The next major project at the Guildhall’s AAA Exhibition is to create a series of posters about Pompey Pop’s clubs and venues. The map above was published years ago in the News, so it’s a starter but I’d like to hear suggestions and stories for the walls
One thing is to distinguish between clubs and venues. For example, the Oddfellows Hall was a venue that at various times hosted rock & roll, the Rendezvous (R&B) Club and even a Folkhouse concert (below). Then in the 1980s it was resurrected as the Hornpipe
Similarly, the Birdcage is marked on the map but that building also housed the Court School of Dancing (with rock & roll gigs) and later the Brave New World and the Pack – and the Birdcage Club was also in a previous venue – Kimbells
So what I’d like to compile with your help is as comprehensive a list as we can manage over as long a period as possible. Thanks.