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Portsmouth Film Society | Open Air Screenings

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Portsmouth Film Society were forced to postpone the open air screening of Dallas Buyers Club, however we are happy to inform you that it has been rescheduled for Southsea Castle on Tuesday 15th July. Tickets for both these events are available from their website HERE.

Dallas Buyers Club (Cert 15) @ Southsea Castle. Doors open from 8:30pm with the movie starting 9:30pm.

Matthew McConaughey’s oscar winning performance as real-life Texan Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when, diag-nosed as HIV-positive, he is given 30 days to live. Ron, shunned by his old friends, takes matters in his own hands, tracks down alternative treatments from all over the world.

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Digital Film Showcase

Portsmouth College’s first ever Digital Film Showcase is to be held at No.6 Cinema in the Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth on Friday 27th June from 7pm-10pm, everyone is welcome.

The showcase will feature films from AS, A2 and Level 4 students, many of whom will progress onto your institutions. The standard is incredibly high – it promises to be an excellent night which really shows the quality of the work we produce.

Here’s a little taster of what you can expect…

Digital Film Showcase

New Effraim Catlow Flatground BMX Edit ‘Coming Full Circle’

Flatground BMX is a highly difficult mix of pinpoint balance & control, a 6th sense of awareness for the bike and the ability to generate momentum and flow and there aren’t many things that come close to the level of skill required. Southsea’s Effraim Catlow has a long, long history of competing at the highest levels internationally as well as being a professional and on Monday dropped a brand new edit entitled ‘Coming Full Circle’. For this film Effraim teamed up with local film maker Ollie Denny who documented the last sessions of Effraim riding at the Brook Club in Somerstown (where Effraim has practiced for years) before the club is demolished.

“I wanted to document my riding as this point in time, to remember the spot and also help push my personal progression. I was inspired by a podcast that asked a question, “How do you know when a music track is finished?” I immediately started thinking about flatland, and your combos. When are they over? Is there a right time to pull out? After much gnashing of teeth, and riding time in between injuries, I’ve come full circle from doing long combos in the contests to short combos outside of the contest environment”. – Effraim Catlow

New Effraim Catlow Flatground BMX Edit 'Coming Full Circle'

Portsmouth Film Society : Short Cuts

Portsmouth Film Society is looking for entries to this years short cut short film competition. Short Cuts is a showcase for the best in local short films by all kinds of filmmakers, from keen enthusiasts to professionals. This year Shorts Cut are looking for entertaining, engaging and thought provoking films in any genre, from animation to documentary, comedy to drama, up to a maximum length of 15 minutes.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 5th September 2014.

To enter the film, go to the submission page website www.shortscut.org.uk. The best films will be screened at Portsmouth Film Society event on October 23, 2014 in the Eldon cinema hall, whose high definition projector is a sure way to show of the films looking at their best.

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Our Picks For No 6 This June

If you haven’t visited the No. 6 Cinema before then we highly recommend it, it is a mix of thoughtful art house cinema, vintage Hollywood classics and new blockbusters all within the historic blockhouse in the dockyard.

Here are a selection of movies we recommend you check out. Be sure to check their website for full list of all the movies this being shown www.no6cinema.co.uk.

Sun 22 at 14:00 – The Godfather Part II (Re 2014) (18)

A rare instance of a sequel being more than equal to its predecessor, THE GODFATHER II relates the growth and consolidation of organised crime to the immigrant experience in the New World. We shift between Pacino defending his interests before Senate investigative committees and eliminating rivals in the Eisenhower era, and the fortunes of his father (De Niro), trapped in the slums of New York in the early years of the century and turning to crime in a last effort to defend family honour. A brooding, stately epic of corruption and disillusion, amplifying and extending the events of Part 1.

