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 …

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 …

Valentine’s Day 2017 events and highlights in Portsmouth

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is here to stay as the annual celebration of love, romance, and awkward dates! With it comes countless Valentine’s-themed events, from special menus at your favourite restaurants and screenings of romantic movies in the local cinema to cheesy cheery theatre shows and nights out …

Top things to do in Portsmouth this February

People used to say “nothing ever happens in Portsmouth.” Then people started saying it ironically, because loads of stuff started happening in Portsmouth. Now, people don’t even say it ironically. They don’t have time to say it. They’re too busy enjoying everything that’s happening here. Theatre, film, quizzes, music, comedy …

Victorious Festival announce Madness for new Friday night party

Portsmouth’s Victorious Festival will start on a Friday for the first time ever, organisers have announced, with ska-pop masters Madness kicking off the new three-day format. Billed as an opening party, the Friday night will feature a huge headline show from Madness with support from Craig Charles Funk & Soul …

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, …