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Festivals of Normandy

Where else can you head out on holiday and see headliners like Depeche Mode, DJ Snake and The Offspring before exploring the iconic Mont-Saint-Michel? Listen to live jazz from in medieval streets? Rock out on a racecourse after touring…

Common Stage, Victorious Festival
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Victorious Festival Preview – Mark Ronson

He’s headlining Victorious Festival’s Castle Stage on Sunday night, going head to head with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, with a DJ set. He’ll be fresh from Hong Kong, Tokyo, Bali and Kuala Lumpur, ready to party right next…

John Cooper Clarke
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Portsmouth Festivities’ Poetry Programme

Iconic punk poet Dr John Cooper Clarke is set to headline this year’s Portsmouth Festivities as the new poetry organisation, Portsmouth Poetry, contributes five exciting events to the existing ten day programme. Operating under a quotation from broadcaster and…

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WIN: Tickets to Portsmouth Summer Show

The kind people at Portsmouth Summer Show have have given us a pair of tickets for this weekend’s event to give away to Strong Island fans.  The lucky winner will receive two tickets for either Saturday or Sunday (the choice is yours), worth…

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Sunset Screenings this Summer

Popcorn? Check. Blankets? Check. Starry Skies? Check. Summer’s approaching. Lucky for us, then, that the marvellous folk at Portsmouth Film Society have put together another cracking programme of open air screenings around the city. They’re in some stunning venues too;…


The World’s Most Unmissable Events for 2016

The travel experts at Full Circle Travel – an independent boutique travel company – have created a month-by-month guide to unmissable events happening around the world in 2016. So start planning now!  From the ethereal Aurora Borealis dancing across a…

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Victorious Festival 2015

The 2015 edition of Victorious Festival promised to be bigger and better – and after one day, it certainly didn’t disappoint.  From a muggy and sunny start, sales of pac-a-macs later went through the roof as a constant drizzle…

Moscow State Circus
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When the circus came to town

The Moscow State Circus comes to Southsea every year and I must admit, it’s always been part of the Common furniture; something I’ve not really taken notice of. However, with the excuse of two stepkids and a couple of rare…

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Europe’s Strongest Man

Leeds has had a special place in my heart since I went to university there about 15 years ago. I realise that’s showing my age and that perhaps I should be over the nostalgia by now, but in all…