Thu 26 at 19:00 – The Wind Rises (PG)

Visionary director Miyazaki delivers his farewell masterpiece and once again defies the conventional limitations of animation in depicting the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the engineer who designed the Mitsubishi A6M Zero. Young Horikoshi is fascinated by flight, and dedicates his life to building flying machines but with Japan’s entry into World War II he begins to feel a terrible guilt because of the machines he has devised and the deaths they have caused. This profound and beautiful film deftly combines Ghibli’s mesmerising style with an achingly beautiful love story and asks hard questions about humanity,

Please note that we will be screening the dubbed version (not the subtitled one).

Sat 28 at 19:00 – Frank (15)

The history of rock ’n’ roll is strewn with eccentrics, none more so than Chris Sievey, whose alter ego, Frank Sidebottom, wore a giant papier-mâché head and sang songs about football in a nasal voice. For Sievey Frank wasn’t just a stage persona but a gateway to a whole new dimension and this film – co-written by former Sidebottom bandmate Jon Ronson – takes us on an exploration of the twilight world between brilliance and madness. Fassbender gives a superbly judged performance as the enigmatic but adorable Frank in an offbeat, touching story about a different kind of genius.

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Review of University of Portsmouth Graduate Show 2014

Last Friday saw the official opening of the University of Portsmouth’s new Eldon Building wing and the opening of this year’s Graduate Show, one of the most important events in the creative diary for the city. The day before the CCi TV graduates began filming and producing 24 hour live broadcast which continued through Friday capturing many of the events that were going on, of which the official opening was but one. The building has been a few years in the making and now offers incredible, creative educational resources, more space, exhibition areas, high tech lecture theatres and more for the Creative and Cultural Industries faculty.

The official opening began with a speech by Professor Catherine Harper, Dean of the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, with the official unveiling by University Chancellor Sandi Toksvig, who despite being jetlagged gave a funny and inspiring speech.

“This wonderful building is going to be a beating heart of creativity here in this glorious city”. – Sandi Toksvig

“I am extraordinarily proud. The building brings together staff and students under one roof to benefit from working together and collaborating on creative projects and I am already thrilled with the response from staff and students to working and learning in the building”. – Professor Catherine Harper

With the formal opening complete, which included a surprise performance by the University Choir, the exhibitions around the Eldon site were open to graduates, families, staff and members of the public. As per previous years, the courses bring together the work of their students in to striking exhibitions in their respective departments and spaces. We started off with Graphic Design in the basement to view the final posters, books and promotional materials on display. Each year Graduate Design just somehow seems to get better and better, with this year projects capturing subjects as diverse as The Ace of Spades, pylons, The Solent, a complete history of acid, handwitten type and so much more. Senior course staff confirmed suspicions…this year’s graduates are a vintage year.

Moving up four floors the Illustration exhibition always seems to catch the sunlight each year, with the warm space packed with creative work. Illustration students have huge scope in how to create and present the work and their exhibition is always a must see, and their shop is always a great way to pick up affordable prints and more. Always good to explore in both Graphic Design and Illustration are the portfolios and books containing their thoughts and developing creative ideas.

With a stop at the packed out fashion show tent in the new courtyard we visited the upper levels, first stopping off at Fine Art, which shared the large space with Photography graduates. The Fine Art show was filled with an incredible mix of media, from large, colourful paintings to installations, engaging, thought provoking and in some cases, playful. The Photography exhibition continued on past the Fine Art show and was composed of a wide variety of subjects and approaches, each panel of work with it’s own story to discover. We were drawn in to a series of photos that depicted old nightclub sofas flecked with pen ink where people had exchanged numbers, left wondering what happened to these just-met couples. Another series of four images depicted similar spaces composed to capture a sense of past family memory. Over a little time the images drew you in, noticing the same dimensions and light source, then that these were highly detailed sets and finally a discovery that they were all intricate miniatures.

On Friday we launched for the first time our Strong Island Creative Graduates to Watch Awards, which recognise exciting new talent in three of the University of Portsmouth CCi courses: Illustration, Photography & Graphic Design. We were lucky to have early access to many of the exhibitions during Friday afternoon, exploring the work, speaking to course staff and choosing winners. Once the Graduate Show had officially opened we returned to the exhibitions and met the winners. We’ll be posting next week more on the awards and the winners of this years awards. We will also be profiling the work of the winners and many of the other graduates who’s worked we loved.

