtime and Brazilian influences. Both works will be heard in their wonderful arrangements for two pianos and large percussion ensemble.

SUNDAY 22 JUNE,

3pm Portsmouth Cathedral, Old Portsmouth, PO1 Tickets £5, Under-18s £1 Runs approx. 1hr

Portsmouth Festival Choir

From Plainsong to Beatles hits as you’ve never heard them before. Two of Portsmouth’s best young choirs come together in perfect harmony. An enchanting mix of the sacred and secular, all arranged for the angelic tone of young voices. Sponsored by

Angelic Voices

MUSIC

SATURDAY 21 JUNE,

7.45pm Portsmouth Cathedral, Old Portsmouth, PO1 Tickets £12, Concessions £10, Students £5, Under-16s Free Runs approx. 2 hrs with interval

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Carmina Burana & The Rio Grande

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ANGELIC VOICES

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PORTSMOUTH FESTIVAL CHOIR

Cantate

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ALL ABOUT THE SONG

LUCA LUCIANO

The Cellars at Eastney, Express FM, The News & Wedgewood Rooms

Lunchtime Live!

HEATS 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 17 JUNE,

doors 7.30pm, acts start 8pm The Cellars at Eastney, Cromwell Road, PO4 Tickets £2 on the door

FESTIVITIES EXCLUSIVE

FINAL SUNDAY 22 JUNE,

doors 7.30pm, acts start 8pm Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road, PO4 Tickets £5 The search for the very best singer-songwriters and original acoustic performers in the region is back and better than ever. Heats take place at The Cellars at Eastney, with the grand final at Wedgewood Rooms, judged by music industry professionals. For details on how to apply, visit portsmouthfestivities.co.uk. Closing date: Friday 9 May. Tickets for live final available through Wedgewood Rooms Box Office (p.36)

MUSIC

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ANTHONY CHENG

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Portsmouth Music Festival 2013 Winner’s Recital

MONDAY 23 JUNE,

MONDAY 23 JUNE,

6pm The Rotunda, The Portsmouth Grammar School, PO1 Tickets £5, Concessions £1 Runs approx. 1 hr

1.10pm Portsmouth Cathedral, Old Portsmouth, PO1 Tickets £4, LL-Members £3, Concessions £2.50, Under-18s £1 Runs approx. 50 mins

“A symphony must be like the world, it must embrace everything”

FESTIVITIES

Gustav Mahler

Internationally recognised for his groundbreaking contributions to solo clarinet, Luca Luciano takes you on a remarkable world tour of music - from traditional European folk music, to Afro-American style; from contemporary, angular classical to heartfelt melody.

A celebration of emerging talent. Winner of the Portsmouth Music Festival 2013 Recital Prize, Anthony is currently studying at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He will perform pieces by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Debussy.

“...Such a virtuoso musical performance and such joyful uplifting music you just can’t resist it...” BBC

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MARK WARDELL Lunchtime Live!

Chris Bartholomew & Paul Archibald

TUESDAY 24 JUNE,

1.10pm Portsmouth Cathedral, Old Portsmouth, PO1 Tickets £4, LL-Members £3, Concessions £2.50, Under-18s £1 Runs approx. 50 mins

Luca Luciano

A master of improvisation and one of the UK’s finest performers. Enjoy a superb recital, hear improvisations on suggested themes and have the chance to try playing the organ yourself after the recital.

Anthony Cheng

ENSEMBLE CONCERTANTE FESTIVITIES FESTIVITIES

An exclusive re-imagining of Mozart through the lens of Dubstep dance music. Fusing two short symphonies with cutting edge technology and technique, this is an utterly original piece of electronic dance music, created with young local musicians.

WEDNESDAY 25 JUNE,

7.45pm The Church of the Holy Spirit, Southsea, PO4 Tickets £12, Concessions £10, Under-18s £1 Runs approx. 1 hr 30 mins with interval

FESTIVITIES PASS EVENT

Mark Wardell

MUSIC

MONDAY 23 JUNE,

PASS EVENT EXCLUSIVE 8pm Portsmouth Cathedral, Old Portsmouth, PO1 Tickets £7, Concessions £5 Runs approx. 1 hr 45 mins with interval

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MOZART REMIXED

This exciting clarinet quartet’s programme includes something for everyone - from classical to toe-tapping klezmer, and a piece written specially for the group by Portsmouth composer Andrew Hadfield. Ensemble Concertante

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SOUTHERN COUNTER-TENORS

Southern Counter-Tenors

PGS Music Scholars

Twilight Recital

INTRODUCING THE INSTRUMENTS OF THE ORCHESTRA

WEDNESDAY 25 JUNE,

Portsmouth Music Hub

FESTIVITIES EXCLUSIVE

9pm Portsmouth Cathedral, Old Portsmouth, PO1 Tickets £5, Concessions £3 Runs approx. 1hr

James Bowman and counter-tenors from across the south of England present a delightful summer programme. Counter-tenors have traditionally been members of cathedral choirs throughout history, so St Thomas’s Cathedral in Old Portsmouth is the perfect place to hear their heavenly voices.

PGS MUSIC SCHOLARS

FREE

THURSDAY 26 JUNE,

6pm St George’s Church, Portsea, PO1 FREE (limited capacity – booking required) Runs approx. 2 hrs with interval Come to a recital of short pieces played on the different instruments of the orchestra and then have a go yourself and maybe even discover your unknown talents! This event is suitable for those working towards their Arts Award. Details p.36

Lunchtime Live!

THURSDAY 26 JUNE,

MUSIC

Instruments of the Orchestra

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Organ Recital

1.10pm Portsmouth Cathedral, Old Portsmouth, PO1 Tickets £4, LL-Members £3, Concessions £2.50, Under-18s £1 Runs approx. 50 mins

A beautiful recital of solo vocal and instrumental performances. Many of these Portsmouth Grammar School students are also prizewinning members of regional and national ensembles.

ORGAN RECITAL

FREE

St John’s College Chapel

FRIDAY 27 JUNE,

1pm St John’s College Chapel St John’s College, PO5 Free (limited capacity – booking required) Runs approx. 40 mins This wide-ranging organ recital will be given by pupils of St John’s College. Hear from seven students, each with a deep devotion to this most transcendent of instruments.


Young Classical Artist Trust

FRIDAY 27 JUNE,

8pm Lord Mayor’s Banqueting Room, Portsmouth Guildhall, PO1 Tickets £14, Concessions £12, Under 18s £5 Runs approx. 1 hr 30 mins with interval

FESTIVITIES EXCLUSIVE

Pablo Hernán Benedí Violin Michael Petrov Cello Erdem Misirlioglu Piano

Classical music superstars of the future, the Trio Isimsiz are part of the highly regarded Young Classical Artist Trust development programme. This violin, cello and piano trio’s previous engagements include Barbican, Royal Festival Hall and a residency at the Banff Centre, Canada. This event is FREE to those working towards their Arts Award. Details p.36

8pm Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road, PO4 Tickets £12 Runs approx. 2hrs with interval

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Double MOBO award winner (Best Jazz), YolanDa Brown is the UK’s finest female saxophonist. She’s worked with everyone from Courtney Pine to Jools Holland. Touching on jazz, soul and reggae, she’s one of the most exciting, in-demand performers around. Tickets available through Wedgewood Rooms Box Office (p.36)

PRE-CONCERT WORKSHOP,

FREE 6pm For young musicians age 25 and below, Grade 6 and above Are you a young person with a passion for classical music? Then join Trio Isimsiz for a free workshop. A unique opportunity to speak to some of the UK’s most promising artists, play along with them and find out more about life as a young classical musician. If you have a portable instrument, bring it with you! FRIDAY 27 JUNE,

6pm Lord Mayor’s Banqueting Room, Portsmouth Guildhall, PO1 Free (limited capacity – ticket required) Runs approx. 1 hr

MUSIC

THURSDAY 26 JUNE,

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TRIO ISIMSIZ

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YOLANDA BROWN

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PORTSMOUTH CHORAL UNION The Dream of Gerontius

MURRAY MCLACHLAN Festivities 2014 Closing Recital

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SATURDAY 28 JUNE,

Portsmouth Choral Union

7.30pm St Mary’s Church, Portsea, PO1 Tickets £14, Senior Citizens £13, Students £7 and Children £1 Runs approx. 2 hrs 10 mins with interval David Gostick Director Elgar’s choral masterpiece follows the journey of a man’s soul from his deathbed towards judgement before God. The performance of this stirring oratorio is dedicated to the memory of choir member Marion Earll.

