Eight great things to do in Portsmouth this bank holiday weekend

April 26, 2016

Here’s our quickfire guide to eight of the many great events happening in Portsmouth over this bank holiday weekend.

Friday, 8pm 11.30pm

HMS Warrior, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base

The HMS Warrior Ghost Walk

Travel back in time to 1879 and explore the strange happenings below deck on the HMS Warrior.

Hear the strange tales and legends of the sea after dark portrayed by actors and group participant. A tour of intrigue,history and secrecy with the crew of one of England’s most feared warships.

Tickets £15. For more information 01962435020 or visit www.darkencounters.co.uk

Friday 7.30pm

Ladies Shopping Night at Portsmouth Football Club

Charity-based shopping event at Fratton Park. Browse and purchase items from an array of stallholders selling are their wares. Guest speakers Talking about wine and chocolates.

Tickets: £10. Purchase by calling 07864829921

Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 11pm

King George Playing Fields, Cosham

Portsmouth Summer Show

A weekend of family fun, live music and entertainment and much moreover the bank holiday weekend. Star studded line up includes Scouting for Girls, Diversity, Hoosiers and X Factor winner Sam Bailey. Early bird tickets: £10 Standard

Tickets: £15 Child (5-15years): £7 Under 5s: £1. Anyone aged 15 or under must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18. For tickets http://www.portsmouthsummershow.co.uk/ or for more information email info@portsmouthsummershow.co.uk

Saturday – Monday, 10am – 5pm

Castle Field

Rural and Seaside Show

Celebrating traditional seaside entertainment, The Rural and Seaside Show brings in elements of life in the countryside,creating a village by the sea. From dog shows and horse displays to ultimate frisbee and scurry diving championships, the show is set to be bigger and better than ever before.

FREE. For more information contact 02392841400

Friday (7pm) – Saturday (2.30pm 7.30pm)

Kings Theatre

Green Day’s American Idiot

Award-winning Broadway musical comes to Portsmouth directly from their West End run. To book tickets contact the box office 02392828282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk

Saturday 7.30pm

Main House, New Theatre Royal

Max and Ivan: The End

Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award winners and Melbourne Barry Award nominees Max and Ivan embark on their first UK tour. A narrative sketch comedy depicting the hopes, fears and dreams of a doomed town. Tickets £12. Contact 02392649000 or visit www.newtheatreroyal.savoysystems.co.uk.

Sunday 11.30am

Fort Nelson, Porchester

Sunday Gun Firings

Experience live black-powder firings of historic artillery pieces. Plus gun drills by uniformed detachments from Portsdown Artillery Volunteers. Guns fired at 11:30am, 2pm and 3pm.

FREE. For more information visit www.royalarmouries.org

Monday midday

Square Tower, Portsmouth

Mayfly Festival

The third annual Mayfly pop up festival in Portsmouth’s oldest venue,the Square Tower. A combination of music, art and spoken word performances. FREE. For a full line-up call 07867522681 or visit the facebook page barebones-music.

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