Kings Theatre Southsea seek dog for La Bohème opera

The Kings Theatre are seeking a talented dog to steal the spotlight in their romantic opera La Bohème, hitting the stage from Sunday 26th February. Award-winning opera director and producer Ellen Kent said: “People say: ‘never work with children or animals’, but I love to do both! “The first time …

Dockyard Blitz painting exhibited in Portsmouth for the first time

Art institution Tate have loaned Night Raid on Portsmouth Docks 1941, a painting by Richard Eurich, to Portsmouth City Museum, putting it on display locally for the first time. The Ministry of Information — the wartime government department perhaps best known for their iconic Keep Calm and Carry On poster …

Portsmouth Evolve Symposium addresses disabilities in the arts

Aspex Gallery, the New Theatre Royal, and the Portsmouth Cultural Trust are launching the Evolve Symposium, a day-long event providing opportunities for artists and audiences with disabilities. Throughout a one-year pilot project, funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, the three local cultural organisations have been developing artistic opportunities, exhibitions, workshops, …

Team Locals’ Monthly Photography Competition: January

Throughout this year, we’re running a photography competition every month, gifting local photographers prizes from Portsmouth and Southsea businesses as a way of saying thank-you for the passion they have in capturing the beauty of our city. We’ll start each month by picking a theme to inspire photographers to get …

See The Woman in Black and witness New Theatre Royal’s ghosts

Portsmouth’s New Theatre Royal celebrate the arrival of West-End production The Woman in Black with a number of guided ghost walks in March. The haunted theatre tours will be led by the charming Victorian ghost expert Professor Frederick, following the gripping and terrifying performances of The Woman in Black on …

Charlotte Bradley takes up artist residency at Aspex Gallery

For their first Platform Alumni residency, Aspex Gallery in Gunwharf Quays are welcoming Charlotte Bradley, a recent Fine Art Graduate of the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham. Charlotte will be located in Aspex’s studio space, a facility for researching ideas, experimentation, and production of work. In late 2016, …

After 30 years, Sandra Smith leaves The Kings Theatre

Sandra Smith, who has been the mainstay of the Kings Theatre Portsmouth for the past 30 years, is retiring, but continuing her involvement with the Edwardian playhouse in a new role as the theatre’s first ever Ambassador. It was with the Hayling Operatic Society in July 1984 that Sandra first came …

‘Flourish’ celebrates 10 years of Aspex Gallery at the Vulcan Building

Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth, national gallery education association Engage, and The Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award (ARMA) have unveiled Flourish, a new artwork by Alison Carlier. Flourish was unveiled at a celebration event on Thursday 1st December, marking Aspex’s tenth year in the historic Vulcan Building …

13 films to see at No. 6 Cinema this December

A successful year of screenings draws to a close at Portsmouth’s only independent filmhouse, No. 6 Cinema, and their December schedule continues to honour their signature mix of the latest blockbuster releases and renowned cult classics, all showing on the biggest screen on the south coast! Here are the films coming …

Play Dead Gallery and Studio welcomes Midge

Play Dead Gallery and Studio throws wide it’s doors to welcome the community to an exclusive debut solo collection, titled Nothing Is Lost, by renowned Southsea artist, Midge. The opening night is on Saturday 12th November at 7:00pm, with limited edition piece going up for sale that evening. With influences …