- Starts: 01/06/2019 9:00 am
- Ends: 30/06/2019 4:00 pm
From the 1 – 30 June, Emirates Spinnaker Tower will run a D-Day exhibition on View Deck 1. Take a look at the view across Portsmouth and the Solent and imagine what it would have looked like 75 years ago, with the help of exhibition boards highlighting the key places and events that took place in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas as part of Operation Overlord.
On the 5th, 6th, 7th and 9th June the Tower will be opening late until 9 pm, with last entries at 8:30 pm. If you’ve already been to visit in the day, you can re-use your ticket to get back in and take a look at Portsmouth by night. If you’re visiting in the evening, keep an eye out for some very special lighting.
Also, don’t forget to catch the magnificent Red Arrows flypast on the 5th and 8th June from the panoramic viewing decks, 100m in the sky.
Portsmouth will be the focal point of the UK commemorations for D-Day 75. There will be a host of events taking place from 5 to 9 June, including the UK’s national event on 5 June.
Join the New Theatre Royal for a very special celebratory evening! Celebrating the sailors, marines, soldiers, airmen and diverse communities of people who’s breath-taking bravery and ingenuity contributed to the D-Day campaign, paving the way for the liberation of Europe 75 years ago.
In June 1944, Portsmouth residents said they “knew something was happening”, but weren’t sure exactly what. All they saw were lines of troops walking through the city – for what we now know was their departure to Normandy. On 6 June 2019, Portsmouth residents can feel what their predecessors felt with this re-enactors march through the city.
St Mary’s Church hosts a concert to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, with a visiting choir from Caen called Veni, Vidi Canto. The evening’s entertainment will also feature: The St Mary’s Church Choir, The Fine Voice Academy, Miss Becki Short – 40s performer (and her entourage including the Oasis Community Choir), and The Haven Community Choir. Refreshments will be on sale.