Café Portico April/May Events

It’s time to share the next series of events at Café Portico. We have some fantastic music and events coming up from fashion shows and hip swaying blues to an evening with Lydia Bauman where we’ll take a visual journey through the works of David Hockney!

Tickets can be purchased directly from the cafe during opening hours or by calling 07956 653156 or emailing events@cafeportico.co.uk.

We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!

The Portico team


An Evening with Lydia Bauman: David Hockney 

Tuesday 17th April 2012
Starts 6pm. Tickets: £10 (including a glass of wine)

David Hockney


David Hockney’s ‘A Bigger Picture’ spans 50 years, demonstrating his long standing fascination with the landscapes of his beloved Yorkshire. Through his innovative use of new technology you will be taken on a spell binding visual journey.


Dr A’s Rhythm and Groove

Friday 27th April 2012
Music starts 8:30pm. Tickets: £5

Peterborough band Dr A’s Rhythm and Groove return to Café Portico with a slightly altered line up but the same hip swaying blues. A mix of styles comprising of both original compilations and classic old favourites will keep you entertained all night.

Dr A's Rythmn and Groove



Pretty Green Catwalk Fashion Show

Thursday 10th May 2012
Starts 7pm 

A fashion show exhibiting a selection of ethically made womenswear and accessories by both new and established designers. The evening will conclude with an after show sale of the ranges featured.



Colin Dudman and Friends

Friday 11th May 2012
Music starts 8:30pm. Tickets: £5

Local favourite Colin returns to Café Portico with friends Peter Barnaby and Andy Aitcheson. Their acoustic jazz style is based on a fusion of the exuberant Hot Club de Paris music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli mixed with more recent developments in modern jazz to stimulate your soul.

Colin Dudman


Rita Payne

Friday 18th May 2012
Music starts 8:30pm. Tickets: £5

An intriguing acoustic duo that combine effortless yet intricate guitar work with vocal harmonies, resulting in captivating music that stays with you. Rita Payne have perfected the art of making each song individual and unique using limited but interesting instrumentation.


Rita Payne


John Emil supported by Chris Willows

Thursday 24th May 2012
Music starts 8:30pm.  Tickets: £7

Show stopping U.S singer/songwriter and slide/acoustic guitarist John Emil appears at Café Portico for an evening of country blues, folk, bluegrass and lush Hawaiian sounds. John will be supported by Chris Willows, of The Warbirds, for this special Thursday night performance. A spellbinding repertoire makes this an evening not to be missed!