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

30
JUL
Performance
Forum One,

Open10am 3pm DailyCost Free Public AdmissionPerformance was conceived early in 2012 as British excitement grew in anticipation of hosting the Olympics. Local sporting events were photographed as communities played their part in preparing…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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31
JUL
Eddie Izzard
Southsea Common

Stand‐up comedian actor and writer Eddie Izzard brings his whimsical rambling comedy to audiences across Britain after winning numerous awards including the Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance and the Yahoo Peoples Choice Award. Citing…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

01
AUG
AN EVENING WITH SIR GARY SOBERS
The Concorde Club

The greatest all‐rounder in the world at The Concorde.AN EVENING WITH SIR GARY SOBERSFriday 1 August 2014 From 9.00pmAN EVENING WITH SIR GARY SOBERSMember ticket only ‐ £18 £23 after 30th AprilNon‐members ticket only £30Members dining ticket £43 £48 after 30th…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02380 613989
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01
AUG
ROCKIN' THE COUNTRY
Thorngate Theatre Hall

In 2012 Rick and Jodie McKay played an event in Portsmouth promoted by Ricks daughter Kelly Marie in aid of SADS UK Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. The show featured the duo aka Pure Country expanding their style and sound with a full…

Location: 3.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02392 510012
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02
AUG
The Saints
Guildhall Square

Kenny Glynn is the world's biggest saints fan and for 25 years he has been locked in a game of football against the world. On his 26th Birthday the world steps up its game and Kenny Glynn faces the match of his…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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02
AUG
Cowes Week
Cowes

Since 1826 Cowes Week has played a key part in the British sporting summer calendar and is one of the UKs longest running and most successful sporting events. It now stages up to 40 daily races for around 1000 boats and is…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Sports

03
AUG
Pops Incorporated Concert
Thornden Hall

Pops Incorporated ConcertSunday 3 August 7.30pmTickets available from www.popsincorporated.co.uk 01202 389 793…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01202 389793
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09
AUG
Solent Male Voice Choir concert
St Peter and St Paul Church Fareham

The choir devotes most of its time to performing for local charities and events and the proceeds of this concert are for church funds. Tickets £8. Details and tickets 01329 665170 choir members or Parish Office. Email: nigeldoverclose.fsnet.co.uk. Tickets…

Location: 2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01329 665170
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21
AUG
Historian Elizabeth Norton to present talk
Mary Rose Museum

Henry VIII is famous for his six wives with the rhyme divorced beheaded died divorced beheaded survived recalling their largely unenviable fates. In his old age the king lamented his bad fortune in wives and throughout his life he sought to find…

Location: 2.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07734 805817
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22
AUG
Southampton Maritime Festival
Ocean Terminal

22‐23 August 2014: A great day out for all the family Take a step back in time at Southampton Maritime Festival as it commemorates the wartime and maritime history of the South.During this two‐day event many historic ships and vessels will be…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 02380 711818
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22
AUG
YMCA Wild West Family Festival
YMCA Fairthorne Manor

Come along to Fairthorne Manor this August Bank Holiday Weekend for a huge themed Family Festival This is a great chance for you to experience our popular activity facilities together with our family park. The weekend includes a packed daytime activity programme…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 785228
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23
AUG
Fareham Art Trail
Various Venues around Fareham and surrounding areas

Fareham Art Trail is a new art event taking place this August in and around Fareham.This exciting new event includes numerous exhibitions sculpture garden various art events free magnetic art and moreIt runs from Saturday 23rd‐Saturday 30th August; entry is free and…

Location: 2.1 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL:
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23
AUG
YMCA Barn Dance
YMCA Fairthorne Manor

Fairthorne Manor is holding its first ever Barn Dance so dust off your dancing shoes practice your dosey‐does and get ready to dance the night away Come along on Saturday 23rd August from 6pm until 10pm bring the whole family and have…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 785228
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30
AUG
Jethro Up Close and Personal
G Casino Portsmouth

Originally a timber man from Lavant Tin Mine Jethro now enjoys performing armed with nothing more than a microphone a stand and a small table with his favourite drink to hand. As he paces the stage from side to side youll hear…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02392 732277
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31
AUG
Pedal for Parkinson's Isle of Wight 2014
Seaclose Park

