Fun ahead for Gunwharf shoppers

Portsmouth school launches postcard art project

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INTERACTIVE installations and performances promise to brighten up visitors’ trips to Gunwharf Quays over the next six months thanks to a £36,000 grant from Arts Council England.

The designer outlet will collaborate with Wet Picnic professional theatre company, the University of Portsmouth and the New Theatre Royal to provide entertainment exploring the rich history of Gunwharf Quays and its role within the community.

Project Depth Charge will kick off this October half term with storytelling, medal and map making, costume drawing and writing workshops for youngsters.

In December there will be a ‘memories project’ which will ask a range of people what Gunwharf means to them.

And next April the project will conclude with a major arts event not yet confirmed.

Peter Emery, Gunwharf Quays centre director, said: ‘We already provide a wide choice of leisure and entertainment services in the Portsmouth area.

‘Depth Charge builds on this by providing a fun, educational initiative that connects local people to their heritage.’