Theatre at War
Jun
20
1:00 PM13:00

Theatre at War

100 years since the end of WWI, The Kings Theatre and Portsmouth Festivities 2018 invite you to celebrate this incredible era with a short performance piece by local actors The Lads of the Village, combining a talk from experienced archivists about the war and its effects on the local Portsmouth community, and theatre and life.

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The Futurist’s Kitchen
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

The Futurist’s Kitchen

Art and food — where does one end and the other begin? Inspired by the Italian Futurist Cookbook, which combined both in a revolutionary synthesis, Portsmouth Grammar School will create the Futurist’s Kitchen through a unique performance of sight, sound, and taste as part of the Portsmouth Festivities 2018 programme.

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No.6 Cinema - Jeune Femme (15, Subtiles)
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

No.6 Cinema - Jeune Femme (15, Subtiles)

Jeune Femme

No.6 Cinema, Portsmouth's only independent filmhouse, screens Jeune Femme. Starring Leatitia Dosch and Souleymane Seys Ndiaya (Subtitles).

"Broke, with nothing but her cat to her name and doors closing in her face, Paula is back in Paris after a long absence. As she meets different people along the way, there is one thing she knows for sure: she’s determined to make a new start - and she’ll do it with style and panache."

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Joanna Lumley at Portsmouth Guildhall
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Joanna Lumley at Portsmouth Guildhall

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The legendary Joanna Lumley will embark on her first ever live tour, IT’S ALL ABOUT ME, in autumn 2018. Joanna will take to the road for the 30-date tour on 6th October at Belfast's Waterfront Hall and then perform at major theatres in Ireland and across the UK.

Joanna will take audiences through her hilarious and interesting adventures from her incredible career spanning more than four decades, recounting some never heard before stories. She will also be joined on stage by friend and producer Clive Tulloh, who will put to Joanna questions from the audience that they’ve always wanted to ask, making the show a unique and hilarious night to remember.

On announcing It’s All About Me, Joanna said: “The thought of this tour next year, travelling across the British Isles and Ireland, has completely taken over my waking hours. It’s utterly thrilling to start planning the stories I can tell, and the rapture (and gratitude, to be fair) with which I shall greet the audiences. Nothing like this has come my way before, and I may have to be dragged off with a hook at the end of each show. Oh people! This is especially for you from me, with masses of love. I think it will be fabulous.”

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Festivities Opening Service
Jun
17
10:30 AM10:30

Festivities Opening Service

Join the celebration of the start of the 2018 Portsmouth Festivities programme in music and prayer. Portsmouth Cathedral’s Choir will sing Zoltan Kodaly’s Missa Brevis, first covertly performed in the basement of Budapest Concert Hall during the Second World War as an expression of defiance and free-will, tying into this year’s theme of ‘FREEDOM’.

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‘Custody’ at No. 6 Cinema
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

‘Custody’ at No. 6 Cinema

“Nothing here is black and white,” says a lawyer at the onset of this riveting French drama, a portrait of an acrimonious custody battle viewed from the perspective of the 12-year-old boy caught in the middle. Indeed, nothing is straightforward in Xavier Legrand’s compelling first feature, which has us alternately siding with and against its young hero’s parents, as they negotiate the aftermath of a painful marital breakdown.

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‘Lawrence of Arabia’ at No. 6 Cinema
May
26
6:00 PM18:00

‘Lawrence of Arabia’ at No. 6 Cinema

One of the screen's grandest epics, this monumental story recounts the true life experiences of T.E. Lawrence, better known to the world as Lawrence of Arabia. A young, idealistic British officer in WWI, Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) is assigned to the camp of Prince Feisal (Alec Guinness), an Arab tribal chieftain and leader in a revolt against the Turks. In a series of brilliant tactical maneuvers, Lawrence leads 50 of Feisal's men in a tortured three week crossing of the Nefud Desert to attack the strategic Turkish held port of Aqaba.

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Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit Portsmouth Guildhall
May
24
7:30 PM19:30

Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit Portsmouth Guildhall

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*14's and under must be accompanied by an 18+ adult.

Larks in Transit is a compendium of travelers tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian. With musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, Bill Bailey tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness. Plus, he fashions a symphony from a ringtone, tells the real story of Old McDonald, and a re-imagines the Stars and Stripes. Two decades of touring larks from a comic described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘the brainiest comic of his generation’.

www.billbailey.co.uk

Find out more about Portsmouth Guildhall and their current shows via Team Locals here »

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