I popped over to Gunwharf Quays on Saturday morning to check out the one day Depthcharge event exhibition at the old police station by the main gate. Wet Picnic, who arranged the whole day’s activities (including theatre and children’s activities as well as the exhibition) had taken over the police station and turned it in to an amazing space where it felt like you had travelled back in time to the days of HMS Vernon. The attention to detail was incredible and it overall really gave you a sense of seeing a period of Portsmouth’s history in some way.
The exhibition included work by local Portsmouth schools such as photography, story writing, a banner and later in the day there was also a dance performance. You might remember our call for ex-service personnel a little while ago, the final photography work by St John’s primary was there with two photo books and two framed photos. The framed photos contained a vintage photo of the main gate from the early 1900s and a modern interpretation taken by a year 6 pupil, to contrast and compare how the place has changed over the years.
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Depth Charge exhibition designed by Sarah-Jane Prentice for Wet Picnic Theatre Company.