Our successful FREE family fun day returns for 2022!

Following last summer’s hugely successful SAMPLED open day at Portsmouth Guildhall, the venue will be throwing open its doors once more this year on Sunday 21st August, 11am – 3pm, for a FREE family fun day!

SAMPLED gives people an opportunity to step inside the Guildhall and sample some of the entertainment, activities and workshops that are on offer throughout the year and provided by The Guildhall Trust, the charity that runs the city’s premier concert and event venue.

The FREE event offers something for everyone including live music from Guildhall Studio Promoter, LMSUK Media with acts including CRSTIAN TR, Vision, Camix Nova and Eric Walker Music. Performances from the Lucky Penny Trio and Southsea Skiffle Orchestra can also be enjoyed.

If taking part is more your thing there is opportunity to participate in a UVG – The Urban Vocal Group singing and music-making session where singing for fun and to relieve stress is encouraged and a drums and percussion workshop where you can make some noise and experience the carnival beats of Brazil from Bahia to Rio in an exciting Samba workshop.

In a sample of what it would be like to compete in Dance Live!, the Trust’s annual dance contest for schools and colleges, people will be able to use a green screen to create their own content for a screen backdrop.

Families will also be able to enjoy a taste of the Trust’s Portsmouth Comic Con and Guildhall Games Fest events with the opportunity to have their photo with their favourite superheroes with Inclusive Events CIC, play retro and board games and design their own superhero or mask.

While for those keen to find out more about the history of the Guildhall and Portsmouth’s music scene, the venue’s ‘Portsmouth Music Experience’ and ‘Discovering the Guildhall’ exhibitions will be open with a series of tours and talks also available.

There is also the chance to find out more about The Makers Guild who provide a makerspace within the Guildhall with facilities for craftspeople, designers and engineers within a supportive creative community, and see some of the items they create.

With refreshments available from the Guildhall’s Square Kitchen Café, SAMPLED is your chance to enjoy some FREE fun and entertainment, meet the team and get to know what’s happening at your Guildhall.

There is no need to pre-book, just come along on the day! Check in to the Facebook event or keep an eye on the website for full programme details: www.portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

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