Category Archives: Community

Portsmouth Talent Development Programme

The Portsmouth Cultural Trust is submitting a Grants for Arts application to Arts Council which will focus on developing talent throughout the Portsmouth area. The aim of this initial 2-year programme is to engage with emerging to mid-term artists from … Continue reading

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Photos from Southsea Seafront & Southsea Rowing Club Photo Walkshop

Saturday morning we were out in the sun (well, while it lasted anyway) along Southsea seafront for our 17th photo walkshop. The sold out walkshop started off at the foot of the new Solent wheel ride at Clarence Pier, the … Continue reading

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Record Store Day in Castle Road with Pie & Vinyl

This Saturday saw Castle Road become a focal point in the city for vinyl and live music with Record Store Day taking over the whole street. With the earliest ever queue starting outside Pie & Vinyl on the Friday afternoon … Continue reading

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Portsmouth Water Polo Club

One of the best things about writing for Strong Island is how it creates opportunities to meet people around Portsmouth and to be introduced to new & different creative, cultural or sport activities that they have a passion for. Earlier … Continue reading

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PompeySaturdays/SouthseaSundays Photography Exhibition

PompeySaturdays/SouthseaSundays is a new photography exhibition designed to showcase all sides of Portsmouth. The exhibition will feature work by local photographer Andrew Malbon, from St Jude’s Church in Southsea, including two sets of his contemporary photos featuring some of the … Continue reading

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Photos from Hilsea Lines & Foxes Forest Photo Walkshop

Saturday morning we had our second photography walkshop at Hilsea Lines and Foxes Forest (and our 16th in total), a great place to experience nature’s first sights, sounds and smells of springtime, and we even had a little sunshine too. … Continue reading

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New Photo Walkshop Next Saturday at Southsea Rowing Club

A quick heads-up, we’ve begun adding the spring & summer walkshops to the Photo Walkshops website and we’ve made the first one bookable. It is a bit last minute (next Saturday the 16th April 10am to 12pm) and will be … Continue reading

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Big Spring Beach Clean 2016 – Hayling Island

With the success of last year’s beach cleans which saw a combined total of 634 cleans involving over 12,000 volunteers across the UK Surfers Against Sewage are once more upping their targets. The Big Spring Beach Clean 2016 will be … Continue reading

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Aspex Gallery Joins The BBC’s ‘Get Creative’ This Saturday

‘Get Creative’ is a scheme celebrating arts, culture and creativity across the country. The BBC has teamed up with a variety of organisations, attempting to make getting creative easy and enjoyable. This Saturday (2nd April) to can get creative at … Continue reading

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Photos from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Photo Walkshop

Saturday saw the first photography walkshop at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. We’re trying to run some walkshops in partnership with certain cultural & heritage locations (we previously ran one last summer at Southsea Castle), so it was great for the dockyard … Continue reading

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