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Spring/Summer

2012


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A prestigious venue in the heart of the city Portsmouth Guildhall is a stunning location for your wedding. Entering up the steps through the ornate bronze doors the building will add a sense of grandeur to any special day. Licensed for civic marriages and civil partnerships, Portsmouth Guildhall can cater for ceremonies, receptions and evening parties providing memories that you will cherish forever.

Weddings 023 9283 4146

Call or email enquiries@portsmouthguildhall.org.uk


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 This Spring/ Summer we are once again presenting the biggest names in popular and classical music, comedy and dance LIVE on your doorstep. Visit our Boutique Markets for an alternative shopping experience, party until the early hours of the morning with your favourite DJ or drop in at our international tattoo convention: we really have something for everyone! Find all the information you need to plan your visit to Portsmouth Guildhall on our soon to be improved website, or speak to our helpful team. Portsmouth Guildhall is now managed by Portsmouth Cultural Trust which aims to enhance the quality and diversity of the entertainment programme. The Trust has already brought a fresh outlook to this prestigious venue with the new CafĂŠ Guildhall and shortly will be updating the main reception spaces.

Box Office 023 9282 4355 or book online on portsmouthguildhall.org.uk New website to be launched soon!


What’s on February

Wedding Fayre

Sunday 19th February 2012 10.30am – 3.30pm. Tickets £2 One of the largest wedding fayres on the South Coast. Stunning dresses, amazing cakes, beautiful flowers and two bridal fashion shows at 12am and 2pm.

The Wombats plus Special Guests

Monday 20th February 2012, 7.30pm. Tickets £18 Liverpool’s biggest export in a decade bring their distinctive style of exuberant alternative pop to Portsmouth on the back of their recently released single ‘1996’.

Kaiser Chiefs UK Tour

Tuesday 21st February 2012, 7.30pm. Tickets SOLD OUT

Following their re-emergence with the album ‘The Future is Medieval’ this 2012 tour is their first in the UK in almost two years and a guaranteed sell-out here at Portsmouth Guildhall.

Anton & Erin ‘Let’s Do It’

Wednesday 22nd February 2012, 7.30pm. Tickets £32.50 - £37.50 A welcome return for Britain’s favourite dance couple! Anton du Beke and Erin Boag are back with a sensational new show joined by singer Lance Ellington, guest dancers and a live orchestra.

Box Office 023 9282 4355 or book online on portsmouthguildhall.org.uk


…a moment that

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Come along to our first new look

Wedding Fayre

Sunday 19th February 2012!

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Masters of Melody

Thursday 23rd February 2012, 7.30pm. Pre-concert talk 6.40pm. Tickets £13 - £23 Scriabin Rêverie Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No.2 Rachmaninov Symphony No.2 Alexander Vedernikov Conductor Saleem Abboud Ashkar Piano

Varsity Pro Wrestling

Friday 24th February 2012, 7.30pm. Tickets: Ringside £15, Adults £12.50, Children £10 The UK’s No.1 Sports Entertainment Company returns for another explosive night of non-stop wrestling action for the whole family.

Boutique Market

Sunday 26th February 2012, 11am – 3pm.

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Come and browse the vintage-style indoor market with a fine selection of crafts, handmade wares, vintage clothing plus tea and homemade cakes.

Rebecca Ferguson plus Special Guests Tuesday 28th February 2012, 7.30pm. Tickets £22 - £35

We are thrilled to welcome this sensational artist who charmed audiences on last year’s The X-Factor at Portsmouth Guildhall as part of her first solo tour.


What’s on March

McFly ‘Keep Calm & Play Louder’

Wednesday 7th March 2012, 7.30pm. Tickets £30

Tickets are flying for this exciting British group who has quickly won over the youth masses with their boyish charm and lively hits.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Beethoven’s Fifth

Thursday 8th March 2012, 7.30pm. Pre-concert talk 6.40pm. Tickets £13 - £23 Stravinsky Octet Strauss Wind Serenade Stravinsky Concerto for Piano and Winds Beethoven Symphony No. 5 Kirill Karabits Conductor Frank Braley Piano

Break Eleven

Saturday 10th March 2012, 9.30pm – 2am. Tickets £15 Headlining Jaguar Skills. Party ‘till you drop to the beats of this internationally renowned DJ with his legendary mixing skills.

Matt Cardle plus Special Guests Sunday 11th March 2012, 7.30pm. Tickets £26.50

The English singer-songwriter and guitarist who rose to fame after winning the seventh series of The X-Factor in 2010 will perform his new material live as part of an extensive UK & Ireland tour.

