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First Cultural Carnival
Jul
6
9:30 am09:30

First Cultural Carnival

Squirrels, pigeons and seagulls are in for a surprise when hundreds of children from schools across Portsmouth visit Victoria Park for the very first Cultural Carnival.

It will be a morning of unforgettable music and entertainment as primary-aged children bring the park to life with flags, costumes, songs and streamers. The procession will start in the Guildhall Square with drummers and Maypole dancers opening the Carnival before the children begin the tour of the park.

The event will include a very special surprise from the Royal Marines Band Service, who will be performing in their own unmistakable fashion at the end of the Carnival.

The Portsmouth Cultural Carnival will be a truly memorable occasion that will bring colour and spectacle to the heart of Portsmouth. 

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Rock The Rooms
Jun
21
6:45 pm18:45

Rock The Rooms

Rock is more than fashion. Rock is more than a band playing a couple of songs. Rock is rebellion. Rock is power. Rock is strength. Rock is the heart pounding as you hear that amazing guitar solo that stops the clock. Rock is a sense of belonging to something; a community larger than you think. Rock is emotion. Rock is dynamic and Rock is the thrill of going to a concert you'll never forget.

Victory and Warrior Rock Bands, part of the renowned Portsmouth Music Hub, return to the Wedgewood Rooms for a night of exhilarating sounds, heart-pumping music and an electrifying atmosphere not to be missed.

Young people from Portsmouth come together with guitars, bass and drums, with the sound of voices and songs that shake the room, and it's your chance to be part of a night of unforgettable music from some of the best young Rock musicians in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth Music Hub's Rock the Rooms takes place on Tuesday 21 June at 6.45pm. Doors open at 6pm. All tickets £6. Box office: 023 9286 3911 or visit www.wedgewood-rooms.co.uk.

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Opera Mouse: Workshop and Performance
Jun
8
9:00 am09:00

Opera Mouse: Workshop and Performance

We are very excited about a partnership project with the New Theatre Royal for gifted and talented singers (aged 7-10). We are working with International Artist Melanie Gall to introduce opera to children.

The workshop with bring together children from across the city at the New Theatre Royal followed by a performance of the Opera Mouse. The opera is about Tilly Mouse who lives under an opera house, and she just loves to sing! Her dream is to perform on stage. But whenever anybody sees her, they scream and run away. With determination, imagination, and help from her friends, Tilly proves that even a mouse can be a star! The show features songs and arias from several operas, including The Magic Flute. Opera Mouse is a blend of puppets, audience participation and actual opera singing.

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The Guildhall's BBC Music Day
Jun
3
9:30 am09:30

The Guildhall's BBC Music Day

BBC Music Day is a UK-wide celebration of everything we love about music with the aim of bringing people from different generations and communities together, so come along to the Portsmouth Guildhall for a day of celebrating, enjoyment and learning.

This year Portsmouth Cultural Trust and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra have partnered to deliver an exciting day, suitable for all of the family to get involved. From a Family Orchestra with the BSO to singing workshops for 55+, a vegetable orchestra, open rehearsal and tour of the building, there is something for everyone. 

For more details please click on the links:

http://www.portsmouthguildhall.org.uk/events/portsmouth-guildhall-and-the-bournemouth-symphony-orchestras-bbc-music-day  

https://www.facebook.com/events/281698855505692/

 

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National Youth Jazz Orchestra
Apr
15
7:00 pm19:00

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Presented by the Portsmouth Cultural Trust

NYJO is world-famous as a glittering showcase for the country's best young jazz musicians. Since NYJO's founding, by Bill Ashton OBE in 1965, most of the current generation of top British jazz musicians have risen through its ranks, often becoming established jazz stars whilst still playing with the band.

One of NYJO's aims is to share the talents of exciting young players with as wide a potential audience as possible. Classics from the big band canon sit alongside specially commissioned new arrangements by band members and leading contemporary UK composers. From hard-swinging rhythm section to a raft of hugely talented young soloists, this is a big band in fine form.

Early Bird Tickets £8. Under 18's and 65+ tickets are available for £5 (Booking fees apply). School and discount offers are also available, please contact hayley.reay@portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

Exciting Pre-show event for schools/music groups and young people

Now in its 50th year, NYJO is firmly established as a training ground for the next generation of UK jazz stars. If you've ever fancied finding out more about the jazz, then join us from 5.00pm to 6:30pm where Music Director, Mark Armstrong and the orchestra will guide through the anatomy of the big band - explaining and demonstrating the different sections and their roles.  Plus, of course, you'll get the chance to join in and experience the thrill of improvising jazz together, if you would like to bring along an instrument!

If you would like to book a place for the pre show event, please email: hayley.reay@portsmouthguildhall.org.uk or call 02393 870 193.

Whilst the pre-show event is free with a valid show ticket, we will have our charity donation bucket out, for which we would be grateful of any donations, to enable our Guildhall Participate programme to keep delivering this work.

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Songscape
Mar
21
6:30 pm18:30

Songscape

Hundreds of children from across Portsmouth will bring their own particular brand of magic to the Guildhall when they perform the world premiere of Portsmouth Music Hub's new production Songscape.

Songscape is a collection of favourite songs from the Music Hub's award winning series of songbooks. Designed to educate, inspire and entertain, the songbooks encourage children to get excited about music and to take to the stage.

The concert will be packed with unforgettable performances as the children sing a wide range of songs, including Big Bang Planet, Moon Rock Boogie, Shark with a Heart and Portsmouth by the Sea.

Songscape will be an unbeatable evening of music and entertainment created by local composers, performed by local children, here in the heart of Portsmouth.

Songscape takes place on Monday 21 March at 6.30pm. Tickets at £6 are available from participating schools. Tickets can be purchased at the Guildhall Box Office (Booking fees apply).

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New Theatre Royal Official Launch
Mar
11
7:30 pm19:30

New Theatre Royal Official Launch

Portsmouth Music Hub is proud to be part of the New Theatre Royal's official launch, marking the re-opening of the theatre after 2 years of redevelopment. One of the Music Hub's composers, Iain Gilmour, has created 2 stunning songs that will be performed at the prestigious event by more than 100 children from schools from across Portsmouth.

For further information about the launch please contact the New Theatre Royal.

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Soundsational
Mar
9
6:30 pm18:30

Soundsational

Young people from schools and colleges from across Portsmouth will come together for a spectacular night of music and entertainment when Soundsational returns to the Guildhall in Portsmouth.

Now in its fifth year Soundsational is packed with unforgettable performances, and with live bands, choirs, singers and dancers the concert is guaranteed to amaze and entertain from beginning to end.

Be part of a stunning evening of aspiration and talent, music and entertainment and the unbeatable passion of Portsmouth's next generation of performers.

Soundsational takes place on Wednesday 9 March at 6.30pm. Tickets at £6 are available from participating schools or by contacting Portsmouth Music Hub on 023 9237 5655.

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