Friday, June 19
Cathedral Choir. Music by Philip Stopford and Bob Chilcott (repeated on Sunday at 6pm)
A Summer Night’s Serenade: The London Mozart Players, Laura Van Der Heijden and Tim Posner
The UK’s longest-established chamber orchestra is joined by Laura van der Heijden (BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012) and the Festivities Youth Choir.
Saturday, June 20
Sounds and Visions
Lively, entertaining and family-friendly, this is a collaboration between the Benyounes string quartet and Aspex Gallery associate visual artist Melanie Rose.
Swingle Singers Singing Workshop
Take your passion for music and singing to the next level.
Join members of The Swingle Singers for a workshop.
11.30am and 3pm
Bill and Bobby: Stopgap Dance Company
Open air performance by one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary dance troupes, the Stopgap Dance Company.
Seafood on the Green
A proper Portsmouth feast for all the family – a rustic lunch with wine bar and music.
Kipling and Trix
Rudyard Kipling and his little sister Trix arrived in Southsea when they were both tiny.
Inspired by historical facts, Mary Hamer’s Virginia Prize winning novel Kipling and Trix tells their story.
Swingle Singers: pre-concert talk
Bill and Bobby: Open Dance Workshop with Stopgap Dance Company
An opportunity to join the creative team behind Bill & Bobby and The Seafarers for a free practical dance workshop.
The Swingle Singers: Timeless
With powerful and versatile voices, The Swingle Singers work classic music into wonderful and surprising new shapes.
Sunday, June 21
A service to celebrate the opening of Portsmouth Festivities 2015.
The Cathedral Choir, The Portsmouth Grammar School Chamber Choir and Portsmouth High School for Girls Chamber Choir sing, with music by Joseph Haydn and Gabriel Jackson.
Spice Island Art Trail
Local artists showcase their work in historic venues throughout Old Portsmouth.
Portsmouth Choral Union
The Portsmouth Choral Union, Fareham Philharmonic Choir and Southern Pro Music Orchestra come together for one night only to perform timeless classics by Berlioz, Verdi and Wagner.
For more information see the Portsmouth festivities website