What’s on for Friday, April 3, 2015

The Lounge Kittens are Zan Lawther, Timia Gwendoline and Jenny Deacon. Picture by Paul Harries.

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What’s on around the area today

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, PO3 5XT. 8-11pm. Saturday dance. 50/50, ballroom and sequence dance. Admission £4, attendees are welcome to bring their own drinks. Raffle and tea, coffee and snacks sold in the break. Large car park.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. Over 60’s youth club.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5pm. Where’s Wilf? Easter trail. Wilfred the rabbit lived on board HMS Centurion but this Easter holiday he is hiding somewhere in the galleries. Follow the clues to track him down in this self-guided activity. Mini rabbit hunters can also borrow an under 5s sensory bunny bag to help them explore the museum. Visit historicdockyard.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5.30pm. Easter egg workshop. Colour your own designer egg, then cut it out and your design will be included on the giant decorated egg display. Free with an Action Stations single attraction ticket. Visit historicdockyard.co.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10.30am-4.30pm. Easter egg trail. The Easter bunny has hopped all over the ship, leaving a trail of Easter eggs behind him. Solve the clues to find the Easter eggs hidden on HMS Warrior. Visit historicdockyard.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TT. 10am-6pm. Celebrate with chocolate. The iconic tower will be celebrating its tenth Birthday over Bank Holiday weekend by inviting guests to decorate a sweet treat to a Birthday, Easter or spring time theme. Prizes will be given to the best decorated treats. Admission £9.50 adults, £8.50 concessions, £7.50 children. Visit spinnakertower.co.uk for more information.

SPARSHOLT: Sparsholt College, Westley Lane, SO21 2NF. 10am-4pm. Easter bunny and chick weekend. Families can follow Alice in Wonderland to meet the Easter bunny and chicks, find white rabbits on the Easter trail and see the Mad Hatter’s tea party. Tickets £15 per family (2 adults, 2 children), £5 per adult, £3.50 children. Under 3s free. Buy tickets online at sparsholt.ac.uk. For further information call 01962 776441 or email animalcentreevents@sparsholt.ac.uk

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. Midday. A service for Good Friday. Led by the young people and children of St Mary’s. For more information call (023) 9281 4444 or email office@portseaparish.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 1pm. Reflections on the Cross. A chance to be still and reflect on the significance of the cross. For more information call (023) 9281 4444 or email office@portseaparish.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street and St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street. 2pm. The Liturgy of the Cross. A chance to gather at the foot of the cross and pray. For more information call (023) 9281 4444 or email office@portseaparish.co.uk

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Gwenda Stephens and Belinda. Admission free. Contact (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-4pm. They That Are Left. Photographic exhibition by Brian David Stevens showing portraits of war veterans taken on Remembrance Sunday at The Cenotaph from 2002 to 2012. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org for more information.

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 for more information.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. Mon and Tues 10am-5.30pm, Wed-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm. These Stories Of Old Stones. Become immersed in and inspired by the long ago world of castles, chivalry, maidens and knights. Though now many of these once grand and imposing sites have fallen into ruins, they hold a fairytale appeal, with crumbling turrets, worn spiral staircases and doors to rooms that no longer exist. 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. Chris Briden: Street Art. Southampton-based artist Chris has developed a photorealist style after years of working within designated legal graffiti sites. 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: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Who’s Tommy Exhibition. Features touring exhibitions, and visitors are also able to enjoy rooms that reflect on Portsmouth music and the history of the Guildhall. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.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. 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: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Diversity: Exhibition. The next in a series of local artists to exhibit in the Guildhall Cafe is Carol Ellen Stickland. Carol is self-taught and explores and experiments with styles and media, ranging from Chinese brush and watercolour to mixed media with collage. Free admission. Visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information about this exhibition.

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.

GIGS

GOSPORT: The Vine, 64 Stoke Road, PO12 1PA. The 708 blues band. Live music.

SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue, PO4 0AW. 8pm-1am. Orange Street. Presenting Ska hits by Bad Manners, The Specials, The Beat, The Selector, Madness and more. Plus DJ Rob Moore. Tickets £6, available from the club or at wegottickets.com/event/305254. Contact (023) 9229 1198 or 07717 748491 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Wedgewood Rooms, 147B Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 8pm. It must be madness. Live music from Madness tribute band. With support from The Targets. Tickets £8. Visit wedgewood-rooms.co.uk for tickets and more information.

STAGE

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 8pm. Calamity Jane. The Watermill Theatre returns with a new production of musical Calamity Jane starring Jodie Prenger. Calamity Jane can outrun and outshoot any man in Deadwood but things don’t go too smoothly when she travels to Chicago and it takes her long standing enemy Wild Bill Hicock to make her see sense. Contact (023) 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk for more information.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTHSEA: Meet at The Pyramids Centre. 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’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

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