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The Container Project: Journeys to Portsmouth


  • Portsmouth Cathedral (map)
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Learn about how Portsmouth has welcomed its new residents in this unique audiovisual documentary exhibition in The Container Project’s titular eponymous shipping container outside Portsmouth Cathedral, from 12:00pm noon to 2:00pm and from 4:00pm to 6:00pm each day, between Thursday 26th and Sunday 29th October 2017.

The exhibition consists of a series of oral stories that were recorded as part of the Journeys to Portsmouth project. Across the summer, the project introduced established migrants living in Portsmouth with refugee and asylum seekers new to the city.

Together, they discussed topics of home, feelings of belonging and welcome in the city, whilst exploring the city and learn about Portsmouth’s extraordinary heritage.

The Container Project forms part of Journeys Festival International’s Portsmouth programme, which works across a wide range of creative media and disciplines to help share refugee experiences through art and culture.

The project transforms a shipping container into an immersive project space for the run of Journeys Festival. Positioned outside Portsmouth Cathedral, it will be sited at the heart of Old Portsmouth, with the waterfront just a stone’s throw away.

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