2 March to 11 May
Aspex Portsmouth

Freedom & Photography: Youth Programme

Join Photoworks in 2024 for a free programme of creative workshops for young people aged 18 – 24 led by photographer India Jaggon.

Hosted at Aspex Portsmouth and delivered in partnership with English Heritage and the University of Warwick, the programme draws inspiration from the compelling narrative of Caribbean prisoners of war held at Portchester Castle during the French Revolution.

Learn different approaches to photography and explore themes of identity, placemaking and ideologies of Black British history. Workshops feature practical activities and collaborative exercises and are designed to be creative, with a focus on skills development.

Programme features: 

  • A blend of in-person workshops and engaging online components
  • Visits to Portchester Castle
  • Personalised mentoring with tailored feedback and insights to help elevate your storytelling capabilities
  • Group exhibition opportunity at Aspex Portsmouth

Whether you have a passion for photography, representation, history, or narratives of displacement and social justice, this programme welcomes those of all levels. No previous experience or specialist kit is required. We provide everything you need.

Saturday 2 March, 2pm – 4pm Aspex Portsmouth
Saturday 9 March, 11am – 4pm Trip to Portchester Castle in the morning, afternoon at Aspex Portsmouth
Saturday 16 March, times TBC  One-to-one sessions online with participants
Friday 5 April, 11am – 4pm Trip to Portchester Castle
Saturday 13 April, 2pm – 4pm Online group workshop
Saturday 20 April, 2pm – 4pm Aspex Portsmouth
Saturday 27 April, 2pm – 4pm Aspex Portsmouth
Saturday 4 May, times TBC  One-to-one sessions online with participants
Saturday 11 May, 2pm – 4pm Aspex Portsmouth


Aspex Portsmouth
The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays
Portsmouth PO1 3BF, UK

Please see here for information on accessibility.

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