Taking place this year on 4th and 5th May, Portsmouth Comic Con returns and promises to be bigger and better than ever. Last year’s inaugural event was an resounding success and the event saw thousands of attendees enjoying the best of comic, film, TV, and pop culture entertainment on the south coast.
Portsmouth’s annual festival is scheduled for the 14th to the 23rd of June 2019. Expect all the usual top music, comedy, arts, and unique events that have made this Festival so special, and a must for visitors and locals to the city.
The weekend of 10th and 11th August will see the skies above Southsea Common filled with colourful kites in a range of shapes and sizes. The Portsmouth International Kite Festival is a free event, organised by Portsmouth City Council and The Kite Society of Great Britain.
Join Groundlings Theatre as Miss Hope Springs plays the piano and sings uniquely catchy songs from her all-original vintage Vegas style repertoire and recounts scandalous stories from her 'Ritz to the pits’ showbiz life in this acclaimed ‘laugh out loud-move you to tears’ show
This popular event takes place on 30th January 2019. The event is free but very popular so booking your place early is advised. Enjoy an evening of astronomy, stargazing, space activities, cosmology chat and talks at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
Portsmouth’s Groundlings Theatre presents Shivers: Stories from the Book of Darkness and Light by Adam Z Robinson. A trio of delightfully thrilling new ghost stories, set to the haunting sounds of the violin.
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.”
All under 20, this group of local artists tackles themes ranging from intensely personal life stories to socio-political anger. This is their second Portsmouth exhibition, following involvement in Play Code City in 2017.
A workshop for local schoolchildren exploring the themes of freedom of expression through art, music, and space takes place at Portsmouth Cathedral as part of the Portsmouth Festivities 2018 programme from 9:30am ‘til 11:30am on Monday 18th June.
This end-of-May half term, Mary Rose Museum, in partnership with LEGO building company Bright Bricks, are giving LEGO brick enthusiasts the opportunity to recreate Holbein's portrait of Henry VIII in the form of a four-metre high LEGO brick mosaic, between Saturday 26th May and Sunday 3rd June.
Tonic Music for Mental Health are hosting a fundraiser for our good friend Samo who needs funds to pay for vital top surgery. Samo has done so much to support us over the last few years so we want to put on a gig to help contribute towards Samo's transition.
Primary and secondary school pupils and a massed community choir will be assembled to perform African songs, dances, and drum progressions at the New Theatre Royal on 17th April 2018.
In celebration of International Women’s Day 2018, Coastguard Studio in Clarendon Road are assembling a collective of artists for F.empowerment, a women’s exhibition promoting female empowerment through art and live music.
F.empowerment brings together local female artists from Portsmouth and surrounding areas to showcase their artwork in an exclusive exhibition celebrating empowerment of women and the female form.
Expect to see a range of contemporary artwork including illustration, photography, fine art, craft, and film, recognising issues such as domestic abuse experienced by women and sexism in society and the industry.
The exhibition at Coastguard Studio in Southsea opens from 5:00pm to 10:00pm on Thursday 8th March, and the exhibition and evening performances are all free entry. F.empowerment stands to serve Breast Cancer UK, so a small donation of £3 is welcomed.
The exhibition’s collective includes Ruth Alderton, Ellis Chen, Sasha Damjanovic, Taylor Ellis, Molly Rebecca Jones, Jessica Kosca, Megan Martin-Foy, Izzi Roberts, Holly Seymour, Megan Seymour, and Candy Smith.
Aspex Gallery in Gunwharf Quays host Make Your Mark, a free mark making and drawing workshop, on Sunday 19th November 2017.
Artist Roo Abrook is running an exhibition of portraits at Hounds Barbers on Highland Road in Southsea, launching on Saturday 18th November.
Join Portsmouth Central Library for a live screening broadcast from the British Library in London, exploring how the magical tales of the Harry Potter universe were illustrated.