‘Celebrating Portishead Open Air Pool’ – a full illustrated history by John Birkinshaw

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‘Celebrating Portishead Open Air Pool’ – a full illustrated history by John Birkinshaw

Celebrating Portishead Open Air Pool, a fully illustrated history by John Birkinshaw of Portishead Pool Community Trust, will be published on Friday 23 November by Clevedon Community Press, the Publishing Press of Clevedon Community Bookshop Co-operative. Its retail price is £9.95. This third publication from Clevedon Community Press charts the history of the open air pool from when the suggestion that it should be built was first mooted in 1924 through to its opening by Portishead Urban District Council in 1962,...

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Christmas Heated Swim and other Events

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Christmas Heated Swim and other Events

With the extended heated season ending on 31 October, we are busy planning some exciting events over the winter including the chance of a Christmas heated swim! Christmas Heated Swim: Looking for ideas for a family outing to keep the kids occupied while they are waiting for Santa?  A fun and healthy activity to burn off the extra calories?  And something to do when all the pressies have been unwrapped? For the first time in the 56 year history of the seafront lido the boilers will be turned on in mid-December so...

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‘Dog Day Afternoon’ at the Pool

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‘Dog Day Afternoon’ at the Pool

On Sunday 30 September we got together with Portishead RNLI for a special event allowing dogs and their human families to enjoy a heated swim together whilst learning how to keep them and their owners safe in and around water. Two hundred dogs and their owners turned up to enjoy a splash in 29C comfort and there was much hilarity and splashing about as some nervous pooches clung to their owners or sat on their shoulders, whilst others dived in with gay abandon and had to be coaxed out at the end of their session...

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Mamma Mia 2 at the Pool is a Sellout!

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Mamma Mia 2 at the Pool is a Sellout!

We are excited to announce our first ever open air cinema event on Friday 7 September with a special screening of this summer’s latest blockbuster Mamma Mia 2. In association with the Curzon Cinema and the Torch Theatre Sunset Cinema, the Pool terraces will provide the perfect location to watch the movie when the sun sets. Tickets were released on Friday 27 July and sold out in 48 hours, with the Curzon website struggling to cope with the high demand at times.  We expected the event to be popular, but we...

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Longest Day Swim – Friday 22 June 2018

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Longest Day Swim – Friday 22 June 2018

Would you  like to join our Pool Supporters Team for a sponsored swim at our Longest Day Swim event on Friday 22 June?  Our team swim slot is from 8am to 9.30am  but if you are unable to make this time, we will try to accommodate you on request between 12.30 pm and 4pm or from 6:00pm to 7.30pm.  The aim is to swim as many laps as you can in half an hour but it is not a race and you can swim at a pace which is comfortable for you. Also, this year we have some specialist swim tuition available from 1pm to 4pm,...

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7th Annual Inter Schools Gala 12 July 2018

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7th Annual Inter Schools Gala 12 July 2018

For the 7th year running all five Portishead Junior Schools entered teams from Years 3 to 6 in our Annual Inter Schools Gala  and competed in heats and finals to win the coveted Arthur Grannan Champions Cup. Despite the early morning rain, 250 children lined up to race in 88 races which concluded with the very popular Year Team Relay Races . All schools swam very competitive races with the competition being the closest it has been since the event began in 2012. But the undefeated champions for the 7th year...

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