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Aug
2
2018

Portsmouth Guildhall seeks final £20k for its Studio Development Project

Portsmouth Guildhall has announced that it is seeking the final £20,000 for its Studio Campaign in order to reach its overall target of £130,000. This is the first phase in the Guildhall’s £15 million Renaissance Development Project, an ambitious programme of restoration and improvement which will ensure that the Guildhall can continue to thrive for the next 130 years and be a venue of which the city is proud.

Jul
31
2018

Blog: An Evening with Spike Edney, keyboardist for Queen

On 20th May 2018 Portsmouth Guildhall was delighted to play host to a special dinner with Queen legend Spike Edney, raising funds for the new Guildhall Studio venue. In this write-up Portsmouth Cultural Trust CEO Andy Grays details the succesful evening.

Jul
18
2018

Portsmouth Cultural Trust wins National Lottery Support

Today, Portsmouth Cultural Trust, the organisation responsible for the management of Portsmouth Guildhall, has received a National Lottery grant of £59,000 for an exciting heritage project, Discovering the Guildhall. 

Jun
29
2018

THE ULTIMATE RETRO AND BOARD GAMING FESTIVAL COMES TO PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL THIS SUMMER!

Gamers! Prepare to get your geek on as the ultimate in Retro and Board Gaming fun comes to Portsmouth on Saturday 18th August in a new event, Guildhall Games Fest!

Jun
18
2018

What's On Guide - Summer 2018

Our latest What's On Guide from Portsmouth Guildhall is now available to read online.

Jun
15
2018

Jimmy James inducted into the Guildhall Wall Of Fame

PORTSMOUTH’S ‘SMILING SHOWMAN’, JIMMY JAMES OF THE VAGABONDS, INDUCTED TO GUILDHALL’S WALL OF FAME

Jun
12
2018

Exhibition at Portsmouth Guildhall extended to celebrate 50th Anniversary of the Isle of Wight Festival

As this year’s Isle of Wight Festival approaches, Portsmouth Guildhall has announced that its temporary ‘IOW Festival Exhibition 1968, 1969, 1970’ will remain open and free of charge to visitors (with a suggested donation of £1 per person) until the end of September 2018.

Jun
6
2018

Portsmouth Guildhall Launches New Relaxed Dining at The Square Kitchen

Portsmouth Guildhall has opened the doors to its newly refurbed, contemporary and casual eatery, The Square Kitchen.

Jun
5
2018

Applications for Small Grants invited by Hornpipe Theatre Company Fund for Arts & Culture Projects in Schools

Do you have an idea for an Arts & Culture project to engage schools in the local area? Portsmouth Cultural Trust, the stewards for the charitable affairs of the Hornpipe Theatre Company and the operators of the Guildhall, are delighted to announce that applications are now open to its Hornpipe Theatre Company Small Grants Fund.

Mar
28
2018

Portsmouth Comic Con Calls on Kids in their hunt for a Superhero!

In the lead up to what is set to be the largest event of its kind in the South, Portsmouth Comic Con – International Festival of Comics has launched its hunt for a superhero through Portsmouth schools and libraries.

Mar
22
2018

VICTORIOUS 2018 ANNOUNCES MORE ACTS

Brian Wilson, Sleaford Mods + The Cribs

With The Prodigy, Paul Weller, The Libertines and The Kaiser Chiefs already headlining its best line-up to date, Victorious Festival (24-26 August ‘18), the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival, has revealed a new wave of incredible artists including Brian Wilson, Sleaford Mods and The Cribs.

Mar
14
2018

Portsmouth Guildhall shortlisted for national Creative & Cultural Skills accolade

Portsmouth Guildhall is delighted that the work of its Learning & Participation Manager, Hayley Reay has been recognised in a shortlist for a Creative & Cultural Skills Award 2018.

Mar
7
2018

Grammy-Winning Composer, Singer and Pianist, Joe Jackson, Inducted to Guildhall's Wall of Fame

Portsmouth Guildhall is delighted to announce that another of the city’s most successful musicians, Joe Jackson, was today inducted to their Wall of Fame in recognition of his contribution to the music industry.

Feb
7
2018

Victorious Festival Announces 2018 Headliners

Victorious (24-26 August ‘18), the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival is proud to announce its huge Saturday and Sunday headliners, electronic pioneers The Prodigy (Sunday) and rock legend Paul Weller (Saturday).

