We’ve been manic (as always) this last week and are a bit late posting up the details of some of the new creative activities The Guildhall are getting involved with. The Guildhall is now run by a charitable trust and is actively engaging with the local community in literally opening it’s doors at all times of the day to make the place welcoming and no longer a closed off space until the evening events. As you may have noticed, the large doors at the top of the repaired stairs are now open and when you come in you now have the Zodiac Gallery and the newly refurbished lounge area. The Zodiac Gallery recently was home to both the incredible Storm Thorgerson exhibition and then showing the very best work from the Portsmouth Festivities Spice Island Arts Trail too. This space is home to some incredible architectural finishes based on the zodiac (inspiring the name) and is also home to the huge glass artwork on the wall depicting the city, a sight worth a visit alone.
The lounge area is a comfortable, relaxing space open to the public and if you want to spend some time with friends for a chat or have a meeting away from the city noise it’s pretty perfect. Just off from the lounge is the newly developed music space which will be home to not only the new Rolling Stones exhibition but some exciting new developments too.
As part of their open door engagement with the local community The Guildhall is currently looking for performance artists, speakers, singers, musicians, etc to perform at the small stage area, halfway down the stairs. This space is perfect for small, intimate performances with the stairs themselves becoming seats. The music spaces inside are in the process of being finished and The Guildhall are looking for an artist who can help them decorate the space with silhouettes of famous musicians and an audience.
If either of these sounds up your street then get in touch with them directly ASAP via email: firstname.lastname@example.org