Portsmouth schools carol service returns to Guildhall Square

More than one-thousand local schoolchildren will take part in Portsmouth City Council’s annual Christmas carol concert on Monday 5th December, from 6:15pm through 7:15pm. Residents are welcome to join in as the children, coming together from more than 30 schools across Portsmouth, sing on the Guildhall steps. The free event …

Victorian Festival of Christmas returns to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

The Victorian Festival of Christmas returns to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for its 17th year between Friday 25th and Sunday 27th November, welcoming 35,000 visitors over a three-day period. The festival will see the return of all the family favourites, transporting visitors to a bygone era where colourful characters roam the snow-covered …

Using Park & Ride to get to Gunwharf Quays’ fireworks

Portsmouth Park & Ride are running additional late-night services to help people enjoy a quick and easy journey to the Gunwharf Quays fireworks extravaganza on Thursday 10th November 2016. Additional buses will run every five minutes from 4:00pm to help people reach the event, which features live entertainment, music, …

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 …

Fort Nelson invites visitors to witness firing of 13-inch mortar

As part of the nationwide Museums at Night festival, Portsmouth’s Fort Nelson offer a rare opportunity for visitors to witness the noise and strength of their powerful guns. Head up to Portsdown Hill from 6:30pm through 10:00pm on Friday 28th October to discover what Victorian garrison life would have been …

Five thrilling fireworks nights in Portsmouth and Southsea

It’s that time of the year again! Heads craned to skies filled with colour, sparklers fizzing away in our hands, letting the festive feelings set in. Here’s a list of our top five picks for fireworks and bonfire night events in Portsmouth, Southsea, and wider Hampshire!   Fireworks at the …

Half-term family fun at Gunwharf Quays

Whether the October half-term brings rain or sunshine to Portsmouth, Gunwharf Quays are promising fun and entertainment for the whole family, from shopping and dining to bowling and rib rides. Here’s a list of six things to enjoy at the premium retail outlet shopping centre over the coming week:   …

Using Portsmouth Park & Ride on the Great South Run weekend

Runners and spectators can use a special Park & Ride service from Portsmouth International Port to travel to the Great South Run on Sunday 23rd October. Portsmouth City Council are running the special event service from the multi-storey car park at Portsmouth International Port, with buses running every five minutes …

Top 12 Halloween events in Portsmouth this October

It’s that time of the year again: the dead are getting restless, the fog is creeping in, witches are whipping by overhead, silhouetted against a reddening moon. Halloween is upon us! Here are 12 of our top picks for Halloween events in Portsmouth this spooky season.   Saturday 22nd October: …

14 top events and things to do in Portsmouth in October

The spooky, festive autumn season is upon us, and with the cooler weather comes an events calendar that’s bursting at the seams. We’ve sifted through everything that’s going on and thinned the lot down to 14 of October’s top events!   Saturday 1st: Southsea Fest 2016 Prepare to get …

First ever Pedal Portsmouth Glow Ride comes to Southsea seafront

For the first time ever, cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to bring their hi-vis glow-in-the-dark accessories and lights to the debut Pedal Portsmouth Glow Ride along Southsea seafront on Saturday 22nd October, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Portsmouth City Council are running this free family cycling event as a …

Portsmouth Journeys Festival celebrates refugee artists

Portsmouth will host a showcase of work exploring the refugee experience at a number of the city’s venues during the Journeys Festival from 10th through 22nd October 2016. The programme includes theatre productions, gallery exhibitions, coffeeshop discussions, art, and other media. Curated and produced by Leicester-based contemporary arts agency ArtReach, …