Murray Mclachlan Masterclass

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MURRAY MCLACHLAN MASTERCLASS Portsmouth Music Festival

SUNDAY 29 JUNE,

MUSIC

Murray Mclachlan

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Classic Albert Road

1pm The Rotunda, The Portsmouth Grammar School, PO1 Tickets £5, Concessions £3, Under-18s £1 Runs approx. 2 hrs with interval Witness eminent international pianist, Murray McLachlan, share his expertise with young artists at the annual Portsmouth Music Festival masterclass. Each young soloist recently performed with distinction in the 2014 Festival and has a bright future ahead.

SUNDAY 29 JUNE,

7.30pm Portsmouth Cathedral, Old Portsmouth, PO1 Concert Only: Ticket £14, Concessions £12, Under-18s £1

FESTIVITIES PASS EVENT

Concert and Meal: Ticket £24, Concessions £22, Under 18s £11

Runs approx. 1 hrs 40 mins with interval A very fitting way to close Portsmouth Festivities 2014. Pianist Murray McLachlan has performed on all five continents. He has made over 40 commercial recordings, to consistent critical acclaim. Join him for an unmissable evening, where he will perform pieces by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt.

“…His timing and phrasing are impeccable, and his tone is a perpetual delight…” BBC Music Magazine The Royal Naval Club & Royal Albert Yacht Club will offer a pre-event meal, service from 6.15pm to 7.15pm. Table bookings must be made by 5pm on Thursday 19 June. Book through the Box Office at Kings Theatre (p.35).

FAMILY CONCERT Whether you’re new to classical music or you have ‘well-seasoned ears’, join one of Britain’s leading chamber groups for an afternoon treat.

SATURDAY 28 JUNE,

3.30pm [See p.20 for more information]


SUNDAY 22 & 29 JUNE,

Immerse yourself in 800 years of musical tradition at St Thomas’s Cathedral, Old Portsmouth.

FRIDAY 20 JUNE

MONDAY 23 JUNE

THURSDAY 26 JUNE

Cathedral Choir Music by Batten

Cathedral Lay Clerks & Choral Scholars Music by Shepherd

Cantate Cathedral Youth Choir Music by Wood and Stanford

SUNDAY 22 JUNE Cathedral Choir Music by Jackson

TUESDAY 24 JUNE Cathedral Choir Music by Humfrey and Gibbons

FRIDAY 27 JUNE Cathedral Choir Music by Bertalot and Walton

SUNDAY 29 JUNE Cathedral Choir Music by Brewer and Harwood

TAIZE NIGHT PRAYER SUNDAY 22 JUNE,

8pm Portsmouth Cathedral, Old Portsmouth, PO1 Free (no ticket required)

10.30am Portsmouth Cathedral, Old Portsmouth, PO1 Free (no ticket required) Runs approx. 1 hr 30 min

Two very special services to celebrate Portsmouth Festivities 2014. On 22 June, the Cathedral Choir and choirs of local young people will sing Choral Eucharist and pieces by Schubert and Mozart. On 29 June, the Cathedral Consort will perform music by Darke.

CLASSIC ALBERT ROAD

FESTIVITIES EXCLUSIVE

Kings Theatre, Portsmouth

WEDNESDAY 2 JULY,

7pm Meet at Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 Tickets £6, Concessions £5 Promenade – Runs approx. 2 hrs with interval A bite-size journey through classical music, and the perfect pick-me-up after the official close of Festivities 2014. This delightfully different evening will see musicians perform in unique and unusual venues on Albert Road. Experience a guided walk like no other!

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6pm Portsmouth Cathedral, Old Portsmouth, PO1 Free (no ticket required) Runs approx. 45 mins

FREE

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20, 22 TO 24, 26 TO 27 & 29 JUNE,

FESTIVITIES OPENING & CLOSING SERVICES

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FREE

MUSIC

CHORAL EVENSONG

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ART A stunning new film bringing history to life. Free exhibitions from all kinds of local and international artists. And so many opportunities to create your own art.

FACES

FESTIVITIES EXCLUSIVE

FREE

Access to HMS - Hear My Story Exhibition, from 8.30pm National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 FACES Performance, 9.30pm Starboard Arena, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 Free (limited capacity – ticket required) Performance runs approx. 1 hr

A series of workshops exploring FACES All workshops are FREE, with limited capacity – booking required. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

PORTRAIT OF ANCESTORS

Working with internationally acclaimed videoperformance art collective Wilson-Eflerova, people from Portsmouth - your friends and neighbours - have been exploring true stories from the eve of the Great War. They’ve read diaries, letters and testimony from 100 years ago. And they’ve created an extraordinary visual tapestry, like nothing you’ve seen before. Tonight, witness the past brought back to life. From high above the Dockyard, the voices of Portsmouth past will speak again. You’ll never forget what they have to say. What’s more, before the FACES premiere, enjoy exclusive FREE access to HMS - Hear My Story; an amazing exhibition revealing undiscovered stories of the Navy from the last 100 years.

ART

FREE

at National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

FRIDAY 20 JUNE,

Portsmouth. Summer 1914. A city prepares to go to war. Hopes and fears, smiles and tears, lost to history. But not any more.

Enter through Victory Gate. This is an open-air performance. Bring your own chairs / picnic blankets. Standing room available. For more information portsmouthfestivities.co.uk.

ARTIST TALK Meet the creative team behind FACES. THURSDAY 26 JUNE,

6pm Aspex Gallery, Gunwharf Quays, PO1

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FACES: WORKSHOPS

Free (limited capacity – ticket required) [See p.13 for more information]

Practical ceramics workshop. Bring a photograph of your ancestors for modelling. All materials and tools will be provided. Dress for mess!

SATURDAY 21 JUNE,

10am to 4pm

FAMILY TREE

Photographic collage workshop. Bring photographs of your ancestors and a ‘memorial artefact’, such as a letter or ticket.

SUNDAY 22 JUNE,

10am & 2pm Runs approx. 2 hrs

WW1 POETRY & PLAY

Practical movement and drama workshop, exploring stories of Portsmouth during The Great War. Wear loose, comfortable clothing, suitable for movement.

MONDAY 23 JUNE,

10am & 2pm Runs approx. 2 hrs


EXCLUSIVE

Kings Theatre, Portsmouth and Portsmouth Festivities co-commission

MEET THE ARTIST FRIDAY 20 JUNE,

See FACES again on smaller screens citywide throughout the Festivities. Check individual venue websites for opening times.

1pm Tower Room, Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 Free (limited capacity – ticket required) Runs approx. 1 hr

EXHIBITION OPEN EVENING THURSDAY 26 JUNE,

6pm Dress Circle Promenade, Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 Free (no ticket required) Runs approx. 2 hrs

A Verona-based painter and illustrator, renowned for creating distinctive images of Italian cities, Amaranta will be in residence at the Kings Theatre during the Festivities. She’ll create a highly original artwork of Portsmouth in her colourful and unique style.

