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Early Years Conference - Narrowing the Gap

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Peter Asher and Albert Lee

Saturday 05 November 2016 Doors 7.30pm, £22.50 including booking fee and restoration levy

As one half of Peter & Gordon, Peter Asher's voice "literally soared through Carnegie Hall" (Fox News), while Albert Lee has been called "the ultimate virtuoso" by Eric Clapton. Influenced from their earliest days as musicians and performers by great American artists like Buddy Holly and The Everly Brothers, Peter Asher and Albert Lee bring those influences to the fore in their first series of shows together as a duo.

Van Kuijk Quartet

Monday 07 November 2016 £17, £15 concession including booking fee and restoration levy (season ticket information below)

The Portsmouth Cultural Trust is delighted to introduce this season’s Portsmouth Chamber Music Series, in partnership with Music in the Round, the University of Portsmouth and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy an evening of chamber music in the intimate and rather unusual setting of the Portsmouth Guildhall stage.

Alfie Boe and Michael Ball - Together

Tuesday 08 November 2016 £72, £55.50, £39 including booking fee and restoration levy

Two of the greatest voices in the world, the nation's leading musical theatre star, Michael Ball and the nation's favourite tenor, Alfie Boe, today announce that they are joining forces for the first time, to record a brand new album as well as take to the stage for a unique UK headline Tour.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Romance and Revelry

Thursday 10 November 2016 Doors 7pm, £31.25, £25.75, £22.50, £20.50, £16.00 including booking fee and restoration levy

The Fourth is the only one of Bruckner’s nine symphonies to have a subtitle. Friends had suggested that rather than write music that told no story he should create a work that was more evocative. Bruckner was not terribly enthusiastic as appending a programme rather got in the way of what he was trying to accomplish artistically, but he went along with the idea. The result is quite glorious – a sort of Teutonic romanticism suggestive of medieval castles, knights on horseback and celebratory hunts. Perhaps more than any other single work, the Fourth reflects all the characteristic elements of Bruckner’s symphonic pilgrimage – the easy-going rusticity of the earlier symphonies, the lofty grandeur of the final three, and the highly personal concept of span, colour and momentum that make the authorship of these works unmistakable. There too is the impression of a darker element, rather at odds with the idyllic Romantic context Bruckner himself specified, and eventually a brilliant apotheosis.

Queen Extravaganza - A Night at the Opera + Fan Favourites!

Monday 14 November 2016 Doors 7pm, £31.85, £51.65 including booking fee & restoration levy

Created and produced by Queen’s Roger Taylor, the Queen Extravaganza returns to the UK to play a special tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of Queen’s iconic album, ‘A Night At The Opera’, long viewed as one of the greatest rock albums of all time, which produced such classic tracks as, ‘You’re My Best Friend’, “Love of My Life”, Taylor’s own “I’m In Love With My Car”, as well as the band’s legendary “Bohemian Rhapsody”. 

An Evening with Gabrielle

Tuesday 15 November 2016 Doors 7pm, £33.50, £28 including booking fee and restoration levy

Following her incredible performances supporting the legendary Michael Bolton on his nationwide tour, one of the UK’s most loved singer-songwriters Gabrielle has announced a string of very special UK shows for October and November 2016 including a performance at The Portsmouth Guildhall on 15th November 2016. Receiving such an amazing response from audiences and press, Gabrielle will head out with her stripped back band performing all of her greatest hits up close and personal. Gabrielle said “There are songs I haven’t performed for years that I think it’s time to bring out of the archives and who knows by then I may have a couple of new ones to add as well, I love performing live, when I’m at home being mum it’s so easy to forget that there are people who come along to see me and sing along to songs I’ve written, it’s an amazing feeling. I’m so grateful that after 23 years I still have the chance to perform and record, it’s what I know and what I love, when I said dreams can come true, I wasn’t wrong!”

The Catherine Tate Show – Live

Saturday 19 November 2016 Doors 7pm, £32.95 - £39 including booking fee and restoration levy

Phil McIntyre Entertainments Proudly Presents The critically acclaimed, award-winning comedian and actor Catherine Tate, will take 'The Catherine Tate Show - Live' across the country this autumn, with a 21 date UK tour starting on 1 November. Tickets for all shows will go on-sale on Friday 29 April at 10.00am.

GymFusion Live

Sunday 20 November 2016 - Sunday 20 November 2016
Morning Doors 10.30am, Afternoon Doors 2.30pm Tickets £11.35 / £8.85 concessions including booking fee.

