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Struggle and Suffrage in Portsmouth – Wednesday 17th April, 7pm

Following their popular series of paperbacks on towns in the Great War, Pen & Sword published a follow-on series entitled "Struggle and Suffrage", with local historians and authors again being asked to write about the experience of a town or city of their choice. Sarah Quail has the distinction of writing both the 'Great War' and 'Suffrage' volumes for Portsmouth, and will talk

Matcham by Design – 22nd May

Frank Matcham is considered to be one of the greatest British theatre architects of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, and Portsmouth is lucky to have two examples of his 27 or so theatres that remain standing today - The Kings Theatre in Southsea built in 1907, and the New Theatre Royal remodelled in 1900 from C J Phipps’ 1884 theatre. Dr