Celebrate Portsmouth’s cultural festivities

Portsmouth, Hampshire

If you're a culture vulture then you'll absolutely love Portsmouth's annual festival of culture, arts and heritage, spread out over two weeks.

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You'll be spoilt for choice as Portsmouth plays host to one of the most vibrant summer festivals on the South Coast. A fantastic mix of concerts, talks, plays, films, dance, exhibitions and outdoor events means that there is something for everyone to enjoy.

In previous years, the Portsmouth Festivities programme has followed a particular theme - from Trafalgar 200 and Henry 500, through to Space City. In 2012 the city celebrated Great Expectations, for the Charles Dickens bicentenary.

Each year the festival culminates in a fantastic community event which has included a ghost ship riding through the streets of Portsmouth, and a fabulous fireworks finale including a space rocket blasting off into the night.

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