2016 was the inaugural year of Journeys Festival International in Portsmouth. The city hosted a variety of activity including; The Container Project at University of Portsmouth\'s Creative and Cultural Industries Eldon Courtyard, Pop Up Theatre, Let\'s Go Fly a Kite activity day, Look Up outdoor art exhibition ft. Nikos Papdopoulos, Coffee Shop Conversations, The Floating Library, Burning Doors by Belarus Free Theatre at New Theatre Royal and the UK premiere of Sanctuary/Sustenance: The Story of Many Journeys. Partners included: Arts Council England, Artswork, Aspex, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth Cathedral, Portsmouth Guildhall, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Festivities and The British Red Cross.