Pompey Punks… A new project with Portsmouth Cultural Trust
I’m thrilled to be involved in this exciting project in partnership with The Portsmouth Cultural Trust. This Heritage Lottery funded project, officially called Provincial Punk in Pompey Project will allow local young people to explore 40 years of provincial Punk in Pompey.
As this year marks the 40th anniversary of punk – a genre that profoundly changed the British cultural scene, particularly in cities like Portsmouth, the project hope to celebrate punk’s major influences on British culture and support a new generation in discovering the history of punk in Portsmouth.
The Portsmouth Cultural Trust has been awarded a £30,900 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The project is a multi-stranded project including fashion, film, music and more. You can find out more about the project on the Portsmouth Guildhall website by clicking here, or visit the project blog here.
Punk’s ‘do-it-yourself’ ethos had particular resonance in cities and towns not normally associated with the music business and in communities badly affected by the economic downturn of the time. It had a very strong following in Portsmouth, hit especially hard by redundancies in the dockyards.
I will be leading a series of fashion workshops where we will be designing and creating merchandise for a celebratory end of project gig at the guildhall in November.
The sessions, which run throughout August (see dates and times on flyer below) are free to attend and open to any young people who have an interest in Punk and fashion and would like to be a part of a fantastic project.
If you’d like to know more, give me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or pop along to one of the sessions.