Summer of Sherlock kicks off on 1 August with a Sherlock Science event at Portsmouth Museum between 11am-3pm. 

It's the first in a series of 'Summer of Sherlock' themed events running from 1-22 August - which are part of a wider two-year 'City of Stories' literary festival of Portsmouth authors, stories, creative writing and storytelling.

Summer of Sherlock is a program of events and activities which aims to introduce new audiences to Holmes and Conan Doyle; particularly younger people who won't be familiar with the detective stories or the recent television adaptations.

There're a range of events - at youth clubs for 11-16 year olds; including Whodunit code breaking, football with a difference, Sherlock on TV and SFX make up.  Events for families at Portsmouth Museum such as Sherlock Science and the adventures of Conan Doyle; as well as a program aimed at adults including Arthur's war the great debate and Sherlock's poisons - a performance from Lantern Light Theatre.

Cllr Steve Pitt, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport said: "I'm looking forward to or first ever Summer of Sherlock and celebrating all our city's connections with Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes.  The events aimed at young people are perfect for inspiring a new generation of fans of our iconic detective."   

Check the website for full details of events and venues from 1 - 22 August and enjoy the Summer of Sherlock in Portsmouth www.visitportsmouth.co.uk  search 'Summer of Sherlock'.

 

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