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Wymering Manor’s Shakespearean Sounds

This weekend, one of Portsmouth’s surviving Elizabethan houses, Wymering Manor, is opening it’s doors for a special event, as part of the Much Ado About Portsmouth festival.

The manor will host a series of audio and visual installations created by students from the University of Portsmouth to reflect the everyday life of the house and its estate as it was in the 17th Century.

Built in 1581/2, the Manor is one of only two surviving houses in Portsmouth which witnessed life during the Shakespearean era. Empty since 2006, it is now owned by the Wymering Manor Trust which aims to restore the house and provide community access.

The event has been developed by the University of Portsmouth in collaboration with the Wymering Manor Trust and Dark Encounters Events. Although the event is free donations towards the restoration of the house would be gratefully received on the day or via the Trust’s website.

Wymering Manor will be open on the evening of Saturday 23rd April 2016 from 7-11pm, when the Manor will be candle-lit, and on Sunday 24th April from 11am to 4pm. Entry to the event is free but there will be opportunities to donate towards the continuing restoration of the manor on the day. More information and tickets for the exhibition can be found on Eventbrite.

Alex Watson

Pure FM News Team


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