What’s On from Friday, Feburary 10 to Thursday, February 16

Keep an eye out for mini magicians and wonderful wizards across Havant as The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre celebrates its annual Family Festival from Saturday. Picture: David Tett.
Keep an eye out for mini magicians and wonderful wizards across Havant as The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre celebrates its annual Family Festival from Saturday. Picture: David Tett.
Jamie Duke ready to begin recording his finds for the survey

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What’s On for the week ahead

FRIDAY

COMEDY

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Wedge Comedy Club. A night of comedy with top-notch comics. £8. Call (023) 9229 3301 or visit wedgewood-rooms.co.uk.

DANCING

BUCKLANd: Community Centre, Malins Road, PO2 7BL. 1.30-4pm. 50/50 ballroom and sequence Dancing. £3. Call (023) 9242 5331.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 10.30am. Valentine’s Coffee Morning. Refreshments and competitions, in aid of British Heart Foundation. Call (023) 9281 4444.

SOUTHSEA: St John’s College, Grove Road South. 7.30pm. St John’s College Politics Society. Guest speaker Alan Mak MP. Free.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, North Pallant. 10am-5pm. The Mythic Method – Classicism in British Art 1920-1950. Exploring how British artists drew on classical myth in a ‘return to order’ following the First World War. Open Saturday, Monday-Thursday. Opening times may vary. Call 01243 774 557 or visit pallant.org.uk.

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Paintings by Tracey Stephens. Free. Open every day. Opening times may vary. Call (023) 9238 7284.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall. 9am-5pm. The Isle of Wight Festival – 1968, 1969, 1970. Captivating images of artists, fans, and behind-the-scenes drama from some of the greatest music gatherings of all time. £3, concessions £2.50. Open Saturday, Monday-Thursday. Opening times may vary. Call (023) 9387 0200.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No6 Cinema, Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Francofonia (12A). Call 07435 029 408 or e-mail info@no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 7pm. Spike’s Leg-endary Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. Exactly what it says on the tin: all vinyl and all rock. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Halcyon. Mod/pop/rock band. Visit facebook.com/GoldenEagleSouthsea.

MARKETS

STUBBINGTON: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane. 9am-12pm. Country Market. Home-made cakes, savouries, gluten-free products, crafts, flowers, fruit and vegetables.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ashcrofts Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30 pm. Meet Fred. Fred is a two-foot tall cloth puppet that just wants to be a regular guy, but when threatened with losing his puppetry living allowance, Fred’s life begins to spiral out of control. Contains strong language and puppet nudity. £12.50, concessions £11.25 or visit ashcroft.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 7.30pm. Oddsocks presents The Jungle Book. Based on original stories from with a helping of Oddsocks humour. £16, concessions £14. Call (023) 9264 9000.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Dreamboats and Petticoats. Featuring classic tracks from Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury and many more. Call (023) 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTHSEA: Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront group walk. Suitable for all. Call (023) 9268 8390.

SATURDAY

CONCERTS

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Havant Chamber Orchestra. £20, concession rates apply. Call 01329 231942 or visit fernehamhall.co.uk.

DANCING

HORNDEAN: Horndean Technical College, Barton Cross. 7-11pm. Tea Dance with music by David Reed. £6 in advance, £7 on the door. Call (023) 0234 5885.

EVENTS

DENVILLES: Stride Centre. 2-4pm. Marvellous Magic Pop Up Event. Family afternoon with games, storytelling, crafts and more. Call (023) 9247 2700 or visit thespring.co.uk.

DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection. 2-4pm. Build@Church. A space for families to respond to bible stories creatively using Lego bricks. Visit farlingtonparish.co.uk/buildatchurch or call (023) 9275 4130.

GOSPORT: Abbeyfield, Privett Road. 2-4pm. Bargain sale. Second-hand clothes, shoes, ornaments and more. Call 07968 899 805.

HAVANT: Warblington School, Southleigh Road. 10am-4pm. Portsmouth Music Festival – Rock & Pop.

HAVANT: Park Community School, Middle Park Way. 9.30am-5pm. Portsmouth Music Festival – Speech & Drama.

SOUTHSEA: Blue Reef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Tunnel of Love for valentine’s couples. Enjoy a romantic stroll through the underwater tunnel of love. Call (023) 9287 5222 or visit bluereefaquarium.co.uk/portsmouth.

