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Monday, 8 June 2015

Portsmouth Festivities Top 5 Events

A SUMMER NIGHT’S SERENADE: THE LONDON MOZART PLAYERS, LAURA VAN DER HEIJDEN AND TIM POSNER. Portsmouth cathedral
FRIDAY, 19 JUNE 2015 19:30

The UK’s longest-established chamber orchestra is joined for a very special evening by Laura van der Heijden (BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012) Tim Posner and the Festivities Youth Choir. This promises to be a perfect opening night event of Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Handel and Brahms.


THE SWINGLE SINGERS: TIMELESS ; CONCERT.Portsmouth Cathedral
SATURDAY, 20 JUNE 2015 19:00

With powerful and versatile voices, The Swingle Singers work classic music into wonderful and surprising new shapes. Be captivated by their dazzling and moving versions of timeless pieces. Whether it’s a Bach aria reimagined as a chilling murder ballad, or a meltingly beautiful interpretation of a favourite Beatles tune, The Swingle Singers bring their tireless invention and vocal mastery to an eclectic repertoire spanning five centuries. “The Swingle Singers pitched those mysteriously lovely chords with Concert Ticket £16, Concessions £14, Under-18s £5 laser-like precision... a triumph” The Daily Telegraph “Talented, talented people” Jamie Cullum


TRASH CERT 15 FEATURING PRE-FILM TALK WITH ANDY MULLIGAN. No 6 Cinema
MONDAY, 22 JUNE 2015 18:00

From Stephen Daldry, director of Billy Elliot, Trash is the story of three Brazilian kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump - and soon find themselves running from the police, trying to right a terrible wrong. Trash was adapted by Richard Curtis from Andy Mulligan’s novel. Join Andy for an insightful pre-screening talk.


THE PEATBOG FAERIES GREG RUSSELL & CIARAN ALGAR. HMS Warrior.
MONDAY, 22 JUNE 2015 19:30

A truly unique gig on the deck of HMS Warrior - the historic pride of Queen Victoria’s naval fleet. Multi-instrumentalist duo Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar won the 2013 BBC Radio 2 ‘Young Folk’ Award and 2014 Horizon Award for ‘Best Breakthrough Act’. They are now one of the most sought after young acts on the folk scene. The Peatbog Faeries fuse folk, electronica, rock and jazz with traditional Celtic music. ‘Live Band of the Year’ at both the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and Scottish Traditional Music Awards, they mix programmed effects with bagpipes, fiddles and whistles.


THE SEAFARERS
SATURDAY, 27 JUNE 2015 20:00 & SUNDAY, 28 JUNE 2015 20:00

Portsmouth Festivities with Stopgap Dance Company, Curious Space and live music from The Moulettes.

Join Stopgap Dance Company for a unique work of dance theatre inspired by Portsmouth's incredible boatbuilding heritage. For centuries, the people of Portsmouth have empowered mankind to venture above the darkest depths, to reach the furthest shores. Presented in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, The Seafarers promises to be a joyful and moving celebration of a city's legacy - and the people who shape it.

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