Take part in the 2018 Community Programme

Do you want to get involved with Portsmouth Festivities 2018?

2018 marks the nineteenth anniversary of Portsmouth Festivities. The Festival has been growing year on year. Since the Community Programme was introduced in 2014, it has grown to become a great success with the events being well received within the City of Portsmouth.

Each year, the Festivities celebrates the best of Portsmouth and offer creative individuals and organisations the chance to showcase their work. There were many successful applicants to last year’s Festivities, including Come Sing a Sea Shanty which sold, out and Croshare filled the community space at aspex gallery. Many of these community events continued after Festivities ended giving it a great legacy.

Portsmouth Festivities is calling for organisations and individuals from the community to apply to put on an event as part of Festivities 2018. This is a fantastic chance to showcase new and existing talent within a Festival framework. It’s a wonderful opportunity within the City and it will increase our offer to deliver the best Festivities yet!

The theme for this year’s Festival is FREEDOM. Not every application has to hold this theme as this would be unrealistic, but if it does then it could definitely guarantee some freedom to the entertainment provided to our audience.

Portsmouth Festivities 2018 will run between Friday 15 and Sunday 24 June.

If you would like to propose an event, contact the Festivities team at or visit to download full terms and conditions and an application form.

Deadline for entries is midday Thursday 7th December. 

Key dates for the diary:

Monday 25 September            Community Programme is launched
Thursday 7 December             Entries close for the Festival Community Programme at midday
Thursday 14 December           Successful applicants will be chosen and informed
Friday 12 January                      Final collection deadline
Friday 15 June                            Festival 2018 opens
Sunday 24 June                          Festival 2018 closes
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