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Portsmouth Interaction Service

The Portsmouth Interaction Service provides sports and fitness services for people living within the City who are experiencing a mental health condition.

United Kingdom
02393 200369

Portsmouth Music Hub

Portsmouth Music Hub aims to transform lives through music.

Marsden Road
United Kingdom
02392 375655

Portsmouth Society

The Portsmouth Society is a voluntary organisation interested in preserving the best of Portsmouth's environment: buildings, streets, green spaces and seashore, and in encouraging well designed new buildings and amenities.

Reading Groups

Joining a reading group is a great way to meet new people, try new authors and books and share your feedback.

There are a number of groups that you can join that are run by the Library and Archive Service both in and outside of libraries. There is sometimes a waiting list to join the groups but we will let you know when a space becomes available if you tell us which group/s you are interested in joining.

We can also support you in setting up your own reading group. The Library and Archive Service supports independent reading groups that meet in community locations or in peoples' homes by providing free book sets of up to 15 copies on a regular basis.

Take a look at our selection of reading group sets here:

If you'd like to ask about availability in one of the Library run groups or would like to find out more about setting up your own group email

Guildhall Walk
United Kingdom

RECHARGE Singing Workshops for 55+

Singing exercises your heart and lungs and makes you feel great! Our fun and friendly sessions will leave you feeling uplifted and energised. No auditions and no need to read music. Come along!

United Kingdom
02393 870193

Rotary Club of Portsmouth and Southsea

Rotary Club of Portsmouth and Southsea

75-80 Queen Street
United Kingdom
02392 824231

Royal Voluntary Society - Social Activities

Our goal is to inspire and enable people to give the gift of voluntary service to meet the needs of the day in their communities. We believe that our volunteers’ service makes them, and Britain, healthier and happier.

We also work closely with the NHS, providing valuable support services that allow hardworking hospital staff time to focus on looking after the people in their care.

Working one-to-one, in groups and online, our network of trained volunteers provide the time and skills that help people feel stronger, healthier and more able to cope with any challenges they may be facing.

Through social activities and groups, they create connections and friendships that help communities thrive and boost the wellbeing of the people involved.

Our services vary from area to area and in some cases are available via your local authority or health services.

United Kingdom
CF23 8RP

Rummikub Klub at Southsea Library

If you enjoy playing Rummikub or would like to learn as you meet new people, drop-in to our friendly group. We recommend you ring the library first to check the club is running that week.

19-21 Palmerston Road
United Kingdom
023 9268 8999

Saturday Sing in Southsea

£6 per session

A monthly Saturday Big Sing in Southsea open to all who want to sing!

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME: We are now meeting in the morning 11am-12.30pm

Please see the facebook page for further information.

Scrabble Clubs in Portsmouth Libraries

If you enjoy playing scrabble and meeting new people, drop-in to one of our Scrabble Clubs. We recommend you ring the library first to check the club is running that week.

United Kingdom
02392 688057