14 top events and things to do in Portsmouth in October

The spooky, festive autumn season is upon us, and with the cooler weather comes an events calendar that’s bursting at the seams. We’ve sifted through everything that’s going on and thinned the lot down to 14 of October’s top events!   Saturday 1st: Southsea Fest 2016 Prepare to get …

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Police appeal after racial assault on 12-year-old girl in Portsmouth

Portsmouth Police are appealing for witnesses after a 12-year-old girl was attacked and racially abused while at Landport Adventure Playground. The incident happened on Friday 23rd September at about 4:52pm on a grass mound just outside the playground in Arundel Street. She was assaulted by up to four youths, both …

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14 top events and things to do in Portsmouth in October

The spooky, festive autumn season is upon us, and with the cooler weather comes an events calendar that’s bursting at the seams. We’ve sifted through everything that’s going on and thinned the lot down to 14 of October’s top events!   Saturday 1st: Southsea Fest 2016 Prepare to get …

Police appeal after racial assault on 12-year-old girl in Portsmouth

Portsmouth Police are appealing for witnesses after a 12-year-old girl was attacked and racially abused while at Landport Adventure Playground. The incident happened on Friday 23rd September at about 4:52pm on a grass mound just outside the playground in Arundel Street. She was assaulted by up to four youths, both …

16 films to see at No. 6 Cinema Portsmouth this October

Following a successful September, Portsmouth’s only independent filmhouse, No. 6 Cinema, follow into the fall with a terrific October programme, honouring their signature mix of the latest blockbuster releases and renowned cult classics, all showing on the biggest screen on the south coast. Throughout October, the Historic Dockyard-based cinema also …

Strictly Come Dancing contestants jive into Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Visitors to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard we treated to a sneak preview of Strickly Come Dancing stars first dance ahead of this last weekends opening live televised competition. Contestants couple Louise Redknapp and dancing professional Kevin Clifton sprinkled a bit of dancing magic onto The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s …

Portsmouth Journeys Festival celebrates refugee artists

Portsmouth will host a showcase of work exploring the refugee experience at a number of the city’s venues during the Journeys Festival from 10th through 22nd October 2016. The programme includes theatre productions, gallery exhibitions, coffeeshop discussions, art, and other media. Curated and produced by Leicester-based contemporary arts agency ArtReach, …

Portsmouth Festivities unveils theme for 2017

2017 marks the 18th anniversary of Portsmouth Festivities, an annual week-long celebration of the city’s art, culture, music, theatre, and other creative scenes. The festival has been growing year-on-year since, offering more and more creative individuals and organisations the chance to showcase their work. Portsmouth Festivities are calling for organisations …

Commemorative coin honors Battle of Jutland hero

A Royal Navy descendent of a Battle of Jutland hero has helped launch a commemorative £5.00 coin issued by the Royal Mint to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle. September 21st is Jack Cornwell Day, in honor of the 16-year-old who died fighting for his country in the Battle of …