CCI TV Live Returns To The Big Screen Starting 5 October

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Live from the University of Portsmouth’s Eldon Building, The Creative and Cultural Industries Television Channel (CCI TV) bring back their 30 minute programmes which will be shown live on the Big Screen Portsmouth in Guildhall Square.

Produced entirely be students studying BSc Television and Broadcasting at the University, undergraduate students are tasked to put together shows that highlight the university, the city, and the people within.

The shows will broadcast starting this Friday (5 October) and will continue up until Christmas between 12:00 - 12:30 each week. For more information, visit:

Big Screen To Turn Pink On 1 October To Raise Awareness For Breast Cancer Campaign

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On Monday, 1 October, some of our region’s most iconic buildings will once again be lighting up pink in aid of Breast Cancer Haven Wessex. Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth Cathedral, Park and Ride buildings, The Big Screen Portsmouth in Guildhall Square, The Gaiety at Southsea Pier, Eaton Aerospace and Hambrooks Garden Centre. 

Throughout the month, our region will be getting involved in a variety of fundraising activities, from Pink Shirt Day, Squatober, Pink beard which involves men getting glittered to help raise awareness of male breast cancer and something for the children during half term week;  pink pumpkins. Other activities include, fizzy Friday’s, skydives and pink Zumba classes to name but a few! (full list of events is attached). This year all activity falls under our National Umbrella campaign My Power Hour.

Breast Cancer Haven, has launched the My Power Hour campaign to drive fundraising during Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October). 

In October, the clocks go back and we all gain an extra hour. Through its My Power Hour campaign – which provides a whole host of one-hour fundraising ideas - Breast Cancer Haven demonstrates what one hour of fundraising can do to support those affected by breast cancer. 

In just one hour – and for as little as £40 - Breast Cancer Haven can really make a difference to a woman’s diagnosis. They can accessan initial assessment with a healthcare professional to build a personalised programme of support, receive an hour of counselling, relieve difficult side effects of treatment through specialist therapies, and gain practical advice on how to manage money and nutrition. 

Breast Cancer Haven visitor, Chris, said:

"I was blown away by Breast Cancer Haven and the services provided by the team were so fantastic. It made me feel safe and it really had a massive impact on me during treatment. Breast Cancer Haven was somewhere where I knew I didn’t have to retell my tale to everybody. You can walk in, sit down and have a cup of tea and just relax. "

Fundraising for My Power Hour is fun and couldn’t be simpler. You could Power Dress – and raise funds with a bucket collection, Power Through (and get sponsored) for running 5k or 10k, Power Up – tackle a mountain, stairs or climbing wall, or simply blast out the Power Ballads (or the dedicated Breast Cancer Haven My Power Hour playlist on Spotify) and pay for enjoying the pleasure.  

Pamela Healy OBE, Breast Cancer Haven’s CEO says: 

“Every hour in the UK, six women are diagnosed with breast cancer. This October, through our My Power Hour campaign, we’re challenging everyone to use the extra hour gained as the clocks change, to support women with breast cancer. Breast Cancer Haven can provide that support, but only with your help.”

Breast Cancer Haven is a national charity which provides free, one-to-one, emotional support and supportive therapies for people affected by breast cancer. It currently has five flagship centres in London, Hereford, Wessex (Hampshire), West Midlands (Solihull) and Yorkshire (Leeds), with outreach centres in Worcestershire Royal Hospital and three in London hospitals.The charity’s support programme provides a unique model of care that is fully integrated with hospital medical treatment. 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month runs from the 1-31 October 2018. You can find lots of creative ideas to make your extra hour count by visiting the Breast Cancer Haven website, including the My Power Hour playlist, a list of events to get involved in and downloadable challenges. Visit  to find out more. 

Whether you have had breast cancer, have supported someone who has, or just want to raise awareness of the campaign or charity, please share using #MyPowerHour.@BreastCancerH (Twitter), @breastcancerhaven (Instagram), @breastcancerhaven (Facebook).

Marley Blandford Adds New Music Video

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Another new music video has been added to the Big Screen today from Portsmouth performer, Marley Blandford. The Victorious Festival performer has previously had his song “A Shooting Star Ain’t A Sign Of Love” played on the screen and so we’re delighted to announce that we’re can add, “Hiraeth” starting today as you pass through the square.

In an interview, Marley explains where the inspiration for the song came from:

I met Janet when I opened a show for her back in 2016. We met up in 2017 and did some writing sessions and this song came from that. After some lyrical ideas, she mentioned that it reminded her of "Hiraeth" and we both felt inspired to write about it. It's a Welsh word - a feeling of homesickness and/or nostalgia for a home/place that you cannot return to, or one that may have not even existed in the first place, a strange feeling that we've both felt before. We managed to write this in one afternoon. It was great day & I've always loved Janet's music so it was wicked being able to work with her.

The new song and video will play in the daily content slots on the Big Screen from today. If you’re a local musician with a music video you want to showcase, then follow the upload links above and submit your videos for review today!

Announcing The Ice Rink Advertising Packages for 2018 — Limited Time Only


Today we’re thrilled to announce the return of the Big Screen Portsmouth’s Ice Rink Advertising Package, which will be offered exclusively for local businesses for a limited-time only. 

For 2018, we’re bringing back the package that offers the greatest flexibility for advertising, the greatest value for money for advertisers and the greatest brand exposure we can offer, all for one discounted price.

We’ve put together a limited-amount*, limited-time only** package that we think will really benefit the local business community. 

It’s designed to cover the entirety of winter, from Monday, 12 November 2018 - Monday, 7 January 2019 while the ice rink is in operation in Guildhall Square attracting up to 217 skaters each hour, as well as our 125,000 weekly audience.

The package offers all the benefits of our Premium Package with all the benefits including; 6x 30 second adverts played each hour, the option to change the advert whenever you like and high-resolution images sent to an email address of your choosing, showing your advert being displayed on the Big Screen.

Read about the full benefits and more by clicking the button below, you can also place an order now if you’re interested, they’re available on a first-come, first-serve basis and include a £375 discount.

Lastly and new for 2018, we’re offering the option to be the lead sponsor*** to just one business. They’ll have the option to choose exactly where there adverts are played as well as brand the advertising bumpers that play at the start and the end of each advert break, allowing for more exposure during the winter season.

If you’re interested, then read more about the package on the below link and even follow links to place your order today. If you have any questions, please do get in touch by calling 02392842721.

* there are only 2 packages available
** this package is only available for purchase until 4:30 PM on Friday, 9 November 2018
***an additional fee is required to be the lead sponsor

Watch University Of Portsmouth Alumna, Lauren Steadman In Strictly Come Dancing On The Big Screen

The Big Screen Portsmouth — starting this weekend — will screen the BBC One Saturday Night entertainment programme Strictly Come Dancing, supporting University of Portsmouth Alumna, Lauren Steadman.

The University Sports Scholar and World Champion Paratriathlete will dance the waltz with her partner AJ Pritchard on the BBC One show from 6.15pm on Saturday night.

Students and staff have wished University alumna Lauren Steadman the best of luck ahead of her first performance. The video, which can be seen below, features the Vice-Chancellor, Graham Galbraith, Head of Sport and Recreation, Paul Tilley, and students from the Athletic Union. 

Lauren, who completed a Master’s degree in Business and Management at the University, has been a Sports Scholar at the University for the past five years. She recently regained her world title, to add to her six European titles and silver medal at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. The University continues to support Lauren today as part of her quest to win gold at Tokyo 2020.