Making Better Places

Building on the strengths and qualities of Gosport town centre’s social, cultural and natural capital is what this project is all about.

Involving local people in activities and actions that make the town centre a more invigorating and vibrant place to live, work and play.

International carnival artists Shademakers are working with local schools and community groups to develop a large outdoor event to take place in Gosport town centre in summer 2022.

We are also working with local ex-submariners to gather their stories and reminiscences as part of a unique oral history project celebrating a part of Gosport’s Naval heritage. The stories will be available on a dynamic interactive website to be unveiled at a launch event in summer 2022 at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum.

Where are we now?

Shademakers are linking up with Gosport and Fareham Multi-Academy Trust to identify themes and participants for the carnival.

We are currently inviting serving and ex-submariners to come forward to be interviewed as part of the oral history project.