What’s on around the area today
SOUTHSEA: St John’s College, Grove Road South, PO5 3QW. 5pm–6pm. Musical March. Popular music concert. 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.
WINCHESTER: Winchester Guildhall, High Street, SO23 9GH. 11.30am-4pm and 6.30pm-11pm. Fifth Winchester real ale & cider festival. One of the three annual beer festivals run by the southern Hampshire CAMRA branch. Tickets £5, £10, £7 and £8 respectively.
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.
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 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.
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, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3JL. 7pm. Selma. This film focuses on Alabama, the city that Martin Luther King chose as pivotal to his efforts to persuade President Johnson to grant voting rights for all; a battle that proved bitter and often bloody. Tickets £8, £6.50 concessions. Contact 07435 029408 or visit no6cinema.co.uk for bookings and information.
PETERSFIELD: The Black Sheep, 1 Sheep Street, GU32 3JX. 8.45pm. Rustyn George Band.
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Trevor John. Rock and pop covers band.
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Oliver. Musical by Fareham musical society. Contact 01329 231942 for more details.
HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road. 7.45pm. Wife After Death. Comedy by Eric Chappell. Performed by HIADS. Contact (023) 9246 6363 for information.
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.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Cathedral, High Street. 7.30 pm. Inheritance. Performed by Riding Lights Theatre Company, this production weaves biblical passion into a dramatic narrative, exploring in
particular some of Jesus’ encounters with women in the gospels. Tickets £10, £8 concessions. Contact (023) 9282 3300 ext 234 for tickets and more information.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. The Ladykillers. Comedy by Graham Linehan, performed by CCADS. Contact (023) 9282 8282 for information.
STUBBINGTON: Crofton Theatre Hall, Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane. 7.30pm doors for 8pm start. Horror at Hadder Hall. Murder mystery evening by Christine Oliphant and the Lee Players. Nibbles provided, bring own drinks. Contact 01329 662128 for more information.