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New Theatre Royal Portsmouth receive £1million grant

New Theatre Royal Portsmouth are receiving a grant of nearly £1million from Arts Council England, making the playhouse a key National Portfolio Organisation for arts investment in the south of England. Paid over four years, the investment will allow the Portsmouth venue to further develop its work, focusing on four …

HMS Queen Elizabeth sets sail for sea trials

History was made today as HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first QE Class aircraft carrier, set sail from Rosyth to commence first stage sea trials off the north-east of Scotland. Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said: “This is a historic moment for the UK as our new aircraft carrier takes …

Cladding being removed from two Portsmouth tower blocks as safety precaution

Portsmouth City Council have announced that they’re removing cladding from two high-rise buildings as a precautionary measure. Following independent testing, cladding on Horatia House (pictured above, via Google Street View) and Leamington House in Somerstown is being removed to ensure the highest safest standards are in place. No other blocks …

11 Portsmouth Festivities not to miss this week

Portsmouth Festivities 2017 is underway! This year’s schedule comprises over 100 dazzling and diverse events taking place across the city from Friday 16th to Sunday 25th June. This year’s programme features by internationally-acclaimed artists, local talent, plenty of free activities, and commemorative events, spanning all ages and interests. Portsmouth’s flagship multi-disciplinary …

Event highlights in Portsmouth and Southsea this June

Look at that sun! We’re almost halfway through 2017 — wasn’t it Christmas just last week? — and Portsmouth’s events calendar is getting as hot as the weather. Southsea Bandstand is underway every weekend, Portsmouth Festivities is just around the corner, festival season has kicked off, and venues across the …

Gunwharf Quays to host Portsmouth’s first Seafood Festival

Seafood lovers are in for a real treat this summer, as Gunwharf Quays play host to Portsmouth’s very first Seafood Festival, celebrating the city’s seafood and fishing heritage. The free two-day event will take place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June from 10:00am to 6:00pm. The weekend will showcase …