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 …

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 …

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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 …

February half-term highlights in Portsmouth and Southsea

Once the kids complete their hundredth iPad game, they start pestering you for something a bit more exciting to do during the half-term break. We’ve got you. Here are our highlights for things to do in Portsmouth and Southsea during the week off.   Saturday 18th: Gangsta Granny at The …

Budding astronomers explore Universe at Portsmouth Stargazing event

Astronomers of all ages explored the wonders of the Universe at a Stargazing event in Portsmouth on Tuesday 31st January. University of Portsmouth astronomers hosted the event at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and over 600 people visited, despite misty skies and rain. The event was organised by the University of Portsmouth’s …

Role of women in Royal Navy celebrated in exhibition

A new exhibition at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard reveals the remarkable stories of naval women. The exhibition celebrates the recent government announcement that women will soon be able to join any branch of the Royal Navy so long as they have the necessary …

60s counterculture celebrated at Portsmouth Guildhall’s ‘Playpower’

As part of a series of events marking the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, Portsmouth Guildhall host Playpower this June: a celebration of 60s counter-culture. The evening will include performances from Bruce Barthol (pictured below) and Scarlet Town, the launch of Dave Allen’s book Autumn of Love, and the opening of …

Portsmouth Vegan Festival to take place at Portsmouth Guildhall

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 …

Gunwharf Quays celebrate Chinese New Year in style

Shoppers and visitors at Gunwharf Quays will enjoy Chinese New Year festivities on Saturday 4th February, marking the Year of the Rooster. Inspired by the Orient, guests will be given a taste of an authentic New Year celebration, with a traditional Chinese dragon parade to music by drum artists, with …