The FACES project is sponsored by

Supported by

JOELLA WHEATLEY

FESTIVITIES

Outside of these times, meetings with Amaranta in her studio at Kings Theatre are available on request, between Friday 27 to Sunday 29 June. Contact rachel.gibbens@kings-southsea.com for details.

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SATURDAY 21 TO SUNDAY 29 JUNE,

Aspex Gallery Big Screen, Portsmouth Guildhall Walk Kings Theatre, Portsmouth Portsmouth City Museum Portsmouth Guildhall National Museum of Royal Navy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Free (no ticket required) Runs approx. 1 hr

AMARANTA DE FRANCISCI: INTERNATIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY

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FREE

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FACES: SCREENINGS

FREE

Aspex Gallery

6 JUNE TO 20 JULY WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY, 11am to 4pm

Aspex welcomes back the winner of the 2012 Platform Graduate Award for a solo exhibition. Intricate and intense, Joella’s drawings and paintings of interiors resonate with mysterious tension.

ART

WEEKENDS & BANK HOLIDAYS,

11am to 5pm Aspex Gallery, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 Free (no ticket required)

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SPICE ISLAND ART TRAIL

FESTIVITIES EXCLUSIVE

FREE

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Art Space Portsmouth, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth Guildhall & Strong Island

SUNDAY 22 JUNE,

11am to 4pm Square Tower, The Royal Naval Club and Royal Albert Yacht Club & Portsmouth Cathedral, PO1 Free (no ticket required) Local artists showcase their work in historic and unusual venues throughout Old Portsmouth. Enjoy a rich diversity of talent, observe artists at work and make your own mark at sketch points along the way. Start at Square Tower to collect your trail map.

ALL THAT OTHER MOTHER JAZZ

FREE

Aspex at Portsmouth Guildhall

SATURDAY 21 JUNE,

11am to 1pm West Wing, 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour, PO6 Free (no ticket required)

9am to 6pm

SATURDAY,

10am to 4pm Portsmouth Guildhall, PO1 Free (no ticket required) Aspex’s new gallery space, at Portsmouth Guildhall, launches with an exhibition of Jonny Hannah’s unique paintings and illustrations. Jonny’s work has graced the pages of Vogue and The New York Times. Preview Wednesday 18 June, 6pm to 8pm.

FREE

Omega Centre

SATURDAY 21 JUNE,

ART

11am to 4pm Omega Centre, Portsmouth, PO5 Free (no ticket required)

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Art Space Portsmouth

WEDNESDAY 18 JUNE TO SUNDAY 17 AUGUST, MONDAY TO FRIDAY,

CREATIVE OPEN STUDIOS

CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITION

The Omega Centre, ClayStation and Omega Printmakers invite you to join us for Creative Open Studios. Get technical and hands-on advice and explore all the creative possibilities on offer at the Omega Centre.

A special exhibition showcasing the work of 17 contemporary artists from Art Space Portsmouth.

ARTISTS’ TALK

FREE

Art Space Portsmouth

TUESDAY 24 JUNE,

6pm Portsmouth Guildhall, PO1 Free (limited capacity – booking required) Runs approx. 1 hr 15 mins Contemporary artists from Art Space Portsmouth discuss their practice and studios. A special event for the Festivities, building up to the Art Space Open Studios Weekend.


THURSDAY 26 JUNE,

6pm Aspex Gallery, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 Free (no ticket required) Runs approx. 1hr 30 mins

FREE FESTIVITIES EXCLUSIVE

Join artist collective behind this year’s Festivities major commission FACES (p.10), Wilson-Eflerova, in conversation. They will discuss the inspiration behind their new artwork, and answer your questions about FACES and their interdisciplinary collaborative practice.   Sponsored by

9am to 6pm

SATURDAY,

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FREE

Art Space Portsmouth

SATURDAY 28 TO SUNDAY 29 JUNE,

Zodiac Gallery

SATURDAY 28 JUNE TO TUESDAY 8 JULY MONDAY TO FRIDAY,

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Wilson-Eflerova

OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND

FREE

1.30pm to 4.30pm Art Space Portsmouth, Brougham Road, PO5 Free (no ticket required)

ArtSpace Artist Talks

FESTIVITIES EXCLUSIVE

10am to 4pm The Zodiac Gallery, Portsmouth Guildhall, PO1 Free (no ticket required) View pieces by winners of the Portsmouth Festivities Spice Island Art Trail (p.12). These have been selected by a panel of judges from local arts organisations including Art Space, Aspex, Guildhall Cultural Trust and Strong Island.

Come and meet over 30 professional artists in their studios. Visit the gallery, view and purchase artwork, and discover more about Art Space Portsmouth. Our popular urban garden will be open for refreshments. Most of the building is wheelchair accessible.

Wilson-Eflerova

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SPICE ISLAND ART TRAIL EXHIBITION

Photo: Joe Low

SILENT VOICES FROM THE PAST

Spice Island Art Trail Exhibition Supported by

ART

Sponsored by

Art Space Open Studios

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THEATRE & DANCE Comedy, puppetry, history, romance - our internationally flavoured Theatre & Dance programme has something for all the family, plus lots of chances to get involved.

WEDGE COMEDY CLUB Suzi Ruffell, Andrew Ryan & others

FRIDAY 20 JUNE,

doors 7.30pm, acts start 9pm Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road, PO4 Tickets £8, Concessions £6 Runs approx. 2 hrs with intervals

From Jack Dee to Jack Whitehall, the biggest names in comedy all launched their careers at the Wedge. Tonight’s comics include a genuine local hero. Portsmouth born Suzi Ruffell (BBC Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live) has been nominated for multiple awards. Tickets available through the Wedgewood Rooms Box Office (p.36)

…AND THIS IS MY FRIEND MR LAUREL THEATRE & DANCE

Jeffery Holland

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Mr Laurel / Jeffrey Holland

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MONDAY 23 JUNE,

7.30pm Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 Tickets £12, Concessions £10 Runs approx. 1 hr

FESTIVITIES PASS EVENT

POST-SHOW TALK,

8.45pm Free (to show ticket holders) Runs approx. 30 mins

Stan Laurel famously performed at The Kings Theatre in 1947. Now he’s back, in the form of Jeffrey Holland (BBC Hi-De-Hi). Set in the bedroom of a sick Oliver Hardy, this one man play is a witty and touching look at a phenomenal comedy partnership.

KILLING ROGER Sparkle & Dark

TUESDAY 24 JUNE,

2.30pm & 7.30pm David Russell Theatre, The Portsmouth Grammar School, PO1 Tickets £12, Concessions £10, Under-18s £2 Runs approx. 1 hr

FESTIVITIES PASS EVENT

A moving yet humorous tale of life, friendship and death. Join young Billy on a whirlwind journey to a choice that will change his life forever. This critically acclaimed play features Sparkle and Dark Theatre Company’s unique brand of puppetry with a live soundscape. This event is FREE to those working towards their Arts Award. Details p.36.


1pm Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 Tickets £10, Concessions £9

The Sweethearts have been wowing audiences since 1995 with their blend of nostalgia and song. For the centenary of the Great War, they present a selection of old favourites including Pack Up Your Troubles, It’s A Long Way To Tipperary and Goodbye Dolly Grey.

