Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum reopens with free entry

Portsmouth’s Charles Dickens’ Birthplace Museum celebrates its reopening with three days of free entry. The museum opens for the summer season on Friday 31st March, and marks English Tourism Week with free admission through to Sunday 2nd April. The building, in Old Commercial Road, will then be open every Friday, …

Portsmouth Players bring Oliver to the Kings Theatre stage

Local theatre troupe Portsmouth Players bring their 2016 programme to a close with a production of the enduringly popular Lionel Bart musical Oliver at The Kings Theatre in Albert Road. Based on the novel Oliver Twist by Portsmouth-born novelist Charles Dickens, the musical tells the story of Oliver, a workhouse boy …

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New City Museum exhibition will show 100 highlights from Portsmouth Collection

The exhibition will show around 100 highlights from Portsmouth’s museum collection of more than half a million objects. The items, hand-picked by museum collections manager Rosalinda Hardiman, range from works by world-famous artists to quirky souvenirs. They go on show from Saturday 14th February in a free exhibition called …

First Ever UK Charles Dickens Statue Unveiled in Portsmouth

Left: Nine-year-old great great great grandson of Dickens, Oliver Dickens, meets Charles It’s well-known that Charles Dickens made requests in his will asking friends and family to ensure his memory was not glorified, and also stipulated no memorial to his life, save his writings. Family members insist that …

Charles Dickens Statue Unveiling in Guildhall Square

The UK’s first statue of world-famous author Charles Dickens has attracted international attention will be unveiled on February 7th 2014, and over one hundred invited guests will gather in Guildhall Square from 12:00pm noon to witness the memorial’s revelation on Dickens’ 202nd birthday. The unveiling itself will take place at 12:30pm.
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Charles Dickens Statue Unveiling Brings Global Fans to Guildhall Square

The UK’s first statue of world-famous author Charles Dickens has attracted international attention. As reported by Team Locals in October 2013, the statue will be unveiled on February 7th this year, and over one hundred invited guests will gather in Guildhall Square from 12:00pm noon to witness the …

What the Dickens is Coming to Fratton Park This Weekend?

Pompey fans are set to get a taste of the works of iconic Portsmouth-born author Charles Dickens thanks to an innovative literature project coming to Fratton Park at half-time on Saturday for the game against Exeter. Famous for masterpieces such as Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, …

Charles Dickens Statue Unveiling Set For February 2014

The UK’s first statue of world famous author Charles Dickens will be unveiled on his  202nd birthday, February 7th 2014, in his birthplace of Portsmouth. The ceremony will take place at 12:30pm in the Guildhall Square. The statue depicts Dickens sitting down surrounded by books. It is larger than life-size, cast in …

Charles Dickens 201st Birthday

Charles Dickens Born in Portsmouth, England would be celebrating his 201st birthday tomorrow. The legendary writer created some of the most memorable literature masterpieces adored by many across the world. Works included David Copperfield, Bleak House, Oliver Twist and a Christmas Carol. To celebrate this special day …