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.   Catch the last day of the Rural & Seaside Show …

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 …

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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: …

Car boot sale returns to Southsea Common

Bargain hunters will be flocking to Southsea Common this Sunday, on the 2nd April, as the Portsmouth car boot sales return. The event will be making its debut for the year in the area next to Pier Road, from 7:00am to 2:00pm, with free entry for all shoppers and browsers. This …

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 …

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 …