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

07
AUG
Alvin Youngblood Hart
Quay Arts

The cosmic American love child of Howlin Wolf and Link WrayKnown as a musicians musician Alvin Youngblood Harts praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to Brit guitar gods Eric Clapton & Mick Taylor.Since the release of his 1996 debut…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01983 822490
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07
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The Country Superstars Experience
Shanklin Theatre

This show is hosted by Sarah Jayne who has been performing as Dolly Parton for over 22 years and is Europes Leading Tribute to the Queen of Country ‐ Dolly Parton. Sarah Jayne and Award Winning Vocal Impersonator Andy Crust take us…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02085 916920
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09
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Royal Observer Corps Exhibition
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

A visiting exhibition that tells the story of the Royal Observer Corps. Exhibition open at the same time as the museum and is included as part of your museum visit. …

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01489 576248
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09
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World War Two Event
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

World War Two EventA return by popular demand A WW2 theme throughout. Why not come along dressed to suit All kinds of things to do and see. Engines all steamed up and working trains running cafe baking as always. This is one…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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09
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The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Southampton Joiners Arms

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus at Southampton Joiners Arms in Southampton on Sunday 09 August 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus tickets so weve done the legwork for you. …

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
AUG
Extreme Stunt Show
Southsea Common

Awesome Monster Trucks High Flying Motorbikes & BMX teams battle it out as BIG AIR is the name of the game this summer as our boys hit the air flying Youll be keeping your feet firmly on level ground as the…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08444 771000
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Everlast
Orange Rooms

Everlast at Orange Rooms in Southampton on Thursday 13 August 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price comparison service. …

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
AUG
BandstandLIVE! Southampton
The Bandstand: Southampton

Bandstand LIVE is presented with the support and encouragement of Southampton City Council who wish to see their parks used for more events. This is a free to attend event. Bandstand LIVE seeks to showcase the best of local music within…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 553736
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19
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A Number
The Nuffield Theatre

Bernard thinks hes an only child. At the age of 35 he learns otherwise. Discovering the results of a scientific experiment that left him as one of a number Bernard confronts his father Salter. Identities are challenged but how will Salter reveal…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08980 671771
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20
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Moscow State Circus
Southsea Common

Promising their 'greatest ever production to date' the ever‐popular Moscow State Circus are a world‐renowned circus troupe where 'magnificent feats of human achievement' are the norm. Expect rogue clowns mucking around performers in high‐wires…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

21
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Alesana
Southampton Joiners Arms

Alesana is bound for their United Kingdom tour to liven up the silence and thaw the cold of winter with their dynamic and incendiary music‐ as fiery as their aptly‐named new album “A Place where…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
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U2 2
The Brook

U2 2 are the worlds longest running and leading tribute show. Formed by current members in 1992 the band are now in their 23rd gigging year. They have performed over 1000 shows across three continents and remain the only tribute to have…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 555366
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A Wilhelm Scream
Southampton Joiners Arms

A Wilhelm Scream at Southampton Joiners Arms in Southampton on Saturday 22 August 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…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

02
SEP
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

03
SEP
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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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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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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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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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

01
OCT
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

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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