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the base workshops

From crafts, to photography and singing, to mural painting, we’ve got lots of FREE projects and workshops running at Portsmouth Guildhall. As building work for the BASE finishes up, these sessions give a flavour of what The BASE will offer local young people. If you have any questions or would like help with transport costs to attend sessions, please email [email protected]
 
So, if you’re aged 11-25 and live in the PO area (including the Isle of Wight), why not check out the programme below:

BUILD A BAND

music

Meet other young musicians and improve your band craft, supported by experienced musicians. These sessions are for anyone looking to find their sound– existing bands and those looking for a line-up! Delivered by NewNoiseMakers.

AGE GROUP: 
13-21

DATES AND TIMES: (Drop-In)
  • 5.30pm-7.30pm

  • Friday 26 July 2024
  • Friday 9 August 2024
  • Friday 23 August 2024

mural painting with mister samo

visual arts

Work with Southsea-based international street artist creating a new piece for The BASE. Doodlers, spray painters, designers, this project is for anyone interested in creating intersectional artwork.

AGE GROUP: 
11-25

DATES AND TIMES:
  • 2pm-5pm, Saturday 1st June

  • 10am-5pm, Sunday 2nd June

HIP HOP CYPHERS WITH MUSIC FUSION

music

Freestyles, Cyphers, Beats, Music Production. Artist support and development. Meet, connect, collaborate & create.

AGE GROUP: 
14-25

DATES AND TIMES: (Drop in)
  • 5.45pm-7.45pm, Tuesdays (no session on 11th of June)

photographing the base

visual arts

A chance to explore The BASE as building works continue, photograph the changing face of Portsmouth Guildhall and have your work included in the first ever exhibition at The BASE. No previous photography knowledge is required and cameras will be provided for the session. Delivered by Megan West.

AGE GROUP: 
11-25

DATES AND TIMES:
  • 1pm-5pm, Saturday 25th May

URBAN VOCAL GROUP - PORTSMOUTH

music

Friendly, long-running singing group encouraging music participation and wellbeing. No audition required and all abilities welcome, just turn up on the day.

AGE GROUP: 
10-18

DATES AND TIMES: (Drop-in)
  • 6pm-7.30pm, Wednesdays

CUSHION MAKING WORKSHOP

visual arts

Cushion design and making workshop exploring textiles and hand stitching. Led by students from the University of Portsmouth, this workshop is for anyone interested in crafts, costuming and design. No prior experience necessary – just bring your passion for design and a willingness to experiment. This workshop will include a free lunch.

AGE GROUP: 
13-21

DATES AND TIMES: (Drop-in)
  • 12pm-5pm, Thursday, 30th May

More programming to be announced…