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Quiet luxury is coming to Southsea

Words by: Kate Thompson   Quiet luxury is coming to Southsea with the much- anticipated launch of Solent View. Think… Read more »

Building on a great tradition

Kate Thompson A shortage of heritage skills required to safeguard the very fabric of historic buildings was the starting point… Read more »

Computer Says No!

Neil Maxwell Up and down the country there is now a shortage of property coming to the market, with plenty… Read more »

Africa and The Solent

  In celebration of October’s Black History Month James Rayner talks about some of the discoveries he made for his recent… Read more »

Ghostly goings on …

An advert for Ecko appliances, an electronic brand that manufactured radios and TVs from 1924 to 1960 became visible when… Read more »

Secret Maps

David Sherren, Map Librarian at the University of Portsmouth What do the University Library building, Kingston Prison and the site… Read more »

New Horizons

A multi-million-pound investment in Portsmouth International Port is set to put the city on the global cruise map and further boost… Read more »

Pompey Plaques

  There are over 30 plaques in Portsmouth that have been attached to buildings across the city. Architect Mark Harris investigates…. Read more »

D-Day and Southsea

James Daly, of Portsmouth City Council, describes Southsea’s role leading up to D-Day and local soldiers who later died in… Read more »

A right royal shimmer at the Queens Hotel

Southsea Lifestyle writer Kate Thompson was delighted to be invited back to see the progress being made in the multi-million-pound… Read more »

History Hot Spots: The Royal Garrison Church, Portsmouth

Words by Victoria Doxat On the night of January 10th 1941, a bombing raid completely destroyed the nave of The… Read more »

Lest we forget … bringing the names of the dead to the streets where we live

Words by Kate Thompson Portsmouth City Council has found an imaginative way of honouring the soldiers and sailors who sacrificed their… Read more »

The winners of the Portsmouth Society 2018 design awards

Every year The Portsmouth Society tours the city to award good design in architecture and landscape. This years winners received… Read more »

The People’s Museum

Words by Chris Horton. Photos: Charlotte Griffiths Photography With its colourful history it’s not surprising that Portsmouth has a good… Read more »

Wayne Hemingway’s World

The design expert brings his creative oomph to Portsmouth Guildhall. “Who needs Benidorm?” Why young people are returning to our… Read more »

Anniversary of the Raising of the Mary Rose

The Mary Rose Museum 6th – 14th October On the 11th October 1982, the nation gathered around their televisions to… Read more »

City Spaces

Words: Mark Harris. Photos: Miguel Blasco Martin One of the most successful public regeneration projects to be realised in Southsea… Read more »

Keeping Everything Ship Shape

Words: Maricar Jagger, Public Events Manager at The University of Portsmouth Dr Eleanor Schofield came to settle in Portsmouth 6 years… Read more »

History Hot Spot- The Kings Theatre, Southsea

Words by: Victoria Doxat Photos: Derek Rogers Southsea’s Kings Theatre is an iconic landmark and, according to the Theatre’s Trust,… Read more »

Eight Peaceful Acres

Words by Chris Horton. Photos: Sarah Brown There is a rather peaceful place in Southsea where you might see a… Read more »

History Hot Spot – Canoe Lake, Southsea

Words: Victoria Doxat Canoe Lake has not always looked as it does today. The Lake began life as an area of… Read more »

City Spaces

Words: Mark Harris. Photos: Miguel Blasco Martin The importance of invigorating and well-designed communal spaces can never be under-estimated, especially… Read more »

The Queens Hotel

Written by Kate Thompson Southsea’s grandest hotel is undergoing a £7m renewal that will reveal once again her regal splendour and… Read more »

New for old

Written by Mark Harris Next year is the 20th anniversary of the English publication of Georges Perec’s Species of Spaces… Read more »

The King’s Anniversary

Written by Chris Horton This month sees the 110th anniversary of one of Southsea’s most loved establishments; The King’s Theatre…. Read more »