What’s on around the area today
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. Rob Johnston. An evening of live music from guitarist Rob Johnston, playing instrumental, traditional, contemporary acoustic, classical and world music. Tickets £5. Contact (023) 9252 3463 to book.
SOUTHSEA: St John’s College, Grove Road South, PO5 3QW. 1.10-1.40pm. Musical March. Organ recital. For more information visit stjohnscollege.co.uk
SOUTHSEA: St John’s Cathedral, Bishop Crispian Way, PO5 3QW. 4-5pm. Musical March. Chapel Choir sings for the National Society of Cathedral Choirs. For more information visit stjohnscollege.co.uk
PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30-4pm. Tea dance. Ballroom and sequence with
Brenda & W Sounds. Lunches available from midday. Admission £3. Contact (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.
EMSWORTH: Various venues. 10am-9pm. Emsworth Comic Relief 2015. A programme of events to celebrate Emsworth’s title as the first ever Red Nose town. All day fancy dress.
10am, special charity fashion show at The Deck Cafe. Tickets £10, telephone 01243 376161 to book. 6pm-9pm, silent disco in the town’s main square. 7.30pm, BBC Radio comedian Eric McGonagall. For more information visit emsworth.org.uk
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.
FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane. 9am-midday. Stubbington country market. Freshly made cakes and dairy products. Hand-made crafts.
PORTSMOUTH: Healthy Living Centre, Allaway Avenue. 2-4pm. Paulsgrove friendship club. Tea, cake, activities and a warm welcome. Admission £2.
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. Haslar Hospital – The Splendour and Decline. Haslar stands ready to serve in a new chapter. With the building empty Philip Woolway ARPS photographically captures Haslar in its current state. Admission free.
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
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. Mon and Tues 10am-5.30pm, Wed-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Beetles, bugs and minibeasts. Some of the dead beetles, bugs and minibeasts collected by artist and local resident Becky Dunn over the last 30 years. 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: 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 for more information.
SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, 19-21 Palmerston Road, PO5 3QQ. 9.30am-5pm. Arthur and George Exhibition. A joint exhibition from The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection at Portsmouth City Council and the forthcoming ITV production in which Martin Clunes plays Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Admission free. Contact (023) 9281 9311 or visit conandoylecollection.co.uk for information.
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 for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 7pm. American Sniper (15). Bradley Cooper plays a rifleman charged with taking down dangerous targets in Iraq. Adult tickets £8, £6.50 for students and seniors. Call 074350 29408 for more information.
HORNDEAN: Horndean College of Technology, Barton Cross, PO8 9PQ. 6pm. James House. Tickets £15. Country artist James House with support acts Lass Vegas and Luke & Mel.
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Kent Duchaine. Authentic Delta slide blues.
PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street, PO1 3BS. 8pm. Hedda Gabbler. Returning from her honeymoon and already bored with her marriage, Hedda finds herself caught between the brilliant but dissolute Eilert Loevborg and the clutches of the predatory Judge Brack. Adult tickets £10, concessions £8. Performed by award winning Groundlings Adult Drama School. Contact (023) 9273 7370 or visit groundlings.co.uk for information and bookings.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 2pm and 7.30pm. The Woman In Black. Stage adaptation of the supernatural thriller. Contact (023) 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk for bookings and information.