Monday 21st October to 10th November 2019 open daily 11am to 3pm in Unit 22, Cascades Shopping Centre, Commercial Road, Portsmouth, PO1 4RL.

Forty local artists have responded to a challenge by local author Matt Wingett to make new work inspired by his novel The Snow Witch novel in some form or other.

Funded by Arts Council England and generously supported by Cascades Shopping Centre the exhibition presents a range of work in a number of mediums. It will open daily from eleven in the morning until three in the afternoon Monday to Sunday.

Curator Lucille Scott, Blacksmith and owner of Little Duck Forge explained that the idea came up in conversation with Matt over a year ago. Originally the exhibition was to be a collaboration between Lucille and Matt, the wordsmith versus the blacksmith. Over the last year, the idea grew into a scheme for the exhibition which opens this October 21st.

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Half Term Kids & Family Art Workshops

Come along to Cascades shopping centre to see the exhibition and get creative! Take part in our free drop-in workshops – suitable for all ages and abilities – no booking required.


Tuesday 29th October, 11.00-15.00

Tina Sanchez will show you how to cast a creative spell on your special stone with gooey paints, enchanting markers and magical dust.


Wednesday 30th October, 11.00-15.00

James Waterfield will show you how to craft your own magic wand, rod or staff, how to create rune stones to tell the future and how to brew your own magic potions.


Thursday 31st October, 11.00-15.00

Gavin Hodson will be making a large collaborative drawing and collage which will then be shown in the main exhibition for all to share and enjoy. 


Friday 1 November, 11.00-15.00

Join artist Bethia Bridges in a magical workshop inspired by the Snow Witch exhibition. Come along to have a go at wand making, snowflake decorations and a ‘design a Snow Witch’ competition! 

Unit 22, Cascades Shopping Centre, Commercial Road, Portsmouth, PO1 4RL.