Feb
28
Wed
Mega Music Quiz and Oscar’s Pizza launch
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us on 28th February as we celebrate the Launch of Oscar’s Lockdown Pizza, serving its first slice at its second home, The Portland Arms.

To celebrate we’ve put together a music quiz, so come down, try out the new food and get quizzing!

Expect, fun, games and general tomfoolery with prizes to be won

To kick the launch of to a flying start, the first 25 pizzas will come with a free pint! What’s not to love!

Quiz starts at 19:30.

Mar
1
Fri
The New Fools and Karalinga
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The New Fools and Karalinga back at the Portland Arms … it’s been a long, long time and it’s FREE!!!!! A mix of new and old and of course some firm favourites!

The New Fools: at last, getting a chance to promote their 2023 album ‘Seashells:’ “their best yet”; “seek them out, you won’t be disappointed”; “sparkling indie pop gold”; “a hornucopia of sound!”

Karalinga: likened to the Stone Rose, their songs are actually a mix of influences from avant-funk to country to ska and a little inbetween!

Mar
2
Sat
Cambridge Band Comp – Under 18’s Heat 1
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

It gives us great pleasure to announce the line up for Cambridge Band Competition – Under 18s Heat 1
In no particular order:
Romsey
Zephyrus
Ollie Massey
HEADCHECK
Under 18s Heat 1 will take place at The Portland Arms on Saturday 2nd March. The winner of Heat 1 will go through to the Cambridge Band Competition Under 18s final at The Portland Arms on Saturday 30th March to compete for a place in the grand final at the Cambridge Junction on Friday 26th April.

Cambridge Band Comp – Heat 1
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
It gives us great pleasure to give to you, you’re line up for Cambridge Band Competition 2024 – Heat 1
In no particular order:
Iona Sky
Hereward
Dogs! Teeth!
Parliament of Wolves
Scumbus
Heat 1 will take place at The Portland Arms on Saturday 2nd March. The winner of Heat 1 will go straight through to the Cambridge Band Competition final at Cambridge Junction on Friday 26th April.
Mar
3
Sun
Private Charity Fundraiser
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Private Charity Fundraiser in venue, pub open as usual.

Mar
4
Mon
*CANCELLED* Nine Skies + Amanda Lehmann
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

*SHOW CANCELLED*

Nine Skies are a French progressive rock band inspired by many influences:

rock, pop, classical, jazz… their 4th studio album was released on September 18th, featuring guests such as Adam Holzman, John Mitchell, Marco Minnemann, Kristoffer Gildenlöw, and many more.
It tells the story of Rudy, who is now living his 1001st and final life. The album retraces some of his existences through the view of several characters and the introspection of these various incarnations which undoubtedly encourage reflection on the human condition.
On-stage line-up:
Alexandre Lamia: Guitars
Anne Claire Rallo: Keyboards
Charlie Bramald: Vocals
Léo Lebrun: Keyboards
David Darnaud: Guitars
Alexis Bietti: Bass
Johnny Marter: Drums
The amazing Amanda Lehmann (Vocalist/Songwriter/Guitarist. Toured with Steve Hackett) will be the support act for this concert:
Emergency Exit +The Jazz Disciples Charity night
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Friends of David Nott Foundation Cambridge is hosting a jazz night as a fundraising event where all proceeds go to the David Nott Foundation.

Featuring Emergency Exit & The Jazz Disciples

Mar
7
Thu
RJ Archer & the Painful Memories + Yoke + Cleen
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

RJ ARCHER & THE PAINFUL MEMORIES
With a career approach that has ensured the band take as many tea breaks as they feel necessary, these guys are cherished on the live scene for their incendiary hard rock, blues and boogie rock that will appeal to fans of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Supergrass and Quo.
RJ and co-six stringer Ben have served in legendary Cambridge country-bluesers The Shivers and bassist Roger was a founding member of London garage rockers Bare Hunter. Recently expanded to a four piece with awesome drummer Jim Ryder, the band are ready to finish the tea and turn on the charm.

