What's on inPortchester

Welcome to Portchester

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Portchester - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Portchester to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Portchester

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Stupid Tile Workshop!
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

Stupid Tile Workshop A truly brilliant workshop for adults that is unique to the Brickworks. We have a historical piece of equipment called a Stupid which was used to roll out the large flat pieces of clay for ridge tiles.…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01489 576248
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Von Hertzen Brothers
Talking Heads

Von Hertzen Brothers at Talking Heads in Southampton on Wednesday 02 September 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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England vs Australia 1st ODI
The Ageas Bowl

England vs Australia 1st ODI at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Thursday 03 September 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest England vs Australia 1st ODI tickets so weve done the legwork for…

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Sports

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Kevin Bridges
Mayflower Theatre

At 24 years of age Kevin Bridges is one of the most popular up and coming comedians in the country. His big break came at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he won the So you…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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Heritage Open Day
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

We are open for free as part of the National scheme This is a week where we celebrate our history ‐ both the museum and our local community. Why not come along and see if any of your ancestors worked here Torch…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01489 576248
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Butserfest
Queen Elizabeth Country Park

A one day music event for music lovers of all ages. It was founded following consultation with local young people in East Hampshire who said there was not enough to do in the area. Now in its 9th year Butserfest has…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01730 266551
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Beautiful Baroque Concertos
Droxford Church

Members of The Havant Orchestras play Corelli Telemann Bach Vivaldi & Mozart. Refreshments available. …

Location: 8.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 261372
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Between The Buried And Me
Talking Heads

Between the Buried and Meis an illustrious American heavy metal band whose name was taken from the lyrics of a Counting Crows song called Ghost Train. Throughout their career the group had already released five…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Dots, Dashes, Buildings and Boats
Quarr Abbey Art Gallery

A regular exhibitor at Quarr Isle of Wight artist Andrew Dowden will be showing a collection of handmade hand‐carved ceramics and complementary textured wall art. This is an opportunity to view Andrews work and buy directly from the artist.Ideas and designs are…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: (01983) 867505
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Dog Fashion Disco
Southampton Joiners Arms

Dog Fashion Disco at Southampton Joiners Arms in Southampton on Thursday 17 September 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Dog Fashion Disco tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Popular Classics
Hayling Island Community Centre

Colin Jagger conducts Weber Chopin ‐ Piano Concero No. 2 soloist: Alexander Ullman & Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5.…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 261372
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BIG Walkies Petersfield
Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Come and join us for the BEST WALK EVER at Queen Elizabeth Country Park More trees more pals and loads of reasons to slobber. Give your dog a day of delight and raise money to help protect dogs and other animals from…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03001 230123
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The Trains Take Over
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

This is the day for train lovers... Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway are in charge today They will be getting out all their trains and we will have more on display inside. Our engines will be steamed up and working cafe and childrens…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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The Bluetones
Portsmouth Pyramids

The Bluetones at Portsmouth Pyramids in Portsmouth on Wednesday 23 September 2015. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best prices…

Location: 4.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Wolf Alice
O2 Guildhall Southampton

Ellie Rowsell Joel Amey Theo Ellis and Joff Oddie make up the alt‐rock band Wolf Alice who are again playing UK dates and appearing live at music festivals across the country. The four‐piece rock…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Lucy Kay
The Concorde Club

Lucy Kay at The Concorde Club in Eastleigh on Thursday 24 September 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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Darcy Oake
Portsmouth Guildhall

Darcy Oake at Portsmouth Guildhall in Portsmouth on Saturday 26 September 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us do the…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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Southampton Rainbow Run
Southampton Guildhall Sqaure

Were bringing the Rainbow Run back to Southampton this SeptemberWe had so much fun last year and want to see an even bigger sea of Rainbow Runners for 2015 Sign up to the most colourful fun run around and help raise funds…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01962 760060
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Orpheus
The Nuffield Theatre

The most haunting love story ever told.Be transported to 1930s Paris where legendary musician Django Reinhardt has been cast as the lead in a new production of Orpheus.Your host for the evening is the charismatic songstress Yvette Ppin. With her troupe of…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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Barenaked Ladies
Portsmouth Pyramids