EXHIBITIONS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Rd. 10am-5pm. Royal Blood: Births, Battles and Beheadings. Celebrating Hampshire’s royal history through especially commissioned costumes and artefacts from seven pivotal periods. Free. Open every day. Opening times may vary. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No6 Cinema, Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Dirty Dancing (12A). Spending the summer at a resort with her family, Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman (Jennifer Grey) falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze). Call 07435 029 408 or e-mail info@no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road. 8pm. The Micky Kemp Band. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Little Comets. With special guests Eliza and the Bear. Call (023) 9229 3301 or visit wedgewood-rooms.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall. 7pm. The King is Back. Starring Ben Portsmouth as one of the best Elvis Presley tribute acts in the world. £25.85-£27.50. Call 0844 847 2362 or visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Skunk Funk . Fun rock band. Visit facebook.com/GoldenEagleSouthsea.

MARKETS

HAYLING ISLAND: United Reformed Church, Hallow Lane. 10am. Handmade & Vintage Valentine Market. 30 stalls and tombola in aid of local charities. Free. Call (023) 9378 0996.

STAGE

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 7.30pm. Abba Mania. The world’s number one touring Abba tribute. £21.50, concessions £19. Call (023) 9264 9000.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2.30 and 7.30pm. Dreamboats and Petticoats. See today.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido. 10.30am. Group walk along the foreshore footpath to the Mountbatten Centre and back. Call (023) 9284 1762.

PORTSMOUTH: Royal Naval Club & Royal Albert Yacht Club, Pembroke Road. 2pm. HMS Monitor M33: a Unique Survivor. Talk by David Lester. Call (023) 9283 1461.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road. Edward King & St James’ – Mental Health Care, 1926-1951. Talk by health professional Christine Lawrence. Free. Call (023) 9283 4779 or visit portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

sUNday

DANCING

FAREHAM: Wickham Centre, Mill Lane, PO17 5AL. 1.30-4pm. 50/50 ballroom, Latin American and sequence dancing. £3, includes tea, coffee and biscuits. Call 07980058310 or visit ballroomrazzamatazz.co.uk.

PARK GATE: Royal British Legion, Brook Lane. 7.30-10.30pm. Country & Western dance. £6.50, members £5. Call 01329 519 765.

EXHIBITIONS

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East St. 10am-5.30pm. Cicatrix – The Scar of a Healed Wound. A WW1 centenary project incorporating film, drawing and sound to show alternative insights into the WW1 aftermath. Free. Open Monday-Thursday. Opening times may vary. Call (023) 9247 2700.

EVENTS

DENVILLES: The Stride Centre, Springwood Avenue. 2-4pm. Marvellous Magic Pop-up event. See tomorrow.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 10.30am. Antiques and Collectors Fair. Thousands of nteresting items from 70 exhibitors. £1.50. Call 01243 788 596.

HAVANT: Park Community School, Middle Park Way. 9.30am-6.30pm. Portsmouth Music Festival – Speech & Drama.

HAVANT: Calvary Chapel, Barncroft Primary School, Park Lane. 10.30am-12.30pm. Worship and The Word. A service of encouragement and worship. Sunday school and creche available. Call 07879 130 499 or visit calvaryportsmouth.co.uk.

WATERLOOVILLE: Crookhorn College, Stakes Hill Road. 9.30am-8.30pm. Portsmouth Music Festival – Strings.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 7pm-12am. Broken-mic night. Hosted by Jay Groovara. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. The Girl from Mars. Experience Britpop as you’ve never seen or heard it before. £10. Call (023) 9229 3301 or visitwedgewood-rooms.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8-10.30pm. Milton James Hot Four. Traditional jazz band. Free.

MARKETS

HAYLING ISLAND: Eastoke Community Hall, Wheatlands Avenue. 10am-3pm. Market and car boot. Free. Table £8, bring your own for £6. Call (023) 9246 5263.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTCHESTER: Wicor Playing Field car park, Cranleigh Road. 1.30pm. Group Meon Walk. 6-mile walk along the shore past Cams Hall, Fareham Creek, and Fort Nelson. Call (023) 9255 2644 or visit ramblers.org.uk.

MILTON: The Good Companion, Moorings Way. 2.30pm. Milton Foreshore group walk. Through uneven footpaths to the shore. Call (023) 9284 1762.

MONDAY

DANCING

GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road. 1.30-4pm. Tea dance. £2.50, includes tea and biscuits.

HAYLING ISLAND: Community Centre, Station Road. 7-8pm. Ballroom and latin beginners class. £6. Call 07505 191596 or visit dancerevival.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Devonshire Avenue Baptist Church Hall. Ballroom and latin dance classes with Instep Dance Club. £5. Call 07722 040 483.

CROFTON: Community Centre, Stubbington Lane. 6.30-7.30pm. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800 299.

EVENTS

COWPLAIN: The Borrow Centre, London Road. 1.30-3.30pm. Bring your own knitting or embroidery and have some tea, cake and a chat. Call (023) 9261 5916.