Come and experience gymnastics as you’ve never seen it before. GymFusion is the British Gymnastics Festivals Programme that allows the sport of gymnastics to dazzle, sparkle and wow an audience. Display teams from across the country will be showcasing their skills in an amazing performance, encompassing the creativity and variety gymnastics has to offer. This year’s theme is ‘Carnival’ so expect plenty of colour and a party atmosphere.

An Evening with Black Stone Cherry

Monday 21 November 2016 £31.30 including booking fee and restoration levy. Doors 7pm.

This time around, instead of playing big arenas, the band are undertaking a more extensive run of dates in the more intimate setting of theatres.  The tour is dubbed 'Experience Kentucky: An Evening With Black Stone Cherry.'

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Hammer Blows

Thursday 24 November 2016 Doors 7pm, £31.25, £25.75, £22.50, £20.50, £16.00 including booking fee and restoration levy

Mahler’s Sixth Symphony is structurally his most conservative, but in terms of expression it is not conservative at all. It stretches the capabilities of Mahler’s largest orchestra with relentless marches, angular melodies, and adventurous harmonies. Although the composer was ambivalent about attributing programmatic aspects to his works, he informally titled the Sixth the ‘Tragic’ Symphony without providing a detailed programme. It has been called both absolute music and a portrayal of the fall of a Hero, Mankind, or Mahler himself.

Chase and Status - Full live set + Special Guests

Friday 25 November 2016 £29.65 including booking fee and restoration levy

Chase & Status’ acclaimed live show is phenomenal and unrivalled. They have toured and performed at arenas and festivals across the globe, including headlining festival stages at Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds and Global Gathering. Their recent headline appearance at Wireless Festival 2016 is available to watch in full here: https://www.facebook.com/chaseandstatus/videos/10153559265955974/

Julia Fordham

Sunday 27 November 2016 7pm dinner, 8pm show. £26 ticket, £36 with dinner including booking fee

After her sold out Porcelain 25 tour, internationally acclaimed singer songwriter Julia Fordham is back. Perfoming a selection of fan favourites, LITERALLY! Her “Live By Request” show will include songs requested in advance by YOU. Along with the hits (Happy Ever After, Where Does The Time Go, (Love Moves) In Mysterious Ways, I Thought It Was You), Julia has decided to reach out and ask her fans what songs they might like to have added to the set. All suggestions will be placed in and then pulled from what Julia promises will be a very large and fashionable hat before the tour begins. With her exquisite voice, stellar musicians and collection of memorable songs, this will be an evening not to be missed!

Levellers

Friday 02 December 2016 Doors 7pm. Tickets £28 including booking fee and restoration levy.

Brighton folk punk band Levellers will play their classic album in full plus other hits on a mammoth UK tour supported by Ferocious Dog to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of their second full-length, and now classic, album.

The DJ Shop 2016 Untouchables

Saturday 03 December 2016 Doors 7pm. Tickets £27.50 / £33 / VIP £78 including booking fee.

The greatest darts player there has ever been and the greatest there is now are on a collision course to meet at Portsmouth’s showpiece darts event ‘The DJ Shop Untouchables’, which is organised and promoted by MODUS Sports Events annually.

25 Years of Reeves & Mortimer: The Poignant Moments

Tuesday 06 December 2016 Doors 7pm. Tickets £32.95 / £39 including booking fee and restoration levy.

Reeves and Mortimer are an English comedy duo that have been entertaining the British public for years and years. A double act that has stood the test of time (so far!), they continue to leave us in stitches to this day.

Kevin Bloody Wilson

Wednesday 07 December 2016 £32.45 including booking fee. Venue open 6pm (cafe and bar), Auditorium doors 7pm.

The Kevin Bloody Wilson show is not just a concert performance; for most, it's a full on event and an opportunity to tick from your bucket-list, a chance to see Australia's most unique international comedy legend.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Fireworks from Armenia

Thursday 08 December 2016 Doors 7pm, £31.25, £25.75, £22.50, £20.50, £16.00 including booking fee and restoration levy

Khachaturian had an affinity for writing concertos and easily completed his Violin Concerto in just two months. He remembered “I worked without effort... the themes came to me in such abundance that I had a hard time putting them in some order.” It is a work imbued with the music of his Armenian homeland, filled with festive brilliance, blazing orchestral colour and sparkling virtuosity. As it unfolds, the soloist is required to display one dazzling technical feat after another.

The Milton Glee Club Christmas Concert

Sunday 11 December 2016 3pm, £14.20, £12.75, £9.40, £9.25, £6.50

Come along to Portsmouth Guildhall on a Sunday afternoon and enjoy our Autumn concert. This concert will be sure to lift your spirits and evoke wonderful memories.

Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour

Tuesday 13 December 2016 - Saturday 25 February 2017
£30.25 including booking fee. Doors and bars 6pm. Auditorium doors 7.30pm

Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls Get Better Tour

Wednesday 14 December 2016 Doors 7pm. £29.10 seated and standing including booking fee and restoration levy

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls have announced details of a headline tour of the UK later this year. The ‘Get Better Tour’ will take in 20 cities throughout November and December. Turner has partnered with Plus 1 so that £1 from every ticket sale goes to War Child, a charity supporting children and families affected by conflict and striving for a world where no child’s life is torn apart by war. www.warchild.org.uk

Portsmouth Beer Festival - The Christmas Sessions

Friday 16 December 2016 - Saturday 17 December 2016
Afternoon session 12pm, evening session 6pm, £11.75 including booking fee and restoration levy

A festive edition of the ever popular Portsmouth Beer Festival. Over 120 seasonal cask ales plus discover our keg bar, cider bar, and bottled beer bar! Complete with incredible live music and games. The perfect Christmas event!

The Osmonds Christmas Extravaganza

Sunday 18 December 2016 £30.75, £38.45. £165.50 VIP. Including booking fee and restoration levy

Due to overwhelming public demand and to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year Tony Denton Promotions are proud to announce the return of the The Osmonds Christmas Extravaganza.

Jason Donovan

Monday 19 December 2016 Doors 7pm. £55.50, £39 including booking fee and restoration levy

Due to phenomenal demand, Jason Donovan has announced 8 brand new dates for this coming December which will conclude his sold-out 33-date spring Ten Good Reasons and Greatest Hits Tour. As part of these dates the Australian Pop Superstar will perform at the Portsmouth Guildhall on Monday 19 December.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Last Night of the Christmas Proms

Thursday 22 December 2016 Doors 7pm, £31.25, £25.75, £22.50, £20.50, £16.00 including booking fee and restoration levy

Kick off Christmas with our fun-packed concert for all the family, featuring seasonal classics old and new, all wrapped up with a sprinkling of magic and sparkle. All this plus a selection of popular songs from the best of West End and Broadway musicals.

EVOLVE: Family Workshop 4

Saturday 07 January 2017 FREE // The Evolve Family workshops are specialist creative sessions for children with autism and SEN and their families.

The Evolve Family workshops are specialist creative sessions for children with autism and SEN and their families. The sessions are led by practising artists and supported by an occupational therapist. Sessions run from 1.30-3pm.

Swan Lake - The Russian State Ballet and Orchestra of Siberia

Monday 09 January 2017 - Tuesday 10 January 2017
Doors 7pm. £36.50, £34.50, £31.50, £26.50, £19.50, £15.50 including booking fee and restoration levy.

The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score. From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all. From Odile, the temptress in black tulle as she seduces the Prince by spinning with captivating precision to the spellbound purity of the swan queen, Odette as she flutters with emotional intensity, the dual role of Odette/Odile is one of ballet’s most unmissable technical challenges.

The Nutcracker: The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia

Wednesday 11 January 2017 - Wednesday 11 January 2017
Evening doors 7pm, matinee 2pm £9.50-£36.50

This most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. As snowflakes fall outside, the warm glow of the open fire sends flickering shadows across the boughs of the Christmas tree and all the presents beneath. When midnight strikes we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems, toy dolls spring to life, the Mouse-king and his mouse-army battle with the Nutcracker Prince and we travel through the Land of Snow to an enchanted place where the magic really begins...

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Sweeping Sibelius

Thursday 12 January 2017 Doors 7pm, £31.25, £25.75, £22.50, £20.50, £16.00 including booking fee and restoration levy

The Fifth ranks as one of Sibelius’ two most popular symphonies. It has an epic quality, a sweep and grandeur which triumphs over passing feelings of anxiety to celebrate the heroic, optimistic power of life. He achieves a striking richness of sound with a normal-size orchestra, in sharp contrast to the gigantic ensembles called for by such contemporaries as Strauss and Mahler. It opens in an atmosphere of mysterious beauty – you might imagine time-lapse photography of wildflowers unfolding in a vast landscape, whilst all manner of brilliant writing fills the finale, such that by the time this remarkable work reaches its conclusion in six expansive, powerful chords you can only agree with the composer’s description of it as “triumphal.”

The Bob Dylan Story

Sunday 15 January 2017 Venue Open 6pm (cafe and bar), Doors 7pm, £20.30 - £22.50 including booking fee & levy.

Enhanced by a top backing band, The Bob Dylan Story lovingly and authentically recreates the many songs that made Dylan the living legend he is today, the way we all remember hearing them.

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