A KIND OF CONJURATION New Apollo & Cop The Needle

WEDNESDAY 25 JUNE,

7pm Square Tower, Old Portsmouth, PO1 Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door Runs approx. 1 hr 15 mins

Director Steve Pitt Writers  Stuart Olesker & John Stanton Cast  Henry Oastler, James Kirby, Christopher Marlowe, Tim Lowe, Angie Lily The Old Bailey, 1944. A woman is on trial, accused of carrying out bizarre actions in Portsmouth during the build-up to D-Day. The defendant: Helen Duncan, a ‘Materialisation Medium.’ The charge: witchcraft. An extraordinary true story. Tickets available through The Cellars at Eastney Box Office (p.35).

FRIDAY 27 JUNE,

Inspired by Mary Shelley’s Gothic classic, Frankenstein; Alive unfolds with the urgency of a fevered dream within the uniquely atmospheric Square Tower. Students from The Portsmouth Grammar School premiere a haunting new devised piece, before heading to the Edinburgh Festival. Sponsored by

PUFF

Tongues and Grooves & Crosspath Theatre

SUNDAY 29 JUNE,

7.30pm Square Tower, Old Portsmouth, PO1 Tickets £10, Concessions £8 Runs approx. 1 hr 30 mins Funny and subversive, this brand new play is a charming satirical imagining of the tobacco-fuelled romance between Elizabeth I and Sir Walter Raleigh. From the pen of award-winning poet John Agard, with live Elizabethan music. Tickets available through eventbrite.co.uk by searching Puff.

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7.30pm Square Tower, Old Portsmouth, PO1 Tickets £10, Concessions £8 Runs approx. 50 mins

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WEDNESDAY 25 JUNE,

Kings Theatre, Portsmouth

FESTIVITIES

MY FAVOURITE THINGS Groundlings Theatre, Portsea

SATURDAY 28 JUNE,

8pm Groundlings Theatre, Portsea, PO1 Tickets £14, Concessions £12 (Buy 9 tickets and get the 10th Free) In Portsmouth by popular demand, London’s best all singing and dancing trio present 1940s classics that will take you right back to the good old days. Box Office 023 9273 7370 or groundlings.co.uk.

Forces Sweethearts

A Kind of Conjuration

Alive

Puff

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ALIVE…

THEATRE & DANCE

FORCES SWEETHEARTS

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imPact DANCE: THE AWAKENING

imPact IN THE SQUARE New Theatre Royal

Stopgap Dance Company

Portsmouth Festivities with New Theatre Royal and Portsmouth Dance Initiative present imPact Dance - free outdoor dance performances.

SATURDAY 21 JUNE,

2.30pm, Palmerston Road Precinct, PO5 3pm, Portsmouth Guildhall Square, PO1 Free (no ticket required) Runs approx. 20 mins

SUNDAY 22 JUNE,

FREE

Chris Pavia Choreographer A quiet, simmering disruption in outdoor spaces. Four characters are trapped in a strange and mesmerising ritual. Learning disabled dance artist Chris Pavia has choreographed this special piece for disabled and non-disabled dancers.

Photo: Cathy Luxton

THEATRE & DANCE

SATURDAY 21 JUNE,

A wonderfully varied programme of dance in a spectacular open-air setting. With street dance, traditional dances from Bangladesh, contemporary dance, belly-dancing and much more. This is a great chance to enjoy some of Portsmouth’s most exciting dance talent.

WW1 POETRY & PLAY MONDAY 23 JUNE,

Stopgap Dance Company

5.30pm Eldon Building, University of Portsmouth, PO5 Free (limited capacity – ticket required) Runs approx. 1 hr 30 mins

5pm Portsmouth Guildhall Square, PO1 Free (no ticket required) Runs approx. 1hr 15 mins

Practical movement and drama workshops.

OPEN DANCE WORKSHOP The Awakening

FREE

FREE 10am & 2pm National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 Free (limited capacity – booking required) [See p.10 for more information]

A unique opportunity to join the creative team behind The Awakening for a free practical dance workshop, exploring the themes of the piece. Come along wearing suitable clothing and bring water. No previous dance experience required. This event is suitable for those working towards their Arts Award. Details p.36

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imPact on the Steps 2013

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FACES will ask people to look differently in all sorts of ways. For those of you who help us with research or perform in the film, FACES is an opportunity to explore aspects of Portsmouth you may never have considered: What was it really like to live in this historic naval city a century ago, during the build-up to the Great War? Because FACES is created entirely from true stories, audiences too will discover all kinds of fascinating moments from history. We hope to bring the past to life vividly; unexpectedly.

We aim to create a visual and audio spectacle that sparks relevant and surprising conversations - about what contemporary art can be, about how art can connect with communities, and about what happens when past and present collide. We hope you will come and experience it. By Kye Wilson and Helena Eflerová (WE), April 2014 Find out more about FACES on Page 10.

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We also want to question ideas about film, writing and performance. The protagonists in FACES are not played by movie stars - instead, these are your friends and neighbours. It could be you up there, just as the words spoken could have been yours, had you been born 100 years out of time.

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As artists, we want to challenge perceptions and inspire new perspectives. Portsmouth is our home, and after years of making work in other parts of the world, we are thrilled to have the chance to take a fresh look at the city.

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MAKING ‘FACES’

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FAMILIES & SCHOOLS COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS Activities for all ages, including events for the whole family - try your hand at stand-up comedy, explore life as a pirate, or just sit back and enjoy magical shows.

THE FEATHER CATCHER

Workshop 11.15am & Show 2pm Menuhin Theatre, Portsmouth Central Library, PO1

MONDAY 23 JUNE,

11am & 1.30pm Highbury College, Tudor Crescent, PO6 Tickets £1 Runs approx. 60 minutes

COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS SHOW

2pm, For 6 year olds + Tickets £5, Family ticket £15 (four people) Runs approx. 1 hr

Freda loves feathers. But there’s one special feather that she just can’t catch on her own. This wordless show playfully uses live music and beautiful projection to tell a delightful tale of friendship and mischievous feathers. Stay to play after the show!

COMEDY ACADEMY 4 KIDS WORKSHOP

11.15am, For 8 - 11 year olds Tickets £5 Runs approx. 1 hr 30 mins

FAMILIES & SCHOOLS

Comedy Club 4 Kids gets the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children and their families… but without the rude bits! Line-up includes Tom Webb, Joe Wells and Matt Green. Kids can even learn how to be a comedian in a pre-show workshop.

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“…A highlight for children in recent years, giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy... with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club…” The Guardian

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EXCLUSIVE

New Theatre Royal and Portsmouth Festivities co-commission with Filskit Theatre Company

SATURDAY 21 JUNE,

“…The perfect way to entertain the whole family...”

FESTIVITIES

Filskit Theatre will be in residence in Portsmouth for the duration of the Festivities, running creative workshop with local schools. “…highly successful theatre…”

The Stage

For 3 - 6 year olds + accompanying adults Box Office 023 9264 9000. Tickets may be available to buy on the door. Check availability in advance. This project has been made possible by additional funding from Portsmouth Festivities, Artswork and public funding from Arts Council England.

Three Weeks Filskit Theatre Company are associate artists of the New Theatre Royal.


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Squash Box Theatre FESTIVITIES

EXCLUSIVE 7.30pm Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 Tickets £7, Concessions £5, Free to under 3s Runs approx. 1 hr 30 mins

To celebrate the National Astronomy Meeting 2014 in Portsmouth during the Festivities (p. 21), local children tell the story of astronomy through the ages – following one intensive day of devising and rehearsing, with the support of the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation.

