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Hampshire’s Prime Entertainment and Events Venue Portsmouth Guildhall, a prestigious venue in the heart of the city, provides a most dramatic backdrop for your pictures and memories. Whether you choose to spend all or just part of your special day with us you and your guests will enjoy and never forget the opulent surroundings of Portsmouth’s premier venue. • Licensed for civic marriages and civil partnerships. • Catering options available for up to 500 guests. • Churches, Registry office, hotels and local transport on the doorstep.

Call 023 9283 4146 or email enquiries@portsmouthguildhall.org.uk www.portsmouthguildhall.org.uk/weddings

Come along to our

Wedding Fayres 10.30am – 3.30pm. £2 Sunday 30th September 2012 Sunday 17th February 2013 One of the largest wedding fayres on the South Coast. Stunning dresses, amazing cakes, beautiful flowers, live music and two bridal fashion shows at 12am and 2pm.

…a moment that

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As the region’s premier music, entertainment and cultural venue Portsmouth Guildhall hosts an impressive array of activities. Trendy and vibrant programming ensures that this majestic building, steeped in history, remains at the heart of the city.

Welcome Here at Portsmouth Guildhall we will be chasing away the winter blues with an exhilarating and varied Autumn/ Winter programme, once again presenting the biggest names in comedy and sport as well as in popular, rock and classical music LIVE on your doorstep. Visit our regular Days Gone Bye Antiques Fair, enjoy a rock concert, meet Mike Tyson, party with your favourite DJ or drop in at one of our wedding or careers fairs: we once again really have something for everyone! Having hosted more than 380 events in the past year, including weddings, banquets, graduation ceremonies, seminars and conferences we have proved ourselves to truly be Hampshire’s prime events and entertainment venue. With the arrival of our new CEO, Andy Grays, our vision is to create one of this country’s best cultural venues over the next 5 years. Find all the information you need to plan your visit to Portsmouth Guildhall on our new and improved website, or speak to our helpful team.

General enquiries: 023 9283 4146 Box Office: 023 9282 4355 Portsmouthguildhall.org.uk Portsmouth Guildhall has been managed by the Portsmouth Cultural Trust since April 2011. The Trust aims to enhance the quality and diversity of the entertainment programme and has already brought a fresh outlook to this prestigious venue with the new Café Guildhall and refurbished main reception spaces.


August

Royal Marines School of Music

Friday 3rd August, 2pm. £10 Concessions £8

A Concert with something for everyone, this is an unmissable opportunity to enjoy some of the worlds’ most wonderful music in an atmosphere full of history, pomp and pageantry.

Guildhall Guided Walk

Wednesday 8th August, 2pm. £3 Discover hidden rooms and treasures at this precious historical site usually restricted to the public and prepare to be amazed! Tickets include tea at our cosy new Café Guildhall. To book tickets phone 023 9282 6722

Café Guildhall

Open Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5.30pm or until after interval on event days (from 3rd September). Freshly baked cakes and delicious hot dishes prepared daily by our own chefs. Students receive a 10% food discount!

Hip to Knit

With wool and textiles being all the rage why not come and share your knowledge or learn the basics at our new weekly Hip to Knit group. Taking place in the Café Guildhall knitters of all abilities are welcome to drop in for a knit and natter over a coffee and one of our delicious cupcakes. With new season goodies being highlighted by Ann Louise and Thistle Wool Shops once a month, drop in and get knitting on your snuggly winter warmers.

Hip to Knit meets on Tuesdays from 11am – 1pm in the Café Guildhall. For more information call 023 9283 4146

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS EVERY MONTH* TO A CONCERT OF YOUR CHOICE

Simply join both our Facebook and Twitter accounts: facebook.com/PortsmouthGHall The Guildhall, Portsmouth @portsmouthGhall Any questions or comments? Let us know on #portsmouthGhall

* Based on availability. * We will announce a new winner every month. * Terms & Conditions apply.

Box Office 023 9282 4355 or book online on portsmouthguildhall.org.uk new box office opening hours Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm, Sat 10am - 4pm.


