Serendipity – what a lovely word, say it three times and it’ll make you smile. But yes, almost by serendipity, we have a series of articles that take a look at both the history and the future of three of Portsmouth’s cultural institutions, Portsmouth Museum, The New Theatre Royal and The Guildhall. It’s easy to forget that although our theatres and museums never appear to change – from the outside at least, inside, these grand old monoliths are constantly reinventing themselves in order to remain relevant and exciting to our community. It makes for fascinating reading from p.30.
Running alongside, we have a second theme, keeping fit in the great outdoors, even as we enter the increasingly cold, darker months of autumn. Learn about the Portsmouth Triathletes on p.46 or Neil Maxwell talking about Parkrun on p.26.
Talking of keeping fit, Portsmouth has the ultimate challenge for runners – on Saturday 20th October the Simplyhealth Junior and Mini Great South Run takes place, with the adult Great South Run taking place the next day. Oh and for a bit more culture, there’s the Created in Portsmouth art trail 12th – 14th October, (see p.49).
Kevin John Dean
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