SATURDAY 28 JUNE,

10.30am & 1.30pm David Russell Theatre, The Portsmouth Grammar School, PO1 Tickets £8, Concessions £6, Free to under 3s Runs approx. 1 hr A quirky and hilarious mix of puppet show and comedy cabaret. Meet crazy characters like Morwenna the ‘beautiful’ mermaid, Ruan the reformed seagull and salty seadog Captain Pemburthy, as well as a cast of mischievous undersea creatures. For anyone 4 year olds +

Tickets for this event are available through the Kings Theatre Box Office (p.36). Sponsored by

CALLING ALL YOUNG MUSICIANS

FREE

Don’t miss out on meeting the classical music stars of tomorrow and taking part in a FREE workshop, featuring artists from the Young Classical Artist Trust.

FRIDAY 27 JUNE,

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WEDNESDAY 25 JUNE,

THE SEA SHOW

FAMILIES & SCHOOLS

STARGAZERS

6pm [See p.7 for more information]

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SATURDAY 28 JUNE,

3.30pm St Jude’s Church, Southsea, PO5 Tickets £5, Concessions £3, Free to under 3s Runs approx. 1 hr

Galliard Ensemble

Richard Bayliss Owen Dennis Katherine Spencer Helen Storey Kathryn Thomas

Horn Oboe Clarinet Bassoon Flute

One of Britain’s leading chamber groups, with a lively, entertaining and distinctive performance style that has thrilled audiences in Britain and abroad. Whether you’re new to classical music or you have ‘well-seasoned ears’, this is the perfect afternoon treat!

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PIRATE ADVENTURE

FESTIVITIES EXCLUSIVE

SUNDAY 29 JUNE,

2.30pm HMS Warrior, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 Tickets £5 per child, accompanying adults free Runs approx. 2 hrs ‘Ahoy there me hearties! Climb aboard HMS Warrior and have a swashbuckling time…’ Storyteller Dani Bradstreet takes children on a multi-sensory adventure where they are the stars of the story. You’ll feel just like a real pirate! Enter through Victory Gate. For 5 - 7 year olds + accompanying adults

Due to limited capacity aboard, each child can be accompanied by one adult.

THEATRE & TALKS FOR SCHOOLS Visit our Theatre & Dance and Talks & Literature programmes for details of school matinee performances and talks.

FRIDAY 20 TO FRIDAY 27 JUNE Pirate Adventure

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THE PORTSMOUTH PLANET WALK

FREE

SATURDAY 20 JUNE TO SUNDAY 29 JUNE

Start from Portsmouth Guildhall Square, PO1 Free (no ticket required)

Follow a scale model of our solar system spread across central Portsmouth, featuring artwork by local children. Collect codes at each location to fill in your ‘Passport to the Solar System’. Visit nam2014.org/public/planet-walk for details.

MONDAY 23 JUNE,

8.30am to 5.30pm Freda Swain Lounge, Portsmouth Guildhall, PO1 Free (no ticket required)

This unmissable art exhibit exploring the Sloan Digital Sky Survey is presented by Xavier Poultney, a multi-disciplinary, conceptual artist.

SEEING THE UNIVERSE IN ALL ITS LIGHT

FREE

FREE

MONDAY 23 JUNE TO WEDNESDAY 25 JUNE,

OUR MODEL OF THE UNIVERSE

FREE

THURSDAY 26 JUNE,

6.45pm Portsmouth Guildhall, PO1 Free (limited capacity – ticket required) Runs approx. 1 hr 45 mins, followed by book signing

6.30pm Park Building, University of Portsmouth, PO1 Free (limited capacity – ticket required) Runs approx. 1 hr

Author and astrobiologist Dr Lewis Dartnell (as seen on BBC Stargazing LIVE and Horizon) will talk about the hunt for alien life. Plus Space Songs from the Portsmouth Music Hub and a special “out of this world” guest (tbc).

Dr Jo Dunkley (as seen on BBC Science Club and Stargazing LIVE), winner of the 2014 RAS Fowler Prize, will talk about our current understanding of the Universe.

9am to 5.30pm Zodiac Gallery, Portsmouth Guildhall, PO1 Free (no ticket required)

THE SCIENCE COMEDY SUPERNOVA!

This stunning exhibition from the Science and Technology Facilities Council includes scale models of world-class professional telescopes, explained by inspirational young scientists.

doors 7pm, acts start 8pm Tiger Tiger, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 Tickets £7 Runs approx. 2 hrs with interval

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MONDAY 23 JUNE TO THURSDAY 26 JUNE,

LAUNCHPAD TO THE STARS

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FREE

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The Royal Astronomical Society’s National Astronomy Meeting in 2014 is hosted by the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth. An exciting programme of public events is presented by NAM2014 in partnership with Portsmouth Festivities.

TRANSIENT OBJECTS

TUESDAY 24 JUNE,

Science Comedy Supernova

Start the countdown for a night of scientifically-verified comedy! Hosted by science songstress Helen Arney, featuring Helen Keen, Chris Lintott, Andrew Pontzen, and special guest Jon Culshaw. For 18 years old +

For information and tickets for these National Astronomy Meeting 2014 events, visit nam2014.org/public

ASTRONOMY

NATIONAL ASTRONOMY MEETING 2014

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HOW TO PLOT

with Nina de la Mer, author of 4 a.m. and Layla

SATURDAY 21 JUNE,

10am to 1pm

HOW TO WRITE OPENINGS

CAROL ANN DUFFY with SAM COX and JOHN SAMPSON

FRIDAY 20 JUNE,

2pm David Russell Theatre, The Portsmouth Grammar School, PO1 Tickets £7, Schools £2 Runs approx. 1hr, followed by book signing A moving and melodic poetry reading and Q&A with the nation’s Poet Laureate. Featuring perfect musical accompaniment by multi-instrumentalist John Sampson, and a curtain raiser from Portsmouth’s very own Poet Laureate, Sam Cox. A selection of Carol Ann Duffy’s published works will be available for purchase and signing by the poet, immediately after the event. Sponsored by

with Liam Murray Bell, author of So It Is and The Busker

SATURDAY 21 JUNE,

2pm to 5pm

HOW TO WRITE CRIME FICTION

with Elizabeth Haynes, author of Human Remains

SATURDAY 28 JUNE,

10am to 1pm

A SENSE OF PLACE

with Sally O’Reilly, author of How to be a Writer and Dark Aemilia

SATURDAY 28 JUNE,

2pm to 5pm

Omega Centre, Southsea, PO5 Tickets per workshop £25, Concessions £20 (income support and jobseekers allowance claimants) Box Office 023 9229 1346 or info@myriadeditions.com

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Do you need help to improve your writing, or help to get started and keep going? WriteNow is a series of masterclass workshops with published writers. Their practical advice can help you craft the story you’ve always imagined you could write:

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WEA Learning for Life & Myraid Editions Photo: Michael J Woods

Poetry, fairytales, history and creativity - whether you’re learning, doing or listening, you’ll enjoy a programme of thought-provoking discussion, debate and activity.

TALKS & LITERATURE

WRITENOW

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PORTSMOUTH FAIRY TALES

FREE

8pm Groundlings Theatre, Portsea, PO1 Free (no ticket required) Runs approx. 2hrs

MONDAY 23 JUNE,

Leave the kids at home and join us for an evening of dark, twisted and delicious fairy tales. All freshly-written, all set in Pompey’s alleys, buildings and beaches. Sit back with a drink, while 11 authors read out their tangled tales. Chef Beri will be cooking ‘mermaid&chips’ (and other fairy dishes). Visit Portsmouth Fairy Tales on facebook for related events, such as free writing workshops and live literature walks. Mudlark

JOHN SADDEN

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Mudlark: Portsmouth and the First World War

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SUNDAY 22 JUNE,

Bletchley Park

1.30pm Princess Royal Gallery, The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 Tickets £5, to include a signed copy of Mudlark Runs approx. 1 hr, followed by book signing John Sadden presents a fascinating history of Portsmouth in the war. He will also talk about his Portsmouth-based novel Mudlark, which draws heavily on his research, and received excellent reviews.

