Category Archives: Vintage & Historical Portsmouth

Photos from Old Portsmouth at Night Photo Walkshop

Our second night photography walkshop earlier this month was fully booked and once everyone had arrived at ‘The Point’ in Old Portsmouth and got their cameras all set up on tripods we got a few interested looks from people out … Continue reading

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Join Artist John Green and Fellow Dockies Chat About Life in the Dockyard at Jack House Gallery

Jack House Gallery in Old Portsmouth is currently home to an exhibition of paintings by Portsmouth artist and ex-dockyard rigger John Green. This Thursday 18th February from 11am to 1pm you can hear from John and fellow dockies as they … Continue reading

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Hotwalls Studios – Applications For Studios Now Open

Since the early beginnings of Hotwalls Studios (once previously named the ARTches project) local creatives have been keen to find out more and to sign up for one of the studio spaces. The time has finally arrived and formal applications … Continue reading

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Kings Theatre Family Open Day Tomorrow

The Kings Theatre Open Day returns on tomorrow (Saturday 16th January), to give the whole family a day out to remember and a behind the scenes experience of the beautiful Edwardian theatre. From 10am to 4pm you are welcomed to … Continue reading

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A History of Point – Portsmouth’s Spice Island by Gower Lloyd

Local author Gower Lloyd recently dropped off a copy in to Strong Island Co of his new book A History of Point – Portsmouth’s Spice Island which focuses on the rich history of this part of Old Portsmouth. Gower was … Continue reading

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Boathouse 4 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Opens to the Public This Week

If you have visited Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in the last year or two it has been difficult to miss the changes happening to one of the largest buildings at the historic site, with Boathouse 4 undergoing a complete restoration and … Continue reading

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I WAS THERE! Musical Heritage Project With Portsmouth Guildhall

As part of Portsmouth Guildhall‘s 125th birthday celebrations the Portsmouth Cultural Trust & Strong Island, with the support of Arts Council England, will be running the I WAS THERE! project throughout August, with the aim to collect as many memories … Continue reading

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A Hard Choice – Best in Show With Matt Wingett, Author

Throughout the running of the current exhibition at Portsmouth City Museum people get to choose their favourite items from the Portsmouth City Collection that are on show in A Hard Choice (you can see and read our preview of the … Continue reading

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A Hard Choice – Best in Show With Megan Barnes, Photography Student

Throughout the running of the current exhibition at Portsmouth City Museum people get to choose their favourite items from the Portsmouth City Collection that are on show in A Hard Choice (you can see and read our preview of the … Continue reading

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Portsmouth Museums now on Instagram

Portsmouth Museums and Visitor Services run all of the city’s museums and care for the large city collection with everything from archeology through to fine art. To give more of an insight in to what goes on behind the scenes … Continue reading

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