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Hundreds of people are packing Gunwharf Quays to mark the end of the Portsmouth festivities.

Soon the city will say farewell to Collective Spirit, a unique boat taking part in the Olympics celebrations.

Meanwhile families are enjoying dozens of events and a large dancing procession.

Later on, Collective Spirit, a patchwork boat made up of more than 1,000 piers of donated wood will leave is berth at Gunwharf Quays.

Skipper Mike Barham, from Gosport, said: ‘All the celebrations have been fantastic.

‘It has been great to be here and we are looking forward to what comes next.’