Lucy Hawking

“…gripping and entertaining….”

FREE

Bletchley Park: Code-Breaking in WW2

SATURDAY 21 JUNE,

Portsmouth Fairy Tales

JOHN CHAPMAN 5pm St John’s College Auditorium, St John’s College, PO5 Free (limited capacity – ticket required) Runs approx. 1 hr

John Chapman is a guide at Bletchley Park, the World War 2 home of the ‘Code-Breakers’. He gives talks about Bletchley all over the world, and has a wealth of entertaining anecdotes from people who worked there. Presented by St John’s College Politics Society. Sponsored by

LUCY HAWKING George and the Unbreakable Code

TUESDAY 24 JUNE,

12noon Mayfield School, PO2 Free (limited capacity - ticket required) Runs approx. 45mins, Followed by book signing Writing with her father, Stephen Hawking, Lucy tells fantastic, made-up stories about incredible true science. Following Lucy’s exciting talk for schools about storytelling and the cosmos, you’ll have an exclusive chance to get a signed copy of her new book, George and the Unbreakable Code. Sponsored by

The Independent


Christina’s husband was killed attempting to defuse a roadside bomb. She has since written the book, Always by My Side – Losing the Love of My Life and the Fight for his Memory, and champions the importance of suitably equipping servicemen and women. Christina’s book will be available for purchase and signing by the author, immediately after her talk. Sponsored by

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WEDNESDAY 25 JUNE,

6pm Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 Tickets £10, Concessions £8, Students £5 Runs approx. 1hr, followed by book signing

Spend an enlightening evening at the Kings Theatre Portsmouth, with talks by Christina Schmid and Andrew Motion. Combined price when you buy tickets for both talks together:

WEDNESDAY 25 JUNE,

6pm Ticket £16, Concessions £12, Students £6 Runs approx. 3 hrs including book signing and interval

ANDREW MOTION The Customs House

WEDNESDAY 25 JUNE,

8pm Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 Tickets £10, Concessions £8, Students £5

Andrew Motion was knighted for his services to literature in 2009. His poetry has received the Arvon/Observer, John Llewelyn Rhys and Dylan Thomas Prizes. Join the former Poet Laureate as he introduces his stunning new collection, The Customs House. Presented by Kings Theatre, Portsmouth.. 

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Overcoming Adversity

TALK COMBINED TICKET OFFER

TALKS & LITERATURE

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PETER HART

FREE

Douglas Haig: Britain’s Greatest Military Commander?

THURSDAY 26 JUNE,

4pm St John’s College Auditorium, St John’s College, PO5 Free (limited capacity – ticket required) Runs approx. 1 hr Peter Hart is the oral historian at the Imperial War Museum and the author of several books on the First World War. Examining the controversial figure of Field Marshal Douglas Haig, he will ask: Is Haig the greatest British commander-in-chief of all time? Presented by St John’s College Politics Society.

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UNDER THE BONNETT OF CLASSIC FICTION With Jon Connell & Professor John Sutherland

FRIDAY 27 JUNE,

6pm Eldon Building, University of Portsmouth, PO1 Tickets £5, Concessions £3, Under-18s £1 Runs approx. 1 hr 30 mins A lighthearted literary discussion with two impressive speakers, putting some of the greatest novelists of the 19th and early 20th century under the microscope, including Austen, Dickens and Fitzgerald. Jon Connell is founder and editorial director of The Week and MoneyWeek. He recently founded Connell Guides, a hugely successful subscription service for school English Departments and will soon launch a book club for literary enthusiasts. Professor John Sutherland has been described by Claire Tomalin as “the sharpest and wittiest of literary commentators”.

D-DAY70 PANEL DISCUSSION SATURDAY 28 JUNE,

2pm Eldon Building, University of Portsmouth, PO1 Free (limited capacity – ticket required) Runs approx. 1 hr 30 mins

FREE

Renowned experts explore the ways in which D-DAY70 informed the formation of the European Union. A panel discussion with author-historian Antony Beevor, Terry Charman (Senior Historian of the Imperial War Museum) and Stephane Grimaldi (Director of the Caen Memorial Centre for History and Peace). Part of the citywide D-DAY70 commemorations. D-DAY70 has been selected in the context of the INTERREG IV A France (Channel) – England European cross-border co-operation programme, which is cofinanced by the ERDF Sponsored by


SATURDAY 21 JUNE,

11am to 1pm [See p.12 for more information]

WILD ORCHIDS NATURE TRAIL

FREE

SATURDAY 21 JUNE,

RM350 SEA SOLDIERS - JOURNEY THROUGH TIME SATURDAY 21 JUNE & SUNDAY 22 JUNE,

10am 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour, PO6 Free (limited capacity – ticket required) Walk approx. 2 hrs

10am to 5pm Royal Marines Museum, Eastney, PO4 Adult £10, 10 - 16 year olds £8, 5 - 9 year olds £5, Under 4s Free

Explore wildlife and wild orchids in the beautiful surroundings of Lakeside, North Harbour, in this guided walk led by local expert Carol Booker. June is the perfect time to enjoy the wonderful scenery around the 19 acre lake. Why not have a picnic afterwards?

Immerse yourself in the story of the Royal Marines. Four centuries of history come to life with stunning combat displays, thrilling battle re-enactments, interactive experiences, food, fashion and music. What’s more, your ticket includes FREE museum entry.

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Tickets available through the Royal Marines Museum Box Office (p.36)

FREE

TUESDAY 24 JUNE,

FREE

SUNDAY 29 JUNE,

10.30am Guildhall Square, PO1 Free (no ticket required) Runs approx. 1 hr

10am Royal Marines Museum, Eastney, PO4 Free (no ticket required) Runs approx. 2 hrs

Portsmouth marks Armed Forces Day 2014 with a military parade through the city centre, followed by a ceremony in Guildhall Square. The parade features Armed Forces personnel, cadets and veterans, led by The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, Portsmouth.

PORTSMOUTH REGATTA 2014

PORTSMOUTH PARAS PARADE

FREE

SATURDAY 28 JUNE & SUNDAY 29 JUNE,

10am to 5pm View from Southsea Seafront Free (no ticket required) To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Royal Albert Yacht Club and the 80th anniversary of Portsmouth’s own Victory Class, the historic Portsmouth Regatta is reborn. Enjoy dramatic and exciting racing, run in conjunction with Portsmouth Sailing Club. Visit portsmouthregatta.org for details.

A veterans parade honours those from the Parachute Regiment & Airborne Forces who gave their lives in the Falklands Campaign.

D-DAY70 Portsmouth Model Boat

FREE

Display Team

SUNDAY 29 JUNE,

11.30am to 5pm Canoe Lake, Southsea, PO4 Free (no ticket required) Witness landing craft, tanks and First World War battleships in action, all on the calm waters of Canoe Lake. For the 70th anniversary of this unique Southsea event, members of the Portsmouth Model Boat Display Team will be ready to answer your questions. Water display from 2pm.

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After the Nature Trail, don’t forget to visit the FREE exhibition, featuring Art Space Portsmouth artists, at 1000 Lakeside!

ARMED FORCES DAY PARADE

Box Office 023 9282 8282

FREE

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Celebrate Portsmouth’s military heritage and explore its natural beauty with many free activities for all ages, set in some of the city’s unique open spaces.