More and more highly creative, innovative and skilled graduates are staying in Portsmouth and starting up creative practices and businesses, the new Eldon Building facilities and the excellent and dedicated staff will ensure that this important channel of fresh people and ideas to the city will continue to blossom.






















Portsmouth Film Society This Week… Inside Llewyn Davis | Easy Rider

Tomorrow evening at 7pm the Portsmouth Film Society are showing Inside Llewyn Davis at the Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue. Inside Llewyn Davis is an evocative period portrait of a glass-half-empty guy and the travails of paying your dues, following the misadventures of the “Dylanesque” Llewyn through the 1960s folk music scene.

This summer, Portsmouth Film Society offers the people of the city the chance to watch great films under the stars at a series of Sunset Open Air Screenings at a number of venues across the city.

The first of these screenings will be the cult classic Easy Rider this Friday at 9:30pm in the University of Portsmouth Student Union Garden. Get there early for free popcorn.

Free entry for UoP students with a valid Student ID.

Our Picks For No 6 This June

If you haven’t visited the No. 6 Cinema before then we highly recommend it, it is a mix of thoughtful art house cinema, vintage Hollywood classics and new blockbusters all within the historic blockhouse in the dockyard.

Here are a selection of movies we recommend you check out. Be sure to check their website for full list of all the movies this being shown www.no6cinema.co.uk.

Thu 5 at 19:00 – 20 Feet From Stardom (12A)

Morgan Neville’s Oscar-winning film lovingly salutes those unacknowledged heroines of the music business, the backing singers. Neville combines extensive interviews with stars whose careers wouldn’t have succeeded without them – think of the Stones’ Gimme Shelter or David Bowie’s Young Americans – and profiles of some of the greatest talents, including Merry Clayton, Darlene Love and Claudia Lennear. The films finest moments spring from the archives with studio and concert performances from Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Ike and Tina Turner’s Ikettes and Phil Spector’s Crystals (in reality, Darlene Love and the Blossoms). Wonderful characters, fantastic voices. A marvelously uplifting movie not to be missed.

Fri 6 at 19:00 – Blue Ruin (15)

Dwight (Blair) is a vagrant living in his car and dumpster-diving to survive. When he learns that the man who killed his parents years earlier has just been released from prison, he locates the person he thinks is the murderer and dispatches him in an amateurish and gruesome manner.

Now finding himself in a brutal game of cat and mouse with the family of the man he’s killed , the carnage mounts towards a bleakly gratifying conclusion. This dazzlingly original film balances grubby realism with genre thrills and a midnight-black humour. The results are as funny as they are grisly.

Sat 21 at 14:30 – The Wrong Trousers / A Close ShaveInternational Wrong Trousers Day

This special Wallace & Gromit double bill to celebrate the fantastic Aardman animation duo and raise money for their charity, the Wallace and Gromit s Children s Foundation. Take part in Wrong Trousers day by wearing your daftest pair of trousers to the cinema and making a donation of £1 on top of your ticket price. A proportion of your ticket will also go to the charity.

The Wrong Trousers, 30mins When Wallace rents out a room in their house to raise some extra cash, Feathers McGraw responds to the ad. A mysterious penguin with a dubious past, Feathers gives Wallace a little more than he bargained for in a lodger…

A Close Shave, 30mins Wallace & Gromit get tangled up in a sheep rustling conspiracy in this brilliant claymation caper.

Sun 22 at 14:00 – The Godfather Part II (Re 2014) (18)

A rare instance of a sequel being more than equal to its predecessor, THE GODFATHER II relates the growth and consolidation of organised crime to the immigrant experience in the New World. We shift between Pacino defending his interests before Senate investigative committees and eliminating rivals in the Eisenhower era, and the fortunes of his father (De Niro), trapped in the slums of New York in the early years of the century and turning to crime in a last effort to defend family honour. A brooding, stately epic of corruption and disillusion, amplifying and extending the events of Part 1.

