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8th Portsmouth Girls Brigade

8th Portsmouth Girls’ Brigade (GB) has been in
existence for more than 75 years.
The volunteer leaders love working with girls
and young women… seeing them make friends,
learn new skills, achieve, have fun, and learn
more about Jesus week by week.
We’re part of Solent District GB and often join
in with other groups for action-packed activities.
Solent District GB is made up of 10 groups
spread between Emsworth to the east, Fareham
to the west, and Waterlooville to the north.

07935 340569

A World With Friends (Formerly Friend Finder Official)

Friend Finder Official helps children who miss a lot of time at school due to chronic illness and disability come together to make friends.

Guidhall Square
United Kingdom
07545 664784

Age UK Portsmouth Joining Forces Portsmouth

Joining Forces Portsmouth provides free befriending support and a range of social activities for lonely or isolated military veterans and their dependants in Portsmouth and the surrounding area. Our aim is to help older veterans stay independent and have greater confidence by providing friendly social contact, support and companionship.

Our Veterans’ Breakfast Club takes place twice a month on the second Friday and the last Friday of every month from 10:00am to 12:00pm

All ex-service personnel are welcome to come along, together with their partners, to socialise with other veterans, take part in the banter and enjoy a great breakfast at the Bradbury Centre café.
Spaces are limited so you will need to give us a ring in advance to book your place and pre-pay for your breakfast.
The cost is £5.00 for a breakfast sandwich and a cup of tea or coffee.

16–18 Kingston Road
United Kingdom
02392 883506

Anglo Italian Social Group

Please note our published programme of meetings and events is currently suspended for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19

Welcome to our Solent Anglo Italian Society (SAIS) website. There’s no need to speak Italian to enjoy our Society but if you want to there is also plenty of opportunity to do that as well, including free conversation groups or contacts for arranging Italian classes.

Friendship Centre
United Kingdom
02392 297177

Baffins, Alderman Lacey library

In line with the government’s roadmap out of lockdown our libraries reopened on 12 April with the following services:

Browsing and borrowing books and resources
Portsmouth History Centre (at Central Library).
Click & Collect services
Access to PCs and printing
Visitor Parking Permits

Tangier Road
United Kingdom
02392 823991

Bangladesh Welfare Association

Social Welfare needs & community development for the Bangladeshi Community in Portsmouth

Unit 1 - 3, 75 Bradford Road
United Kingdom
02392 295448

Beating the Blues

Currently doing meetings via Facebook and occasional social distancing events. Please click link to Facebook for latest information.

Chase those blues away with a good old sing!
If you get a bit down sometimes, feel isolated or want to improve your health, come along and join in the singing. No previous experience necessary!
Group consists of people of all ages and we get anything from 10-30 people each week.

Bransbury Park
United Kingdom
02392 811802

Bethany Care Coffee Morning

Weekly coffee morning and monthly lunch.

Havant Road
United Kingdom
02392 324688

Bivol Trust

Music Group Two - Tuesdays 10 till 12pm at The Irish Club, Elm Grove, Southsea

Music Group One - Wednesdays 1 till 3pm at The Irish Club, Elm Grove, Southsea

Thursday Social Group - Thursdays, St Swithun's Church Hall - 6.30 to 8.30pm

The Bivol's Got Talent Music Group will remain on Zoom - every Tuesday. 6.30 to 8pm

Art Group Tuesday afternoons at The Irish Club, Elm Grove, Southsea

Our chair, Debbie Edwards, is dealing with all new referrals - if you want to refer a new member to our groups, please contact her on 07963 407991 or email on

The Bivol Trust provides skills development opportunities, social outlets and work experience to young people with severe disabilities aged 12 years to 40 years.

07939 361532

Brendoncare Hillside & Wymering Kurling Club (Portsmouth)

COVID-19 Update: Currently on hold

Cheltenham Road
United Kingdom
01962 857099