Tag: Portsmouth

Creative Arts Book of the Week 13/05/14

Lizzie and I enjoyed exploring the latest exhibition at Portsmouth City Museum: Tricorn: Love it or hate it so I thought I’d refer to some of the books mentioned there.  I only have vague memories of the Tricorn from day

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SummerFest starts on 13 May at Purple Door

Starting on Tuesday, 13 May with a Get That Job Carousel Day and continuing over the summer until 31 August, SummerFest14 is a series of events workshops, courses and opportunities to help you to get the job you want or

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Freegal – Legal Free Music

Portsmouth City Council Library Service is excited to announce that we have launched Freegal- a music streaming and download service. Freegal rhymes with legal, and stands for ‘free and legal’.

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Shaping our Future

The Shaping our Future roadshow comes to the Library today, Wednesday and Thursday. You’ll see the stand in the Atrium – you can’t miss it!  Take a look at the art work developing on the wall, come along to a

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Shaping our Future

Students and staff around the University are being invited to take part in ‘Shaping Our Future’ – an exercise that looks at where we might be in fifteen years time.  With themes such as ‘our students and their expectations’, ‘our

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World Book Night 2012

Today, or should I say tonight, is World Book Night. World Book Night is a celebration of books and reading which sees tens of thousands of people give books as gifts with their communities to spread the love of reading.

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A History of Council Housing in Portsmouth

Portsmouth has a long history of council house provision. For example, there are early examples along Curzon Howe Road in Portsea, where a memorial stone laid in October 1912 can still be seen. This story timeline, commissioned by Portsmouth City

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Dickens’ Birthday

It’s the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birthday today – even Google is celebrating with one of their occasional doodles (see below). We won’t try to link to all the free versions of Dickens’ books which you can download for

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University of Portsmouth art collection

The BBC recently featured three of the paintings we have here in the Library: http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/galleries/locations/the-university-library-3565 Why not come and visit and view the many others that decorate the walls.  There’s a handout on the subject at the reception desk if

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Flying Monsters 3D

Here is a film that has won a BAFTA and an award for Best Science Programme at the Association of International Broadcasting. It also had a team of palaeontologists from the University of Portsmouth that acted as advisors to the

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