Saturday, 8 December 2012

Event: Christmas Party

It’s starting to get cold which means one thing, winter is coming and so is Christmas. So to celebrate your lovely YPA has decided to take you all out for dinner at no other than Rosie's Vineyard. With our own private area everyone got cracking on the terrible jokes and showing off there Christmas jumpers. Thanks everyone for attending and making it a magical evening!

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Joint Event: Christmas Party

Brave YPA astronauts dressed as their favorite Celestial body, Spacecraft, Alien or Space Adventurer went along to the Space Thames and climbed aboard the Space Boat for a trip up and down the twisty Space lanes of the Thames. After finishing the food rations, there was only one thing to do, cracking out the medical alcohol.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Event: 007 Skyfall

When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes), the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows - aided only by field agent, Eve (Naomie Harris) - following a trail to the mysterious Silva (Javier Bardem), whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Joint Event: Monopoly Bar Crawl

Saddling up for a rootin’ tootin’ good time as the YPA travels to the best watering holes in the Wild West. Dressed to impress,  as cowboys and Indians drinking at every square on the Monopoly board. 22 pubs in total! At least a half pint in every one. Anyone not willing to drink in a pub or follow the rules of the west takes a Chance card and performs the forfeit/challenge!

Not everyone made it to the last pub, but everyone at least did made it home.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Event: New Members Dinner

YPA members turned out strong to welcome the new members to the association at one of our favorites   the Lord Palmerston. Everyone crowded round for a cheeky curry night. Once again a big warm welcome to all our new members and hope that you enjoy our upcoming events.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Notice: AGM 2012

We are pleased to announce the Portsmouth YPA has elected its new committee for 2012-2013 details of the committee can be found on the Committee page.

We had a great turn out at the AGM with 27 members attending who all enjoyed a free lunch and drinks at the Broad Oak!

Finally thank you to the members of the old committee for their help and support over the last year, so here is to another year of fun, games and many many meal outs!

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Event: Go Ape

On the best Saturday of September a group of us set off into the wild for an afternoon where we encountered tree-top high wires crossings, wind-in-your-face zip wires and heart pounding Tarzana swings! We had laughs all the way round and everyone managed to take the extreme routes and survive!

 Thanks to Julian for the fantastic photos!

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Joint Event: Thorpe Park

On Saturday 15th September a large group of adrenaline junkies from Stevenage and Portsmouth headed to Thorpe Park in Surrey for a day of excitement! After arriving and picking up 96 fast track passes to four ‘coasters (the girl at the counter thought I was having her on at first!) we set off to try out the brand new Swarm rollercoaster. Following the thrill of this “winged” ride, we also jumped the queues for the classic Nemesis Inferno, ridiculously fast Stealth (80mph in 2.3 seconds!) and the terrifying Saw. The fast track passes really made the difference as the queues were anything from an hour to an hour and a half without them; it just felt wrong to have to queue after we’d used them up! Other rides sampled included getting drenched on a Tidal Wave, going loopy for Colossus and even a go on the infamous teacups for some! With a turnout of 24 people, a fantastic day was had by all, finished off with a couple of drinks and a pub meal back in London afterwards.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Event: Planetarium 'Patterns'

The second planetarium trip of year and just as amazing as the first. Again everyone got to wonder round the INTECH Planetarium displays and see the truly inspiring ‘Flight Through the Universe’ show but the best event of the night was the lecture on the Patterns of Juggling. This involved a mathematician who explained the art of juggling though mathematical patterns and also got to show off his brilliant juggling skills (5 balls + tricks)! Was another great night at the Planetarium.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Event: Cinema Trip - "The Watch"

The Watch stars Ben StillerVince VaughnJonah Hill, and Richard Ayoade. The film follows Evan (Stiller), Bob (Vaughn), Franklin (Hill), and Jamarcus (Ayoade), a group of neighbors who form a suburban neighborhood watch group. When they uncover an alien plot that threatens the world, they are forced into action.

Thanks to all the YPA member that attend this event, and shared in the almost continuous laughter!

Friday, 27 July 2012

Notice: Bournemouth Beach Party

Due to a large number of cancellations and a general lack of interest from both associations this event has been cancelled. Sorry for the short notice any inconvenience this may of caused. If you have any questions please contact a member of the committee, who would be happy to help.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Joint Event: Farnborough Air Show

Farnborough International Air Show - a chance for companies to show of what they have to offer, this year was no different! With some rather interesting flying displays from the aircraft seeing a mixture of their good and poor weather condition displays. Rather interesting to see just what an A380 can really do!

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Friday, 22 June 2012

Event: 007 Murder Mystery Dinner

MI17's elite espionage experts plan an uneasy truce with the Russians, but someone is plotting to spoil the party at the Groundlings Theatre. Despicable villains, sexy Bond Girls and plenty of laughs in an evening of entertainment in which the YPA decide whodunnit. Two teams of the YPA had to look for clues, work out puzzles and not get fooled by the red herrings to work out who killed  James Bond, the Russian ambassador and more importantly why?

Both's teams were not far off, but indeed it was Odd-Bod a lonely ex-villain turned servant who just wanted to be loved. 

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Joint Event: Paintballing

This years paintball joint event between Portsmouth, Stevenage and SSTL was held at Holmbush Paintball down in Crawley. It was an early start on the Saturday morning but we had a good turn out of about 35 people. The main teams were Portsmouth verses Stevenage with SSTL splitting up to balance out the 2 teams.

The Stevenage team got off to a great start allowing them to secure victory in the first game. Sadly this trend dominated thought out the rest of the day granting Stevenage the overall winners with a scored of 74 to Portsmouth's -6. There were a lot of good shots though out the day and some lovely souvenirs bruises to go along with them. Over it was a great day out where everybody managed to make it home alive. Bring on next years paintballing! Portsmouth will have its revenge!

Friday, 4 May 2012

Event: Planetarium 'Robotics' Show

A fantastic “Robotics” themed night at the INTECH Planetarium, with a great turn out from the YPA. With the night starting with two shows “Flight Through the Universe” and “We are Astronomers” that gave amazing views and a full on experience of the universe and how small we really are. It was all too much for one guy who fell asleep, snoring loudly; luckily it wasn’t one of our members. As well as learning about space we got to see some pretty cool robots and in some cases the fools let us have a go. From animatronics, to remote control and fully automatic there was a robot for all.

Thank you -  Ashley, Ben, Chloe, Francis, Henery, Julian, Natalie, Nick, Omar, Raida and Steve for attending the event!

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Event: Bowling

Thank you to everyone for coming along to the PYPA Bowling Tournament at Bowplex Gunwharf Quays. It was a lot of fun! The winner of the YPA Trophy and Bowlplex Highest Score was Nick, and winner of the Bowlplex Wooden Spoon was Faye. Congratulations to both! We hope that you all will be able to join us next year to continue the success of the PYPA Bowling Tournament.

Thank you -  Alex, Ashley, Chloe, Claire, Craig, David, Faye, Henery, Joe H, Joe B, Natalie, Nick and Tim for attending the event!