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Portsmouth’s Aspex gallery is delighted to announce their 2019 summer programme - Exchange

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From July to September artists Rhiannon Armstrong, Monica Bonomo and Susan Stockwell will create new artwork at the gallery in response to the theme of Exchange and its potential meanings. This will run alongside an exhibition of the artist’s work, encouraging members of the public to exchange skills, knowledge and experiences.

Additional exhibitions, creative events and workshops will be held at the gallery located within Portsmouth’s premium retail centre Gunwharf Quays, as well as locations throughout the city, including Canoe Lake Leisure’s Tennis Pavilion, and Victorious Festival.

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Children at Arundel Court Primary Academy share their ideas with the council for a healthier city

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Children at Arundel Court Primary Academy have created a project about living in a healthy city and have discussed their findings with Portsmouth City Council cabinet members

Fifteen classes from Arundel Court Primary Academy in Landport took part in activities to show Portsmouth City Council what they think makes the city a healthy place to live, and what could be done to make it healthier.

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Engineering enzymes to turn plant waste into sustainable products

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A new family of enzymes has been engineered to perform one of the most important steps in the conversion of plant waste into sustainable and high-value products such as nylon, plastics and chemicals.

The discovery was led by members of the same UK-US enzyme engineering team that, last year, engineered and improved a plastic-digesting enzyme, a potential breakthrough for the recycling of plastic waste.

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Making Waves Festival asks for local film submissions

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Making Waves bgIf you have recently made a film then you maybe eligible for a cash prize of £200 and the opportunity to have your film included in this year’s Making Waves International Film Festival.

Films should have been completed after the 1st February 2018, they should have been produced in the South Hampshire, Solent, IoW region and the producer, writer or director should also come from this area to be eligible to submit your film.

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Portsmouth's Book Award Ceremony

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Portsmouth's book-loving pupils attend massive celebration of reading at Kings Theatre with the Portsmouth School Library Service.

The winner of the Portsmouth Year 5 Book Award 2019 was announced at an extremely lively ceremony at the Kings Theatre on Tuesday 25 June. The Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Ben Dowling and Deputy Lady Mayoress congratulated Gill Lewis, whose book, Run Wild was voted favourite from a shortlist of five books by over 1500 year five pupils from twenty-four schools in the city.

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