Clubbing

Clubbing

THIS WEEK IN 1988: Nightclubs refuse acid house parties

Fear of drugs was turning some Portsmouth nightclubs against the youth craze of the moment – acid house parties.

Heritage
PRYZM Portsmouth. Picture: Habibur Rahman PPP-170814-145255001

Club arrival for Big Shaq

A RAPPER who has shot to viral internet fame will be appearing in a city nightclub later this week.

Clubbing

Clubbers to help ‘give a kid a quid’ appeal

A PORTSMOUTH nightclub is asking customers to donate spare change to their charity appeal.

Portsmouth
The Ice Bar in Highland Road, Southsea. 
Picture: Google Maps

Southsea bar will close its doors

A BAR in Southsea has announced it is closing down.

Portsmouth
South Parade Pier 
Picture: Andy Hanlon

Southsea residents react to late-night pier booze licence

PEOPLE living near South Parade Pier have given a mixed reaction to it getting a late alcohol licence.

Portsmouth
New look: Pryzm will open on the site of Liquid and Envy after a �1m investment

Hype builds about £1m club opening

NIGHTCLUB lovers from across the city are gearing up for the opening of a new venue next month.

Portsmouth

Club Scene with Sam Cherry

This weekend is a big one for Portsmouth as Mutiny Festival takes over the King George V playing fields at Cosham.

Gigs and Music

Eldon Arms receiving a big upgrade

THE landlady of The Eldon Arms is looking to completely revitalise the venue.

Portsmouth
For us, the only way to finish a night out was with a bacon butty (Flickr: Labelled for reuse)

PAUL NEWELL: A night out wasn’t complete if it didn’t end with a bacon roll

I enjoyed going clubbing and there was so much more choice in the 1990s. In the early days we would head to the seafront to Peggy Sue’s and dance to anthems such as Ride on Time and Back to Life by Soul to Soul. On a Monday we went to student night at 5th Avenue and on one infamous occasion there was five of us lined up along the edge of the stage, perfectly choreographed to Take That’s Relight My Fire. No wonder we were single. I was sober when I ventured into Joanna’s for the one and only time and don’t remember how or why we ended up in Club China Town next to the Queen’s hotel.

Portsmouth
Now legally permitted to enjoy a swift half or three, it would've been rude to frequent just one Portsmouth pub... (WikiMedia: Labelled)

PAUL NEWELL: Oysters, Langtry’s and Mucky Duck: Remembering old watering holes

It was the mid to late 1990s that my going-out days reached their peak. Every Friday and occasionally a Saturday night was spent in one drinking establishment or another, many of which do not exist today. For example, Oysters at Palmerston Road.

Portsmouth

Club Scene with Sam Cherry

While electronic music-related events are quiet this weekend, there is a good selection of club nights and alternative gigs to attend.

Gigs and Music

Club Scene with Sam Cherry

Tonight, Ice Bar in Southsea will be hosting their Easter Weekend Fundraiser for The Elizabeth Foundation with After Hours resident DJs Drift and Flatline.

Gigs and Music

Club Scene with Sam Cherry

Last weekend I attended Surface DnB at The Old Barn which saw a great line up of well-respected DJs (both local and from across the UK) and plenty of good vibes!

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PRYZM is taking over Liquid and Envy. Picture: www.facebook.com/LukeStrattaPhotography www.lukestrattaphotography.co.uk

£1m revamp and 75 new jobs as Portsmouth nightclub Liquid and Envy changes hands

A NIGHTCLUB in Portsmouth city centre is to undergo a £1m renovation.

Portsmouth

Club Scene with Sam Cherry

I believe a dynamic in Portsmouth is shifting in Portsmouth’s music scene; we are starting to see the rise of smaller promotion teams, the expansion of established local brands (especially within our electronic music scene).

Gigs and Music

Club Scene with Sam Cherry

After attending Jerry Williams’ gig at The Wedgewood Rooms last weekend, it became clear that Portsmouth has the platform and community to offer young artists a spotlight to rise and I believe we definitely need promoters and venues to make this a priority so our music scene can develop even further.

Gigs and Music
Waiting for the off, Kevin Murphy was all set for his charity walk (C1354-1)

THIS WEEK IN 1987: Barman Kevin has thirst for charity

Cocktail barman Kevin Murphy came up with a long, slow money-spinner...

Heritage
Club Scene with Sam Cherry

Club Scene with Sam Cherry

While Portsmouth has had more than a fair share of events this winter, with the end of the cold, even more events are coming as we head in to spring.

Gigs and Music

Club Scene with Sam Cherry

This weekend looks to be an exciting one as a wide array of artists are coming to take Portsmouth!

Gigs and Music

Club Scene with Sam Cherry

While many have probably spent most of their money pleasing the other half this week for Valentines Day, there are plenty of events going on for those who are single and for those couples who’d rather party instead.

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