Holmes Fest is returning to Portsmouth this week, with seven events celebrating Arthur Conan Doyle and the formative time he spent in the city.
There will be a range of exciting events, from a ghostly investigation of the Kings Theatre in Southsea to a film screening and brewery tour. Throughout the festival, authors, songwriters and artists from across the city will be performing work inspired by Conan Doyle and his most enduring creation, the world greatest consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes. Drawn from the city’s talented creative community, many of these performers will be familiar to anyone who has attended Portsmouth DarkFest events in past years, including the driving force behind the festival itself, author Matt Wingett.
The festival begins on Wednesday 27 June with “Three Cheers for Arthur Conan Doyle” (tickets) at the The Square Tower, Portsmouth. An array of fantastic authors and performers will read stories, sing, perform sketches, show film and demonstrate Victorian shooting skills in a programme specially designed to pay homage to this remarkable man.