Our indoor screenings will take place at Southsea Cinema, at the Glasshouse, Portsmouth Pyramids centre after the second lockdown. Clarence Esplanade Portsmouth, PO5 3ST

We postponed Recovery Festival, the new date is 11 December.

3rd RECOVERY FESTIVAL at Southsea Cinema

The date : 11th December   3pm – 9pm

Recognising the people and organisations serving the community. Audience’s questions answered by the panelists and topic themed films.

The first subject matter will be on domestic violence. Roger Batterbury, chairperson of Healthwatch Portsmouth, will chair the panel. There will be an introductory talk and panel.  The audience will then be invited to ask the panelists questions who might be seeking help, advice, or information on the topic for the next hour.

Panel 1: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (3 – 4PM)

Charlene Maines – Choices For You
Lyn Tiller – Aurora New Dawn
Rachel Windebank – Stop Domestic Abuse Rowshanara Reza – Portsmouth City Council (To be confirmed) – Project Catalyst / PARCS

 4pm: Film 

Honey Boy (15) USA / 95

From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har’el brings to life a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams. Fictionalizing his childhood ascent to stardom, and subsequent adult crash-landing into rehab and recovery.

Panel 2: MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTION is postponed to next year. We have a guest speaker instead.

Dr Matt Parker  (5.30pm after the Honey Boy Screening)
Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience and Psychopharmacology
from School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Science, University of Portsmouth will talk about Recovery and childhood  memories.

Matt Parker – Portsmouth University

See the presentation here: https://youtu.be/4Hx5htP5hNY

Friday 18th December 

5pm The Muppet Christmas Carol 1h 29m. FREE CHRISTMAS FILM- SOLD OUT

It may not be the finest version of Charles Dickens’ tale to grace the screen, but The Muppet Christmas Carol is funny and heartwarming, and serves as a good introduction to the story for young viewers. Please reserve your tickets for this free screening. We have limited spaces with Covid-19 restrictions. SOLD OUT!