One World Week in the Portsmouth area

One World Week in the Portsmouth area. 21-28 October

The theme for 2018 is The World is Changing – How about Us?

There’s till time to put up a display, organise a speaker or discussion, use the OWW worship materials, quiz, pledges etc. There are plenty of ideas on the One World Week website. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook

There are lots of events in the local area and you can find more details under events on this website

Tue 23rd October 12.30 to 2.30 Discussion at Chat over Chai

Join us for refreshments, a chat and a chance to hear about how we can cut plastic out of our lives with Clare Seek  from Plastic Free Portsmouth

Portsmouth Deaf Centre, 279 Arundel St, Portsmouth, PO1 1LX .

Tue 23rd Oct 7 p.m. Dare to Dream – A World without Borders

Let’s imagine a utopia: no borders, no border guards, no barbed wire, no passport control, no walls, fences or barriers, no detention centres….

Could this be possible? Money and jobs can move. What about people?

A free talk and discussion with Dorothy Guerrero, Head of Campaigns at  Global Justice Now. In partnership with the Journeys Festival International. Friends’ Meeting House, Northwood Road, Hilsea Portsmouth, PO2 9QT

Wed 24th Oct 2-4.30. One World Week International Tea Party  at the Discovery Centre, St John’s RC Cathedral Bishop Crispian Way Portsmouth, PO1 3HQ.  Join us for free drinks and cake to celebrate living in One World. Let’s hear your ideas. All ages welcome. Games, music, crafts, quiz


WED 24th  7.00 to 9.30

THEMBA, THE BOY CALLED HOPE THEMBA is an inspiring and beautifully filmed original drama set predominantly in the spectacular Eastern Cape of South Africa. It is a moving story of a young Xhosa boy, who like so many boys the world over, dreams of following in the footsteps of his heroes and becoming a football star. Themba breathes and lives soccer but the reality in the rural round-hut village he calls home is very different from the life he dreams of. We will watch some short films from Journeys Festival before the main film.

Portsmouth Film Society, University of Portsmouth, Eldon Building PO1 2JD. Part of Journeys Festival International and Black History month

Thursday 25th October 10-2

Around the World – Fun Day for All

Christ Church United Reformed Church, 229 Milton Road, Southsea PO4 8HP

Cooking, Crafts, Quizzes, Games. Free


Thurs 25th October 12.30 to 2.30 Discussion at Chat over Chai

Another chance to come along for refreshments, a chat and a chance to hear about how we can cut plastic out of our lives with Clare Seek  from Plastic Free Portsmouth

Havelock Community Centre 324 Fawcett Road, Southse,  Portsmouth, PO4 0LQ


Thurs 25th There’s  a supper club with a OWW theme at Waterside URC Church Emsworth

Friday 26th October  7.30 p.m.    SHARE THE JOURNEY AND HELP REFUGEES

A Fundraising evening at the Sacred Heart Church Hall , Fareham


Talk by the Diocesan Refugee worker, Quiz, raffle and refreshments

All funds raised will go towards helping refugees.

Tickets are £5 and include a free raffle ticket

Parish Ecology Group Fareham & Portchester


Wed 31st Oct 7.30 p.m. Portsmouth Film Society is showing Samsara for One World Week, followed by a discussion on the Economy for the Common Good. A beautiful, award winning film, Samsara transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders and raises questions about the human condition. Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue
Portsmouth, PO1 2JD   £5. UoP students free


Events at Sacred Heart & St. Peter the Apostle Church  356 London road Waterlooville PO7 7SR

Friday 26th October at 7.30 pm in the parish centre we will be holding our 12th International Food Evening. come along and celebrate our wonderful diversity whilst enjoying delicious food. Tickets are £4 per person, £10 per family (parents & children under 16) and £2 for a junior ticket. Contact

Sunday 28th October at 10.30 am in the church we will be celebrating an International Mass as a finale for One World Week. Traditional dress is encouraged.













In addition.

We’re helping with Anne Frank: A History for today, an exhibition at St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, PO1 5PA.  for Hate Crime Awareness Week 15-19 October 

Read more here 


Songs for One World

Portsmouth Music Hub  have taken the theme ‘One World’ and  come up with a load of songs about the environment which they have put on their website for anyone to use.

Then for BBC Music day 28/9, they’ve launched a One World song.  They had 1500 children singing the song on the steps of the Guildhall and it’s all about changes we ought to be making

They had a great concert with YolanDa Brown beforehand,

Do watch – it’s great and it involves loads of local people

You can find the lyrics and backing tracks plus the  other environmental songs on the Portsmouth Music hub website under One World. To read more

A plastic free kitchen.

Have you ever thought about how to cut plastic from your life? Portsmouth City Museum has updated their 1930’s kitchen to show us how people lived without plastic back then, and there are some surprisingly good ideas for today.

Staff at the Museum are using the 1930’s Highbury Estate kitchen to show how we could lead a more planet-friendly lifestyle. Returnable bottles, bars of soap, taking your own food and drink on outings, fruit straight into your basket, paper packaging, net covers for jugs are all easy ideas we could use now.

The project was supported by Portsmouth’s One World Week group who want people to think about how we might learn from the past and change our lifestyles. We have to cut out plastic because its wasteful; it’s damaging our sea life (think Blue Planet); it can take centuries to biodegrade and we already have a landfill problem.

The museum is free to enter, and open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm, so why not pop in and check out the 1930’s kitchen for yourself, and see what differences you can spot!

Then if you get inspired to go plastic free in your own kitchen here are great tips from Friends of the Earth 


You can download the brochure for the kitchen on this page.