18th - 20th November 2021


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IN MOTION is a free community project by foursandeights and pompey banana club aimed at engaging local creatives to think about generating design content surrounding this years theme; COMMUNITY. Everyone has a community they belong to, this might be a small 2 person community or something much larger. We wanted to explore the things that connect us to one another and shine some light on these positive stories and experiences. The purpose of the project to explore the idea of communicating a narrative and captures a snapshot of what community means to you as well as the opportunity to network and up skill.

IN MOTION is part of the We Shine art and light festival that takes place in November across Portsmouth offering the opportunity as part of a large scale projection mapped exhibition onto a site in the heart of the city. IN MOTION will run throughout the whole the 3 day We Shine festival, with multiple screenings of the works.

You can get involved with IN MOTION workshops and mentoring sessions throughout the lead up to the festival. A weekly zoom session will be available with the artists as well as 1-1 in person drop in sessions held at the Round Tower, Old Portsmouth.

For further information on workshops and mentoring sessions see website



We have partnered with Fratton Big Local who will be holding their annual Lantern Parade on Friday 19th November as part of We Shine Portsmouth.

The lantern parade leaves from The Royal British Legion, 6.00pm for a prompt 6.30pm start, walking down Fratton Road to St Mary’s Church. A magical evening of beautiful lanterns and inspiring drumming from Batala Samba Band all here in Fratton and run by Fratton Big Local (FBL).

You can make your own lantern at one of the free workshops in Fratton ready to be collected by you on the night. All workshop materials will be supplied and the workshops are free, funded by FBL or Portsmouth Creates.

Drop in Lantern Making Workshops

(All workshops are open to adults and accompanied children unless otherwise stated.)


  • 19th Tuesday: 1.30pm – 5.00pm
    Location: MAKE Café, 1 Cornwall Road, PO1
    MAKE offers a welcome to people of all abilities and sells great cake.
  • 20th Wednesday: 5.00pm – 7.00pm
    Location: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place PO1 5JJ
    Fratton Community Centre run their own groups, provide space for others to run theirs and have a wide range of space available for hire. It is also home to the Hide Away Café.
  • 23rd Saturday: 10.00pm – 12.00pm
    Location: St. Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5PH
  • 26th Tuesday: 12.30 – 2.30pm at Diversi-tea
    Location: Deaf Centre 279 Arundel Street PO1 1LX
    Diversi-Tea Lounge is a free and friendly intercultural social group for anybody over 18 who would like to come and socialise, listen to speakers and take part in activities like arts and crafts.
  • 28th Thursday: 2.00pm – 4.00pm
    Location: The Friendship group at Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place, PO1 5JJ
    The Friendship group is a social group open to all.


  • 1st Monday: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
    Location: Youthy at Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place, PO1 5JJ
    The Youthy is a youth group run for 10 – 15 year olds. Younger children can attend when accompanied by a responsible adult.

More workshops will also be run with local Schools and community groups.

To find out more about the Festival of Light and other local events and activities follow Fratton Big Local on www.facebook.com/frattonbiglocal or contact us on community@frattonbiglocal.org.uk or 07841 341 969.

Our friends at Seeded Yarn Stormers are asking all of you crafty people to create something knitted or crocheted using only WHITE yarn (all will be revealed later) to be part of a community yarn exhibition at We Shine Portsmouth. No creation too big or small, even just a square or pom-pom, anything goes, get involved 🙂

Once you have made your fabulous creations you can drop them to Seeded at 5 Clarendon Road, Southsea to have them included in the festival.

Contact seededyarnstormers@gmail.com


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