Portsmouth’s annual festival is scheduled for the 14th to the 23rd of June 2019. Expect all the usual top music, comedy, arts, and unique events that have made this Festival so special, and a must for visitors and locals to the city.
From the 1st-30th June, Emirates Spinnaker Tower will be running a D-Day exhibition on View Deck 1. Take a look at the view across Portsmouth and the Solent, and imagine what it would have looked like 75 years ago. Exhibition boards will highlight key places and events that took place in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas as part of Operation Overlord.
This popular event takes place on 30th January 2019. The event is free but very popular so booking your place early is advised. Enjoy an evening of astronomy, stargazing, space activities, cosmology chat and talks at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
Follow the lives of the thousands of Caribbean soldiers interned at Portchester Castle during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars with France at this presentation organised in conjunction with Portsmouth Festivities 2018.
100 years since the end of WWI, The Kings Theatre and Portsmouth Festivities 2018 invite you to celebrate this incredible era with a short performance piece by local actors The Lads of the Village, combining a talk from experienced archivists about the war and its effects on the local Portsmouth community, and theatre and life.
A presentation reflecting on the sacrifice made in WWI and how the Commonwealth War Graves Commission commemorates the fallen takes place at Portsmouth High School as part of the Portsmouth Festivities 2018 programme on Sunday 17th June.
John Pounds is the most famous national hero you've never heard of. Join Matt Wingett on the Portsmouth cobbler's birthday to hear how he became a national figurehead in a movement that freed thousands of children from crime and poverty.
Starting at the City Museum, this guided walk takes you through parts of the old town of Portsmouth, highlighting places and buildings of interest relating to Vice Admiral Lord Nelson and Portsmouth around the time of the Battle of Trafalgar.
Portsmouth Museum hosts a guest talk organised by the D-Day Museum on Wednesday 17th January 2018.Join Neville Cullingford from the Royal Observer Corps Museum as he talks about the work of the ROC during the Second World War.
On Sunday 12th November 2017, thousands of people from across Portsmouth will stand in Guildhall Square to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and servicewomen in the two World Wars, and later conflicts.