Portsmouth Creates first pledge for the year ahead is to collaborate with creatives in the city to host a free cultural event next Winter (November 2020); We Shine Portsmouth – Portsmouth’s very own major light festival.
Light festivals have become synonymous with cities of rich cultural identities and increasing local economy. One of the largest light festivals in the UK, Durham Lumiere boasted a boost of £9.6 million in 2016 and this continues to soar year on year. The group believe Portsmouth can experience the same benefits for the city and position itself higher as an exciting city of culture. The aim is to help highlight and grow the arts sector as well as force the outside world to sit up and take notice.
With key stakeholders already backing Portsmouth Creates including The Arts Council England, The University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth City Council and Victorious Festival, We Shine Portsmouth is off to a fantastic start.
The count-down is on! If you’d like to get involved in supporting this major event contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you.