We put on and attend events in Portsmouth and the surrounding area. As well as talks and exhibitions for specific groups around the city, we also put on a number of events for the public to enjoy.
My Dear Laddie
Wednesday 15th February 2-3pm at: The History Centre, 2nd floor Central Library, Portsmouth
Laura Weston will be hosting a talk on the relationship between Conan Doyle and his two sons, Dennis and Adrian.
'My Dear Laddie' is how Doyle addressed his son in one of his letters. The talk will include a brief look through the archives at letters, family photographs and photos of the classic cars driven by all three men. This will be an opportunity to view items from the Collection which have rarely been seen before.
This talk is part of Portsmouth Bookfest which runs from 13 February-5th March 2017
Tickets £2 each
Book tickets online or ask in a Portsmouth Library.
The Sign of Six
Immersive Theatre Performances taking place 20-24th February at: Commercial Road, Palmerston Road, Cosham High St, Fratton shops, North end shops and Paulsgrove shops.
Theatre events will be taking place in each of these locations offering the public the opportunity to find out more about the Collection and its links to Portsmouth. Look out for more information on Facebook (Conan Doyle's Casebook) and Twitter (#Sherlock_Pompey).
The Lost Hour
25th February at: The Central Library
Young detectives are invited to come along and take part in finger printing, secret writing, foot print analysis and follow an invisible trail around the Central Library.
Easter Holiday Activities
8-23rd April at: Branch libraries
Fun activities for all ages. Supervised make and take activities at the branch libraries.
World Book Night Quiz and Talk
22nd April at: Central Library
Talk and quiz by Alistair Duncan, a member of the London Sherlock Holmes Society. A chance to learn more about Sherlock Holmes and test your own knowledge.
Explore the collection
The first actor to play Sherlock Holmes on stage (February 2012)
The costume worn by Martin Clunes in the TV series Arthur and George. Click on the photo to see...