Eight great things to do in Portsmouth this weekend

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Looking forward to the weekend? Here’s our quickfire guide to eight of the many great events being held in and around Portsmouth.

FRIDAY

6:30pm and 8pm, Fort Nelson, Fareham

Museums Night: Mighty Mortars

Discover the historic Fort Nelson, part of the grand Royal Armouries. Ever wanted a taste of the Victorian life? Well now you can with free samples of the typical food and drink of the period. Most importantly, you’ll get to experience a live fire of all the incredible artillery. Expect lots of noise, costumed and uniformed guides, and a striking show of firearm power.

Adults £15, Children £10. To purchase tickets contact 01329 233 734 or visit the Fort Nelson Visitor Centre, https://www.royalarmouries.org/visit-us/fort-nelson/

7pm, The Langstone Hotel, Hayling Island

Murder mystery evening

Feast on a delicious 3 course meal while solving clues to unmask the villain of the ‘Ms Marbles & The murder at polite manor’ themed show. Dress up in character if you dare, or even join in on the action!

With luxurious live cabaret, this is set to be a lavish night.

£34.73 - £57.50 per person. For more information and to book call 02392 465 011.

SATURDAY

10am - 4pm, Royal Clarence Yard, Gosport

Home, Garden & Craft fair

Set to be a spectacular event for both visitors and exhibitors, with a number of stands offering home decor, novelty artisan crafts, and garden accessories for visitors to enjoy. Plus they’ll be tasty refreshments, live music and a range of entertaining activities to choose from. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy a guided tour by local history guide Terry Hinkley of the exquisite Royal Clarence Yard, where this event will be taking place. It’s sure to be filled with facts and fun. They’ll be special water bus service from Portsmouth available.

Free entry. For more information contact 023 9252 2944

8pm, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

South Coast’s number one boat party

Following their successful sell-out silent disco in the Emirate Spinnaker Tower, WYLD EVENTS now bring you a widely anticipated night on the sea that you won’t forget. They have tropical paradise cocktails, DJs blasting the best anthems, and a sound systems that needs to be heard. Let loose and party!

Tickets from £16. Available to purchase from: http://www.wyldevents.co.uk/buy-tickets.php

9pm, Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea

Beats & Swing + Tonic Music for Mental Health present: Slamboree Soundsystem

What better way to enjoy amazing music and live performances when you’ll also be raising money for charity at the same time. Join Tonic Music’s fundraiser show at Wedgewood rooms which uses this innovative platform to raise awareness for mental health problems and fund charity projects from it’s sales. Headliners are Slamboree Soundsystem, specialising in a mix of electronic sounds with theatrical visuals.

Tickets £8. Doors 9pm. To purchase tickets visit http://www.wedgewood-rooms.co.uk

SUNDAY

7:30am - 1:30pm, Pier Road Field, Southsea

Car Boot Sale

Whether you’re hoping to get rid of your household clutter, or stumble upon an exquisite hidden gem, Southsea’s car boot sale is the marketplace to be at this weekend.

For buyers: free entry. For sellers: car pitches cost £8 per car and £10 per van. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/SouthseaCarboot/

11am to 4pm, Square Tower, Broad Street, Portsmouth

Crafts in the Tower

Come down to Old Portsmouth this Sunday for a exhibition of beautiful artwork, produced by local artists, designers and jewellers. This is a free event and there will be tea and fresh home-made cakes and savouries to enjoy.

Free Entry. For more information check out http://www.craftsinthetower.co.uk/

4pm - 7pm, The Kings Theatre, Southsea

A View From The Bridge

An award-winning tragic tale of the American dream, take your emotions through a twist as you follow Eddie Capone commit the ultimate betrayal. This famous play by Arthur Miller will be at the beautiful Kings Theatre exclusively on Sunday.

Tickets £13.50 / £2 Conc. To purchase tickets call the box office 023 9282 8282 or visit http://www.kingsportsmouth.co.uk/