Tagged: Portsmouth Festivities

Portsmouth Festivities Launches


  At the Square Tower, Portsmouth Festivities announced its programme and unveiled a new form of eventing in the City of Portsmouth. From Friday 16 to Sunday 25 June, Portsmouth Festivities plays host to one of the most vibrant summer festivals on the south coast:· over 100 dazzling and diverse events across the city· internationally acclaimed artists· showcasing stunning local talent· FREE activities and events· commemorative events· something for all ages The Festivities is Portsmouth’s flagship multi-disciplinary arts festival. Now in its 18th year, the programme continues to develop and grow, with a fantastic mix of concerts, art, exhibitions, plays…

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Another Great Festivities

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Another great year, another great variety of events, Portsmouth Festivities 2016 programme has ended and we have had some excellent feedback from audience members on the great variety of experiences we provide the city, and how enjoyable this year’s programme has been. Our opening Gala Concert with the London Contemporary Orchestra was something new for Portsmouth audiences which left them pleasantly surprised with a taste of a genre of music some had never experienced.  Portsmouth Festivities were delighted with LCO for their fantastic concert and involvement with young musicians from The Portsmouth Grammar School. Portsmouth Festivities is nothing without the…

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National Festival Award Winner

Sam Gladstone conducting 'Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose' at Portsmouth Festivities 2013

We are delighted that Mr Sam Gladstone, Director of Music at The Portsmouth Grammar School, has won a national British Arts and Science Festivals Association award for exceptional service. Mr Gladstone is the UK’s only educator this year to win the prestigious award, which recognises his on-going valuable contributions towards Portsmouth Festivities; the city’s annual flagship art, culture and heritage festival at the end of June. As well as regularly attending and contributing to Festivities creative partner hub meetings – involving 13 cultural organisations from across the city – Mr Gladstone volunteers his expertise and considerable time to help shape…

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