Thu 26 at 19:00 – The Wind Rises (PG)

Visionary director Miyazaki delivers his farewell masterpiece and once again defies the conventional limitations of animation in depicting the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the engineer who designed the Mitsubishi A6M Zero. Young Horikoshi is fascinated by flight, and dedicates his life to building flying machines but with Japan’s entry into World War II he begins to feel a terrible guilt because of the machines he has devised and the deaths they have caused. This profound and beautiful film deftly combines Ghibli’s mesmerising style with an achingly beautiful love story and asks hard questions about humanity,

Please note that we will be screening the dubbed version (not the subtitled one).

Sat 28 at 19:00 – Frank (15)

The history of rock ’n’ roll is strewn with eccentrics, none more so than Chris Sievey, whose alter ego, Frank Sidebottom, wore a giant papier-mâché head and sang songs about football in a nasal voice. For Sievey Frank wasn’t just a stage persona but a gateway to a whole new dimension and this film – co-written by former Sidebottom bandmate Jon Ronson – takes us on an exploration of the twilight world between brilliance and madness. Fassbender gives a superbly judged performance as the enigmatic but adorable Frank in an offbeat, touching story about a different kind of genius.

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Portsmouth Street Games This Weekend!

The Portsmouth Guildhall Square and surrounding area will this weekend be open as an outdoor festival venue with its first showcase being the Portsmouth Street Games on 31st May and 1st June, organised by the Portsmouth Cultural Trust and Big Adventures with support from Arts Council England.

The event will feature a range of local acts of national and international repute such as free runner Mitch Lee, one of the UK’s leading Mountain Bike display riders, Chris Doney, and Effraim Catlow, BMX flatlander king from Southsea Skatepark. Visitors can also look forward to a programme of street dance by local crews Most Wanted and Streetforce plus live music as well as a street style arts & crafts market with a variety of food offers and family activities.

A life size New York subway train replica will act as a graffiti canvas for the street art element of the Games, curated by local and internationally known artists My Dog Sighs and Lex Luther.

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Below is the new teaser film featuring the Most Wanted dance crews (you can view the previous teasers featuring MyDogSighs & Effraim Catlow HERE):

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Signature Promo Video Premiere Next Week

The Signature Clothing video premiere is fast approaching, with the film screening event next week on Tuesday 27th from 8pm at the One Eyed Dog. For full details check the Facebook Event and for sneak peeks see their Instagram (@signatureclothing).

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Features

Southsea Comedy Festival Competition Winner

The first ever Southsea Comedy Festival opens with Eddie Izzard performing his most recent show ‘Force Majeure’ on 31st July and 1st August. Last week we gave you the chance to win two tickets to see Eddie Izzard on Thursday 31st July. The lucky winner is Si Bunting, he correctly answered the three following questions…

1) What is the name of the character voiced by Eddie in Cars 2?
Sir Miles Axlerod
2) In which American city did Eddie begin his 2014 tour Force Majeure?
Washington DC, America
3) For which charity did Eddie run an incredible 43 marathons in 51 days?!
Sports Relief

If you aren’t lucky enough to be Si’s plus one, then you can still get your Southsea Comedy Festival tickets by calling 0844 847 2362 and online at www.southseacomedyfestival.co.uk. You can follow the Southsea Comedy Festival on Twitter @SouthseaComedy.

Eddie Izzard Southsea Comedy Festival Logo

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Photos from Head Jam 2014

For the second year running Head Mens Hairdressing, Strong Island and My Dog Sighs (this year with Lex Luthor) put on the Head Jam street art event on Albert Road in Southsea. The yard out the back of Head and the Strong Island HQ had last year’s artwork covered during last week and Saturday saw local artists My Dog Sighs, Los Dave, M-One, Lex Luthor, Mimic, Stu Linfield, I am Posy, freakSTATIC, Midge and Samo get involved with new artwork on all of the walls plus the new sculpture too. Extra artwork is also being added today by My Name is Leila. A huge thank you to all the artists and to everyone who popped by throughout the day.

