We can often find ourselves wishing for more hours in the day, so when one gets stolen from us on Sunday it can be even harder to fit everything in.
The clocks go forward an hour first thing Sunday morning in a daylight saving move that marks the beginning of British Summer Time.
To celebrate, Portsmouth attractions and organisations are laying on a host of free events and asking ‘what would you do if you could recover the lost hour?’
With a full day of events programmed from 10am to 9.15pm tomorrow, you could devote much more than one hour to the fun.
The event is in its fourth year and this time around the focus is literature, commemorating two of the city’s most famous authors – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Charles Dickens.
Laura Weston, community access officer at Portsmouth City Council, says: ‘This will be a great opportunity to experience the unexpected in Portsmouth’s cultural spaces for free, all in one day!’
LOST HOUR EVENTS
· Words into Movement is a dance workshop for ages 11 to 15 that translates classic literature into movement at Portsmouth High School for Girls from 10am to 1pm. Book by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. · Knit Pompey is an exhibition and workshop of knitted art at Art stop café, Eastney Community Centre from 10am to 4pm. Bring your own knitting needles. Wool and yarn provided.
· A Dinosaur Egg Hunt at Cumberland House Museum from 10am to 4pm welcomes families to The Lost World of Portsmouth, inspired by the Conan Doyle novel. Follow the expedition online at portsmouthmuseums.co.uk
· Mini Makers is Aspex Gallery’s regular Saturday workshop at Gunwharf Quays from 10.30am to 11.30am. This week it’s a free modelling and moulding workshop for children up to eight, making 3D crafts inspired by their favourite children’s tales. From 1pm to 3pm children of all ages are welcome for artist-led activities inspired by characters in their favourite story-books. Book in advance on (023) 9277 8080.
· The Hour is a performance at the New Theatre Royal at 2.30pm and 5pm where ghosts of past, present and future search for the missing hour and guide you round the theatre. Book in advance on (023) 9264 9000
· Portssshhhmouth! is a secret event that begins at Room 237, 76 Elm Grove at 11am. See aspex.org.uk.
· Join a Street Dance workshop with Southzone at the Charles Dickens Centre from 11am to 12.30pm for ages seven to 13.
· The Noon Day Cannon is a theatrical event at The Waterfront, Gunwharf Quays at noon.
· Telling Tales is a drama workshop for those aged six to 10 at The Children’s Library, Norrish Central Library at 1.15pm. Book in advance on (023) 9264 9000.
· The Lost Ship is an installation inspired by an event in Portsmouth’s nautical history at The Round Tower from 2pm to 6pm.
· R & J is a modern day retelling of Romeo and Juliet at the New Theatre Royal at 2pm, 4pm and 7pm.
· A Ballad of Charles Dickens is a whistle-stop tour of Dickens’ novels at the City Museum at 3pm.
· A film double-bill of The Lost World will be screened at the D-Day Museum from 4.30pm to 8.30pm. E-mail email@example.com.
· The Signal Man is a show about Dickens most famous ghost story at The Square Tower at 5pm and 6.30pm.
· Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum will have a special evening opening from 6pm to 8pm.
· Time and Rhythm is a poetry and percussion performance with Sam Cox, Portsmouth Poet Laureate.