D-Day 80: A Tribute to Heroes


On June 6th, 1944, the world held its breath as BBC Home Service presenter, John Snagge, declared, "D-Day has come." Eighty years later, Southsea Cinema & Arts Centre invites you to join in a commemoration of bravery, sacrifice, and triumph with a series of gripping events and screenings.

From Sword to Utah: Unveiling the Untold Stories
Step back in time with 'From Sword to Utah', a riveting exploration of archived poetry, writings, and diary excerpts from the heroes of the Normandy Landings. Raw, poignant, and heartbreakingly real, these historical accounts will be interwoven with powerful performances by contemporary local poets. Experience the echoes of courage and resilience at Southsea Cinema & Arts Centre from June 2 (3pm - 5.30pm), and June 4 (6pm - 8.30pm).

A Musical Tribute: Gooddevilskin Takes the Stage
Before the main event, don't miss a special performance by the acclaimed band Gooddevilskin, showcasing their moving song 'As I Bleed' in honor of D-Day 80. Catch them live at 2pm and 5pm respectively.

Journey Through History: Special Screenings
Embark on a cinematic journey through history with a carefully curated selection of films:
June 1, 1pm: 'The Cockleshell Heroes' (1955) - Witness the daring mission of British Royal Marines as they kayak into enemy territory.
June 2, 6pm: 'The Longest Day' (1962) - Experience the monumental invasion of Normandy with an introductory talk by Social Historian Ellie Stenning-Stride.
June 4, 1pm: Selected screenings from Portsmouth’s Archives, followed by '1917' (9pm) - A gripping tale of courage amidst the chaos of World War I.
June 6, 3pm: 'D-Day, the Sixth of June' - Delve into the personal stories of love and sacrifice amidst the chaos of battle.

Outdoor Cinema at Fort Nelson
Round off the commemorations on June 29th with an outdoor screening of 'Dad’s Army' (1971 movie) at Fort Nelson. Join the British villagers as they rally to repel a WWII invasion. Entry is free but book early to secure your spot!

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  • Wheelchair user accessible

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  • Parking (free) - Parking spaces available in the nearby streets, or in the Waitrose car park.

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D-Day 80: A Tribute to Heroes


Portsmouth Film Society, 1-3 Palmerston Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 3QQ
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