Portsmouth Festivities opens 2019's Community Programme

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2019 marks the twentieth anniversary of Portsmouth Festivities. The Festival has been growing year on year. Since the Community Programme was introduced in 2014, it has grown to become a great success with the events being well received within the City of Portsmouth.

IMG 2206 webEach year, the Festivities celebrates the best of Portsmouth and offer creative individuals and organisations the chance to showcase their work. There were many successful applicants to last year’s Festivities, including Pronoun, by The Young Creatives Portsmouth, The Tea Set, and Portsmouth Philharmonic, to name but a few. Many of these community events continued after Festivities ended giving it a great legacy.

Portsmouth Festivities is calling for organisations and individuals from the community to apply to put on an event as part of Festivities 2019. This is a fantastic chance to showcase new and existing talent within a Festival framework. It’s a wonderful opportunity within the City and it will increase our offer to deliver the best Festivities yet!

The theme for 2019 is TWENTY. It is the 20th anniversary of Portsmouth Festivities so would strongly welcome applications with a relevance to this theme.

“Last year saw a record number of entries. It is going to be such a big year for Festivities and so even more reason to get involved in our 10 day Festival” Erica Smith, Festivities Director.

Portsmouth Festivities 2019 will run between Friday 14 and Sunday 23 June.

If you would like to propose an event, contact the Festivities team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit to download full terms and conditions and an application form.

Deadline for entries is midday Monday 3 December 2018.

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