Tag: Portsmouth

Sketching the past: commemorating 20th century architecture

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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Rediscovering the “Pompey Messiah”

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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Travels with my Aunt at New Theatre Royal

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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Ken Norrish Architecture Collection

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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75 years ago this week – our City in flames

75 years ago this week, our city was a very different place. Resources held in the Library can help us to find out more about the history of the City, and place them within the local, national and international contexts of

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HMS Victory Launched 250 Years Ago

Famous local icon, HMS Victory, best known for her role as Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar was launched 250 years ago today – and is still in commission as flag ship for the First Sea Lord. Another local

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 27/03/15

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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Considering a Masters degree next year?

The Higher Education funding body, HEFCE, have made funding available for one-off bursaries for both final year students, and also for women considering taking Masters degrees in Technology subjects to study for a full-time Masters degree next year.

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Portsmouth public libraries join the Access to Research scheme

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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Free entry to Charles Dickens’ birthplace this Saturday

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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