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Glenn Miller Orchestra swing into New Theatre Royal Portsmouth

The Glenn Miller Orchestra, led by Ray McVay and featuring the Swing Time Jivers, will appear at the New Theatre Royal Portsmouth on Sunday 23rd April. Back in the late ‘30s to early ‘40s, Glenn Miller and his orchestra packed the dance halls in the US. The band enjoyed a string of …

New Theatre Royal Portsmouth produce first Christmas show since relaunch

The New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth are set to produce their first in-house Christmas show since reopening in 2015, with a new adaptation of the classic romantic fable Beauty and the Beast! This brand-new Christmas spectacular will run from the 14th to the 31st December and, after the success of …

Portsmouth Festivities unveil ‘Play’ theme for 2017 programme

Portsmouth Festivities announced their 2017 events programme and theme through a launch evening at The Square Tower in Old Portsmouth on Thursday 16th March. This year’s schedule comprises over 100 dazzling and diverse events taking place across the city from Friday 16th to Sunday 25th June, including features by internationally-acclaimed artists, …

Magician to escape strait jacket, hung upside-down from Spinnaker Tower

A spectacular strait jacket escape is set to amaze Spinnaker Tower visitors on Wednesday 12th April when magician Dan Churchley attempts to complete the daring stunt, all whilst suspended upside-down 100 metres above sea level from the building’s renowned glass floor. As well as captivating visitors, the stunt will also …

Princess Royal HRH to visit Boathouse 4 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

A year on from the launch of Boathouse 4 in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HRH The Princess Royal will pay a visit to the boatbuilding space on Monday 20th March. The original Second World War boathouse, which dominates the entrance to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, has been transformed by the Portsmotuh Naval …

New coaching launch hits the water at Southsea Rowing Club

Left to right: Membership Secretary Jeff Watling, Councillor Linda Symes, and Club Captain Pete Clarke We went to speak to the team at Southsea Rowing Club this afternoon about a new coaching launch they’ve put into service, thanks to funding from Portsmouth City Council. Club Captain Pete Clarke told …

HRH The Princess Royal to open ‘Women and the Royal Navy’ exhibition

HRH The Princess Royal, Patron of the National Museum of the Royal Navy and Patron of the Women’s Royal Navy Service Centenary (WRNS100) will officially open the ‘Pioneers to Professionals: Women and the Royal Navy’ at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on Wednesday 8th March 2017. HRH The Princess Royal held the …

Hospital staff take part in WardWalk event for QA

Staff from Queen Alexandra Hospital’s Children’s Assessment Unit are taking part in Portsmouth Hospitals Charity’s annual WardWalk event on Sunday 21st May, raising funds for a portable interactive floor for their department. The interactive floor is a projector that projects games such as hopscotch, mini football, and an interactive piano …

Interview: Portsmouth Vegan Festival organizer Victoria Bryceson

Portsmouth is getting its very own vegan festival, taking place at Portsmouth Guildhall on Saturday 25th February, with over 100 stalls. The day will encompass cooking demonstrations and fascinating talks, and the cuisines on offer are from all around the world, including Italian, Chinese, English, Malaysian, African, and more — not …

New Musto store opens in style at Gunwharf Quays

Portsmouth premium retail outlet shopping centre Gunwharf Quays have welcomed sailing specialists Musto to their new store. Musto celebrated their opening with a launch event, treating customers with refreshments and special giveaways. The first few lucky customers received a free exclusive Musto duffle bag full of accessories, including hats, scarves, …

RFA Gold Rover returns to Portsmouth before ending service

After 43 years supporting Royal Navy operations around the globe, RFA Gold Rover has reached the end of her lengthy and distinguished career. Proudly flying her paying-off pennant, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship arrived in Portsmouth today ahead of her official end-of-service ceremony on Monday 6th March 2017. It marks …