Pompey Dialect

Client: Heritage Lottery Fund

Alroight Mush! Ever wondered where the word 'squinny' 'dinlo' came from? Or even what it means!? Working in partnership with Aspex Art Gallery and Havant & Southdowns College, we produced this documentary exploring the fascinating dialect of Portsmouth.

Funded by the HLF, we worked with a group of media students from Havant & Southdowns College to research, plan and interview participants from around Portsmouth who could shed light on the source of this unique dialect.

We mentored the students in all aspects of filmmaking, from research and scripting to production skills such as camera operating and lighting. During the filming, we stepped back and allowed the students to run the filming.

The film was premiered in Aspex Gallery in Gunwarf, Portsmouth and formed part of a larger exhibition.