ART SPACE PORTSMOUTH EXHIBITION

OUTDOOR

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From Hollywood to Bollywood, CERT 12A (INDIA 2013) experience unforgettable and Oscar No 6 Cinema winning movies, brought to you by some of Portsmouth’s innovative SATURDAY 21 JUNE, and exciting film fanatics. 6pm pre-screening

reception, 7pm start Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 Tickets £7.50, Concessions £5.50 Runs approx. 2 hrs 20 mins

Chennai Express

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Tim’s Vermeer

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CHENNAI EXPRESS

Director Cast

Rohit Shetty Deepika Padukone Shah Rukh Khan Satyaraj

Singing, dancing, action, comedy and romance: that’s Bollywood! Superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s latest blockbuster comes to Portsmouth. Enjoy tasty tiffin and a cold beer before this romantic road movie. Tickets available through No. 6 Cinema Box Office (p.36).

TIM’S VERMEER CERT PG (US 2013)

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Portsmouth Film Society

CERT 15 ( US 2013)

SUNDAY 22 JUNE,

Portsmouth Film Society

7pm Square Tower, Old Portsmouth, PO1 Tickets £6, Concessions £4 Runs approx. 1 hr 20 mins This acclaimed documentary is a perfect companion to our Art programme. Tim Jenison attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in art: How did Johannes Vermeer (Girl with a Pearl Earring) paint so photo-realistically, 150 years before photography? Tickets available through the Portsmouth Film Society Box Office (p.36).

TUESDAY 24 JUNE,

9.30pm Southsea Castle, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 Tickets £7 on the door, £6 in advance Runs approx. 1 hr 57 mins Director Jean-Marc Vallée Writers  Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack Cast  Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto The Festivities is the ideal time to enjoy one of the biggest films of the year. Winner of three Oscars, including Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, this is the incredible, darkly humorous true story of a man’s attempt to overcome the AIDS virus by any means. Tickets available through the Portsmouth Film Society Box Office (p.36). Portsmouth Film Society is Supported by

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GRAVITY CERT PG (UK/US 2014) Portsmouth Film Society

SATURDAY 28 JUNE,

9.30pm Cumberland House Butterfly Garden, Eastern Parade, PO4 Tickets £6, Under-16s £3, Family ticket (two adult and two children) £15 Runs approx. 1 hr 30 mins

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PORTSMOUTH FESTIVITIES

Director Alfonso Cuarón Writers Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón Cast Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris   This Festivities, celebrate British Oscar winning talent beneath a curtain of stars. This heart-pounding thriller pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. Gravity won the most Oscars in 2014, with a total of seven including Best Director. Tickets available through the Portsmouth Film Society Box Office (p.36). Outdoor screenings by Portsmouth Film Society are supported by the BFI Film Audience Network.

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Friday 6 June Joella Wheatley Exhibition Wednesday 18 June All That Mother Jazz Friday 20 June Portsmouth Planet Walk Amaranta De Francisci: Meet the Artist Carol Ann Duffy The Tallis Scholars: Pre-Concert Talk Portsmouth Cathedral Evensong The Tallis Scholars Wedge Comedy Club FACES: 2014 large-scale commission Saturday 21 June RM350 Sea Soldiers FACES: Portrait of Ancestors in Ceramics Wild Orchids Nature Trail Write Now

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Artists Talk The Science Comedy Supernova Dallas Buyer’s Club Wednesday 25 June Forces Sweethearts Christina Schmid A Kind of Conjuration Stargazers: Play-in-a-Day Ensemble Concertante Andrew Motion Southern Counter-Tenors Thursday 26 June PGS Music Scholars Peter Hart: Douglas Haig silent voices from the past: Artist Talk Amaranta De Francisci: Exhibition Open Evening Introducing the Instruments of the Orchestra Our Model of the Universe Transient Objects YolanDa Brown Friday 27 June Organ Recital YCAT Pre-Concert Workshop Under the Bonnet of Classical Fiction Alive…

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Tuesday 24 June Armed Forces Day Parade Lucy Hawking Mark Wardell Killing Roger

FESTIVITIES PASS

Attend more Festivities events in 2014 and save! FESTIVITIES PASS EVENT Choose three events, from those indicated with the ‘Festivities Pass’ symbol above and save 25%. Details on p.36. Want help planning your journey? View our online calendar or find full access information at portsmouthfestivities.co.uk

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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CHAIRMAN

Mr James Priory

TRUSTEES

Cheryl Buggy Max Craft Andy Grays Professor Catherine Harper Brian Larkman MBE Drusilla Moody

PATRONS

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Catherine Bott Very Reverend David Brindley, Dean of Portsmouth Cathedral Professor John Carey FBA Professor Graham Galbraith, Vice-Chancellor of University of Portsmouth Dame Mary Fagan DCVO JP, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire Right Reverend Christopher Foster, Lord Bishop of Portsmouth Doctor Tim Hands The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Raymond Leppard Sir Andrew Motion Peter Phillips Vice-Admiral David Steel CBE Sandi Toksvig OBE, Chancellor of University of Portsmouth

GETTING THERE STAFF

Samantha Worsey, General Manager Nicola Williams, Audience Development Coordinator Jason Howard, Festivities Assistant Daniel Hawkes, Community Engagement Assistant Fiona Alsop & Julia Holt, Press & PR Sally Cox, Finance

Make the most of your time in Portsmouth! There’s plenty to see and do, so why not take advantage of one of the pre-concert menus, enjoy interval drinks or visit another local attraction during your stay.

EAT AND DRINK We offer pre-concert dining experiences for

some events. These can be booked through our Box Office when you buy your tickets. Interval drinks and refreshments will be provided at most Festivities events. Visit portsmouthfestivities.co.uk or drop in to the following places and enjoy special Festivities offers on food and/or drink.

EDUCATION ASSOCIATES

Mayfield School The Portsmouth Grammar School St John’s College University of Portsmouth

SPECIAL THANKS TO

All staff at The Portsmouth Grammar School, John Worsey Copywriting Services, Leonard Gold Chartered Accountants, PETA Training and Consultancy Services, Portsmouth Cultural Partnership, Shaping the Future of Portsmouth, Bishops Printers, David Dew, Hamble Padden, Laura and Dave at The Graphic Design House, and the invaluable support of all Festivities 2014 creative partners, media partners, sponsors and volunteers.

ACCESS Doors to Portsmouth Festivities events will open 30 minutes before the indicated start time.

In order to provide a great experience for all our audience members, we work with our partner venues to provide any necessary access information. More information can be found at portsmouthfestivities.co.uk

TRANSPORT & ACCOMMODATION Portsmouth benefits from excellent transport links across the region. For information about buses, mainline rail, parking and Portsmouth’s new park-and-ride, check out visitportsmouth.co.uk. Here you can also find details of some of the area’s top hotels, B&Bs and information about other things to do in Portsmouth during your stay.


PORTSFEST @ KINGS THEATRE Online

portsmouthfestivities.co.uk Open for online bookings up to 3 working hours before events, 7 days a week. Booking online is a simple, secure process. You may choose your own seats – if applicable. Some events are free but where capacity is limited booking is still required. All tickets paid for by debit or credit cards online are subject to a 6% transaction fee, capped at £10 per booking. This includes postage to a UK address. No booking fees apply to free events. All online ticket bookings are processed by Kings Theatre. Should you have any questions about booking on the internet please contact them on 023 9282 8282 or boxoffice@kings-southsea.com Phone Kings Theatre Box Office: 023 9282 8282. Open for telephone bookings and enquiries up to 3 working hours before Festivities events Monday to Saturday 10am - 6pm. All tickets paid for by debit or credit cards over the telephone are subject to a 6% transaction fee, capped at £10 per booking. This includes postage to a UK address. Some events are free but where capacity is limited booking is still required. No booking fees apply to free events.

