Following the fully booked performances of The Railway Children, Beauty and The Beast and The Secret Garden, Portsmouth Music Hub and Image Music Theatre are once again joining together to present Handel and Gretel.
This event is suitable for KS2 children. If you are a school, that is interested in participating in this event, please click here to book your places.
There is limited capacity at this event, therefore we advise that you book your spaces early.
Portsmouth, Southampton and Isle of Wight Music Hubs have planned their annual joint hub event for music practitioners, school music coordinators and heads of music. The conference will be held at Portsmouth Guildhall and will give delegates an opportunity to obtain new ideas to take back to the classroom and is an excellent networking opportunity.
Booking forms will be sent out to schools at the start of the Autumn Term.
Portsmouth Philharmonia are proud to present their Autumn Concert at Hayling Island Community Centre. Programme will include selections from Sibelius, Tchaikovsky and Dvorak.
For further details please visit https://www.portsmouthphilharmonia.org/home
Portsmouth Music Hub's first World Song Festival will see children from across the city join together to celebrate songs from around the world.
The World Song Festival is open to all primary, special and secondary schools in Portsmouth.
If you are a school that is interested in participating in our World Song Festival please visit click here to sign up for this event. Booking for this event will open at the beginning of September.
A taste of Rio will come to Portsmouth on Wednesday 5 July when hundreds of primary-aged children will fill the heart of the city with drums, songs, streamers, flags and whistles.
Portsmouth Music Hub will be holding its annual Cultural Carnival. It brings together children from schools across the city and performances from local partner organisations, including professional singers, musicians and dancers.
Watched by families, friends, and surprised and smiling members of the public the Carnival procession will take the children from Portsmouth's Guildhall Square and into Victoria Park. There will be laughter, singing, dancing and flags waving, and the children in masks and costumes will entertain the public and ruffle the feathers of a few startled pigeons!
The spectacular Portsmouth Music Hub Cultural Carnival takes place at 9.30am on Wednesday 5 July at the Guildhall in Portsmouth.
Bombay the cat will be taking to the New Theatre Royal stage on Friday 30 June for a special evening of music and entertainment.
Bombay's Big Adventure tells the story of Bombay the black and white cat who has lost his owner, Melody the Musician. Bombay embarks on a musical journey, searching for Melody at some of Portsmouth's most famous venues and landmarks.
Children from city schools will join a whole host of professional musicians, singers and dancers to perform the magical tale of a lost cat.
Bombay's Big Adventure takes place at the New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, on Friday 30 June at 6.30pm.
Enjoy a unique performance of Handel's Messiah in a special grand version that was first heard in Portsmouth in 1812.
The performance is based on Dr George Burrows' discovery of an 1812 programme in Portsmouth's public library and his research into the context and issues that it raised. More than 200 performers come together to perform this 'Pompey Messiah' to raise money for local charities.
To put that special performance in perspective, George will also give a lecture on 1 March about his discoveries and he will explain how the concert itself forms part of the research. The talk tells the story of our expanding city, a prima donna that escaped Napoleon disguised as a nun and the evolution of a national culture of massed participation in music making that continues to this day.
A public lecture by Dr George Burrows
Wednesday 1 March at 4.00pm
EW1.11, Eldon Building, University of Portsmouth
To register visit: Eventbrite
Saturday 18th March, 7.00pm
St Mary's Church, Portsmouth
The University Choir will join forces with the Solent Symphony Orchestra, Portsmouth Cathedral Choir, St Mary’s Church Choir and soloists from the Royal College of Music.
Tickets: Portsmouth University
‘Beating Heart’ is Portsmouth's best value one day music event, headlined by The Hoosiers, with over 30 bands playing across 5 stages, all for only £10. It takes place on Saturday 18 March at Portsmouth's Guildhall.
To find out more about this exciting event click on the Guildhall link.
Pantomime is finally over with a record breaking attendance this year. The staff are now looking forward to opening its doors for its annual Open Day on Saturday 14th January.
The day promises to have something for everyone: from puppetry, arts and crafts, and storytelling for some of our younger visitors plus timed performances on stage such as Hamlet by Icarus which is a co-production with the Kings and 9 to 5 by the Portsmouth Players and not forgetting the Kings Youth Theatre.
Our archivist will be there to offer a unique behind the scenes tour, guiding you through the history of this amazing Edwardian theatre, whilst giving an insight into some of the colourful characters that have be involved in both the rescue and restoration of the building. With the history being so vast there have been reports of ghostly spirits roaming the aisles, so we have invited a paranormal expert to see if there is any truth behind the sightings.
From 10.30am until 4pm you are welcome to explore areas of the theatre you would never normally get to see. You can also learn about the technical side of a production and how the lighting of a show can make all the difference.
The Kings Theatre only opens its doors like this once a year, so buy your tickets now. Money raised from this event go towards the restoration of the theatre.
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