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Forthcoming Events at Portsmouth City Museum

Saturday 1st October

Build your own Portsmouth - a Fun Palaces family event

Help us to celebrate national Fun Palaces weekend by working with artist Jenny Staff to build a model of your favourite Portsmouth building. Inspired by Edward King's paintings we will use simple construction methods and lots of cardboard boxes to build a large scale 3D replica of our city. Suitable for children aged 5 - 11. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
10.30am - 12.30pm & 1.30 - 3.30pm
Places are limited.  Advance booking recommended - telephone 02392 834744 (Monday - Friday)
Cost: Free


Wednesday 5th October

Sketch, Stroll & Paint - art workshop for adults

Join artist Simon Cowper for a workshop inspired by Edward King's paintings of central Portsmouth during the Blitz.  Follow in King's footsteps as we take a gentle stroll around Old Portsmouth, stopping to sketch along the way.  Back at the museum use your sketches as the starting point for paintings using watercolour and coloured pencils. Beginners welcome. Please bring a sketchbook and pencils or pens and be prepared to spend about an hour outside and walk up to a mile and a half.
10:30 - 15:30
Cost: £20 / £12 with Leisure Card including materials. Places limited. Book in advance on 02392 834744 (Monday - Friday)
This workshop is now fully booked.

Wednesday 19th October

Collage & Mixed Media Street Scenes - art workshop for adults

Create your own mixed media street scene in response to Edward King's paintings of Portsmouth buildings damaged by bombs during the Blitz. Artist Simon Cowper will demonstrate how you can experiment with paints, torn and cut papers, drawing and printmaking techniques to produce eye-catching multi-layered images. Beginners welcome. All materials provided.
10:30 - 15:30
Cost: £20 / £12 with Leisure Card including materials. Places limited. Book in advance on 02392 834744 (Monday - Friday)

Saturday 22nd October

Big Draw family event

Join artist Jenny Staff and help us to celebrate the annual Big Draw event by creating a giant, interactive 3D drawing inspired by museum objects. Suitable for children aged 5+. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
10.30am - 12.30pm & 1.30 - 3.30pm 
Places limited.  Advance booking recommended - telephone 02394 834744 (Monday - Friday)
Cost: £3 per child / £1.75 with Leisure Card 

Please also see our list of events here


Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Details are correct at time of upload. Every effort will be made to keep this site up-to-date but Portsmouth City Council reserves the right to make changes to the programme in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Tel: 023 9282 6722 

For details of events at Portsmouth Museum, and others at all our museum sites, please click here.

Details are correct at the time of upload.  Every effort will be made to keep this site up-to-date but Portsmouth City Council reserves the right to make changes to the programmes in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

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