Today’s Portsmouth Festivities: a music tour, concerts and theatre

  • Music and theatre will feature in today’s Portsmouth Festivities
  • Last year’s All About The Song winner Eloise Keating will perform
  • There will also be a one-man show about George Bernard Shaw, a quirky tour of a Southsea road and a concert at the cathedral
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EXPLORE the quirky nooks and crannies of Southsea’s Albert Road as part of Portsmouth Festivities this evening.

Starting at 7pm, the ‘Folk of Albert Road’ guided tour of the shopping strip will venture into independent shops where musicians will give bite-sized performances.

The tour is just one of six events taking place for the festivities today, to be followed by another five events tomorrow.

Last year’s All About The Song winner Eloise Keating is playing a gig at the Kings Theatre in Southsea at 1pm today. Another highlight will be a one-man show at St John’s College in Southsea based on the life of playwright George Bernard Shaw.

Playing the Clown stars Brian Freeland as Shaw. The show starts at 7pm.

There will also be a Choral Evensong at Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral in Old Portsmouth at 6pm tonight followed by a performance by the Southern Counter-Tenors at 9pm.

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Tomorrow’s festivities will kick off with the launch of an exhibition of the winning pieces from this year’s Spice Island Art Trail. It takes place at the Portsmouth Guildhall and opens at 10am.