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Learn about the packed calendar of events scheduled for this year's Portsmouth Festivities

Portsmouth Festivities

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  1. Add Croshare to your Itinerary



    Join Croshare in the creation of a fun, playful crochet installation, celebrating Portsmouth’s relationship with the sea – past and present.

  2. Add The Oarsman to your Itinerary

    The Oarsman


    Dr Pere Villez presents a lecture/concert exploring the possibilities offered by combining old and new music technologies with phoneography.

  3. Add Playpower to your Itinerary



    This Portsmouth Festivities event marks the 50th anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival and ‘Summer of Love’. Bruce Barthol performed at Monterey with Country Joe & the Fish. The other events/acts offer a local perspective; the title comes from...

  4. Add 60+ Skiffle Session to your Itinerary

    60+ Skiffle Session


    Listen to some skiffle, discover its roots and history, and then create your own music in this interactive event for Portsmouth Festivities.

  5. Add Portsmouth at Play Trail to your Itinerary

    Portsmouth at Play Trail


    Follow this special Portsmouth at Play Family Trail throughout the City Museum and discover more about the collections on display.

  6. Add Putin and Russia to your Itinerary

    Putin and Russia


    General Sir Richard Shirreff, former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, discusses the threat posed to European defence by a resurgent Russia.

  7. Add Young People's Debate to your Itinerary

    Young People's Debate


    This lively debate will be addressing the future of computer games and how they are increasing our appetite for experimentation and competition.

  8. Add John Harle Masterclass to your Itinerary

    John Harle Masterclass


    Ivor Novello Award-winning composer and saxophonist John Harle hosts an extra-special masterclass at Portsmouth Grammar School.

  9. Add Introduction to Kathakali to your Itinerary

    Introduction to Kathakali


    Be transported to the other side of the world and experience the classical dance drama of Kathakali from Kerala, Southern India.

  10. Add Game Jam Lecture to your Itinerary

    Game Jam Lecture


    The University of Portsmouth presents what it has learned in 10 years of running 'game jams'.

  11. Add Undernight to your Itinerary



    PGS pupils stage this exciting musical play set in a distant future, where rival gangs roam the streets searching for stores to survive.

  12. Add Portsmouth Music Festival Joint Winners' Recital to your Itinerary

    Portsmouth Music Festival Joint Winners' Recital


    The joint winners of the Portsmouth Music Festival - Caroline Heywood, Sophie Osborne and Verity Flood - will each present a twenty-minute programme, across voice, clarinet and cornet respectively.

  13. Add Lunchtime Live - Portsmouth Grammar School to your Itinerary

    Lunchtime Live - Portsmouth Grammar School


    Portsmouth Grammar School music scholars perform solos within the wonderful surrounds of Portsmouth Cathedral.

  14. Add Martin Daubney Talk to your Itinerary

    Martin Daubney Talk


    Editor and journalist Martin Daubney talks to teenagers and parents about safeguarding adult material online.

  15. Add Play in a Day to your Itinerary

    Play in a Day


    'Play' is the theme as local schools descend upon Mayfield to create plays of their very own.

  16. Add Portsmouth at Play to your Itinerary

    Portsmouth at Play


    This talk explores the decadent, seedy, and dangerous past of Portsmouth’s dockyard and surrounding areas.

  17. Add Portsmouth Philharmonia Charity Concert to your Itinerary

    Portsmouth Philharmonia Charity Concert


    A 'masterwork of the Romantic period' comes to Portsmouth Catholic Cathedral for Portsmouth Festivities.

  18. Add Come Sing a Sea Shanty to your Itinerary

    Come Sing a Sea Shanty


    Have fun singing sea shanties with shanty performers Pete Truin and Anna Cornish. No previous experience necessary!

  19. Add Life on the Water's Edge: Discovering Milton's hidden seashore to your Itinerary

    Life on the Water's Edge: Discovering Milton's hidden seashore


    Portsmouth Museum hosts the premiere of a new short film about Milton's hidden seashore.

  20. Add Cry Baby to your Itinerary

    Cry Baby


    It’s a child’s toy... It’s the only instrument through which you breathe... It has the power of a locomotive yet sleeps in your pocket and cries like a baby...

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Live at the Bandstand

Get set for a sizzling summer of FREE live music - with an array of styles and...


Offbeat Offensive, Shoot the Duke, Silhouettes and Louis Powell

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2nd July 2017

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8th July 2017

Pedigree Jazz Band

9th July 2017

Black Kat Boppers, Mike Keating and Stingray Jones

15th July 2017

Josephine & The Artizans, LST, Tom Mayhem and Naan Breddaz

16th July 2017

Richard Morris, Marley Blandford and Lewis Smith and The Collision

22nd July 2017

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23rd July 2017

Blackfoot Circle, Marmalade Moonshine and Fainities

29th July 2017

Fleetingwood Mac and Veludo Planes

30th July 2017

Monkeylove Stunt Team, Remedysounds and Nath Kassassin

5th August 2017

Sam and the Womp, The Philosipha, Wren and Temples of Youth

6th August 2017

Mr Clean and UK Ramones

12th August 2017

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Lionel Richie Tribute Night

Lionel Richie Tribute Night

Its time to start 'Dancing on the Ceiling' with the Solent Hotel & Spa's Lionel...


Lionel Richie Tribute Night

13th October 2017