Box Office 023 9282 4355 or book online on portsmouthguildhall.org.uk


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

Portsmouth Music Service ‘Seascape’ Wednesday 14th March 2012, 7pm. Tickets: Adults £6, Concessions £5

A musical extravaganza performed by hundreds of children from thirteen schools. This will be an event to attend, celebrate and remember!

Boutique Market

Sunday 18th March 2012, 11am – 3pm.

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Come and browse the vintage-style indoor market with a fine selection of crafts, handmade wares, vintage clothing plus tea and homemade cakes.

Noah & The Whale

Sunday 25th March 2012, 7.30pm. Tickets £17.50 Taking the world by storm their latest disc ‘Last Night On Earth’ is one of the best selling albums of the year. Tickets are selling fast, book yours soon to avoid disappointment!

Sarah Millican

Wednesday 28th March 2012, 8pm. Tickets £20 Ever wondered how to make a homemade treadmill? Or about the practicalities of an orgy? Wonder no more. If your glass is half full, she’ll top it up. Not suitable for under 16’s.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Country Life

Thursday 29th March 2012, 7.30pm. Pre-concert talk 6.40pm. Tickets £13 - £23 Berlioz Harold in Italy Beethoven Symphony No.6 “Pastoral” Kirill Karabits Conductor Ralf Ehlers Viola

Box Office 023 9282 4355 or book online on portsmouthguildhall.org.uk


What’s on April

Portsmouth Guildhall Guided Walk Thursday 5th April 2012, 2pm. Tickets £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.

Doug Stanhope

Saturday 7th April 2012, 8pm. Tickets £20

Twice awarded Time Out New York’s Comedy Performance of the Year, tough-talking Doug Stanhope is opinionated, brutally honest and shockingly uninhibited. Strictly over 18’s only.

Rock Challenge®

16th–21st April 2012, 7pm. Tickets £11

A memorable and life-changing event for schools, teachers, communities and young people alike. The Rock Challenge® welcomes any school who wants to be involved!

Boutique Market

Sunday 22nd April 2012, 11am – 3pm.

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Browse through the vintage-style indoor market with a fine selection of crafts, handmade wares, vintage clothing plus tea and homemade cakes.

Bombay Bicycle Club

Tuesday 24th April 2012, 7.30pm. Tickets £17.50 This chart-topping, multi award winning band continues to effortlessly progress and innovate at a startling rate. Over 14’s only. Anyone under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Box Office 023 9282 4355 or book online on portsmouthguildhall.org.uk


Introducing Portsmouth Guildhall’s brand new VIP Lounge; an exclusive facility for those seeking star treatment! Upgrade any seated event ticket at only £15* per person. This will allow you early access before a concert to relax in our private Members’ Room while enjoying some snacks accompanied by an arrival drink. You’ll also be able to pre-order your interval drinks and can enjoy tea, coffee, cakes and pastries served during the interval. Purchase your VIP package in advance from the Box Office on

023 9282 4355

*in addition to usual performance ticket price.

New! VIP Lounge

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Russian Masters Friday 27th April 2012, 7.30pm. Pre-concert talk 6.40pm. Tickets £13 - £23 Stravinsky Fireworks Prokofiev Sinfonia Concertante Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty (excerpts) Kirill Karabits Conductor Truls Mørk Cello

The UK Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation South Coast Sunday 29th April 2012. Pre-Judging 1pm, Evening Show 6pm. Tickets £15, children FREE. UKBFF South Coast is one of the biggest qualifying events in the country leading up to the finals in Nottingham: who will be this year’s bodybuilding champion?!


What’s on May

Stewart Francis

Friday 4th May 2012, 7.30pm. Tickets £18.50 The star of ‘Mock The Week’, ‘Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow’ and ‘Live At The Apollo’ embarks on a brand new tour with a fantastic and hilarious show!

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Brief Encounters

Thursday 10th May 2012, 7.30pm. Pre-concert talk 6.40pm. Tickets £13 - £23 Khachaturian Gayaneh Suite Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 Walton Symphony No.1 Kirill Karabits Conductor Nikolai Lugansky Piano

Café Guildhall

Open during events and Monday to Friday 8.30am-2.30pm Freshly baked cakes and delicious hot dishes prepared daily by our own chefs.

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The Three Belles ‘In the Mood’ Friday 18th May 2012, 7.30pm. Tickets £15, Cabaret table (10 x seats) £175, VIP table (12 x seats) £200

Step back into the time of blackouts and Bovril, and dance the night away to swinging big band tunes at this interactive 1940s evening. FREE dance lesson at 5pm!

