BBQ & Bands at the Blue Lagoon

This summer Community Fusion is teaming up with Hilsea Lido Pool for the People Trust to put on a family event to raise funds to support both community projects within the city.

On Sunday 14th August, the partners will be hosting an afternoon of entertainment for all the family to enjoy.  With live music from Huw Olesker, Luke Ferre, Lonely Joe Parker and Hannah O’Reilly there will be something for everyone to enjoy.  The event, which runs from 1-6pm, boasts a magician, face painting, raffle and cakes as well as various stalls from local artists and businesses.  Throughout the event there will be a variety of food sizzling away on the BBQ, available to purchase at competitive prices.  You and your family can enjoy a refreshing drink on a summer’s day at the iconic Hilsea Lido site.

They are also interested to hear from local knitters who may wish to Yarn Bomb some of the site. Please contact Jenna Boyson if you are interested – jenna@communityfusion.co.uk

There will be no charge for entry but all donations will be welcome. All money raised will be split between the two organisations that will put it to good use within the community.

Community Fusion:  Portsmouth’s NEW youth volunteering service, directed by young people, for young people and their communities.  Through volunteer projects Community Fusion will work with young people in Portsmouth to improve shared spaces and places, whilst building their life skills creating stronger, prouder communities.

Hilsea Lido Pool for the People Trust: Is a registered charity and has taken ownership of  Hilsea Lido and the Blue Lagoon function suite on a 99 year lease, with the intention of opening Hilsea Lido for public swimming and creating a vibrant cultural, sporting and leisure facility for all the family.

“Both organisations are keen to work together, bringing volunteers to the Lido to help restore, redecorate, revive the venue and bring it into the 21st century while keeping all the features of the art deco structure.  Opening the site for public use is the ultimate aim and together with all other partners we will do this.”

Photograph below of Blue Lagoon by StrayWasp via Flickr.


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