On the Door Any unsold tickets will be available on the door. Please check availability in advance by calling the Festivities office on 023 9268 1390. Please note, tickets bought on the door can only be paid for by cash. Ticket Collection for online & telephone bookings When buying a ticket through Kings Theatre online or over the telephone, you can either pick up your tickets in person from the Kings Theatre Box Office (opening times above) or postage is included in the transaction fee. Please note that tickets for FREE events bought online or over the telephone can only be collected in person from the Kings Theatre Box Office (opening times above).

Senior Citizens, Full-Time Students, Jobseeker Allowance Claimants, Income Support Claimants and Disabled Patrons Where concessions are indicated. Children under 18 can buy a concessionary ticket, for events where indicated. Please note that only one reduction applies per ticket and all discounts are subject to the discretion of the Box Office and Portsmouth Festivities Front of House staff (ID must be shown). We offer a 50% discount for people with disabilities and their companion.

THE CELLARS AT EASTNEY Online

Book tickets at thecellars.co.uk/tickets Just click on the Ticketweb logo for the show you wish to purchase for. In the event of a cancellation or rescheduling, please contact the ticket vendor (i.e TicketWeb) for refunds etc. In Person The Cellars at Eastney, 56 Cromwell Rd, Southsea PO4 9PN

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In Person The Kings Theatre, Albert Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO5 2QJ Open for personal callers during standard Box Office opening hours, Monday to Saturday 10am - 6pm. There are no additional charges (e.g. transaction fees) when paying in person over the Box Office counter. Bookings can be taken up to 3 working hours before events, during Box Office opening hours. Some events are free but where capacity is limited booking is still required.

Box Office 023 9282 8282

In order to provide a high level of customer service and keep booking fees to a minimum, tickets for most Portsmouth Festivities events are managed by Kings Theatre. This applies to all events, unless otherwise indicated. Public booking opens Monday 28 April, 10am.

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BOOKING

Open for personal callers on the first and third Sunday of the month from 1pm to 6pm for cash / cheque ticket purchases or to ask a question.

Exchanges / Refunds Once purchased, tickets may not be exchanged or refunded.

Tickets can also be booked in person from Eastney Community Centre in Bransbury Park. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm.

Seating Plans Most Festivities events offer unreserved seating. However, customers booking tickets for The Kings may be able to reserve specific seats in the auditorium. Please check the seating arrangements at the point of booking.

On the Door Any unsold tickets will be available on the door. Please check availability in advance by calling 023 9282 6249. Please note, tickets bought on the door can only be paid by cash directly from the door staff.

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NO.6 CINEMA no6cinema.co.uk Please note, you can book tickets for No.6 Cinema by email, phone or on the door only. Email Book tickets at bookings@no6cinema.co.uk Phone Box Office 0743 502 9408 On the door Tickets may be available to buy on the door. Please check availability in advance.

PORTSMOUTH FILM SOCIETY Online

portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk/buy-tickets If you have any questions regarding booking online, call 0752 880 8400 or email info@portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk In Person Tickets may be available to buy on the door. Please check availability in advance 0752 880 8400 or email info@portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk

ROYAL MARINES MUSEUM Online

royalmarinesmusuem.co.uk Phone Royal Marines Museum Box Office 023 9281 9385. Open daily 10am to 5pm. In Person Box Office, Royal Marines Musuem, Eastney Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 9PX.

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Open for personal callers daily 10am to 5pm. Tickets may be available to buy on the door. Please check availability in advance.

WEDGEWOOD ROOMS Online

wedgewood-rooms.co.uk A processing fee of £1.50 will be added to each online order. If you have any questions regarding booking online, email tickets@wedgewood-rooms.co.uk  Phone Wedgewood Rooms Box Office 023 9286 3911. Open Monday to Friday 12noon to 7pm, Saturday 12noon to 6pm. Charges apply. In Person Box Office 147b Albert Road, Southsea PO4 0JW. Open to personal callers from 3.30pm until 7.00pm (10.00pm on a show day) Wednesday to Friday, and 12noon until 6.00pm on Saturdays. Tickets may be available to buy on the door. Please check availability in advance.

TICKET OFFERS

FESTIVITIES PASS Attend more Festivities events in 2014 and save. Choose three Festivities events and receive a 25% discount on the total combined ticket price. Eligible Festivities events include: • Trio Isimsiz (p.7) • … and this is my friend Mr Laurel (p.14) • Murray McLachlan (p.8) • Ensemble Concertante (p.5) • Killing Roger (p.14) • Mozart Remixed (p.5)

Pass Terms and Conditions: To benefit from the Festivities Pass, all three events must be booked in same transaction. Festivities Pass entry into your three selected events must be pre-booked and paid for in advance at the Festivities Box Office in person, online or over the telephone. Festivities Pass reduction applies to non-concession rates only.

ARTS AWARD Portsmouth Festivities is committed to

supporting those who are studying for their Arts Award. We can offer FREE tickets to the activities indicated within our programme. For more information and to book a place, contact nicola@portsmouthfestivities. co.uk or call 023 9268 1390. Where applicable, anyone accompanying the Arts Award student will be required to purchase a ticket from the Festivities Box Office at Kings Theatre. Please note, limited tickets are available and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so book early to avoid disappointment.

ARTS & CULTURE PASSPORT This new scheme is open to children, young

people and adults. Collect ‘stamps’ in your Passport by attending or participating in eligible arts and cultural activities. Get a certificate each time you complete one of the five stages. To register for your Passport, contact Portsmouth Music Hub for further details: 02392 375655 or portsmouthmusichub.org All information is correct at the time of going to press. Portsmouth Festivities reserve the right to make changes to the published programme if necessary. By purchasing a ticket you consent to be photographed or filmed as part of a group.


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FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

A selection of festival highlights to explore

CONCERTS

TALKS & LITERATURE

FREE

Mozart Remixed Monday 23 June Portsmouth Cathedral (p.5)

Andrew Motion & Christina Schmid Wednesday 25 June Kings Theatre, Portsmouth (p.27)

NAM2014 Planet Walk Saturday 20 to Sunday 29 June Start Guildhall Square (p.21)

YolanDa Brown Thursday 26 June Wedgewood Rooms (p.7)

DDay70 Panel Discussion With Antony Beevor Saturday 28 June Eldon Building (p.28)

The Awakening Stopgap Dance Company Saturday 21 June Various Locations (p.16)

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Spice Island Art Trail Sunday 22 June Old Portsmouth (p.12)

The Tallis Scholars Friday 20 June Portsmouth Cathedral (p.2)

THEATRE

The Feather Catcher Monday 23 June Highbury College (p.18) …and this is my friend Mr Laurel Monday 23 June Kings Theatre, Portsmouth (p.14) Killing Roger Tuesday 24 June David Russell Theatre (p.14)

Carol Ann Duffy Friday 20 June The David Russell Theatre (p.25)

Comedy Club 4 Kids Saturday 21 June Menuhin Theatre (p.18) The Sea Show Saturday 28 June David Russell Theatre (p.19) Family Concert Saturday 28 June St Jude’s Church (p.20)

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FACES: Festivities Commission 2014 Friday 20 June Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (p.10)

Portsmouth Regatta Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 June The Solent (p.29) Portsmouth Festivities were established by the Partnership Portsmouth initiative, originated by The Portsmouth Grammar School in 1998. Portsmouth Festivities is a company limited by guarantee no. 5447367 and a registered charity no. 1114695

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