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Posted on behalf of FashionHackTech

You will be put into interdisciplinary groups of 3-4 students from Fashion and Textiles, Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

The key component of this week is a collaboration!

You each have very specific skills and knowledge, the challenge is to see if you can work in the imaginary middle ground between your disciplines and come up with an innovative initial response.

You can see an induction video here.


Tuesday 29th October: BRIEFING & INTRODUCTION - Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, Eldon Building, PO1 2DJ - Room 1.09.

14.00 – Introduction and scene-setting for Fashion Tech Hack led by Principal Lecturer of Fashion Tom Clulee and Professor of Design Innovation Joan Farrer.

14.30 – Webinar with Francesca Rosella, Creative Director of CuteCircuit.
‘CuteCircuit is a pioneer in the field of fashion wearable technology. Merging futuristic fashion design with advanced technologies and smart fabrics to create beautiful fashion with magical interactive capabilities. Founded in 2004, over the last 15 years CuteCircuit has created a new fashion paradigm through technological innovation.’

15.00 – Team selection and tour of facilities in Eldon Building to include
Sewing / Print workshops, Eldon Production Centre (3D printing, laser cutting, plastic forming etc) and VR / Motion Capture suite.

15.45 – 17.00 - Faculty of Technology, Anglesea Building - Room A09.
Short taster session and tour of the Workshop facilities, the opportunity for teams to share contacts/start team WhatsApp group to share ideas.

Wednesday 30th October: BRAINSTORM / PREPARATION Independent. Sharing / brainstorming ideas through team WhatsApp groups.

Thursday 31st October: HACKDAY

10.00-13.00 - Technology lab/workshops A0.07 and A0.24.  

Mentor Workshop with groups by Fashion and Technology staff, project experimentation/hack. Continuation into the afternoon independently in either CCI or Technology as appropriate.

10.00-12.00 - Project finalisation in either CCi or Tech (as appropriate).
13.00-14.00 - Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, Eldon Building,

PO1 2DJ - Room 1.09. Presentation and Critique of team projects. Lunch
Provided. Awards (TBC).

Project deliverables
You are asked to present your work to your tutors and peers. Each presentation should last no more than 10 minutes and as a framework, you should prepare the following responses:
- What is the concept?
- Why is it relevant?
- Who is your intended audience/user and what are their needs /
- How did you meet this?
- What does your project work contribute?
- Do you see any further collaboration going forward?

We hope to see you there!

29 Oct 2019 at 11:00am
until 01 Nov 2019 at 3:00pm
University of Portsmouth
Winston Churchill Avenue

The Big Nineties Festival - Portsmouth

Posted on behalf of The Big Nineties Festival
The Big Nineties Festivals Lands in Portsmouth This November!
01 Nov 2019 at 8:00pm
until 02 Nov 2019 at 2:00am
Eden Portsmouth
Gunwharf Quays

The South Coast Gong Show Final

Posted on behalf of Solent Comedy
It’s the grand final of the South Coast Gong Show,

The winners of the heats compete on stage for the cash prize and trophy!
05 Dec 2019 at 8:00pm
until 05 Dec 2019 at 10:30pm
The Kings Loft
Albert Road

Difficult conversations for a Zero Waste Christmas

Posted on behalf of Zero Waste Portsmouth
Explore your needs, and learn how you might communicate your longings for a joyful ZW Christmas with your loved ones.
12 Nov 2019 at 7:00pm
until 12 Nov 2019 at 9:00pm
The Southsea Village
81 Palmerston Road

Portsmouth Freelancers Meet 10th Anniversary Christmas Ball

Posted on behalf of Portsmouth Freelancers Meet
Celebrating our 10th Christmas party as Portsmouth Freelancers Meet. Complimentary drinks, dancing and more...
06 Dec 2019 at 7:00pm
until 06 Dec 2019 at 11:00pm
The Pavilion
St Helens Parade

Stephen Morgan MP: Youth Brexit Event

Posted on behalf of Stephen Morgan MP

As the MP for Portsmouth, I want to hear from all of my constituents no matter their age, background or beliefs. 

Brexit is, after climate change, the most significant issue of our times and will have a dramatic long-term effect on the lives of all the people of Portsmouth but especially the youngest.

With this in mind, I'm inviting young constituents to meet me at the Wave Maiden on Osborne Road this Sunday afternoon to discuss their views and concerns around the issue at this most crucial stage.

Tell a neighbour, bring a friend, see you there!

27 Oct 2019 at 3:00pm
until 27 Oct 2019 at 4:30pm
The Wave Maiden
36 Osborne Road

Gig Buddies Autumn Volunteer Fair @ Make

Posted on behalf of Gig Buddies Portsmouth
Want to help your community? Come to Make in November and find volunteer opportunities in Portsmouth and grab a free drink and nibbles
14 Nov 2019 at 6:00pm
until 14 Nov 2019 at 8:00pm
1 Cornwall Road

Visit the Archives at The Kings Theatre

Posted on behalf of The Portsmouth Society
Sue McClory will host a tour of The Kings Theatre, including access to the Archives and heritage displays.
15 Nov 2019 at 2:00pm
until 15 Nov 2019 at 4:00pm
Kings Theatre
24 Albert Road

Building Strength in a Challenging World

Posted on behalf of The Good Mental Health Cooperative

In the fast paced world that we live in, it can be hard to take time for ourselves. Hard to find the time to listen to our emotions and how our body feels. We rush from one thing to the next and wonder where our day has gone. How can we find the resilience we need to keep going in this constant push from the responsibilities around us, unless, we take a moment to listen to our bodies.

This is an opportunity for you to take some space, learn to connect with yourself again and find resilience and peace in a place that lives inside you. Come and join me and explore new ways to work through difficult emotions in a fast paced life, learn techniques to allow yourself to feel happier and more confident within yourself and have fun too!

Sarah Haskett is a cognitive behavioural therapist, mental health nurse and has a background in performance art. She enjoys linking these concepts together to infuse a somatic and systemic approach to personal well-being in delivering community workshops that enhance personal resilience, that are fun and enjoyable to a wide variety of group participants.

You can book on all three workshops, or for individual sessions if you're not available for them all. Sessions will be independent of each other, but will also flow together for the person who wants to gain the most in attending more than one session.

By registering your name and email address for any workshop, you agree to be added to the Good Mental Health Coop mailing list. Personal contact information is gathered for the sole purpose of communications via our email newsletter site hosted by Mailchimp. You can easily unsubscribe at any time. Details remain confidential and will never be passed on to any third party except as required by UK law.

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About the Mental Wealth Academy

The Mental Wealth Academy supports people to access community based activities and workshops which help with inclusion, recovery and good mental health. The support is intended for people who have experienced serious life challenges, are socially isolated, anxious or lacking in confidence. This may include experience of mental ill-health, addictions, disability, bereavement, caring responsibilities for example.

At the Good Mental Health Cooperative, we believe that connecting with others, and informal learning opportunities, are really important steps to good mental health, bringing a sense of inclusion and challenge, rather than feeling isolated and lacking in purpose.

This is an introductory programme, with funding provided by the Big Lottery for the free workshops and courses.

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25 Oct 2019 at 2:00pm
until 25 Oct 2019 at 4:00pm
Tesco Extra
Fratton Way

Tasting Menu & Expert Wine Pairing from "Southsea Wine Siren"

Posted on behalf of Daniel James Nowland
Join “Southsea Wine Siren” and Daniel from The Southsea Deli for a one-off evening of food & wine
29 Nov 2019 at 7:00pm
until 29 Nov 2019 at 9:00pm
The Southsea Deli
4 Victoria Road South