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Guildhall: A Moment in Time

Thursday 11 February 2016 - Tuesday 09 August 2016
Portsmouth Room, FREE.

The Portsmouth Room will host a selection of archive images of the Guildhall from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Reproduced from the collections of Portsmouth Museum', highlights include the moment the Guildhall's foundation stone was laid and a visit from the future Edward VIII. We also reveal the interior of the building decorated for grand banquets and vast crowds gathering for parades and other major events.

BSO: The Orchestra for the 21st Century Exhibition

Thursday 11 February 2016 - Friday 30 September 2016
Ground Floor Exhibition, FREE.

London-based photographer Eric Richmond has worked with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra annually as part of their rebrand for the past three years. This new look which integrates the photos into the main season brochure and other publicity materials, focuses on the musicians of the BSO who are much loved by their audiences across the South and South West of England.

Footsteps To The Square

Thursday 11 February 2016 - Monday 07 March 2016
Freda Swain Business Lounge, FREE.

An exhibition of fine art photography by Ailsa Brims, exploring the walk between Portsmouth Guildhall and Eldon Building in Winston Churchill Avenue.

Rock Shots Exhibition

Thursday 11 February 2016 - Saturday 30 April 2016
FREE. Access all Areas: The Portsmouth Music Experience Gallery

Exhibiting 50 years of music photography in Portsmouth.

Spike Edney: From Landport to Live Aid

Thursday 11 February 2016 - Tuesday 31 May 2016
The Portsmouth Music Experience Gallery, FREE.

Originally from Portsmouth, Spike Edney’s early love of music swiftly became a successful career. This exhibition charts his progress from his first band in the 1960s, to his work with The Boomtown Rats, Duran Duran; his 30 year association with Queen, plus the launch of his all-star band, The SAS Band and more.

Wyman Babbage

Thursday 11 February 2016 - Saturday 13 February 2016
FREE, Aspex+Guildhall Gallery (Basement)

Aspex Guildhall is delighted to present a selection of works by Wyman Babbage,who is currently studying BA (Hons) Illustration at the University of Portsmouth. Theexhibition has been curated by Aspex’s interns Ollie Tubb and Kia Charalampous.

Ian Shaw in the Live Lounge

Thursday 11 February 2016 7pm dinner, 8pm show. Tickets £13 standard or £23 with dinner including booking fee.

Distinctive, creative and original, Ian Shaw is widely regarded to be one of the greatest male jazz vocalists in the world. This show at the Guildhall sees Ian solo at the piano in an intimate performance which will include old favourites as well as songs from the new recording.

PMN Wedding Fayre - February 2016

Sunday 14 February 2016 11.00am. £2, Children free

The centre of Portsmouth is the location for one of the largest PMN Wedding Fayres with in excess of 70 of the best local wedding suppliers, all ready to help you with your wedding day requirements.

Piatti Quartet

Monday 15 February 2016 £16, £14 concession including booking fee: book all six concerts and get a 20% discount. 7.30pm

Prizewinners at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, the Piatti Quartet is amongst the UK’s foremost young ensembles with a host of awards and critically-acclaimed recordings to its name. They have performed in all the major venues around the country, including a live BBC Radio 3 broadcast from the Wigmore Hall. The Quartet has also appeared in Italy, Australia, Spain, Austria, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Germany and Holland, with national broadcasts on ABC (Australia) and RTE (Ireland) radio.

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Tuesday 16 February 2016 Venue Open 6pm (cafe and bar), Auditorium doors 7pm. Tickets £24.75, plus a number of higher priced golden tickets available at £35.75 incl. booking fee

The Ultimate Tribute To One Of Rock and Roll’s Most Remarkable Groups.

Revolution Pro Wrestling

Wednesday 17 February 2016 Ringside £22, £13.20, concessions £11.25 including booking fee, Venue Open 6pm (cafe and bar), Auditorium doors 7pm.

Revolution Pro Wrestling returns to Portsmouth Guildhall on Wednesday February 17th and we are bringing CARLITO with us! That's right the former WWE Intercontinental, Tag Team & United States Champion will be in action & can't wait to meet the great fans of Portsmouth. As the man himself would say... 'now that's cool!' 

Judie Tzuke in the Live Lounge

Thursday 18 February 2016 7pm dinner, 8pm show. £20 ticket or £34 with dinner including booking fee.

Judie is back on the road for a special gig; she will be performing acoustically at the wonderful Portsmouth Guildhall on Thursday 18th February 2016.

Runrig

Friday 19 February 2016 £30.80 including booking fee

After a touring absence of 18 months, RUNRIG are ready to take to the road again to celebrate the release of their 14th studio album, The Story.

Dance-a-thon 2016

Saturday 20 February 2016 6pm - Midnight. £10 Entry.

Get ready to strut your stuff on the dance floor, bust some moves and boogie the night away with our fabulous Dance-a-thon event!

The Classic Rock Show

Tuesday 23 February 2016 £35.75, £24.75 incl. booking fee*, group offer applies. Tuesday 16 February 2016. Venue Open 6pm (cafe and bar), Auditorium doors 7pm.

For 2016 Classic Rock Show will focus on a new batch of rock gems best known for their irresistible hooks, instantly recognisable songs that have earned a golden status in the history of classic rock music. A virtuoso band of the finest musicians on the planet will take you on a two and a half hour foot-stomping ride featuring the music of The Who, Led Zeppelin, ELO, Bruce Springsteen, ZZ Top, Van Halen, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, Queen, & much, much more!

BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - FANTASTIC BERLIOZ

Thursday 25 February 2016 £14.75 - £29.50 (incl. booking fees). Venue Open 6pm (cafe and bar), Auditorium doors 7pm.

