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Take part in the Journeys Festival International Heritage Project

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Journeys Festival InternationalAre 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:

  • The project will run between the end of March to the end of May, with dates and times to be confirmed
  • 30 participants will take part in the project – 15 from the 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:
    • Mary Rose Museum – Monday 26th March, 12.15pm – 2pm
    • Portsmouth Guildhall – Tuesday 3rd April, 12.30pm – 2.30pm
    • New Theatre Royal – Tuesday 10th April, 12.30pm – 2.30pm
    • Portsmouth Cathedral – Wednesday 11th April, 12.30pm – 2.30pm (tbc)
    • Portsmouth Museum(tbc)
  • 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 we will share with communities and schools across the city
  • All participants will be invited to a celebration event to celebrate 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 02393 870 181

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