Portsmouth Festivities 2019 Community Programme is live

Do you want to get involved with Portsmouth Festivities 2019?

2019 marks the twentieth 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 Pronoun, by The Young Creatives Portsmouth and The Tea Set filled a number of cafes across the Portsmouth area. 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 2019. 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 2019 is TWENTY. It is the 20th anniversary of Portsmouth Festivities so would strongly welcome applications with a relevance to this theme.

Portsmouth Festivities 2019 will run between Friday 14 and Sunday 23 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 Monday 3 December. 


Key dates for the diary:

Friday 28 September                Community Programme is launched
Monday 3 December                Entries close for the Festival Community Programme at midday
Friday 14 December                 Successful applicants will be chosen and informed
Friday 11 January                      Final collection deadline 
Friday 14 June                            Festival 2019 opens
Sunday 23 June                          Festival 2019 closes
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