See The Woman in Black and witness New Theatre Royal’s ghosts

Portsmouth’s New Theatre Royal celebrate the arrival of West-End production The Woman in Black with a number of guided ghost walks in March. The haunted theatre tours will be led by the charming Victorian ghost expert Professor Frederick, following the gripping and terrifying performances of The Woman in Black on …

Charlotte Bradley takes up artist residency at Aspex Gallery

For their first Platform Alumni residency, Aspex Gallery in Gunwharf Quays are welcoming Charlotte Bradley, a recent Fine Art Graduate of the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham. Charlotte will be located in Aspex’s studio space, a facility for researching ideas, experimentation, and production of work. In late 2016, …

After 30 years, Sandra Smith leaves The Kings Theatre

Sandra Smith, who has been the mainstay of the Kings Theatre Portsmouth for the past 30 years, is retiring, but continuing her involvement with the Edwardian playhouse in a new role as the theatre’s first ever Ambassador. It was with the Hayling Operatic Society in July 1984 that Sandra first came …

‘Flourish’ celebrates 10 years of Aspex Gallery at the Vulcan Building

Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth, national gallery education association Engage, and The Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award (ARMA) have unveiled Flourish, a new artwork by Alison Carlier. Flourish was unveiled at a celebration event on Thursday 1st December, marking Aspex’s tenth year in the historic Vulcan Building …

13 films to see at No. 6 Cinema this December

A successful year of screenings draws to a close at Portsmouth’s only independent filmhouse, No. 6 Cinema, and their December schedule continues to honour their signature mix of the latest blockbuster releases and renowned cult classics, all showing on the biggest screen on the south coast! Here are the films coming …

Play Dead Gallery and Studio welcomes Midge

Play Dead Gallery and Studio throws wide it’s doors to welcome the community to an exclusive debut solo collection, titled Nothing Is Lost, by renowned Southsea artist, Midge. The opening night is on Saturday 12th November at 7:00pm, with limited edition piece going up for sale that evening. With influences …

Portsmouth Players bring Oliver to the Kings Theatre stage

Local theatre troupe Portsmouth Players bring their 2016 programme to a close with a production of the enduringly popular Lionel Bart musical Oliver at The Kings Theatre in Albert Road. Based on the novel Oliver Twist by Portsmouth-born novelist Charles Dickens, the musical tells the story of Oliver, a workhouse boy …

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 …

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 …

Portsmouth Open Heritage Days hailed a success

Hundreds of local people and visitors enjoyed access to Portsmouth’s historic gems and attractions as part of Open Heritage Days over the weekend. Hidden treasures and well-known local attractions threw open their doors to offer an insight into the heritage of the city. Last week, Portsmouth City Council appointed Councillor …