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Duende with Keith James
Jun
19
8:00 PM20:00

Duende with Keith James

Hear the surreal, haunting and exotic poetry of: Federico Garcia Lorca, Pablo Neruda, Isabel Allende and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, performed as songs and set to a collection of rich, daring and fiery classical guitar compositions. Already known for transcribing the work of William Blake, Dylan Thomas, Leonard Cohen and Jack Kerouac into intriguing and multi-dimensional songs, Keith James has now turned his attention to one of his greatest passions: the intoxicating and mysterious world of masterful Spanish writers.

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Jason Rebello Trio
Jun
18
7:30 PM19:30

Jason Rebello Trio

Celebrated British jazz pianist Jason Rebello was labelled ‘a veteran’ by critics at 19, and over the next decade won most of the major jazz music awards. He has performed with artists including Sting, Jeff Beck and Peter Gabriel, and his latest release Held (2016) won Album of the Year in the British Jazz Awards.

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Portsmouth Festivities: Read All About It
Jun
18
7:30 PM19:30

Portsmouth Festivities: Read All About It

Learn from professionally trained directors and teachers and get the chance to perform and participate in various New Theatre Royal projects, including performances in our prestigious main house. The weekly sessions will comprise a range of skills-based, accessible drama workshops that are suitable for all, regardless of previous experience. Participants should wear loose comfortable clothing, and layers are advised.

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Greg Baughen: The RAF in 1939: Ready for War?
Jun
18
6:30 PM18:30

Greg Baughen: The RAF in 1939: Ready for War?

The 20th century saw the emergence of the aircraft and the tank. Could these new weapons win wars? How would future wars be fought? Had Britain started to prepare for war too late? Was the RAF preparing for the right war? No questions left unanswered in this fascinating talk from author and military historian Greg Baughen.

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From Theorems to Serums, From Cryptology to Cosmology, and The Simpsons
Jun
17
7:00 PM19:00

From Theorems to Serums, From Cryptology to Cosmology, and The Simpsons

Join popular science and maths writer, Simon Singh, on a whistle-stop tour through two decades of his bestselling books. Last Theorem looks at one of the biggest mathematical puzzles of the millennium; The Code Book shares the secrets of cryptology; Big Bang explores the history of cosmology; Trick or Treatment asks some hard questions about alternative medicine; and Simon’s latest book, The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, explains how TV writers, throughout the cartoon’s twenty-five-year history, have smuggled in mathematical jokes.

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Mari Kalkun: Estonian Folk
Jun
15
8:00 PM20:00

Mari Kalkun: Estonian Folk

Lose yourself in this meditative mix of Estonian tradition and innovative song writing, brought to you by one of the most forward-looking folk artists today. Since releasing her first album in Estonia in 2007, Mari Kalkun has toured Europe and sold albums as far afield as Japan. In 2018, Mari was nominated in two categories at the Estonian Music Awards and also received the Tallinn Music Week artist award. Her fifth and latest album, Ilmamõtsan, was rated in The Guardian’s top 10 best world albums.

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Jeff Towns: Edward Thomas and Wales
Jun
15
2:00 PM14:00

Jeff Towns: Edward Thomas and Wales

A Portsmouth Poetry ‘Lost Poets’ Event. Join Jeff Towns, a member of the Welsh Academy, Dylan Thomas expert, and the author of Dylan Thomas - the Pubs, as he introduces his latest book, Edward Thomas and Wales. Jeff will talk about the man who lived near Portsmouth prior to his death in WW1 and who, in just three years, shaped modern poetry.

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