Music and a green message at Victoria Park

Drumnation are part of the entertainment at the Summer Fair in Victoria Park.
Drumnation are part of the entertainment at the Summer Fair in Victoria Park.

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Portsmouth is marking the tail end of the school holidays with a Summer Fair – A Green Day Out at Victoria Park.

The event takes place tomorrow and Sunday from 11am-5pm and boasts a wide variety of family activities.

The eco-themed event will feature a pedal-powered stage which will offer live music from a variety of performers.

Visitors can offer to help power the stage by hopping on one of the bikes that will be connected to it.

Acts taking to the stage include Drumnation – a group of musicians who perform on a variety of drums, Nasira Belly Dance Company, Phoney Stones – Portsmouth’s Rolling Stones tribute band – Chumbak Chumbak (an infusion of Indian and Western dances) and Different Places, a rock band influenced by Johnny Cash.

Whimwise will also be performing on the main stage. They are a collective of artists who draw on psychedelic, Celtic, world, ambient, electronic and orchestral rock fusion elements.

On the acoustic stage you will find performances from Shoot The Duke, King Rollo, Megan Linford and many more.

For children there will be lots of games, crafts and fun fair rides. They will also have the chance to learn a wide range of circus skills.

For those who enjoy shopping, be sure to browse the stalls that will feature eco/ethical gifts and there is a clothes swap and revamp. Local, organic and Fairtrade products will also be on offer.

Throughout the event there will be talks and films on energy and money-saving solutions and you can also receive expert advice on any questions you may have.

Also featured at the event will be a green eco motor show and a therapy area.

The event is free and has been organised by the Portsmouth Climate Action Network.

After the fair the Portsmouth Film Society has organised for a screening of Modern Times to be shown by the Lodge Arts Centre in the park.

The comedy film is written and directed by Charlie Chaplain and it portrays the struggles to find work and survive in the Great Depression.

Admission is £5. The screening is outdoors so bring your folding chairs and blankets. Visit portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk for more information.