What’s on for Friday, February 13, 2015

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DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30-4pm. Tea-Dance. Ballroom & sequence with

Brenda & W Sounds. Lunches available from midday. Admission £3. (023) 9242 5331.

SOUTHSEA: The Jolly Sailor, PO5 2EU. 8pm. Cuban Club. Learn five styles of latin dance to five styles of latin music. £4 admission with free introductory lesson.

EVENTS

GUNWHARF: Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TT. 7.30pm. Love Bites. Valentine’s Sparkling High Tea. A romantic evening of canapés, sweet treats, sumptuous scones and prosecco. Tickets: £70 per couple. Call (023) 9285 7520 or visit spinnakertower.co.uk for bookings and more information.

MILTON: The Beddow Library, Milton Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. Over 50s Social Club Meeting. The chance to meet new people and chat over a cup of tea. £1.50 group subs. Call (023) 9268 8705.

EXHIBITIONS

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

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road, PO16 7DX. Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9.30am-11.30am. Layers - Tina Gardiner. A collection of work exploring the use of layering dye, paints and stitchery. Tina is inspired by surrounding landscapes. Contact 01329 223100 or visit ashcroft.org.uk for more information.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-4pm. Light Fever. Photographic exhibition by 16 teenagers from the Portsmouth Autism Support Network. The teenagers have worked with digital artists Butterfly FX to produce this exhibition using light graffiti photographic techniques. Visit royalarmouries.org for more information.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Youth Open Art Competition and Exhibition. The gallery is inviting all young artists to submit original artwork in any medium for selection for the exhibition and a prize. Free admission. Call (023) 9252 3463 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. Wendy’s work is inspired by her love of nature and Jill’s designs are influenced by the simple shapes and clarity of form of the cultures of Ancient Egypt and prehistoric Britain. 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 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Weighing Anchor: An Artist at Sea On board HMS Argyll and Tireless. A body of work by Jules George depicting the experiences of HMS Argyll and the submarine HMS Tireless on active deployment. Admission free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 9272 7582.

PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Building, Middle Street, PO1 2DJ. 9am-5pm. Illustrated Menagerie. Illustrations by University of Portsmouth students and alumni. Admission free. Visit port.ac.uk/space for more information.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 7pm. The Theory Of Everything (12A). Biopic of scientist Stephen Hawking, following his years at Cambridge, his relationship with his wife and his life with motor neurone disease . Adult tickets £8, £6.50 for students and seniors. Call 07435 029408 for more.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: Railway Inn, 95 North Street, PO10 7PQ. Disco with Bex.

GOSPORT: The Windsor Castle, St. Tomas’s Road. 9-11pm. The Angie Haynes Band. Free entry.

MILTON: The Milton Arms, Milton Road, PO4 8PR, front bar. 8pm-late. International DJ Doctor Funkenstein. Playing a variety of songs including George Fornby. Free admission. Call (023) 9229 6352.

PORTSMOUTH: The Milton Arms, 174 Milton Road, PO4 8PR. 7.30pm-midnight. Dr Funkenstein. Disco, funk, soul and party anthems with the Doctor. Free entry all night. Over 18s only.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, 174 Milton Road, PO4 8PR. 7pm-late. Den Sessions. House, tech house, techno, bassline & garage with guests Hugo Adkins, Si Searle & friends. Free entry, all night. Over 18s only.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, Eastney, PO4 9PN. Spike’s Leg-endary Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain Inn, The Green, PO9 6AB. Nuffing Yet. 8.45pm-11pm. Contact (023) 9307 2783.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Kent Duchaine. Authentic delta slide blues.

WATERLOOVILLE: The Woodman, Purbrook. 8.45pm. Rustyn George Band.

STAGE

COSHAM: St. Philip’s Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, PO6 2TL. 7.45pm. Searching for Doctor Branovic. Comedy by David Tristam, presented by The Highbury Players. Contact (023) 9238 9359 for more information.