What’s on for Friday, January 23, 2015

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DANCING

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.

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. 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. 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: 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: 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: 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-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.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth History Centre, Central Library, Guildhall Square, PO1 2DX. Monday and Friday 9.30am-5pm, Tuesday-Thursday 9.30am-6pm, Saturday 10am-3.30pm. ‘Ripping Yarns’ and the Tale of the Forgotten Author. An exhibition charting the life and works of the Portsmouth born children’s adventure writer, Percy F. Westerman. Contact (0)23 9237 5594.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 7pm. Black Sea (15). Sacked from his last command, submariner Captain Robinson takes on a risky assignment to recover a hoard of Hitler’s gold from a sunken World War II submarine in the Black Sea. Tickets £8 for adults, £6.50 for students and seniors. For more details contact 07435 029408 or email bookings@no6cinema.co.uk

GIGS

EASTNEY: The Cellars, 56 Cromwell Road, Southsea, PO4 9PN. 7.30pm-11pm. Adam Double plus Tommy Ashby. Pop/singer-songwriter. Admission: £6 advance, £7 on the door. Call (023) 9282 6249.

GOSPORT: The Carisbrook Arms. 9pm. Madonna Tribute.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, 56 East St, PO9 1BS. 8pm. Martin Carthy. Admission: £14, concession £12.50. Vist thespring.co.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, 174 Milton Road, PO4 8PR. 7pm - late. Core Nation 4: Back To The Barn. With special guests Eufeion & Konekshon. UK Hardcore & Rave. Admission: £5 on the door, all night. Over 18’s only.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, Eastney, PO4 9PN. Non-stop 70s and 80s classics. Until late. Visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain Inn, 34 The Green, PO9 6AB. 8.30pm. Nuffing Yet. Free admission. Call (023) 9307 2783 after 5pm for more.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Somethin’ Else. Entertainment from the rock and sax band.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.30pm. To Kill A Mockingbird. Adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel, based on the novel by Harper Lee. Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm matinee. Admission: £12-£32. Call 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.45pm. Love, Loss and Chianti. A double bill by Christopher Reid. Devised for the stage by Robert Bathurst. Admission: £18-£22. Call 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk for more information.

CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane, PO8 0RB. 7.30pm. The Old Woman Who Lived In a Shoe. Traditional pantomime by Peter Scott, presented by the Windmill Players. Contact 01730 231474 for more information.

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.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 7pm. Cats. The Petersfield School presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical. Admission: £8, concessions £4. Call (023) 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk for more information.