What’s on around the area today
PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Ballroom and sequence
with music provided by Brenda & W Sounds. Admission £3. Enquiries (023) 9242 5331.
CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 10am-8pm. Living with dementia festival. Organised by the Chichester Cultural Learning Partnership. Events include craft workshops, interactive history sessions and a tea dance. Tickets must be booked in advance. Visit cft.org.uk/dementiafestival or contact the box office on 01243 781312.
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. Italian wine tasting evening. With a long history of winemaking, wine grapes are grown in all of Italy’s 20 regions. Trevor Elliott will present a selection of seven good quality Italian wines. Over 18s only.
Tickets £15. Contact 0845 603 5631 for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10.30am-12.30pm. Ching! Don’t drop that Ming vase. Object handling masterclass with collections manager Rosalinda Hardiman. Admission free. Ages 16+, booking essential. Contact (023) 9283 4744 for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Paulsgrove Healthy Living Centre, Allaway Avenue. 2pm-4pm. Paulsgrove friendship club. Tea, cake and great conversation. Admission £2. Contact (023) 9268 8705 for more details.
PORTSMOUTH: John Pounds Centre, 23 Queen Street, PO1 3HN. 7pm. Charity wrestling night. With VPW Wrestling, to raise money for both The Targeted Mentoring Support Service and Portsmouth Macmillan. Tickets £7, available at John Pounds Centre reception.
SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common, Duisburg Way, PO5 3SB. 12.30pm-9.30pm. Netherlands National Circus. A fast paced show featuring comedy, juggling, illusions, aerial performances, acrobatics and a flying trapeze. Accompanied by a live orchestra. For more information and specific show times contact 01132 602444 or visit netherlandscircus.com
SOUTHSEA: College auditorium, St John’s College, Grove Road South, PO5 3QW. 6pm-7.30pm. Portsmouth North candidates. Hear and question the parliamentary candidates for the city. Organised by St John’s College Politics Society. Refreshments provided and parking available.
COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. The paintings of Victoria Levy. Admission free. Cards by local artists on sale. Contact (023) 9238 7284 for more information.
FAREHAM: Health Centre/Library, West Street, Portchester. 9.30am-5pm, Saturday 9.30am-1pm. Portchester Past. An exhibition of photos of places and people. Organised by the Portchester Civic Society. Contact (023) 9238 2778.
GOSPORT: Gallery @ Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Paul Kidby: Discworld and Beyond. Paul Kidby’s exhibition showcases the book covers and illustrations for Pratchett’s novels. It also reveals Paul’s own projects influenced by British folklore and landscapes. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. Mon and Tues 10am-5.30pm, Wed-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Pass It On: Our History, Your Heritage. A revealing collection from the archives of Chichester Festival Theatre that allows for a unique insight into the
venue’s past. On display will be many items which have remained hidden away and unopened for decades, including photographs, letters, vintage costume and set designs and even antique props and models. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. Mon and Tues 10am-5.30pm, Wed-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Jewellers’ Showcase. Wendy Nutt and Jill Clark are exhibiting as visiting artists in the first half of 2015. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Pompey Prints. A rolling exhibition of prints which celebrate Portsmouth and Southsea as its subject, showcasing the work of artists who live locally. Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, south corridor, ground floor. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Portraits. This exhibition shows highlights from a series of photographic portraits of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra players. Admission free. Visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Castle Road: Exhibition. This is the first exhibition in a new project partnership between The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Cultural Trust. Castle Road features photographs by BA (Hons) photography alumnus Dainius Šciuka, from the ‘Taste the Street’ series, 2013-14. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk
PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3JL. Tea and pencils. Matthew Anstee presents work from his on-going collection ‘Cinefilms’, a playful and imaginative rendering of some of his favourite iconic, and cult classic films. Visit no6cinema.co.uk for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 7pm. Wild Tales (15).
Argentine black-comedy, formed of six separate stories based around the theme of violence and vengeance. Tickets £8, concessions £6.50. Contact 074350 29408 or visit no6cinema.co.uk for information.
COSHAM: The Manor House, Court Lane. 9pm. Stolen. Live music.
PORTSMOUTH: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, Eastney, PO4 9PN. Ade Cull’s 60th. Live band, with support from Steve Smith. All welcome.
SOUTHSEA: The Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3ST. 7pm. Public Service Broadcasting. Live music from London-based alternative indie-rock band. Tickets £19.25. Visit pyramids.co.uk for more information.
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Heartbreaker. Live music from the Led Zeppelin and rock covers band. Contact (023) 9282 1658 or visit goldeneaglesouthsea.co.uk for more information.
WATERLOOVILLE: The Woodman, London Road Purbrook, London Road, Purbrook, PO7 5LJ. 8.45pm. Glitterbugz. Live music.
CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.30pm. Way Upstream, preview. Four old friends, one cruising boat, two weeks off work, and the scenic River Orb. A play about friendship, love, desire and power. Tickets: £10, £25, £29, children £8.50.
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm. Sunshine On Leith. Performed by South Downe Musical Society, with music from The Proclaimers. Contact 01329 231942.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, Havant, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. Not Safe For Work. Play by Lucy Kirkwood, performed by Bench Theatre Company. Contact (023) 9247 2700.
PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Road, PO1 3BS. 7pm. The Jungle Book. Saved from the jaws of the evil tiger Shere Khan, young Mowgli is adopted by a wolf pack and taught the law of the jungle by lovable old Baloo the bear and Bhageera the panther. As part of the ‘Into the Woods Festival’, Groundlings Theatre will be transformed into a forest. No allocated seating is available, bring a cushion and sit amongst the forest fauna. Tickets £14, concessions £12, family ticket £42. Contact (023) 9273 7370 or visit groundlings.co.uk for bookings and information.
WATERLOOVILLE: Hambledon Village Hall, West Street, Hambledon. 8pm. A Month Of Sundays. Play by Bob Larbey, performed by Hambledon Arts Society Drama. Tickets £6 from People’s Market, Miller & Co, Ltd, Lotts Stores and Bobby Tomkins on (023) 9263 2851.
WALKS & TALKS
FARLINGTON: Meet in third car park at Farlington Marshes. Marshes walk.
Sturdy shoes for this walk across farmland and exposed open footpaths around
the marshes. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s independence & wellbeing team.
GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, Elson, PO12 4NG. 10am-11am. Seven good habits for good mental health. Talk by Carolyn Barber. Admission free, no need to book. Tea or coffee available for 20p.
SOUTHSEA: Meet at The Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3ST. 10.30am. Seafront walk . Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s independence & wellbeing team.