Films Are Not Your Friends: A Multimedia Workshop on Movie Propaganda

Do you ever wonder if films and TV shows are deliberately trying to make you think a certain way? Is anything “unsayable” on screen? And what happens if you do say it? In this 90-minute multimedia workshop, you can select clips from dozens of films – including the Marvel, James Bond, and Meet the Parents Read more

It’s Here and It’s Queer! Portsmouth’s First Ever Pride Week is Happening Now

Claire Udy is the first ever LGBT Officer for Portsmouth Labour. She’s sought to help with Portsmouth Pride but she hit a snag as it’s happening later in the year. However, as we are in the middle of Pride Week worldwide, Claire uncovers a new and exciting series of fringe events that have appeared almost Read more

Holmes Fest 2017 Celebrates Conan Doyle in Portsmouth

Portsmouth’s very first Holmes Fest is coming up on 28th June, celebrating the world’s most famous consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes, his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, and their relationship to the city. Holmes Fest host and local writer, Matt Wingett, reports. Wednesday 28th June sees the very first Holmes Fest to be held in the town where Read more

Press and Social Media Masterclass for Writers

S&C are delighted to partner with Portsmouth Writers’ Hub, the University of Portsmouth, and New Writing South to offer a masterclass in being published and promoting yourself as a writer, at the University of Portsmouth on 25th June 2017. Join S&C editors Tom Sykes and Sarah Cheverton to learn how to: Get your fiction and journalism Read more

A Superhero Live in Portsmouth

We invite you to an exhilarating talk by Jamie McDonald, founder of the Superhero Foundation, and whose new book Adventureman: Anyone Can be a Superhero was edited by S&C founding editor Tom Sykes. ‘Jamie was the first person in history to run 5,000 miles (or 200 marathons) across Canada without the aid of a support Read more

S&C Presents… Taking the P Out of Pompey: Satire in a Dangerous Age

‘Ours is a useful trade, a worthy calling. With all its lightness and frivolity, it has one serious purpose, one aim, one speciality, and it is constant to it: the deriding of shams, the exposure of pretentious falsities, the laughing of stupid superstitions out of existence.’ So wrote Mark Twain over 100 years ago, but Read more

Seeking Common Ground in Portsmouth: Why We Must Listen to Brexiters

CommonGround is a political organisation looking to build consensus on the future of Europe, post-Brexit and Portsmouth is one of ‘Ten Towns’ featured in their ongoing campaign. Director Eddie Morgan explains why Pompey should get involved in the discussion on where we go from here at an event on 14th November at Somerstown Hub. We Read more

Game Over – Portsmouth’s First Retro-Gaming Exhibition

Steve Lowe – a lifelong gamer and collector of consoles and games – is the founder of Game Over, the only retro internet gaming cafe on the South coast. He is currently working with the City Museum to open the first retro gaming exhibition in Pompey’s history: Game Over – The Future of the Past. Read more

Refugees Welcome! Stop South Coast Resistance in Pompey

On May 7, various racist groups will be attending a rally in Portsmouth Guildhall against refugees. Portsmouth Antifascists and other groups will be out to stop them. Here they tell Star & Crescent why. Against the backdrop of the biggest mass movement of people since WWII, Portsmouth has seen overwhelming acts of solidarity with refugees Read more

CUTS KILL – Save Portsmouth Domestic Violence Services

This week Star and Crescent will be running a social media campaign on our Facebook and Twitter pages to support local charity Aurora New Dawn’s ongoing action to stop planned cuts to domestic violence support services in Portsmouth. By Sarah Cheverton. On 8th December, Portsmouth City Council voted to cut local domestic violence service, the Read more