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Glorious Boudicca cruises back into Portsmouth International Port

Fred. Olsen’s cruise ship Boudicca makes a welcome return to Portsmouth International Port on Thursday 27th July after a journey which has taken her right around the country. Named after the famous tribal queen, Boudicca will be in the final stages of an eight-day cruise around the same British coastline …

Portsmouth promoted as destination for escape on London Underground

Millions of commuters and travelers will get an enticing glimpse of Portsmouth as they traverse London’s hot and crowded Underground Tube stations this month. New posters have gone up on the London Underground promoting Portsmouth as a great place for a refreshing and relaxing day out on the waterfront. The …

University of Portsmouth design student to compete at US global final

A University of Portsmouth student is bound for the US in July 2017 for the global final of a professional design competition after beating thousands of other students in three rounds of the UK competition. Graphic design student Thomas Shave will represent the UK and Ireland at the Adobe Certified …

Emergency 2017 call for artists launches at Aspex Portsmouth

Aspex Gallery Portsmouth are seeking artists working in all media for their open submission exhibition, EMERGENCY. This is an international opportunity, seeking applications from anyone who considers themselves to be an emerging artist. A maximum of ten artists will be selected for a group show, which will open in December 2017.

Housing development opening in Portsmouth for people with complex needs

A purpose-built housing development is set to open for people in Portsmouth with autism and other complex requirements, giving them an opportunity to live more independently. Over the summer, 12 people will move into three bungalows at Temple Court in Nessus Street, Buckland, built by Portsmouth City Council. They’ll have …

New Theatre Royal Portsmouth receive £1million grant

New Theatre Royal Portsmouth are receiving a grant of nearly £1million from Arts Council England, making the playhouse a key National Portfolio Organisation for arts investment in the south of England. Paid over four years, the investment will allow the Portsmouth venue to further develop its work, focusing on four …

Cladding being removed from two Portsmouth tower blocks as safety precaution

Portsmouth City Council have announced that they’re removing cladding from two high-rise buildings as a precautionary measure. Following independent testing, cladding on Horatia House (pictured above, via Google Street View) and Leamington House in Somerstown is being removed to ensure the highest safest standards are in place. No other blocks …

11 Portsmouth Festivities not to miss this week

Portsmouth Festivities 2017 is underway! This year’s schedule comprises over 100 dazzling and diverse events taking place across the city from Friday 16th to Sunday 25th June. This year’s programme features by internationally-acclaimed artists, local talent, plenty of free activities, and commemorative events, spanning all ages and interests. Portsmouth’s flagship multi-disciplinary …

Gunwharf Quays to host Portsmouth’s first Seafood Festival

Seafood lovers are in for a real treat this summer, as Gunwharf Quays play host to Portsmouth’s very first Seafood Festival, celebrating the city’s seafood and fishing heritage. The free two-day event will take place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June from 10:00am to 6:00pm. The weekend will showcase …

Help identify men lost at sea in the Battle of Jutland

The University of Portsmouth are asking the public for help with identifying men who died in the Battle of Jutland, as they publish a comprehensive naval database. The database, which comprises records of men who died in the 36-hour battle which claimed 6,000 British lives, includes information on the names, …

Land Rover BAR w​in against Artemis Racing in America’s Cup Qualifiers

British home team Land Rover BAR fought back in their sixth race of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers. Skipper Ben Ainslie and the team sailed their best race to date, winning another great pre-start against Artemis Racing, accelerating around the Swedish team before hitting 43 knots on the first leg …