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Hello Babes!

Hope you’re okay! Just wanted to give you an update on some of the upcoming projects we’re working on and spread the word of some bits we’ve got coming up over the summer….

The Posh Club! 12-3pm, Wednesday 2 August, Buckland Community Centre

This summer we’re working with London performance art collective Duckie on their Posh Club project. The Posh Club is coming to Pompey! Hosted by The Fabulous Josh.

“The Posh Club is a glamorous performance and social club for older people held regularly in five locations across London and the South East.

The three hour event is styled as a tongue-in-cheek ‘posh’ 1940’s afternoon tea with three live performers, volunteer waiters in black tie, vintage crockery and an in-house pianist.

It is a glamorous event for 150 people, held in the heart of the community in the elegantly transformed Buckland Community Centre, it emphasises dressing up, regular access to live performance, social connectivity and intergenerational volunteering.”

Tickets £5 from or call 07366 541 903

Or if you’d like to volunteer at the event you can find all the info at

A photo taken from The Posh Club website! An exciting opportunity for Portsmouth to GET-IN-VOLVED!

Sticky Floors & Palm Trees Project

We’ve also got our project ‘Sticky Floors & Palm Trees’ up and running, an exploration of Pompey nightlife culture of the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s which will end in a fantastic ‘immersive’ show at the New Theatre Royal next January.

First up, we’ll be touring the Sticky Floors podcast booth at local events in August for those of you who experienced it first hand to have your Desert Island Discs moment and tell us your clubbing stories!

Did you go out clubbing in Pompey then? Or know someone that did? Get in touch with us!

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Reaching Communities.

A photo of where the old Joannas used to be in the 80's. Now its a posh residential home! 
Mad that none of these clubs exist anymore!

‘Downtown Drop-ins’

We will also be doing a few ‘Downtown Drop-ins’ over the summer, such as picnics and BBQs, as a way of catching up with you all. Keep an eye out for these dates on social media and here.

Thank you for joining the Downtown Pompey journey!


The Downtown Pompey Team xx