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Event highlights in Portsmouth and Southsea this June

Look at that sun! We’re almost halfway through 2017 — wasn’t it Christmas just last week? — and Portsmouth’s events calendar is getting as hot as the weather. Southsea Bandstand is underway every weekend, Portsmouth Festivities is just around the corner, festival season has kicked off, and venues across the …

The Wedgewood Rooms launch multi-date comedy festival

This Summer The Wedgewood Rooms will be hosting their multi-date Comedy Festival throughout June, July and August to celebrate 25 years as a Comedy venue. Working with Off The Kerb Productions, home to Bafta-winning comedy legend Michael McIntyre, the Wedge Comedy Festival will be bringing together over 15 dates of …

9 photo opportunities in Portsmouth and Southsea

We’ve been sent thousands of photos of Portsmouth and Southsea over the years — so many, in fact, that we started a monthly photography competition to highlight the work of local photographers. I figured it was high time we wrote up a few lists of cool photo opportunities, …

May event highlights in Portsmouth and Southsea

From family festivals and sports events to comedy nights and street markets, Portsmouth’s ever-bustling events calendar shows no signs of relenting in May. It’s tough to pick out the top recommendations, but here are 11 highlights for the month ahead. Laugh the night away at Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club Award-winning comedian James Alderson …

10 springtime things to enjoy in Portsmouth and Southsea

January and February are December’s Christmas hangover: the cold wet weather lingers, and things just aren’t quite as fun. March starts turning things around, but when April arrives and brings spring with it, stuff really starts kicking off. Almost every other day has been hot and sunny this month. The …

What to do in Portsmouth this Easter

The sun is shining and the Easter Holidays are fast approaching, the kids are off school and keeping them occupied can be tough. Luckily for us Portsmouth has plenty in store for the upcoming weeks. Have a look at our top picks of things to do this Easter around the city: …

QA Renal Team Partner with Santander Staff to Raise Important Funds

Staff from Queen Alexandra Hospital’s Renal Team have teamed up with the Cosham branch of Santander to raise £2,784.00 for the Renal Department. The money was raised through a charity music night on Friday 3rd February at the Rifle Club in Portsmouth, with performances from local bands the Offbeat Offensive, …

HMS Westminster makes Capital Return to Frontline

HMS Westminster is once again powering through the sea after completing one of the longest, most comprehensive and complex revamps in the frigate’s 24-year life. More than 800 engineers, technicians and shipwrights from BAE Systems have swarmed over the ship in Portsmouth Naval Base to prepare her for the final decade of …

Indian Restaurant Helping Feed Homeless in Portsmouth

An Indian restaurant has been helping feed homeless people in Portsmouth by cooking up free curry. The Akash, established since 1978, in Albert Road, Southsea lent its support to the charity Don’t Hate, Donate. The organisation runs a weekly food event to ensure that people experiencing hardship have enough to …

Local Band Raise £1,260 for QA Hospitals Breast Services Department

Local band My Generation, have raised £1,260 for Queen Alexandra Hospital’s Breast Services Department. My Generation was put together by Mark Warren, Johnny Mac and Peter Grady. They kindly hold charity Motown, Soul and Northern nights a few times a year to raise money for various local charities. The money was …

10 ways to treat mum in Portsmouth this Mother’s Day

Afternoon teas, theatre productions, film screenings, relaxing walks, special brunch menus — whatever your mum enjoys, there’s a way to treat her in Portsmouth this weekend! Here are our ten highlights for Mother’s Day events in our city:   Brunch with mum at the Spinnaker Tower Whisk your mum to the …