What was it like moving to Paulsgrove in the 1940’s? A new magazine created by a local community group tells you more. The Monday Club are a group of nineteen who meet every week at Paulsgrove Community Centre. They have created Paulsgrove’s Own, a magazine on the theme of moving to Paulsgrove after the [...]
The Portsea Friday Club decided to use our A Tale of One City project as the chance to make their own film. The finished DVD is an intriguing insight into the history of Portsmouth based on archive research as well as their own memories. Stories of wartime wedding receptions in bomb shelters, mudlarkers and memories of exploding [...]
The latest community exhibition project ‘Dickens of a Lifetime’ has now arrived in our A Tale of One City gallery. Check out this new piece created by the Alderman Lacey Reminiscence Group. Stand under the ‘sound shower’ and discover more about crime and education in Dickensian Portsmouth. The group have also been busy knitting, sewing and modelling [...]
The Alderman Lacey Reminiscence Group have produced a booklet called ‘Baffins Ponderings’ exploring the history of Baffins, Copner. Some of the group lived in Baffins when they were children, while some have moved to the area in recent years “People forget that at one stage Baffins was just like a village, we were virtually cut [...]
The latest edition of our newsletter has now arrived. Issue 5 of A Tale of One City News features our new exhibition projects from Buckland Play Centre, Landport Community Centre and Fratton Community Centre plus updates from the African Womens’ Forum and Southsea Friends. A Tale Of One City News Issue 5 web Printed copies [...]
Got some old photos lying around? Fancy getting out some of those old photos to embarrass the kids but the photo quality is more embarrassing than the actual photo? Why not impress them by learning how to digitalise and restore your old photos. Monday 24th September 10am – 12pm £5.00 The Learning Place, 6 Derby [...]
Movember is all about bringing back the moustache, having fun and doing it for a serious cause; men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Mo Bros commit to growing a moustache for the 30 days of Movember, and in doing so become walking and talking billboards for the cause. The moustache is our ribbon, the symbol by which we generate conversations, awareness and raise funds for men’s health.
The latest news from The Dickens Community Archive Project has been issued for November 2012. The publication features articles on Family Fun at Charles Dickens School Mice from the Fratton Live at Home group A film by Ognoshor Bangladeshi Women’s Group A Dickensian day at the Fratton Community Centre Pick up a copy of the Newsletter at [...]
To mark the great writer’s 201st bithday On the 7th of February, admission will be free at the Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum. The Lord Mayor will say a few words in his memory and participate in the hanging the wreath. As always the Dickens Fellowship will ” Raise a cheer “ The museum opens to the public at [...]
A Tale of One City Newsletter 7 (pdf version) The final edition of our newsletter features a roundup of all the community groups involved in the Tale of One City project, with photos and a recap of the events held over the past year to celebrate Dickens’ 200th birthday.
Well done to the City Museum, which has won the News Guide Award for Best Exhibition. Museums staff celebrated as ‘Tale of One City’ was announced as Best Exhibition, at an event which honours the best entertainment in the area. Joining museums staff at the event were representatives from 3 of the community groups [...]