Portsmouth’s now-demolished Tricorn Centre, once voted Britain’s ugliest building, has been honoured in an online tribute to Britain’s lost 20th century architecture. From The Tricorn Centre in Portsmouth to Birmingham Central Library, a project has been launched that illustrates ten …

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It was certainly one of those WOW moments: when he found something wonderful he wasn’t really expecting.  “I was in Portsmouth Central Library”, principal lecturer Dr. George Burrows tells me, “trying to find something historic about music and Portsmouth I …

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New Theatre Royal presents “Travels with my Aunt”.  New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth is excited to present Travels with my Aunt by Graham Greene from 10-12 October.  Watch four actors take on over 20 characters in a funny and frantic dash around the world …

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I’ve just got back from exploring the Ken Norrish Architecture Collection at the Portsmouth History Centre in the Central Library. An eclectic mix of books, which the book plates inside explain were donated by his wife Georgette Norrish, “To inspire architects.” …

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The Seven Basic Plots: why we tell stories by Christopher Booker I chose this book as Creative Arts Book of the Week because I have stockpiled this title in my own library at home and if I don’t remind myself …

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Portsmouth City Council Library Service is now signed up to the Access to Research scheme.  This trial scheme makes publicly funded research available to everyone free of charge from public libraries.  Access is currently only through the networked computers available library computers; there is no …

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To mark the 203rd anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens in Portsmouth, the Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum is offering free admission this coming weekend.  On Saturday, there will be special events throughout the day, including wreath laying with the Lord Mayor …

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