Alexander Vedernikov conducts one of the groundbreaking pieces of classical music: Berlioz’ colourful, bold, surprising Symphonie Fantastique. He is also joined by Yevgeny Sudbin for Scriabin’s equally exciting, hugely passionate Piano Concerto.

Twenty One Pilots

Monday 29 February 2016 Doors 7pm. Tickets £18.15 incl.BF*

Twenty One Pilots, one of the most buzzed about bands in the world, have today announced their biggest UK headline tour to date.

Swan Lake - The Russian State Ballet and Orchestra of Siberia

Monday 07 March 2016 £25.00 - £35 incl.BF*. Children U16 half priced. Venue Open 6pm (cafe and bar), Auditorium doors 7pm, Show start time 7:30pm. Group offer available

Formed in 1981, the Russian State Ballet of Siberia has quickly established itself as one of Russia’s leading ballet companies and has built an international reputation for delivering performances of outstanding quality and unusual depth. The soloists and corps de ballet are superb, and never fail to delight audiences with their breathtaking physical ability and dazzling costumes.

Sleeping Beauty - The Russian State Ballet and Orchestra of Siberia

Tuesday 08 March 2016 £25.00 - £35 incl.BF*. Children U16 half priced. Venue Open 6pm (cafe and bar), Auditorium doors 7pm, Show start time 7:30pm.

Formed in 1981, the Russian State Ballet of Siberia has quickly established itself as one of Russia’s leading ballet companies and has built an international reputation for delivering performances of outstanding quality and unusual depth. The soloists and corps de ballet are superb, and never fail to delight audiences with their breathtaking physical ability and dazzling costumes.

Soundsational

Wednesday 09 March 2016 6.30pm, £6*

Young people from schools and colleges from across Portsmouth will come together for a spectacular night of music and entertainment when Soundsational returns to the Guildhall in Portsmouth.

Integrating the Arts into SEN/D settings conference

Thursday 10 March 2016 £20- A conference aimed at engaging young people in accessible arts, for those working/ looking to work in SEN/D settings

This event is suitable for those working within SEN/D settings, including schools, hospitals, hospices etc. and also for practitioners looking to develop their work with SEN/D groups. Includes Lunch and Refreshments.

BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - MAGIC TALES

Friday 11 March 2016 £14.75 - £29.50 (incl. booking fees). Venue Open 6pm (cafe and bar), Auditorium doors 7pm.

One of the most colourful pieces of classical music, Rimsky-Korsakov’s depiction of 1001 Nights is the main piece in this concert. Scheherazade consists of snapshots of a world of magic and adventure, and many of its melodies have become instantly recognisable.

STORMZY with very special guests

Saturday 12 March 2016 £11-£22,9pm, Strictly over 18s

Grime and rap artist, Stormzy, has recently won Best Grime Act at the 2014 MOBO Awards and was named as an artist to look out for in BBC's Influential Sound of 2015 list. Now he is here at Portsmouth Guildhall!

Ansvar Insurance Presents 2016 Be Your Best Rock Challenge - Heats

Monday 14 March 2016 - Saturday 19 March 2016
Tickets £14 including booking fee.

The spectacular nationwide performing arts competitions Rock Challenge® and J Rock™ return to Portsmouth for another spellbinding year.

Songscape

Monday 21 March 2016 6.30pm, £7 including booking fee

Hundreds of children from across Portsmouth will bring their own particular brand of magic to the Guildhall when they perform the world premiere of Portsmouth Music Hub's new production Songscape.

James Martin - Plates, Mates and Automobiles

Wednesday 23 March 2016 £33 (incl. booking fees). Venue Open 6pm (cafe and bar), Auditorium doors 7pm.

James Martin made a great impact with his television debut in November ‘96 and has rarely been off screen since. Currently he is presenter of BBC1's hugely successful Saturday Kitchen; regularly attracting viewers in excess of 3.5 million. He was a regular face on Ready Steady Cook (BBC2), has hosted many series for UKTV, and in 2006 reached the semi-finals of Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1). In March James will be bringing his show to the Portsmouth Guildhall.

Chase and Status DJ set plus special guests

Saturday 26 March 2016 £15.50 / £22 including booking fee. 9pm - 2am. Strictly 18 and over.

Chase and Status DJ set supported by Rude Kid x BITR8 & K1R3Y

EVOLVE: Family Workshop

Saturday 02 April 2016 FREE // The Evolve Family workshops are specialist creative sessions for children with autism and SEN and their families.

The Evolve Family workshops are specialist creative sessions for children with autism and SEN and their families. The sessions are led by practising artists and supported by an occupational therapist. Sessions for children with autism run from 11am-12.30pm and for children with SEN from 1.30-3pm.

Hello Kitty Live CANCELLED

Saturday 02 April 2016 Doors 2pm Tickets: £17.60 / £27.50 incl BF*

Sadly, due to circumstances beyond our control we are announcing the cancellation of the Hello Kitty Live tour. All ticket holders can receive refunds from the point of purchase, and we hope to be able to announce new dates for Hello Kitty Live in the future.

Barb Jungr in the Live Lounge

Tuesday 05 April 2016 7pm dinner, 8pm show. Tickets £14 standard or £24 with dinner including booking fee.

Barb Jungr, one of the finest interpreters of popular song, is teaming up with renowned American jazz piano virtuoso, Laurence Hobgood for Shelter From The Storm – a brand new one-off UK tour taking place from 16th – 24th March 2016. Featuring original music as well as beautiful arrangements of classic tracks, Barb Jungr has created a show that is as meaningful as it is thought provoking, carrying with it a message of peace and hope.

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