Journeys Festival International 2017

Journeys Festival International, The People’s Lounge and Dash Arts present
ASYLUM Portsmouth
Coastguard Studio, 91 Clarendon Rd, Portsmouth, Southsea PO4 0SA
Friday 27th October, 7pm – 11pm
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ASYLUM was launched by Dash Arts at London’s Courtyard Theatre as a response to Brexit and anti-migrant rhetoric. Working with locally acclaimed producers The People’s Lounge, ASYLUM Portsmouth aims to increase the exposure, skills, aspirations and employability of the talented refugee musicians who now call Portsmouth home.
ASYLUM will be headlined by a live performance from the phenomenal Syrian kanun player, Maya Youssef مايا يوسف, winner of the Exceptional Talent Award and recent star of the BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall.
Supported by Portsmouth Festivities and Portsmouth Guildhall

Oxjam Portsmouth

We are happy to be supporting Oxjam Festival Portsmouth! Oxjam is the UK’s largest grassroots music festival which is made up of hundreds of volunteer-led music events. Oxjam celebrates local music whilst raising vital funds for Oxfam and helping to change the lives of those living in poverty around the world.

On October 21st the event will start at the Coastguard Studio from 2 -7.30pm and then continue until late at The Shack Bar and Kitchen…. Here’s the line up so far.

14:00 The Zoinks

14:45 The Silver Rejects

15:40 The Harvey Lloyd Trio

16:25 BEMIS

17:25 Sigma Falls

18:10 South Side Bay


Shakara Soul 1st Birthday Party

Join Shakara Soul on the 19th of August in celebrating a year of intimate gatherings where new and old friends have come together for a groovin’ an a shaking. Returning to Coastguard Studio, where their first party was held, embarking upon this journey together.

Come and groove with Shakara Soul in the main room and in room two we are proudly presenting the worldly sounds of Sahara Rock and Mo Funk (The People’s Lounge).

A banquet for the senses.

Let there be rock.


Saturday 19th August
Coastguard Studio
9pm – 2am
£5 ADV/ £10 OTD


Fibres Exhibition

Isobel Taylor and Chloë Hemming

A display of Chloë’s concrete and cross stitch sculptures and Isobel’s photographic prints. A mixed media and interactive exhibition that looks at the human craft surrounding plants and the way we ornament them. In particular the juxtaposition of man made materials such as concrete and scaffolding netting with the delicate and intricate nature of plants and stitching.

Private view 17 October 6pm.
Exhibition open 18-19 October.
Times TBC