PLEASE READ DATES AND TIMES BELOW CAREFULLY - BOATSIDE GATHERINGS ARE ON 24, 27 AND 30 JUNE ONLY
ARRIVAL - Saturday 23 June, 11.45 with official arrival ceremony at 13.00 - Gunwharf Quays
Collective Spirit, is welcomed into Portsmouth to be greeted by a massed Community Choir of Portsmouth-based singers, with international a cappella group VOCES8.
24-30 June, 12.00 - Gunwharf Quays and Portsmouth Festivities Story Stage, Gunwharf Quays - A series of 30-minute slices of literature, music, art and theatre based around the themes of 'journeys' and 'stories' timed with the midday gun.
24 and 30 June, 10.00-16.00 - Boatside Gathering, Gunwharf Quays – Lone Twin, crew members and donors will be on hand and on deck to introduce you to the boat. These are the only dates when you will be able to get up close to the boat on the berthing. Please note there may be a short wait to see the boat due to restricted numbers allowed on the pontoon.
NEW DATE ADDED 27 June, 11.00-13.00 - Boatside Gathering, Gunwharf Quays – Lone Twin, crew members and donors will be on hand and on deck to introduce you to the boat. These are the only dates when you will be able to get up close to the boat on the berthing. Please note there may be a short wait to see the boat due to restricted numbers allowed on the pontoon.
25 June, 19.45 - The Boat Project Presentation, - Join the artists and crew at the Royal Naval and Albert Yacht Club for a personal insight into The Boat Project. Book your place at www.portsmouthfestivities.co.uk
26 June, 10.00 - SCHOOLS EVENT; Shared Stories, Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, – Students will create their own stories inspired by some of Dickens' unforgettable characters.
29 June, 10.00 - SCHOOLS EVENT; Gosport Story Sail, Explosions Museum, – The Explosion Museum will welcome the boat to Gosport to a traditional gun salute.
THE SHIPS LOG
Friday 29 June – 20.00
The Cellars at Eastney, Cromwell Road, Southsea, PO4 9PN
For the second instalment of The Ship's Log Thirty Pounds of Bone collaborates with local shanty singer Chris Ricketts and vocal harmony group Bemis. A night to remember!
DEPARTURE - Sunday 1 July, 14.00 Flying a Flag with departure at 3.30pm - Gunwharf Quays
World record-breaking sailor Dee Caffari MBE will helm Collective Spirit out of Portsmouth Harbour at the end of the Portsmouth Festivities, sent off in a spectacular ﬁesta of very special ﬂag waving and salsa. There will be an eclectic mix of performers, from Bhangra to Batton twirling, as well as local dance groups who will collaborate for an exciting piece inspired by journeys.
With thanks to: The Southern Co-operative, Gunwharf Quays, The Portsmouth Festivities, Action Stations, Aspex Gallery, Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower, Portsmouth City Council, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, New Theatre Royal, Clarence Marina, The News, The Royal Navy Submarine Museum.