A celebration of Punk in Portsmouth
The generously funded Heritage Lottery, Young Roots Project, “Provincial Punk in Pompey” run by the Portsmouth Cultural Trust (PCT), culminates in a much anticipated live gig at Portsmouth Guildhall on Thursday 17th November.
The intergenerational project driven by young people, aimed to explore, document and celebrate 40 years of Portsmouth’s musical heritage and the influence Punk had on the city and its people. It features testimonies from local people who experienced the punk movement first hand.
Thursday’s live event features a newly formed punk band, a young punk band and local band Kojak’s Revenge playing punk covers, supported by Punk and Reggae DJ’s playing traditional vinyl in between sets. Attendees will also get to watch the half hour documentary film and attend an exhibition that has ben curated by the young people, as well as purchasing bespoke merchandise made during the project.
“The fantastic outcomes achieved from this project wouldn’t have been possible without the incredible support from local people who have dedicating their time, guidance and knowledge to make the project what it is” says Hayley Reay, PCT’s Learning & Participation Manager.
Portsmouth Libraries and Archive services, heritage partner for the project, supported participants with their research and provided training in archiving materials, which will be stored in the Library after the project’s completion for people to freely access.
Doors for the live event in Portsmouth Guildhall’s main auditorium open at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7 and include a project Fanzine. All proceeds will go to the PCT charity.
For more info and tickets, please visit http://portsmouthguildhall.org.uk/events/a-celebration-of-punk-in-portsmouth .
Visit to London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts’ exhibition on Public Image Ltd as part of the Portsmouth Cultural Trust’s “Provincial Punk in Pompey” project.