Check some of the photos from the day below, you can see a load more on our Flickr (which is a growing archive of our photography over the last 6 years) or on our Facebook page and if you want to pop in and have a look visit Head at 53 Albert Road.


































Southsea Comedy Festival Competition | Win Two Tickets

The first ever Southsea Comedy Festival opens with Eddie Izzard performing his most recent show ‘Force Majeure’ on 31st July and 1st August. We have a pair of tickets to give away for the Thursday 31st July performance. All you have to do to win this prize is email stuart@strong-island.co.uk with your answer to the following three questions.

1) What is the name of the character voiced by Eddie in Cars 2?
2) In which American city did Eddie begin his 2014 tour Force Majeure?
3) For which charity did Eddie run an incredible 43 marathons in 51 days?!

The deadline for entries will be midnight Monday 21st July with the winner being announced Tuesday 22nd in the evening.

If you don’t want to risk missing out then Southsea Comedy Festival tickets are available by calling 0844 847 2362 and online at www.southseacomedyfestival.co.uk. You can follow the Southsea Comedy Festival on Twitter @SouthseaComedy.

Eddie Izzard Southsea Comedy Festival Logo

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Lookbook for Strong Island Clothing Co Summer 2014 Collection

We’ve been exceptionally busy over at Strong Island HQ for the best part of 2014 so far and the latest Strong Island Clothing Co range has been in development for some time. We are now proud to announce the launch of our latest line of tee and crew designs for the Summer. This is the biggest run we have done to date and we wanted to ensure it was a really strong range so didn’t want to rush it.

We have a wide range of new colours and designs including our first 2 colour print on the popular Refuse to Sink and a return to our second tee style back in 2010 with a backprint (this time in navy) in the classic Strong Island logo. We also have a seriously strong collaboration with University of Portsmouth graduate and award winning letterform designer Andy Lethbridge AKA Hand Type. These are something truly special and we’re really stoked how they came out, the detail in the print really reflects the brush strokes of Andy’s work. We will have more on Hand Type and the development of these designs on Strong Island soon in a full interview. We also have pocket tees with the new Down the Hatch design which form part of something we are keeping under our hats for bit…some old favourites have been revisited too with new colourways and 2 new graphic tees as well. Our latest crew retains the same quality as before featuring ribbed side panels, a back neck loop, deep cuffs, a double v-insert on the neckline and raglan sleeves but with new striped cuffs. With a more contemporary and slimmer fit than most sweatshirts it’s certainly a more premium line. As always all our tees and crews are hand screenprinted in East London by the mighty Lovenskate, including the anchor signoff on the back and detail on the inside neck.

We have a few more mini launches coming up over the next few weeks including more tees, something for the cyclists out there, some very special hand produced items from Poland using original 1940′s techniques and also something to lounge on in summer and keep you warm in the winter. Not to mention another very special artist collaboration too.

All of the tees and crews from the main, initial drop will be available this weekend during Head Jam at Head Hairdressing, 53 Albert Road, Southsea (weather permitting). They will then go online in Shop Ahoy next week.

For now please enjoy our latest Lookbook shot by Strong Island Media over at Dell Quay, Chichester. The perfect day to go for a wander around the marina, fields and woodlands with a few cheeky beers at the Crown & Anchor.

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Strong Island, Lex Luthor & My Dog Sighs present Head Jam 2014 – Saturday 19th July

Last years Head Jam was such a resounding success with some of the nations best street artists that we eagerly began talking about the following year before the paint had even dried. We discussed how we could run the event again and where to do it, but the answer was simple and literally looking right at us. We hold it in the same place again. Make the courtyard at Head Hairdressing the centre of an annual event where the outcome is available to view for the year, then return, white wash the previous artwork away, and do it all again. After all, street art is an ever changing and developing media in it’s own right and in it’s usual environment where it gets ripped down, tagged, covered in fly posters, lost to demolition and built on, the artists have no fear of their art being lost. It’s part of the job so to speak…

Rick from Head Hairdressing at 53 Albert Road (just along from the Wine Vaults and next to Southsea Gallery) conceived the idea of having the courtyard to the rear of the local barbers transformed in to a permanent giant art piece. From precision multilayered stencils, through bubble gum cutsie to surreal illustrative mayhem, Lex Luthor and My Dog Sighs have hand picked some of their favourite artists to produce the ultimate street art dreamscape courtyard…again!

