Portsmouth is a hidden jewel of the South Coast, as the city has more to offer than most people imagine.
2009 is a big year for Portsmouth, with a range of anniversaries to commemorate. Search our events listings for further details of the events planned.
- 65 years since the D-Day landings
- 500 years since the accession of Henry VIII
- 500 years since the building of the Mary Rose began
- 250 years since HMS Victory’s keel was laid
- 150 years since HMS Warrior’s keel was laid
- 150 years since the birth of Sherlock Holmes’ creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- 100 years since the death of George Meredith, the novelist and poet who was born in Portsmouth
Things to do this month:
- Heritage Open Days at locations across Portsmouth
- Love Albert Road Day in Southsea
- Dockyard 800 at Portsmouth Historic Docks
- last Night of the Proms in Guidhall Square
- Multicultural Festival on Castle Field
Events at the Royal Marines Museum
Heritage Open Days
- See the unseen at the Museum…
- 10th-13th September
- Heritage Open Days celebrates architecture and culture by allowing access to interesting properties that are not usually open: With FREE GUIDED TOURS of the normally-closed Eastney Fort East (time TBC, weather permitting; limited spaces), don’t miss out! (Normal admission applies for the Museum)
The RMA Concert BandRMA Concert Band
- Fine music in a fine setting
- 17th September, 7.30pm, £12 p/p
- Experience the majesty, splendour and brilliance of the Royal Marines Association Concert Band, playing music to rouse your spirit and please your ears!
- For more information on the band, please visit their website by clicking here.
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