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Success at Portsmouth’s first street art festival

12 September 2023

Success at Portsmouth's first street art festival

Look Up Portsmouth, the city's first ever street art festival, has been deemed a tremendous success with thousands of people taking part from near and far.

Held over the weekend of 9 and 10 September, the vibrant event transformed Portsmouth with a diverse mix of street art creations.

As a proud supporter of Look Up Portsmouth, Southern Co-op demonstrated its commitment to the local community as it brought together people from all over the city to try their hand at street art.

Southern Co-op supported the Creative Corner at Pitt Street Skatepark which opened up opportunities for the community to take part.

Angela Parks, who helped organise the event, made sure tickets for various workshops were offered to children and teenagers from under privileged backgrounds and reached out to artists from minority groups to take part.

As well as the skate park, Southern Co-op's store in Eastney also took part and celebrated the power of art by featuring three remarkable pieces on its exterior wall.

Three stunning creations, crafted by the incredibly talented female artists Ooberla, Mishfit, and Midge, have added a unique and artistic touch to the local neighbourhood.

Angela Parks told The News, Portsmouth: "It has been absolutely brilliant. The feedback from people has been overwhelmingly positive and that they want more.

"One of the nice things we were told was that they could see other people walking around with the maps, which gave it a sense of community."

Developed in partnership by renowned local street artist My Dog Sighs, the festival featured internationally acclaimed artists working alongside local talents, resulting in a spectacular street art gallery.