Chair of Portsmouth Poetry, Josh Brown, and Donna Bish the archivist employed to research Portsmouth men who fought at Passchendaele, have been chosen to be among 300 guests invited by HM Government to attend the National Service of Thanksgiving to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice at Westminster Abbey.
Portsmouth City Council is running a free, family-friendly walking event which showcases some of the fabulous green spaces the city has to offer. On Sunday 12 August five open spaces in the Milton and Baffins area will become alive with activities in a bid to encourage residents to explore their local environment.
Perfect for children and adults, this event, which starts at 12pm, aims to get people on their feet, out into the fresh air and exploring the natural environment right on their doorstep. There will be plenty to do along the way, with activities to enjoy at five activity stations, plus prizes for completing the route.
Two fawns have been reunited with their mother after they were rescued by a construction worker at Portsmouth City Council's award winning business development Dunsbury Park.
Dan Timm, 37, from Portsmouth, is site supervisor for construction firm BAM who are building the major industrial and distribution park on land the council owns next to junction 3 of the A3(M), in Havant.
Portsmouth's library service has launched City of Stories a two year festival of stories, creative writing, storytelling and narratives.
The project has been made possible thanks to £140,000 funding from Arts Council England for a two year project. City of Stories will raise awareness of the Conan Doyle Collection, local writers and creative writing groups and increase awareness of and involvement in the city archive collections.
The skies above Southsea Common be filled with kites of all shapes and sizes on 11-12 August between 10am - 5pm.
This year's theme is “Kites and Art” – attracting kite artists from across the globe.