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 …

Portsmouth Festivities unveil ‘Play’ theme for 2017 programme

Portsmouth Festivities announced their 2017 events programme and theme through a launch evening at The Square Tower in Old Portsmouth on Thursday 16th March. This year’s schedule comprises over 100 dazzling and diverse events taking place across the city from Friday 16th to Sunday 25th June, including features by internationally-acclaimed artists, …

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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 …

Hospital staff take part in WardWalk event for QA

Staff from Queen Alexandra Hospital’s Children’s Assessment Unit are taking part in Portsmouth Hospitals Charity’s annual WardWalk event on Sunday 21st May, raising funds for a portable interactive floor for their department. The interactive floor is a projector that projects games such as hopscotch, mini football, and an interactive piano …

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 …

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 …

Top events in Portsmouth in 2017

Every year, the seams of Portsmouth’s events calendar get closer and closer to bursting. 2016 was a remarkable year for the city’s culture, but 2017 takes yet another step up. Looking ahead to all of the exciting events we we have to enjoy on the island this year is very exciting! Swipe …