Sundays 10.30am to 3.30 pm. Free

Days Gone Bye

Antiques Market 5th August, 9th September, 4th November, 2nd December, 6th January, 3rd February 2013. • • • • • • • •

Antique, glazed german pottery (the new must have) Goss china Vintage jewellery Naval memorabelia Postcards, photos and books from a bygone age Vintage christening gowns Old fashioned sweets Vintage clothing

The Dark Encounters Experience Paranormal Investigations Saturday 17th November 2012 & Friday 15th March 2013 9pm – 2am. Tickets £40 Exclusive access to some of the creepiest areas of Portsmouth Guildhall usually restricted to the public. Take part in unique paranormal experiments and vigils as you explore the dark corridors of the Guildhall. Refreshment breaks (tea and coffee supplied) and a review of evidence from investigation at the end of the evening.

Halloween

Wednesday 31st October 2012, 7.30pm – 12.30am. Tickets £10 Join us for a creepy tour of the Guildhall and a paranormal investigation on the eeriest night of the year.

A Dickensian Murder Mystery Dinner Friday 24th August 2012, Friday 14th December 2012 7.30pm. Tickets from £30 Dare you join us and watch the enigma unfold… a murderous evening of dining and drama. Edwin Drood has gone missing, can you help the characters unravel what has happened to him? 3 Course meal, Tea & Coffee while you deliberate. Alcoholic drinks available for purchase with the meal.

Book tickets online on www.darkencounters.co.uk


What’s on

September The Band of HM Royal Marines Saturday 22nd September, 7pm. £15

The Royal Marines Band Service continues to demonstrate professionalism and versatility whether deployed into operational theatre or performing on the concert platform. Contact 01962 852721 or reception@hampshireWI.org.uk

www. hampshireWI.org.uk

Ultravox

Sunday 23rd September, 8pm. £32.50

The ‘Brilliant’ tour will feature brand new material from the album alongside classic tracks from the band’s hugely influential back catalogue.

Opportunities Fair

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Aimed at 10-13 year olds and their families, but all ages will be welcome! An exciting, interactive event that will showcase Portsmouth Business and Enterprises and the type of work they do, displaying the wide and attractive range of career opportunities that exist in our area.

Eskimo 11 Student Parties Get ready to party hard with hot and happening bands and DJ’s.

Portsmouth Uni Moving-in Party Sunday 16th September, 9.30pm - 2am

Portsmouth Uni Freshers’ Ball Sunday 30th September, 9.30pm - 2am

Chase and Status DJ Party

Tuesday 16th October, 9.30pm - 2am

Book tickets on www.eskimo11.com

Box Office 023 9282 4355 or book online on portsmouthguildhall.org.uk new box office opening hours Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm, Sat 10am - 4pm.


October Guildhall Guided Walk Monday 1st October, 2pm. £3

Discover hidden rooms and treasures at this precious historical site usually restricted to the public and prepare to be amazed! Tickets include tea at our cosy new Café Guildhall. To book tickets phone 023 9282 6722

Colin Fry – The Living Spirits

Saturday 6th October, 7.30pm. £19.50

Publically acknowledged as ‘The Peoples Medium’, Colin is one of the world’s most renowned mediums, having worked as a Spiritualist Medium, registered healer and tutor for over 34 years.

Milton Glee Club Autumn Concert Sunday 7th October, 3pm. £6.50 - £12.50. Kids £1

A family fundraising concert (for the Hants and IOW Air Ambulance) featuring music from shows and movies, favourite band numbers and pop classics.

Kevin Bloody Wilson

Tuesday 9th October, 8pm. £19.50

Ready to give the fans just what they’ve come to expect (and love) from their favourite Australian export; an irreverent, bawdy, politically incorrect night of KEV at his hilarious best.

Level 42

Wednesday 10th October, 7.30pm. £26

Fusing elements of pop, jazz and funk, Mark King’s ‘80s pop-rockers are best known for catchy chart-topping tunes like ‘Running In The Family’, ‘Lessons In Love’ and ‘Something About You’.

Mike Tyson Boxing Dinner

Friday 12th October, 8pm. £100 - £150

He is the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles.

Scissor Sisters

Monday 15th October, 7.30pm. £28.50 With these unmistakably individual and attitude-packed New Yorkers at the core ‘cutting edge’ has never sounded more irresistibly decadent.


November David Essex

Tuesday 6th November, 7.30pm. £27.50-£29.50 Legendary singer, actor and composer, David Essex is back on the road in an eagerly awaited concert tour.

