2019 has been an exciting year for the Hotwalls Studios, and we invite you to join us for the final celebrations of the year. Our Christmas programme includes Open Studios, artisan craft markets, live music and carols, Christmas tree lighting and performances of Dicken’s beloved A Christmas Carol.
Hotwalls Christmas Tree Lighting 2019
17 November, 16:00-18:00
Christmas commences with our annual Christmas tree lighting event. Join us for live music and carols led by Victory Brass, with special guests making an appearance. As the third Sunday of the month, Open Studios will take place 11:00-17:00 to answer any Christmas shopping needs, while Traders Keep artisan craft fayre will run from 10:00-16:00 in the Round Tower. Festive refreshments available.
Hotwalls Christmas Market
23 and 24 November, 10:00-16:00
Join us for our annual Christmas Market, complete with crafts, workshops, open studios and tasty treats. The event will celebrate Portsmouth’s creative talent, from our traders and studio holders, to supporting organisations Aspex Gallery and Sofar Sounds Portsmouth. Live music will take place throughout, and a choice of workshops will be offered in T-shirt screen printing and Christmas-wreath making. Further details on our events page and our social media @hotwallsstudios
The Traders Keep
7 and 8th December
The final market from The Traders Keep of 2019 will take place in The Round Tower, accompanied by festive treats to eat and drink, as well as live music.
A Christmas Carol
The Round Tower, 11-15 December, 14:30 and 19:30
We’re delighted that the Round Tower will host five public performances of A Christmas Carol to spread ultimate festive cheer. Lantern Light Theatre Co. established a fantastic reputation in Portsmouth during the Summer of Sherlock project, and we’re delighted to welcome them back this winter. Tickets are selling fast, with extra dates have added due to popular demand. Public shows include the following:
Weds. 11 Dec.-19:30
Thurs. 12 Dec. – 19:30
Sat. 14 Dec.-14:30 and 19:30
Sun. 15 Dec.- 14:30
Tickets available here
Sunday 15 December will see the final Open Studios of 2019 take place. An opportunity for those last minute gifts or just the chance to enjoy meeting our talented artists and designer-makers. To celebrate the end of our Christmas events there will be festive refreshments and live music will be available throughout the day.
Join us 11am-4pm.
We’re excited for a busy Christmas programme ahead of us, and hope you will joins us our events.
The Hotwalls Studios Team