What’s on for Friday, March 27, 2015

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CONCERTS

SOUTHSEA: St John’s College Chapel, Grove Road South, PO5 3QW. 1.10pm–1.40pm. Musical March. St John’s College wind band: closing concert. For more information visit stjohnscollege.co.uk

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Ballroom and sequence

with music provided by Brenda & W Sounds. Admission £3. For further information contact (023) 9242 5331.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Somethin’ Else. Rock and sax band.

EVENTS:

GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, Elson, PO12 2NG. 10-11am. Monthly coffee morning. With a talk from Stuart Courtney about life and living in Thailand. Admission free.

PORTSMOUTH: Healthy Living Centre, Allaway Avenue, Paulsgrove. 2-4pm. Paulsgrove friendship club. Tea, cake, activities and a warm welcome. Admission £2.

EXHIBITIONS:

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.

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

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

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

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-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Castle Road: Exhibition. This is the first exhibition in a new project partnership between 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.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema,

Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3JL. 7pm. White God (15). When Lili is forced to give up her beloved dog Hagen because its mixed-breed heritage is deemed “unfit” by The State, she and the dog begin a dangerous journey back towards each other. Tickets £8, £6.50 concessions. Contact 07435 029408 or visit no6cinema.co.uk for bookings and more information.

GIGS

GOSPORT: The Carisbrooke Arms. 9pm. Diana Ross tribute.

PORTSMOUTH: The Compass Rose, Anchorage Park. 9pm. Whitney Houston tribute.

STAGE

WATERLOOVILLE: Merchistoun Hall, Horndean. 7.30pm. A Jolly Sinister Jape. By Elliot Strange. Set in the 1920’s, four characters are stranded in a large house in the country in a thunderstorm with the phone cut off. Tickets £6, available on the door or can be reserved by phoning (023) 9278 5800. Visit horndeanamdram.com for more information.

WATERLOOVILLE: Merchistoun Hall, Horndean. 7.30pm. White Lies. By Richard James. Four old university chums meet up again after 30 years for a meal and talk. Bea is concerned only with herself and her own success, and doesn’t care about the casual way she has hurt or used the others in the past, and the other ladies decide it’s time for payback. But their little revenge stunt goes a little further than they planned. Tickets £6, available on the door or can be reserved by phoning (023) 9278 5800. Visit horndeanamdram.com for more information.

WATERLOOVILLE: Merchistoun Hall, 106 Portsmouth Road, Horndean, PO8 9LJ. 7.30pm. An Inspector Calls. By J.B Priestley and performed by Horndean Amateur Theatrical Society. Tickets £6. Contact (023) 9278 5800 for more information and bookings.