Box Office 023 9282 4355 or book online on portsmouthguildhall.org.uk


boutique

market

Don’t miss the regular Sunday Boutique Markets, new to Portsmouth Guildhall. Come and browse the vintage-style indoor market with a fine selection of crafts, handmade wares, vintage clothing plus tea and homemade cakes. Market Days • 26th February • 18th March • 22nd April • 24th June • 19th August

www.southsea.me Milton Glee Club ‘Music for a Jubilee’ Sunday 20th May 2012, 3pm. Tickets £7.50 - £12.50, Kids for a Quid

The choir and Band of the Hampshire Constabulary sing and perform popular music from movies and shows spanning the years of Queen Elizabeth the Second’s Reign.

Live & Unsigned

Saturday 26th May 2012, 12.30pm, 4.30pm & 8.30pm. Tickets £9 The best unsigned acts from the South of England compete in the biggest competition for original singers and bands in the UK.

Box Office 023 9282 4355 or book online on portsmouthguildhall.org.uk


What’s on June

Brit Pink Floyd

Friday 1st June 2012, 8pm. Tickets £27.50 A collection of Pink Floyd’s best works created by BRIT FLOYD musical director Damian Darlington to celebrate the release of the new Pink Floyd ‘Best Of’ album ‘A Foot In the Door’.

Rock Challenge®

6th–9th June 2011, 7pm. Tickets £11 A memorable and life-changing event for schools, teachers, communities and young people alike. The Rock Challenge® welcomes any school who wants to be involved!

Russell Watson

Sunday 10th June 2012, 7.30pm. Tickets £55-£29.50 Presented by Raymond Gubbay with special guest Lara Wright and the London Concert Orchestra this is sure to be a highlight on the 2012 Portsmouth Guildhall calendar!

Café Guildhall

Open during events and Monday to Friday 8.30am-2.30pm Freshly baked cakes and delicious hot dishes prepared daily by our own chefs.

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Box Office 023 9282 4355 or book online on portsmouthguildhall.org.uk


The Dark Encounters Experience

Paranormal Investigations 2012 9pm – 2am Tickets £40 on the following Fridays: 24th February 27th April 22nd June Exclusive access to some of the creepiest areas of Portsmouth Guildhall usually restricted to the public. Brief itinerary of the evening:

• Briefing on ghost hunting techniques • Demonstration of latest ghost hunting equipment • Paranormal experiments and team vigils • Regular refreshment breaks (tea and coffee supplied) • Review of evidence from investigation

Ghost Walk ‘Revenge of the Mad Hatters Tea Party’ Saturday 2nd June 2012, Tickets from £10, 7.30pm

Dickens Murder Mystery Dinner Event ‘The Murder of Edwin Drood’ Friday 24th August 2012, Tickets from £20, 7.30pm

Book tickets online on www.darkencounters.co.uk

Boutique Market

Sunday 24th June 2012, 11am – 3pm.

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Come and browse the vintage-style indoor market with a fine selection of crafts, handmade wares, vintage clothing plus tea and homemade cakes.

Portsmouth Guildhall Guided Walk Tuesday 26th June 2012, 2pm. Tickets £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.

Rhod Gilbert

Saturday 30th June 2012, 8pm. Tickets £40-£25 Multi award-winning Welsch comedian and TV personality with a growing reputation as a first class live act: a show not to be missed!


What’s on July

Frankie Boyle

Saturday 7th July & Sunday 8th July 2012, 8pm. Tickets £25

Attempting a final tour to heal Britian’s fools, to support its rioters and to offer the inchoate laughter of despair to a culture in freefall.

Tattoo Convention

Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th July 2012 11am - 8pm/ midnight. Tickets £10 in advance. Book online on www.portsmouthtattooconvention.com. Portsmouth’s largest ever Tattoo Convention featuring various trade stands, artists from around the world and some lively entertainment.

Café Guildhall

Open during events and Monday to Friday 8.30am-2.30pm Freshly baked cakes and delicious hot dishes prepared daily by our own chefs.

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Coming soon 10th October 2012

Level 42 24th November 2012

Alan Davies 7th December 2012

Jools Holland 8th December 2012

The Overtones more dates soon to be released…


Corporate Hire

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.

023 9283 4146

Call or email enquiries@portsmouthguildhall.org.uk


portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

Coming soon

10th October 2012

Level 42 24th November 2012

Alan Davies 7th December 2012

Jools Holland 8th December 2012

The Overtones

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