Big step forward for Guildhall’s big screen

From left, Ella Rose, five, Emily Rose, five, and Louise Rose, 13. The Sir William Dupree & Phyllis Loe Chess Tournament, taking place at Portsmouth High School in April, is aimed at young people of all ages.

CAPTION: From left, Ella and Emily Rose, five, and Louise Rose, 13.

Battle of intellect for the 2017 chess title

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THE big screen in Guildhall Square is set for more dynamic schedules thanks to a collaboration between the University of Portsmouth and the city council.

The two organisations have signed an agreement that will see them working together to create new content for the screen with a focus on the city and its people.

They will create a daily schedule of local and community content and news as well as covering national events and cultural highlights.

The university’s Professor Catherine Harper, Dean of the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, said: ‘This is a significant arrangement at a time when so much is happening to promote the creative and cultural agenda within the city.

‘It’s time to reflect Portsmouth back at itself and demonstrate what a rich cultural and creative city we live in.’

David Evans, Portsmouth City Council’s seafront and events manager said: ‘I’d like to see the screen attract even bigger audiences and for it to become a real focal point for the city. It’s a chance to celebrate everything that’s great about Portsmouth and broadcast it to thousands of people.’

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