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Who is this programme for? Artists who either work in the arts professionally, or seek to work in the arts professionally and who are creating new work. You might be a musician, visual artist, choreographer, dancer, director, producer, writer or poet.
On Tuesday the 3rd May at 5.30pm at Portsmouth Guildhall there will be an artist consultation where local artists can find out more about the talent development programme, if you are interested in going please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
So if you’re a closet (or card-carrying) pop fan and want to see the likes of Peter Andre, 5ive, Scouting For Girls, Diversity, the Hoosiers and Fun Lovin’ Criminals, enter today…
To be in with a chance of winning, send your answers to the following questions to email@example.com before midnight on Friday 29th April. The winner be contact directly and announced on social media soon after, and will need to collect their tickets from Southsea.
1) How many members are there now in 5ive?
2) What year did Sam Bailey win X-Factor?
If you don’t want to leave it to chance, then tickets are available now for a mere £15 from www.portsmouthsummershow.co.uk, Meat & Barrel, Little Johnny Russells or Cosham Library.
You can also keep up to date on Portsmouth Summer Show on Facebook.
Live music on the day will be by:
– Pete Rapp, from 1pm.
– Ismael Clark, from 2:30pm.
No tickets are required, but please be aware there is limited space. Parking is available on the surrounding streets, but no parking is allowed in the alleyway where the studio is situated due to it being for residential use only.
Find out more about Southsea Sound at their Facebook page, their Twitter and their website:
You can get you hands on a copy for £120 at www.josephloughborough.bigcartel.com.
You can find out more about him at on Tumblr, Flickr, Twitter @Joeloughborough and Facebook.
Check the Portsmouth Film Society website for more information and tickets.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (15) | Tuesday 14 June | After sunset | Eldon Building Courtyard
This low-budget cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors and Janet Weiss inside a strange mansion belonging to the mysterious Frank N Furter, that they come across on a rainy night. Richard O’Brien’s daring and diverse comedy horror musical still has the power to shock and delight. Come in Costume.
Apache (U) | Thursday 16 June | After sunset | Southsea Castle
Based on Paul I Wellman’s novel and in turn inspired by a true story. Burt Lancaster plays Massai, a lieutenant of the great Apache warrior Geronimo. Though his tribe has surrendered, Massai refuses to do so. He escapes from a prison train and conducts a one-man war against the intruders-and against some of his own people.
Back to the Future (PG) | Saturday 18 June | After sunset | Southsea Bandstand
When teenager Marty is blasted to 1955 in the DeLorean time machine created by the eccentric Doc Brown, he finds himself mixed up in a time-altering chain reaction that could vaporize his future and leave him trapped in the past. Powered by innovative special effects, unforgettable songs and non-stop action, Back to the Future is an adventure that stands the test of time!
The Long Good Friday (18) | Wednesday 22 June | After sunset |Southsea Castle
This masterful British crime drama features a star-making performance by Bob Hoskins as Harold Shand, a successful London gangster whose world falls apart over the course of one weekend. When a bomb explodes inside his Rolls Royce, another bomb destroys a pub he owns and a third is found inside his casino. Shand can’t understand who would suddenly want him dead. Introduced by Dr. Dave Allen.
What’s New Pussycat? (15) | Wednesday 29 June | After sunset | Southsea Castle
Fashion editor Michael James a psychiatrist to help with his inability to have serious relationships with the women he meets. Meanwhile, Victor Shakapopulis desperately tries to attract even one. Introduced by Sue Harper, Emeritus Professor of Film History at the University of Portsmouth, whose books include “Picturing the Past: the Rise and Fall of the British Costume Film”, “Women in British Cinema: Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know”.
Song of the Sea (PG) | Wednesday 2 July | After sunset | Southsea Bandstand
The last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by mythical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse’s powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. A wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendour that is destined to become a classic.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (U) | Friday 8 July | After sunset |Castle Road
Enigmatic candy maker, Willy Wonka, stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather.
Labyrinth (U) | Saturday 9 July | After sunset | Castle Road (TBC)
Fifteen-year-old Sarah secretly wishes her baby brother Toby would just disappear. When goblins kidnap the boy, feeling guilty she sets forth to save him and finds herself on the adventure of a lifetime. She must sneak into the castle of the Goblin King in the centre of a fantastical labyrinth filled with strange creatures and mind-bending puzzles, where nothing is as it seems.
Pirates of the Caribbean (12A) | Friday 15 July | After sunset | Cumberland House Natural History Museum Garden
In Curse of the Black Pearl, Captain Jack Sparrow arrives at Port Royal in the Caribbean without a ship or crew. His timing is inopportune, however, because later that evening the town is besieged by a pirate ship. Captain Jack will save his love, the governor’s daughter, from his former pirate allies, who are now undead. Come in pirate-themed fancy dress!
Tommy (15) | Saturday 16 July | After sunset | South Parade Pier (TBC)
A boy born and raised in post-WWII England grows up seemingly deaf and mute due to a traumatic experience in his youth. He eventually gains fame as a pinball champion, is billed as a messiah and attempts to lead a religious sect. Portsmouth locations abound.
From Dusk Till Dawn (18) | Friday 22 July | After sunset | Victoria Park
After a string of robberies that left a river of blood in their wake, the sadistic Gecko brothers head to Mexico to live the good life. To get over the border, they kidnap a widowed preacher and his two children. The quintet park their RV at a rough-and-tumble truck stop but they soon realise that they’re not in a typical bar.