Canadian Alternative Rock band Barenaked Ladies have been together since 1998. Jim Creegan Kevin Hearn Ed Robertson and Tyler Stewart are collectively BNL or BnL to their fans. The band has achieved huge worldwide success…

Location: 4.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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The Wombats
O2 Guildhall Southampton

Liverpool‐based indie rock band The Wombats formed in 2003 when three of the band members met one‐another at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. The lads found a common interest in music and started to…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Bryan Ferry
Portsmouth Guildhall

Lead vocalist and charismatic front man of Roxy Music where he originally performed alongside fellow greats like Brian Eno and outstanding solo star Bryan Ferry is a living legend.With a smooth timeless style inspired by…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

02
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Leftfield
O2 Guildhall Southampton

Leftfield this year will make one of the most hotly anticipated comebacks in dance music history. The original rave crossover pioneers they started the trend later followed by the likes of The Chemical Brothers and…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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OCT
Peace
Portsmouth Pyramids

Peace at Portsmouth Pyramids in Portsmouth on Wednesday 07 October 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster GetMeIn Viagogo…

Location: 4.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
OCT
Wheatus
Talking Heads

New York based Wheatus were formed by band member Brendan B. Brown in 1995 with the help of brother Peter Brown on drums Philip Jiminez on keyboards and Rich Liegey on bass starting out playing…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
OCT
The Hollywood Special Effects Show
The Kings Theatre

Get closer to the action than ever before as this interactive and explosive family show takes you behind the scenes of your favourite films to discover the science and secrets of creating movie magic. Join our team of professionals whove been behind…

Location: 4.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02392 828282
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OCT
The Glass Menagerie
The Nuffield Theatre

Two hours sleep coffee cigarette and Toms back at the warehouse. At home his mother despairs. Her daughter Laura is worryingly single and growing more strange by the day. Tensions are reaching breaking point and their cramped apartment isnt big enough for…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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Laughter Live!
Ferneham Hall

Laughter LiveAnother incredible selection of famous comedians come together to grace the wonderful stage of Ferneham Hall Fareham following the big successes of the comedy nights over the last year.Hosted by award winning comedian and local lad James Alderson Zoe Lyons is…

Location: 2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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OCT
Guitar Concerto
Ferneham Hall

Craig Ogden plays Rodrigos Concierto de Aranjuez with Havant Chamber Orchestra conducted by Robin Browning; also Beethovens Overture Leonora No. 1 & Brahms Serenade No. 1.…

Location: 2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01329 231942
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Against The Current
Southampton Joiners Arms

Against The Current at Southampton Joiners Arms in Southampton on Sunday 11 October 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Against The Current live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

Tourist Attractions


Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Visit the magnificent historic ships HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860 and the Mary Rose as well as the fascinating Mary Rose Museum, Royal Naval Museum and Action Stations, an interactive attraction on the modern‐day Navy.Live and breathe our nation's naval heritage through three of the most important warships…

Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth

Welcome to Blue Reef Aquarium in Southsea, Portsmouth, voted Visitor Attraction of the Year by Tourism South East. Blue Reef is part of an exciting new generation of wildlife attractions designed to inspire deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world.Open‐top tanks allow close encounters with friendly…

Explosion Museum Of Naval Firepower

Welcome to Explosion, museum of Naval Firepower, situated on the Gosport side of Portsmouth Harbour, Hampshire, UK ‐ tracing Naval ordnance from the Battle of Trafalgar to the Gulf War.Explosion, The Museum of Naval Firepower is an award winning, hands on, interactive museum telling the story of naval…

Action Stations

Action Stations at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard takes you to the heart of today's modern Royal Navy. From the action movie Command Approved PG shown in our state of the art 275 seat cinema to the true to life helicopter, weapons and operations room simulators you'll soon find…

Bishops Waltham Palace

The ruins of a medieval palace together with later additions used by the bishops and senior clergy of Winchester as they travelled through their diocese. Winchester was the richest diocese in England, and its properties were grandiose and extravagantly appointed. Much of what can be seen today is…

Calshot Castle

Calshot castle was built by Henry VIII in 1539, as part of his chain of defences along the English south coast. At the time invasions were feared from either the French or Spanish navies and the Castle was built on a shingle spit close to the deep water…

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