What’s on for Friday, January 16, 2015

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CONCERTS

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 8pm. Friday Night Is Music Night. BBC Concert Orchestra. Admission: £12-£32. Call 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea-dance. Ballroom and sequence with Brenda & W Sounds. Lunches available from midday. Admission £3. Contact (023) 9242 5331 for more information.

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

FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane. 9am-midday. Stubbington Country Market. Freshly made cakes and dairy products. Hand-made crafts.

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

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

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. Admission free. Contact (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries Museum, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am – 4pm. Inspired By...Facing-Recovering. This exhibition explores the complex issues injured soldiers face in their transition from military to civilian life. Through drawing, video and words a number of soldiers and veterans share their personal stories and experience of injury and post-traumatic stress disorder in what one veteran described as closure in ‘graphical evidence’. Suitable for over 16’s. Admission free. Call 0113 220 1888 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. 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: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Here & There: Vulcan Building. An exhibition of work by members of Aspex artists associates. This show, spread across two sites, will feature the work of 16 artists, working in a diverse range of media, styles and scale. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.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. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. South Central Group Exhibition. Aspex’s new open submission group exhibition, which seeks to highlight the work of emerging visual artists working in any media in the South of England. A winner will be chosen from this shortlist, who will then be supported by the team at Aspex to produce a solo exhibition. Visit aspex.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Building, Middle Street, PO1 2DJ. 9am-5pm. Design Thinking in Practice. A design technology exhibition by final year BSc (Hons) Digital Media students. Students from the School of Creative Technologies are being supported and mentored by IBM designers whilst responding to the brief to create an app to support parents who have adopted a child. The project was given an IBM ‘Design in the Community’ Award. Admission free. Visit port.ac.uk/space 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: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, south corridor, ground floor. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. 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-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm. Lines of Best Fit. Features existing artworks and two site specific drawings; created especially for the Aspex Guildhall space. Both artists have reacted within the limitations set by the space while continuing to expand the definition of ‘drawing’ within their current modes of practice. Visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk/your-visit/aspexguildhall for more information.

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.

GIGS

EASTNEY: The Cellars, 56 Cromwell Road, Southsea PO4 9PN. 7.30pm-11pm. Echo Boom Generation. Pop/rock. Admission: £6 advance, £7 on the door. Call (023) 9282 6249.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, Eastney, PO4 9PN. Spike’s Leg-endary Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. Visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

ROWLAND’S CASTLE: The Fountain Inn, 34 The Green, PO9 6AB. 8.30pm. The Cheese Doctors. Free admission. Call (023) 9307 2783 after 5pm for more.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Atomic Badger. Entertainment from the rock and pop covers band.

WINCHESTER: Boarhunt Blues Club, Trampers Lane. Kat & Co. Tickets £12.50. For more information contact (023) 9225 4909.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.45pm. Like Rabbits. By Lost Dog and Lucy Kirkwood. Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s short story Lappin and Lapinova.Admission: £16-£18. Call 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road, PO16 7DR. 7.30pm. Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell. By Keith Waterhouse based on the life and writings of Jeffrey Bernard. Admission £10. Call 01329 223100.

FAREHAM: 73 Saint Margarets Lane, PO14 4BG, 7.30pm. Misery. The Titchfield Festival Theatre plays host to a production of Misery by Stephen King, adapted for the stage by Simon Moore. Author Paul Sheldon finds himself trapped in the home of an obsessed fan after a car accident. Tickets: £8-11, call 01329 556156 or visit titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com for more information.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. The Snow Queen. Play with music by Ron Nicol. Performed by The Havant Dynamo Youth Theatre. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road. 7.30pm, Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. Traditional pantomime by Alan P. Frayn. Performed by HIADS. Tickets: £8, £6 for children. Contact (023) 9246 6363 for more information.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: The Parish Centre, Green Road, Alverstoke, PO12 2ET. 7.30pm. Whales and Dolphins Talk. Given by expert enthusiast Nick Armitage and arranged by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Admission £2.50, students and children £1. Refreshments included. All welcome.