FRATTON: Community Centre, Trafalgar Place. 10.30am-12pm. New Age Kurling. Fun competitive game that can be played by all. £3, first week free. Call (023) 9278 0500.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, Palmerston Road. 2-4pm. Relax with colouring. Beat stress and aid relaxation. All materials provided.

WALKS & TALKS

FRATTON: Bridge Centre. 10.30am. Victoria Park group walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly walk. Call (023) 9268 8390.

NORTH END: The Learning Place, Derby Road. 12.15pm. Learning Place group walk. Moderate walk to Stamshaw Foreshore. Not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs. Call (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier-to-pier group walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. Call (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Canoe Lake memorial. 1pm. Slow 30-minute group walk. Call (023) 9268 8390.

TUESDAY

COFFEE

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Catholic Church hall, South Place. 10am-1pm. Coffee, Cake and Lunch Tuesdays. In aid of local charities.

CONCERTS

COSHAM: Baptist Church, Havant Road. 7.15pm. Concert by Michael Wooldridge. Easy listening music for all to enjoy. £5. Call (023) 9237 6313.

DANCING

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Community Centre, Twyford Drive. 9.30-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800299.

TITCHFIELD: Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30-4pm. Tea dance. £2, includes tea and biscuits.

PORTSMOUTH: The Box, Commercial Road. 6.30-7.30pm. Jedha Fit Street Dance Class. High-intensity street dance training for all abilities and fitness levels. Call 07554 931 937.

EVENTS

PORTCHESTER: Community Centre, Westlands Grove. 1.30-3.30pm. Variety Club. £2.

GOSPORT: Brodrick Hall, Clayhall Road. 7.30-9.30pm. Scrap Happy Quilters. Non-members £3.50. Call 01329 231 790.

HAVANT: Avenue Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, PO9 2RS. 7pm. Bridge club. Beginners welcome but experience of bridge necessary. No need to bring a partner. Call 01243 372 718.

HAVANT: St Faith’s Church Hall, The Pallant. 7.30-9.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir rehearsal. Call (023) 9245 3634 or visit solentmalevoicechoir.org.

HAVANT: St Francis Church, Riders Lane, Leigh Park. 7.30-9.30pm. Staunton Park Genealogy Group meeting. Visit thestauntoninfo.org.

TITCHFIELD: Community Centre, Mill St. 9.30am. Titchfield Abbey WI meeting. Speaker from Waitrose store at Locks Heath. Tea and coffee.

WALKS & TALKS

BUCKLAND: Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw Foreshore group walk with views of Portchester Castle. Call (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Outside the Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Group walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. Call (023) 9268 8390.

WEDNESDAY

DANCING

SARISBURY GREEN: Community Centre, The Green, SO31 7AA. 8-10pm. 50/50 ballroom and sequence dancing. £2.50, includes tea and biscuits. Call 01489 573 114.

CROFTON: Community Centre, Stubbington Lane. 7-8pm. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800 299.

SOUTHSEA: Royal Beach Hotel. 1-4pm. Social dancing. Music by Steve Kingsley. Chance to win Sunday lunch for two at the hotel. £4.50. Call (023) 9273 1281.

EVENTS

CATHERINGTON: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Horndean Camera Club meeting. Speakers, competitions, and home evenings where members show their expertise in photography. Visit horndeancameraclub.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ashcrofts Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Open House. Opportunity for local artists, theatre makers, musicians and creatives to discuss how the Ashcroft can give support to the arts. Free, book in advance at ashcroft.org.uk.

FRATTON: Community Centre, Trafalgar Place. 10am-12pm. Circle of Friends Craft Group. £3, first session free. Cal (023) 9278 0500.

PORTCHESTER: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road. 11am. Storytime Session –Dazzling Dragons. Storytime session for children under five. Different theme every third Wednesday of the month. Free.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Rd. 10.15am. Melody Tots. For children under five. Call (023) 9281 4444.

PURBROOK: Christchurch Hall, London Road. 7.45-9pm. Free come and sing course. For six weeks. Suitable for new and experienced singers. Call 07796 136 487 or visit singinportsmouth.org.uk.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road. 8pm. Broadside Folk Club. Acoustic singaround.

STAGE

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East St. 7.30pm. Bench Theatre Company presents SIVE. A play by John B Keane. £9.50, concessions £7.50. Call (023) 9247 2700.

