Upcoming Events


Regular meeting venue:  St Swithin’s Church Hall, Waverley Road, Southsea, Portsmouth. (To navigate to the car park at the rear of the building use PO5 2SU).

We usually meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 14:30 to 16:30, except for July and August. We are a friendly group and new members are always welcome.  To find out more, please contact:

Secretary: Geoffrey Christopher – [email protected] / 023 92 664 205 
Chair: Tim Suffolk - [email protected] / 023 9238 8870

A typical meeting will consist of:

  • An informative and entertaining lecture from a guest speaker
  • A discussion on some aspect of our chosen Dickens Book of the Year
  • Refreshments break (tea/coffee/ biscuits available for a small fee.)

The Portsmouth Birthplace branch of the Dickens fellowship has connections with Dickens Birthplace Museum: https://charlesdickensbirthplace.co.uk/ 
and meets monthly for an afternoon of good Dickensian fellowship under the Chairmanship of Tim Suffolk.
For further information, please click here.

04
February
Portsmouth Birthplace

24th Annual Birthday Lecture

Venue: John Pounds Church, High Street, Old Portsmouth
07
February
Portsmouth Birthplace

Wreath laying and garlanding of Dickens statue

Venue: Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum,393 Old Commercial Rd, Portsmouth PO1 4QL
07
February
Portsmouth Birthplace

Birthday Lunch

Venue: The Royal Maritime Club,Queen St, Portsmouth
14
March
Portsmouth Birthplace

Hard Times After 169 Years

Venue: St. Swithun's Church Hall, Waverley Road, Southsea,
11
April
Portsmouth Birthplace

Hard Times Discussion

Venue: St. Swithun's Church Hall, Waverley Road, Southsea,
09
May
Portsmouth Birthplace

Hard Times: A Schooling In Facts, Not Fancies

Venue: St. Swithun's Church Hall, Waverley Road, Southsea,
11
June
Portsmouth Birthplace

Commemoration of Dickens's death

Venue: St Mary's Church, Fratton Rd, Fratton, Portsmouth PO1 5PA
13
June
Portsmouth Birthplace

Hard Times: Buy Cheap and Sell Dear

Venue: St. Swithun's Church Hall, Waverley Road, Southsea,
12
September
Portsmouth Birthplace

Hard Times: Those Whom God Hath Joined

Venue: St. Swithun's Church Hall, Waverley Road, Southsea,
10
October
Portsmouth Birthplace

Hard Times

Venue: St. Swithun's Church Hall, Waverley Road, Southsea,
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