Illustrated Menagerie: Shakespeare's Animals
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22 April–7th June 2016
Weekdays: 9am–5pm
Saturdays: 10am–2pm
Venue: Freda Swain room, Portsmouth Guildhall

The Shakespearean Menagerie is an exciting exhibition by University of Portsmouth BA Illustration students, capturing some of the range of the creatures featured in Shakespeare's plays and sonnets.

Related stories:
Welcome to the Shakespearean Menagerie! (24/12/2015)

The Shakespearean Menagerie's No Sinking Ship: Guildhall Exhibition Confirmed! (20/02/2016)

Linked blog: Shakespearean Menagerie (Illustrated Menagerie)

Location: Freda Swain room, Portsmouth Guildhall
Book event
Asta Nielsen's Hamlet, with music by Neil Brand
Hamlet Asta Nielsen


Date: Thursday 14th April 2016
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Av., Portsmouth PO1 2DJ
Tickets: £6; Students and Over 65 £5
Block bookings of 10 or more tickets, £4 each (Buy here)

In association with the Much Ado About Portsmouth festival and the Shakespearean Communities conference, we are delighted to be welcoming renowned silent film pianist Neil Brand to the University of Portsmouth on Thursday 14th April.

Neil will be performing at a showing of the 1921 silent film Hamlet, starring Asta Nielsen.

Tickets are for the film showing and performance only. Unfortunately, tickets for the preceding 7pm wine reception are no longer available. We regret that we are unable to sell tickets at the door, so please book online in advance.

For any questions about the event, please email us.

Location: Eldon Building, Portsmouth
Book event
The Sonnet Oscars


Date: Tuesday 19 April 2016
Time: 5pm-7pm
Eldon Building (Room 1.11), Winston Churchill Av., Portsmouth PO1 2DJ
Tickets: £2 (on the door)

The Sonnet Oscars is the culmination of our Sonnets for Schools competition.

Nominees for prizes will be invited with family and friends to witness the awards for the best sonnet in three age categories.

Prizes for the winning sonnets will include free public display in the Central Library in Portsmouth, publication in the local press, the award of a sonnet "Oscar" statue and a prize.

We also have a surprise guest!

Location: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Av., Portsmouth
Book event