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk, PO1 2DD. 7.30pm. Silver Lining. Hilarious new comedy written by Sandi Toksvig telling the tale of five elderly ladies trading stories of their remarkable lives. Call (023) 9264 9000.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7pm. Gangsta Granny. Birmingham Stage Company presents David Walliams’ story of Ben’s adventures with his Gangsta Granny. Call (023) 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Group walk with views of the Spinnaker Tower. Call (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 10.30am. Baffins Pond/Milton Foreshore group walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. Call (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Canoe Lake Cafe, St Helens Parade. 10.30am.Canoe Lake/Southsea seafront group walk. Suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. Call (023) 9268 8390.

WORKSHOPS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 11.15am-12pm. Little Princess Galleries. For children under five. Hands-on fun and stories about the Little Princess. £1 for the make and take. Call (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, Gunwharf Quays. 10.30-11.30am. Mini Makers. Early years art activities. £3 per child. Call (023) 9277 8080.

THURSDAY

DANCING

GOSPORT: Alverbank Hotel. 8-11pm. Salsa class with Salsa Synergy UK. £6. Call 07979 800 299.

WATERLOOVILLE: St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Padnell Rad. 7-8pm and 8-9pm. Ballroom and latin beginners’ dance class. Call 07505 191 596 or visit dancerevival.co.uk.

EVENTS

COPNOR: Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch Club. Fresh lunch and entertainment. £3.95. Call (023) 9261 7890.

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road. 2-4pm. Relax with colouring. Beat stress and aid relaxation. All materials provided. Call (023) 9268 8259.

FRATTON: Community Centre, Trafalgar Place. 10.30am-12pm. Singing for Wellbeing. Lift the spirits, beat the blues and meet new friends. £3, first session free. Call (023) 9278 0500.

FRATTON: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place, PO1 5JJ. 2-4pm. Friendship Club. Different activities each week. £3, first session free. Call (023) 9278 0500.

GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, PO12 4NG. 3.30-4.30pm. Krafty Kids – Celebration Time! Make masks and streamers to celebrate Mardi Gras. Suitable for children aged five to 10. Free. Call (023) 9252 4608.

PORTCHESTER: Community Centre. 9.30-11am. Teeny Tots Freeflow Play Session. £2.50 per family, includes refreshments.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 12pm. Charity Lunch. In aid of Southern Domestic Abuse Services. Call (023) 9281 4444.

SOUTHSEA: St James’ Church Hall, Milton Road. 11am. Singercise. Activity session to music for older and disabled people to improve fitness. £2.50. Call 07754 528 814.

EXHIBITIONS

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, Gunwharf Quays. 5-8pm. 35 & Counting. Celebrating Aspex’s legacy of artist support with auction featuring donations from 29 artists in aid of future residencies. Call (023) 9277 8080.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No6 Cinema, Historic Dockyard. 4pm. Sully (12A). Call 07435 029 408.

PORTSMOUTH: No6 Cinema, Historic Dockyard. 7pm. I, Daniel Blake (PG). Call 07435 029 408.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Ashcrofts Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. A Brief History of The Protest Song. Performance by William Harper and Gareth Howells (members of Hobo Jones and the Junkyard Dogs and Bernis). £6 in advance, £7 on the door. Visit ashcroft.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 7pm. Broken-mic night. Hosted by Jay Groovara. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk.

MARKETS

EMSWORTH: Baptist Church Hall, North Street. 10am-12pm. Country Market. Cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh meat, eggs, plants and crafts.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall. 9.30-11.30am. St George’s Market. Eggs, crafts, cards, jewellery, woodwork, plants, cakes, preserves, honey and used books.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. That’ll Be The Day. the UK’s No1 Rock ‘n’ Roll variety production returns. £24. Call 01329 231 942 or visit fernehamhall.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East St. 7.30pm. Bench Theatre Company presents SIVE. A play by John B Keane. £9.50, concessions £7.50. Call (023) 9247 2700.

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 2.30 and 7.30pm. Silver Lining. See Wednesday.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 10.30am and 7pm. Gangsta Granny. See today.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: Discovery Centre. 7.30pm. War Horse. Military adviser Andrew Robertshaw gives an insight into his involvement in the film production. £5. Call (023) 9252 3463 .

HILSEA: Scott Road car park. 10.30am. Hilsea Lines group walk. Uneven footpaths take you around ‘Foxes Forest’. Call (023) 9268 8390.

HILSEA: Mountbatten Centre entrance of Alexandra Park. 6.30pm. Group walk. The flat, paved circular route follows the shore line along the pedestrian footpath up to Hilsea Lido and back. Call (023) 9284 1762.

WORKSHOPS

GOSPORT: Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-12pm. Try Before You Buy! A basic guide to what to look for when buying a computer or tablet. £10. Call (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall. 3.45pm. Recharge Singing Workshops for 55+. No audition required. £3. Call (023) 9387 0193.

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