University of Portsmouth’s

Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair Wednesday 7th November, 11am-3pm. Free

An ideal opportunity for you to meet future employers and secure your first graduate role. (For UP students & graduates only.) Contact 02392 846564 for info.

Lostprophets

Friday 9th November, 7.30pm. £22.50 in advance Lostprophets have announced a massive UK tour for later this year following their sold out April/ May tour.

Rowans Hospice’s Dance-a-Thon

Saturday 10th November, 6pm to midnight. £10

A six hour dance marathon for charity where everyone will get the chance to dance to six different dance routines by entering as a team (2-10 people). No under 16’s.

Motorhead

Wednesday 14th November, 7.30pm. £27 Motorhead’s overwhelmingly loud and fast style of heavy metal was one of the most groundbreaking styles the genre had to offer in the late ‘70s. With Anthrax & guests.

Feeder

Tuesday 20th November, 7.30pm. £20 This band has racked up over 25 hit singles, sold in excess of five million records, and released a double platinum singles collection.

Alan Davies

Saturday 24th November, 8pm. £25

‘Life is Pain’ - Alan Davies with his acute brand of surreal observational storytelling is back. This is sure to be a hot ticket!

Café Guildhall

Open Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5.30pm or until after interval on event days (from 3rd September).

Freshly baked cakes and delicious hot dishes prepared daily by our own chefs. Students receive a 10% food discount!

Box Office 023 9282 4355 or book online on portsmouthguildhall.org.uk new box office opening hours Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm, Sat 10am - 4pm.


Saturday 15th December 2012 We’ll spoil you with a drinks reception before you dance the night away to the sounds of a lively band and DJ while enjoying a delicious three course meal*. Party from 6.30pm to 12:30am. £32 per head * Roast turkey meal or vegetarian option available

Book your…

Christmas Celebration Lunch Christmas Lunch Gold Package

• £22 per person • 3 course roast turkey meal (vegetarian option available) • 40 - 100 people

Christmas Lunch Silver Package • £10 per person • Roast turkey meal & mince pies • Up to 40 people

For more information or to book a table please contact us on 023 9283 4146.


What’s on

December Children’s Carol Concert

Monday 3rd December, 6.30pm. FREE

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Christmas officially gets underway in the city when The Lord Mayor turns on the Guildhall Square Christmas tree lights along with approximately 1,200 local singing schoolchildren. Look out for Father Christmas who will be entering the square in a horse drawn carriage!

Rizzle Kicks

Wednesday 5th December, 7.30pm. £15 One of the hottest Hip Hop acts in the UK right now: the duo have already been nominated for 3 MOBO Awards.

Jools Holland

Friday 7th December, 7.30pm. £34.50 Jools Holland is set to take his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra on the road once again for what has now become one of the UK’s most popular annual tours.

The Overtones

Saturday 8th December, 7.30pm. £19.50-£33.50 A unique sound, blending the essence of vocal groups of yesteryear with the best of classic, present-day British pop.

Guildhall Christmas Party

Saturday 15th December, 6.30pm. £32 We’ll spoil you with a drinks reception before you dance the night away to the sounds of a lively band and DJ while enjoying a delicious three course meal.

Milton Glee Christmas Concert

Sunday 16th December, 3pm. £6.50 - £12.50. Kids £1 A Christmas concert for the whole family in collaboration with the London Show Orchestra. Sing along to your Christmas favourites and enjoy upbeat music from shows and movies.

Box Office 023 9282 4355 or book online on portsmouthguildhall.org.uk new box office opening hours Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm, Sat 10am - 4pm.


January Jimmy Carr

Saturday 12 January 2013, 8pm. £25 Brand new show, brand new jokes, same old Jimmy.

Children’s Concert

Tuesday 29th January 2013, 1.30- 2.30pm. £3.50 A wonderful hour of music for 5-11 year olds performed by the Southern Pro Musica Symphony Orchestra.

