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Talk: John Pounds, a forgotten hero

  • John Pounds Unitarian Church John Pounds Unitarian Church, High Street Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2HW (map)

John Pounds is the most famous national hero you've never heard of. Join Matt Wingett on the Portsmouth cobbler's birthday to hear how he became a national figurehead in a movement that freed thousands of children from crime and poverty.

This talk runs from 3:00pm to 4:00pm on Sunday 17th June at John Pounds Unitarian Church on High Street in Old Portsmouth — the road that leads into Old Portsmouth.

Tickets are £6 for adults or £4 for seniors (aged 60 and up), students (with ID), and children (aged 15 and under).

Portsmouth Festivities 2018

From Friday 15th to Sunday 24th June 2018, Portsmouth Festivities host a ten-day programme of artistic and cultural events. This year, Portsmouth Festivities celebrates the theme of ‘FREEDOM’, marking the centenary of women’s suffrage and the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela. Events will explore ideas of creative freedom in a wide-ranging programme of music, theatre, talks, and film, and so much more.

Enquiries? Call 02392 681 390, email, or visit the Portsmouth Festivities website.