Kung Fu Hustle (15) | Wednesday 27 July | After sunset | Southsea Castle
International superstar, Stephen Chow’s, humorous, special-effects-filled, action-packed martial arts epic is set in early ’40s China. A bumbling thief named Sing desires to be the toughest member of the dreaded gangster hit squad known as The Axe Gang. Packed with elaborate stunts and visual gags, also Starring Yuen Wah and Xing Yu, and with fight choreography by legendary masters Yuen Woo Ping and Sammo Hung. (English subtitles).
How did you get started in illustration?
I have always drawn for as long as I can remember. My Grandfather was an exceptional oil painter and by spending a lot of time with him influenced my passion for Illustration. It was a subject I got on well with at home and was quite good at from an early age.
What sort of things inspire your work? Other artists & Illustrators?
I am a huge fan of TV shows and films, from classics to current releases which most of my work is based on. I have always had a fascination with TV, as a kid I grew up reading Transformers comic books and later on Frank Millers’ 300 and Sin City works. The inked illustrations are incredible because of the unusual perspectives he uses. I have some of his books on my shelf. This encouraged my love of black and white illustration in particular, greyscale and monotones are my preference. Colour is something I have to work hard at.
My favourite illustrators at the moment are Tyler Stout, Hellovon, Ken Taylor, Matt Taylor and Kingsley Nebechi however this list could be never ending. Also I Love Dust is a company that I follow closely.
Scott Collier – Back to the Future II.
Your work reminds us a bit of Tyler Stout, is his work an inspiration?
Tyler Stout is an illustrator I discovered recently. I have to say, since seeing his artwork it has influenced on me. The level of detail Tyler uses is something I try to replicate in my own work. Detail has always been a strength of mine and it’s people like Tyler who keep me working harder for it!
What is your process for creating a piece of work? Freehand or digital?
I try to do both freehand and digital work. I started off very much freehand working with thick papers, inks, brushes, different pens and pencils but It really depends on time. Graphic tablets developed and because of the added benefits of working digital (can be edited and manipulated greatly) I switched to that to see what it was like. I would love to do more things freehand but time constraints make it difficult. I have gotten into a good rhythm with digital at the moment. I started off with a Bamboo tablet years ago, then a Cintiq and then for more convenience I recently (December 2015) bought the Surface Pro.
Some of your designs you’re made available on tees, are you looking at developing your designs in to that area?
I would love to do more designs for t-shirts specifically. I have many graphic Tees in my own wardrobe. But the t-shirt designs I currently sell are part of a wider apparel selection using some great websites that sell my designs. I sold a GoT Tyrion portrait throw blanket and cushion cover which was really cool. I also create my own lettering and typography by freehand and then vectorise in illustrator, I would love some of that printed on Tees. The great thing about t-shirts is everyone wears them.
You reference a lot of popular culture favourites, what are your favourite subjects to work with these days?
My favourite subjects have always been creating portraits of people. Whether that is real celebrities or popular fictional characters, I just love it. Capturing their expression and summarising their character in an illustration can be quite powerful. Being able to capture the exact look of a person is a something that I have always challenged myself with. I have developed this by doing several character portraits and placing them together. When I am excited about a TV show or film release, I want to express that excitement by posting my portraits on social media to celebrate the storylines and life like characters with other people who share the same interest.
I am thinking of producing a House of Cards illustration in the near future (this is currently one of my favourite shows).
Scott Collier – Game of Thrones.
With the new series of Game of Thrones dropping on Sunday, you’ve been dropping on your Instagram some GoT work, who is your favourite character?
My Favourite Game of Thrones character is Bronn, he has by far the best one liners in the show. His dry wit is joy to watch in the episodes and I would be huge backer of a Bronn spin off! He is also one of the main characters that hasn’t been killed off yet! (fingers crossed!)
A big thank you to Scott for sharing his work, you can see more below and be sure to follow Scott on Instagram and visit Scott’s website:
Scott Collier – Breaking Bad.
Scott Collier – Joaquin Phoenix (levels).
Scott Collier – Darth Vader Close Up.
Scott Collier – Batman.
To be in with a chance of winning send your answers to the following questions to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight on Sunday 24th April. The winner be contact directly and announced on social media soon after.
1) What year was Craig David’s debut album “Born to Do It” released?
2) Can you name the Isle of Wight based festival which is affiliated with Common People?
If you don’t want to leave it to chance then tickets are available now and you can pick one up via the website www.southampton.commonpeople.net.
You can stay up to date on all things Common People via Facebook and Twitter @CommonPeopleSO and Instagram @CommonPeopleSO or by signing up to the mailing list HERE.
Currently on show is an exhibition by local photographer Meryem Amelia who has her first exhibition on the walls from now until the 2nd of May, with many of her photos featuring the city. The exhibition is also open to the public on Thursday and Saturdays via the theatre box office, so if you’re passing get a look.
Below are a couple of examples of the images on show.
The next photo walkshop is at the beautiful East Head, with us looking at the sand banks and the sand dunes. This and all the new spring and early summer walkshops in Portsmouth and at Emsworth, Hamble, Lee on Solent and more spots on the south coast can be booked HERE, the walkshops are 2 hours long and only £10. We also have a couple of walkshops with Chichester Harbour Conservancy that are 3 hours long too.
Photos from Saturday’s walkshop are below, you can find out all about the Strong Island photography walkshops at: