Art and Exhibitions Events

Democracy Street

Saturday 30 July 2016 - Thursday 25 August 2016
Cafe Guildhall, FREE

PLEASE CALL BEFORE YOU VISIT OUR EXHIBITIONS AS OPENING TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Aspex Guildhall are delighted to present ‘Democracy Street’, an ambitious work created by local artist Jon Adams. ‘Democracy Street’ comprises of a collection of posters created to celebrate the UK’s democratic heritage. The work is currently on display within Portsmouth Guildhall’s café space.


Saturday 30 July 2016 - Thursday 29 September 2016
Freda Swain Business Lounge, FREE.

2016 marks the presentation of the second Guildhall Graduate Award, an initiative where a graduating student from the Cultural and Creative Industries Faculty, exhibiting in the Graduate Show at the University of Portsmouth, is selected by representatives of the University and Aspex and their work is exhibited in the Guildhall throughout that summer.

Spike Edney: From Landport to Live Aid

Saturday 30 July 2016 - Wednesday 31 August 2016
The Portsmouth Music Experience Gallery, FREE.

Please note that The Portsmouth Music Experience will be closed on the following days:  Wednesday 6th April, Saturday 16th April, Saturday 23rd April, Friday 29th April and Saturday 30th April.  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.

Guildhall: A Moment in Time

Saturday 30 July 2016 - Tuesday 09 August 2016
Portsmouth Room, FREE.

PLEASE CALL BEFORE YOU VISIT OUR EXHIBITIONS AS OPENING TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE 02393 870200. 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

Saturday 30 July 2016 - Friday 30 September 2016
Ground Floor Exhibition, FREE.

PLEASE CALL BEFORE YOU VISIT OUR EXHIBITIONS AS OPENING TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE 02393 870200. 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.

Clocktower Classics Motor Show

Sunday 21 August 2016 Free Entry + Music. Guildhall Square.

Portsmouth Scene Promotions and Portsmouth Cultural Trust invite you to enjoy the free Clocktower Classics Motor Show, now in its second year!

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