Emergency 2017 call for artists launches at Aspex Portsmouth

Aspex Gallery Portsmouth are seeking artists working in all media for their open submission exhibition, EMERGENCY. This is an international opportunity, seeking applications from anyone who considers themselves to be an emerging artist. A maximum of ten artists will be selected for a group show, which will open in December 2017.

New Theatre Royal Portsmouth receive £1million grant

New Theatre Royal Portsmouth are receiving a grant of nearly £1million from Arts Council England, making the playhouse a key National Portfolio Organisation for arts investment in the south of England. Paid over four years, the investment will allow the Portsmouth venue to further develop its work, focusing on four …

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Exbury Egg comes to Gunwharf Quays and Aspex Gallery

Stephen Turner, the artist who created the Exbury Egg, a wooden egg-shaped sculpture in which he lived and worked for over a year during 2013 and 2014, continues his odyssey across southern England with a new exhibition and residency programme, Everything Comes from the Egg, in Gunwharf Quays …

Mary Rose Museum nominated for multiple awards

The Mary Rose Museum, one of the UK’s foremost historical destinations dedicated to one of the greatest discoveries in recent history, has been nominated for multiple awards in recognition of its place as one of the leading museums in the UK. The Museum, based in the iconic Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, …

Glenn Miller Orchestra swing into New Theatre Royal Portsmouth

The Glenn Miller Orchestra, led by Ray McVay and featuring the Swing Time Jivers, will appear at the New Theatre Royal Portsmouth on Sunday 23rd April. Back in the late ‘30s to early ‘40s, Glenn Miller and his orchestra packed the dance halls in the US. The band enjoyed a string of …

New Theatre Royal Portsmouth produce first Christmas show since relaunch

The New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth are set to produce their first in-house Christmas show since reopening in 2015, with a new adaptation of the classic romantic fable Beauty and the Beast! This brand-new Christmas spectacular will run from the 14th to the 31st December and, after the success of …

Portsmouth Festivities unveil ‘Play’ theme for 2017 programme

Portsmouth Festivities announced their 2017 events programme and theme through a launch evening at The Square Tower in Old Portsmouth on Thursday 16th March. This year’s schedule comprises over 100 dazzling and diverse events taking place across the city from Friday 16th to Sunday 25th June, including features by internationally-acclaimed artists, …