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2011 to 2012 Video

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2012 marked the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens and Portsmouth hosted many events and readings from his books to help celebrate the author who was born in the city. The festivities this year took the theme of Great Expectations to help celebrate the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens.

In 2012 the United Kingdom hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Games with Portsmouth playing its part in the huge events and celebrations. On 15th July the Olympic Torch came to Portsmouth and wound through Portsmouth’s streets, through Guildhall Square which was an official Live Site and onto Southsea Common where a huge evening celebration took place. Then early on Monday 16th July the Olympic Torch left Portsmouth Football club where an event for Schools took place and made its way out of the city.

In 2014 Portsmouth helped mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day with a special amphibious landing on Southsea beach and arena events on Southsea Common. Also in 2014 the Royal Marines celebrated their 350th anniversary and the Royal Marines Museum held a variety of events ranging from lectures to 'Sea Soldiers' an event showing the history of the marines and culminating in a battle.

So lets wait to see what the rest of the new millennium has got in store for Portsmouth, lets hope the new millennium will allow Portsmouth to be as great a success as the last millennium.