 

 

YOKE
An incredible indie rock band featuring members of Cambridge favourites such as The Baby Seals and Newts, Yoke kick out an eclectic and punchy sound in a set that will include tracks from their recently released EP ‘Yeah’.

Raising money for the Castle School Charity

 

CLEEN
A brand new band on the scene, Cleen make a big and heavy noise likened to the Arctic Monkeys and this is a perfect opportunity to catch a great band in their ascendancy.
Mar
8
Fri
Green Mind and Half Ton Studios present CAPTAIN + AV Sunset
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind and Half Ton Studios present CAPTAIN + AV Sunset

Captain are a British alternative rock band from London, England, who formed in 2004. Influenced by groups such as The Smashing Pumpkins, The Beach Boys, My Bloody Valentine and The Cure, their music has also been compared by critics to Prefab Sprout, The Beautiful South and Deacon Blue. The group signed to EMI Records and achieved success in 2006 with their singles “Broke” and “Glorious”, which reached numbers 34 and 30 on the UK Singles Chart respectively. Their Trevor Horn produced debut album, This Is Hazelville, was released on 14 August 2006 and reached number 23 on the UK Albums Chart.

Captain recorded their second album with EMI but due to the company being acquired, were dropped (with many other artists) before it was released. It remains unreleased to this day.

‘For Irini’ was Captain’s 3rd studio album which was self-released and crowdfunded via PledgeMusic.

Now Captain are back once again with their 4th studio album and also some live shows now being booked for 2024!

Mar
9
Sat
Cambridge Band Comp – Under 18’s Heat 2
Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
It gives us great pleasure to give to you, you’re line up for Cambridge Band Competition 2024 – Heat 2
In no particular order:
Coral Z
Local Hotels
Frenzy
Jay-D
TrippiZoid
Heat 2 will take place at The Portland Arms on Saturday 9th March. The winner of Heat 2 will go straight through to the Cambridge Band Competition final at Cambridge Junction on Friday 26th April.
6 Nations Rugby: Italy v Scotland
Mar 9 @ 2:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Fourth round starts with Italy v Scotland at 2pm followed by England v Ireland at 4.45pm

See all the matches live on our big screens.
Reserve your spot by BOOKING HERE

6 Nations Rugby: England v Ireland
Mar 9 @ 4:45 pm – 6:45 pm

England’s fourth round math with Ireland

See all the matches live on our big screens.
Reserve your spot by BOOKING HERE

Cambridge Band Comp – Heat 2
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

It gives us great pleasure to give to you, you’re line up for Cambridge Band Competition 2024 – Heat 2
In no particular order:
Coral Z
Local Hotels
Frenzy
Jay-D
TrippiZoid
Heat 2 will take place at The Portland Arms on Saturday 9th March. The winner of Heat 2 will go straight through to the Cambridge Band Competition final at Cambridge Junction on Friday 26th April.

Mar
10
Sun
6 Nations Rugby: Wales v France
Mar 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Wales v France at 3pm

See all the matches live on our big screens.
Reserve your spot by BOOKING HERE

Mar
11
Mon
Green Mind presents MUTUAL BENEFIT
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents MUTUAL BENEFIT

For singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jordan Lee, who has recorded as Mutual Benefit since 2009, the title of his expansive fourth studio album, “Growing at the Edges”, is many-layered. “I became interested in the unruly first signs of growth after a disaster, and the beautiful ways lives start to blur into each other through relationships,” Lee says. “Edges are where spaces are negotiated.”

The title took on another dimension as Lee actualized his desire to grow his range as a songwriter, pianist, and collaborator. Written over the span of five years, the seeds of “Growing at the Edges” took root with two artist residencies completed in 2019: one at a former watchtower in Northern Ireland, where he was commissioned to compose a soundtrack, and another in Gainesville, Florida. Both allowed Lee time and space to experiment, to spontaneously explore, and to live inside his emergent songs.