Victorious Festival 2017

Kicking off on Friday 25th August, Victorious Festival comes back to Southsea Common for the best year yet with its brand new 3 day line-up. Headlining the Friday night opening party will be Madness with support from Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club, with many more acts to be released …
25 th
Aug 2017
21:00

Beach Buggin’ 2017

Now in it’s 17th year – taking place on Southsea common in the heart of the seafront, Beach Buggin’ is returning on Sunday 6th August. This one day classic/custom car and VW camper rally is a fantastic celebration of all things VW for the whole family to enjoy. If you’re …
06 th
Aug 2017
10:00

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Portsmouth’s Race For Life 2017

Cancer Research’s Race For Life is returning to Portsmouth this year ready to kick cancer’s butt on Southsea Common. With many races available for all abilities there is no excuses not to get involved. Run or walk the 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or Marathon. Or why not throw yourself into …
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Aug 2017
10:00

Moscow State Circus returns to Southsea Common with Gostinitsa

The world-famous Moscow State Circus bring their new production, Gostinitsa, to the Southsea Common big top from Wednesday 24th May. Gostinitsa promises to have exhilarating spectacle and nerve-tingling edge-of-your-seat thrills for the whole family. Moscow State Circus have been planning this event for the last two years, with artistes training in preparation …
24 th
May 2017
13:00

Portsmouth International Kite Festival 2016

The Portsmouth International Kite Festival returns this August, running over two days on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August. The horizon will be filled with color against a backdrop which includes the Solent, Portsmouth’s beautiful seafront and beach, the Spinnaker Tower, and the Isle of Wight. The festival has grown year-on-year to …
13 th
Aug 2016
10:00

Beach Buggin 2016

Sunday 7th August, Southsea Common.  Join the fun at Southsea’s unique and much loved VW car and van show. Vehicles from vintage vdubs to modern water-cooled are all welcome. Beach Buggin’ is a true celebration of the VW way of life. The non-for-Profit organisation have increased the awareness of …
07 th
Aug 2016
10:00

Foam Fest Portsmouth on Southsea Common

Photo credit: Laura Scottorn Foam Fest returns to Portsmouth on Saturday 23rd April 2016 — a 3K run through an hilarious foam-filled obstacle course! Prepare to dodge, dive, climb, and laugh your way through the course on Southsea Common. The festival will be open from 9:00am until 4:00pm, …
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Apr 2016
09:00

Portsmouth is fourth-happiest place for children in the UK

Portsmouth & Southsea’s open common spaces A list published in The Independent cites Portsmouth as fourth in a poll of the happiest places in the UK to be a child, just behind Sheffield, Leeds, and Norwich that took the top spot. Researchers looked at the facilities and amenities which parents believed …

Moscow State Circus returns to Portsmouth with new show ‘Zhelaniy’

The Moscow State Circus is returning to Southsea Common for the summer holidays from the 20th to the 26th August with their new production, Zhelaniy. Zhelaniy is based on the Russian folklore story Cvetik-Semicvetik, meaning ‘the flower with seven colours’, by Benjamin Losin. Each of the petals of the titular flower represents a …

Guide to America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth

Image credit: Shaun Roster The highly-anticipated America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) arrives in Portsmouth from the 23 — 26 July, promising to be a world-class spectacle for all to enjoy. Find out where you can watch the action, from the racing itself to the entertainment highlights  — everything …

Portsmouth Pride 2015

A celebration of love, equality, and the LGBT community comes to Portsmouth on Saturday 20th June, as Portsmouth Pride takes place for the first time ever, with a parade through the centre of the city and a variety show on Southsea Common. The first half of the day’s celebrations is …
20 th
Jun 2015
12:00

Netherlands National Circus comes to Portsmouth

As evidenced by the carnival posters currently adorning every surface of Portsmouth, the circus is coming to the city! And this time around, it’s the Netherlands National Circus, taking place on Southsea Common from Tuesday 14th April through to Sunday 26th April — a stay of 13 days. This circus is packed …