BOOK readers are invited to an outdoor art project at Guildhall Square on Sunday.
Artist Jon Adams will be at the city centre venue from 11am to 4pm, and is asking for people to bring old books to turn into the artwork.
The books will be transformed into flags, to be made into bunting which will cross the square.
The free event is being run to celebrate the one-year countdown to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as part of activities from Friday to Sunday.
Called Dysarticulate, the national art project’s aim is to create thousands of recycled flags to help people discover places across the UK.
Mr Adams, artist in residence at the University of Portsmouth, said: ‘I wanted to do something that was fun, looked great and most importantly that everyone could do. I wanted to do something about equality; lots of people worry that they aren’t good enough to create a work of art. I wanted to make a piece that was inclusive – you don’t have to be great at drawing to be a part of something creative.’