We are thrilled to announce that our popular Café will now be open from 8.30am to 5.30pm on weekdays. On event days we will be open all day until after interval during the week, and 1h 30min before all events on other days. Enjoy freshly baked cakes and delicious hot meals prepared daily by our own chefs at unbeatable prices. Please visit our website to view the menu on www.portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

Guildhall

New opening times

From 3rd September 2012

Simply drop in or contact the Box Office to reserve a table on 023 9282 4355 or via boxoffice@portsmouthguildhall.org.uk


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bso concert calendar 2012/2013

Kirill Karabits Principal Conductor

Kids for a Quid, please see our website for details

The Planets

Friday 5th October 7.30pm Mozart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Symphony No.41 “Jupiter” Holst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Planets Kirill Karabits conductor Bournemouth Symphony Chorus Ladies

Firebird

Friday 26th October 7.30pm Brahms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Violin Concerto Schubert.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Symphony No.8 “Unfinished” Stravinsky.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Firebird Suite Ainars Rubikis conductor Tasmin Little violin

Song and Dance

Saturday 17th November 7.30pm Bernstein.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Candide Overture Copland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Appalachian Spring Rachmaninov.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Copland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes Bernstein.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . West Side Story: Symphonic Dances David Hill conductor Alexander Gavrylyuk piano

Mighty Russia

Thursday 6th December 7.30pm Borodin.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Polovtsian Dances Tchaikovsky.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Violin Concerto Liadov.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kikimora Borodin.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Symphony No.2 Danail Rachev conductor Vilde Frang violin

Box Office 023 9282 4355 or book online on portsmouthguildhall.org.uk new box office opening hours Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm, Sat 10am - 4pm.


Thursday 20 December 7.30pm Humperdinck.. . . . . . Hansel & Gretel (excerpts) Wiseman. . . . . . . . . . . . Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant Tchaikovsky.. . . . . . . . Sleeping Beauty (excerpts) Tchaikovsky.. . . . . . . . The Nutcracker (excerpts) BSO Young Conductor in Association

American Dream

Thursday 17th January 7.30pm Gershwin.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Girl Crazy Overture Gershwin (arr Serebrier).. . Lullaby Gershwin (arr Serebrier).. . Three Preludes Gershwin.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhapsody in Blue Dvořák. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Symphony No.9 “From the New World” José Serebrier conductor Shelly Berg piano

Hall of Fame

Friday 1st February 7.30pm Beethoven. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leonora Overture No.3 Elgar.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cello Concerto Tchaikovsky.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Swan Lake Suite No.1 De Falla.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Three Cornered Hat Suite No.2 Shuntaro Sato conductor Philip Higham cello

Wednesday 13 February 7.30pm Pete Harrison conductor The best of big screen film scores from the last 50 years are brought together for a gargantuan feast of symphonic glitz and glamour

Isserlis Plays Haydn

Thursday 21st February 7.30pm Prokofiev.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sinfonietta Haydn .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cello Concerto in D Beethoven .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Symphony No.7 Kirill Karabits conductor Steven Isserlis cello

Tickets: £24 £20 £16 £14 Free pre-concert lectures 6.40pm Free Organ Recitals on the day of selected concerts: please see our website for details


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Are you looking for an office for your creative business in a cultural environment? Portsmouth Guildhall has a few remaining serviced offices left to let with flexible terms at only £8/m2. You could be handed your keys and move into your prestigious new address in the heart of the city centre along with other creative professionals, only 2 minute’s walk from Portsmouth & Southsea train station!

design, fashion, entertainment, • Meet & greet your visitors media, • Direction of your visitors to Café area to await collection architecture, • Secure holding of packages music, art, • Post delivery & collection literature, • Discounted meeting room prices publishing • Discounted meeting catering offers

• On site Café: Mon – Fri 8.30am - 5.30pm (from 03/09)

Services include

Contact us today for more information: 023 9283 4146, or email enquiries@portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

Become part of the unique Guildhall environment Portsmouth Guildhall has been managed by the Portsmouth Cultural Trust since April 2011.


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Portsmouth Guildhall is the perfect venue for your next corporate event. With a variety of rooms suitable for a range of occasions Portsmouth Guildhall can cater for anything from small informal meetings up to conferences for 2,000 people. • Conferences • Workshops • Training sessions • Seminars

023 9283 4146

Call or email enquiries@portsmouthguildhall.org.uk


Coming soon 2013 in

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Paloma Faith UT 10th March SOLD O 22nd March

Micky Flanagan 11th April

Milton Jones 7th June

Jimmy Carr

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