Six things to do in the next 48 hours: December 14 and 15

Your quick guide to what’s on in the Portsmouth area

Whats on

Want to work as a musician?

The Wedgewood Rooms is hosting a free seminar aimed at helping up-and-coming artists break into the music industry.

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Enter the Theatre of Fear for a triumphant homecoming

Enter the Theatre of Fear for a triumphant homecoming

It's been a very good year for Hampshire horror-punks Creeper.
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Marley Blandford winning best solo act at the last awards night. 
Picture Ian Hargreaves.(160041-11)

One week down, three to go – but don’t leave it too late to vote in our Guide Awards

We’re a week into the voting period for the Guide Awards, 2017.

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Kirsty-Anne Shaw and Craig Golding star in New Theatre Royal's Beauty and The Beast. (171096-1)

Exploring the beautiful and beastly sides of Portsmouth in The New Theatre Royal's Christmas show

For its Christmas show this year, The New Theatre Royal is abandoning the pantomime route and trying something a little bit different.
From left: Princess So Shi (Divine Cresswell), The Emperor (Matt Devitt), Genie of the Ring (Karis Anderson), Abanazaar (Clive Mantle), Widow Twankey (Mark Siney), Aladdin (Danielle Haywood) and Wishee Washee (Christain Lee). (171167-1)

'The more they're booing, the better I'm doing my job'

From playing one of 'TV's top 10 heart-throb docs' to Robin Hood's sidekick in an '80s Saturday tea-time classic, Dawn French's love interest in The Vicar of Dibley and Lord Greatjon Umber in the hit fantasy epic, Game Of Thrones, Clive Mantle has certainly had a varied career.
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Forget your troubles with Stephen K Amos at The Spring Arts Centre

Forget your troubles with Stephen K Amos at The Spring Arts Centre

Highly acclaimed, uplifting stand-up comedian and broadcaster Stephen K Amos is back from his world tour and hits the road with his brand new tour, Bread and Circuses.
A computer generated image of the Portsmouth Cutlural Trust's plans for the Guildhall as part of its Renaissance scheme     
Pictures by Hemingway Design

PICTURES: Here’s what Portsmouth Guildhall could look like after £15m refurbishment

TODAY The News can reveal the first phase of ambitious £15m plans to create a new music venue inside Portsmouth Guildhall.

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Ollie Austin and Hanah Miller of Moulettes

Enter Moulettes’ world – it’s a musical force of nature

Eighteen months ago Moulettes unleashed a curious beast of an album on the world.

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Depeche Mode will headline the Saturday night of next year's Isle of Wight Festival

Depeche Mode just can’t get enough as they prepare to headline Isle of Wight Festival 2018

Electro-pop titans Depeche Mode, as well as indie rockers The Killers, Kasabian and the newly solo Liam Gallagher have been announced as the headliners at next year’s Isle of Wight Festival.

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Jason Byrne

When two brains just aren’t going to be enough...

The manic, freewheeling stand-up Jason Byrne has been trying to find ways to liven up life on the road while on tour.

Beans On Toast

It’s all looking Cushty as Beans on Toast hits the road with Skinny Lister

There’s a rather beautiful love song called Jamie and Lilly on Beans On Toast’s new album.

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Melinda Messenger as Fairy Sparkle in The Kings Theatre's pantomime, Snow White. Picture by:  Malcolm Wells (170922-9122)

BIG INTERVIEW Melinda Messenger: ‘I could see myself moving here - I’m going to be spoilt rotten’

It’s pantomime press launch day at The Kings Theatre, and the venerable institution is a veritable hubbub.

BigChildManChild perform at previous Guide Awards night. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (150043-4)

The Guide Awards are back – so vote for your favourites NOW!

They’re back.

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M27 rush-hour accident causes delays

TRAFFIC has built up on the M27, eastbound, following a rush-hour accident this morning.

Here's today's travel and weather news this morning

TRAVEL AND WEATHER: A reasonable day ahead

IT’S a chilly start for the city today, but not as cold as yesterday, and we can expect some sun later.


Let Macka B show you why Health is Wealth

British reggae star Macka B is in town with his Roots Band as part of the tour for his new album, Health is Wealth.
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Turner Sims, Southampton

Friday, December 1

<!--NSTYLE=PSUB_Guide gig details--> Lau Turner Sims, Southampton Friday, December 1

Pioneering contemporary folk trio Lau are celebrating their first decade, and the tour hits Hampshire tonight.
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At The Drive In. Picture: David Jackson

At the Drive In get right back in amongst it

When At The Drive In released their third album, Relationship of Command in 2000, they soon found their heady brew of post-punk, hardcore and memorable riffs was the flavour of the month.

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Lothar Gotz, one of the artists taking part in the project

Get ready for 12 Days of Giving and win some artwork

ARTISTS have banded together to help those in need over this Christmas season.

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