Jan
31
2018

What's On Guide - Spring 2018

Our latest What's On Guide from Portsmouth Guildhall is now available to read online.

Jan
29
2018

Portsmouth Guildhall offers advice and support to young people considering career opportunities in the creative economy at its most successful Creative Choices Day yet

Over 80 pupils from schools across the region attended Portsmouth Guildhall’s fourth Creative Choices Day, a day of workshops to inform young people about the range of careers available in the Creative economy, the UK’s fastest growing sector.

Jan
17
2018

Portsmouth Comic Con - International Festival of Comics Welcomes Supervising Art Director from Star Wars and Gosport Steampunk Society!

With the news that Star Wars: The Last Jedi was the biggest film at the UK and Irish box office in 2017, Portsmouth’s newest Comic Con is delighted to announce that ILM London’s supervising art director Kevin Jenkins will be attending what is set to be the largest Comic Con of its kind coming to the South this May. Jenkins is the only art director to have worked across all of the latest Star Wars sequels.

Dec
20
2017

Entertainment Zones and International Guest Announced for Portsmouth Comic Con - International Festival of Comics

In what is set to be the largest event of its kind in the South, Portsmouth Comic Con – International Festival of Comics, has today announced details of a range of entertainment zones that will feature alongside the stellar line up of comic artists and writers, which is garnering huge interest amongst comic fans and the industry alike.

Dec
14
2017

One of Portsmouth's Finest Musicians, Paul Jones, Inducted to Guildhall's Wall of Fame

Portsmouth Guildhall is delighted to announce that Paul Jones, one of the finest musicians to have originated from the city with a music career spanning over 50 years, was today inducted to their Wall of Fame in recognition of his contribution to music. 

Dec
6
2017

Portsmouth Guildhall launches first phase of Renaissance Development

Portsmouth Guildhall today launches the first phase of an ambitious programme of restoration and development so it can continue to thrive for the next 130 years and be a venue of which the city can be proud.

Oct
20
2017

Portsmouth Guildhall takes to the road with Creative Careers Roadshow for schools!

This week over 200 young people were visited in their schools by the Learning & Participation team of Portsmouth Guildhall, where they participated in an interactive presentation about the Cultural Sector and the wide range of career choices available to them within it.

Sep
28
2017

What's On Programme: Autumn - Spring 2017

The latest What's On programme for Portsmouth Guildhall is now available to read online.

Sep
15
2017

International Comic Con comes to Portsmouth in 2018!

The best in comic book, TV, film and pop culture entertainment comes to Portsmouth on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May 2018 as Portsmouth Comic Con, International Festival of Comics hits the South Coast!  

Sep
1
2017

ALL STAR LINE UP FOR NEW ‘BIG MOUTH COMEDY FESTIVAL’ AT PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL!

Get set for a lip smacking treat as The Big Mouth Comedy Festival lands at Portsmouth Guildhall on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th March 2018 with a line up guaranteed to have you rolling in the aisles including Russell Kane, Andy Parsons, Seann Walsh and Paul Zerdin.

Aug
10
2017

AN AMAZING AUTUMN OF SHOWS COMES TO PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL!

Don’t miss what is set to be one of the busiest seasons ever at Portsmouth Guildhall as a host of top quality stars and shows come to the city this Autumn!

Aug
7
2017

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL’S POPULAR ‘GET INTO MUSIC: CONNECT’ WORK SHADOW PROGRAMME

Each year Portsmouth Guildhall offers 10 young people in the region, aged between 16 and 24, who are serious about developing careers offstage in the music industry, the chance to work alongside its Technical team on real stage events. 

Aug
4
2017

Portsmouth Guildhall 'Opens Up' for Heritage Open Days

As part of this year’s Heritage Open Days, Portsmouth Guildhall will be opening its doors with a number of unique opportunities for people to go behind the scenes, see areas that are not normally accessible and learn more about out the city’s iconic building and music scene.

Jul
12
2017

Portsmouth Guildhall tops over ¼ million visitors a year

Portsmouth Guildhall is delighted to report that it has enjoyed its most successful year on record with an increase of 17,000 people using the venue in 2016/17.

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