Your once-in-a-lifetime chance for an extraordinary encounter with a Goblin Queen and her huge and ancient dragon! Let go of reality and enter the world of fairytale and myth as you become involved in goblin mischief and are entranced by the enchanting, smoke-breathing, true-to-life dragon.
The mystical duo have travelled to the human world on this long journey from the Land of Goble to find out why the dragon’s eggs are no longer hatching. The Goblin Queen may tether her beast to you as she makes her investigations, or you may be chosen to actually sit on and incubate one of the dragon’s eggs!
Dragon Quest is a free, fun, family event taking place at Southsea Castle on Sunday 24th June, at various times throughout the day. No ticket required!
Portsmouth Festivities 2018
From Friday 15th to Sunday 24th June 2018, Portsmouth Festivities host a ten-day programme of artistic and cultural events. This year, Portsmouth Festivities celebrates the theme of ‘FREEDOM’, marking the centenary of women’s suffrage and the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela. Events will explore ideas of creative freedom in a wide-ranging programme of music, theatre, talks, and film, and so much more.
Do you love the sound of the harp and want to learn to play? TWANG! is a fun and innovative music workshop with 20-string multi-coloured harps. No experience? No problem. It’s time to TWANG!
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.
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.
What’s too close? What’s too far? What’s too familiar? What’s too much? What’s the problem? Where’s the line?
In their new play, Touching, Jo Harper and James Robinson invite you to consider the changing relationship between men and women.
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.
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.
SoCo Music Project, purveyors of engaging, contemporary music making, and SÓN, a versatile & virtuosic chamber orchestra, join forces with Special Schools in Portsmouth to bring you the Sound Clash Orchestra. Join us for an evening of unique music, fusing the classical with the futuristic!
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.
Get creative in this enjoyable printmaking workshop. Participants will be guided through simple and effective methods to respond to the Twenty Years installation. Suitable for all experience levels in arts and crafts.