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Dec
14
2018

Applications to Hornpipe Theatre's Small Grants Fund Now Invited for Arts & Cultural Projects in Schools

Do you have an idea for an Arts & Culture project to engage schools in the PO 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.

Nov
8
2018

Volunteers sought for engaging Heritage Lottery funded project that brings to life the memories and historic events that surround Portsmouth Guildhall

Earlier this year, Portsmouth Cultural Trust, the organisation responsible for the management of Portsmouth Guildhall, announced receipt of a £59,000 National Lottery grant for an exciting heritage project, Discovering the Guildhall. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project will engage the public to share their memories of the Guildhall and the historic events which surround it, with the project culminating in the production of a digital archive, two short documentary films and a major exhibition.

Oct
9
2018

Portsmouth Guildhall announces Victorious Festival as a major Supporter of the new Guildhall Studio

Portsmouth Guildhall is delighted to announce that Victorious Festival has come on board as a major partner supporting the development of the new Guildhall Studio space and its Emerging Creatives programme to nurture developing bands and artists throughout the region.

Oct
2
2018

Applications to Hornpipe Theatre’s Small Grants Fund Now Invited for Arts & Cultural Projects in Schools

Do you have an idea for an Arts & Culture project to engage schools in the PO 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.

Sep
13
2018

Dance the night away and support the Renaissance of Portsmouth Guildhall at their Black & White Ball fundraiser!

Don your Black Tie and Ball Gowns for a glamorous evening of food, drink, dance and entertainment at Portsmouth Guildhall’s Black and White Ball on Friday 19th October, from 7pm until late.

Sep
12
2018

Milton Jones and Jo Caulfield First Names Announced for the Return of The Big Mouth Comedy Festival!

Following its successful introduction earlier this year, Portsmouth Guildhall’s Big Mouth Comedy Festival is set to return in March 2019 with absurdist genius; Milton Jones and one of the finest female comics at work; Jo Caulfield, the first names to be announced in what is set to be a fine four days of folly, frivolity and tomfoolery guaranteed!

Sep
3
2018

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 this Autumn as a host of top acts take to the stage of the South Coast’s premier concert venue and a new Studio space is launched!

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.

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