Challenge yourself to make a difference this summer and join us for a cycle around the beautiful Isle of Wight.Get your family friends and colleagues together for the first‐ever Parkinsons UK cycle around the Isle of Wight. Key informationVenue: Seaclose Park Newport…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02079 639319
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04
SEP
National Theatre Live presents Medea
Thornden Hall

Helen McCrory The Last of the Haussmans returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides' powerful tragedy in a new version by Ben Power directed by Carrie Cracknell.Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 246555
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04
SEP
Bestival
Robin Hill Country Park

The four‐day music festival is held at Robin Hill; a country park situated at the Isle of Wight in England. Bestival is a result of Rob da Banks Sunday Best club nights and record label.…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

05
SEP
Petersfield Antiques Fair
Festival Hall

On the East side of town Heath Rd is the continuation of the High Street. AA signposted. Small but high quality antiques fair for collectors dealers and home furnishers. 38 stands from across the UK bring genuine perfect or restored art and…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01886 833091
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12
SEP
JOHNNY CASH REVISITED
Medina Theatre

Johnny Cash Revisited is a semi‐biographical show illustrating the transition of Johnny Cash from being a young gospel singer from Dyess Arkansas into the legendary recording artist known as THE MAN IN BLACK. Rick McKay and special guest Jodie McKay paying tribute…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01983 527020
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15
SEP
FREE taster session at the Fareham Rock Choir
Sports Hall

The Fareham Rock Choir is led by local musician Jan Moll. Rock Choir is unequalled in the opportunities we can offer our members ‐ from performing at top music and arts venues like Wembley Stadium for Saracens v Harlequins in 2012 and…

Location: 1.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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16
SEP
FREE taster session at the Petersfield Rock Choir
Meeting Room

The Petersfield Rock Choir is led by choir leader Sarah Manton. Rock Choir is unequalled in the opportunities we can offer our members ‐ from performing at top music and arts venues like the O2 Arena and Guilfest to raising money for…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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16
SEP
NT Live presents A Streetcar Named Desire
Thornden Hall

The fastest‐selling production in the Young Vics history Tennessee Williams timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live. With Gillian Anderson The X‐Files The Fall as Blanche DuBois Ben Foster Lone Survivor…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 246555
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17
SEP
FREE taster session at the Hedge End Rock Choir
Dart Centre

The local Hedge End choir is run by singing teacher Jan Moll. Over the past few years Rock Choir has become firmly ingrained on the national consciousness with its unique mix of en‐masse singing fundraising television appearances and commitment to community singing…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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17
SEP
FREE taster session at the Southampton Rock Choir
Main Hall

Your local Southampton choir is run by choir leader Jenny Deacon. The choir will be performing locally again soon so its a chance for you to join in sing and perform without pressure and under the supportive guidance of Jenny. Rock Choir…

Location: 13.6 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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18
SEP
FREE taster session at the Portsmouth Rock Choir
Portsmouth Rugby Football Club

The Portsmouth Rock Choir is led by singing teacher Jan Moll. Our choir is made up of many locals who never thought they could sing or hadnt found the right outlet for their secret singing in the car or shower. I dont…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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19
SEP
Ian Hunter
Portsmouth Pyramids

English singer‐songwriter Ian Hunter hails from the Welsh border county of Shropshire and was once lead singer in the band Mott the Hoople 1969‐1974...and their 2009 reunion Solo endeavours include the singles Once Bitten…

Location: 4.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

20
SEP
SKA Mania -The Selector and The Neville Staples
G Casino Portsmouth

The Selecter are fronted by the original singing duo of the 2 Tone era Pauline Black and Arthur Gaps Hendrickson. Theyre here to deliver classic hits like Three Minute Hero Missing Words On My Radio James Bond and of course Too Much…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02392 732277
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21
SEP
Miles Jupp
The Nuffield Theatre

Miles Jupp ‐ actor writer and comedian ‐ is making a return to stand‐up and going on his first live UK tour since the hugely successful Fibber In The Heat with which he toured the…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

21
SEP
Lewis Watson
Talking Heads

‐ watch Lewis Watson live at Talking Heads in Southampton Hampshire on the Sunday 21 September 2014. Compare ticket prices and save on the best seats in the house…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

23
SEP
Marcus Brigstocke
The Nuffield Theatre

Marcus Brigstocke is considered among Englands finest comedians currently on the comedy circuit. You may have recently seen him on TV shows such as Have I Got News for You Would I Lie to You…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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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