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, …

Natural Imperfections at Aspex Gallery comprises homegrown artworks

Portsmouth artist Adrian Mundy brings his Natural Imperfections exhibition to Aspex Gallery from 15th June through 14th August 2016, coinciding with Portsmouth Festivities as part of their annual week-long programme of artistic and cultural events. Natural Imperfections comprises a series of two-dimensional and sculptural works based on handmade …

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Portsmouth Festivities unveil week-long 2016 programme of arts events

Pictured above from left to right: Ricky Tart, Erica Smith, Hugh Dennis, and James Priory Portsmouth Festivities, the city’s annual ten-day celebration of the arts, unveiled its 2016 programme and new branding during a launch event at Lakeside North Harbour. The programme features over 100 events in countless …

Gunwharf Quays celebrates 15th birthday

Picture: Paul Costen This week the designer shopping outlet will be celebrating 15 years of operation in Portsmouth, Hampshire with guests invited to share memories during the week of fun. Gunwharf Quays is preparing to give its guests a week to remember as it celebrates its birthday …

The Crafty Art of Set Design

Before the second performance of The Seafarers on Sunday 28th June, there’ll be a talk at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard about the art of designing and building a set to support a creative narrative. The talk, presented by Anna Jones, Set Designer for Curious Space Design Studio, and Lucy …
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Jun 2015
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The Seafarers | Portsmouth Festivities

One of the crown gems of 2015’s Portsmouth Festivities programme is The Seafarers, a unique open-air work of dance theatre inspired by Portsmouth’s incredible boatbuilding heritage. Stopgap Dance Company put on this performance, which celebrates the centuries Portsmouth spent at the forefront of the industry which empowers mankind …
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Jun 2015
20:00

FB Pocket Orchestra present a Tea Dance

Throw on your vintage threads and come to an authentic art deco tea dance, complete with acoustic music and a charming atmosphere, at Southsea Tennis Club on Clarence Esplanade on Saturday 27th June! With styles ranging from light classics to waltzes, tangos, foxtrots and, of course, the Charleston, this is …
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Jun 2015
14:30

Angelic Voices

The nationally-acclaimed St. John’s Chapel Choir has taken their enchanting concert to over 60 cities in 11 different countries. Their performance of Angelic Voices at St. John’s Cathedral on Friday 26th June promises to be a homecoming of perfect harmony. The concert runs from 7:30pm to 8:40pm and …
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Jun 2015
19:30

Choral Evensong with Adrian Batten

As part of the Portsmouth Festivities 2015 programme, Portsmouth Cathedral will house an evening of choir music by Adrian Batten from 6:00pm to 6:45pm on Friday 26th June. The choral evening is free to attend and no ticket is required. See all Portsmouth Festivities 2015 events » …
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Jun 2015
18:00

Amy Harman: Young Classical Musician

On Friday 26th June, young musician Amy Harman, the Principal Bassoon of the Philharmonia Orchestra, will be sharing her hilharmonicassion for the instrument through a performance at Portsmouth Grammar School’s Rotunda as part of the Portsmouth Festivities programme for 2015. Represented by the highly-regarded Young Classical Artist Trust, Amy …
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Jun 2015
13:00

Uluzuzulalia!

Portsmouth Festivities, our city’s annual week-long celebration of art and culture, have teamed up with the New Theatre Royal in Guildhall Walk for the interactive theatre performance Uluzuzulalia. Exploring communications, sound, and the anatomy of voice alongside visual cues, the interactive production combines technology with playful performance and live music to …
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Jun 2015
10:30

International Theatre Workshop and Performance

During the day on Friday 26th June, schoolchildren are invited to enjoy a practical workshop with Margaret Coldiron, exploring the traditional Balinese masks of Topéng dance-drama. Join Margaret and others for an evening performance in which all of the masks will have the chance to dance. The daytime workshop runs from …
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Jun 2015
09:00