Head Jam will run all day so feel free to pop along, take a look, have a chat, hang out, meet the artists and enjoy the atmosphere. There will be music on all day, a BBQ turning over in the background if you want to stick a burger on (not supplied), and please feel free to bring along a beer too. Everyone is welcome, so bring the kids so they can see some of the finest street artists working together in this unique environment.

Attending artists include: MyDogSighs, Lex Luthor, Mimic, Fark, Nova, M-one Art, Los Dave, Stu Linfield, Morf, Freakstatic and Ooberla. Wow, this is going to be amazing! If you pop along please be sure to tag the event on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #HeadJam and we will put up a series of your photos from the day.

Strong Island Clothing Co will also be launching their latest range of tees and crews before they go online the following week. So if you want to get in there for an exclusive purchase before anyone else head on down and check it all out. Everything will be out to view, and there is a sneak peak at the end of this post (the full look book will go up this week). Also all of our PFC tees and crews are on offer, bargain. We look forward to seeing you all.

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Strong Island Blissfields 2014 Review By Sophie Perryer and Grace Aquilina – Day Three

Despite the effects of the night before, those who have arisen from their partially soggy tents and dared to walk through alcohol and rain sodden hay look forward to listen to live music at The Wild Stage and in The Hustle Den at midday. In keeping with the wildlife theme the crowd was littered with all sorts of animal themed costumes, and what I can only expect was a stag party of monkey’s.

Burning Beaches took to the stage at 12:00pm in The Hustle Den, where sleepy eyes were literally opened in awe of the band’s soft rock sound. Heavy bass woke even the most sluggish and grungy vocals perfectly complimented a latte. The vocals echoed around the tent, emphasising the roughness and fervency.

Blissfields is without a doubt well-deserved of it’s reputation for finding and nurturing local artists and upcoming talent, and this year was no exception; Saturday brought with it the chance for discovering yet more new artists, one of which being Australian singer-songwriter Ry X. His hazy almost whispered vocals drew comparisons to The xx and Blissfields favourites London Grammar, and Ry X transfixed the audience throughout his set with his soft tenor tones. His track ‘Berlin’ is well worth a listen.

Later on in the afternoon, Floella Grace wowed her audience in The Larch to complete silence and a dream-like-state. Her dreamy, sobering vocals accompanied by fellow string player Gareth and two silvery-voiced backing singers made for an awesome and enlightening performance. The ukulele was played sweetly and harmoniously with the slightly more robust guitar; the entire performance being one of sincerity courtesy of her unvarnished, honest lyrics.

After Floella Grace’s soothing and lulling performance, the audience was re-awakened with the The Boy I Used To Be’s garage pop sound. With breathy, low vocals and slightly metallic guitar riffs, the band’s ‘sun-drenched’ sound ironically complimented the gloomy Great British Weather.

A personal highlight of Saturday was the chance to catch Laurel in the Hustle Den; she has truly developed her own distinctive style, although it is easy to see why over the last year she has been compared to Lana Del Ray, Lorde, and Laura Marling. On stage, she mesmerises the crowd with her sultry and coquettish presence, and switches effortlessly between softer and louder tracks, such as the lead song from her Blue Blood EP, which showcases the depth and richness of her voice.

By now sky was taken over with cloud but with temperatures still high anticipation grew for the headliner, 2ManyDJs, the semi-incognito side project of prolific 90s DJs Soulwax. The Dewaele brothers’ experience was evident throughout their set, with their ability to bring the crowd effortlessly through highs and lows, and build the sweat and alcohol fuelled festival-goers into a frenzy. However, while there were certainly some sore heads as Sunday morning dawned, there were plenty of wide grins too.

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